Friday, February 27, 2015

Corps of Engineers - Paid Internship (Seattle, Washington)

Hey folks,

another great paid internship that can turn into a full-time job, this one with the Corps of Engineers in Seattle.


Jim Gawel, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. of Environmental Chemistry and Engineering
Environmental Science and Studies
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington Tacoma
1900 Commerce St
Campus Box 358436
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-692-5815

For more information about this great opportunity, please click on the link below.

Research Discussion for Assistant Professor - GWP 320, UWT

Hi folks,

you all are invited to attend the research talk for our third and final candidate for 
the position of Assistant Professor in Groundwater Hydrology. Please also 
disseminate to other colleagues who might be interested.

Wednesday, March 4, 3-4pm, GWP 320
Dr. Jessica Meeks, Center for Hydrogeology and Geothermics, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
"Cold season recharge: Observations from a karstic watershed."

The talk is in the GWP building on campus 

The candidates CV is attached.
Please email me if you have any questions (


Jim Gawel, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair, Groundwater Hydrology
Assoc. Prof. of Environmental Chemistry and Engineering
Environmental Science and Studies
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington Tacoma
1900 Commerce St
Campus Box 358436
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-692-5815

For more information about the professor, please click on the link below.

Olympia Science Cafe - (Olympia, Washington)

Please bring a friend and join us for the next Olympia Science Café.

When: 7:00 PM, Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Where:  Orca Books (509 East 4th Avenue, Olympia, Phone 360.352.0123)

Our March Topic Is: “In situ transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopy studies of rechargeable batteries under dynamic
operating conditions”

How does a battery work? Few people really know. Currently we are able to study the charge and discharge properties at near atomic
resolution. We can see “inside” the battery to look at the dynamics and chemistry in real time. Our techniques are primarily build
around using the Transmission Electron Microscope, but we also compliment this work using several installations we have built at
Synchrotrons located at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,  Argonne National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory.
The talk will highlight recent work, some in-situ movies and recent publications.

In 2005, Norman Salmon co-founded Hummingbird Scientific along with Eric Stach.  In the years since, Mr. Salmon has led the company’s
growth and development. Mr. Salmon has been involved in precision manufacturing for over 15 years. As program manager at Lawrence
Berkeley, he focused on precision mesoscale manufacturing and instrumentation for electron microscopes.  He has spoken about
precision manufacturing to groups around the world and consulted for more than 50 organizations, including government agencies,
medical manufacturing companies, precision machine tool builders, and manufacturers of precision components. As a principal
investigator at Hummingbird Scientific, Mr. Salmon has received more than $8 million of funding from the Department of Energy Office
of Basic Energy Sciences, the U.S. Army, and the National Institute of Health. He is an active member of the American Society for
Precision Engineering, Materials Research Society, and the Microscopy Society of America. Mr. Salmon earned a B.S. in Industrial
Engineering Technology from Western Washington University. He was born in Olympia and graduated from North Thurston High School.

Next Month: The last of the Hominidae


Dharshi Bopegedera,  Ph.D.

Member of the Faculty (Chemistry)

The Evergreen State College

Lab I, Room 2006

Olympia, WA 98505


voice: (360) 867-6620

fax: (360) 867-5430

USGS Pathways Program - Multiple Part Time Positions


A number of pathways vacancies have been posted to the USA Jobs website.  These vacancies are for the Washington Water Science Center in Tacoma.

The USGS pathways program provides part-time employment to students during the academic year and full-time opportunities during school breaks.  These positions are designed to provide student employees with a route to a full-time, PERMANENT position with the Survey after graduation. 

Here's the link to USAJobs and the specific job announcement which closes on March 3...

Feel free to share this on the listserv, Facebook, or other forms of social media.

We are short something like 13 full-time positions right now and although they aren't all technician positions, this vacancy announcement represents a fantastic opportunity for someone to start their Federal science career.  It also seems like a great way to show my bosses the high quality of students your program produces (not that they don't already know, with 3 UWT alums working here now).

Interested students should apply ASAP, as this vacancy will close next Tuesday, March 3.

