October 6, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
FACILITIES CUSTODIAN I
An employee in this position will perform routine custodial work at bus stops, in buildings and adjacent grounds. Essential functions will include cleaning seating areas, trash cans, windows, walls, restrooms and replenishing supplies; sweeping, mopping, and polishing floors; operating a pressure washer to clean structures, pavement and equipment; cleaning walkways and grounds adjacent to assigned buildings; ensuring that rubbish, weeds and waste paper are removed; sweeping parking lots; shoveling snow and spreading sand in parking lots and transit centers; cleaning shelters, and as needed preparing and providing touch up painting; cleaning work areas and equipment after completion of job assignment and moving furniture and equipment as requested.
Wage: $14.20 per hour
One year of experience in performing the duties of laborer or custodian or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license is required. Must be able to work non-traditional work hours and days.
Knowledge & Abilities:
Knowledge of: the care and use of mops, brooms, scrub brushes, power sweepers and scrubbers, dusters, vacuum cleaners and floor polishers; the use of cleaning materials such as soaps, powders, strippers, polishes, waxes, and graffiti removers.
Ability to: work well alone and in a team environment; understand and follow oral or written instructions; learn all equipment operations; perform computerized work order methods and procedures; pass a job related examination; drive all job related vehicles and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license.
How to apply:
Submit a completed Pierce Transit application form and supplemental questionnaire clearly showing how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above, before 4:00 p.m., October 6, 2014. Applications may be obtained at www.piercetransit.org/careers, from the Pierce Transit receptionist at 3701 96th Street SW, P.O. Box 99070 Lakewood, WA 98496-0070, or by calling 253.581.8000. Resumes will be accepted only if they are attached to a completed application form.
Applicants who, in the judgment of Human Resources, most closely meet the qualifications as listed above will be invited to appear before an oral review panel. The most competitive applicants will then be invited to participate in a
practical exam. Selection of finalists will be made from those who successfully complete the practical exam; selection process may include a final interview with the hiring authority. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply
sufficient information and detail to permit the Agency to properly evaluate their qualifications and abilities as they relate to the position.
First Native Prose Writers Event in Seattle to Take Place at Hugo House
A Reading With Erika Wurth, Casandra Lopez, and Elissa Washuta
Oct. 3, 2014
1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
SEATTLE, WA—Seattle writers Elissa Washuta (Cowlitz) and Casandra Lopez (Chicana, Cahuilla, Luiseno, and Tongva) will read in support of visiting Colorado novelist Erika T. Wurth (Apache, Chicksaw, Cherokee), who will present her new book Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend. Washuta will read a selection from Starvation Mode, her second memoir-in-progress, supported by 4Culture and the Made at Hugo House program. Lopez will read selections from her own prose.
This is the first literary event in Seattle to solely feature Native American writers. As part of her 2013 4Culture grant, Washuta, member of the Cowlitz Tribe and author of the memoir My Body Is a Book of Rules, dreamed up the event to bring together the Native community and support Native writers.
“Native people were the first storytellers in the Puget Sound region, and I’m excited to be a part of the ten-thousand-year tradition of storytelling in the Northwest while featuring indigenous writers who call other places home,” Washuta said.
This event is an opportunity to experience the storytelling tradition continue as members of the Native literary community redefine cultural preconceptions of what it means to be Native American today.
Books are for sale by Elliott Bay Book Company, and Hugo House’s bar is open serving beer, wine, and cocktails. The reading is free.
About Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend
Margaritte is a sharp-tongued, drug-dealing, sixteen-year-old Native American floundering in Idaho Springs, Colorado—a town crippled by poverty, unemployment, and drug abuse. She hates the burnout, futureless kids surrounding her and is determined to create a different future with her unreliable new boyfriend. Fighting against her surroundings, she dreams of moving far beyond the bright lights of Denver that float on the horizon before the daily suffocation of teen pregnancy eats her alive. Filled with complex characters overcoming and being overcome by circumstances of their surroundings, this novel thoroughly shakes up cultural preconceptions of what it means to be Native American today.
About the Writers
Erika T. Wurth is an Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee raised on the outskirts of Denver, which she describes as crossroads for many Native Americans. She holds an MA in English from University of Toledo and a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from University of Colorado. She is currently the writer-in-residence at the Institute of American Indian Arts and teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University. Her work is published in numerous journals, including Boulevard, Fiction, Florida Review, Southern California Review, and Drunken Boat. Her debut poetry collection, Indian Trains, was published by the University of New Mexico’s West End Press.
Casandra Lopez was raised in Southern California’s Inland Empire and is Chicana, Cahuilla, Luiseno and Tongva. She has an MFA from the University of New Mexico and has been selected as the 2013 Indigenous Writer in Residence at the School of Advanced Research. Casandra has also been selected for a residency with the Sante Fe Art Institute, is an alumna of VONA, and a member of PoetrIE. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, High Desert Journal, Acentos Review, Casesura, McNeese Review, and Unmanned Press. She is an editor and founding member of As/Us.
Elissa Washuta, a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, is the author of My Body Is a Book of Rules, a memoir forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Filter Literary Journal, and Third Coast. She recently received a Potlatch Fund Native Arts Grant, an Artist Trust GAP Award, and a 4Culture Grant. In 2012, she was named an inaugural fellow in the Made at Hugo House program. She serves as adviser and lecturer for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and teaches in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
About Hugo House
Hugo House is for writers—from their first words to their last. It’s a place to read words, hear words, and make your own words better.
HH is a center for and ally to writers providing creative-writing classes, residencies, and events.
Open hours: Monday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Native Warriors Basketball Program
Welcome to Native Warrior’s Basketball Program. We are excited to begin a new year of fun, learning, and tons of basketball activities. We will kick off our season with a mini-Basketball Camp on September 27th and Volunteer Coaches meeting on September 18th. We plan to start regular pre-season practices on Sundays from 4-6pm at Bitterlake C.C. In addition we plan on conditioning and shoot around on Thursdays at Indian Heritage 4-6:00pm. Each parent/Guardian will need to complete a registration form and complete a parent packet. We will have a parent/Guardian meeting in early October TBD.
Native Warriors program will focus on health, fitness and nutrition as a pathway for wellness and achieving overall optimal physical, mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Each youth will pledge commitment towards striving for these goals and we will have surveys, training, educational presentations and tracking of progress for each youth enrolled in Native Warriors Program.
If you would lie to volunteer or assist in fundraising or other support please feel free to contact Sarah Sense-Wilson at 206-524-5220
- Coaches Meeting at Epic Life Church Thursday September 18th @6-8:00pm
- Mini-Camp Training @ Bitterlake C.C. with Greg Kalina Sat. September 27th @ 12noon-4:00pm
- Full-time high school senior currently enrolled at a high school within a Comcast Community.
- Student grade point average of 2.8 or higher.
- Student demonstrates leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences.
- Student shows a strong commitment to and involvement in community service.
- Student plans to attend an accredited, nonprofit college, university, or vocational/technical school in the United States.
- Student will need to verify nomination by entering the Comcast School Code (CSC), provided by the principal or guidance counselor.
- Student will need to complete and approve the terms and conditions set forth in the media release included as part of the scholarship acceptance form. If the nominee is not over the age of eighteen, the parent/guardian must complete and approve the terms and conditions set forth in the media release included as part of the scholarship acceptance form.