The Rainier Beach High School Intergenerational Project is ramping up! (See attached) The flyer is attached (new flyer – please discard the old one) and we’ll be contacting you with more information. This is a digital story-telling project, led by the students in the “Theory of Knowledge” class. They are asking older adults to team up them to exchange life stories. The end product will be any or all of the following: a video (or several), an e-book, a performance, or any other media to share their experiences.
The goal of the World Citizen Essay Contest is to promote discussion among students, teachers, families, and community members about the ways that individuals can effect positive change in the global community. This year’s prompt allows students the opportunity to analyze the importance of being engaged and informed global citizens.
Please share this contest with the students and teachers in your life. Find more information at www.world-affairs.org/
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Open until filled
TRANSIT OPERATOR ASSISTANT MANAGER
Under direction, manages fixed route transit operators providing them with the guidance, training and tools, policies and procedures necessary to do an effective job. Hires quality operators and assures policies and procedures are followed and levying discipline when necessary up to and including termination. Assures the public is receiving the highest quality service possible and that the goals and objectives of Pierce Transit are met and the mission statement is carried out. Essential functions: monitors and supervises operator performance and policy adherence to assure a high quality of fixed-route service is provided to the public; monitors sick leave, late reports, accidents, OJI’s and customer comment records; assesses, develops, and provides appropriate training as necessary; responds to incident reports and approves sick leave absence slips; plans, oversees, and evaluates transit services and operations; conducts investigations, interviews, and levies discipline for operators concerning performance issues up to and including termination; responds to and represents the Division at grievances, complaints, lawsuits, and arbitrations as required; assists operators with day to day issues such as payroll issues, issues with passengers, equipment issues, questions regarding policies and procedures, sick leave, vacation and OJIs; responds to customer comments taking corrective actions with the operator and following up with the customer; responds to issues brought forth by other departments in the Agency; collaborates with other departments to resolve operator and policy issues and improve overall working environment; B2 visits the field to interact and develop positive rapport with Transit Operators, Service Supervisors and the public to assure safe, courteous and reliable service; writes correspondence to include memos to operators regarding policies and procedures and general information, letters to customers regarding service issues and responses to complaints and interdepartmental emails; evaluates operators’ performance annually; develops, plans, and implements ways to improve operator performance; provides representation at a variety of meetings, events, training sessions, and/or on Agency committees; prepares, reviews, interprets and analyzes a variety of information, data, and reports; makes recommendations and presentations on findings; develops and/or assists in the development and administration of the department budget; participates in the development of services, programs, policies, and procedures in assigned area of responsibility; C4 reviews and updates Operator’s Manual to incorporate Transit Operator input, revisions to Agency policies and procedures and changing laws and regulations; works in partnership with Risk Management to manage complex or long term OJI absences; ensures consistency with Agency’s redeployment program; C4 performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
Hiring Range: $67,405 – $82,571 annually, paid on a bi-weekly basis
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Transportation, or a related field and five years related experience 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.
Desired: Supervisory experience in a union environment.
Special Requirements: Valid Washington State driver’s license and CDL or the ability to obtain them within the first six months of employment; National Incident Management System (NIMS) certified or pass required tests within 6 months of hire. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as assigned.
Knowledge & Abilities:
Knowledge of: management, supervisory and leadership skills; applicable Pierce Transit, federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes; labor laws and the bargaining agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 758; public transportation service administration principles; report and document writing techniques; public relations principles; budgeting principles; customer service principles; modern office equipment.