Thanks again to you all for giving me the skills I needed to be successful!
James R. Foreman HT2
Hydrologic Technician
Aviation Safety Officer
U.S. Geological Survey
Washington Water Science Center
934 Broadway STE 300
Tacoma, WA 98402
Office:  253-552-1669
Cell:     253-651-1643
Fax:     253-552-1582
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Video Contest on Climate Change - Cash Prizes!

Hi All,

This is for high school and undergrads with cash prizes!



KIRO TV - Employment Opportunities

KIRO-TV Employment Opportunities
Updated: February 27, 2015

The Digital Content Producer for KIRO-TV produces and maintains the content for and related online platforms with the goal of building an audience of loyal, local visitors.
* 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
Bachelor’s Degree preferred and applicant should have experience with website development, publication or production and reporting.

This individual is responsible for assignment desk news coverage on a variety of shifts, including weekends and overnights, and especially breaking news. The Assignment Editor will be a dynamic and energetic person who can help manage the news gathering process from the Assignment Desk. The person should break news stories, develop sources and communicate clearly. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring scanners, answering newsroom phones, making calls to people involved in news stories, dispatching field crews, and assisting other newsroom staff. The assignment editor is required to write and post breaking news stories to the newsroom website, This position will also be responsible for publishing social media updates to KIRO’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. The assignment editor must work well with other managers in achieving newsroom goals.
Qualified applicants must demonstrate leadership. Other requirements include the ability to multi-task, strong computer skills, good news judgment, and ability to clearly communicate. Experience on major market assignment desk and some college is preferred. Knowledge of the Puget Sound region’s geography, politics and history is a definite plus.

Manages show producers and writers. The EP crafts the look, manages story count, flow and placement of every story. They set the coverage expectation and manage repetition. The EP manages our position and brand on a daily basis in every show. The EP manages breaking news and the speed and style in which we get it on the air. Assists in managing the schedules, hiring and firing of all writers and producers.
90% - Newscast & Brand Management
10% - Administrative
*Newscast & Brand Management – 90%
*Crafts newscast look by working with the graphics department.
*Manages story count and placement. Must be intimate with the rundown. Manage story count vs. big story coverage.
*Copy edits all copy in the newscast. Ensures that it is on target with the research.
*Set the coverage expectation by holding meetings with producers and conducting newscast critiques.
*Manage repetition within newscasts and from newscast to newscast.
*Ensures the product stays on brand. Holds producers accountable on story selection and ensures anchors and meteorologists stay on target with delivery
*Manages breaking news. Ensures that we are on the air quickly. Monitors the execution in the control room. Facilitates drills to ensure talent is up to speed.
*Holds writing seminars and trains new employees.
*Administrative – 10%
*Assists in scheduling, hiring, firing of all writers and producers.

KIRO-TV in Seattle is looking for an experienced video photographer who excels at story telling through outstanding visuals and audio and is able to provide strong live coverage. Qualified candidates are familiar with the operation and use of ENG and DSNG live trucks, portable live streaming platforms such as Live U, pay close attention to detail and have a strong understanding of story focus.
* 3-5 years of experience, college degree or equivalent experience
* A clean and clear driving record
* Ability to work outside in variable weather conditions
* Must be physically able to lift and carry necessary equipment (up to 100 pounds) and maintain the agility to perform work assignments
* Familiarity with Panasonic P2 cameras and Avid Newscutter editing platforms is a plus

