AmeriCorps – Parks Restoration Educator

CITY OF BELLINGHAM invites applications for the position of: AmeriCorps – Parks Restoration Educator

OPENING DATE: 11/11/19 CLOSING DATE: 12/16/19 11:59 PM

DATES OF SERVICE: February 4 – July 31, 2019 (8:00am-4:30pm Tuesday-Saturday; early mornings, weekend and occasional evenings required)

SUMMARY: The Parks Restoration Educator engages community members of all ages in the environmental restoration of Bellingham’s Parks through hands-on stewardship and environmental education. The AmeriCorps member will develop and lead volunteer work parties for the public and teach environmental stewardship programs for school-aged students with the goal of protecting and enhancing parklands, increasing biodiversity, and improving wildlife habitat. Duties will include restoration project planning, volunteer outreach, recruitment and tracking, community partnership support, environmental education curriculum development and delivery, and capacity building. This position is funded through Washington Service Corps with the City of Bellingham Park Operations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree with focus on environment, education or related field preferred

• Creative, energetic, flexible, motivated, and professional

• Strong organization and excellent written and oral communication skills

• Excited to serve with a variety of ages of volunteers from school-age to adults

• Comfortable speaking publicly in front of 50 or more people and leading groups of volunteers in field work

• Experience with service learning and environmental education with school-aged students

• Knowledge of Pacific Northwest native plants and urban wildlife

• Familiar with ecology and restoration principles

• Ability to solve problems creatively and complete tasks independently with only general supervision

• Commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in programming

• Familiar with computer programs such as Publisher, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Willing to serve outdoors in all seasons for long hours, weekends, and occasionally evenings

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. and work over uneven terrain on steep slopes in inclement weather

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

• 18 years of age or older

• Current Washington State driver’s license and acceptable driving record for the past three years

• US citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien

• Ability to pass a criminal background and child/adult abuse records check

BENEFITS:

• Living allowance of $7,842 (distributed over 6 months)

• Education Award of $2,907 upon successful completion of 6-month commitment (minimum of 900 hours)

• Basic health insurance and workers compensation coverage

• Loan forbearance and interest accrual reimbursement for qualified student loans

• Childcare assistance for qualifying members

• Networking, training, and professional development opportunities

• A chance to make a difference in your community, schools, and parks!

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS:

1. Why do you want to serve as the Bellingham Parks Restoration Educator and how will this position help you reach your professional goals?

2. This position serves in school classrooms and in the field with elementary and middle school students doing environmental education and stewardship. Describe your experience being a leader and teacher of youth of these ages.

3. This position serves at volunteer work parties with the general public. Describe your experience leading adults and coordinating events.

4. Environmental restoration is a key component of the Parks Volunteer Program. Describe your experience implementing environmental restoration and your knowledge of native and invasive plants of western Washington.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume, answers for supplemental questions, and three references with current contact information to vlyoung@cob.org. Please write “AmeriCorps 6-month Restoration Educator Application” in the subject line. Application review will begin immediately. Applicants will also be required to apply online on the AmeriCorps website (link to be sent to finalists).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2019 (11:59 PM)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Vanessa Young, Bellingham Parks Volunteer Coordinator: vlyoung@cob.org or 360778-7108

Key Account Assistant

Job position / title
Key Account Assistant
Name of business / employer
Smith Gardens, Inc.
Job description / duties
The Key Account Assistant ensures optimal replenishment of plants to Lowe’s Home Improvement centers based on sales turns, inventory levels and forecasted needs. The position is central to the Lowe’s account team and is integral to maximizing sales for both Lowe’s and Smith Gardens. We are looking for a team-oriented person with solid analytical and problem solving skills to ensure optimization of product availability in the customer’s stores.