Skill in: interpreting and applying Pierce Transit policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local laws and regulations; supervising and/or providing leadership; analyzing and interpreting fiscal, statistical, operational data and/or other related information and developing and implementing recommendations based on findings; conducting research and/or investigations; problem solving and effective decision making; preparing reports, presentations, training materials, promotional materials and/or other related documentation and correspondence; providing daily operational guidance and supervision; managing and administering projects, programs or operational activities; monitoring and administering budgets, contracts, and/or related operational measures; ensuring regulatory compliance; planning and forecasting; providing customer service and client support; utilizing a computer and relevant software applications; communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interactions with coworkers, supervisors, and the general public sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, completed Pierce Transit application form, and supplemental questionnaire clearly showing how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. Application packets may be downloaded at www.piercetransit.org/careers, or obtained at Pierce Transit, 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 Pierce Transit application. You may send your completed application packets via email to Jean Carlson, firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 253-984-8224, or mail to the address listed above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received.
Applicants who, in the judgment of Human Resources, most closely match the requirements of the position may be invited to appear for an interview. A written examination may also be included in the process. Selection of applicants for further consideration will be determined by the information supplied in the application materials and/or written examination. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail to permit the Agency to properly determine the applicant’s qualifications, skills and abilities as they relate to the position.
February 2, 2015
CUSTOMER SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE II – SHUTTLE
An employee in this position is responsible for arranging transportation for customers with disabilities by scheduling rides via telephone or TDD in a high call volume environment. The essential functions will include providing information to customers regarding available services, eligibility criteria, and procedures for using SHUTTLE; answering high volume reservation line to set up, change and cancel specialized transportation trips through an automated scheduling system; resolving service problems with customers and dispatch offices; preparing driver manifests; performing data entry functions; logging customer compliments and complaints; assisting in training new customer services representatives; attending resource fairs to present information regarding services to qualified citizens; attending and participating in transportation fairs and public meetings; operating various office equipment including but not limited to: telephone system, a computer using Windows applications and other computer software programs, printers, copiers, TDD, fax machines, calculators and Agency vehicles; performing other related duties as assigned.
Wage Rate: $17.37 per hour, paid on a bi-weekly basis.
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of: Pierce, King and Thurston County areas and roads; in person and telephone techniques for providing service to the disabled and others with special needs; proper English usage.
Ability to: Speak clearly; listen effectively; assimilate information; deal tactfully, patiently and effectively with individuals who are disabled, elderly, and from a wide variety of backgrounds under frequently stressful circumstances; understand transportation needs of the disabled and elderly; use good judgment and make decisions within the limits of established policies, procedures, and guidelines; explain Agency programs, rules and regulations to in-person and telephone inquirers; work with minimal supervision; establish and maintain effective working relationships; read and understand maps, street guides, timetables and policies; accurately perform arithmetic computations; follow oral and written instructions; write legibly; operate a computer using Windows applications and other computer software programs; type; effectively communicate both orally and in writing; and pass a job related examination.
Required: High school diploma or GED equivalent and two years’ work experience in a customer service environment involving heavy phone and/or in-person contact.
Special Requirement: This is a part-time position providing coverage when vacancies are created by full-time CSR’s who may be unavailable for reasons such as vacations, sick leave or training time. The work schedule and hours may vary from week to week. Attendance and punctuality are critical in this position. You must be able to work up to 40 hours per week as needed and must be able to work any shift as assigned to include weekdays, evenings, weekends and holidays and any hours between 5:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., seven days a week. Must be able to report to work during weather emergencies and to sit for long periods of time. Must have the ability to perform the essential functions as described above, including the ability to maneuver objects weighing up to twenty-five pounds.
How to Apply:
Submit a completed Pierce Transit application form and supplemental questionnaire clearly showing how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2, 2015. Applications may be obtained at www.piercetransit.org/careers, from the Pierce Transit receptionist at 3701 – 96th St SW, PO Box 99070, Lakewood, WA 98496-0070 or by calling 253.581.8000. Resumes will only be accepted if they are attached to a completed Pierce Transit application form.
Applicants who, in the judgment of Human Resources, most closely match the requirements of the position may be invited to an oral review panel. Selection of applicants for referral to the panel will be determined by a review and evaluation of the information submitted in the application documents. A job related test may be given. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail to permit the Agency to properly evaluate the applicant’s qualifications and abilities as they relate to the position.
