Monday, September 8, 2014

WA State RAI Coordinator/Case Mix Accuracy Review Program Manager at the Dept. of Social and Health Services

WA State RAI Coordinator/Case Mix Accuracy Review Program Manager 08642
Opening Date/Time: Thu. 09/04/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 09/14/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $68,520.00 - $88,560.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent
Location: Thurston County – Lacey, Washington
Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services


The ALTSA Vision is: Seniors and people with disabilities living with good health, independence, dignity, and control over the decisions that affect their lives.

WA State RAI Coordinator/Case Mix Accuracy Review Program Manager – Become Part of a Treasured Team
If you are a passionate professional with imagination and inspiration, who enjoys thinking outside of the box; flourish in an energetic place but thrive for a chance to come up with new ideas. If this is you then we have a tremendous opportunity for you.

Why choose the Department of Social and Health Services?
- Great benefits,
- Team-oriented culture,
- Balance of family and work life in a wonderful community,
- Opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.


Residential Care Services Division is seeking an assertive individual, effective communicator with strong experience in training to fill our WA State RAI Coordinator/Case Mix Accuracy Review Program Manager positionon a temporary basis in our Lacey Office. The duration of this appointment is expected to last 9 months.

Lacey, WA is located on the southern tip of the Puget Sound with a glorious view of Mt Rainier. Lacey is a place that has something for everyone, it has several recreation services, arts and events. With Clean air, clean water, a healthy economy and close proximity to major cities is what makes this community one of the most desirable places to live and work.

Program Profile:
Aging and Long Term Support Administration(ALTSA), Residential Care Services Division (RCS) is responsible for the state licensure and over-sight of nursing homes, assisted living facilities (previously known as boarding homes), and adult family homes, and certification and oversight of community residential service and support service (CCRSS) providers. RCS also serves as delegated federal State Agency responsible for the Medicaid and/or Medicare certification of Nursing Homes and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) facilities through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). RCS oversees more than 3600 facilities, and as many as 67,000 vulnerable residents served by these programs each day.

Your next calling:
As the WA State RAI Coordinator/Case Mix Accuracy Review Program Manageryou will coordinate statewide Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) activity, and is designated as the senior RAI nursing consultant and Case-Mix Accuracy Review (CMAR) subject matter expert for the Department. You will provide clinical consultation and ongoing training to both department and nursing home staff statewide. The manager advises CMS on local state issues and advises the leadership team regarding implications of federal changes. You will write training curriculum for nurses and other clinical staff, adapts CMS training curriculum for Washington State, and monitors federal regulations and policies affecting nursing homes as they relate to RAI activities. In addition, as the Case-Mix Accuracy Review specialist, the manager also provides data analysis and summary reporting of the work done by CMAR nurses for performance measurement and trending, in order to assist and advise the Office Chief of Consumer Services and the rest of the RCS management team to include the director, assistant director, other office chiefs and district administrators in monitoring the effectiveness and the compliance with federal funding requirements for this program

As the WA State RAI Coordinator/Case Mix Accuracy Review Program Manager you will ensure that compliance and consistent application of federal guidelines related to the accuracy of resident assessments for long term care residents living in licensed and certified nursing homes is accomplished.

Some of the major duties for this position:
Functions as a senior RAI Nursing Consultant and Case-Mix Specialist for the department; Examples include:
- Provide federally mandated statewide clinical consultation and ongoing training to department staff and nursing home clinical staff.
- Provide ongoing training and assistance to Swing Bed Providers related to completion and transmission of the Swing Bed RAI.
- Manage, write and implement the CMAR/MDS training curriculum for nurses and other clinical staff.
- Adapt CMS training curriculum for WA State.
- Monitor federal regulations and RAI policies affecting nursing homes.
- Serve as the sole staff for the statewide RAI clinical help-line.
- Obtain, review, and comprehensively interpret information from federal and state data systems- to include: MDS outcome reports, laws and regulations, consultative technical experts inside CMS, sub-contractors, the department, and private contracted entities. Provides updates, briefings and advises to RCS management to include the director, assistant director, office chiefs, and district administrators.
- Oversee, generate the CMAR report on a quarterly basis and provides data analysis of CMAR reports. Provides advice, guidance and timely briefing to RCS management on the agency’s compliance with federal expectations.
- Evaluate and produce reports as needed from materials/data gathered for clinical training, consultation, and to facilitate management decisions.
- Analyze and interpret complex data and complex systems information for multiple audiences, including: computer programmers/database administrators, program staff and WA state nursing homes.


From the hiring authority’s perspective, viable and competitive candidates should meet or exceed all of these qualifications:

- A current Washington State Registered Nurse License, a Bachelor of Science (BSN) in nursing from an accredited college or university, and /or a Master’s degree in nursing or an allied field.
- Must be experienced in all aspects of nursing, including at least 2 years of experience in Geriatrics. In addition, this position requires 2 years of experience in utilizing the federal Resident Assessment instrument.
- Knowledge of and experience in applying project management methodologies, best practices, tools and techniques.
- Working knowledge of the RCWs and WACs related to licensing and certification of long term care providers, DSHS, and the program and services provided by ADSA.
- Overall knowledge and understanding of state and federal laws around the protection of vulnerable adults living in a certified and licensed settings.
- Proficient in understanding application of information technology systems, their potential and ability to communicate, work with information technology staff.



Required Competencies:
- Ability to demonstrate critical reliability and thinking characteristics to meet the demands of the workplace. These characteristics include ethics and integrity, analytical thinking, creative and innovative thinking, problem solving, accountability, judgment, and decisiveness.
- Demonstrate characteristics related to the quality, scope, and awareness involved in individual and group dealings. Characteristics include conflict management, diplomacy, diversity, and negotiating.
- Convey the missions and goals of the department in clear, timely, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others and help accomplish the desired outcome for the department.
- Able to successfully perform the essential functions described in PDF.
- Apply expert level system analysis skills to formulate solutions to complex business problems through the use of automation technology.
- Able to effectively communicate in verbal and written formats to RCS customers, internal and external.
- Proficient at building and cultivating cooperative working relationships with other agencies, administrative divisions, and diverse internal and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrate knowledge of critical thinking and the impacts of change in the scope of work and delivery of services to RCS customers.
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to:
- Organize and prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
- Make critical decisions.
- Utilize available resource effectively/efficiently.
- Work independently.
- Guide and direct workgroup(s) in developing and implementing business and technology practices and solutions.
- Able to provide outstanding customer service.
- Ability to understand the elements of the ADSA/RCS strategic plan related to IT development and meets changing business needs and access information.
- Ability to learn and maintain knowledge of current practices and procedures in RCS.
- Ability to interpret data and devise plan of actions to address areas of concerns.


From the hiring authority’s perspective, viable and competitive candidates will have some or all of these qualifications:
- Must be experienced in all aspects of nursing, including at least 3 years of experience in Geriatrics. In addition, this position requires 2 years of experience in utilizing the federal Resident Assessment instrument.
- Experience analyzing, designing, or programming computer systems applications or database
- Knowledge of and experience applying project management methodologies, best practices, tools and techniques.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Able to provide outstanding customer service.
- Ability to learn and maintain knowledge of current practices and procedures in RCS.
- Ability to interpret data and devise plan of actions to address areas of concerns.
- Knowledge of State laws and regulations, requirements, and interpretations governing Nursing Homes, Boarding Homes and Adult Family Homes licensing procedures.
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to:
- Organize and prioritize a wide range of responsibilities.
- Make critical decisions.
- Utilize available resources effectively/efficiently.
- Work independently.
- Quality management strategies.
- Leading and facilitation diverse groups.
- Analyzing and recommending solutions to complex and/or sensitive matters.
- Detail oriented.


