Plants Operator In Training, Plants Operator I, II, & III

Job position / title
Plants Operator In Training, Plants Operator I, II, & III
Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham
Job description / duties
The City of Bellingham is currently recruiting for a full time Plants Operator. Placement into the Plants Operator Series is based on the required experience and training requirements.

This series performs progressively responsible wastewater and water duties, computer console operations, process control, troubleshooting functions, minor maintenance to equipment, facilities and grounds to ensure proper operation of incinerators, advanced secondary wastewater treatment plant systems, water distribution, wastewater collection, and water treatment plant. Duties are performed on a rotating shift basis and include weekend, graveyard, swing shift, and after hours public works dispatch responsibilities. Error or negligence in performance could result in equipment damage, violation of air and water quality standards, and have serious consequences for the City’s water supply and/or wastewater treatment system.
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 08/30/2019 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Qualifications
Plants Operator in Training
•High school diploma or GED required upon entry.
•One year of experience or related training using hand and power tools and motorized equipment to perform manual labor required upon entry.
•Associates in applied science degree in process technology, instrumentation and control technology, water supply technology, wastewater technology, or related field preferred;
OR Associates of science degree or bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or mathematics is preferred.
•Department of Ecology certification as an Incinerator Operator obtained within 1 year from date of hire.
Must advance to Plant Operator I within two years of hire as a Plant Operator in Training.

Plants Operator I
•Department of Ecology Solid Waste Incinerator Operator certification.
•Department of Ecology Wastewater Operator Group I certification.
•Department of Health Waterworks Operator Level I certification
Must advance to Plant Operator II within three years of promotion or hire as a Plant Operator I.

Plants Operator II
•Department of Ecology Solid Waste Incinerator Operator certification.
•Department of Ecology Wastewater Operator Group II certification.
•Department of Health Waterworks Operator Level II certification.
Must advance to Plants Operator III within six years of promotion or hire as a Plants Operator II.

Plants Operator III
•Department of Ecology Solid Waste Incinerator Operator certification.
•Department of Ecology Wastewater Operator Group III certification.
•Department of Health Waterworks Operator Level III certification.

Application deadline / closing date
08/30/2019
Salary / rate of pay
See City of Bellingham Job Posting
Days and hours of employment
Full Time
Person or department to contact
City of Bellingham Human Resources
Business address
104 W Magnolia St, Bellingham, Wa
Email
hr@cob.org
Phone
360.778.8228
How to apply
To view the full job posting and to apply online, please visit http://www.cob.org/jobs or https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cobwa/jobs/2524345/plants-operator-in-training-plants-operator-i-ii-iii.

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Food and Farming Events & Outreach Internship

 

Organization:  Sustainable Connections, http://www.SustainableConnections.org

Title: Food & Farming Events & Outreach Intern

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

Location:  Bellingham, WA

Status:  Unpaid/Temporary Internship

Application Deadline:  Applications accepted July 23-August 9

Internship Dates: 8-20 hours/week from mid-August 2019 – November 2019

 

Summary

The Food & Farming Events & Outreach Intern will work closely with the Food & Farming team to improve community visibility of the Eat Local First campaign and increase business participation in various areas of the Sustainable Connections Food & Farming program. 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 mid-August through November. This is a dynamic position and the duties and goals may shift over time.

Duties

  • Represent Food & Farming Program and Eat Local First campaign at community events and festivals, engaging with members of the public
  • Lead cooking demos at Farmers Markets and other locations around Whatcom County
  • Support with growing the Eat Local First campaign via phone calls and in-person meetings
  • Support with planning business workshops
  • Support with online Local Food Atlas data entry and outreach
  • Write business feature articles and support with e-newsletters
  • Assist in distributing the Food & Farm Finder and other materials
  • Keep detailed records of distribution, engagement, and other metrics

Desired Qualifications and Qualities

  • Outgoing and confident, enjoys community outreach
  • 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 transferrable 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 Intern Community Outreach Intern” in the Subject. Application review begins August 1st and closes August 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.