Open until filled
An employee in this position will perform skilled mechanical tasks in preventive maintenance, the diagnosis of malfunctions, and the repair and overhaul of various types of automotive and light diesel vehicles and equipment. Typical duties will include performing preventive maintenance functions to maintain safe and reliable operation of vehicles and equipment; performing tune-ups on various types of automotive and special purpose equipment powered with gasoline, compressed natural gas and light diesel engines; testing electrical systems and components using specialized testing equipment and repairing or rebuilding systems as required; performing general overhaul, maintenance and repairs on gasoline, compressed natural gas, and light diesel-powered automotive and special purpose equipment including engines, drive trains, brakes, exhaust, fuel, emissions, electrical, steering, cooling, chassis, suspension systems and heating and air conditioning systems; inspecting, adjusting and repairing accessory equipment such as sanders, snowplows and wheelchair lifts; removing, rebuilding, repairing and replacing manual or automatic transmissions from automotive and special purpose equipment; performing basic gas, arc and wire feed welding for the repair of automotive equipment; repairing and maintaining body interior including door locks, window controls, and wheelchair tie downs; entering work order data on Agency personal computers and on handwritten work orders; performing general cleaning of work areas in the maintenance facility and performing other related duties as assigned.
Starting wage: $27.12 per hour
Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of: the principles of gasoline, compressed natural gas, and diesel engines; the methods, materials, tools, and standard practices related to automotive maintenance and repair; the hazards and safety precautions followed in automotive and equipment repair shops. Ability to: read and understand equipment maintenance and repair manuals; use OEM diagnostic software, perform basic writing skills; perform basic mathematical computations; work as part of a team in a directed work team environment; perform computerized work order methods and procedures; read and understand gauges and meters; pass a job related examination; pass federally required drug and alcohol testing mandates; drive all job related vehicles and maintain a valid WA State driver’s license and CDL.
Required: High school graduation or GED equivalent. Three years experience as a journey level mechanic in automotive and/or light to medium duty truck maintenance and considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and standard practices related to the maintenance and repair of light to medium duty vehicular equipment. Desired: Valid, applicable certifications from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Familiarity with work order software. Degree or certificate from automotive technical college.
Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License at time of hire and be able to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License permit (with third party testing certificate) within 30 days of hire. Must obtain CDL Class B within 90 days of hire. Must possess a complete set of automotive tools and a rollaway toolbox necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Must have the ability to perform the essential functions of the position including the ability to maneuver objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Must possess certifications in air conditioning and emissions testing within six months of date of hire. Must be willing to work any shift. Assignment to swing or graveyard shift is likely.
How to Apply:
Submit a completed Pierce Transit application form and a supplemental questionnaire clearly showing how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. Applications materials may be obtained at www.piercetransit.org/careers, from the Pierce Transit receptionist at 3701 96th Street SW, PO Box 99070, Lakewood, WA 98496-0070 or by calling 253.581.8000. Completed application materials may be emailed to Jean Carlson at email@example.com, faxed to 253-984-8224, or mailed to the address above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received.
Applicants who, in the judgment of Human Resources, most closely match the requirements of the position may be invited to an oral review panel. Applicants who pass the interview panel may then be scheduled for a job related exam. Selection of applicants for referral to the panel will be determined by a review and evaluation of the information submitted in the application documents. 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.
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF) Job Announcement
Please help the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation in recruiting for the Family Services positions listed below. The mission of UIATF is to provide educational, cultural and social services that reconnect indigenous people in the Puget Sound region to their heritage by strengthening their sense of belonging and significance as Native people.
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS: (click link to see attached job announcement):
If you are experienced in the above positions, have a solid employment history, excellent communication, interpersonal, computer, and organizational skills, along with ability to manage multiple priorities, we want to talk to you!
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation offers a friendly and respectful work environment. Please email UIATF application, cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to view job announcements and download application, visit our website at http://www.unitedindians.org/