Application Instructions:
Interested and qualified applicants need to apply through www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to their profile:

- A cover letter explaining the following: how you meet the required and preferred education, knowledge, skills and abilities of the position.
- Chronological resume.
- Three professional references, including current supervisor


Failure to submit any of the above attachments will result in being disqualified from being considered for this position.

Other Information:
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the recruiter at (253) 983-6575. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Contact Us: For inquiries about this position please contact the recruiter, Angel Correa, at 253.983.6575 or angel.correa@dshs.wa.gov (preferred) and reference *08642*

Office Assistant 3 at the Tacoma Community College

Job Title: Office Assistant 3
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 09/16/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $2,161.00 - $2,855.00 Monthly
$25,932.00 - $34,260.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Main Campus, 6501 S 19th Street, Tacoma WA 98466, Washington


This position serves as the point of contact for the Executive Administrative Offices providing professional and courteous customer service to campus visitors, faculty and staff contributing to a positive learning and working environment. This position performs a variety of confidential, complex and routine clerical duties and assignments in support of the President’s Office and the Office of Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs including Organizational Learning & Effectiveness. This position supports administrators, staff and faculty in their work to promote and create learning, achieve equity and engage community.This position reports to the Executive Assistant to the President.

Essential Functions:
- Serve as the receptionist to the TCC Executive Offices. Answer telephones and respond to inquiries while providing outstanding customer service. Greet, receive and refer visitors in the President’s Office.
- Opens screens and distributes mail to appropriate staff.
- Provides clerical support to the President’s Office and Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs including Organizational Learning & Effectiveness. Prepare forms, correspondence, reports including merging records and databases.
- Monitor budget, prepare travel and various expense authorizations and vouchers. Reconcile p-card statements.
- Create and maintain files. Perform electronic mail tasks using Outlook.
- Prepare orders and maintain inventory of office equipment and office supplies; receive and verify incoming orders. Operate and maintain office equipment.
- Provide administrative support to Executive Assistant and Special Assistant to the President including meeting preparation and monthly meeting mailings including board and committee packets.
- Manage and maintain the Curricunet software/data base program updating, report generation, and assisting faculty, program chairs and other departments on projects and other uses of the curriculum data. Attend Curriculum Committee Meetings. Process faculty personnel action forms (PAFs), collate instructional assessment data, and post assessment data and Curriculum committee minutes to the portal.
- Monitor the college committee and task force portal site ensuring committees are posting current descriptions, membership and minutes to the portal. Maintain the College Administrative Manual on college portal and post and maintain portal/website for the Office of the President
- Support the Director of Marketing, Communications & Social Media coordinating, attending and taking minutes at Legislative Connection Committee Meetings. Coordinate and prepare materials for legislator meetings with the President. Prepare reports for Public Disclosure Commission for Director and President.
- Coordinate receptions hosted by the President for faculty, staff and retirees.
- Serve as member of Retirees’ Reception Committee representing the President’s Office. Prepare invitations and assists in maintaining the Retirees data base.
- Responsible for preparing and mailing Commencement invitations, maintaining data base for Commencement and receiving RSVP’s. Assist Special Assistant to the President at Commencement.
- Representing the President’s Office, serve on the Safety Committee
- Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications
- High school graduation or equivalent.
- Two years full-time equivalent experiencing providing office, clerical or secretarial support.
- Intermediate word processing, spreadsheet, and database skills.

Preferred Qualifications
- Associates degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
- Advanced word processing, spreadsheet, and database skills.


Conditions of Employment
- Successfully pass a criminal history background check prior to employment.
- Confidentiality agreement.


The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent customer service skills; including establishing, building, and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.
- Developed organization and time-management skills.
- An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
- Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
- Ability to be self-directed and work independently in a team environment.
- Ability to analyze and problem solve.
- Respond to difficult, stressful, or sensitive interpersonal situations in ways that minimize potential conflict and maintain good working relationships among internal and external clientele.
- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
- The ability to multi-task and use time management techniques to complete work within given time periods.


Application Process:
Application Material & Procedures
Complete application packages must include the following:
1. Tacoma Community College online application form.
2. Resume and cover letter - In your cover letter, describe how your background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications for this position.

Terms of Employment
This is a full time classified position scheduled to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The salary range for this position is $2,161.00 - $2,855.00 per month. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet business and department needs. Tacoma Community College offers a generous benefits package to include: life, health, dental and long-term disability insurance, state retirement, vacation leave, sick leave and holiday pay. A collective bargaining agreement exists and membership in the Washington Federation of State Employees or payment of a service fee is required within 30 calendar days of employment. The layoff unit for this position is “All Other WFSE Classified”.

Revenue Agent 1 at the Dept. of Revenue

Revenue Agent 1 (Mainstream)-Tumwater (08651)
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 09/02/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 09/14/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $2,789.00 - $3,631.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, Washington
Department: Dept. of Revenue
Print Job Information Apply


Are you looking for a challenge? Would you get a sense of accomplishment educating and assisting delinquent taxpayers on what they can do to save their business from being shut down. If you would get a sense of accomplishment convincing a taxpayer to voluntarily pay their taxes, this opportunity is for you!

Work in a dynamic learning organization with great leaders and talented co-workers! Department of Revenue prides itself in being a work life balance organization with growth opportunities and tuition reimbursement.

The Department of Revenue Compliance Division has a career opportunity for Revenue Agent 1 (Mainstream) located in Tumwater,WA.

Please review the opportunity details below or forward this message to interested candidates.

Vision
To achieve the highest level of voluntary compliance and customer service through collaboration and innovation.

Mission
To fairly and efficiently collect revenues and administer programs to fund public services, and advocate sound tax policy.

Goals
Make conducting business with the Department as clear, simple, and efficient as possible.

Develop, retain, and value a high quality diverse workforce.

Promote fairness and consistency in the development and application of tax law.

Promote correct and timely reporting and payment of taxes.

Promote Efficiency and Protect the Agency’s Integrity.

Click here to find out more about Department of Revenue

Primary Duties
You’ll educate business owners and provide instruction on their filing obligations such as tax liabilities, deadlines and reporting requirements as outlined in state tax laws, department policies and procedures over the phone in a fast-paced environment. When managing taxpayers with delinquent accounts; it’s important you are professional, respectful and provide the information to the taxpayer in a quick and efficient manner. A key to success in this position is the ability to be patient to hear the taxpayer’s concerns, yet befirm enoughto explain the consequences of not paying the delinquent taxes and following through with the action if the taxpayer is unresponsive. Your ability to talk on the phone, type notes into the department’s computer system and direct the taxpayers to tax information on our website quickly using clear communication skills is essential in this job.

Additionally, you’ll be responsible for:
- Educating and advising taxpayers personally and by telephone of their tax liabilities/responsibilities, filing deadlines, payment obligations as outlined in state tax laws, department policies and procedures.
- Taking enforced collection action against non-compliant taxpayers which can include bank/wage garnishments and revocation of business registration certificates.
- Contacting taxpayers who have delinquent accounts by using professional techniques in telephone use and correspondence to determine and collectthe outstanding tax liability.
- Conducting field work and investigation on delinquent accounts at taxpayer places of business, job sites, and residence.
- Obtaining full payment and negotiating payment agreements based on analysis and verification of financial information.
- Continuously update histories and Taxpayer information on appropriate agency computer systems.

We’re seeking professionals with:
- Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, accounting, communications, finance,economics, political science,criminal justice, law, sociology, or psychology (degree must be from an accredited college or university by the U.S. Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation [CHEA]).

OR

- Two years experience as a Tax Service Representative, Tax Information Specialist or other tax collection experience in the Department of Revenue.

OR
- Experience may be substituted year for year for education in any of the following areas:


o Experience directly responsible for collecting or attempting to collect debts owed or due from an individual or any kind of business entity.
o Experience in law enforcement, adjustment of claims, investigations involving personal background, business practices or fraud.

