Thursday, April 23, 2015

Catholic Community Services - Catholic Housing Services

Title:
On-Call Receptionist Date Open: 4/23/2015 Date Closed: 5/1/2015
Department:
Tahoma Family Center Reports to: HR Generalist/Supervisor
Status: 
On-Call position FLSA: Non-Exempt Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: $12.73 -$14.05 Hr DOE

Position Description:

The Receptionist is responsible for directing incoming calls for CCS Tahoma Center, greeting visitors, clients and staff, maintaining and updating community resource file and responding to inquiries for assistance, processing incoming and outgoing mail. This position provides clerical assistance to all Family Center programs as time allows.
Essential Functions:
* Provide a friendly inviting environment where visitors/clients and staff feel welcome. * Process incoming and outgoing mail for the Family Center. * Provide Resource Assistance to visitors seeking assistance. * Provide clerical and administrative support to the Family Center.
Job Requirements:



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS * High School Diploma or GED * Excellent interpersonal skills. * Strong customer service skills * Professional demeanor on the phone and in person. * Ability to work as part of a team. * A desire to work with diverse populations. * Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and provide current auto registration. * Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy. (required to provide current driving abstract) * Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment. * Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services. * Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork. * Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations. PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS * Experience working in a non-profit environment.
Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/
to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position

UW College of the Environment

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Center for Urban Waters- Summer Internships

Priority deadline is May 1st.   Read below or share link: Source: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/center-urban-waters/recruiting-interns-summer-2015

The University of Washington Tacoma has several internships for energetic undergraduate students at the Center for Urban Waters, a collaboration among UW Tacoma, the City of Tacoma, and the Puget Sound Partnership.  These paid positions are an excellent opportunity to gain valuable research experience working side-by-side with environmental professionals engaged in significant regional projects.  Currently enrolled students and recent graduates with strengths in fields such as environmental science and engineering, social sciences, public health, mathematics, GIS, computer science, environmental studies, and technical communications are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility and expectations

The Urban Waters Summer Intern Program is open to current undergraduate students and recent graduates from any UW campus, as well as other colleges and universities.  Interns must commit to working a minimum of 200 hours at $12/hour over the course of the summer (mid-June to mid-September). Specific duties will vary depending on the project to which an intern is assigned, but may include work in a laboratory, office, or outdoor setting. Projects are not limited to the ones described below. Interns will be required to attend an orientation on June 8th.  The summer experience will conclude with an opportunity for interns to present the results of their work on September 17th. Interns are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Center for Urban Waters in Tacoma. Send current resume, and a cover letter describing interest in the position, via email to: urbanh2o@uw.edu .  Please indicate which of the specific potential projects listed below you are most interested in. Review of applications will begin after May 1, 2015.

Scientific research positions

Research interns will be placed within a number of ongoing research activities, including:

A. Environmental social science

The Environmental Social Science intern will help with cleaning data and basic data analysis for a project with the Quinault Indian Nation looking at cultural ecosystem services.  The intern must be proficient in Excel.  Ideal candidate would have had a class in statistics.  There may be an opportunity to travel to the Quinault and work with local resource managers as part of the project.

B. Environmental fate of trace contaminants

The summer intern will assist with experimental design, performing laboratory-based research on contaminant fate (photolysis and soil column transport), and laboratory analysis of trace contaminants using LC/MS/MS and LC/QTOF instrumentation.

C. Multivariate analysis of water quality data

The intern will develop and apply pattern recognition techniques to explore spatial and temporal patterns of pollutant sources in surface waters and sediments.

D. Detecting wood smoke in indoor air

Validation of a sampling and analysis method to measure ambient levels of the wood smoke tracer levoglucosan in residential air.

E. Genetic screening of the Thea Foss microbiome

Intern should have knowledge of, or interest in, genetic sciences (RNA/DNA fundamentals).

F. Support method development for highly advanced analytical instrumentation

The Center for Urban Waters is home to one of the region's only QTOFs - an Agilent 6530 quadrupole-time of flight tandem mass spectrometer (QTOF) interfaced with both liquid and gas chromatographs (LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS).  Interns will assist with the extraction of biological tissues, sediment, and/or water samples in conjunction with developing analytical methods.

Web communications positions

Website interns will contribute content to the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound , the flagship publication of the Puget Sound Institute.

G. Historical document archive

Populate an improved archive section on the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound featuring historical reports and archival information relating to Puget Sound science and recovery. The ideal intern will have a broad understanding of science publications and interest in web content management.

H. Shoreline habitat imagery collection

Using publicly accessible, georeferenced photography collections, gather and publish images featuring shoreline habitats described in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound.  Requires familiarity with image editing, Washington state shoreline geography, and web content management.

Wash­ing­ton Leg­isla­tive Intern­ship Pro­gram

An information and recruitment session for interested UW Tacoma students for this internship, will be a great opportunity to learn more about the internship pro­gram, as well as finding out more about the appli­ca­tion process.  Inter­ested stu­dents will sub­mit appli­ca­tions in the Fall, and those who are accepted will intern in the Wash­ing­ton State Leg­is­la­ture dur­ing Win­ter 2016.  This intern­ship is an incred­i­ble oppor­tu­nity to gain prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence in an excit­ing set­ting.  UWT interns have reward­ing intern­ships that can lead to future career opportunities.
The infor­ma­tion ses­sion will be held on Mon­day, April 27 from 12:30–1:30 in Pinker­ton 212.  All UWT stu­dents are encour­aged to apply.
For more information, contact Ann Frost (acfrost@uw.edu).

Pathways Program at McGladrey (Tacoma/Seattle, WA)

What is The McGladrey Pathways Program? 
The McGladrey Pathways Program is designed to give university accounting students an insight as to what McGladrey is all about, as well as allow us to get to know each other better. It’s a mix of a little business and a lot of fun!
Pathways Program participants have the opportunity to get a firsthand look at our firm through a variety of activities in which a mix of our employees will be involved. After participating in the Pathways Program, we hope that you will have a good idea of why McGladrey could be the right fit for you! As the fifth largest public accounting firm in the nation and the leading provider of public accounting services to companies on the move, McGladrey can offer you a challenging and rewarding career in a dynamic, team-focused environment.