JOB DUTIES:

– Develops suggested order scripts for all Lowe’s outlets in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska on weekly/daily basis
– Analyzes historical and real-time customer sales data to estimate product supply needs
– Balances sales analysis against plan, store inventory, weather outlook and other metrics to optimize product assortment and quantity
– Supports Account Manager with ongoing customer forecasting by product line and item
– Develops and publishes daily sales reports and other ad hoc reports and analysis
– Responsible for some customer contact, order adjustment and off-season order entry
– Verifies that new item data (UPC, item number, pricing etc.) matches customer records
– Prepares New Item set up sheets and quotes for review and approval
– Maintains replenishment system data elements to ensure forecasting accuracy
– Assists Customer Service with submission of orders via EDI transmissions as needed
– Organizes sales data for weekly customer newsletters and offers support with topics

Qualifications
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

– Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
– Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
– Strong organizational skills with ability to perform successfully with daily deadlines
– Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and manage ever-changing priorities
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to daily work cross-departmentally in an even-keeled manner
– Willingness to work occasionally outside of normal business hours

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION:

– AA or Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field
– Retail and/or analytical experience is a plus, especially related to horticulture or home improvement industry

Application deadline / closing date
12/20/2019
Salary / rate of pay
18
Days and hours of employment
M-F, 7-4
Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

 

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
4164 Meridian Street, Suite 400, Bellingham WA 98226
Email
human.resources@smithgardens.com
Phone
555.555.5555
How to apply
Please fill out the application on our website at //smithgardens.com/careers.

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter

Park Technician – Urban Forestry

Job position / title
Park Technician – Urban Forestry
Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham
Job description / duties

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 12/06/19 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Starting salary rate is at Step 1 ($4,054/month). The current full salary range for this position is $4,054/month – $4,939/month.

This recruitment process will create a Civil Service eligibility register that will be used to fill vacancies as they occur. There is 1 current full-time vacancy. This position is represented by a union.

The Civil Service Eligibility Register will remain in effect for six months, or longer as established by the Civil Service Commission at a later date.

The Park Technician – Urban Forestry works closely with the Park Arborist to perform technical tree work and other arboricultural responsibilities. Assists with, as well as performs, aerial tree work including climbing and lift-truck operation. Organizes and sets up climbing and rigging gear, setting up anchors and rigging points, and operates lines and lowering devices. This position oversees the worksheet to ensure the safety of the work crew and the public. Oversees and trains assigned staff in all areas of tree work. Work zones include interface between public and private properties, sometimes under stressful or hazardous conditions such as storm damage. May also work independently.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1.Works closely with Park Arborist as a team to carry out technical tree work. Gives input to the Park Arborist in developing the technical work plan. Assists in assessing the site, checking for safety hazards, determining equipment and personnel needs for task, and determining the extent of the job.Tasks include: organizing and setting up climbing and rigging gear, setting up anchors and rigging points and operating lines and lowering devices. Oversees the work-site to ensure the safety of the work crew and the public.
2.Supports the Arborist in the program area to meet the goals of the program.
3.Performs tree work including climbing with rope and saddle, climbing with spurs and flipline as well as aerial lifts. This includes the operation of chainsaws and rigging systems in aerial situations as well as on the ground. Performs work on the ground including tree felling, bucking, and chipping limbs.
4.Conducts daily visual inspection and maintains all assigned equipment.
5.Assists in inspecting and monitoring trees and forest stands for safety concerns and maintenance needs using written and GIS-generated plans, maps,Tree Risk Assessment documents, and both public and private drawings.
6.Operates a wide variety of equipment such as trucks, brush chippers, tractor/loaders, chainsaws, blowers and trimmers, as well as other power equipment and hand tools. Operates large dump trucks with large brush chipper in tow. Repairs and maintains chainsaws and other equipment used in the Urban Forestry program and located at Park Operations.
7.Works in the street tree program pruning, planting and removing trees. Includes setting up traffic control, using aerial lifts and working in the street. Works independently or with a crew in other areas of the Parks system to perform horticulture tasks such as pruning, planting, tree removals and related maintenance.
8.Answers questions and concerns from the public and from staff in other program areas.
9.Assists the Arborist in maintaining the inventory of work and assets by documentation, mapping, in-field survey and data entry. Works to establish, monitor and document Park Land Boundary. Documents encroachments.
10.Trains and leads the work of other park technician, park workers and seasonal employees in tree care practices including felling; pruning; and, operation of lifting and lowering devices, chainsaws, aerial lift and chipper.
11.Works to re-vegetate sites including site prep, planting and follow up care. May include removal of existing vegetation; grading and digging by hand or with equipment; planting, pruning and weeding new plantings.
12.Applies pesticides in accordance to City, state and federal regulations under the direction of the Park Specialist.
Physical abilities to perform required duties of the position including:•the flexibility, balance and agility required to frequently working at heights of at least 150 feet;
•frequent lifting of up to 50 lbs. and occasional lifting of up to 100 lbs. with assistance.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Majority of work is performed outdoors, in all weather conditions, performing technical tree work and assessing tree hazards and other situations in the City’s areas of responsibility. Environment creates potentially hazardous conditions, including working at considerable heights with chainsaws and rigging and working in traffic zones Works in natural areas, developed park sites, as well as in urban streetscapes. Some documentation and equipment maintenance work is performed in an indoor setting.