The successful candidate must:
o Possess clear communication skills to work with customers in person or over the telephone, sometimes in confrontational situations.
o Communicate clearly and effectively in writing.
o Travel to taxpayer businesses to conduct field investigations.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following skills while assisting taxpayers:
o Keyboard/type notes proficiently and accurately into appropriate agency computer systems during telephone conversation
o Move between computer screens to find information quickly to answer taxpayers’ questions

***To be considered for a Revenue Agent position, you must have complied with Washington state tax laws. The Department of Revenue is committed to ensuring all employees perform in a manner warranting the highest degree of public confidence and demonstrates the highest level of ethics and integrity. During the hiring process, the Compliance Division will review the Department of Revenue records to ensure you have complied with Washington state tax laws. ***

HOW TO APPLY
To be considered for this opportunity, you MUST provide a complete online application with the materials listed below.

1. Go to www.careers.wa.gov.
2. Click the “Look for Jobs” button
3. Check the “Dept. of Revenue” box in the Department section.
4. Click the “Apply Search” button.
5. Click ‘Revenue Agent 1 (Mainstream)-Tumwater (08651)’.
6. Click the “Apply” button.
7. Follow the online application instructions to complete the online application & attach these materials:
- Cover letter, summarizing how you qualify
- Resume
8. Complete the supplemental questionnaire.

Questions?
Email Jobs@dor.wa.gov or call (360) 704-5724.


Supplemental Information:
The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful.

We’re looking for evidence that you have the skills, experience, and abilities indicated in this announcement. Information you provide will be used for deciding who'll be selected for the next step in our process.

Prior to any new appointment into the Department of Revenue, a background check will be conducted.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Department of Revenue and the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA) which contains a "union security" provision. This means that, as a condition of employment, you must either join the union and pay union dues or pay the union a representational or other fee within 30 days of the date you are put into pay status.

The Washington State Department of Revenue is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at (360) 725-7501. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Administrative Coordinator at the University of Washington Tacoma

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Req #: 111843
Department: UW TACOMA - INTERDISCIPLINRY A&S
Job Location: UW Tacoma
Posting Date: 08/29/2014
Closing Info: 09/23/2014
Salary: $2607 - $3460
Union Position: Yes


This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information

The University of Washington, Tacoma is a growing metropolitan university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.

Our UW Tacoma Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) has an outstanding opportunity for an Administrative Coordinator. This individual will provide support for Division Chairs with scheduling, hiring, and curriculum development procedures. IAS offers 14 majors/concentrations, 16 minors/certificate programs, and has over 100 full-time faculty members and hires an additional 30 part-time lecturers every quarter. Under the general supervision of the IAS program administrator, the individual in this position works independently and has primary responsibility for data management and administrative support to two of the six IAS Divisions.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

Administrative Support:
- Provide ongoing support to Divisions in scheduling of classes and act as liaison with the IAS scheduling staff;
- In coordination with the Assistant to the Dean and Division Chairs, assist in recruitment, hiring, and onboarding process for part-time lecturers;
- Coordinate voting process for hiring part-time lectures;
- Query SIS-student database (Access) to respond to staff needs;
- Assist faculty in filling supply orders;
- Attend division meetings, IAS staff meetings, and majors meetings. Take and disseminate notes.
- Keep division calendar up to date and in sync with IAS master calendar;
- Update website for division keeping information current and accurate;
- Update divisional newsletter and post to web;
- Assist Dean of IAS and Director of Administration & Operations in scheduling meetings;
- Coordinate IAS events as required;
- Reconcile procurement cards;
- Assist with travel reimbursements and fund tracking;
- Assist with ordering supplies and small equipment as needed;
- Provide backup support to other Administrative Coordinators and Program Assistant as needed;
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Faculty Support Responsibilities:
- Collect and organize copies of course syllabi from faculty;
- Collect and post faculty CV and publications to website;
- Track faculty absences and assist class cancellations as are requested by faculty;
- Orient and assist new faculty in learning UW Tacoma/IAS policies and procedures.
- Act as main liaison for faculty to division chairs and the IAS Executive Leadership Team

Student Communication Responsibilities:
- Communicate with students as directed by Division Chairs and IAS Curriculum Management staff;
- Coordinate issuing course entry codes to students (involves checking student status and fulfillment of prerequisites);
- Manage divisional listserv.

Customer service and public contact:
Serve as back up support to IAS front office staff communicating via phone, email, and in person with students, faculty, and staff with IAS, UW Tacoma, and the public.

Competitive candidates will have excellent oral and written communication skills, possess strong customer-service skills, have the ability to develop effective working relationships among staff, faculty, students and other members of the UW and UW Tacoma community, have the ability to work with various and occasionally competing priorities and time-sensitive situations and information, and will have experience working with a diverse population.

REQUIREMENTS:
• High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience working in an academic office environment involving extensive contact with students and faculty.
• Experience in providing administrative support, overseeing and executing office operations.
• Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills.
• Experience working with a diverse population.
• Ability to develop effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and other members of the UW and UW Tacoma community.
• Ability to work independently and within a team atmosphere
• Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications and experience performing complex functions (including mail merges and producing reports and charts) using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Access).
• Proficiency in updating web content preferably using Drupal.
• Excellent organizational skills
• Detail oriented

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Experience in higher education
• Experience with scheduling software and processes
• Experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and other UW online tools
• Experience with University of Washington Student Database and other online University administrative systems
• Experience with the UW Tacoma Student Information System
• Knowledge of UW Tacoma/IAS curricula, policies and procedures

Condition of Employment:

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Associate Planner - Habitat Conservation Plan Biologist

Job Title:
Associate Planner - Habitat Conservation Plan Biologist

Closing Date/Time:
Fri. 09/05/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary:
$4,520.00 - $6,027.00 Monthly

Job Type:
Regular w/ End Date Employee

Location:
Thurston County, Washington

Department:
Resource Stewardship


Provides support in the development and implementation of habitat conservation planning for the County.

Performs a wide variety of professional level land development project reviews. Responsibilities include evaluating complex development proposals for compliance with County land use and environmental regulations and policies.

This is a grant funded position which has an emphasis on knowledge of the South Puget Sound prairie ecosystem and other plant and animal species being considered for inclusion in the Thurston County Habitat Conservation Plan.Coordinates the review of assigned projects and proposals, including various technical reports and documents relating to wetlands, prairies, and project design, among others, with all other appropriate County departments and outside agencies. Communicates with applicants and outside agencies on a regular basis throughout the process.

Performs project reviews for compliance with Critical Areas Ordinance. Collects and analyzes pertinent information and prepares written staff reports and other related reports to detail findings.

Formulates planning decisions and recommendations. Presents findings and recommendations to the Hearing Examiner. Presents staff report or other planning information at public hearings and responds to any inquiries.

Provides information regarding the habitat conservation planning process, environmental review, and other applicable regulations and policies and plans. Provides assistance and information to the public at the permit assistance counter, in written correspondence, and by phone on an on-going basis.

Participates in review and drafting of new ordinances and ordinance amendments for presentation to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners. Provides staff support to appointed committees on habitat conservation issues, planning issues, environmental regulations as they relate to endangered species and their habitats, or special studies.


Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Earth Science, Biology, Environmental Planning or a closely related field.
- Three years of professional level current, long range planning and/or environmental work experience, with an emphasis on project management and public contact.
- Ability to utilize a personal computer and related software packages to perform word processing, information retrieval and tracking.
- Current Washington State Driver's License or have requested and obtained an appropriate accommodation.