What type of activities will be included in the Pathways Program?
* Introduction to McGladrey and the public accounting industry
* Open Q&A session with our staff
* Creative networking and team building activities
* Audit, Tax and Consulting panel discussion
* Interaction with a McGladrey client
* Fun community service activity

What are the qualifications required of a Pathways participant?
* Accounting students who are in their Junior or Senior year or pursuing a 5th year program
* Minimum 3.0 GPA
* US Citizen or Permanent Resident
* Team players who are motivated to work in a fast-paced environment
* Show a desire to be client service focused
* Possess good communication and computer skills

When and where are the 2015 McGladrey Pathways Program events?
We are hosting our Seattle/Tacoma Pathways Program on July 28th – July 30th
How can I apply to participate? We will be interviewing on campus the week of May 4th. The position has been posted via the career center. Please send your cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to Sr. HR Generalist Lauren McCorquodale at Lauren.McCorquodale@mcgladrey.com Applications are due on April 28th.

City of Auburn Washington

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(Customer Care Representative)
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Catholic Community Services - Catholic Housing Services

Title: Front Desk Program Specialist Date Open: 4/22/2015 Date Closed: Until Filled
Department: Nativity House Apartments Reports to: Program Supervisor
Status: Full time w/benefits FLSA: Non-Exempt Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: $13.75 - $15.18 DOE

Program Description:

Catholic Community Services, Homeless Adult Services (HAS) is the largest provider of adult homeless services in Tacoma, Washington. Nativity House (NH), a program of HAS, is the central hub to serve homeless adults in the Pierce County region. It operates 24-hours/7-days a week, offering services (emergency shelter, meals, systematic outreach, Rapid rehousing, Mental Health and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment, Employment Services, Spiritual Support, 50 units of permanent supportive housing, etc.) to meet the basic needs of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.
Position Description:The Front Desk Program Specialist is responsible for staffing the front desk of the Nativity House Apartments, a 50 unit affordable housing program that employs the Housing First model for chronically homeless and disabled single adults in furnished studio apartments with a secured and monitored front door entry. This position fills the need to have 24-hour monitoring staff on-site to assist staff, residents, guests and visitors. Nativity House Apartments and Nativity House Service Center is a multi-housing and services facility for currently and formerly homeless individuals. The Front Desk Program Specialist will have access to all parts of the building including the Nativity House Service Center that provides emergency shelter to 167 men and women each night, and a day center and hot meals program for hundreds of people daily that are in need. However, while on shift at the front desk, the Front Desk Program Specialist’s primary focus is the Nativity House Apartments while working in-partnership with the Nativity House Service Center staff to provide on-site monitoring, program enforcement and assistance for staff, residents, guests and visitors. This is a Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm position.
Essential Functions: * Staff the front desk to include answering the phone, authorizing entry access and monitoring the security of the facility. * Monitor and enforce the program policies with residents, guests, and visitors. * Conduct safety checks of all entrances and exits. Ensure emergency doors are not propped open and/or being used as ingress or egress when there is not an emergency. Monitor all exits and entrances between Nativity House Apartments and the Nativity House Services Center. * Maintain facility upkeep in the common areas by ensuring residents, guests and visitors do not leave garbage, personal items, etc. in the common areas. * Inform appropriate personnel of problems with operation of appliances, plumbing, heating and electrical systems to ensure site remains safe and operational. * Maintain order and communicate/enforce rules and policies. a) Log in /out all visitors. b) Record significant occurrences in logbook in a professional manner. d) Initiate and model respectful interactions with residents. * Maintain an atmosphere that is welcoming to all and provides safety, security and supportive connections.
* Provide residents with information about on-site services and public resources. * Work with and support case managers, volunteer staff and interns. * Responsible for providing back-up if shift staffing levels require. * Assist in coordinating transportation needs. * Responsible for some facility upkeep including sweeping and sanitizing surfaces. * Report program violations immediately to the Business Manager. * Assist Business Manager in administrative duties as needed. * Respond to facility and/or resident emergencies. * Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:



Minimum Qualifications: 1. High School Diploma or G.E.D. 2. Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment. 3. Proof of negative TB test within the past 12 months 4. Ability to work effectively with people displaying a wide range of varying behaviors. 5. Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations. 6. Willingness and ability to make sound judgments without on-site supervision. 7. Work history, which demonstrates reliability and dependability. 8. Provide adequate shift coverage. 9. Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance. 10. Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy, (required to provide current driving abstract) 11. Committed to developing and safekeeping a workplace that values and supports a positive team orientated work environment. 12. Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services 13. Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork 14. Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations. Preferred Qualifications 1. Experience in social service is desirable; personal experience and understanding of homeless population may be substituted. 2. Experience working with people that are experiencing current homelessness and/or formerly homeless. 3. Experience working in a residential setting including permanent, transitional and/or emergency shelter.
Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/
to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position

Farmers Insurance & Financial Solutions, LLC

Reserve Field Manager/2 year HIGHLY COMPENSATED Internship/Apprenticeship
WorkSource Job Number: WS447082356
Listed By: Apr 15, 2015
Last Modified on: Apr 20, 2015
 Closes on: Jun 14, 2015

