Fire Inspector II Planning & Development

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Fire Inspector II Planning & Development Services

Salary: $25.72 – $36.23 per hour

Closing Date: February 21, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Do you have experience in the fire service, including fire inspection experience? Would you enjoy the challenge of providing a wide spectrum of fire prevention and building safety services to the citizens of Whatcom County? Are you able to apply your first-rate attention to detail to consistently produce accurate work results? If you answered yes to these questions and are looking for rewarding work that will have a positive impact on our community, we hope to hear about your qualifications to fill this key Fire Inspector role in the Whatcom County’s Planning and Development Services Department (PDS). PDS seeks employees who are self-managing high performers, accountable for their actions, and dedicated to providing superior customer service. Ideal candidates are excited about change and learning, are innovative, organized, exceptionally customer-service oriented, and have a passion for public service. Job duties include:
• Performing regular inspections of residential and commercial and industrial businesses, organizations, schools for general fire safety and code compliance. • Plan review regarding Fire Code and for all types of permits, including building, fire, discretionary and subdivision. • Examining and recommending correction to building plans/construction to comply with the International Fire Code. • Conducting fire origin and case investigations and preparing investigation reports. • Answering phone, email and counter questions for Fire Code and perform pre-screening of plans and project proposals. • Obtaining and maintaining a Sheriff’s Office Special Deputy Sheriff’ Commission and carrying a rotational pager cell phone and being promptly available for emergency service after hours. Qualifications Requires an Associate’s degree, one year of fire service experience AND 18 months of fire inspection experience OR five years of fire service experience AND 18 months of fire inspection experience. Must possess an International Code Council (ICC) Fire Inspector II certification Successful completion the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) Basic Fire Investigation course, or accredited equivalent required.

Requires completion of NFPA compliant classes related to fire sprinklers, fire pumps, water tanks, private water mains, fire alarm systems, and other automatic and manual fire protection systems. Must possess or obtain a Sheriff’s Office Special Deputy Sheriff Commission within 18 months of employment and complete and maintain requirements associated with this Commission.
Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website http://www.whatcomcounty.us/jobs
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225

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Commercial & Residential Cleaner

Job position / title
Commercial & Residential Cleaner
Name of business / employer
Hollander Investments
Job description / duties
JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for maintaining various commercial and unoccupied residential properties in a clean and orderly condition.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Ensure high standards of cleanliness and sanitation by ensuring all items on cleaning checklist are performed and documented.
2. Cleans and wipes all cabinets, walls, baseboards, windows, window stills, blinds, window screens, window covering, door, door jambs, fixtures, closets, overhead fans, and kitchen appliances; dusts and polishes all furniture, fixtures, and wall hangings.
3. Washes and disinfects shower walls, tubs, toilets, sinks, mirrors and hard floor areas; wipes exposed pipes and cleans mirrors and walls.
4. Replenish supplies in restrooms, breakrooms and kitchens.
5. Vacuums carpets, operating vacuums weighing up to 25 lbs. and lifting or moving heavy furniture in order to vacuum entire area of carpet including underneath furniture and hard to reach areas.
6. Cleans stairs, landings and playground; sweeps parking lots and carport, picks up trash from grounds and cleans areas around dumpsters and ensures that overflow trash is evenly distributed between dumpsters prior to pickup.
7. Collects garbage and recyclables from public spaces and deposit in appropriate receptacles.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assists with general repairs and grounds keeping as needed.
2. Abides by safety policies and procedures; reports any incidents, accidents, unsafe work conditions or maintenance issues immediately.
3. Attends and participates in department meetings, safety training and other meeting or trainings as required.
4. Acknowledges and abides by Company policies and procedures.
5. Maintains a friendly, professional and courteous demeanor at all times.
6. Presents a professional appearance, wear appropriate uniform and slip resistant footwear according to the standards of the position and company policy.
7. Acknowledges and abides by Company policies and procedures.
8. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Work is performed in a variety of locations in both indoor and outdoor environments regularly exposed to chemicals, dust, odors, fumes and noise. Position requires frequent lifting of moderately heavy materials and equipment and the ability to perform physical labor.

Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of:
• General cleaning principals, safe use of cleaning products and operation of standard cleaning equipment.
Skills and Ability to:
• Physical strength and manual dexterity to operate necessary equipment and perform required cleaning duties.
• Meet attendance requirements with dependability and consistency.
• Communicate effectively with tenants and co-workers in order to accurately receive and convey information.
• Maintain a neat and clean appearance to meet company standards and represent the company positively.
• Manage one’s time in order to meet productivity standards.
• Work evenings and weekends as required.
• Ability to provide own transportation to complete travel requirements of job.
Education and Experience:
• Prior housekeeping experience preferred.
Licenses:
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and driving record that meets company requirements.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Position requires ability to exert will paced mobility for up to 8 hours and physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs.

Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift, grasp and perform repetitive motions as required by job.

Application deadline / closing date
02/28/2019
Salary / rate of pay
14.00/hour
Days and hours of employment
Part Time. 15-20 hours/week. Afternoon/Evening Shifts.
Flexible schedule?
(○) Yes

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
Temp 6-12 months
Person or department to contact
Robbi Heutink
Business address
119 N Commercial St Suite 165, Bellingham, WA 98225
Work location (if different from above)
Not answered
Email
robbi@hollanderinvestments.com
Phone
360.647.1916
Fax
Not answered
How to apply
http://www.hollanderhospitality.com/careers

Applications should include
[×] Resume

Maintenance Aide II – PW Seasonal

Job position / title
Maintenance Aide II – PW Seasonal
Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham
Job description / duties
Seasonal Positions are available in Public Works. These seasonal positions will be filled as soon as possible. Length of season will vary depending on the positions. See the posting for number of vacancies for 2019 season.

This position performs basic seasonal grounds and facilities maintenance. Specific duties depend upon program area assigned in the Public Works Department. Performs a variety of manual labor in the construction, maintenance, repair, operation and service work of all public works facilities. Operates hand and power tools and motorized equipment. Work consists of routine and repetitive tasks, processes and/or operations and will be performed cooperatively with other employees and completed in a manner that assures individual, co-worker and public safety in all weather and working conditions. Program area assignments may change from day to day depending upon Department needs. Usually works as part of an assigned crew in an assigned unit but may have an individual or specialized assignment after a period of training. May be called out for emergency work.

Position open continuously.

Qualifications
•Previous experience in grounds and facilities maintenance or manual construction labor using manual and power tools and motorized equipment preferred.
•Employment contingent upon passing a criminal convictions check, child and adult abuse records check and local background check.
•Valid Washington State Drivers License by time of hire and proof of a good driving record. A three-year driving abstract must be submitted prior to hire.
•Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule involving working evenings, weekends and holidays, as assigned. (Required by some positions)
•At least 18 years old by time of hire.

Application deadline / closing date
02/28/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$13.70
Days and hours of employment
Public Works positions typically work 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, 5 days per week, Monday-Friday, with the occasional weekend if necessary.
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
104 W. Magnolia Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Email
hr@cob.org
Phone
360.778.8228
How to apply
Apply online at http://www.cob.org/jobs

Public Health Nurse I – .50 FTE Job Share Health Department

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Public Health Nurse I – .50 FTE Job Share Health Department