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.
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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Planning and completion of projects and maintenance while ensuring compliance with all FCC, FAA, and Company rules, regulations, and guidelines. Assist and advise the Director of Engineering & Operations. Maintain, maximize, and service station’s transmitter, studio, and station facilities. Recommends and oversees the purchase of equipment necessary to produce a quality product and maximize efficiencies. Assist management in the long range planning of replacement equipment of the station. Supervise and train the maintenance engineers and broadcast specialists, as necessary, on the repair of the electronic and mechanical equipment of the station. Responsible for the planning, implementation, installation, and maintenance of station-wide capital projects. The Engineering Manager is responsible for improving operational capabilities and supporting all revenue and audience producing efforts. To work closely with the other departments in the maintenance and operation of their equipment as well as additional duties as necessary.
Education and Experience: Requires minimum 5 years of related experience in television engineering systems and/or college degree in Electronics or equivalent combination of education and experience. SBE Certification desirable.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Must be able to deal confidentially with sensitive information.
* Stress superior service, foster teamwork, and lead by example.
* Understand the operation of station equipment; Use/knowledge of specialized & std broadcast test equipment.
* Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the FCC.
* Must possess good IT skill-sets as they pertain to Broadcast equipment.
* Advanced knowledge of RF & UHF transmitters, ENG, SNG and microwave systems.
* Valid Driver’s license, good driving record.
* Requires on call status when emergencies or failure of critical equipment occurs to the operation of the station.
* Maintaining a spare parts inventory and/or ordering replacement parts as needed.
* Requires the ability to work with and negotiate with vendors and suppliers to the station.
* Must have the ability to make decisions and take prompt action.
* Must have attention to detail with a great degree of accuracy.
* Operation of company vehicles must be done with the safety of the operator, other personnel and general public in mind, according to the guidelines of the station.
* Some travel may be necessary.
* Must be capable of working with all other engineers within the department and with all other station personnel.
* Must be capable of effectively leading a team of maintenance engineers and broadcast specialists.
* Ensure consistent and comprehensive training for engineering staff members.
* Heavy computer usage; some lifting required; some climbing and crawling may be required
* Work performed primarily in Engineering Shop, studio, transmitter outside, and in an office environment
Job description subject to change based on the future needs of the station; Salary based on experience.

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

The Digital Sales Manager’s responsibility is to identify and drive digital strategies in order to attain revenue and share goals through development of overall direction, product and service launches and training. The DSM reports to the General Sales Manager and will strategize and work collaboratively with the sales management, and the entire sales organization to successfully execute the digital and business development needs of the station. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional leadership, communication and project management skills. The primary objective is to meet or exceed digital revenue and share goals (monthly, quarterly, annually) through a team-based, consultative approach to sales. The DSM is accountable for development, focus, and momentum of digital sales efforts and revenue generation. The position is responsible for all facets of digital product development, deployment and sales execution of new initiatives including pricing, inventory, ad delivery, online billing and digital metrics to measure effectiveness. The DSM works in partnership with sales to identify clients’ digital marketing needs and integrate them into sales solutions. Solutions are multi-platform in nature, integrating the traditional television platform along with non-traditional, digital assets and new media platforms. Digital assets include across all screens,,, Live Streaming, SEO, SEM, Social Media.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
* Attain digital revenue goals, monthly, quarterly and annually and grow CMG Seattle market share
* Be the internal expert and resource for all things related to digital media
* Influences, trains and motivates the development of the sales staff on growing our digital revenue and business development streams and introducing new products during sales meetings
* Conducts individual coaching sessions and performs mid-year and annual reviews for all AE’s and direct reports
* Accurately forecasts digital revenue for the station and the Seattle market in order to identify key strategies for increasing market share and product usage
* Conducts weekly, monthly and quarterly sales reporting as needed
* Sets monthly, quarterly and annual goals for the team and individual AE’s. Tracks performance and determines accountability measures.
* Responsible for focus and momentum of digital media strategies, product mixes, sales efforts and revenue generation, working with sales managers, AE’s, Marketing, Research, News, Creative Services on ways to continually increase revenue and market share
* Works closely with other Sales Managers and Department heads to integrate online sales options for our multi-platform client offerings
* Coordinate sales efforts, develop multi-product marketing solutions and communicate changes in direction, products, expectations, processes and standards as they pertain to digital media
* Drives sales, pricing, packaging and launch of new digital products
* Responsible for inventory management control
* Responsible for pricing strategy and presentation development
* Partner with Research and Marketing to ensure that all Digital Media information is current and accurate
* Analyze market trends and competitive initiatives
* Continually tracts digital media metrics to ensure growth and the utilization of the full product set
* Conducts continuous research on the latest industry trends, preliminary tests and consumer behavior analysis in order to develop new ideas for the Seattle market in order to generate further revenue
* Develops strong relations with internal department heads and external customers including key relationships at local and national agencies as well as direct clients
* Develops Digital Media sales materials to market appropriate services and opportunities to buyers of advertising at local, regional and national accounts for both Direct and Agency business
* Bachelor’s degree (B.A) from four-year college or university in marketing, advertising, sales and/or broadcasting; and 2-3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* IAB and/or Google AdWords certification required.
* Minimum 5+ years of sales management experience preferred.
* Must have good working knowledge of broadcast television industry, internet and mobile media platforms, terminology, and analytics.
* Proven track record of building, developing and training strong digital sales teams.
* Strong problem solving and communication skills.
* Must have or be willing to obtain a driver’s license.