Education Assistant Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

WCC Individual Placement:
Education Assistant
________________________________________
Position summary
The Education Assistant will be located at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Bayview, WA. The Education Assistant will gain a broad range of experience in educational settings that engage K-12 and public audiences in the field and through programs offered at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center.
Position responsibilities
The schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday. Primary duty is presenting Padilla Bay’s estuary education program to school and community groups but the Assistant will also have some duties in the Operations and Research departments. These include:
• Assisting professional educators with implementation of existing programs for school field trips, families and other youth groups;
• Facilitating and/or developing special environmental education projects for target audiences;
• Helping organize a professional conference for environmental educators;
• Developing and maintaining educational materials, exhibits and aquaria;
• Outreach to Spanish speaking families (as skills allow);
• Assisting Padilla Bay research scientists with their projects in the field and laboratory.
Qualifications
• Applicants must be between the age of 18-25 on their first day of service (age restrictions are based on legislative mandate, and do not apply to Gulf War Era II Veterans, dependents, or active duty reservists, or those with a mental or sensory disability).
• Per legislative mandate, priority will be given to Washington state residents.
• Applicants must be eligible for AmeriCorps, and able to submit documentation of one of the following citizenship statuses: U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien. Learn more about AmeriCorps eligibility on the WCC website.

Schedule
This is an 11-month AmeriCorps position starting October 7, 2019, and ending September 11, 2020. Members are expected to serve 40 hours over four or five days each week.
WCC AmeriCorps member benefits
Members will receive a biweekly living stipend equivalent to Washington state minimum wage, in addition to the AmeriCorps Education Award ($6,095) upon successful completion of term. Basic health insurance and qualified loan forbearance is available. In addition, all 300 WCC members gather three times a year for professionally-taught, career-transferable trainings. Read more about training opportunities and a full list of benefits on the WCC website.
Application process
Please complete both required steps:
1. Submit WCC online application accessible from the WCC website (select this IP position on application).
2. Submit the following application materials to Susan Wood (Padilla Bay Education Coordinator) at swood@padillabay.gov
a. cover letter indicating interest in the position and relevance to career goals,
b. resume with contact information, educational background, and work experience,
c. contact information for three references.
About WCC and AmeriCorps
Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is an AmeriCorps program that creates future leaders through community involvement and mentorship. The program supports more than 350 members and experienced staff statewide who restore critical habitat, build trails, lead volunteers, educate youth, and respond to local and national disasters.
AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security. Learn more on the WCC website.

Natural Resources Technician – Voluntary Stewardship Program

Natural Resources Technician – Voluntary Stewardship Program
Salary
$50,440.00 – $64,251.20 Annually
Location
Mount Vernon, WA
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
Public Works Department
Job Number
2569-0712

Closing
7/14/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Description
Benefits
Questions
Summary
**In order to be considered, you must attach a cover letter**

Positions in this classification work under general supervision while providing technical and field support for programs within the Natural Resources Division.

Performs moderate to complex technical support tasks for projects related to the mission of the Natural Resources Division of Skagit County Public Works Department.  This position will focus primarily on implementing the County’s Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) and assisting with the Farmland Legacy Program.
Essential Functions
Edits, updates, and maintains database programs in a manner that is consistent with integration into Geographic Information Systems.

Assists in technical work related to developing, drafting, executing, and monitoring Easements.

Assists in technical work related to meeting the goals of County programs, including report preparation, synthesizing data sets, coordinating surveys, summarizing existing programs, and researching and developing soil conservation projects and programs.

Drafts, executes, and manages contracts and Interlocal Agreements following applicable procurement guidelines.

Conducts research and analysis necessary to prepare reports and give presentations for colleagues, citizen advisory committees, the Board of County Commissioners, other agencies, and the general public.

Prepares grant applications according to ranking criteria, presents grant applications to potential funding agencies, and performs ongoing grant management.

Coordinates and facilitates internal and external meetings, including logistics and producing meeting summaries.

Facilitates public and advisory group meetings and provides a communication link to advisory committee members.

Ensures interdepartmental coordination as it relates to monitoring and tracking executed conservation, critical area, and natural lands easements.

Assists in the solicitation of bids and preparation of contracts, as applicable for conducting specified work.

Reports to Emergency Coordination Center assignment under the County’s Incident Command System as needed during emergencies.