Salary: $30.69 – $41.60 per hour, DOQ Closing Date: February 5, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Apply early for first consideration. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
• Are you a highly-skilled nurse with experience in community or maternal/child health? • Do you have a passion for helping parents and their babies succeed? • Do you have experience working with diverse communities? • Are you able to provide and explain services using the Spanish language?
If you answered yes to these questions, the Whatcom County Health Department is interested in learning more about your qualifications and experience to fill the .50 FTE Job Share position of Public Health Nurse for our Nurse-Family Partnership team (NFP). NFP is an evidence-based home visiting program that supports the health and well-being of young families through a relationship-based approach. Diverse duties include:
• Providing comprehensive nursing services through home visits to women and their families eligible for the NFP program • Developing and maintaining community relationships to support referrals • Conducting outreach to specific populations, including Spanish-speaking women • Collaborating with NFP team members to develop excellence in the team’s practice of care.
We serve all members of the Whatcom County community as we strive to fulfill the Health Department’s mission to lead the community in promoting health and preventing disease. If you are looking for work with a positive impact on our community, we hope to learn about your qualifications to fill this key role! This is a .50 FTE Job Share Position, working 20 hours per week. Qualifications Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree (or higher) in Nursing with coursework in public health AND a current, valid Washington State license to practice as a Registered Nurse. Education requirement can be met with current enrollment in a Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing program, with graduation within six months of hire. Public health experience preferred. Spanish language fluency strongly preferred.

Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website http://www.whatcomcounty.us/jobs
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225

Whatcom County Umpires Association

Job position / title
Softball Umpire
Name of business / employer
Whatcom County Umpires Association
Job description / duties
Whatcom County Softball Umpires work the high school and summer Rec ball games
Umpires are independent contractors which means that the umpire sets there own availability dates
And are paid game fees per games worked
Our association provides complete training on rules and plate and base mechanics.
Contact Steve for more information 360-303-0265

Qualifications
Complete training provided
Helps to have had experience officiating or playing softball

Application deadline / closing date
05/31/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$25/game
Days and hours of employment
Typically high school plays at 4:00pm and Rec Slowpitch in evenings
Flexible schedule?
(○) Yes

Travel required?
(○) Yes

Pay period
(○) Monthly
Person or department to contact
Steve Hoffman
Business address
3718 Vining St Bellingham WA 98226
Work location (if different from above)
Ballfields throughout Whatcom County
Email
Umpirehoffman@gmail.com
Phone
360.303.0265
How to apply
Contact Steve at 360-303-0265
Whatcom County Softball Umpires will be holding a meeting with new recruits Saturday Feb 9 @ 9:00am at REMAX 913 Lakeway ( across from Fred Meyer)
Please park and enter from back of the building to lower level meeting room
We are also holding our first “Coffee With The Umpires” meeting right after starting at 10:00. Please plan to stay for that as well
You are welcome to bring a friend who also may have an interest in becoming a Whatcom Umpire
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have
Steve
360-303-0265

Early Childhood Program Specialist 1, Classroom Aide – Anacortes

Early Childhood Program Specialist 1, Classroom Aide – Anacortes

The opportunity: The Skagit Valley College (SVC) Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP) is accepting applications for an Early Childhood Program Specialist 1, Classroom Aid position, based in Anacortes, Washington. The Classroom Aide promotes an inclusive classroom environment, working with diverse student populations and will assist the ECEAP staff with daily classroom routines in accordance with ECEAP Performance Standards and Skagit Valley College Head Start and ECEAP Policies and Procedures. Duties may include classroom preparation, organizing materials, assisting with meal service and interaction with children during activities. This position will report to the ECEAP Associate Director.

This is a benefits-eligible, classified, 9.5-month, position, working 100% of full-time, which is 40 hours per week. The incumbent will work Monday through Friday on a 9.5-month cyclic schedule that typically works from September through mid-December, and January through the end of June each year, and will be on leave without pay during non-working periods. The exact schedule is provided annually.

Overview:
• Assist with set-up, clean-up, sanitation and presentation of classroom;
• Organize materials needed for classroom activities;
• Assist in serving and cleaning up;
• Assist with child guidance;
• Assist and supervise children during free time, meal time, field trips, and transition periods;
• Assist kitchen staff to prepare, deliver and retrieve food carts;
• Cleans up after meals, utilizing proper dishwashing methods to assure sanitation.

About us: Nestled between the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound in the northwest corner of Washington State, Skagit Valley College is located 60 miles north of Seattle and 80 miles south of Vancouver, BC. Based in Mount Vernon, the college also serves a campus in Oak Harbor, and centers in Langley, Anacortes and Friday Harbor. SVC is nationally known for its learning communities and for a strong commitment to student success.

