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  • March 22, 2019 4:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Great Parks of Hamilton County is accepting resumes for a Full Time Conservation and Parks Technician at Sharon Woods Park. Qualifications for this position will prefer a background in maintenance of natural areas. Performs a variety of technical, manual and administrative labor to maintain groups, trails, equipment, facilities, and manage natural areas. Serves as functional supervisor of Seasonal and Part Time staff, and volunteers on an assigned basis. Requires work on weekends, holidays, evenings, and work outside of normal schedule.

    Job Skills / Requirements

    • Performs various natural resource management tasks, including invasive species removal, forest management, tree planting, wildlife management, grassland management and prescribed burns.
    • Mows natural areas, plants native plans and harvests seed for propagation. Conducts exotic species surveys and facilitates research projects. Identifies native trees and herbaceous plants species to map plant cover and recognize management needs in natural areas.
    • Installs and maintains nest boxes. Assists with hazard tree assessment and applies herbicides according to label instructions.
    • Performs grounds and horticultural duties including mowing, planting, mulching, and maintaining plants, flowers, shrubs and trees, waters and fertilizes plants, prunes trees and shrubs, weeds landscape beds, applies pesticides, removes leaf debris.
    • Provides routine maintenance on nature trails and paved trails. Assists with sustainable trail building, and recognizes potential hazards to visitors.
    • Serves as on-call to plow snow from roadways, parking areas and walkways using trucks, plows, UTVs, and hand tools. Applies salt to roadways, parking areas and walkways.
    • Repairs roadways and trails by patching pot holes and sealing cracks.
    • Performs minor mechanical repairs and performs routine preventative maintenance to tractors, mowers, pumps, utility vehicles, trucks and other equipment; such as oil changes, lubrication of moving parts, fluid checks, belt replacement and other routine checks.
    • Performs rough carpentry, paints walls and ceilings, replaces signs, repairs fences, tables and other maintenance duties. Sweeps and mops flows, picks up litter, empties trash and cleans restrooms. Makes minor repairs to buildings and facilities. Completes required inspections.
    • Performs irrigation system repairs. Maintains sewage treatment plants. Repairs water and sewer lines and performs minor plumbing maintenance at park facilities.
    • Reports work progress and related information to Conservation & Parks Manager on a regular basis. Plans projects in collaboration with supervisor and others.
    • Maintains purchasing records and is responsible for purchasing card expenditures and reports.
    • Responds to public questions and needs in a respectful and courteous manner.
    • Performs job duties in accordance with Great Parks of Hamilton County’s policies, procedures, and performance expectations.
    • Maintains confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information.
    • Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as required.

    SALARY

    Typical starting rate is between $17.91-$22.38/hour depending on experience. 
    Apply by 11:59 pm, Sunday, April 7, 2019 

    Learn more and apply here!

  • March 22, 2019 3:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    OVERVIEW

    Great Parks of Hamilton County is accepting applications for a Full Time Guest Experiences Administrator, based in Winton Woods Park (Winton Centre). This position provides administrative support for the Guest Experiences division and assists the Guest Relations department with group sales and customer service responsibilities. Assist Director of Business Development with sponsorship proposal development including correspondence and tracking of funding and new revenue initiative data tracking.

