AmeriCorps VISTA

Please follow the links for details and in order to apply to the AmeriCorps VISTA positions that we are currently accepting applications for in Bellingham. These positions start February 18th. The deadline to apply is January 10th, and applications are processed on a rolling basis.

Whatcom Family & Community Network Public Relations & Volunteer Systems VISTA: Create public relations strategies to promote healthy communities for children & families. Recruit volunteers & create management systems to alleviate poverty and underlying community health factors.

SeaMar GRACE Community Capacity Builder VISTA: The Whatcom Ground-Level Response And Coordinated Engagement (GRACE) project is a community-based effort to find solutions for individuals who are using crisis services and law enforcement in frequent, yet ineffective ways. Support this effort through software implementation, training curriculum, procedural guides, and community outreach.

Founded in 1965, VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) has been on the forefront of ending poverty in America for over 50 years.

Members make a yearlong, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.

Benefits of VISTA service:
• Monthly stipend
• End of Service or Education Award once service is completed
• Loan forbearance and deferment during service
• Assistance with Health Coverage
• Professional Development
• Child Care
• Non-competitive Eligibility Status for employment in the federal government for up to one year after service
• Be a part of a national movement working to alleviate poverty

Any questions: contact Naomi at or 360-734-5121 x246

Case Management Intern

PROGRAM: Family Housing Program/ Rapid Re-housing
SUPPORTED BY: Family Housing Program Case Managers, Rapid Re-housing Supervisor
POSITION SUMMARY: The Case Management Intern will support case managers offering advocacy based case management to clients participating in Lydia Place’s Rapid Re-housing programs. This intern will assist households in identifying housing options, securing permanent housing, establishing a housing stability plan, and working towards self-sufficiency in addition to aiding support with housing compliance paperwork and file maintenance.
PROGRAM LENGTH: Minimum 6 month commitment (2 quarters), 12-16 hours a week
TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to Case Manager, Louis Walbrek at Position open until filled.
• Actively completing a BA in Human Services or related field; or other related educational experience. Applicants using internship for class credit preferred.
• Ability to adapt easily to change and handle stressful situations effectively and on a regular basis.
• Background/ interest in the fields of social justice and human services.
• Strong organization skills
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently without direct supervision in a busy environment.
• Experience and desire to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
• Demonstrated ability to solve problems and think strategically.
• Proficiency with word processing, Microsoft Office programs, and internet software.
• Ability to communicate written and orally with clarity and professionalism.
• Valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance required.
● Gain experience with operations of a non-profit organization.
● Develop rapport and establish professional relationships with Human Services professionals.
● Learn how to work, communicate, and make positive change in a professional office environment.
● Gain insight about the complexities of poverty and homelessness.
● Letter of recommendation can be provided upon successful completion of internship.
• Support with conducting client intake and eligibility determination, shadow case management in office and at home visits with opportunities to lead client discussions, provide advocacy, rapport building, assessments, resource and referral, development of case plan, participate in compliance paperwork.
• Advocate for clients from a client-centered approach which supports clients in functioning as independently as possible
• Provide comprehensive advocacy services to clients which address all factors that have contributed to their homeless status.
• Assist clients with the lease-up process with their property manager; and accompany them to related appointments as needed.
• Develop a permanent housing service plan; collaborate with other agencies to meet client needs.
• Attend on-going home visits and office appointments with clients intended to evaluate service effectiveness and progress toward goals.
• Conduct exit interviews with clients leaving the program and create an exit summary detailing progress and goals made while in the program.
Communication, Documentation, Other Essential Functions:
• Fulfill all duties as a mandated reporter of child abuse or child neglect to DCFS.
• Maintain client confidentiality in all circumstances expect those required by law.
• Participate in weekly check-ins with supervisor.
• Communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, supervisors, and community partners.
• Support with maintaining accurate and timely documentation of client files; enter data into CMS, including compliance with all contract and confidentiality requirements.
• Represent Lydia Place at designated community meetings and through public presentations as assigned; preserve positive professional relationships with landlords, property managers, and housing providers in the community.
• Additional duties as assigned.
To perform job successfully, the individual should demonstrate the following competencies: listens and gets clarification, balances team and individual responsibilities, gives and welcomes feedback, treats people with respect, keeps commitments, follows policies and procedures, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, supports organization’s goals and values, adapts to changes in the work environment, is consistently at work on time, ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent, asks for and offers help when needed, displays willingness to make decisions, supports and explains reasoning for decisions, includes appropriate people on decision making process, observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception. While performing these job duties, the employee is regularly required to listen to others and provide verbal feedback. The employee is required to sit for extended periods of time. Employee also is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, or balance.