Desired Skills:

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with other staff, property owners, developers, contractors, public officials, the general public, and representatives of other agencies.
• Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Environmental Science, biology, or related field is preferred.
• Biological background and work experience focusing on prairie and aquatic species and habitats; including prairie, wetlands and/or riparian habitats.
• Ability to assess habitat, evaluate ecological impacts, and devise impact avoidance.
• Knowledge of conservation planning, preserve protection, and habitat management.
• Ability to conduct effective research and evaluate complex data to prepare clear and concise written and oral reports.
• Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, maps, and engineering drawings.
• Ability to read, interpret, and apply work related codes, ordinances, legal property descriptions, and other regulations and guidelines.
• Knowledge of local government and political decision-making processes.
• Ability to develop and write plans based on an analysis of data and ongoing citizen and agency input.
• Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups regarding complex or controversial planning policies or regulations.



Other Position Related Information:

The interview process for this position will include preparation of a staff report and presentation. Details will be provided at the interview stage.

Please review and respond to the supplemental questions. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for answers to the supplemental questions. Suplemental questions may be attached in a separate document.

This position has an end date of December 31, 2015.

Contact Person: Jeremy Davis (360) 786-5490 Ext. 7010

This position is:
- NOT represented by a union
- NOT classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Eligible for benefits

Items required for consideration:
- Application
- Letter of Interest
- Resume
- Supplemental Questions

Administrative Specialist at Puget Sound Energy

At Puget Sound Energy (PSE) we have a long tradition of service, and an exciting and innovative future ahead!
Consider PSE for the next step in your career.

Administrative Specialist #92118

Puget Sound Energy’s Safety Department is looking for an Administrative Specialist to join our team! This position will perform basic data gathering, data entry, and research in support of management as well as organize and coordinate meetings for department personnel. This person must have the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information, meet deadlines, use independent and discretionary judgment, and coordinate tasks and assignments simultaneously, as well as interact at the Officer level with professionalism. They will need to use various computer applications to create charts, correspondence, reports and other work as needed. This person should be highly motivated and ready to assist with a diverse project portfolio in a fast paced department.

This is an excellent opportunity to play an integral role within PSE to help us better serve the environment, our customers and the communities in which they live. PSE provides an environment where all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to achieve maximum performance. We offer a comprehensive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan and an employee assistance and wellness program. Gain the energy to do great things through a career with Puget Sound Energy!

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• High School education or equivalent
• Extensive experience using word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software
• Previous administrative support experience

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Communications
• Experience working on deadline focused projects
• Experience working in a utility
• Experience using SAP
• Superior attention to detail
• Advanced organizational/multi-tasking skills
• Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
• Strong written/verbal skills

PSE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

Please apply online at http://www.PSE.com/careers

Nursing Home Surveyor (Nursing Consultant Institutional) at the Dept. of Social and Health Services

Nursing Home Surveyor (Nursing Consultant Institutional) 08641
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 09/02/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 09/16/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $4,614.00 - $7,565.00 Monthly
$55,368.00 - $90,780.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, Washington
Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services
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Description Benefits Supplemental Questions



The ALTSA Vision is: Seniors and people with disabilities living with good health, independence, dignity, and control over the decisions that affect their lives.

If you are a Nursing Professional who enjoys traveling; someone who thrives in a demanding environment and is ready to move your career forward; and is passionate about human services - then we have an excellent opportunity for you.

Why work for The Department of Social and Health Services?

Because we offer:
Great benefits,
Team-oriented culture,
Balance of family and work life in a wonderful community,
Opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.

Residential Care Services Division (RCS) is seeking a confident, effective communicator with a strong background in clinical nursing to fill our Nursing Home Surveyor position in our Tumwater office.

Your next calling:
As a Nursing Home Surveyor you will be conducting onsite nursing home full surveys and abbreviated (complaint investigations) for state licensure and/or federal certification. Your responsibilities include the performance of all survey activities as listed in the State Operations Manual and applicable state procedures as well as accurate communication of findings to nursing home management orally and in writing. You will serve as a resource person to allied health peers.

Some of the major duties for this position:
- Conduct surveys and complaint investigations.
- Initiate and complete accurate timely reports.
- Conduct interviews with individual residents, resident family members and other community representatives to obtain information regarding practices of providers and residents’ satisfaction with the care and services provided by the facility.
- Serve as the team leader for designated surveys which includes planning the survey, making team assignments, problem solving, chairing the team meetings, communication of findings to the facility as well as briefing upper management to include team recommendations.
- Recognize and analyze deficient practice and effectively communicate to team members, other department staff and provider staff.
- Extensive traveling throughout Region 3.

From the hiring authority’s perspective, viable and competitive candidates will meet or exceed all of these qualifications:
- Master’s degree in Nursing (preferable including or supplemented by approved curriculum in public health nursing) who have three years of - clinical experience in the field of nursing, and a valid Washington State license to practice as a registered professional nurse.
Or
- Nursing professionals with a Bachelor’s degree involving a major study in nursing who have six years of clinical experience in the field of nursing, and a valid Washington State license to practice as a registered professional nurse.

Application Instructions:
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically only. Please click on the large apply button at the top of this announcement. If you have not done so previously, you will need to set up an account profile.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and enter 08641 in Keywords. Click "Apply Search."

To be considered for this position:
1. Complete the “work experience” section of your application. Comments such as “see resume” or “on file” will be considered incomplete and may not be considered to move forward in the selection process
2. If you have a Foreign Degree you MUST attach the US equivalency.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" will disqualify you from further consideration

Other Information:
NOTE: These positions are covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Therefore, as a condition of employment, candidates who are appointed are required to become members of the SEIU, or pay other representational fees within the first 30 days of employment.

NOTE: Background checks are required for employees and applicants considered for this position within DSHS. Employees/applicants will be required to sign a release authorizing the background check. Failure to do so shall disqualify the applicant from employment in these positions. Information obtained from background checks will not necessarily preclude employment.

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the recruiter at (253) 983-6575. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Contact Us: For inquiries about this position or issues applying please contact the recruiter, Angel Correa, at 253.983.6575 or angel.correa@dshs.wa.gov (preferred) and reference *08641*


E-commerce Technician at Express Employment Professionals

This is a great opportunity for someone that is looking for a part time flexible position that would allow them to work from home!
Our client is looking for someone to help them manage their e-commerce platform and internal data bases. The ideal candidate will have advanced Microsoft Access skills, experience working with an ecommerce platform and basic HTML.

This is an ongoing contract position of around 20 hours per week that can be done remotely from home on a flexible schedule. The pay is DOE $15-17/hr.

While working for Express you are eligible for Vacation & Holiday Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision, 401K and Scholarship Benefits.

Express Employment Professionals - Tacoma
5821 So Sprague Ct #101
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253)475-6855

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Senior Engineer at Puget Sound Energy

At Puget Sound Energy (PSE) we have a long tradition of service, and an exciting and
innovative future ahead!

Consider PSE for the next step in your career.

Senior Engineer or Below #89756
Puget Sound Energy’s Mint Farm Generating Station is looking for a Senior Engineer or below, depending on qualifications, to join our team! The Mint Farm Generating Station can produce 310 megawatts of electricity when running at maximum capacity. That is enough power to meet the peak electricity demand of about 230,000 households! PSE needs an Engineer that will, under minimal supervision of more experienced staff, prepare engineering plans, designs, specifications, standards, cost estimates, system studies, and other such evaluations. The Engineer also works on project teams to support the successful completion of projects designed to reinforce the energy delivery or power generation systems. Work on assignments is also performed with the goal of growing the engineers’ technical and managerial knowledge about PSE processes and systems, while supporting operations when needed.

This is an excellent opportunity to play an integral role within PSE to help us better serve the environment, our customers and the communities in which they live. PSE provides an environment where all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to achieve maximum performance. We offer a comprehensive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan and an employee assistance and wellness program. Gain the energy to do great things through a career with Puget Sound Energy!