    JOB SKILLS/ REQUIREMENTS

    • Creates and maintains financial, employment, inventory, food cost and other reports to track key metrics within the Guest Experience division.
    • Perform department research on recreational activity and facility rental pricing. Provide research support for ongoing business development projects, services and guest survey models.
    • Coordinates group sales fulfillment and ensures services are coordinated through various departments and vendors. Markets services through follow-up calls, bulk mail, email and ad materials
    • Understands and is able to utilize a point of sale and online reservation system. Creates and maintains online reservations, including custom reports.
    • Places guest reservations and processes payments. Answer phone calls and email inquiries to provide guests with timely and accurate reservation information. Receives and resolves guest concerns and complaints. Analyzes and promptly resolves problems.
    • Assist the Director of Business Development with sponsorship proposals, correspondence and tracking along with new revenue initiative data tracking.
    • Track required training for the Guest Experiences division and provides managers with regular status updates.
    • File reports, records, and correspondence with other documentation into filing system. Oversee division mail delivery at Winton Centre.
    • Maintains a purchasing card for division related expenses and submits receipts for approval.
    • Work closely with Marketing and Public Engagement department to create and update signs, menu boards, season passes, etc. Updates, formats, prints and laminates signs, menu boards and other miscellaneous print materials for the Guest Experience facilities.
    • Works and communicates effectively with other departments, leadership and peers. Attend and participate in meetings, serves on committees and completes required training.
    • Performs job duties in accordance with Great Parks of Hamilton County’s policies, procedures and performance expectations.
    • Maintains confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information.
    • Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as required.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Knowledge of: Standard office practices and procedures; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, database entry, PowerPoint, Illustrator and Outlook; customer service; business math applications; point-of-sale operation.
    • Ability to: Exhibit pleasant telephone manner and etiquette; communicate effectively in verbal form. Exhibit good problem solving skills and good judgement in keeping with the mission of the park district; maintain confidential and sensitive information; understand and demonstrate respect for cultural and socio-economic differences; support a working atmosphere consistent with Great Parks’ equal employment opportunity; embrace and support constructive change; consistently follow safety and security procedures and practices; contribute toward building a positive team working environment; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with associates, officials, general public, and other job contacts.
    • Skill in: Verbal and written communication; preparing financial, operational and written reports; planning, scheduling and organizing work; maintaining good public relations; customer service; application of job hardware and software programs

    SALARY

    Typical Hiring Salary is between $17.91/hr-$22.38/hr depending on experience. 

    Benefits include medical, dental and life insurance; paid vacation, holidays and sick time; enrollment in Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and free or discounted use of many Great Parks of Hamilton County recreational activities. 

    Deadline to apply is 11:59pm, Sunday, April 7, 2019. 

    Learn more and apply here!

  • March 22, 2019 3:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    OVERVIEW

    Great Parks of Hamilton County is currently accepting applications for a Full Time Outreach Manager. Great Parks recognizes that outdoor spaces should be inclusive to everyone and, as part of its Community Connections initiative, is partnering with New Prospect Baptist Church to bring nature education year-round to the Summit Center. Located in Roselawn, Summit Center is a cultural hub focusing on mental and physical health and development. Great Parks is excited to support this effort by providing a full-time, on-site Outreach Manager.

    This Outreach Manager will have the opportunity to deliver Great Parks’ knowledge and expertise through outdoor activities and nature educational opportunities. This person will oversee transportation to and from Summit Center to various Great Parks events and activities, host job fairs and manage a paid internship program. The goal of this position is to provide a foundation for greater understanding and appreciation of the outdoors and to connect people to nature.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Primarily works offsite utilizing office and programming spaces provided by one or more host organizations.
    • Works independently with oversite provided by the Regional Education Manager.
    • Directly supervises assigned staff to accomplish educational objectives. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Great Parks’ policies and applicable laws, and delegated authority. Responsibilities include participating in, and making recommendations pertaining to the selection and discipline of employees, and other personnel decisions in coordination with Human Resources Staff. Plans and delegates work assignments, trains employees, provides guidance, resolves work issues, and ensures work complies with Great Parks’ policy and performance standards.
    • Reviews and approves time cards. Manages labor budget. Monitors and assists in developing operating budget and revenue projections for host site.
    • Accounts for cash transactions. Complies with all cash handling policies and enforces cash control procedures.
    • Reviews and approves invoices and controls expenditures. Prepares purchase requisitions and approves where applicable. Adheres to purchasing card procedures and submits expenditures for supervisor approval.
    • Maintains positive working relationships and effective communication with host staff and volunteers.
    • Presents inclusive interpretive programs focused on local natural and cultural history, environmental topics and sustainability to diverse groups and individuals.
    • Coordinates transportation from a host site to a variety of Great Parks programs, activities and events. Also coordinates transportation for intern work assignments.
    • Conducts research to develop program topics; communicates factual information in an accurate, educational and entertaining manner utilizing experiential learning techniques wherever possible.
    • Engages in professional development to enhance knowledge of interpretive techniques, learning styles, program planning, local flora and fauna, animal care, etc.
    • Transports and handles live animals during presentations; uses various forms of technology to enhance programming; distributes written materials; leads hikes.
    • Supervises the humane care of interpretive and display animals to established standards. Ensures all regulatory requirements are met and written records are maintained. Ensures the safe interaction of animals with the public.
    • Maintains required records and reports to measure programming effectiveness. Originates emails, correspondence, charts, purchase orders and other documents as required.
    • Represents Great Parks in a positive manner; provides general park information and answers inquiries as needed; receives and resolves guest concerns and complaints; collects and deposits program fees.
    • Develops interpretive themes and content shared through various sources such as print, web and kiosks.
    • Works and communicates effectively with other departments, leadership, and peers; attends and participates in meetings; completes required training.
    • Provides assistance with special events and other tasks assigned by the Regional Education Manager.
    • Performs job duties in accordance with Great Parks of Hamilton County’s policies, procedures, and performance expectations.
    • Maintains confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information.
    • Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as required. May be required to work on holidays and weekends.

    OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Represents the agency at offsite events and meetings; speaks and presents to internal and external groups; participates in overnight or multi-day travel for training, professional development or information gathering.
    • Utilizes and promotes environmentally sustainable practices and processes.
    • Regularly assists with setting up and/or tearing down tables, chairs and equipment for programs and events.
    • Performs other job duties as assigned.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 
    Knowledge of: Program development and promotion; interpretive and teaching techniques, group dynamics, natural and cultural history of the area, environmental issues; computer software, programs and applications; supervisory principles and practices; research methods; public relations; and record keeping procedures; native animal care and feeding; personnel and accounting procedures. 

    Ability to: Develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, job contacts, guests and general public; speak effectively before groups; present a pleasant public image; relate well to both children and adults; write and/or edit articles for publications; demonstrate initiative to seek out and implement new programs; perform manual labor for limited periods of time; define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; Exhibit good problem solving and good judgement in keeping with the mission of the Park district; maintain confidential and sensitive information; understand and demonstrate respect for cultural and socio-economic differences; support a working atmosphere consistent with Great Parks’ equal employment opportunity; embrace and support constructive change; consistently follow safety and security procedures and practices; contribute toward building a positive team working environment. 

    Skill in: Verbal and written communication; operating computers, various types of office and interpretive equipment; operating vehicles and other equipment needed for the job; general typing; application of job

    SALARY

    Starting pay range for this position is typically between $20.14 and $25.18 per hour, depending on experience. 

    Application deadline is 11:59pm, Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

    Learn more and apply here!

  • March 21, 2019 2:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: Under the direction and general supervision of the Senior Environmental Projects Manager, the Natural Resource Crew Leader will supervise the natural resource crew and coordinate Land Stewardship activities including but not limited to the maintenance and improvement of natural areas. This is a working supervisory position and as such the Natural Resource Crew Leader performs a variety of conservation, wildlife management, invasive plant control, and manual labor tasks related to the upkeep and improvement of MetroParks natural areas.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

    • Land Stewardship duties include supervising staff, scheduling staff, purchasing supplies for, and performing or coordinating staff to perform: conservation, wildlife management, invasive plant control, and other natural resource management projects.
    • Assists with prescribed fires and nuisance wildlife as directed.
    • Use, maintain, and instruct assigned workers on equipment including: chain saws, pole saws, blowers, brush cutters, trimmers, back pack sprayers, skid sprayers, tractors, four-wheel drive utility vehicles, licensed motor vehicles as assigned, skid steers, track loaders, and attachments in a safe and professional manner.
    • Use, maintain, and instruct assigned workers on hand tools including but not limited to pruners, loppers, shovels, rakes, post hole diggers, hammers, paint brushes, rollers and cleaning equipment.
    • Attends meetings and/or makes presentation as a representative of MetroParks as assigned.
    • Keeps written records, inventories, and makes written reports as required and/or assigned.
    • Aids in general public programming and special events as assigned.
    • Aids in maintenance duties including, but not limited to: litter pick up, landscape development and upkeep, cleaning and maintenance of park facilities and public areas, mowing and trimming around park grounds as needed, applying pesticides and fertilizers, shoveling and plowing snow, and assisting with parking and crowd control for special events and programs.
    • Prepares and maintains facilities, equipment and assigned areas for use by performing duties such as cleaning, painting, tightening, etc.
    • Maintains accurate records of tasks performed and the cost of supplies and labor associated with those tasks. Purchases supplies and materials as authorized.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work unsupervised, to organize and coordinate, to prioritize and self-initiate.
    • Ability to maintain confidentially on sensitive issues and non-public records.
    • Ability to meet and interact with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner. Acts as a good-will ambassador for the MetroParks at all times. Maintains a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members.
    • Follows MetroParks policies in Employee Guide and other policies as applicable. Requires subordinates to operate within same guidelines.
    • The ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner is all also required for this position.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • High school diploma or GED; minimum of 18 years of age at the time of employment. At least 2 years of natural resource or grounds maintenance experience with a park agency, landscape or grounds maintenance company, similar organization is preferred for this position.
    • Knowledge of and ability to operate common maintenance equipment, hand tools, and recreational equipment.
    • Basic computer and software competency, which includes use of email, spreadsheets, word processing and PowerPoint required.
    • Good character with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions) is required of all persons who are candidates for employment or employees currently working under the provisions of this position description.
    • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record allowing insurability by the park district’s current vehicle insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter. Candidates for employment may not have more than 4 total points (or equivalent penalty) issued by a recognized licensing authority for driving-related violations on their driving record at the time of employment.