Work Study Position

Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic
Lead Paralegal
Work Study Position Description
LAW Advocates’ Mission: Provide free civil legal assistance to low income Whatcom County residents.
The Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic is a “self-help” legal clinic for low-income survivors of domestic violence hosted at the LAW Advocates office in downtown Bellingham.
The Lead Paralegal must be a student in the Paralegal Studies Program at Whatcom Community College with a Work Study award.
The Lead Paralegal supports the Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic Contract Attorney and provides leadership to our team of paralegal volunteers. The Lead Paralegal will gain experience preparing legal documents, interacting with clients, developing efficient systems in a legal aid office, and supervising a small team of volunteers. Under the supervision of the Contract Attorney, the Lead Paralegal will help clients to build confidence to file legal documents, properly serve the other party, and represent themselves in court proceedings.
Wage: $13.50 per hour
Location: LAW Advocates office: 1415 Commercial St. Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: 8-16 hours per week, depending on Work Study award: Tuesdays 9:30 am – 1:00 pm and Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, plus additional hours if available; we can be somewhat flexible for the right candidate, but some availability on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings is required.
Commitment: At least 2 quarters; preference given to candidates who can commit to 3 quarters
Responsible to: Contract Attorney, Programs Manager
Duties and Learning Opportunities:
 Coordinate receipt of referrals from Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
 Coordinate cases with Contract Attorney and Paralegal Volunteers
 Conduct initial client intakes by phone
 Call clients to set up attorney-client appointments
 Make phone and text reminders for appointments and hearings
 Observe attorney-client meetings
 Be part of the legal-reasoning process
 Draft family law documents
 Prepare documents for filing and service
 Accompany clients to the courthouse to file
 Maintain accurate case notes in LAW Advocates’ case management software, LegalServer
 Gain experience with FamilySoft software
 Close cases and archive case files electronically
 Track case outcomes and send evaluation forms to clients
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Lead Paralegal Position Description, Continued
Duties and Learning Opportunities, Continued:
 Offer feedback to the Programs Manager and Contract Attorney for improving services
 Other duties as assigned
 Current student in the Paralegal Studies program at Whatcom Community College
 Eligible for Work Study
 Interest in serving LAW Advocates’ Mission
 Comfortable working with survivors of domestic violence and asking about domestic violence
 Ability to volunteer on Tuesdays and Thursdays
 Ability to make at least a two-quarter commitment
 Appreciation for the sensitive nature of the confidential information and ability to maintain confidentiality
 Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and maintain a positive working relationship with staff members, volunteers, and clients
 Ability to serve as a positive and professional representative of LAW Advocates
 Computer literacy and willingness to learn new software (training provided)
 Strong written and verbal communication skills
 Independent worker not needing close supervision; good judgment
 Dependable, organized, and detail oriented
 Gain paralegal experience and leadership experience while helping low-income survivors of domestic violence and their families
 Help LAW Advocates provide essential legal aid to low-income people in our community
 Internship credit may be available depending on your school/program requirements
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter addressing why you are interested and why you are a good fit for this position to: Nikki D’Onofrio, Programs Manager at Please submit your application as soon as possible.
Contact: Please email or call 360-671-6079 x10 with any questions.