FARMERS INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, LLC
Description
The primary role of the Reserve Field Manager is to utilize effective sales, communication, organization and relationship building skills, to build long term relationships with satisfied candidates so as to exceed district and recruiting goals. This position is for 2 years and then the selected candidate may become a District Manager in another state.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Maintain a positive solutions-oriented attitude and always present yourself in a positive and enthusiastic manner.
•Recruit new Insurance Agency Business Owners by presenting and selling the two Agency Acquisition programs Farmers Insurance has developed.
•Educate candidates on the two Agency Acquisition programs.
•Build long term relationships with customers through honest, ethical behavior that is consistent with company values.
•Provide great customer service to build long term relationships and satisfied customers.
•Exceed monthly recruiting quotas every month.
•Make a minimum of 10 high quality face-to-face presentations each week with prospective candidates (not limited to 9am-5pm).
•Utilize prospecting and orginizational skills to find and acquire a minimum of two new clients per month.
•Effectively utilize company recruiting and District Manager systems.
•Complete daily call reports each day and submit them to the office prior to Monday of the following week and immediately following month end.
•Apply knowledge and understanding of our products, condition management programs, and services to meet customer needs.
•Share successful account contact strategies with the team and provide input for the team-selling environment.
•Continually improve product knowledge and communication skills through a personal commitment to learning and personal growth.
•Attend company sponsored sales meetings and seminars. (not limited to 9am — 5pm, M — F)
•Use telephone sales skill to obtain 2 appointments per day for the District Recruiter.
Skills/AbiIities:
•Professional appearance, demonstrates strong communication skills •Demonstrates knowledge and use of sales process tools
•Demonstrates advanced product knowledge:
•Maintains and exhibits a positive mental attitude.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Must speak English fluently. Bilingual in Spanish, Korean, Hindi, Tagalog, PLUS but NOT required.
•Ability to demonstrate sound time management skills.
•Must be open-minded and flexible in different situations.
•Personal computer capabilities with e-mail and Microsoft Office programs.
•Ability to accept direction and constructive criticism.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Mandarin or Cantonese a
Must have personal transportation, be willing to travel within a large territory, work evenings and
weekends when required and have a communication link with the Executive Recruiting Manager, District Manager, and Agency Business Consultant. This position reports directly to the Executive Recruiter.
Education:
4 Year College Degree Required
Job Location(s)
98466, UNIVERSITY  PLACE, WA, Pierce County

Number of Openings:
1
Other Information
Minimum Pay: $5,000.00
Maximum Pay: $6,250.00
Pay Unit: Month
Educational Requirement: 4 Years Of College
Duration: Full Time, Over 150 Days
Minimum hours per week: 50
Maximum hours per week: 50
Entry Level: No
Licenses Required: Need to obtain Washington Skills Desired: Must have valid drivers license and
State Life, Disability, Property & Casualty Insurance reliable transportation Licenses, Securities Licenses Series 6 & 63 & 26
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How To Apply
If you prefer not to apply online, you may send your résumé to the employer using the information shown below. Be sure to include the Employer Job Number and your contact information.
Employer Job Number:
FARMERS INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, LLC
Job URL: www.farmersagent.com/alewis
Contact Name: Al Schilling
Phone: (253) 686-1574
Fax: (253) 267-1379
Email: ALEWIS@FARMERSAGENT.COM

Opportunities at Amec Foster Wheeler (Tacoma/Bothell, WA)

Position: Industrial Hygiene Scientist
Business Unit: Environment & Infrastructure
Job Location: Bothell or Tacoma, WA
Job Reference#: 23831BR

Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

With pro-forma 2013 annualized scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

We offer competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package including: medical, vision, & dental coverage, 401K Matching, Educational Reimbursement, and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path. Additional information can be obtained from our website at www.amecfw.com.

Role Overview Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure is seeking an Industrial Hygiene Scientist to, under limited supervision, provide test and inspection data to environmental, industrial hygiene, engineering, field, and laboratory projects and provide work direction to other technician staff. Job Location This position can be located in our Bothell or Tacoma, WA office.
Key Responsibilities
* Conduct tests and investigations in the field to obtain data for use by environmental, industrial hygiene, engineering, and scientific personnel in determining engineering,environmental, or physical properties of soil, building and construction materials, air, and stormwater;
* Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses to determine chemical properties of materials, water, soil and air;
* Perform field tests according to prescribed procedures, processes, and standards;
* Collect air, water or soil samples, prepare samples for testing, record data, and prepare summary reports;
* Use specialized equipment and apparatus to prepare analyses, reports, and/or technical drawings;
* Maintain results logs and effectively communicate methods and observation made in the field;
* Enter data and use analytical and design software applications;
* Set up, maintain, and calibrate equipment;
* Will require some lifting and carrying; and
* Field assignments will require travel and/or work to be performed on site under a variety of environmental and climatic conditions for extended periods of time.

Role Requirements
* Bachelors of Science degree required;
* Some experience in a laboratory, field, or technical design environment preferred;
* HAZWOPER Training;
* AHERA Inspector, Designer, Management Planner Training;
* OSHA 10 Safety Training (preferred);
* CESCL training;
* Knowledge and understanding of subject matter and project focus;
* Understanding of applicable scientific methods and technical methodologies;
* Ability to use test equipment in an effective and safe manner;
* Ability to understand procedural manuals and execute work orders;
* Ability to write and prepare reports and documentation;
* Ability to locate yourself in the field using a map;
* Attention to detail;
* Ability to work independently; and
* Ability to follow directions.


How to Apply: http://www.amecfw.com/careers/job-search

Center for Urban Waters - Summer Internship

Eligibility and Expectations

The Urban Waters Summer Intern Program is open to current undergraduate students and recent graduates from any UW campus, as well as other colleges and universities. Interns must commit to working a minimum of 200 hours at $12/hour over the course of the summer (mid June – mid September). Interns will be required to attend an orientation on June 8th. The summer experience will conclude with an opportunity for interns to present the results of their work on September 17th. Interns are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Center for Urban Waters in Tacoma.

To Apply

Send current resume, and a cover letter describing interest in the position, via e-mail to: urbanh2o@uw.edu. Please indicate which of the specific potential projects listed below you are most interested in. Review of applications will begin after May 1, 2015.

Position Descriptions

Interns will be placed within a number of ongoing research activities, including:
A. Environmental social science: The Environmental Social Science intern will help with cleaning data and basic data analysis for a project with the Quinault Indian Nation looking at cultural ecosystem services. The internmust be proficient in Excel. Ideal candidate would have had a class in statistics. There may be an opportunity to travel to the Quinault and work with local resource managers as part of the project.
B. Environmental fate of trace contaminants. The summer intern will assist with experimental design, performing laboratory-based research on contaminant fate (photolysis and soil column transport), and laboratory analysis of trace contaminants using LC/MS/MS and LC/QTOF instrumentation.
C. Multivariate analysis of water quality data. The intern will develop and apply pattern recognition techniques to explore spatial and temporal patterns of pollutant sources in surface waters and sediments.
D. Detecting wood smoke in indoor air: Validation of a sampling and analysis method to measure ambient levels of the wood smoke tracer levoglucosan in residential air.
E. Genetic screening of the Thea Foss microbiome: Intern should have knowledge of, or interest in, genetic sciences (RNA/DNA fundamentals).
F. Support method development for highly advanced analytical instrumentation: The Center for Urban Waters is home to one of the regions only QTOF’s - an Agilent 6530 quadrupole-time of flight tandem mass spectrometer (QTOF) interfaced with both liquid and gas chromatographs (LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS). Interns will assist with the extraction of biological tissues, sediment, and/or water samples in conjunction with developing analytical methods.