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

•Two years of experience in professional tree care including pruning, felling, removals, and using lowering systems.
•Two years of experience in climbing techniques and rigging systems.
•Two years Tree Risk Assessment experience.
•Successful completion of coursework relative to arboriculture may substitute for one year of required experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

•Valid Washington State driver’s license and good driving record. A three-year driving abstract must be submitted prior to hire.
•Must secure and maintain an I.S.A. Certified Arborist Certification within 24 months of hire.
•Ability to secure within twelve months of hire and maintain a Washington State Pesticide License.
•Ability to secure a Commercial Driver’s License within six months of hire and to maintain a valid CDL during length of employment (as required).
•Ability to achieve TRAQ or (have similar knowledge) within 36 months of hire.
•Ability to secure and maintain a Flagging Certification within six months of hire.
•Ability to secure and maintain a valid First Aid and CPR certification within six months of hire.
•Must pass a pre-employment drug test prior to hire.
•Must be willing and able to respond to emergency call-out.

Application deadline / closing date
12/06/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$4,054/Month
Days and hours of employment
FT
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
104 W. Magnolia St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Email
hr@cob.org
Phone
360.778.8220
How to apply

SELECTION PROCESS:

**You are encouraged to print a copy of this job announcement for your reference as the process moves along**

Please ensure your application is complete and all required information has been provided. Standard completeness means all application fields (contact information, personal information, education, work experience, references, and required supplemental questions). The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the supplemental questionnaire. Provide as much detail as you believe will fully describe your experience and training.

Cover letters and resumes are not reviewed to determine if your application meets minimum qualifications. Supplemental Questionnaire responses not supported in your application will disqualify you from consideration for this position.

Application Review process:
1.Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must provide specific, detailed information so an initial determination can be made regarding your level of qualifications for this position. Applicant status will be updated on or around December 10, 2019.
2.Supplemental Question Review: The applicants that meet minimum qualifications will go through a Supplemental Question Review. Relevancy of your experience and training, together with composition, grammar, spelling and punctuation will be considered when evaluating responses. Applicant status will be updated on or around December 19, 2019.
3.The top twelve (12) scoring candidates from the Supplemental Question Review will be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview, tentatively scheduled for the week of January 6, 2020.
4.Candidates will be notified via email of Final Scores & Ranks. The final ranking of the register will be based on total scores for the following: Supplemental Question Review (40%) and Oral Board Interview (60%).
The final candidates will be referred to the department for additional assessment.

The Civil Service Eligibility Register will remain in effect for 6 months, or longer as established by the Civil Service Commission at a later date.

Please Note: Candidates will receive updates regarding application status via email. Please be sure to check your email frequently.