Certified Behavior Technician

Job position / title
Certified Behavior Technician
Name of business / employer
Endless Potential
Job description / duties
Candidate provides support in assisting in implementing behavior plans; monitoring student behavior; documenting activities and progress; and supporting students’ treatment plan goals as prescribed, monitored and supervised by the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Applicants must have a strong work history, be detailed oriented, able to follow directions, and be self starters. We prefer full-time applicants whose schedules remain constant from week to week and whose likelihood of last-minute cancellation or frequent schedule changes is low.

The ideal candidate will have at least 60 hours of (documented) training in Applied Behavior Analysis and at least one year of experience working with children who have special needs. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as training is provided. Applicants with a degree in the field (Psychology, Counseling, or Education) will be given priority, as well as those who are working to become BCBAs. BCBA supervision is provided for employees seeking Board Certification in Behavior Analysis and priority is given to applicants who intend to make ABA their career. Certified Behavior Technician License is a plus but not required. Must be able to pass a stringent criminal background check.

Application deadline / closing date
Salary / rate of pay
15-18/per hour
Days and hours of employment
M-F/ 15-32 hours/week
Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
11/1/2019- permanent
Person or department to contact
Regina Walls
Business address
2110 Iron St
How to apply
Send resume and cover letter to:

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


The Whatcom County Library System values diversity and inclusion and we are interested in hiring candidates that are representative of the communities and patrons we serve.
DEPARTMENT: Public Services
PAY RATE: $12.9846/hour (Pay Level 2) WORKING HOURS: 14.5 regular weekly hours, plus additional unscheduled hours up to a total of 1014 hours annually, to substitute for absent staff at all WCLS libraries, including evening and weekend hours.

Regular schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday – 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, and Saturday – 9:45 am to 5:15 pm. Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule and/or worksite changes depending on library needs.
LOCATION: Regular hours at South Whatcom Library; substitute hours at South Whatcom and other libraries
DUTIES: Sorts and shelves books and other library materials alpha/numerically; performs shelf reading and reorganizes shelves for correct location of materials and attractive appearance of shelves; performs minor repairs on books and library materials; assists patrons with basic circulation tasks; and other similar duties.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to gain working knowledge of Whatcom County Library System’s policies and procedures; ability to act as a representative of Whatcom County Library System to the public and uphold intellectual freedom standards; ability to perform alpha/numeric filing accurately; ability to learn and utilize the Dewey Decimal System; ability to check materials in and out on the Horizon circulation system; ability to establish priorities and organize workload; ability to maintain tact, courtesy, confidentiality, and strict discretion in dealing with the public; ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere. Work requires considerable physical effort in the handling of materials up to 30 pounds and/or continual standing or walking 90%+ of the time. Requires the ability to speak and understand English. Must be 16 years or older to apply. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.
APPLICATION: Submit a completed WCLS Employment Application* along with a Supplemental Questionnaire by 5:00 PM SATURDAY 09/28/19 to:
South Whatcom Library 10 Barn View Court Sudden Valley, Gate 2 Bellingham, WA 98229 Attn: Branch Manager
Call (360) 305-3632 or email for further information.
* Résumés and cover letters are optional, unless requested, and will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed WCLS Employment Application. Application forms are available at to print, fill out and mail in, or at the above address, or at any Whatcom County Library branch.
JOB BEGINS: As soon after hiring as possible

Library Page – South Whatcom Library

NAME: ________________________________________________
This supplemental questionnaire must be completed in addition to the WCLS Employment Application.
1. Current Work Schedule: 14.5 regular weekly hours, plus additional unscheduled hours up to a total of 1014 hours annually, to substitute for absent staff at all WCLS libraries, including evening and weekend hours. Regular schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday – 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, and Saturday – 9:45 am to 5:15 pm. Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule and/or worksite changes depending on library needs.
Are you available to work the current work schedule for this position?  Yes  No
2. Availability: Please circle all the additional days and time periods that you would be available to work, if needed (bold periods indicate time periods that include the regular schedule).
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Morning Morning Morning Morning Morning Morning Morning
Afternoon Afternoon Afternoon Afternoon Afternoon Afternoon Afternoon
Evening Evening Evening Evening