Supervisory:

None.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

May be tasked with performing related duties.  Related duties as required are duties that may not be specifically listed in the position description, but are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s classification of work.
Minimum Qualifications
Requires Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Natural Resource Management, Planning, Environmental Science, Engineering or a related field and two years of experience in natural resources management; or any combination that provides a total of four years of training to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required.

Previous experience in local government preferred.

Requires knowledge of:
Database management
Property Easements
General hydrology and watershed science
Surface Water Management issues and techniques
Soil conservation techniques
Farmland Legacy Program
Voluntary Stewardship Program
Research methods
Requires the ability to:
Research, collect, prepare, and analyze technical data pertaining to conservation easements, agricultural land use, farmland preservation, and soil conservation
Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with colleagues, elected officials, and the general public
Deal tactfully and courteously with customers, both internal and external
Assist in the preparation of comprehensive technical reports
Use a range of software programs to accomplish the technical aspects of this position
Occasionally work long hours in the field during inclement weather and with challenging terrain
Interpret complex grants, maps, applications, and other public plans
Licenses and/or Certifications:

Valid Washington State Driver’s License required.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

80% of work is performed in an office environment.

20% of work is on project sites with exposure to varying weather and terrain conditions. Physical hazards on-site may include traffic and construction equipment.

Hazards:

Hazards include those present in a normal office environment, working adjacent to waterways and in remote wooded areas, and working with the public on private property.

Supplemental Information

SELECTION PROCESS:
Following review of applications and resumes, the highest qualified applicants will be interviewed and may be tested. After a selection is made, all applicants not selected will be notified in writing. Skagit County reserves the right to use applications received for this posting to fill any other positions within this classification which may open within six months following the closing of this position.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Skagit County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

It is the policy of Skagit County to follow all federal and state laws to ensure non-discrimination in its employment practices.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice: Individuals, who need an ADA accommodation to complete the application, test or interview process, please call: (360) 416-1382.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions of this position, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload. Changes to the position description may be made at the discretion of the employer.

Agency
Skagit County
Address
1800 Continental Pl

Mount Vernon, Washington, 98273
Phone
(360) 416-1380
Website
http://www.skagitcounty.net

Natural Resources Technician – Surface Water Tech

Natural Resources Technician – Surface Water Tech
Salary: $50,440.00 – $64,251.20 Annually
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Department: Public Works Department
Job Number: 2569-0719

Closing
7/14/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Description
Benefits
Questions
Summary
**In order to be considered, you must attach a cover letter**

Positions in this classification work under general supervision while providing technical and field support for programs within the Natural Resources Division.

Performs moderate to complex technical support tasks for projects related to the mission of the Natural Resources Division of Skagit County Public Works Department.  This position will focus primarily on the County’s response to drainage concerns and coordinating with our Public Works Engineering and Operations Divisions to find creative solutions to drainage problems.
Essential Functions
Responds promptly to public initiated surface water drainage concerns.  Meets with concerned citizens and groups regarding drainage problems.

Coordinates with other County Departments and Divisions to find creative solutions to regional and specific drainage problems.  Works with the Public Works Engineering and Operations Divisions from project development to completion.

Performs a variety of engineering related tasks to research, analyze data, prepare reports, and otherwise assist staff in resolving drainage concerns.

Edits, updates, and maintains database programs in a manner that is consistent with integration into Geographic Information Systems.

Assists in technical work related to developing, drafting, executing, and monitoring Easements.

Drafts, executes, and manages contracts and Interlocal Agreements following applicable procurement guidelines.

Conducts research and analysis necessary to prepare reports and give presentations for colleagues, citizen advisory committees, the Board of County Commissioners, other agencies, and the general public.

Prepares grant applications according to ranking criteria, presents grant applications to potential funding agencies, and performs ongoing grant management.

Coordinates and facilitates internal and external meetings, including logistics and producing meeting summaries.

Assists in the solicitation of bids and preparation of contracts, as applicable for conducting specified work.

May oversee work of other employees and contractors to ensure conformance with contract and county specifications, documents, and requirements.

Reports to Emergency Coordination Center assignment under the County’s Incident Command System as needed during emergencies.