What we offer: A salary starting at $2,353 per month with periodic increments to $3,105 per month. At SVC, you’ll balance your work and life with professional growth opportunities, paid holidays, competitive vacation/sick leave packages, and an array of health, dental, vision, and retirement plans to meet your current and future needs.

How to apply: For full job announcement, qualifications, and to apply, visit the Career Opportunities page and complete an online application at https://www.skagit.edu/careers

Staff and Faculty at SVC respect and work effectively with diverse students, colleagues and others in a campus climate that promotes innovative teaching, quality scholarship, a diverse learning environment, and equitable access and educational achievement for all students. Skagit Valley College is an equal opportunity employer. Skagit Valley College provides a drug-free environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or age in its programs and employment.

Skagit Valley College adheres to a set of guiding principles: Respect, Integrity, Open and Honest Communication, and Collaboration

Jamil Sepulveda
HR Generalist & Talent Acquisition Specialist
Skagit Valley College
Office: (360) 416-7954 | Main: (360) 416-7794
jamil.sepulveda@skagit.edu

Engineer III – Development Public Works – Engineering

Engineer III – Development Public Works – Engineering

Full Salary: $32.09 – $45.81 / hour Closing Date: February 14, 2019 at 4:30 PM Anticipated Hiring Range: $32.09 – $34.65 / hour, depending on qualifications Whatcom County Public Works Department is hiring an Engineer for the Development section of the Engineering Services Division. This division is responsible for the review of engineering and survey requirements for land development projects, including preliminary and final subdivisions, short subdivisions, master planned developments, commercial developments, boundary line adjustments, and land disturbance permits. Primary duties include:
• Working with land developers & property owners. • Performing Traffic Impact Analysis/Traffic Study Report review. • Establishing proposed binding site plan, subdivision and short subdivision requirements, and performing corresponding submittal reviews. • Providing assistance to Technical Advisory Committees. • Performing stormwater report and design submittal and Western Washington Hydrology Model (WWHM) output data review. • Performing field construction inspections/surveillance for approved design compliance Qualifications Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field; and At least 6 years of progressively responsible and applicable Engineering experience; and Possess an Engineer-In-Training Certificate (E.I.T.); OR Possess a Professional Engineer License within an applicable field of expertise. Special Requirements:

Background check must meet County criteria Must have a driving record that meets County standards and possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment Must be eligible to cross between the United States and Canada
Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website http://www.whatcomcounty.us/jobs
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225

Library Security and Information Attendant

Job position / title
Library Security and Information Attendant
Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham
Job description / duties
Description: The City of Bellingham is currently seeking to fill two (2) current vacancies, both are part time at 20 hours/week. Starting wage rate is at Step 1 ($16.38/hr).

Provides security to maintain a safe and inviting atmosphere for all patrons and staff in Library buildings and on surrounding City property. Continuously monitors assigned areas to prevent loitering, trespassing, theft and vandalism. Involves a high degree of public contact. Enforces Library policies as appropriate. Investigates and handles disturbances and, as needed, obtains assistance of law enforcement officers. May perform custodial tasks to ensure cleanliness and safety for Library users.

The ideal candidate will possess strong customer service, problem-solving and communication skills, and works toward creating a positive library experience for patrons of all ages and abilities. The ideal candidate will be proactive in connecting patrons to service points, information and resources, and be an advocate for library services.

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

•Minimum of one year work experience involving extensive interaction with the public required.
•Public library or retail security experience preferred.
•Customer service or public relations experience preferred.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

•Employment contingent upon passing a criminal convictions check, child and adult abuse records check and local background check.
•Washington State driver’s license and good driving record required at time of hire for some positions. Must submit a three-year driving record abstract prior to hire with periodic re-verification as required by City policy.
•First Aid, CPR and AED certification or ability to secure within six months of hire.
•Must be willing and able to work various shifts depending upon the needs of the library, including evenings and weekends.