Specific duties will vary depending on the project to which an intern is assigned, but may include work in a laboratory, office, or outdoor setting. Projects are not limited to the ones described above.

ASBMB Distinguished Undergraduate Fellowship

Fellowship benefits:
  • $2,000 toward tuition for one academic year.
  • Recipients of the ASBMB Distinguished Undergraduate Fellowship are eligible to apply for an additional fellowship in subsequent years.
Fellowship requirements:
To be considered you must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident. Foreign nationals who are in the U.S. on a visa are not eligible. 
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited two- or four- year institution located in the U.S. or U.S. territories.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0-point scale.
  • Have faced significant educational, social, cultural or economic barriers in pursuit of education.
  • Be committed to diversity on campus and in the scientific community as a whole.
  • Be an ASBMB member (membership can be processed at time of application).
Application Deadline: May 18, 2015



Washington Water Jobs - AWRA-WA

Entry Level Hydraulic Engineer, Seattle District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Seattle, WA) (one or two positions)
Closes 5/1
Contact is Sara Marxen, P.E., Hydrology and Hydraulics Branch, Seattle District, 206-764-3595

Water Quality Analyst, Snohomish County (Everett, WA)
Opened 4/16, closes 5/5

Intern, Water Treatment Plant, City of Kenniwick (Kenniwick, WA)
No opening/closing date listed

Project Delivery Environmental Specialist, WSDOT (Seattle, WA)
Opened 4/17, closes 5/3

Interns – High School – Wastewater Treatment Public Involvement, King County Wastewater Treatment Division (Seattle, WA) (six positions)
Opened 4/20, closes 5/26

Watershed Inspector – Temporary/Seasonal, Seattle Public Utilities (North Bend, WA)
Closes 4/28

Environmental Protection Specialist, Army National Guard (Camp Murray, WA)
Opened 4/21, closes 5/6

Development & Communications Director, Washington Wild (Seattle, WA)
Closes 5/15

UW College of the Environment

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Pierce Conservation District - Job Oppurtunity

Financial and Grants Assistant

Nature and Purpose of the Position:
The position of Financial and Grants Assistant is an administrative position of the Pierce Conservation District. The employee occupying this position is subject to the direction and guidance by the Senior Finance and Administration Director with assistance where applicable from the Budget and Fund Development Coordinator. This is a non-exempt, full time position at 40 hours per week. Starting Salary is $16.35/hr.
This position has been established:
1. To provide financial and administrative assistance to the Senior Finance and Administration Director.
2. To assist the Budget and Fund Development Coordinator and District program staff in identifying and applying for grant opportunities to enhance program delivery.

Major Responsibilities:
The following items outline the specific job responsibilities of the occupant for this position.
1. Assist in keeping the District’s financial records. Prepare vouchers and/or checks for bills to be authorized for payment at board meetings. Enter bills and post to the appropriate accounts.
2. Assist District staff with filing, copying, mailing, and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.
3. Assist with preparing and disseminating financial and program evaluation reports.
4. Assist in putting together quarterly grant billings. Assist in tracking grant budgets.
5. Maintain the standardized filing system for Conservation District records.
6. Attends board meetings and types, assembles, and distributes all regular and special meeting minutes.
7. Purchase of office supplies as needed.
8. Perform other administrative tasks as needed by the Senior Finance and Administration Director, the Budget and Fund Development Coordinator, and District staff.
9. Keep up to date on current office computer software and be able to assist staff on report design and editing.
10. Assist with identifying and applying for grant opportunities to enhance program delivery.
Training and Supervision:
The occupant of this position will perform duties under the supervision of the Senior Finance and Administration Director with assistance from the Budget and Fund Development Coordinator as needed. Supervision will be by the Budget and Fund Development Coordinator in absence of the Senior Finance and Administration Director or as may be necessary.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
Associate's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or closely related field. Qualifying experience of at least 2 years in a closely related field may substitute for education requirements. Previous administrative experience must be in a nonprofit or governmental agency to substitute for educational requirements.

Understanding of basic accounting principles. Experienced in money management standards for local units of government and understands thoroughly the proper use of county, state, and federal funds.

Adept with all office equipment including computers, network servers, Internet, and e-mail. Must be adept with MS Office software, including Excel spreadsheets, and understand database principles.

Must be competent in reading, writing, speaking, hearing, and understanding the English language. Excellent communication and multi-tasking skills required for interaction with coworkers, Board members, agency partners, and landowners/operators.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working and public relations.

Valid Washington driver license is required.


Desired Qualifications:

Ability and working knowledge of QuickBooks Enterprise Edition accounting software desired.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in nonprofit or governmental accounting, grant and loan management, and State of Washington records retention desired.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in BARS coding desired.

Familiarity with conservation terminology and practices is desired.

For further information contact Kat Mahan (253)845-9770 ext. 100; katm@piercecountycd.org.

Supreme Court Recruitment Opportunity

 AOC is recruiting for the following position current openings at http://www.courts.wa.gov/employ/?fa=employ.current.