    Work Environment & Schedule:

    This part-time position requires availability for a flexible and intermittent work schedule. Ability to work in all outside weather conditions; wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold (below 32 F degrees) and extreme heat (above 90 F degrees). Ability to work around various outdoor contaminants, such as pesticides, herbicides, and airborne and plant allergens. Some work assignments and tasks will require exposure to and work in inclement weather conditions.

    Physical Demands:

    General good health and ability to perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

    The position functions and responsibilities are illustrative only and do not represent all the duties or tasks to be assigned or performed by an employee with this position title.

    Alternates to the above qualifications may be acceptable as approved by the Executive Director.

    Apply here!

  • March 21, 2019 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: Under the supervision of the Environmental Projects Manager performs a variety of Land Stewardship duties and manual labor tasks related to the maintenance and improvement of various natural resources including land, water, and recreational areas.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

    • Assists with conservation, wildlife management, and land stewardship activities in assigned areas.
    • Assist with prescribed fires, invasive plant control, and nuisance wildlife as directed.
    • Use and maintain equipment including chain saws, pole saws, blowers, brush cutters, back pack sprayers, skid sprayers, tractors, four-wheel drive utility vehicles, skid steers, track loaders, and attachments in a safe and professional manner.
    • Use and maintain hand tools including but not limited to pruners, trimmers, shovels, rakes, hammers, paint brushes, rollers and cleaning equipment including brooms, mops, and vacuum cleaners.
    • Aids in general public programming and special events as assigned.
    • Aids in maintenance duties including, but are not limited to: litter pick up, landscape development and upkeep, cleaning and maintenance of park facilities and public areas, mowing and trimming around park grounds as needed, applying pesticides and fertilizers, shoveling and plowing snow, and assisting with parking and crowd control for special events and programs.
    • Prepares and maintains facilities and equipment for use by performing duties such as cleaning, painting, tightening, etc. of assigned reservable areas, recreational equipment, shelters, and park grounds adjacent to reservable spaces, common areas, storage rooms, kitchen areas and restrooms.
    • Operates licensed and non-licensed motor vehicles including watercraft, snow plows, mowers, and other equipment to accomplish assigned tasks.
    • Maintains accurate records of tasks performed: including but not limited to: time sheets, vehicle mileage, equipment usage, etc.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work unsupervised, to organize and coordinate, to prioritize and self-initiate.
    • Ability to maintain confidentially on sensitive issues and non-public records.
    • Ability to meet and interact with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner. Acts as a good-will ambassador for the MetroParks at all times. Maintains a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members.
    • Follows MetroParks policies in Employee Guide and other policies as applicable. Requires subordinates to operate within same guidelines.
    • The ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner is all also required for this position.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • High school diploma or GED; minimum of 18 years of age at the time of employment. At least 2 years of natural resource or grounds maintenance experience with a park agency, landscape or grounds maintenance company, or similar organization is preferred for this position.
    • Knowledge of and ability to operate common maintenance equipment, hand tools, recreational equipment.
    • Basic computer and software competency, which includes use of email, spreadsheets, word processing and PowerPoint required.
    • Good character with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions) is required of all persons who are candidates for employment or employees currently working under the provisions of this position description.
    • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record allowing insurability by the park district’s current vehicle insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter. Candidates for employment may not have more than 4 total points (or equivalent penalty) issued by a recognized licensing authority for driving- related violations on their driving record at the time of employment.