Supervisory:

None.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

May be tasked with performing related duties.  Related duties as required are duties that may not be specifically listed in the position description, but are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s classification of work.
Minimum Qualifications
Requires Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Natural Resource Management, Planning, Environmental Science, Engineering or a related field and two years of experience in natural resources management; or any combination that provides a total of four years of training to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required.

Previous experience in local government preferred.

Requires knowledge of:
Database management
Property Easements
General hydrology and watershed science
Surface Water Management issues and techniques
Engineering drawing software including AutoCad and Civil3D drafting software (preferred not required)
Engineering and construction terms and methods
Requires the ability to:
Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with colleagues, elected officials, and the general public
Deal tactfully and courteously with customers, both internal and external
Assist in the preparation of comprehensive technical reports
Use a range of software programs to accomplish the technical aspects of this position
Interpret and communicate engineering plans and specifications.
Occasionally work long hours in the field during inclement weather and with challenging terrain
Interpret complex grants, maps, applications, and other public plans
Licenses and/or Certifications:

Valid Washington State Driver’s License required.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

80% of work is performed in an office environment.

20% of work is on project sites with exposure to varying weather and terrain conditions. Physical hazards on-site may include traffic and construction equipment.

Hazards:

Hazards include those present in a normal office environment, working adjacent to waterways and in remote wooded areas, and working with the public on private property.

Supplemental Information

SELECTION PROCESS:
Following review of applications and resumes, the highest qualified applicants will be interviewed and may be tested. After a selection is made, all applicants not selected will be notified in writing. Skagit County reserves the right to use applications received for this posting to fill any other positions within this classification which may open within six months following the closing of this position.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Skagit County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

It is the policy of Skagit County to follow all federal and state laws to ensure non-discrimination in its employment practices.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice: Individuals, who need an ADA accommodation to complete the application, test or interview process, please call: (360) 416-1382.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions of this position, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload. Changes to the position description may be made at the discretion of the employer.

Agency
Skagit County
Address
1800 Continental Pl

Mount Vernon, Washington, 98273
Phone
(360) 416-1380
Website
http://www.skagitcounty.net

Maintenance / Construction Supervisor

Maintenance / Construction Supervisor

Closes On: July 23, 2019 at 04:30 PM PST

Location: Parks Headquarters, Bellingham, WA 98225
Department: Parks & Recreation
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: First review of applications: July 8th.
Apply Now
Job Summary
Whatcom County’s Parks & Recreation Department is recruiting for the position of Maintenance & Construction Supervisor.  If you have excellent supervisory and project management skills 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 role at Whatcom County. The Maintenance & Construction Supervisor is a critical member of our leadership team, overseeing and performing tasks related to maintenance, construction and repair of facilities, grounds, operating systems and equipment.
Key duties include:
·        Supervising an eight-person maintenance crew;
·        Managing demanding maintenance programs and construction projects;
·        Promoting and supporting the mission of the Department;
·        Assisting the Parks Operations Manager in project planning, scoping and scheduling staff and materials.
Whatcom County Parks & Recreation manages or oversees 16,000 acres of land comprised of 74 properties.  These include natural areas, parks, gardens, tidelands, beaches, historic buildings, special use areas, and 67 miles of recreational trails.   Additionally the department manages or provides funding for 8 senior activity centers, a community center and a firearms range.  The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich the quality of life for the community and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of Whatcom County through provision of outstanding parks, trails, open space, natural areas, recreational activities and senior services. For more information about the Parks and Recreation Department, visit http://www.whatcomcounty.us/parks.  Also view the Parks and Recreation Department 2019 – 2020 Mission and Objectives online.
Qualifications
Associate’s Degree +
2 years of supervisory experience +
One or more of the following:
• 5 years journeyman level construction trades experience; and/or
• 5 years project management or foreman experience in construction industry; and/or
• 5 years experience in facility and grounds maintenance.
Salary

Unrepresented Salary Range 325
Full salary range: $5,039 – $6,901 per month.
Starting salary anticipated to be $5,039 – $5,447 per month
BENEFITS: Whatcom County offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their family, and life insurance coverage for employees.  We offer attractive paid leave provisions, including vacation, sick leave, and 12 holidays per year  and long-term disability coverage and life insurance for employees. Employees participate in the Washington State Retirement System and may select from two deferred compensation programs. The County provides a match of up to 2% of salary for deferred compensation plan contributions.
rm disability coverage and life insurance

Application Special Instructions
Please attach a resume and cover letter using the Document Upload feature of the application.