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manage (or assist in managing) the plant Computer Maintenance Management System
(CMMS) and scheduling process.
- Function as both the Project Manager and Project Engineer for plant managed Capital
and O&M projects.
- Provide engineering, scheduling and technical support to plant management and crews
for planned and unplanned plant maintenance.
- Manage site reliability initiatives such as Root Cause Analysis, Preventive/Predictive Maintenance, and Lubrication.
- Work with plant management and PSE Compliance Group to assure regulatory
compliance of the facility.
- Participate in selection, administration and oversight of any contractors performing
maintenance work at the plant.
- Participate in development of plant O&M and capital budgets.
- Assures technical quality of work performed by plant operating personnel and
contractors.
- Perform periodic plant efficiency tests and publish results as required.
- Provide oversight for plant controls software and hardware configuration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil or other appropriate
engineering field
- Substantial experience in planning, design, specification preparation, maintenance,
project cost estimating and scheduling (typically achieved after 7 years’ practice as a degreed engineer for the senior level).
- Demonstrated organization, documentation, prioritization, and project management skills.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience working with both internal and external customers on projects.
- Experience with process or generating plant systems, programmable logic controllers,
and control system design.
- Experience working with CMMS, preferably SAP
- Experience with coordinating external consultants in the execution of a project.
- Possession of EIT certificate and ability to acquire PE license
- Knowledge of engineering economics and analysis.

This position will be filled by a Senior Engineer, Engineer or Associate Engineer depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

PSE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.
Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation
with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing
department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

Please apply online at http://www.PSE.com/careers

Educational Advocacy Regional Coordinator at Treehouse

Educational Advocacy Regional Coordinator - Bellingham, Mount Vernon, and the surrounding area

About Treehouse:
Join a team that is passionately committed to helping every child in foster care succeed in school and in life! Treehouse staff and volunteers improve educational outcomes for youth in foster care by providing direct service education support and access to essential needs that all kids equally deserve. We also work at the legislative level to help develop, lead, and pass landmark reforms to reduce the inequities in the system that limit our youth from achieving their full potential.

Treehouse is a well-loved, community-based agency uniquely committed to partnering with school systems, government agencies, caregivers, social workers, and funders to change the trajectory of kids in foster care by helping them make it to graduation day and beyond. Our goal is for foster youth in King County to graduate high school at the same rate as their peers with a plan for their future.

The Position:
Treehouse currently has an opening for a full-time (40 hours per week) Educational Advocacy Regional Coordinator covering Bellingham, Mount Vernon, and the surrounding area. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, Monday through Friday during business hours. This position is on an 11-month work schedule, with a 4-week furlough each year in July.

Key accountabilities for this position are:
• Improve educational outcomes for youth in foster care by providing effective educational planning and advocacy for youth, caregivers and social workers.
• Ensure that youth’s rights are upheld under federal and Washington State education law.
• Advise youth about course selection, self-advocacy, and exploring post-secondary options.
• Track all direct,consultation and I&R advocacy in the database, including intake assessment, efforts, and semester assessments with outcomes.
• Present trainings to caregivers, social workers and community partners.
• Manage regular caseload of 35-45 youth.
• Consistent data collection, entry, and ongoing evaluation.

The job description and application instructions are listed on our website at: http://www.treehouseforkids.org/about/careers/job-openings/

This position is open until September 15, 2014.

Salary and Benefits:
The hourly range for this position is $17.26 to $20.48, depending on experience, for an 11-month work schedule. Treehouse offers a generous benefits’ package. Medical, dental and vision benefits paid by employer are offered with this position, as well as a matching 403b plan, long-term disability, life insurance, paid holidays and Staff Appreciation days, and 20 days Paid Time Off accrued by the end of the first year. Dependent medical benefits are offered at employee cost.

Treehouse is committed to building a diverse staff equipped with cultural knowledge sets and skills needed to provide equitable and responsive services for foster youth and caregivers. An Affirmative Action form can be found in the job posting on our website, to be completed and included with your application on a voluntary basis.

Program Specialist 2 at the Evergreen State College

Program Specialist 2 - Gateways for Incarcerated Youth
This is a project position that is grant funded through December 31, 2015 with continuation dependent on additional funding.

Bulletin number: 2014-033SM

Opens: August 28, 2014

Closing date: September 8, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PST

Note: The College will be closed on September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.

The Evergreen State College is committed to prohibiting discrimination and to building a diverse faculty and staff. We strongly encourage qualified persons of all races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, people with disabilities, persons over forty, women, Vietnam Era and disabled veterans to apply.

SPECIAL NOTE
There is a part time, overtime eligible, project position working .875 FTE (35 hours per week) with Gateways for Incarcerated Youth at The Evergreen State College. This project position is grant funded through December 31, 2015 with continuation dependent on additional funding.

COLLEGE PROFILE
The Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs. The college has a vibrant undergraduate program, graduate programs, and public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting. The college values a student-centered learning environment, a link between theory and practice, and a multicultural community of diverse faculty, students and staff working together. For more information about Evergreen, please visit our college catalog or our website: http://www.evergreen.edu

COMPENSATION
- Salary is $2,407.13 - $3,208.63 per month of .875 FTE work.
- Experience and training may be considered in salary placement.
- A full state benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For more information about Evergreen's excellent employee benefits, please view http://www.evergreen.edu/payroll/employeebenefits.htm
- Staff are eligible for a free local bus/transit pass.
- Permanent status employees that work 0.5 FTE or more are eligible for the tuition waiver program.

POSITION PURPOSE
This position is an advocate for the Gateways for Incarcerated Youth program model and is responsible for working with program staff and stakeholders to plan strategic expansion, publicize educational impacts on incarcerated young men of color, and generate additional funding support.

PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY
Gateways for Incarcerated Youth is committed to serving young men of color with asset-based, innovative strategies to transform health and education inequities, including under-representation of men of color in higher education. Education has been identified as a key strategy to break the cycle of disproportionate minority confinement for young men of color and to reduce the recidivism rate for juvenile offenders. Gateways offers on-site education programs at facilities for juvenile offenders in Washington State.

Under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, Gateways seeks to expand to the state juvenile incarceration system serving young men. Our unique model brings college students to the institutions to work as peer mentors, tutors, and co-learners with incarcerated youth. The National Prison Studies Project describes Gateways as “one of the only organizations that works with youth and emphasizes the importance of culturally relevant education through a popular education/participatory research approach.”

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor's degree.
- Program experience with Gateways for Incarcerated Youth.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Develop and implement communication strategies to promote Gateways including creating print materials, distributing traditional and social media, tabling, delivering presentations, facilitating workshops, and maintaining the program’s website.
- In collaboration with the Gateways Manager and coordination with the Foundation at Evergreen, establish and implement a fundraising plan including events, identifying funding sources, soliciting donations, cultivating supporters, and maintaining contact with Gateways student alumni.
- Lead public awareness campaigns including networking with local, state, and national partners, and follow policy changes that impact incarcerated youth.
- Assist other Gateways staff in grant writing including researching funding sources and eligibility criteria.
- Collect narrative and quantitative data, compile and input results, and prepare results/reports.
- Gather testimonials, perform general data collection, and
- Work with Gateways Youth Advisory Board members on research and advocacy projects; serve as a mentor for the Youth Advisory Board members.
- Supplement current programs with specific content workshops at Green Hill School on topics such as youth transitions, telling your story, public speaking, etc.
- Utilize existing documentation including curriculum, lesson plans, etc. to promote Gateways culturally relevant, popular education model.
- Attend partnership meetings.
- May perform field supervisor duties for interns with an outreach focus.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Working knowledge of the Washington State Juvenile Justice System specifically the Juvenile Justice and Rehabilitation Administration (JJRA).
- Commitment to practice of multiculturalism and group dynamics.
- Knowledge of academic issues pertaining to culturally diverse incarcerated student populations.
- Ability to work effectively with and demonstrate passion for people, particularly youth, of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
- Skill in networking and conducting extensive advocacy and outreach to advance program objectives.
- Working knowledge of and commitment to the tenets of Community-based Participatory Research and Popular Education and an understanding of Disproportionate Minority Contact.
- Strong interpersonal skills in one-on-one situations, small groups, public presentations, and workshops; ability to communicate complex information succinctly with internal and external constituents in a professional and respectful manner.
- Ability to coordinate meetings, events, and fundraising efforts.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access; ability to use desktop and online publishing programs; ability to update and maintain websites and utilize social media.
- Skill in and ability to produce reports and outreach materials and respond to a variety of requests for information.
- Ability to be a self-starter and work independently and collaboratively with minimal supervision.
- Ability to work with unexpected barriers.
- Ability to foster and maintain outstandingly good working relationships on campus and in community partnerships including across institutional sectors including with other state agencies like JJRA.
- Ability to problem-solve, analyze, and communicate synthesized information.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Excellent written communications, proofreading, and editing skills.
- Skill in and ability to mentor and lead the work of others.
- Ability to travel to various work locations and work occasional evenings and/or weekends.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three days of beginning work.
- This position is assigned to part of the college that is covered by a union shop provision and a collective bargaining agreement. Employees are required to pay an amount equal to the fees or dues required to be a member of the union to the Washington Federation of State Employees within thirty days of their date of hire.
- Must obtain clearance from Green Hill School JJRA facility.
- Must have the ability to travel and work in off-site locations.
- Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
- May be required to pass a pre-employment background check


