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City of Sparks Sparks, NV
Apr 17, 2024
Full time
Are you looking for a  meaningful career  that has a  positive impact on the community ? If you answered  YES , come join the City of Sparks! Aside from working for an organization that is dedicated to the community, you will also receive a  generous and competitive salary,  benefit package,   tuition reimbursement, bilingual pay (when applicable) and retirement plan. People who come to Sparks stay in Sparks. The Ideal Candidate : The IT department is looking for individuals who will utilize their customer service skills to help end users across the City and to work in a team-based environment to achieve common goals. The selected individuals will demonstrate the a bility to organize and prioritize multiple priorities while adapting  to changing technologies and new systems  While  not required , the ideal candidate will  preferably  have a CompTIA A+ certification. Are you the ideal candidate? If so, apply now! Application Tips : Fill out and update   your general online application before attaching it to any new job posting. HR reviews information listed on the application submitted to the specific job posting. Contact information :  use an email address you can easily access at any time. The  Qualifications  section  below is your guide to understand what the City is looking for on your application, use this to your advantage. It is up to the candidate seeking employment/promotion to include all relevant information for qualification purposes, on the application the candidate submits to be considered for the job. Training & Experience Questions :  In addition to submitting the application, you will need to answer the Training & Experience questions at the end of the application as this is your Civil Service Exam . DO  attach:  licenses/transcripts/certificates that will demonstrate you meet the education or certification requirements (see qualifications section to determine what documents to attach) or preferred experience/education. DO NOT  attach resumes or cover letters . The City of Sparks does not review these items with the application.  Enable TEXT messaging   in your application before you hit submit! This feature will allow the recruiter to send you important reminders throughout the recruitment process. The City of Sparks is currently seeking to hire two (2) Information Technology Support Specialists in the Information Technology Division of the Finance Department. If you have any questions, please email hrstaff@cityofsparks.us. The City of Sparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Civil Service Testing : The Civil Service Exam for this position will be a Training and Experience Questionnaire. All applicants interested in consideration must complete the Training and Experience questions attached at the end of this job posting. Training and Experience Questionnaires will be evaluated and given a score. The score received will be the candidate's Civil Service Exam score and will determine the candidate's rank on the eligibility list. It is, therefore, in the candidate's best interest to answer each question completely and thoroughly. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST I Under general supervision, provide support in the planning, design, testing and implementation of citywide telecommunications and computer systems. Install and maintain local area network systems software and hardware. Provide end user training and technical assistance.   DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level class in the Information Technology Support Specialist series expected to perform duties under general supervision. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST II Provide support in the planning, design, testing and implementation of citywide telecommunications and computer systems. Install and maintain local area network systems software and hardware. Provide end user training and technical assistance.   DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the experienced class in the Information Technology Support Specialist series. This class is distinguished from the Information Technology Support Specialist I by the performance of more complex duties as assigned. Incumbent is fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit and able to perform duties with little supervision. Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications to continue in the recruitment process: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST I Education and Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent and one (1) year of responsible computer and network support experience.   Licenses and Certificates: Must possess within thirty (30) days of hire and maintain throughout employment, the equivalent to a valid Nevada Class C driver's license.   Must possess within six (6) months of hire, Incident Command System (ICS) 100/200. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST II Education and Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent and three (3) years of responsible computer and network support experience. Licenses and Certificates: Must possess within thirty (30) days of hire and maintain throughout employment, the equivalent to a valid Nevada Class C driver's license. Must possess within six (6) months of hire, Incident Command System (ICS) 100/200. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST I Install, configure, and support computer software, hardware, network, and peripheral equipment.   Assist in the installation, setup, support, configuration and backup of network systems, servers, and infrastructure. Diagnose and resolve network connectivity issues for workstations and printers.   Install and support a variety of software packages. Load and test all upgraded and new computer software and maintain detailed installation and upgrade records.   Diagnose computer and software problems. Perform routine repairs and replacements. Contact vendors and arrange for non-routine repairs. Configure routers, switches, and firewalls.   Perform security administration for network resources. Maintain and administer network user and machine accounts. Set file and share permissions to allow end users to access network resources.   Troubleshoot multimedia. Maintain digital video recording system for court session testimony, City Council presentations and other departments.   Field requests and work with clients to answer questions and resolve problems related to technology products and services. Work as a proponent/advocate for client issues and concerns in all interactions with service providers.   Perform other duties which may be assigned.   Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of computer systems and procedures Knowledge of basic principles used in the analysis, design, programming, and maintenance of computer systems Knowledge of computer operating systems and local area network applications Knowledge of network protocols, standards, hardware, structures, environment, local area operations and cabling Knowledge of procedures for data processing documentation Knowledge of software in and applications related to word processing, spreadsheet, database, and graphics applications, including Microsoft Office Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to Information Technology Knowledge of principles and practices of emergency management Ability to organize, prioritize work schedule and handle multiple priorities under supervision Ability to adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems Ability to work in a team-based environment to achieve common goals Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted during work Ability to train others in work procedures Physical Demands: Requires ability to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment as well as work in an industrial facility using ramps and stairs. Ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time.  Occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, climb ladders and twist. Occasionally lift, carry push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight and to use assisted lifting techniques to lift 50-75 pounds. Ability to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard. Some work is performed in a computer operations environment with exposure to noise, dust, fumes, and controlled environments. Must be able to follow safety procedures when working with electrical cabinets.   SUPPLEMENTAL JOB POSTING INFORMATION This is a Civil Service position and is Non-Exempt under FLSA guidelines  This position reports to the Network & Infrastructure Administrator  Supervision exercised: None May be called back, held over, work off-hours, nights, weekends and holiday shifts as required    May be required to work during emergency circumstances or inclement weather conditions May be required to pass a pre-placement drug screen and background investigation INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST II Understand, interpret, and effectively explain a variety of hardware and software applications to users.  Install, configure, and support computer software, hardware, network, and peripheral equipment. Install, setup, support, configure and backup network systems, servers, and infrastructure. Diagnose and resolve network connectivity issues for workstations and printers. Install and support a variety of software packages. Load and test all upgraded and new computer software and maintain detailed installation and upgrade records.  Diagnose computer and software problems. Perform routine repairs and replacements. Contact vendors and arrange for non-routine repairs. Configure routers, switches, and firewalls. Perform security administration for network resources. Maintain and administer network user and machine accounts. Set file and share permissions to allow end users to access network resources.  Troubleshoot and administer multimedia. Maintain digital video recording system for court session testimony, City Council presentations and other departments.  Field requests and work with clients to answer questions and resolve problems related to technology products and services. Work as a proponent/advocate for client issues and concerns in all interactions with service providers.  Assemble information regarding proposed technology strategies and information processing plans for presentation to departmental representatives.  Assist in the management of computer maintenance contracts to ensure end-user satisfaction with the quality of service provided.  Execute small projects on own and work with management in planning and executing larger local projects. Perform other duties which may be assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of operating characteristics of computer systems and procedures Knowledge of basic principles used in the analysis, design, programming, and maintenance of computer systems Knowledge of computer operating systems and local area network applications Knowledge of network protocols, standards, hardware, structures, environment, local area operations and cabling Knowledge of procedures for data processing documentation Knowledge of software in and applications related to word processing, spreadsheet, database, and graphics applications, including Microsoft Office Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to Information Technology Knowledge of principles and practices of emergency management Ability to organize and prioritize work schedule and handle multiple priorities, projects and complex tasks independently Ability to adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems Ability to work independently to analyze problems and implement solutions Ability to work in a team-based environment to achieve common goals Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted during work Ability to train others in work procedures Physical Demands: Requires ability to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment as well as work in an industrial facility using ramps and stairs. Ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time. Occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, climb ladders and twist. Occasionally lift, carry push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight and to use assisted lifting techniques to lift 50-75 pounds. Ability to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard. Some work is performed in a computer operations environment with exposure to noise, dust, fumes, and controlled environments. Must be able to follow safety procedures when working with electrical cabinets. SUPPLEMENTAL JOB POSTING INFORMATION This is a Civil Service position and is Non-Exempt under FLSA guidelines  This position reports to the Network & Infrastructure Administrator  Supervision exercised: None May be called back, held over, work off-hours, nights, weekends and holiday shifts as required    May be required to work during emergency circumstances or inclement weather conditions May be required to pass a pre-placement drug screen and background investigation Human Resources will require prior to the first examination for the position, necessary documentary evidence be submitted for fitness of any qualification. Any requirement not met for the advertised position prior to the first examination for that position, will be cause for Human Resources to decline to examine, certify or hire the applicant. Recruitment Communication: Human Resources will be contacting you at various stages of the recruitment process via email only, even if you have chosen U.S. mail for prior application processes or for applications with other agencies. Please make sure your email address is accurate. Reasonable Accommodation : Human Resources will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the selection process. If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources office when you turn in your application or at least three (3) business days prior to the examination/interview by calling (775) 353-2345. Disclaimer : The City of Sparks hires and promotes candidates based on a competitive merit selection process, which may include any or all of the following: screening for minimum qualifications, written examinations, supplemental training and experience questionnaires, assessment centers, interviews (oral or written), physical tests or any combination which the Sparks Civil Service Commission may order.   Scoring in the top five (5) for promotion or top ten (10) for entry level in any part of the selection process merely advances the applicant to a higher round of examination, which may consist of additional interviews and other evaluations. Scoring in the top five (5) or ten (10) gives no right to be selected for the position. The City of Sparks reserves the right to select applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications for the position.