Link Listed Below

https://wa-whatcomcounty.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/JobDetail.aspx?enc=QPQDKqwXNuJybHyCBjvzp18oOtLVOegJiKvNIUFGzQD12cypGDqISSetvBzVhnL1J7lQYzE/7Pcv9U1IW3JaRBZgYnC5WvET4NnoK5IuKtI=

Concession and Boat Attendant

Job position / title
Concession and Boat Attendant
Name of business / employer
Bloedel Boat Rentals
Job description / duties
Attendants will move boats (canoes, kayaks, pedal boats and stand-up paddle boards) from the shed to the lake, help customers in and out of boats, sell concession, scoop ice cream, clean up.

Qualifications
Staff must be friendly, honest, hard-working, reliable, and great at customer service.

Application deadline / closing date
08/15/2019
Salary / rate of pay
WA minimum wage
Days and hours of employment
Every day 10am-8pm weather dependant
Flexible schedule?
(○) Yes

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
June 20-Sept. 1, 2019 every day. After that, weekends until mid-October
Person or department to contact
Becky Slate-Liu, General Manager
Business address
Bloedel Donovan Park, Bellingham
Email
beckyslate@yahoo.ca
Phone
778.873.2325
How to apply
Please send resumes to Becky
Slate-Liu, beckyslate@yahoo.ca

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

Lawn Maintenance

Job position / title
Lawn Maintenance
Name of business / employer
North County Lawn Care
Job description / duties
Would you like to join a Green Industry Business who in 2018 was awarded Silver in Best of the Northwest *Best Landscaper*?

North County Lawn Care is looking for motivated Crew Members to join our team. We are a professionally run ‘Lawn and Landscape’ company in business since 2003. Operating year-round we provide high quality lawn maintenance, irrigation, special projects, landscaping and in winter de-icing plus snow removal to our clients.
We are conveniently located just minutes outside of Ferndale WA and provide services throughout Whatcom County and beyond.

We have opportunities for the following positions:
• Crew Leaders – for Lawn Maintenance & Projects Team
• Crew Members – for Lawn Maintenance, Projects Team, Bed Maintenance Team
• Landscaping Crew Members
• Irrigation Technician

Our company prides itself in giving our customers a “Yard to be proud of” and for “Bringing Landscape Dreams to Life”. We are looking for individuals that enjoy physical work, the outdoors and with a positive outlook on life!

Our ideal candidate will be: principled, a good communicator, open minded, a critical thinker, balanced and reflective.

Experience in the ‘green industry’ is a definite asset but we will provide training to the right motivated individuals!!!

We offer year round employment.

Applicants with a valid WA State driver’s license and a clean driving are highly desired. If you have experience driving a truck/trailer we love this! If you have snow plowing experience we would be intrigued!

Other criteria you should know:
We have a No Drug Policy that means *No Drugs/Alcohol of any kind Permitted on Company Property, Job Sites, or in Company Vehicles
(Zero Tolerance Policy)
*No Smoking Permitted on Company Property, Job Sites or in Company Vehicles.
Individuals are required to maintain a good attendance record.

Compensation: Highly competitive with Entry level Crew Members starting at $15.00, Crew Leaders start at $17 and our most experienced Crew Leaders make much more.

Work Schedule: Monday-Thursday 40 hours and overtime.

Paid Holiday Incentive. WA SICK/PTO. Positive Work Environment.

Email your resume or request an application today by contacting Erica our HR Coordinator at Erica@NCountyLawnCare.com. Or drop by our office to say hi and hand deliver your application to us Mon-Thur.