APPLICATION PROCESS

TO SUCCESSFULLY APPLY AND BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT ALL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

1. Possess the skills and abilities required to perform the position;
2. Complete the General Application form (Word | PDF); and
3. Complete a Key Skills and Abilities Inventory form (Word | PDF) to indicate your ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
4. An Affirmative Action Data Sheet (Word | PDF). Note: Submission of this statistical information is voluntary.

Please carefully read the job bulletin and submit all requested items by the closing date listed above. The committee in its screening of applicants will assume your abilities and experience include only those elements specifically documented within your application materials. By submitting a completed application for this position you are acknowledging that all of the information that you have submitted to apply for this job is true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that The Evergreen State College may verify this information and that untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if you are hired. If invited for an on-campus interview, you may be required to pay your own travel expenses

Materials may be submitted using any one of the following options:

Email: jobline@evergreen.edu
Mail: The Evergreen State College
Human Resource Services, Library Bldg Room 3102
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
Fax: (360) 867-6823
Or in person to the Human Resource Services office, Library Building room 3102.

Application materials submitted to the College become property of the College and will not be returned.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, call the Human Resource Services Office at (360) 867-5361 (voice), or (360) 867-6834 (TTY) or email your request to jobline@evergreen.edu.

Forms and Records Analyst 3 at the Evergreen State College

Forms and Records Analyst 3 - Registration and Records (Internal Only)
Bulletin number: 2014-032SM

Opens: August 22, 2014

Closing date: September 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Note: The College will be closed on September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.

The Evergreen State College is committed to prohibiting discrimination and to building a diverse faculty and staff. We strongly encourage qualified persons of all races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, people with disabilities, persons over forty, women, Vietnam Era and disabled veterans to apply.

SPECIAL NOTE
There is currently one full-time, overtime-eligible Forms and Records Analyst 3 position available on the Olympia Campus of The Evergreen State College. The candidate pool established from this announcement may be used to fill comparable permanent, full-time, part-time, and temporary vacancies in the future.

COLLEGE PROFILE
The Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs. The college has a vibrant undergraduate program, graduate programs, and public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting. The college values a student-centered learning environment, a link between theory and practice, and a multicultural community of diverse faculty, students and staff working together. For more information about Evergreen, please visit our college catalog or our website: http://www.evergreen.edu

COMPENSATION
- Salary is $3,094 - $4,155 per month of full time work.
- Experience and training may be considered in salary placement.
- A full state benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For more information about Evergreen's excellent employee benefits, please view http://www.evergreen.edu/payroll/employeebenefits.htm
- Staff are eligible for a free local bus/transit pass.
- Permanent status employees that work 0.5 FTE or more are eligible for the tuition waiver program.

POSITION PURPOSE
This position is the Associate Registrar’s designee and “go-to” person in the development and maintenance of the registration and imaging system and performs work specific to student-related technology, including integrated student records systems and imaging systems. Participate as a key member of the Banner Users Group. Assist in the design the layout and processes of all the technology used by the Registration and Records office. Coordinate and maintain all aspects of the student record systems to include training of all staff, documenting procedures and creating training manuals. Coordinate and maintain all aspects of imaging system used for transcript production. Update registration and graduation related database forms, web pages and Wikis. Serve as initial contact for all technical systems for internal and external purposes. Explore future technologies appropriate to office and college functions.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Two years of experience working with complex electronic forms, databases or records management systems in a college Registration office or similar setting.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Test, update, and maintain the user-end portion of the Registration module for the student information system; participate in all aspects of system upgrades and maintenance to include training, documentation of issues, and version upgrades.
- Develop, maintain, and update, on a quarterly basis, system controls and dates for web registration and online graduation application.
- Generate and transmit monthly reports to the National Student Clearinghouse regarding student enrollment and degree awards; research and resolve conflicts between Banner student and Clearinghouse data.
- In collaboration with other Registration staff, respond to requests for data including creating and running queries.
- Coordinate with Administrative Computing to develop and implement reports as needed.
- Systems Analysts when needed.
- Research, document, and update deceased student records.
- Troubleshoot and resolve business processes related to student records systems, imaged and online, and transcript production.
- Troubleshoot login issues related to my.evergreen.edu, especially “former student login” issues.
- Regularly review, maintain, and update registration web pages and wikis including information and instructions on the web, both static web pages and within Banner Self-Service via the Webtailor interface.
- Manage the resolution of duplicate records created in the integrated student database by working with all the offices using the system as well as the Administrative Computing team.
- Document office procedures and processes to provide training for all staff on office systems within Registration and Records with regular attention to reviewing current business processes for better service.
- Design and produce ID cards for students, faculty, and staff; maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot system problems including working with outside vendor for solutions; serve as liaison to a variety of offices that utilize ID cards.
- Serve as a liaison to Computing and Communication staff; implement, test software, and report findings to analysts.
- Attend weekly technology meetings.
- Maintain and update the graduation website, in collaboration with Enrollment Services.
- Create and launch online student self-service votes for graduation-related issues.
- Train staff and students in other areas on registration, Banner, and my.evergreen.
- Participate in all aspects of quarterly registration periods.
- Provide telephone support and reception backup as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of complex integrated databases from the end user perspective.
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
- Strong understanding of college registration concepts and processes
- Must be organized and productive with extreme attention to detail.
- Skill in collecting and analyzing data and producing reports.
- Skill in and ability to support information technology systems including test, update, and maintain as necessary and collaborate effectively with technical computing staff.
- Proficiency with computer hardware and software including Microsoft office (Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), web publishing software and wikis, Adobe Suite including InDesign, etc.
- Skill in and ability to document information and train others in the use of systems and established processes.
- Ability to communicate effectively (written and interpersonally) with both technical and non-technical parties.
- Effective interpersonal skills and abilities to establish and maintain professional working relationships with others.
- Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment with faculty, staff, students, vendors, and the public in a customer service setting that requires consensus building.
- Ability to plan, execute, and complete projects in timely fashion.
- Able to troubleshoot and test computing systems, in particular for version upgrades.
- Ability to create, organize, and maintain records, documentation, and files.
- Able to collaborate and work in a team atmosphere.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records.
- Knowledge of Forena reports.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three days of beginning work.
- This position is assigned to part of the college that is covered by a union shop provision and a collective bargaining agreement. Employees are required to pay an amount equal to the fees or dues required to be a member of the union to the Washington Federation of State Employees within thirty days of their date of hire.
- May be required to pass a pre-employment background check.