Park Ranger – Point Roberts Parks and Recreation

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
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

Park Ranger – Point Roberts Parks and Recreation

Salary: $24.66 – $35.52 per hour Closing: December 1, 2019 at 4:30 PM PST (Rates increase to $25.15-$36.23 / hour in 2020)

The Parks & Recreation Department is recruiting for the position of Park Ranger in Point Roberts: This position provides Park Ranger duties for park locations within Point Roberts, and is required to reside within Point Roberts, Washington. The primary responsibility will be focused on Whatcom County’s popular 21 acre Lighthouse Marine Park in Point Roberts, WA. Other major park properties in the assigned area include the Lily Point Marine Park, Maple Beach Tideland and Monument Park, as well as trails, trailheads, and beach access points. This position may also be assigned to the other park areas as needed.

Primary duties include:
• Assisting with general operations at parks, park facilities, and trails in assigned area. • Maintaining, inspecting and ensuring facilities and grounds and are in compliance with current standards and regulations. • Answering questions from the public, scheduling campground reservations, promoting interest and use of park facilities, and facilitates special events and activities. • Enforcing safety and security policies and issues citations. • Performing landscaping, trails and facilities maintenance including basic plumbing, carpentry and electrical repairs. • Collecting and accounting for fees, revenues and sales of concessions, rentals and program registrations.
Qualifications Requires a Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation or a related field, AND two years of progressively responsible experience in public contact and park operations, maintenance and management. Must have a driving record that meets County standards and possess a valid driver’s license. Must reside in Point Roberts and be eligible to cross between the United States and Canada. This position is subject to an open work week schedule which means the hours and days of regular shifts may vary, and typically include weekends and holidays.

Park Attendant Parks and Recreation

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
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

Park Attendant Parks and Recreation

Salary: $20.53-$31.12 per hour Closing Date: November 12, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting for the position of Park Attendant to start work in January, 2020.
Under the general supervision of Regional Park Supervisors and/or Park Rangers, this position performs duties associated with park maintenance and operations. Primary duties include cleaning and basic maintenance of grounds, facilities, equipment, and trails; supporting operations activities associated with facility rentals, range operations, revenues, and visitor engagement; informing the public regarding park rules and regulations; implementing safety programs for staff and park visitors; coordinating the work of peers, subordinate staff, and volunteers, as assigned; and assisting in achievement of Department goals and objectives. Complies with policies, procedures, legal standards and requirements.
The Park Attendant will be assigned to work in a variety of locations throughout Whatcom County Parks. Primary assignment is West Region, including Hovander and Semiahmoo Parks, and other facilities and properties. May be assigned to cover parks in other regions. Will be assigned to occasional shifts at Plantation Rifle Range.
Qualifications • Two years of post-secondary education in Park or Recreation Management, or similar field of study (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) AND 1 year of experience in park operations, maintenance and management;
OR
• High school diploma or GED AND three (3) years of experience in park operations, maintenance and management.
Must have a driving record that meets County standards and possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.
Because work assignments include locations in Point Roberts, must be eligible to cross between the United States and Canada at time of hire and throughout employment.
This position is subject to an open work week schedule which means the hours and days of regular shifts may vary, and typically include weekends and holidays.

Food & Farming Outreach Intern

Business Outreach Intern Job Description

Title: Food & Farming Business Outreach Intern

Reports to:  Food & Farming Program Director, Food & Farming Outreach Coordinator

 

Summary

The Food & Farming Business Outreach Intern will work closely with the Food & Farming team to educate businesses about the Eat Local First campaign and recruit businesses to participate in publications and events. Publications include the popular Food & Farm Finder, the Culinary Map, and the Wholesale Directory. These tools are crucial in making local food accessible to commercial buyers and the public. The main event is the Farm to Table Trade Meeting, a gathering of nearly 200 chefs and farmers with educational workshops, networking, and connections.