    Work Environment & Schedule:

    This part-time position requires availability for a flexible and intermittent work. Ability to work in all outside weather conditions; wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold (below 32 F degrees) and extreme heat (above 90 F degrees). Ability to work around various outdoor contaminants, such as pesticides, herbicides, and airborne and plant allergens. Some work assignments and tasks will require exposure to and work in inclement weather conditions.

    Physical Demands:

    General good health and ability to perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

    The position functions and responsibilities are illustrative only and do not represent all the duties or tasks to be assigned or performed by an employee with this position title.

    Alternates to the above qualifications may be acceptable as approved by the Executive Director.

    Apply here!

  • March 21, 2019 2:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: To assist in all facets of programming for MetroParks of Butler County delivery, program development/planning, conference coordination/liaison, and assisting in the general administration of Programs and Special Events. The position includes work as an instructor, being a public relations ambassador with guests and groups, and assisting in maintenance of the instructional areas and equipment. Must be competent in use of computer software, information technology and social media to promote and track participation at programs and events.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

    • To take part in all training or in-service activities to develop proficiencies required to perform job responsibilities.
    • Assists with MetroParks Park Connections programs, special events and volunteers as assigned. Spends approximately 90% of time delivering programs or assisting with events, and 10% preparing for programming and events.
    • Demonstrates proficiency in teaching the program curriculum and concepts, sharing park information and interfacing with volunteers and the public.
    • Provide quality education programs, recreational or conservation experiences for park customers and/or volunteers.
    • Provides accurate park facility and organizational information to park visitors/customers upon request.
    • Operates MetroParks licensed motor vehicles as assigned or personal vehicle as necessary to meet assigned responsibilities.
    • Accurately collects and deposits MetroParks program or other fees as assigned and keeps accurate financial, program, time and work records. Composes and files written reports as assigned.
    • Demonstrate professional competencies in interactions with public, staff and volunteers, included but not limited to:
      • Wearing staff uniform when working with a group 
      • Showing interest and understanding for other staff members and park customers;
      • Being punctual and attentive to assigned schedule 
      • Handling conflict constructively and keeping a positive attitude 
      • Providing a safe experience for all participants and never leave participants unattended. 
      • Recruiting, coordinating and/or functionally supervising volunteers as assigned
      • Cooperates on maintaining the grounds and seeing that facility equipment and programming materials are used properly and returned promptly to storage in good condition. 
      • Providing support for existing program and assisting in the development of new programs as assigned. May wear historic period costume, works with approved program animals for demonstration purposes, and/or uses educational, audio/visual equipment and/or other tools specific and appropriate to the delivery of programs and events as assigned. 
      • Follows Board policies in MetroParks Employee Guide and Personnel Manual.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work unsupervised, to organize and coordinate, to prioritize and self-initiate, and to manage administrative tasks.
    • Working knowledge of or experience with personal computer hardware and software including but not limited to email, word processing, data management and spreadsheets, and graphic design software operations and other common office equipment.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including competent knowledge of proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.
    • Ability to effectively and appropriately deal with confidential information.
    • Must be able to communicate and deal tactfully and in a timely and effective manner with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, and the general public in-person or via email, phone, or written document.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • A high school diploma or equivalent training supplemented with two (2) years college level courses in education, science or environmental studies, cultural history. Alternatively, a high school diploma or equivalent training supplemented with at least four (4) years of work experience working with youth or families program delivery.
    • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record allowing insurability by the park district’s current vehicle insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter. Candidates may not have more than 4 total points (or equivalent penalty) issued by a recognized licensing authority for driving-related violations on their driving record at the time of employment.
    • General good health and ability to perform physical labor and having the ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
    • A candidate for the position and any employee holding the position shall be a person of good character and integrity with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions). Ability to be bonded against dishonesty and theft by MetroParks current liability insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter is also required.

    Work Environment & Schedule:

    The schedule for this position is part-time, and as needed. Employee may occasionally supervise other assigned personnel, such as seasonal and/or intermittent workers, volunteers, employment program participants. Availability for occasional evening and weekend work as scheduled in advance.