APPLICATION PROCESS

TO SUCCESSFULLY APPLY AND BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT ALL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

1. Possess the skills and abilities required to perform the position;
2. Complete the General Application form (Word | PDF); and
3. Complete a Key Skills and Abilities Inventory form (Word | PDF) to indicate your ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
4. An Affirmative Action Data Sheet (Word | PDF). Note: Submission of this statistical information is voluntary.

Please carefully read the job bulletin and submit all requested items by the closing date listed above. The committee in its screening of applicants will assume your abilities and experience include only those elements specifically documented within your application materials. By submitting a completed application for this position you are acknowledging that all of the information that you have submitted to apply for this job is true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that The Evergreen State College may verify this information and that untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if you are hired. If invited for an on-campus interview, you may be required to pay your own travel expenses

Materials may be submitted using any one of the following options:

Email: jobline@evergreen.edu
Mail: The Evergreen State College
Human Resource Services, Library Bldg Room 3102
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
Fax: (360) 867-6823
Or in person to the Human Resource Services office, Library Building room 3102.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, call the Human Resource Services Office at (360) 867-5361 (voice), or (360) 867-6834 (TTY) or email your request to jobline@evergreen.edu.

Application materials submitted to the College become property of the College and will not be returned.

Digital Sales Speciliast for KIRO-TV

DIGITAL SALES SPECIALIST

Summary:
The Digital Sales Specialist will work with the media sales team to grow digital revenue by accompanying the media sales team in the field to conduct customer needs analysis and present client facing solutions. The Digital Sales Specialist must understand all CMG Local Solutions digital product offerings and how to leverage them to meet the client’s strategic objectives. Digital assets include all kirotv.com core products and platforms inclusive of display advertising, streaming media, and native advertising. The Digital Sales Specialist will also leverage 3rd party ad products including but not limited to reach extension, SEM/SEO and social media. The Digital Sales Specialist must be analytical, organized, solution minded, consultative and customer centric.

Digital Sales Planning, Project Management, Execution and Fulfillment:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Support Media Sales Team on digital advertising sales calls
- Perform customer needs analysis (CNA) in the field to uncover client’s goals and strategic objectives
- From CNA create custom strategies and tactics to achieve client’s goals and format into custom client facing proposals
* SEM: Perform keyword research and create reach and CPC estimates
* SEO: Perform SEO analysis and recommendations in coordination with elements and structure of websites and web pages
* Targeting/Retargeting: Perform reach estimates for display and pre-roll
* KIROTV.com: Appropriate use of products to fulfill client needs or compliment SEM, SEO and/or targeting/retargeting.
- Present proposal to client
- Assist National Sales Department with digital RFP’s for National clients
• Digital Product expert to be a resource to Media Sales Team
- Understand and communicate the “consumer path to purchase” theory and how specific digital products relate
- Recommend specific digital services to support the different areas in the “sales funnel”
- Evaluate CMG’s digital product offering against customer's needs, budget and competitors' offerings.
* Products include but not limited to Display, Streaming, Reach Extension, SEM/SEO. Native advertising and Social Media
- Communicate specific product specifications and processes to clients to ensure quality and timely execution of purchased products
- Provide a consultation to advertisers on social media best practices and participate in social media engagement
• Works with Media Sales Team, clients and ad trafficking to deliver a superior return on investment for our customers’ advertising
- Once the campaign is underway, work with clients, CMG Central Ad ops, CMG Ad Studio and CMG SEM/SEO team to interpret results and optimize the campaign against key performance indicators
- Set up research studies for clients including view through studies
- Work with client’s Google Analytics to help analyze campaign effectiveness
• Serve as project manager between sales, CMG’s centralized trafficking, CMG Ad Studio for ad creation and CMG SEM/SEO team
• At the end of the campaign, create custom performance reports that effectively analyze how the customer goals were met or exceeded with the goal of increasing retention and upsell
• Trouble shoot invoicing/reconciliation with 3rd Party reporting and Co-op
• Point person for AE’s, sales managers, clients, and various station departments including Research, News, Sales and Promotions to provide a full suite of sales materials
• Point person between sales, promotions, production, research, programming, public affairs, and web/digital media in fulfillment of the sales process for stations initiatives like High School Sports
• Point person for the promotions department to implement all sales promotions.
• Work with the News Department and Digital web team on web, APP, WAP and other digital analytics.

Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Advanced digital industry knowledge about digital products including display advertising, streaming, native advertising, social media, SEM/SEO and reach extension products.
• Advanced digital industry knowledge about Website analytics including compiling usage reports and interpreting results.
- ClickFuel
- Google Analytics
- Adobe Omniture
- comScore
• Must be highly proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong problem solving skills including identifying campaign pitfalls and providing custom solutions
• Analytical in nature with a firm grasp of numbers and attention to detail
• Strong time management and organization skills
• Ability to work independently with little supervision
• Can easily identify priority items and complete in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
• Must possess positive customer service attitude with both internal and external contacts; flexible, patient, courteous, professional and problem solver

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (B.A) from four-year college or university in digital marketing, digital advertising and/or digital sales; and 4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Valid driver’s license with good driving record is required.

Other Skills and Abilities:
* Must have good working knowledge of internet and mobile media platforms, terminology, and analytics.
* Must be highly proficient with SEM and SEO estimating tools, current IAB.net guidelines for display advertising, conducting customer needs analysis, and presenting technical information to large groups.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions (driving to and from clients/agencies).

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Hours are irregular and often exceed a 40-hour week (preparation, travel and entertainment), based on business demand. Hours may include evenings and weekends.

To apply to an open position at KIRO-TV, submit your application via the Cox Media Group Careers website at: http://coxmediagroup.com/careers
Internal applicants must apply through InSite or CMGConnex.

Digital Content Producer (Part-time) for KIRO-TV

DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER (Part-time)
The Digital Content Producer for KIRO-TV produces and maintains the content for kirotv.com and related online platforms with the goal of building an audience of loyal, local visitors.

Responsibilities:
• Write and adapt broadcast content for website, working closely with KIRO’s news department to ensure continuity with KIRO News coverage.
• Create significant, original, locally focused stories for KIRO 7’s digital platforms.
• Create engaging content on Facebook, Twitter and other web platforms that draw viewers to the web and television.
• Participate in the creative development and technical implementation of online content for the website.
• Work collaboratively with marketing, technology programming, news and sales departments to meet performance goals.
• This position is primarily responsible for covering evening hours.
• Other duties as assigned.

Specific Skills:
• Have sound news judgment
• Attention to detail
• Initiative and drive in a deadline-driven environment
• Energy and follow-up
• Innovation
• Collaboration with teammates
• Tolerance for stress
• Strong communication skills

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree with 3 or more years of related experience (website development, publication or production and reporting).

To apply to an open position at KIRO-TV, submit your application via the Cox Media Group Careers website at: http://coxmediagroup.com/careers
Internal applicants must apply through InSite or CMGConnex.

Digital Content Producer at KIRO-TV

DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER (Full-time)

The Digital Content Producer for KIRO-TV produces and maintains the content for kirotv.com and related online platforms with the goal of building an audience of loyal, local visitors.

Responsibilities:
• Write and adapt broadcast content for website, working closely with KIRO’s news department to ensure continuity with KIRO News coverage.
• Create significant, original, locally focused stories for KIRO 7’s digital platforms.
• Create engaging content on Facebook, Twitter and other web platforms that draw viewers to the web and television.
• Participate in the creative development and technical implementation of online content for the website.
• Work collaboratively with marketing, technology programming, news and sales departments to meet performance goals.
• This position is primarily responsible for covering evening hours.
• Other duties as assigned.