Washington Environmental Science (Tumwater, WA)

DOH2721
Environmental Public Health – Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Tumwater, WA
April 29, 2015
 
 
DOH2713
Environmental Public Health – Office of Environmental Health & Safety
Tumwater, WA
April 26, 2015

Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel - Job Oppurtunities

Security
Security Officer (Internal & Tribal Only) (FT)*
Shipping & Receiving Clerk (OC)*
Security Officer (OC) *
Hotel
Hotel Bell-person (Internal & Tribal Only) (FT) *
Hotel Front Desk (Internal & Tribal Only) (PT)
Hotel Housekeeper (PT)
Laundry Attendant (FT)
Human Resources
Learning & Development Trainer (PT) *
Jr. Recruiter (FT)*
Facilities
New EVS Kitchen Custodian (FT)
New EVS Groundskeeper (FT)
Finance
Fill Bank/Slot Cashier (FT) *
Gift Shop Cashier (PT)
Finance Assistant (PT) *
Food & Beverage
Host (PT)
Cashier (PT)
Server (PT)
Busser/Porter (PT)
Bartender (PT)
Line Cook II (FT)
Operations/Gaming
Slot Dual Rate Supervisor (Internal & Tribal Only) (FT)*
Slot Dept. Supervisor (Internal & Tribal Only) (FT)*
EVS Custodian (FT)
*Class III License Required
Disclaimer: Positions listed above that are primarily indoors may work in a heavy smoking environment and may be exposed to fluctuations in temperature when working near the entrances/ exits. While working on the floor of the Casino associates are continuously exposed to noise from slot machines, customers, music and the public announcement system, as is common in a Casino environment. Lucky Eagle Casino Human Resources reserves the right to close positions of continuous status at any time upon finding a qualified applicant (after the minimum five days, per policy).
Positions listed above that are primarily outdoors are exposed to the elements on a continuous basis, twelve (12) months out of the year. These positions may, from time-to-time be exposed to a heavy smoking environment and noise from slot machines, customers, music and the public announcement system, as is common in a Casino environment.
The Lucky Eagle Casino is a Drug Free workplace and has Native American preference in our employment policies. All candidates who are considered for employment with the Lucky Eagle Casino are subject to a pre-employment drug screen and background check. All tribal applicants please contact Brenda Peterson at ext. 434. Failure to disclose any criminal activity on your application may disqualify your application. Only completed applications will be accepted. Applications are maintained on file for a period of six months. Positions will be posted for a minimum of five days or until sufficient applications become available.
To apply contact:
The Lucky Eagle Casino
Human Resources Department
12888 188th Ave. SW Rochester, WA 98579
(360) 273-2000/1-800-720-1788
Fax: (360) 273-7181

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UW College of Environment

To see more information about these opportunities please follow this link:  (http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ea8c7ebba3a13df12186eda61&id=f7407878af&e=680172e9a2) .




Tacoma Earth Day Event! - Environmental News

Tomorrow the City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability will join UW Tacoma: On the go! for an Earth Day celebration at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

When: 4/22, 12:30-2:00pm
Where: UWT Campus, where the Prairie Line Trail meets the Grand Staircase (S. 19th St.)

Earth Day festivities will include a rally and march around campus, a tricycle race, and a brief talk by Ron Sims (Chair of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board and champion for active transportation).

Look for the Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability’s table alongside UW Tacoma: on the Go!, Pierce Transit, and the Puyallup Watershed Initiative’s Active Transportation COI.

UW Tacoma Giving Garden Earth Day - Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday April 25th, 11 am to 4 pm, in the UWT Giving Garden, at the corner of 21st and Fawcett. 
Free pizza to volunteers!
 The UWT Giving Garden is a student-run garden that donates produce to St. Leo’s Food Connection. We will be planting from 11 to 4 so stop by any time.

Catholic Community Service - Catholic Housing Services

Title: Operations Assistant Date Open: 4/21/2015 Date Closed: 4/26/15
Department:
Family Preservation –NorthEnd Tacoma Reports to: Site Director
Status:
Full-time with benefits
FLSA: Non-Exempt Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: $15.89-17.54 DOE




Program

Description:
The Family Preservation System provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based therapeutic services and supports to families and children with complex therapeutic needs. Family Preservation Services are delivered primarily in the client’s home or community and are designed to reinforce the strengths of the family to prevent the out-of-home placement of a child or prepare for the return home of a child from out-of-home care. Services focus on empowering the family to effectively use their strengths and abilities to address their needs and challenges with the primary goals of supporting them to become self-sufficient and to strengthen their relationships with community and natural supports that can sustain their long term success.
Position Description:
Under the direction of the NorthEnd Site Director, this position will provide direct support to site leadership regarding data, outcomes and financial impacts to include time sensitive assignments. This position requires a high level of confidentiality.











Essential Functions:
* Respond in a timely manner to staff and front desk inquiries, providing resources and information, directing staff to the correct source. * Receives requests for information, advises the requester of available information or refers the individual to the appropriate staff person. * Type, from rough draft and verbal instruction, letters, memos, forms, reports, notes, reviews and other documents. Revise forms as needed. * Schedule and coordinate meetings with community partners. * Maintain and schedule the calendar for the Site Director. * Create flyers, emails and presentations when needed. * Plan and coordinate events held by the NorthEnd leadership. * Provides back-up to other Operations Team members to include covering phones, special projects, training coordination and support in quality assurance. * Organize data and information into usable formats. * Track FAST and WRAP consumers at intake and exit by using current data collection system. * Maintain FAST and WRAP client lists and develop reports for leadership team on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis. * Maintain and distribute tracking lists for Health Home, referrals and rollovers. * Assist and conduct reference calls for potential candidates. * Prepare and send the Request to Open to Human Resources for approval and posting. * Assist the Office Coordinator with tracking applicants. * Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:
* Associate’s degree or equivalent in experience. * Experience entering data into the PsychConsult Database. * Two years’ administrative support services experience working in an office with progressively increasing duties. * Strong computer skills especially in MS Office. * Excellent written and oral communication skills. * Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. * Typing 50 words per minute, 10-key by touch. * Experience with multi-line phone system. * Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, auto registration and automobile insurance. * Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract). * Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment. * Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. * Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services. * Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS * Experience working in a non-profit organization. * Familiarity with social service/mental health terminology and practices.
Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/
to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.

Department of Health (DOH) - Job Opportunities


Please follow each link for more information!