Qualifications
*Must be 18 years or older
*High School Diploma or GED
*Able to lift up to 60 lbs.
*Able to stand for long periods of time
*No lifting or bending restrictions
*Experience in Lawn Care Maintenance
*Able to work independently and as a team

Application deadline / closing date
08/31/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$15.00
Days and hours of employment
M-Th occasional Fridays 7:00a-5:00p
Flexible schedule?
(○) Yes

Travel required?
(○) No
Person or department to contact
Erica
Business address
6689 Malloy Rd. Ferndale, WA 98248
Email
erica@ncountylawncare.com
Phone
360.510.6890
How to apply
Email your resume to erica@ncountylawncare.com

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

Program Instructor

Job position / title
Program Instructor
Name of business / employer
North Cascades Institute
Job description / duties
SUMMARY
Based out of the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in North Cascades National Park, the Program Instructor position functions as a professional member of the North Cascades Institute’s program instructional team. This position works primarily in the field leading student groups and runs in the fall and spring, with a 10-week furlough during the winter. The ideal candidate is a creative, energetic, professional, motivated, cooperative team player. They possess a strong work ethic with motivation to grow professionally as an instructor and as a key staff member of a mission-driven organization.

POSITION LOCATION
The work location for the Program Instructor is at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center. The Learning Center is located in the heart of the North Cascades National Park near Diablo, WA, and serves as a hub for a small network of trails along the shores of Diablo Lake. This region of North America has been visited by native tribes for over 9,000 years and continues to be a meaningful location for thousands of visitors each year. Opened in 2005, the Learning Center is a collaboration between North Cascades Institute, the National Park Service, and Seattle City Light, the public utility that owns and operates the hydroelectric project that includes Diablo Lake, and provides electricity to the residents of Seattle. The Learning Center is approximately 20 miles from the nearest gas station and post office, and 60 miles from towns with full amenities.

PROGRAM AREAS
Mountain School Programs (Fall and Spring)
Mountain School is the Institute’s primary school-based education program. It is a nationally recognized residential environmental education program serving approximately 2,700 elementary and middle school students annually. Students spend three days and two nights at the Learning Center hiking under towering trees, exploring terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and learning about the rich natural and cultural history of one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Field Instructors lead trail groups of students primarily from fifth grade classrooms, facilitating a safe, hands-on, outdoor learning experience.

Other positions may be available for Program Instructors in the summer
RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Instruction & Delivery (80%)
• Create a safe, welcoming learning environment for students through positive reinforcement, role-modeling, and cultural sensitivity
• Facilitate lessons with clear learning objectives in natural and cultural history, science, the arts, and other subjects
• Assist in delivering Mountain School student orientations
• Lead program participants on trail hikes
• Assist with maintaining and managing inventory of program educational materials
• Function as behind-the-scenes “Camptender” for Mountain School, as needed
• Assist in other Learning Center program areas as needed

Administration (10%)
• Regularly report on programming activities and field issues/concerns to appropriate supervisor
• Participate in all scheduled program trainings including a 2.5-week pre-season training and check-ins with supervisor
• Manage, respond to, and report any risk management incidents
• Engage in self-guided research into relevant natural history topics
• Support Institute program marketing as a frontline educator

Stewardship Area (5%)
• Complete work for an assigned project area. Some project areas include managing our aquatics lab or library, collaborating with kitchen or housekeeping staff, caring for instructional inventory and more.
• Report progress in your assigned area to the larger North Cascades Institute community as necessary.

General (5%)
• Support and actively contribute to the Institute’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives
• Participate in Learning Center staff meetings and weekly community work parties
• Provide ELC facilities, housekeeping, and kitchen staff with occasional light duty support
• Other duties as assigned

COMPENSATION & HOUSING
This is a temporary/seasonal, full time, non-exempt position, with a 10-week furlough, eligible for overtime pay. The wage is $13.00-$13.50 per hour depending on experience and wilderness certification; benefits include sick leave and holiday pay. Shared rental housing may be available, either at the Learning Center or in the neighboring towns of Diablo or Marblemount. Pets and smoking are not allowed in Institute housing. Meals are provided when programs are in session; otherwise, instructors are responsible for providing their own food. Employees are responsible for transportation to and from work.

COMMITMENT TO MISSION AND VALUES
Successful candidates will have a commitment to the mission of North Cascades Institute and the organization’s effort to promote diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the Institute’s culture, work and partnering relationships to ensure that the Institute and its programs are welcoming, relevant and accessible.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at North Cascades Institute. The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, citizenship or any other basis prohibited by law in any of its policies or programs.