The position will report to Alex Smith and Sara Southerland, and will work independently and collaboratively with members of the team to accomplish these goals. The position will require a minimum of 8-12 hours per week and will run from November – March. This is a dynamic position and the duties and goals may shift over time.

 

Job Duties

  • Contact businesses to encourage participation in publications and events
  • Support with growing the Eat Local First campaign via phone calls and in-person meetings
  • Keep detailed records of distribution, engagement, and other metrics
  • Attend networking events to represent Sustainable Connections
  • Recruit additional volunteers for event support
  • Assist in distributing the Food & Farm Finder and other materials
  • Update database and enter data

Desired Qualifications and Qualities

  • Outgoing and confident, enjoys talking to business owners
  • Experience in sustainability, ideally sustainable business
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for the mission of Sustainable Connections
  • Detail-oriented self starter
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with software and ability to learn new programs
  • Reliable transportation

Perks

  • Help an innovative organization improve our community
  • Learn transferable skills for nonprofit and private sector work
  • Meet farmers, business owners, and other members of the community
  • Attend exclusive events
  • Enjoy an occasional delicious shared meal
  • Fresh ground coffee and an unbeatable tea selection in the office

Applying

Qualified applicants should send a resume and contact information for three professional or academic references by email only to alex@sustainableconnections.org. Please write “Food & Farming Business Outreach Intern” in the Subject. Application review begins November 1st and closes November 9th.

Sustainable Connections complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at Sustainable Connections.

Sustainable Connections is an equal opportunity employer that believes it is the responsibility of the company and all its employees to ensure there is no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other protected status.

Social Media and Communications Intern

Job position / title
Social Media and Communications Intern
Name of business / employer
ReUse Works / Ragfinery
Job description / duties
Position Summary: Ragfinery’s mission is to divert textile waste from the wastestream by engaging in creative re-use, and in providing economic development opportunities for individuals in our community. We are looking for an unpaid intern who will work with staff to maintain and improve a social media campaign with the goal to educate about job training, waste reduction, repair, creative reuse and sustainable fashion. The ideal candidate wants to learn about social media or communications, is creative visually and with words, and wants to gain confidence in their ability to create original social media content for ReUse Works. The ideal candidate is experienced with fiber arts skills, like sewing, knitting, crocheting, or more. We would like to highlight this internship as an extension of our job training efforts, and an opportunity for the applicant to gain necessary skills and experience which will further them along their professional path.
Responsibilities:
-Understand and communicate the importance of re-use in the pursuit of sustainable fashion to our clients and customers, as well as highlight the importance of job training for community building.
-Maintain frequent contact and build relationships with staff, volunteers and trainees.
-Create a bank of social media posts and ideas that can be posted in the future.
-Follow a social media posting calendar, and track data metrics regularly.
-Engage with clients and partners through social media to cultivate community relationships with local artists and organizations.

Qualifications
Qualifications include:
-Interest in social media.
-Professionally communicate with colleagues.
-Effective time management and self motivation.

Application deadline / closing date
02/15/2020
Salary / rate of pay
Unpaid
Days and hours of employment
5-10 hours a week, for 3-6 months
Flexible schedule?
(○) Yes

Travel required?
(○) No

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
March 31st to June 31st or August 15th
Person or department to contact
Hannah Prather
Business address
1421 N Forest St, Bellingham Washington 98225
Email
vista@reuseworks.org
Phone
360.738.6977
How to apply
Email a cover letter and resume to Hannah Prather at vista@reuseworks.org

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter

Dock Installer

Job position / title
Dock Installer
Name of business / employer
Bellingham Marine
Job description / duties
Position Summary:

Performs any combination of the essential duties and responsibilities of marina construction and floating dock installation while on project site. Successful candidates will be required to participate in a pre-employment drug screen and random drug screening per our Drug Free Workplace policy. Travel throughout the western United States including Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, and Alaska, is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs construction of marinas by installing floating docks in the water at the job site per blueprint specifications and per direction of Crew Lead and/or Construction Project Manager;
Operates equipment and machinery in a knowledgeable, safe, and effective manner;
Follows and applies safety rules and techniques;
Reports any problems with construction duties to supervisor;
May operate forklift to transport floats; places and aligns floats into correct order and position, following blueprint specifications;
Uses hardware, such as bolts, washers, rods, lumber, and uses necessary hand tools;
Positions and fastens all required hardware and materials onto floats using wrenches, rubber mallets, and others appropriate tools, ensuring floats are assembled correctly; and
Performs other duties as assigned.
Compensation:

BMI offers a competitive wage and benefits package; wage is dependent upon experience.

To Apply:

Applicants must go on line and complete the BMI Employment Application form to be considered for this position.

For full job description please click here. http://www.bellingham-marine.com/wp-content/uploads/NW-Dock-Installer-Job-Description.pdf

Bellingham Marine is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex or age.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact hr@bellingham-marine.com.

Bellingham Marine is a Drug Free Work Place

Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS: to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: high school diploma or equivalent; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 10/11 2
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documentssuch assafety rules operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations; ability to read a tape measure required.

Please see more Qualifications in the Job Description http://www.bellingham-marine.com/wp-content/uploads/NW-Dock-Installer-Job-Description.pdf

Application deadline / closing date
12/31/2019
Salary / rate of pay
DOE
Days and hours of employment
40
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) Yes

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
HR
Business address
5500 Nordic Pl, Ferndale, WA 98248
Email
hr@bellingham-marine.com
Phone
360.646.2800
How to apply
https://bellinghammarine.acquiretm.com/job_details_clean.aspx?ID=1521&source=Whatcom+Community+College

Perennial Production Manager

Job position / title
Perennial Production Manager
Name of business / employer
Sustainable Connections
Job description / duties
Organization: Sustainable Connections
Title: Perennial Production Manager
Location: Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson, WA
Work Environment: Fast-paced working farm and retail nursery amidst educational programming
Term: 100% full-time, introductory employee (90 day period before becoming regular employee), non-exempt
Reports to: Farm Director
Application Deadline: Application review begins 11/1/2019, position open until filled

Summary
Join our great team at Cloud Mountain Farm Center, a working farm since 1978, nestled against the beautiful Cascade foothills in rural Whatcom County. We grow a wide variety of vegetables, tree fruits as well as some berries and wine and table grapes. In 2011 we became a nonprofit with a mission to build experience, knowledge and community, in order to expand dynamic local food systems. We are dedicated to providing hands-on learning opportunities to new and experienced farmers as well as home gardeners, as Cloud Mountain Farm Center is an integral part of the Food & Farming program at Sustainable Connections.

The perennial production manager position will oversee food production activities related to perennial cropping systems – orchard and vineyard. This is a farmer educator responsible for leading the intern work crews (paid staff) during the 8-month internship, and community workshop offerings. Responsible for generating and adhering to budgets for perennial production activities. Equipment, infrastructure, and the general environment is operated under a shared agreement with other enterprises and farmers.

Primary Responsibilities:
Education
• Serve as an experienced and compassionate leader and mentor for interns, engaging them in discussion of the work at hand and agricultural issues in general
o Develop and deliver workshops related to perennial systems for intern education days
o Provide educational direction for field based activities on work days
• Provide mentorship for Production Assistant positions focused on perennial work
• Provide support when needed with vegetable production systems
• Engage with Production Team (inclusive of Annuals Manager, Production Assistants, and Post-harvest Coordinator) in weekly meetings, weekly work plans, and overall support of constructive problem solving

Field work
• Manage and participate in all aspects of fruit and wine grape production based on the demands of the season and as part of the food production team: Pruning, trellis maintenance/construction, orchard/vineyard floor management, planting/removal of crops, fertility, irrigation, and harvest/packing
• Utilize tractors, heavy equipment and implements during day to day work
• Lead intern work crews in the field – be a source of knowledge, information and experience within the day’s work activities. Make sure intern tasks are completed correctly and efficiently.
• Adhere to safety standards and demonstrate/enforce with work crews