Specific Skills:
• Have sound news judgment
• Attention to detail
• Initiative and drive in a deadline-driven environment
• Energy and follow-up
• Innovation
• Collaboration with teammates
• Tolerance for stress
• Strong communication skills

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree with 3 or more years of related experience (website development, publication or production and reporting).

To apply to an open position at KIRO-TV, submit your application via the Cox Media Group Careers website at: http://coxmediagroup.com/careers
Internal applicants must apply through InSite or CMGConnex.

Reporter/Anchor for KIRO 7

REPORTER/ANCHOR

KIRO 7 is looking for an experienced anchor with a passion for reporting. An anchor at this station must be able to drive the KIRO 7 brand on-air, on-line, and on social media. The Anchor/Reporter who comes to KIRO 7 will join a newsroom of experienced journalists working in America’s most beautiful city. KIRO 7 is part of Cox Media Group, a company that excels in growing its people

Here are the traits of a successful KIRO 7 anchor:
• Ability to narrate, ad-lib and add value to live breaking news and severe weather coverage.
• Investigative reporting skills that add depth to the newscast.
• Strong writing and editorial skills.
• Thorough understanding of social media and demonstrated ability to move audience between all platforms.
• Curiosity that drives an understanding of current events in Seattle and beyond.
• Desire to connect with local communities by meeting with local groups and representing KIRO 7 at important events in and around Seattle.

Qualifications:
Preferred: B.A Degree in Journalism, Communications, or Other
Required 1-2 yrs. experience as a Reporter/Anchor

Please attach copies of your resume and video links to your application for review.

To apply to an open position at KIRO-TV, submit your application via the Cox Media Group Careers website at: http://coxmediagroup.com/careers
Internal applicants must apply through InSite or CMGConnex.

Managing Editor of KIRO 7

MANAGING EDITOR

KIRO 7 is searching for a Managing Editor to supervise the day-to-day editorial operation of the newsroom. The right candidate will be someone who can execute the KIRO 7 playbook, interpret research, and think critically about the major news happening in Seattle. The Managing Editor should have a passion for breaking news coverage, digital news coverage, and social media. The ideal candidate will also bring excellent leadership and teambuilding skills.

The Managing Editor’s duties include (but are not limited to):
• Supervise the editorial content of the KIRO 7 news product.
• Proactively exercise journalistic judgment in maintaining accurate, unbiased KIRO 7 coverage.
• Work closely with the News Director, Executive Producer, Digital Team, Assignment Editors, Producers and Reporters in planning the day's assignments.
• Provide constructive editorial feedback to news staff.
• Make sure content is executed on all platforms, including website and social media sites.
• Report directly to the News Director and act in place of the News Director when appropriate.

The position requires a minimum of 7 years of newsroom experience and at least two years of management experience.

Experience in a large market is a plus.

College degree preferred.

To apply to an open position at KIRO-TV, submit your application via the Cox Media Group Careers website at: http://coxmediagroup.com/careers
Internal applicants must apply through InSite or CMGConnex.

Creative Services Writer/Producer for KIRO7

CREATIVE SERVICES WRITER/PRODUCER

Seattle’s KIRO7 is seeking a promotion Writer/Producer who lives and breathes local news and wants to sell a great news brand! The ideal candidate loves writing, editing, and thrives in a newsroom environment. You will be surrounded by a team that wants to win, that values your expertise, your passion, and your creativity. Whether you’re a veteran or a relative newbie, we’re in search of someone with a positive, can-do attitude, and a willingness to learn from a talented and supportive group of producers. Whether you want to find a fun and exciting new place to call home, or take your career to that next level, we’re the place for you! Come experience the incredible beauty of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, the exciting atmosphere of a winning station, and the support of THE BEST media company in the country!

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Production, Marketing or Broadcast-related field preferred. Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills are required. The successful candidate will have a minimum 1-2 years of experience working in Creative Services or the newsroom at a television station. Must have hands-on experience with a local news product. You must be a creative writer and video editor. Must have experience in graphic design, as it relates to producing compelling/eye-catching promos maximizing graphic elements in the production. Prefer Avid, After Affects, and Photoshop experience, as well as videography experience. Prefer experience using Avid iNews and DekoCast software.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Champion the writing/producing of daily news topicals
• Write and Produce Investigative Special Report Promos and Proof of Performance (POPs)
• Part of the creative team responsible for writing and producing PSA’s, station sponsored events, sales promotions, and syndicated promotions
• Will assist Client Services in the writing/producing of commercials, and other sales projects when necessary
• Must produce compelling, targeted, and research driven promotion at all times.
• Embrace the use of process language, and sell brand distinction in Topicals, Special Report and Image Promotion
• Integral part of a collaborative team, including the Creative Services Director, Promotion Manager, Senior Writer/Producer and Design Director, to develop and execute the overall graphic design of the News brand
• Must be able to have flexible hours to meet high volume demands in and out of sweep periods.
• Must be willing to work extended hours when necessary to meet tight deadlines
• Required to maintain valid driver’s license

To apply to an open position at KIRO-TV, submit your application via the Cox Media Group Careers website at: http://coxmediagroup.com/careers
Internal applicants must apply through InSite or CMGConnex.

Ignite Director for KIRO-TV

KIRO-TV is looking for an Ignite Director for newscasts who will also produce content for KIRO-TV’s digital platforms. Qualified candidates will be able to work closely with news management and production staff on daily newscasts and digital content. Applicants must be able to direct, and when assigned, to produce television programming, and choose and coordinate all elements for a project, from pre-production planning through final production and editing, with the most efficient use of station resources in mind. The individual also must be willing and able to learn how to produce for KIRO-TV’s digital platforms including kirotv.com.
A thorough understanding of the Kayak switcher and Sidepanel application is helpful. The applicant must be able to adapt quickly to changes in live shows and must be familiar with entire production process and be able to communicate clearly with staff.

Responsibilities:
• Perform all activities required in the producing and directing of assigned projects, newscasts, programs, commercials and PSA’s
• Direct setup of in-studio and remote productions as assigned
• Perform pre-production of news story elements using timeline editing. Generate video IDs as necessary for pre- production
• Transfer elements to “Air” playback server
• Recognize and be able to troubleshoot basic malfunction of the control room “On Air” systems and related computer applications:
- Ignite A & B
- X Switch
- Ingite Mos gateway
- iNEWS MOS gateway
- Newslink MOS Gateway
- Sidon
- Newslink Status
- Transfer of control of the news playback server
• Be able to operate the automated live production control system
• Post stories to KIRO-TV’s digital platforms, including proofreading copy
• Identify stories which will be on interest to KIRO-TV’s digital audience
• Maintain a positive, cooperative and professional attitude at all times

Qualifications:
• Minimum of 1 year television news experience preferred.
• Knowledge of the Ignite System or similar system experience preferred.

To apply to an open position at KIRO-TV, submit your application via the Cox Media Group Careers website at: http://coxmediagroup.com/careers
Internal applicants must apply through InSite or CMGConnex.

Meterorlogist for KIRO 7

KIRO 7 is looking for a Meteorologist. Reporting and/or producing during the week is also part of the job. Candidate must follow the KIRO weather format and action plans as developed by the News Director, Executive Producers and Chief Meteorologist. The ability not only to forecast in a difficult weather market, but also the ability to communicate that forecast in a way the viewers will understand is a must.

Qualifications:
• B.A Degree in Journalism, Communications, Science, or Other
• Required at least three years television weathercaster experience, preferably in at least a medium market
• Completion of Certified Broadcast Meteorology (CBM) program through the American Meteorology Society (AMS) is a plus
• Requires strong computer skills and communication skills
• Qualified candidates must also be proficient at updating the web with blogs, graphics and videos as well as using social media

Please attach copies of your resume and video links to your application for review.

To apply to an open position at KIRO-TV, submit your application via the Cox Media Group Careers website at: http://coxmediagroup.com/careers
Internal applicants must apply through InSite or CMGConnex.