Anacostia Watershed Society Anacostia Watershed Society, 4302 Baltimore Avenue, Bladensburg, MD 20710-1031
Apr 17, 2024
Seasonal
The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) seeks a part-time, seasonal (20 hours/week from May to November 2024) Recreation and Restoration Programs Assistant to provide on-the-water, field, and facility support for our organization. This non-exempt position will participate in the organization’s recreation and restoration work by leading and/or assisting with educational boat tours, volunteer restoration events, and field studies; providing logistical and hands-on support; and helping store, maintain, and ensure the safe use of materials and equipment.  Specific tasks may include:  providing meaningful watershed education and recreational experiences and interpretation to youth and adults of all ages; wetland plantings, mussel monitoring, tree plantings, watering, and maintenance; landscaping, mowing, and other tasks as assigned.  This position works with and reports directly to the Manager of Volunteer and Recreation Programs, and works collaboratively across the organization. The Recreation and Restoration Programs Assistant will be an exciting opportunity to contribute to the watershed’s restoration and the engagement of diverse communities, partners, and other stakeholders to deliver on our mission to protect and restore the Anacostia watershed for all who live here and for future generations.  Key Accountabilities Prepare for, equip, assist, and/or lead safe recreational events (i.e. canoe and pontoon boat trips), highlighting the Anacostia Watershed Society’s work and interpreting wildlife and history along the river. Prepare for, equip, support, and/or attend volunteer restoration events (i.e. plantings, trash cleanups, mussel monitoring, tree maintenance and watering, and field assessment). Assist with the coordination, implementation, and safe use of equipment and tools, and nursery and landscaping tasks in support of initiatives. Participate in other special projects, organization-wide efforts, and tasks as assigned. Key Requirements Demonstrated career Interest and/or experience in community engagement, enthusiastic for and comfortable in the outdoors, and demonstrated knowledge, commitment, and passion for environmental sustainability. Skilled boat operator desired. Boating and paddling experience strongly preferred and a plus. Comfort on the water and in the field required. Strong verbal communication skills, including persuasive and effective communication that forwards the purpose and mission of the organization; familiarity with use of computers and the internet. Ability to work with and provide excellent customer service to people of all ages, especially experience working in a metropolitan area. Self-motivation, innovation, resourcefulness, and cooperative team player in doing whatever it takes to get the job done well. General trade skills such as driving a pickup and trailer, landscaping, irrigation, basic carpentry, small engine and tool maintenance, and facility upkeep preferred. Willing, motivated, and able to work a flexible schedule that includes frequent evenings and weekends, work in the field and on the water, often being outside in variable weather, travel, and driving to field sites. Physical work required (i.e. ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds). Boating licenses and certifications strongly preferred and a plus. CPR/First Aid Certification desired and a plus.   Required Qualifications and Experiences Demonstrated passion for environmental justice coupled with a commitment to clean waterways being a human right, with relevant experience in community environmental learning, land management, or recreation. Additional experience and/or education in boat/vehicle maintenance and operations, natural resource management, environmental science, parks and recreation, or other environmental/conservation field is a plus, but not a requirement. Experience in project logistical support and working with staff and engaging community volunteers is deeply valuable. Experience engaging children/youth and/or adults with experiential learning, and/or community outreach and engagement is a plus. Medium to heavy lifting (such as canoes, kayaks, landscaping material, Shad and Mussel hatcheries, etc.). Ability to operate a vehicle; valid driver’s license and clean driving record required. High school diploma and/or equivalent experience.   Interested applicants should email a cover letter and a résumé formally expressing interest to askhr@anacostiaws.org .   AWS encourages and embraces diversity. We seek qualified applicants that reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve.    
Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, Iowa
Apr 17, 2024
Part time
Job Summary  Are you passionate about making an impact and empowering individuals to pursue an education that fits their career goals? Are you a retired truck driver or have free time and want to earn some extra money?  Hawkeye Community College has a great opportunity for you to mentor and pass on your expertise to the semi-truck drivers of tomorrow. Now is your time to be the difference! Hawkeye Community College’s Regional Transportation and Training Center has an immediate need for CDL Semi Truck Driving Instructors in the Cedar Valley and Peosta area. As an instructor, you would be delivering hands on in-cab and on-range instruction to students using a full-size tractor-trailer as well as skills monitoring and road monitoring to students in transportation programs or contracted training classes.  Teaching assignments may be at various sites and in various formats and be held on days, evenings, and weekends. Instructors will plan and guide the learning processes for students toward the achievement in obtaining their CDL license and employment goals.     The Regional Transportation Training Center, located south of the main campus, is a training location for a variety of short-term training and continuing education driving courses.  The driving range features an open driving area, 26-foot-wide road, inclines, and left and right turns.  The center's building houses classrooms, drive through truck bays, and four virtual driving simulators .   Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.   Essential Job Functions Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Teaches students to develop skills in shifting, clutching, cornering, backing, driving, coupling, inspecting and all other necessary competencies in becoming an entry level truck driver. Employs instructional methods and materials appropriate for meeting stated objectives, assesses accomplishments of students, and provides progress reports as requested and required. Teaches students to understand vehicle components in order to perform pre and post trip inspections. Instructs students on location and purpose of various components in diesel trucks and semi-trailers. Ensures that Hawkeye Community College and other vendor equipment (e.g. trucks, trailers), facilities, and tools are kept clean and in good condition. Provides instruction to individuals enrolled in transportation programs at the Regional Transportation Training Center or at various company locations. Knowledge of State and Federal regulations. Adheres to DOT, Hawkeye Community College, and departmental safety regulations and rules. Treats and respects all students equally and addresses any inappropriate behavior promptly and fairly. Performs other duties as assigned.   Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum 2 years on the road or local driving experience. Hold current CDL Class A license. Demonstrated ability to utilize and operate full size semi-trucks during instruction. Demonstrated strong organizational skills. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills to positively interact with students, faculty, and staff. Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, maintain customer confidence and protect operational integrity. Ability to work with and provide customer service for diverse populations (faculty, staff, students, and general public). Must pass/meet FMCSA requirements up to and including a pre-employment drug test, a completed FMCSA application and employment verifications. Must pass/meet Hawkeye Community College compliance requirements, up to and including a background check and vehicle insurance requirements.      Preferred Qualifications Previous teaching and/or training experience   Working Conditions Anticipated hours are flexible and occur during the day, afternoon and/or evenings with potential for occasional weekends.   Requires skills for succeeding in an office environment, using technology.  Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp.  Work is performed in an office setting.  Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours.  During the course of the day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person. Requires ability to move in and out of full semi-truck.  Work is performed outside with varying degrees of climate, being aware of surroundings and moving vehicles.   Employment Status Part-time, hourly positions on an as needed basis with an average of up to 27 hours per week.  This position starts at $21.50 per hour with potential for an increase after 90 days.   Application Procedure Complete online application at hawkeyecollege.edu/employment and submit all required documentation. Submit/upload a cover letter Submit/upload a resume Submit/upload three references with a minimum of 1 being a current/past supervisor Completed applications that include required materials will be reviewed upon submission. Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices:  https://www.hawkeyecollege.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/equal-opportunity .  The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email  equity-titleIX@hawkeyecollege.edu , or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:  OCR.Chicago@ed.gov .  If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.
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