DOH2721
Environmental Public Health – Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Tumwater, WA
April 29, 2015


DOH2713
Environmental Public Health – Office of Environmental Health & Safety
Tumwater, WA
April 26, 2015


WSU Job Oppurtunities

Two Fulltime, Temporary Positions Available
Title: Biological Weed Control Field Assistant
Date Posted: March 9, 2015
Dates of Employment: April 20 – August 21, 2015
Salary: $16/hour, benefits not available
Hours: 40 hours/week. Work schedule may fluctuate with project needs.
Line of Responsibility:
Reports to the WSU Extension, Integrated Weed Control Project (IWCP) Director
Location:
Working location is across Washington State and the office location is based at 2606 W Pioneer, Puyallup WA 98371.
Appointment:
The work associated with this position requires immediate staffing. The appointment for this position will be Washington State Biological Weed Control Field Assistant. The position description below lists general aspects of the position.
General Description and Responsibilities:
The Integrated Weed Control Project is a statewide program that provides invasive weed management support to land managers through education and implementation of weed identification and control techniques. During the field season we focus primarily on supplying biological control agents to land managers across WA, including federal, tribal, state and county agencies, conservation groups and private landowners. To learn more, please visit: http://www.invasives.wsu.edu/.
The field assistant will support the project director with organizing and conducting biocontrol collections and releases, monitoring, research and other related activities throughout the field season. Some office-related work such as data entry, mapping and organizational tasks will be required. Activities will be conducted across Washington with occasional travel to Oregon and Idaho. Field assistants will be required to occasionally work long hours and travel long distances, including some overnight trips.
Primary Duties:
The field assistant may be involved in a wide variety of tasks, however, the main duties include:
• Collecting and releasing biocontrol agents.
• Conducting monitoring to evaluate weed/biocontrol systems.
• Dissecting plant and insect material using a microscope for long hours.
• Record keeping and data management.
• Follow-up, evaluation, and report writing, as needed.
Position Specific Minimum Qualifications:
1) At least one year of post high school undergraduate education required in applied, biological, chemical, physical or agricultural sciences OR equivalent education/experience.
2) Demonstrated experience with plant or arthropod systems.
3) Ability to communicate proficiently using oral, written and listening skills.
4) Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member, work independently and be self-motivated.
5) Proficiency in the use of personal computers, smartphones and software, including word processing, applications, spreadsheets and databases. .
Preferred Qualifications:
1) A Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields.
2) Demonstrated experience with invasive weed management and/or biological control agents.
3) Knowledge of weeds in WA and their associated biocontrol systems.
4) Experience in collecting and identifying insects.
5) Possess a good understanding of scientific methods and processes.
Job Expectations:
• Ability to read maps, aerial maps and measuring tools and GPS equipment.
• Keep accurate, detailed records, complete timely reports, enter data as needed and regularly communicate with the Project Director.
• Work flexible hours that may include some evenings.
• Ability to interact appropriately with a variety of individuals.
• Ability to complete assigned tasks without direct supervision.
• Good vision required, including close- and distance-vision, and the ability to adjust focus and distinguish colors.
• Ability to continually learn and a willingness to readily adjust to rapid and unexpected changes in tasks.
• Ability to prioritize and arrange job assignments.
• This position requires active fieldwork and some office work. Long hours outdoors in hot, dry conditions will be required. Driving long distances to reach and return from field sites will also be required. This position requires the ability to perform light to medium lifting of gear and equipment in and out of vehicles.
• Although the program primarily uses rental vehicles, employees are required to provide their own reliable transportation. Mileage will be reimbursed. While using a private vehicle for official business, employees must have current automobile liability insurance (meeting the requirements described in RCW 46.30.020 and RCW 46.29.090) and possess a valid driver’s license.
• Understand and carry out the principles and specific requirements of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Affirmative Action Plan, and all pertinent rules and
regulations.
Application:
Apply by submitting a brief letter describing how your experience and training support the major responsibility and qualifications for the position. Include a resume and three references. Screening applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.
Send application materials (email preferred) to Jennifer Andreas, WSU Extension, 2606 W Pioneer, Puyallup WA 98371. Phone 253.651.2197 or email jandreas@wsu.edu.
Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. Women, ethnic minorities, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU employs only US citizens and lawfully authorized non-US citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the US Immigration and
Naturalization Service. Accommodations for applicants who qualify under the American with Disabilities Act are available upon request.

Snohomish Conservation District - Job Oppurtunity

Habitat Restoration Technician
Terms: Permanent non-exempt regular full-time position (40 hours per week), with benefits
Salary: $35,000 to $50,000
Deadline to apply: May 5th, 2015 4:00pm
Introduction:
Snohomish Conservation District announces a position opening for a Habitat Restoration Technician (Technician) in their
Lake Stevens, Washington office. This is a full-time position with benefits, working as part of the six-member Natural
Resources team. The technician primarily works with landowners who reside within the boundaries of the Snohomish Conservation District, which includes most of Snohomish County and Camano Island. The person hired for this position is directly responsible to the Natural Resources Program Manager. Permanence of the job is dependent upon continued grant funding.
Qualifications:
An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in an environmental field with course work related to habitat restoration, aquatic ecosystems, or natural resources. One to three years of experience restoring and monitoring northwest stream, wetland, estuarine, and/or near shore ecosystems is preferred.
Job Duties:
The Technician will be an integral member of the Natural Resources team, providing support for habitat restoration projects on public and private land and natural resources technical assistance to landowners throughout Snohomish County and Camano Island.
Various job duties are summarized below:
 Oversee WCC crew to include managing crew schedule, providing training, implementing habitat restoration project needs (primarily riparian planting), overseeing herbicide applications, working with crew leader to ensure project quality and proper implementation of project plans.
 Manage native plant nursery to include plant inventory, crew maintenance and potting activities, volunteer potting events, irrigation system and supply ordering.
 Work with Habitat Restoration Specialists to develop planting and fencing plans for stream and wetland restoration sites. Order and inspect plant deliveries, direct crew in controlling invasive vegetation (site preparation and maintenance), and oversee plant placement and installation.
 Coordinate the maintenance of restoration project sites as necessary to ensure survival of plants.
 Implement the vegetation monitoring program to include setting up transects and photo points, training crew members to collect data, and analyzing data.
 Oversee herbicide applications on project sites and manage spray reporting and Aquatic Noxious Weed Control permit.
 Communicate with private landowners to develop restoration planting plans and schedule project work.
 Provide site visits and technical assistance to private landowners on topics such as weed management, plant suggestions, salmon habitat, local codes and regulations, water quality, and other best management practices.
 Coordinate restoration project supply procurement and delivery.
Position Announcement
Habitat Restoration Technician
 Manage field equipment and supplies.
 Assist with the Conservation District’s Annual Plant Sale.
 Assist with educational workshops for landowners.
 Write grant applications and reports.
 Weekend and evening work will be required at times.
 Other duties as assigned depending on skill set and interest.
Skills and Knowledge:
 Knowledge of natural resource issues such as stream, wetland and riparian ecology, native plants, water quality, salmon habitat, and soils.
 Ability to communicate effectively with private landowners, project partners, and co-workers.
 Proficiency communicating technical information to a variety of audiences including private landowners on one-on-one site visits and at workshops.
 Proficiency writing reports, outreach materials, technical assistance letters to landowners, and/or grant applications.
 Ability to use computers to write reports, keep track of work progress, prepare high quality maps using ArcGIS software, and record field data.
 Ability to organize and plan own schedule of activities and to set priorities related to work goals set by the Habitat Restoration Specialists and Natural Resources Program Manager.
 Ability to maintain accurate records regarding time-keeping and authorized expenses.
 Ability to operate a motor vehicle, including full-size pick-up and trailer, on both public and private roads during daylight and occasionally after dark.
 Ability to work in all types of terrain on foot and operate hand and power tools. Physical effort is occasionally required; lifting weights of up to 50 lbs. Work conditions involve all types of topography, weather, or related outdoor features and frequent travel.
 Ability to work well with technically diverse project teams.
 Ability to communicate effectively in a team setting.
 Self-motivation and an ability to work independently.
 A valid Washington State driver’s license.
Additional desirable skills:
 Knowledge of the Snohomish County area.
 Understanding of land-use issues, especially related to natural resources and agriculture.
 Understanding of planting requirements, particularly non-native plant removal techniques and establishment of native species.
 Experience maintaining plants in a nursery setting.
 Washington State Pesticide Operator license with Aquatic endorsement (can acquire upon hire).
To apply for this position:
Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references (references may be provided after the interview). Application materials must be received on or before May 5th, 2015, 4:00 pm. Emailed applications are preferred. Faxed or mailed applications received by the deadline will be accepted. Post-marked applications shall not be considered a substitute for the above deadline requirement.