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.
* Ability to prioritize and work in a results oriented, rapidly changing, dynamic and fast-paced environment that requires collaboration across multiple stakeholders and constituents
* Proven track record of strong management and leadership ability
* Demonstrated history of success in a goal-oriented, highly accountable environment
* Must have strong interpersonal and relationship building skills with the ability to create solid business relationships and develop a sense of team with the AE’s and managers
* Must be able to establish strong relationships within multiple departments and across the group Extensive knowledge of digital sales processes, digital platforms, technical markets, pricing models, channels of distribution, technology trends, customer buying patterns and budgeting
* Must have knowledge in local media advertising, competitive strategies, product marketing, product management and team management
* Action-oriented, effective communicator with strong leadership and development skills
* Confident personality and strong sense of urgency
* Able to think strategically, act tactically and effectively manage multiple projects
* Must be analytical, detail-oriented and possess strong project management, organizational, problem solving and time management skills
* Must be a creative and innovative thinker
* Must be highly proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies, and, a leading online source for savings.
The company's operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.

CMG currently operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 32 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners.

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

KIRO-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the FCC's EEO regulations, any organization that regularly distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers or refers job seekers to employers may request that it be provided notice of KIRO-TV job vacancies as they occur. If your organization would like to be notified of such vacancies, please contact Human Resources at KIRO-TV, 2807 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 or Each organization that wishes to be given notice of job vacancies must provide its name, mailing address, telephone number, and contact person, and identify the category or categories of vacancies of which it requests notice. (An organization may request notice of all vacancies).
Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. will be required upon employment.

UW College of Enviornment - Multiple Positions

Lucky Eagle Hotel & Casino - Multiple Positions

Cage Cashier (PT) *
Staff Accountant I (FT) *

Security Officer (OC)*
Employee Shuttle Bus Driver (FT)
Human Resources
Recruiter (FT) *Revised
Hotel Front Desk (PT) *
Hotel Housekeeping Inspector (FT)

Food & Beverage
Bartender (PT)
Beverage Server (PT)
Buffet Busser (PT) Buffet Server (PT)
Buffet Busser (PT)
New Banquet Server (PT)
New Deli Cashier (PT)
Dishwasher (FT)
Line Cook II (FT)
New Pastry Chef (FT)
Starbucks Barista (PT)
Steakhouse Busser (PT)
Steakhouse Server (PT)

*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 Kendreah Skiles at ext. 434 or Stephanie Pickernell at ext. 363. 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 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.

Internship - (For UWT Students)

Hi -

I'd like to get this internship opportunity listed for UWT students. Please let me know if there is anything else I need to do to make that happen.

Join the DCFF team and see the mechanics of a film festival. Interns will gain hands-on experience with event management, meet filmmakers and industry professionals, and participate in film selection for the festival.
Job duties include supporting social media and marketing strategies, office work, attending events and volunteer meetings when applicable, screening student films and presenting program recommendations to the DCFF Director.
The ideal candidate will be/have:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, professional demeanor, takes initiative when needed
  • Ability to multi-task and follow directions
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media outlets
  • Kind, honest, reliable
Dates and Hours
April 6 – September 4, 5-10 hours a week (flexible).
Must be available during the festival August 29-30, 2015.