3. Are you able to regularly lift objects or materials weighing up to 30 pounds, with or without accommodation?  Yes  No

4. Do you have experience working in a public library, either as a paid employee or a volunteer?  Yes  No If yes, please describe:

5. Do you have experience filing or sorting alphabetically or numerically?  Yes  No If yes, please describe:

6. Do you have experience performing tasks with speed and accuracy?  Yes  No If yes, please describe:

I certify that all information given by me is true, correct and complete:

_______________________________________ Printed Name

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___/____/____ Date

Bilingual Legal Assistant

Job position / title
Bilingual Legal Assistant
Name of business / employer
Harrison and Pai, PLLC
Job description / duties
Harrison and Pai, PLLC is a growing immigration law firm with offices in Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA, which handles a broad range of immigration cases. We seek an experienced paralegal/legal assistant to assist and support two attorneys in working with clients to file immigration petitions and supporting documentation. The ideal candidate cares deeply about immigrant rights and is passionate about helping guide immigrants through the legal process. Fluency in Spanish is required.

This position requires direct client interaction and collaboration with colleagues. Previous experience as a paralegal in an immigration firm is preferred however, we are willing to train the right person.

Answering a busy phone line and communicating with callers in English and Spanish
Assistance with scheduling attorney meetings
Working with clients to draft affidavits and collecting supporting documents
Tracking filings and deadlines
Maintaining regular correspondence with clients

Salary Range

Commensurate with education and experience.
Competitive salary and benefits package

To Apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but priority will be given to applications received by September 30, 2019.

Fluency in Spanish is required. Please do not apply if you are not fluent in Spanish.
Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate preferred but will consider work experience
Experience conducting client intakes
Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office and experience with databases
Superb written and oral communication skills including cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to work independently
Ability to travel between Mount Vernon and Bellingham office preferred
Duties Include

Application deadline / closing date
Salary / rate of pay
Days and hours of employment
M-F, 9-5
Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Holly Pai
Business address
325 Pine Street, Suite D
Work location (if different from above)
Mount Vernon, WA
How to apply
Please send a PDF of a cover letter and resume to

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

AmeriCorps Position

AmeriCorps Position


College Access Corps Coordinator
Bellingham or Mt. Vernon
• Would you like to gain experience working with youth in educational settings?
• Are you committed to making a difference in communities?
• Would you like to receive valuable training and financial support to help you with your future academic and career goals?

Then consider joining the dynamic College Access Corps AmeriCorps team at Washington Campus Compact (WACC), hosted at Western Washington University (WWU). Washington Campus Compact is a coalition of higher education institutions committed to advancing the public purpose of colleges and universities, educating students for civic and social responsibility, and working in partnerships to cultivate vital and sustainable communities across the state.

The College Access Corps Coordinator is a full-time 10.5 month AmeriCorps position. You would be serving in a school working directly with 4th – 12th grade students to help them overcome barriers to access college.

Positions are open now in Bellingham and Mt. Vernon. As an AmeriCorps member you will receive:
• $13,992 living allowance over a 10.5 month term of service
• Loan forbearance and interest accrual reimbursement on qualifying loans
• Childcare assistance and health insurance available if needed
• $6,095 Education Award upon successful program completion
• Valuable training and coaching throughout your term of service

Required Qualifications
The College Access Corps AmeriCorps program requires that all members serving in the program must meet the eligibility requirements listed below:
1. Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
2. Be 18 or older
3. Have an AA/BA or some college
4. Agree to a National Service Criminal History Check and not have a sexual offense or murder conviction

To learn more or to apply, contact Jacob Barrera, College Access Corps Team Leader
Phone: (360) 650-2325

JOB FAIR – SEPT 3rd and 4th

Job position / title
JOB FAIR – SEPT 3rd and 4th
Name of business / employer
Job description / duties
We are NOV National Oilwell Varco -formerly Ershigs, Inc. a local fiberglass manufacturing plant. We have manufacturing facilities spanning four continents, and a sales and distribution network covering 40 countries, we provide worldwide service to the oil and gas, chemical and industrial, marine, offshore, fuel handling, and mining industries.