For more information, contact Cindy Dittbrenner at 425.377.7005 or cindy@snohomishcd.org Please submit the application materials to cindy@snohomishcd.org or:
Snohomish Conservation District Attention: Cindy Dittbrenner 528 – 91st Ave. NE.
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel Job Oppurtunities

Security
Security Officer (Internal & Tribal Only) (FT)*
Shipping & Receiving Clerk (OC)*
Security Officer (OC) *
Hotel
Hotel Bell-person (Internal & Tribal Only) (FT) *
Hotel Front Desk (Internal & Tribal Only) (PT)
Hotel Housekeeper (PT)
Laundry Attendant (FT)
Human Resources
Learning & Development Trainer (PT) *
Jr. Recruiter (FT)*
Facilities
New EVS Kitchen Custodian (FT)
New EVS Groundskeeper (FT)
Finance
New Cage Cashier (FT) *
Fill Bank/Slot Cashier (FT) *
Gift Shop Cashier (PT)
Finance Assistant (PT) *
Food & Beverage
Host (PT)
Cashier (PT)
Server (PT)
Busser/Porter (PT)
Bartender (PT)
Line Cook II (FT)
Operations/Gaming
Slot Dual Rate Supervisor (Internal & Tribal Only) (FT)*
Slot Dept. Supervisor (Internal & Tribal Only) (FT)*
EVS Custodian (FT)

*Class III License Required
Disclaimer: Positions listed above that are primarily indoors may work in a heavy smoking environment and may be exposed to fluctuations in temperature when working near the entrances/ exits. While working on the floor of the Casino associates are continuously exposed to noise from slot machines, customers, music and the public announcement system, as is common in a Casino environment. Lucky Eagle Casino Human Resources reserves the right to close positions of continuous status at any time upon finding a qualified applicant (after the minimum five days, per policy).
Positions listed above that are primarily outdoors are exposed to the elements on a continuous basis, twelve (12) months out of the year. These positions may, from time-to-time be exposed to a heavy smoking environment and noise from slot machines, customers, music and the public announcement system, as is common in a Casino environment.
The Lucky Eagle Casino is a Drug Free workplace and has Native American preference in our employment policies. All candidates who are considered for employment with the Lucky Eagle Casino are subject to a pre-employment drug screen and background check. All tribal applicants please contact Brenda Peterson at ext. 434. Failure to disclose any criminal activity on your application may disqualify your application. Only completed applications will be accepted. Applications are maintained on file for a period of six months. Positions will be posted for a minimum of five days or until sufficient applications become available. To apply contact:
The Lucky Eagle Casino
Human Resources Department
12888 188th Ave. SW Rochester, WA 98579
(360) 273-2000/1-800-720-1788
Fax: (360) 273-7181
Also, visit our website at www.luckyeagle.com for an online application through Luceo.
To apply: Click on the Careers link located in the lower left hand corner of the website and click on Search. This will show a list of all the positions currently open.
To join our Talent Network: Click on the Careers link located in the lower left hand corner of the website. Once the Career page is open, click on the Talent Network in the upper right hand corner of the website. Then input your name, email address, position(s) of interest, and click on submit. You will then receive email alerts with new job opportunities that match your interests.
Job Opportunities as of April 20th 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Court 17 Apartments - Leasing Associate



Lorig Management Services, L.L.C.

Property: Court 17 Apartments

Job Title: Leasing Associate

Accountability: Mark Blower, Property Manager

Position: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Dated: April 2015


Job Summary: Provide the highest level of customer service to prospective and current residents of Court 17. Responsible for leasing apartments, resident relations, resident retention and renewals, answering office phone, and general office administration. To work with the Property Manager to develop stability and profit for the property and assist in the daily operations as required.