To apply for an internship, email your resume (.doc or .pdf) and an answer to these questions:
1. What makes you a valuable addition to the DCFF team?
2. What is your favorite movie and why?

This is an unpaid position. Candidates will be notified via email to set up an interview.

Thank you!

Emily Alm

Destiny City Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
Instagram: @DestinyCityFilmFestival

Clinician II- Master’s Level (Family Therapist) - Catholic Community Services (Tacoma, WA)

Clinician II- Master’s Level (Family Therapist)
Date Open: 2/27/2015
Date Closed: Open Until Filled
Department: Family Preservation – Kitsap/Pierce
County Reports to: Clinical Supervisor
Status: Full time w/benefits
FLSA: Exempt
Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: $45,234.41 to $49,933.07 DOE/ + $1800 annual on call stipend

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: This is a professional position providing therapeutic interventions to children, youth and families in their homes and other community locations. Includes crisis intervention and extended stabilization as well as long-term, team-based services. Emphasis is on partnering actively with families, natural supports and other community service providers to promote safe, stable and healthy families. Position requires 24/7 on call availability. Work week is unstructured to include irregular and unpredictable hours. Clinicians can expect work hours that often range from early afternoon to late evening, e.g.1:00 – 9:00p. Work occurs during weekend hours, as well.\

Essential Functions: * Listen to and analyze the family’s story, and with them, identify strengths, needs, preferences and goals. * Provide and/or arrange necessary crisis response and stabilization services, completing and communicating the safety/crisis plan with family and others. * Contact potential team members, including other system partners, to gather their perspective on the family’s strengths and needs and solicit participation and commitment to a team process. * Introduce and complete paperwork appropriate to the situation (including Mental Health intake, assessment instruments, etc.). * Facilitate the child and family team to: Identify and prioritize goals and needs. Communicate and translate information in a way that everyone can hear, especially the family’s position. Brainstorm and negotiate strategies that build on child and family strengths. Summarize and write up the plan. * Respond to crises in a prompt, effective and collaborative manner. * Provide and/or facilitate the provision of a range of therapeutic responses that support the overall plan (including individual and family therapies). * Modify and adjust individual intervention techniques for each situation without changing the direction of the plan. * Facilitate placement into foster care, as needed, while ensuring necessary paperwork is completed and notifications made.

* Partner with the family in order to assist them in utilizing the resources offered by formal and informal sources within their community. * Facilitate others, including a team, to implement the plan from beginning to successful outcome. * Reevaluate, modify, and redesign plan based on new information. * Inspire confidence in the child, family and other team members about their strengths and ability to transition successfully. * Create and practice a plan for aftercare supports and response post CCS involvement.

Job Requirements: * Master’s degree in social work, psychological, behavioral sciences or equivalent. * 21 years or older. * One year’s experience in services related to family preservation, foster care, or children/families with complex needs. * Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and provide current auto registration. * Agency Affiliated License (HIV/AIDS training required) or obtained within 1st month of employment. * Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract). * First/Aid CPR certified or the ability to become certified within the 1 month of employment. * Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months and ability or test within first six months of employment. * 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: * Mental Health Professional (as defined by WAC 388-865). * Knowledge of Wraparound principles and practice.

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.

to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position.

Human Resource Consultant Assistant 2 - Office of the Insurance Commissioner (Tumwater, WA)

Job Title:Human Resource Consultant Assistant 2
Opening Date/Time:Thu. 02/26/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$2,724.00 - $3,549.00 Monthly
Job Type:Full Time - Permanent
Location:Thurston County – Tumwater, Washington
Department:Office of the Insurance Commissioner