Application deadline / closing date
02/04/2019
Salary / rate of pay
16.38
Days and hours of employment
Varies
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
104 W. Magnolia St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Email
hr@cob.org
Phone
360.778.8228
How to apply
Closing Date/Time: 2/4/2019 4:30 PM

How to apply: Applications must be submitted online(https://www.cob.org/employment)

 

Retail Print and Ship Specialist

Job position / title
Retail Print and Ship Specialist
Name of business / employer
Fairhaven Post And Parcel
Job description / duties
Can you pack 10lbs of stuff in a 5lb box? Tired of working as a bank teller or in big box retail? Want to have a say in how the business is run? We are looking for someone who is excited to learn and grow with a locally owned and operated shipping and printing store.
The perfect applicant has a passion for talking with people and getting to know their customers. Being able to problem solve and manage the priorities of multiple tasks at once while carrying on a conversation with a customer and being extremely detail oriented with a good memory is also very helpful. Applicable experience is a plus but not required… following verbal and written directions is a must.

Qualifications
Must have skills:
18 Year of Age or Over
Extroverted people skills and like to talk
Excellent customer service and rapport building skills
Good time management skills
Be able to quickly count cash back
Type 50+ words per minute with 99%+ accuracy
Lift 40-50lbs from floor height to 4ft for 20 seconds on average once per day.
Simple calculator based math calculations including percent discounts and sales tax.
Available during the day M-F: 9am-2pm, 20ish hrs/week+

Would like to have skills:

Organized OCD neat freak
2+ years of banking, retail, and/or customer service experience
Good at gift wrapping
Computer/network/printer troubleshooting
Print Shop Experience
Photoshop or Equivalent skills
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter Literate

We are a local, family owned business looking to expand our employee family of 4 out to 5(eight if you count the dog and kids). Resumes accepted by email and an in person meet and greet is required before starting. Please send resumes to:

Application deadline / closing date
02/15/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$13-$15/hr
Days and hours of employment
M-F: 9-5:30 Sa: 10-3
Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
David McCallum
Business address
1050 Larrabee Ave Ste 104
Work location (if different from above)
Bellingham
Email
david.mc@postandparcel.com
Phone
360.739.0714
How to apply
Please send resumes and hours of availability to david.mc@postandparcel.com or even better, drop of your resume and hours of availability at 1050 Larrabee Ave Suite 104 in Fairhaven.

Applications should include
[×] Resume

[×] References

Community Relations Manager

POSITION: Community Relations Manager
DEPARTMENT: Administration
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) seeks a proactive and innovative Community Relations Manager to provide strategic leadership in developing and executing the Library’s marketing, communications, digital strategy, and special project plans to meet the WCLS mission, goals and objectives; supervise Community Relations staff; and serve as a member of the management team. The Community Relations Manager is responsible for:
Executive leadership: Plan, develops and manage communications, marketing, and governmental affairs strategies to strengthen key relationships, identify public issues of interest and concern to WCLS, increase understanding and support of WCLS, and advance the library’s mission, vision, and goals. Lead the development, recommendation, and implementation of system-wide goals and objectives for community relations activities. Lead Library’s strategic communication activities to build and develop Library brand. Develop annual budget for the Community Relations department.
Market research: Identify needed research to better understand the needs of staff and patrons; develop and execute surveys and/or qualitative research; analyze research, compile statistics, prepare reports, and present findings.
Workflow: Receive, evaluate, and assign Community Relations work requests; determine feasibility, appropriate media, approach, and timelines for completion of work; work with external vendors as appropriate. Lead development and implementation of special projects.
Key relationships: Serve as liaison and fosters relationships with WCLS Friends Groups and Foundation. Serve as primary contact with the media. Participate in, and represent the Library at local and regional events.
Supervision: Hire, train, and supervise Community Relations staff; evaluate and make recommendations on staff development needs, staffing allocations and other personnel matters.
QUALIFICATIONS: You are a positive and enthusiastic leader and manager with a strong understanding of the full range of community relations activities and a passionate commitment to library service. You have excellent marketing and communication skills and a proven track record of building internal and external relationships to influence and build support for an organization or cause. You are knowledgeable about principles and procedures, best practices, trends and developments related to marketing, communications, graphic design, and copywriting. Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field, five or more years’ recent, progressively responsible, and professional experience related to the duties of the position, including at least two years of supervisory experience, and possession of a value driver’s license with a clean driving record. Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.
THE LIBRARY SYSTEM: WCLS has been sharing stories in Whatcom County since 1944, currently through ten branches, a bookmobile and outreach services. With a reputation for exceptional customer service, innovation, and fiscal accountability, WCLS holds a collection of more than 411,000 items and has implemented services such as downloadable eBooks, e-magazines, e-music and e-audiobooks, music streaming, chat reference service, text messaging, and a mobile app. WCLS strives to provide top-notch library services in an energetic environment that fosters professional growth, creative problem solving, collaboration and an appreciation for humor.
Community Relations Manager 01/17/2019 Page 2 of 2