Core Competencies:
* Friendly and professional with a good sense of humor
* Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
* Feel comfortable with and be approachable to a diversity of people
* Productive work ethic and strong organizational skills
* Ability to exercise initiative and make decisions within the scope of assigned responsibilities


Essential Job Functions:
* Ability to market and close on apartment leases
* Follow through with customers from initial contact through all stages of the lease process (application, approval, lease preparation, signing, move in and move out)
* Public relations and effective communication of details and facts with clients
* Ability to identify the needs of a client and respond to these needs quickly
* Ability to monitor and track documents
* Check that the leasing office and resident common areas look clean and professional
* Ability to learn and use various software programs in preparing reports, market surveys, and other assigned projects (Word, Yardi, Excel)
* Light accounting work, organization, office cleaning, and miscellaneous filing


Details of Duties and Responsibilities:
* Show units to interested clients and follow up with the clients after their visit and throughout their leasing experience

* Complete the leasing process with clients which includes but is not limited to performing walk-throughs, evaluating credit applications/outcomes, and completing all leasing documentation

* Work closely with current residents and contact regularly to aid them in renewing their leases and confirming customer satisfaction with living environment and work orders – report progress on office forms

* Management and Administration (drafting notices to residents, working on delinquent account reconciliation, addressing issues and concerns with residents, resident relations, listening and people skills, problem solving, collect rents, review account balances, etc)

* Communicate work progress, client feedback and other significant problems/concerns to Property Manager

* Market research, walking vacant apartments, weekly reports and basic accounting functions (e.g., rent roll, delinquent accounts) in Yardi, work order processing and follow up will be expected.

* General office duties, filing and organizing as well as cleaning office and models when necessary; Opening and closing office; Maintaining conversation logs, auditing files for accuracy and working on special reports and projects as assigned by Manager.

* Flexibility to handle changes in work plans as needs arise for more immediate consideration. General ability to learn and grow into greater responsibility as needed.


Experience and Characteristics:
* Diploma/G.E.D. required, AA/BA degree preferred
* 2+ years in applicable sales/customer service role required; prior property management/leasing experience a plus
* Excellent communication skills
* Computer proficient – MS Office and Outlook
* Customer service attitude
* Understand and enforce compliance with Real Estate Agency rules and regulations, state and local landlord/tenant laws, and federal, state and local Fair Housing Laws
* Respectful of client confidentiality
* Must be available to work Saturdays

Washington State University - Biological Weed Control Field Assistant (Puyallup, WA)

Two Fulltime, Temporary Positions Available
Title: Biological Weed Control Field Assistant
Date Posted: March 9, 2015
Dates of Employment: April 20 – August 21, 2015
Salary: $16/hour, benefits not available
Hours: 40 hours/week. Work schedule may fluctuate with project needs.
Line of Responsibility:
Reports to the WSU Extension, Integrated Weed Control Project (IWCP) Director

Location:
Working location is across Washington State and the office location is based at 2606 W Pioneer, Puyallup WA 98371.

Appointment:
The work associated with this position requires immediate staffing. The appointment for this position will be Washington State Biological Weed Control Field Assistant. The position description below
lists general aspects of the position.

General Description and Responsibilities:

The Integrated Weed Control Project is a statewide program that provides invasive weed management support to land managers through education and implementation of weed identification and control techniques. During the field season we focus primarily on supplying biological control agents to land managers across WA, including federal, tribal, state and county agencies, conservation groups and private landowners. To learn more, please visit: http://www.invasives.wsu.edu/.

The field assistant will support the project director with organizing and conducting biocontrol collections and releases, monitoring, research and other related activities throughout the field season. Some office-related work such as data entry, mapping and organizational tasks will be required. Activities will be conducted across Washington with occasional travel to Oregon and Idaho. Field assistants will be required to occasionally work long hours and travel long distances, including some overnight trips.

Primary Duties:
The field assistant may be involved in a wide variety of tasks, however, the main duties include:
• Collecting and releasing biocontrol agents.
• Conducting monitoring to evaluate weed/biocontrol systems.
• Dissecting plant and insect material using a microscope for long hours.
• Record keeping and data management.
• Follow-up, evaluation, and report writing, as needed.

Position Specific Minimum Qualifications:
1) At least one year of post high school undergraduate education required in applied, biological, chemical, physical or agricultural sciences OR equivalent education/experience.
2) Demonstrated experience with plant or arthropod systems.
3) Ability to communicate proficiently using oral, written and listening skills.
4) Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member, work independently and be self-motivated.
5) Proficiency in the use of personal computers, smartphones and software, including word processing, applications, spreadsheets and databases. .

Preferred Qualifications:
1) A Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields.
2) Demonstrated experience with invasive weed management and/or biological control agents.
3) Knowledge of weeds in WA and their associated biocontrol systems.
4) Experience in collecting and identifying insects.
5) Possess a good understanding of scientific methods and processes.

Job Expectations:
• Ability to read maps, aerial maps and measuring tools and GPS equipment.
• Keep accurate, detailed records, complete timely reports, enter data as needed and regularly communicate with the Project Director.
• Work flexible hours that may include some evenings.
• Ability to interact appropriately with a variety of individuals.
• Ability to complete assigned tasks without direct supervision.
• Good vision required, including close- and distance-vision, and the ability to adjust focus and distinguish colors.
• Ability to continually learn and a willingness to readily adjust to rapid and unexpected changes in tasks.
• Ability to prioritize and arrange job assignments.
• This position requires active fieldwork and some office work. Long hours outdoors in hot, dry conditions will be required. Driving long distances to reach and return from field sites will also be required. This position requires the ability to perform light to medium lifting of gear and equipment in and out of vehicles.
• Although the program primarily uses rental vehicles, employees are required to provide their own reliable transportation. Mileage will be reimbursed. While using a private vehicle for official business, employees must have current automobile liability insurance (meeting the requirements described in RCW 46.30.020 and RCW 46.29.090) and possess a valid driver’s license.
• Understand and carry out the principles and specific requirements of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Affirmative Action Plan, and all pertinent rules and
regulations.

Application:
Apply by submitting a brief letter describing how your experience and training support the major responsibility and qualifications for the position. Include a resume and three references. Screening applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.
Send application materials (email preferred) to Jennifer Andreas, WSU Extension, 2606 W Pioneer, Puyallup WA 98371. Phone 253.651.2197 or email jandreas@wsu.edu.
Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. Women, ethnic minorities, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU employs only US citizens and lawfully authorized non-US citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the US Immigration and
Naturalization Service. Accommodations for applicants who qualify under the American with Disabilities Act are available upon request.