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) is accepting applications for a Human Resource Consultant Assistant 2 (HRCA2) position. The HRCA2 provides specialized paraprofessional support to the agency's HR office. Under supervision, assists the HR team and agency employees with a variety of HR functions. As a member of the HR team, assists the OIC by providing HR support to all OIC employees in order to accomplish the mission of protecting the consumers, the public interest and our state’s economy through fair and efficient regulations of the insurance industry.
The OIC operates under the direction of the state's Insurance Commissioner, a statewide elected official. The agency's mission is consumer protection and regulation of the state's insurance industry. With approximately 220 employees, we are one of the smaller state agencies in Washington state government and are fortunate to have a stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund. The OIC values its employees and diversity in the workplace. We challenge our employees to continuously improve the way we do business, and to meet and exceed the needs of our customers. To learn more about this agency, we invite you to visit our website at
Prepares and enters personnel and payroll actions, and maintains documentation accordingly
Tasks include:
  • Prepares appointment letters;
  • Using the Human Resource Management System (HRMS), utilizes the personnel and position screens to enter new hires, rehires, promotions, transfers, separations, terminations, retirements, reallocations, planned working time changes, date specification changes, etc.;
  • Maintains all personnel records on employees which may include LWOP tracking, date adjustments, sending/receiving transmittals, maintaining contact with other state agencies; ensuring correct coding, salary, dates, etc. on personnel actions;
  • Ensures that personnel and position actions are in compliance with CBA, WACs and other written guidance; and,
  • Organizes and maintains current personnel files and off-staff personnel files, position files, training documents and other personnel related documents.
Administrative Support
Tasks include:
  • Processes all employment verifications, ensuring the appropriate permission has been granted; and,
  • Supports the agency service award program.
Internal and External Customer Support
Tasks include:
  • Independently performs assignments such as providing non-complex assistance to clients on the telephone, in person or by e-mail, screening and routing as appropriate;
  • Assist employees with the Employee Self Service system; and,
  • Proctors professional exams for credentials of staff.
Using the NEOGOV Recruitment System, and working under the general guidance of the HRC3 assigned to the recruitment, assists with recruiting efforts
Tasks include:
  • Using the NEOGOV Recruitment system, corresponds with candidates on status of application;
  • Assists with setting up for, and/or monitoring, actual skills testing;
  • Conducts diversity advertising on job announcements; and,
  • Maintains job postings on agency internet using Contribute.
Annual Performance Management Program (PMP) Cycle and Tracking of Annual Requirements
Tasks include:
  • Logs incoming Performance Development Plans (PDP), Position Description Forms (PDF), and Job Analysis (JA) forms;
  • Provides completion statistics as scheduled; and,
  • Through use of Excel, tracks compliance with annual processes, such as Security Awareness Training, Ethics Policy Acknowledgement, and Outside Employment.
New Employee Orientation (NEO) & Other Duties Related to Incoming Staff
Tasks include:
  • Plans, schedules and facilitates NEO program, to include, notification to employees, room scheduling, package preparation, and speaker coordination; and,
  • Prepares orientation packages, and conducts one-on-one on-boarding orientation with new employees.
Business Intelligence (BI)/Human Resource Management System (HRMS) Reports
Tasks include:
  • Working under the direction of the HR Manager or Lead Worker, generates multiple queries through the use of HRMS and Business Intelligence.
Acts as the delegated HR Web Content Owner, posting HR Content to the internet and intranet, to include job postings
Tasks Include:
  • Attends agency web content owner meetings; ensures HR web content is in compliance with agency standards; and,
  • Ensures timely and appropriate postings to HR intranet page and agency internet.
Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • 2 or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience in an office setting performing clerical work, such as answering phones, greeting visitors, opening and distributing mail, data entry, drafting correspondence and responding to email;
  • 6 months of experience in a human resource or fiscal setting (including payroll) where a major job function was to accurately enter and maintain personal and/or payroll confidential information into a Human Resource Management System (HRMS) as part of your primary duties;
  • Intermediate-level experiencing using MS Word;
  • Basic-level experiencing using MS Excel
  • Ability to type 40 words per minute;
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English;
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing in order to support employees, and external customers;
  • Ability to critically analyze problems/data, and develop viable solutions;
  • Ability to establish collaborative workplace relationships;
  • Ability to take the initiative to complete tasks;
  • Strong customers service skills;
  • Ability to apply general knowledge of the WAC’s, CBA, and agency policies and procedures, and to refer when more appropriate;
  • Organizational and time management skills to support juggling multiple tasks and meeting demanding deadlines;
  • Regular, punctual and reliable attendance;
  • Ability to accept personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work;
  • Ability to effectively organize multiple assignments to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, and on time;
  • Ability to adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities;
  • Ability to display a positive attitude and optimism about the work to be done; Ability to maintain consistent confidentiality with regard to records and personal employee information; and,
  • Ability to earn others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism.
Required Competencies: 
  • Respect, recognition and inclusiveness: Engages in constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect; helps create a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity; and, recognizes contributions of others within the organization (to include subordinates and peers) --- all of which will enhance the attainment of organizational goals.
  • Accountability: Demonstrates understanding of the link between job responsibilities and organizational goals. Accepts personal responsibility and accountability for the quality and timeliness of own work, and adhering to agency processes/policies.   Manages his or her own performance to meet expectations and achieve expected results.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Actively listens and engages in open, respectful, and cooperative manner. Conveys messages that are effective in communicating information and ideas with others.
  • Customer Focus: Builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction with services offered by the organization, both regulatory and consumer based.   Demonstrates sensitivity to public’s perceptions and attitudes.
  • Professionalism and Integrity: Through consistent honesty, forthrightness, and professionalism in all interactions, earns the trust, respect and confidence of co-workers and customers.
Desired Qualifications:
  • One year of experience working in a human resource setting employed by the State of Washington;
  • One year of experience working with the State of Washington’s SAP based Human Resource Management system (HRMS) where a major job function was to accurately enter and maintain personal and confidential information; such as accessing the personnel and position screens to enter new hires, rehires, promotions, transfers, separations, terminations, retirements, reallocations, planned working time changes, date specification changes, etc.
  • One or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience interpreting, explaining, and applying employment/HR related policies and procedures, within a professional Human Resource office setting;
  • One year of experiencing using Washington State HRMS and Washington State Business Intelligence to build and run employment related queries, such as: Employee Position Status, Task Monitoring, Anniversary Date and PID; and,
  • One year of WA State NEOGOV experience, or a similar recruiting software program.
 Supplemental Information:
Outstanding benefits include: health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, military and civil leave; dependent care assistance program; employee assistance program; deferred compensation plans;11 paid holidays plus a personal holiday; tuition reimbursement; commute trip reduction; training; and state retirement plans.