    Physical Demands:

    This Position requires that a program leader have the ability to walk, stand, bend, twist, push & pull, with some lifting of materials up to 50 lbs. Leaders conduct outdoor programs and events that are held year-round and must be comfortable with exposure to a wide range of temperatures. General good health and the ability to perform physical labor and having the ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner is required for this position.

    The position functions and responsibilities are illustrative only and do not represent all the duties or tasks to be assigned or performed by an employee with this position title.

    Alternates to the above qualifications may be acceptable as approved by the Executive Director.

    Apply here!

  • March 21, 2019 2:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Sustainergy Coop

    Position Summary

    Position: Insulation Technician
    Reports To: Lead Insulation Installer

    As the Insulation installer, this position is primarily responsible for ensuring that residential weatherization projects are completed with the highest quality work. This person will insulate residential buildings. 

    The Insulation Installer will have the opportunity to become a worker-owners and be part of Sustainergy’s yearly profit.  While on the path to becoming a worker-owner of Sustainergy Cooperative, this position is responsible for advancing the goals of the company and may include doing some sales.

    Position Responsibilities

    The Insulation Installer responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following: (Training will be provided)

    • Drive truck
    • Complete the retrofitting work for single family residential buildings; taking responsibility for safety, craftsmanship, and quality.
    • Help Lead Insulation Installer to ensure the efficient and timely completion of work.
    • Interact with potential clients to sell Sustainergy’s services.
    • Scan job site and look or additional opportunities for homeowners (duct work, retrofit kits,…)
    • Be Sustainergy’s strongest advocate to the public and potential clients not only by performing exceptional work, but also in personal interactions with customers.
    • Be willing to receive ongoing training.
    • Make sure that clients’ property are properly covered and cleaned during the install.
    • Proper maintenance and upkeep of company tools and equipment.
    • Maintain a direct line of communication with all members of the staff.
    • Search for equipment opportunities and consider safety and cost for Sustainergy's equipment
    • Walk throughs at the end of the job
    • Daily report
    • Do basic job cost analysis

    Future opportunities for growth

    • Become co-owner of the worker co-op business (After 6 months)
    • Lead Installation technician
    • Certification in Mold Remediation
    • Training and certification in various industry standards (ex. BPI, ASHRAE, etc.)
    • Mechanical and equipment repair, upkeep, and maintenance
    • Financial literacy

    Position Qualification                    

    • Demonstrated some level of skills and knowledge in construction.
    • Ability to follow direction.
    • Basic leadership skills.
    • Good oral communication skills.
    • Ability to maintain personal composure, tactfully handle difficult situations, and interpret questions correctly; ability to behave in a friendly, understanding, helpful, and professional manner with clients and other workers.
    • Flexibility, willingness, and ability to perform some sales work, encouraged, but not required.
    • Interested in eventually becoming an owner of the business and taking responsibility for its success.

    Work Experience and Certification

    • Valid Driver’s License.
    • With some construction or insulation experience.
    • OSHA 10 hr. certified, preferred, but not required
    • High School Diploma or GED, preferred, but not required

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to use company equipment, tools, and materials including ladders, hand tools, carpenter’s tools, diagnostic/testing equipment and tools, drafting equipment, and others; ability to get to and from work.
    • Ability to exert physical effort in light to moderate work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling; ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; ability to climb and balance.

    In addition to the above requirements, any Lead Insulation Installer or Insulation installer hired for the position to be expected to study and understand the business’ model.

    Please send your cover letter and resume to sustainergy@sustainergy.coop for consideration soon or contact Flequer Vera at 513.295.7241.

    About Sustainergy: 

    It goes without saying that our economy showers the privileged few with unfathomable quantities of wealth and power. In the quest for ever-increasing profits, workers are paid as little as possible, entire communities are laid off, and the ecosystem is pushed beyond its limits. Today, the rules of this economy favor a select few.  It’s time to create an economy that benefits us all.

    An opportunity awaits us. Collaboration is the new competition.  Working cooperatively, we, the workers, can together build a business that serves our interests because we’re the shareholders. We own it. We make the rules that benefit us, our communities, and our ecosystem.