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
• Develop, manage and implement IPM programs for all tree fruit, vineyard and nursery crops
• Maintain protocols and spray records for all IPM plans/pesticide applications
• Hold a valid Washington State Private Applicators License
• Collaborate with nursery team on IPM strategy for nursery stock

Budget & Certifications
• Develop and manage revenue and expenses related to perennial budget
• Coordinate with Sales/Marketing Coordinator to project crop quantities at the beginning of the year and then weekly fresh sheet projections as crops are harvested
• Maintain certifications related to perennial systems: organic, GAP, transitional organic

Compensation:
This is a 100% time, non-exempt position to be compensated between $18 – $21 hourly depending on qualifications and experience. Starting benefits include paid time off accrual of 5.33 hours per pay period or 16 days per year, a 3% match SIMPLE IRA non-designated retirement plan, and an individual monthly benefit.

To apply:
Email a cover letter, resume with three professional references to maryt@sustainableconnections.org.

Sustainable Connections complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment. Sustainable Connections is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

Sustainable Connections is an equal opportunity employer that believes it is the responsibility of the company and all its employees to ensure there is no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other protected status.

Qualifications
Skills & Qualifications
The ideal candidate we are looking for, will be able to meet these shared expectations of all employees:
• Set the standard in respective responsibilities in the workplace
• Show leadership and a professional commitment to the Center’s goals of community, education and sustainability in daily activities
• Demonstrate professionalism, positive attitude and respect for others in all work & communication
• Participate in Center events as needed

Application deadline / closing date
11/01/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$18 – 21 / hr
Days and hours of employment
40hrs/week
Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Mary Tully
Business address
1701 Ellis St, Bellingham, WA
Work location (if different from above)
6906 Goodwin Rd, Everson, WA
Email
maryt@sustainableconnections.org
Phone
360.647.7093 ext. 104
How to apply
Email a cover letter, resume with three professional references to maryt@sustainableconnections.org.

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter
[×] References

Aquatic Invasive Species Program Assistant

Job position / title
Aquatic Invasive Species Program Assistant
Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham
Job description / duties
The Aquatic Invasive Species Program Assistant is responsible for assisting with the coordination and implementation of the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Program to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species to and from Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish. Assists with the hiring, training, and day-to-day oversight of AIS Prevention Program staff. Interacts with members of the public, collects and tracks survey information, provides boat inspection and decontamination services and communicates with other state and local government staff. Responsible for assisting the Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator with development and implementation of early detection monitoring and rapid response plans, communication of management decisions, coordination of daily and weekly job assignments, ensuring provision of professional level of service, and resolution of conflicts.

Qualifications
•High School Diploma OR a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
•2 years of relevant work experience. Course work in environmental science or knowledge of Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish aquatic ecology preferred
•One-year experience in a team leader role.
•One-year experience working with the public on a daily basis in public outreach, customer service or similar experience.
•Two seasons of AIS Prevention Program experience, preferred.

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to provide the applicant with the skills, knowledge and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the job will be considered.

Necessary Special Requirements:
•Valid Washington State driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. Must provide a three-year driver’s abstract prior to hire.
•At least 18 years of age.
•Flexible working hours; including early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.
•Ability to obtain Watercraft Inspection Training – Level II certification within one year of employment.
•Employment contingent upon passing a Washington State Adult/Child Abuse records check, criminal conviction and local background check.

Application deadline / closing date
10/25/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$3,194/month
Days and hours of employment
40 hour per week
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
104 W Magnolia Street, Bellingham, WA
Email
hr@cob.org
Phone
360.778.8228
How to apply
Please review the full job posting and apply online at //www.cob.org/job or click: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cobwa/jobs/2571605/aquatic-invasive-species-program-assistant

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/25/19 4:30 PM Pacific Time