LOCATION: Primary work location at WCLS Administrative Service Center, 5205 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226. Perennially recognized by the national media as one of the best places to live in America, Whatcom County is a place that truly has something for everyone. With magnificent natural scenery, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Baker, hiking, arts and theatre, and charming communities, Whatcom County is a unique area of Washington State. Located 90 minutes from Seattle and within an hour of Vancouver, British Columbia, the County is the perfect mix of friendly rural communities with the amenities and attractions of large cities nearby.
POSITION: FLSA exempt management position with 40 regular scheduled weekly hours; some evening and weekend hours may be necessary on an occasional basis. Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule changes depending on library needs.
COMPENSATION: Hiring salary range between $82,975 and $ 87,954 annually (negotiable based on qualifications), with excellent benefits including paid vacation and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance, Public Employees Retirement System, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), deferred compensation plan and supplemental benefits available, and a fun and innovative work environment that values the contributions of our employees.
POSTING DATES: Thursday, 01/17/19 to Friday, 02/15/19
APPLICATION: Submit a completed WCLS Application Packet* by 5:00 pm on Friday, 02/15/19 to:
Christina Read, Human Resources Manager Whatcom County Library System 5205 Northwest Drive Bellingham, WA 98226 Phone: (360) 305-3607 Email to: crmanager@wcls.org
* APPLICATION PACKET MUST INCLUDE:  Completed WCLS Employment Application (available at the address above, any branch library, or online at https://www.wcls.org/work-with-us/)  Résumé and cover letter that illustrates your relevant professional experience in marketing and community relations, and how it would help you meet the demands of this position.  Answers to supplemental questions (available on http://www.wcls.org/work-with-us/).
JOB BEGINS: As soon after hiring as possible.
SELECTION: Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, oral interviews, public presentation, and skills testing. Selection of applicants for further consideration and/or possible testing will be determined by the information supplied by the applicants on their applications and accompanying documents. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on the application to permit WCLS to properly determine the applicant’s qualifications, abilities and attributes as they relate to the listed position. Interviews will be scheduled ONLY with best qualified applicants, based upon applications, résumés and other documents received, and test results. Applicants who need accommodation during the application, testing or interview process should contact Human Resources.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Please enclose your responses to the following questions with your cover letter, résumé, and WCLS Employment Application Form when applying for the position of Community Relations Manager for the Whatcom County Library System.

Please limit your responses to no more than one page per question.

1. Some people say that public libraries are dying and no longer relevant. What is your response to this?

2. Talk about a time when you have talked to the media in your professional career. What was the message? How did you prepare and make sure the information was accurate? What did you do to ensure your points were heard? What follow-up was required?

3. The Community Relations Manager is a complex position, combining strategic leadership with dayto-day tasks and managing a team. Describe how you balance these roles and the specific tools you have used to keep organized and communicate deadlines and responsibilities to your team members.