Michael G. Foster School of Business
• Leadership development activities
• Business activities and lectures
• Guest speakers from the business community
DSHS seeks motivated and talented college students for paid summer intern program
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Internships may be the critical job experience needed to give applicants an edge in today’s tight job market. The Department of Social and Health Services has internship opportunities for college students during the summer of 2014. Interns learn first-hand about public administration in the largest state agency in Washington, gain valuable work experience, and network with professionals in state government. DSHS gets the opportunity to meet the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and leaders.
College students interested in state government and working for an agency that helps millions of Washingtonians every year will benefit from this opportunity.
Applicants should be committed to fairness, inclusion, equity and respect for all cultural differences among our employees and those whom we serve as we fulfill the agency mission of transforming lives.
Should you have questions about completing the online application or have any issues, BEFORE you submit your application, please contact Esmeralda Crosson, at 360.725.5831 or DAOMailbox@dshs.wa.gov (preferred).
Supplier & Outreach Manager
DSHS Diversity & Inclusion Office
The contest debuted in 2006 in Red Lake, Minnesota, in response to the March 2005 shooting by a Red Lake High School student of five fellow students, a teacher, a security guard, members of his family and then himself. Holland & Knight’s Charitable Foundation developed this contest with the hope that the Red Lake community would find healing by promoting its rich culture and traditions. In the following years, the program has evolved to serve all Native American communities.
FLEET ASSISTANT MANAGER
Under direction, plans, directs, and monitors an Agency fleet maintenance and repair program and supervises staff in the day-to-day implementation of this program. Exercises a wide range of latitude within the Agency for independent actions and decisions, and exercises supervision over work groups performing maintenance and repair of all Agency vehicles.
Incumbents work closely with a wide variety of employees in other Agency departments, outside contractors, and the public.
Incumbents are occasionally required to act as Fleet Manager.
Plans, directs, and monitors the daily operations, functions and activities of the fleet maintenance department; oversees and ensures the timely maintenance and availability of fleet vehicles; assists in the selection and procurement of vehicles and equipment; oversees maintenance and repair of communication equipment and transit control systems; supervises staff to include prioritizing and assigning work, conducts performance evaluations, ensures staff is trained, ensures staff follows policies and procedures, maintains a safe and healthy working environment, and makes hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations; develops, implements, and monitors warranty program determining how repairs should be accomplished; develops and implements retrofitting and special vehicle maintenance programs; serves as a liaison and participates in the exchange of information within the organization, with external agencies, and with the public; provides representation at a variety of meetings, events, training sessions and/or on committees; ensures compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations and policies; prepares, reviews, interprets, and analyzes a variety of information, data, and reports; makes recommendations and presentations based on findings; monitors and maintains department inventory, supplies, materials, and equipment to ensure efficient operations; develops and/or assists in the development and administration of the department budget; approves expenditures within established guidelines; performs other duties of a
Hiring Range: $67,405 – $82,571 annually, paid on a bi-weekly basis
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, or a related field and five years’ experience in overseeing a fleet maintenance division, including two years progressively responsible leadership experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Supervisory experience for a public agency in a unionized environment desired. Special Requirements: Valid Washington State driver’s license. Must be able to work and/or be on call evenings and weekends as required.
To receive consideration, submit a completed Pierce Transit application form and supplemental questionnaire
clearly showing how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. Application materials may be obtained at
www.piercetransit.org/careers. Application documents may be returned via email to Jean Carlson, HR Generalist at
firstname.lastname@example.org, via fax at 253-984-8224 or to PO Box 99070, Lakewood, WA 98496-0070. The position is open until filled. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received. Resumes will be accepted only if they are attached to a completed application form.
Applicants who, in the judgment of Human Resources, meet the minimum requirements for the position as listed above will be referred to the hiring authority for further consideration. Those who most closely match our requirements may be invited for an interview. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail to permit the Agency to properly evaluate their qualifications, skills and abilities as they relate to the position.
Coming soon, 2014 Spring Youth Forum!
Teams have been contacting us – it’s exciting to confirm there is a lot of interest in the Spring Youth Forum this year! It has been quite a valuable and rewarding experience for many in the past! I am happy to announce that the planning has begun. I thank those that participated in the first advisory planning meeting. I am also excited to share the changes and new additions to the program.
There have been a lot of questions around the Spring Youth Forum and I wanted to let you all know that details will be released soon. Please look for the information on the website by the end of March at www.springyouthforum.org.
For now, please save the following date on your calendar!
The Spring Youth Forum will be on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center in Grand Mound, Washington. Check-in will be on May 21, 2014 and in the morning of May 22, 2014.
Due to limited funds, team scholarships will no longer be available. However, sponsorship this year covers much of the costs of the event, so the cost is minimal. The cost is $15 per participant. Lodging and travel are not included. A significantly discounted lodging rate at the Great Wolf Lodge will be available soon for participants.
There are many teams that are currently working to complete their projects and getting ready to present to peers. Everyone is looking forward to hearing about all the great projects out there, and we are looking forward to hearing your story. Please contact me if you have any questions at Ivon.Urquilla@dshs.wa.gov.
Ivon Urquilla, Spring Youth Forum Chair