ABOUT NORTH CASCADES INSTITUTE
The Institute’s mission is to inspire and empower environmental stewardship for all through transformative educational experiences in nature. Since 1986 we have helped connect people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of natural and cultural history. Our goal is to help people of all ages and backgrounds experience and enjoy the mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest – so all will care for and protect this special place. The Institute is committed to innovation and excellence in environmental learning and leadership in the nonprofit community. We believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity.

North Cascades Institute, http://www.ncascades.org, is a respected, national leader among U.S. environmental education organizations. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $4 million budget and strong reserves and more than a decade of Four-Star ratings with Charity Navigator. The Institute was also voted “Best Place to Work” in 2013 Bellingham Alive- Best in the Northwest Annual readers’ poll. This is a wonderful opportunity to join North Cascades Institute at a time of exciting growth.

Qualifications
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Ability to work with groups that have diverse backgrounds, cultures, and abilities
• Enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the natural world
• Previous experience in instructional roles
• Good judgment, flexibility and ability to work independently and reliably
• Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds
• Ability to talk and instruct while hiking over uneven terrain
• Ability to work flexible hours including evenings
• Ability to work and live in a small, rural community
• Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check that may include employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and a driving history check

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience working collaboratively with individuals from different identity groups
• Experience living or working in communities historically underrepresented in the field of environmental education
• Experience teaching elementary and middle school youth, as well as working with teachers and parent chaperones
• Ability to employ different teaching methods and styles to accommodate all learners
• Current Wilderness First Responder (preferred) upon date of hire
• Experience leading wilderness programs and associated risk management protocols
• Ability to create environments that support social-emotional learning
• Ability to facilitate inquiry-based teaching and learning
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in related field
• Knowledge of basic scientific principles and how to teach them
• Ability to speak multiple languages (Spanish preferred)
• Experience creating lesson plans
• Ability to engage in peer-coaching within the teaching team
• Experience teaching Mountain School
• Knowledge of the North Cascades natural and cultural history

Application deadline / closing date
06/17/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$13.00-$13.50 per hour DOE. Shared rental housing may be available. Meals are provided when programs are in session.
Days and hours of employment
40 hours/week

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
August 21st, 2019 – June 5th, 2020 (with furlough December 11th, 2019 – February 23rd, 2020). Dates are subject to change based on emerging budget and programmatic considerations.
Person or department to contact
Cindy Lee
Business address
810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Work location (if different from above)
1940 Diablo Dam Rd, Rockport, WA 98283
Email
info@ncascades.org
Phone
360.854.2654
How to apply
Please apply online on our website at: http://ncascades.atsondemand.com/
Complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume.
Application deadline is June 17, 2019 (priority; open until filled)

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

Planner 1 City of Bellingham

Job position / title
Planner 1
Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham
Job description / duties
The City of Bellingham is currently recruiting for a Planner 1.

The Planner 1 is responsible for a variety of urban planning duties. Provides information and assistance to the public on land use and planning issues. Reviews permit applications for compliance with land use codes and regulations. Performs field inspections for compliance with permits and codes. Investigates complaints of code violations and conducts enforcement. Prepares and presents reports in a public hearing context on individual land use applications. Incumbents research and gather field and other information for use in the planning process.

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 06/10/19 4:30 PM Pacific Time

To view the full job announcement and qualifications, please visit //www.cob.org/jobs!

Qualifications
•Positions in this classification acquire requisite knowledge and skills through completion of a bachelor’s degree in urban planning or related field or a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field plus one year of planning experience.
•Knowledge of planning principles and practices required. Experience in the field of planning preferred.
•A combination of experience and training that provides the applicant with the knowledge and skills to perform the job will be considered.

Application deadline / closing date
06/10/2019
Salary / rate of pay
Starting salary is $4,640/month
Days and hours of employment
Full time
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
104 West Magnolia Street, Bellingham, WA
Email
hr@cob.org
Phone
360.778.8228
How to apply
Please apply online at //www.cob.org/jobs!