The announcement is open until filled; however, initial candidate
review will begin March 10, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to submit at the earliest point of opportunity for first interview consideration. The hiring authority has the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time after the initial 7 days of posting.

To be considered for this opportunity, complete an online application with the materials listed below.
1. Go to
2. Click the “Look For Jobs” button.
3. Check the “Office of Insurance Commissioner” box in the Department section.
4. Click the “Apply Search” button.
5. Click Human Resource Consultant Assistant 2.
6. Click the “Apply” button.
7. Follow the online application instructions to complete the online application & include these materials:
· An Online Questionnaire;
· Current resume;
· A detailed letter of interest describing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications outlined in this job announcement; and,
· A list of at least three professional references, including contact information for all supervisors for the last five year period.
Incomplete application packages may disqualify an applicant from the selection process.
Note: The act of submitting application materials is considered affirmation that the information provided is complete and truthful. When submitted electronically, you are confirming that all information is true and complete.
If a degree and/or certification is listed by the candidate, proof of degree will be required at the finalist stage; therefore, candidates may want to pre-plan for this.
This position is covered by a union shop provision. Therefore, as a condition of employment, candidates who are appointed are required to become members of the WFSE, or arrange to pay to that union a fee equivalent to its regular monthly dues. The union shop provision will be effective on the first day of the month following the employee’s initial 30 days in this classification.
In accordance with RCW 48.02.090(5), Office of Insurance Commissioner employees are prohibited from having any interest, directly or indirectly, in an insurance company other than as a policy holder. This prohibition includes the receipt of renewal commissions.
This announcement is published by the Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner. The state of Washington is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to supporting diversity in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call Lindsey Henderson, HRC4, at (360) 725-7004. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.