We are having a JOB FAIR / RAPID HIRE event at our Ershigs facility 742 Marine Dr.
September 3rd 11am-5pm
September 4th 7am – 12noon

Bring your resume and be ready to interview!

We are currently looking for production workers in our fiberglass facility, a material handler, and an estimator.

Possess HS diploma or equivalent
Possess related manufacturing experience and a safety first attitude
Be able to lift up to 50 lbs
Be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check
Basic math skills required

Application deadline / closing date
Salary / rate of pay
13.68 -20.00
Days and hours of employment
M-F 7am-4:00pm
Flexible schedule?
(○) Negotiable

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Weekly
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
742 Marine Dr.
How to apply
Go to
Search the Bellingham WA location for local postings.

Full-time Positions:
Pipe Finisher 4 (Job ID 1906736)
Fitting Finisher 1 (Job ID 1906730)
Pipe Machine Operator 4 ( Job ID 1906740)
Sheet Metal Material Handler (Job ID 1907476)
Estimator (Job ID 1907477)

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

Mesa Police Department

We are actively recruiting for the Mesa Police Department and are looking to hire numerous police officers! We are accepting applications for Police Officer Recruit now until Monday September 2, 2019. In 2020, the Mesa Police Department will be hosting three academy classes creating even more opportunities for success. For more information about the testing process to become a Mesa Police Officer Recruit visit our website MPDJOBS.COM.

We make special accommodations for Out of State applicants, for more details on this please contact one of our recruiters.
Here is a link to our current recruiting video:
Mesa Police Recruitment Video
Please reach out to our recruiting department at if you have any questions.

We look forward to working with you!

Below are links for flyers.




Shannon Lieber
Community Engagement |Recruitment
480 644 2283 office | 480 644 4304 fax

Information & Welcome Desk Coordinator – Administrative Assistant 1

Information & Welcome Desk Coordinator – Administrative Assistant 1

Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Enrollment & Student Services

Position Title
Information & Welcome Desk Coordinator – Administrative Assistant 1
About the University
Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
The Viking Union supports Western’s mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
The Viking Union is a responsive and student-focused organization that promotes connections through engaging student activities, exploration in outdoor recreation, and excellence in facilities and services.
This position has oversight over both the 5th and 6th floor Information/Welcome desks and is responsible for the hiring, scheduling and training of student staff to ensure accurate distribution of information and a high level of front line customer service for the Viking Union. This position also provides primary administrative support for the Associate Dean for Student Engagement/Viking Union Director and staff in the Viking Union Organization and coordinates Viking Union resources and information. This position also provides some support for the AVP/ Dean of Students Administrative Unit.
Required Qualifications
High School Graduation or GED
2 years clerical experience
1 year customer service experience
Proficiency with MS Word
Experience working with Excel spreadsheets
Experience with Office 365
Proficiency with MS Outlook to view calendars and schedule meetings.
Demonstrated attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability working in a diverse environment.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to show initiative.
Experience working in a setting that requires confidentiality.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Familiar with using databases as a management tool.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience supervising or directing the work of students
Familiar with Banner System
Experience with MS Access databases
Experience working with systems and processes related to creating security groups or managing permissions such as: access control, distribution of building keys or software permission
Experience working in a university setting.
Ability to work in a shared space
New hires typically start at $2,717 per month; an excellent benefits package is included.
Bargaining Unit
This position is part of bargaining unit A and is covered by the collective bargaining agreement with the Washington Federation of State Employees bargaining union (WFSE).
Application Instructions
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.
Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Please address how you meet each of the required qualifications in your cover letter.
Closing Date Notes
Position closes 07/12/2019

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);
WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“The Clery Act”). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western’s campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.
Job no: 497026
Advertised: Jun 20 2019 07:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 12 2019 23:55 Pacific Daylight Time