    Sustainergy Cooperative is part of a movement to do just this in partnership with the Cincinnati Union Coop Initiative (CUCI) and many other organizations around the country. Sustainergy® is a Mondragon-inspired, employee-owned energy efficiency and indoor air quality company specializing in performing energy-efficiency retrofits for residential buildings. Sustainergy’s work focuses on performing whole house insulation, energy analysis, fixing air drafts on the building envelop, mold remediation, sound attenuation and crawl space encapsulation to maximize energy efficiency, minimize energy costs and improve indoor air quality.


  • March 21, 2019 2:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Organization: Boone County Conservation District

    The Boone County Conservation District seeks a Conservation Intern for the Summer 2019 season.
    Background:
    In Kentucky, there are 121 Conservation Districts working towards the same goal: conserving our soil and water. The Boone County Conservation District (BCCDKY) is the primary entity to provide technical, educational, and financial assistance to private landowners and land users in the conservation, sustainment, improvement, and enhancement in Boone County’s natural resources. BCCDKY works closely with landowners, local schools, homeschool groups, scouts, and local, state, and federal organizations. 

    Intern Requirements:
    • Sophomore or higher status from an accredited college or university
    • Ability to work in the outdoors during inclement weather and overchallenging terrain
    • Ability to interact professionally with members of the general public, including K-12 students
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • General knowledge of ecosystem functions
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • CPR certification or ability to obtain certification upon hiring
    • Ability to work occasional weekends
    • Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision
    Intern Job Summary:
    In this position, the intern will work alongside conservation professionals to learn the
    technical, administrative, and educational operations of a Conservation District and assist with summer programs. In addition to the required responsibilities, the intern will have the opportunity to network with local, state, and federal individuals in the ecological and conservation field.

    Start Date: Mid-May
    End Date: Early August

    Compensation: $3,600 for 350 hours
    Report to: Susan Brown, Conservation Education Specialist

    DUTIES
    Summer Camp Support (30%)
    • Assist with preparation for two summer day camps, including logistics and materials
    • Prepare and facilitate activities for youth during summer camps
    • Assist with set up and take down of camp each day
    Technical Support (30%)
    • Assist with technical conservation practices, including invasive species removal, vegetation plantings, site visits, and field data collection
    Educational Programs (30%)
    • Assist with the planning and facilitation of family programs, workshops, and community events, including weekend programs
    • Prepare documents and materials for display boards, quarterly newsletters, blogs, and social media posts
    Administration (10%)
    • Work with staff to organize and inventory district files and supplies
    • Attend appropriate staff and board meetings
    • Attend appropriate trainings pertaining to job duties, including First Aid and CPR
    • Other duties as assigned

    Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to Megan Clere (meganclere@bccdky.orgby April 10, 2019.


  • March 21, 2019 1:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    Duration: May 27, 2019 - August 9, 2019, All staff OFF the week of July 1-5.
    Hours: 40 hours per week; 8:00am – 4:00pm M-F.
    Compensation: $2,000 stipend

    Responsible to: Camp Coordinator, Education Coordinator & Director of Education

    Purpose: Serves as lead counselor for groups of campers age 3-13 during farm-based summer day camp, facilitating camp activities, safely managing groups of children in a farm setting, and demonstrating leadership to Junior Counselors and Counselors-in-Training.  Provides staff support for interactive Summer Farm Tours. Supports the GHF mission, promotes membership and acts as an advocate for GHF.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Guide a group of 6—11 campers safely around the farm, knowing the location of all of your campers during camp hours
    • Lead small and large group activities, supervising campers’ participation in activities, and being an active part of all activities (i.e. animal interactions, lunchtime games, egg collecting, produce harvesting)
    • Interact appropriately with and model professional behavior for campers and staff in a variety of situations using positive behavior-management techniques, including: enthusiasm, a positive attitude, patience, sensitivity, a sense of humor, and self-control
    • Supervise, guide and mentor Junior Counselors (16-18 years old) and Counselors-in-Training (13-15 years old) within your camp group
    • Work with other camp staff to complete morning set-up and afternoon clean-up of camp areas
    • Attend all required, scheduled training and workshop sessions and camp staff meetings
    • Plan and execute at least one themed camp, in collaboration with camp staff

    Environmental Education Experience:

    • Counselors will gain valuable experience in farm-based environmental education as a leader and planner of summer camps for children from a variety of backgrounds and ages (3—13 years).  Counselors will gain new skills while working in our gardens and with animals in our farmyard.
    • Counselors will receive training and then guide campers through activities focused on daily farm and garden chores, farm animal care, hands-on nature exploration, cooking and food preparation, and camp favorites like songs, games, and crafts.
    • Counselors will participate in workshops and projects with other counselors to gain a better understanding of life on a working farm, environmental education, and nature interpretation skills.
    • Counselors will gain experience working in a cooperative, supportive, and educational working environment.  They will also practice mentorship, leadership and management skills working with Junior Counselors (ages 16—18) and Counselors-in-Training (ages 13—15).  
    • Counselors will have the opportunity to work with our gardeners, farmers and volunteers to grow, harvest, and market produce using organic methods, as well as produce eggs and meat using family-scale methods.
    • Counselors receive one full week of paid training. Camp Training Week is May 27th through May 31st, 2019. This includes the Memorial Day holiday.

    Desired Qualifications and Experience:

    • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age (required)
    • Previous experience working with children or education, preferably in a day camp setting
    • Preferred applicants will have completed at least one year of college
    • An ability to plan programs, conduct activities, and accept feedback
    • An ability to work as a member of a team and also work independently, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, creativity, open-mindedness, and flexibility
    • Demonstrated interest or special skills in environmental education, agriculture, sustainability, gardening, animal care, cooking, arts and crafts.
    • Current certifications in standard first aid and community CPR are preferred

    To apply for Senior Camp Counselor, visit: https://form.jotform.com/73204630492148

  • March 20, 2019 3:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Green Umbrella

    Green Umbrella is seeking a GIS intern to work approximately 15-20 hours per week on its Tri-State Trails initiative starting in April. The GIS Intern will work closely with the Tri-State Trails Director to assist with our Trail Monitoring Program and manage data for our 10-county Regional Trails Plan. This is a paid internship.

    About Tri-State Trails and Green Umbrella:

    Tri-State Trails is an alliance of trail advocates advancing a vision to connect and expand our region's trail network. Tri-State Trails activates cross-sector collaboration to expand access to walkable and bikeable communities to all people. We believe that trails enhance our region's communities, resulting in healthier people and stronger economies. Our mission is to connect people and places with a regional trails network that enhances vibrancy and equity in our community. Green Umbrella is a nonprofit alliance working to maximize the environmental sustainability of the Greater Cincinnati Region by driving collaborative efforts through member organizations and individuals. Green Umbrella facilitates collaboration among over 200 area non-profits, businesses, educational institutions, and governmental entities focused on the environmental aspects of sustainability. Our vision is to have our region recognized as one of the top 10 most sustainable metro areas in the U.S. by 2020.

    Qualifications:

    Green Umbrella is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and enthusiastic undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for the outdoors as well as an interest in environmental sustainability. The position requires basic understanding of ArcGIS, a strong work ethic, data management skills, and attention to detail. Candidates should be comfortable working independently as well as with a supervisor. 

    About the Position:

    This internship with Green Umbrella provides a chance to learn more about both the nonprofit sector and environmental sustainability efforts within the Greater Cincinnati region, with a specific focus on active transportation, outdoor recreation, and trails. This is a paid internship with a stipend of $750per month. Interns will work on average of 15-20 hours per week. Schedule can generally be flexible. The intern will work out of the Green Umbrella office in Madisonville and frequently visit trails around our 10-county service area. There will be some evening and weekend hours required.

    Responsibilities:

    • Deploy automated trail counters on trails around Greater Cincinnati

    • Collect and manage data from automated trail counters

    • Manage Regional Trails Plan data to ensure data integrity

    • Research community plans and historical data to incorporate in Regional Trails Plan

    • Collect and assemble data for trail access points, amenities, and other relevant data layers

    • Assist in maintaining Regional Trails Plan data in ArcGIS online

    General Responsibilities:

    • Data entry for contact databases and online calendar as needed

    • Represent Green Umbrella and Tri-State Trails at community events (e.g. staffing table or booth) as needed

    • Answer Green Umbrella office phones

    To apply:

    Please submit a cover letter and resume (with applicable experience) to wade@greenumbrella.org, with “Tri-State Trails GIS Internship” in the email subject line.

    Deadline to apply is Friday, April 5, 2018. No phone calls please.

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