Classifieds

To inquire about posting a classified, please contact advertising@iexaminer.org or call (206) 624-3925.



Cantonese/Mandarin Speaking Admin Assistant

We are a local, family-owned company that has been providing customers with quality produce for three generations since our founding in 1946. We treat our customers and suppliers as partners by offering quality produce and dependable service at competitive prices.

Our company is currently seeking a Cantonese/Mandarin-speaking administrative assistant. Vietnamese-speaking ability is a plus. This role will assist with taking orders in language, data entry, and bookkeeping.

The schedule for this position is five days per week, including Saturday. This role has an early morning start time. Depending on work quality, this position offers opportunities for upward movement in the company and career growth in buying/sales.

Required Skills:

  • Fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Proficient in English
  • Comfortable using computers
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and other common software
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Reliable and punctual

Desired Skills:

  • Proficiency in Vietnamese
  • Experience with QuickBooks

This role is salaried with compensation DOE. Position is open until filled.
Call us at (206) 624-2608 to learn more.

 


Communications Manager/Director

Open until filled | Application review begins April 28, 2017

Are you a self-starter? Do you like writing and wordsmithing? Are you passionate about designing and delivering creative communications projects that help turn progressive public policy ideas into reality? If you said ‘yes’ read on!

About EOI

The Economic Opportunity Institute’s mission is to build an economy that works for everyone by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all.

Our Commitment to Racial Equity: To fulfill our mission, we must acknowledge the structural and institutional racism that manifests as ongoing and devastating economic, educational, health and other disparities facing our communities. EOI has recently convened a Race and Social Justice Workgroup to begin integrating a racial equity lens into our public policy research, communications and advocacy, internal governance, and external relations. We still have much to learn, and we will continue to reflect and act with courage, openness, and humility.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: EOI provides equal employment opportunity to all volunteers, employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry, marital status, or the presence of a sensory, mental or physical handicap, subject to occupational requirements and the ability to perform the job, and as provided under all governing laws, statutes and implementing authority, will make reasonable accommodations required by law to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Position Description and Key Responsibilities

Plan and implement policy- and campaign-related external communications that advance EOI’s research, education, and advocacy work in support of the organization’s policy agenda, including racial equity. Oversee all external communications including media relations, publications, and brand identity. Write and manage content for blog, website, social media, email blasts, etc. Reports to Executive Director.

Communications Research and Planning: Develop and execute a communications plan to maximize the impact of EOI’s research work and policy advocacy. Create and track success of campaigns to develop audience for website, blog, social media. Survey current research and expert thinking on framing and messaging topics; conduct media audits and message analyses on EOI-specific issues. Produce reports, audits, and blog posts on framing, public opinion, and other communications topics. Create talking point memos for EOI staff, coalition partners, and others.

External Communications: Plan and implement external communications campaigns and projects in support of EOI’s policy objectives, targeting voters, media, policymakers and their staff, and stakeholder organizations. Establish, update, and promote best core messages for policy-related communications. Identify and capitalize on opportunities to leverage new technologies and partnerships to broaden reach of EOI’s work and promote engagement in EOI’s policy issues. Serve as a messaging consultant/collaborator for partner organizations including the Social Security Works – WA coalition, Washington Work and Family coalition, and others. Ensure contact database stays accurate and up-to-date.

Content Creation and Publications: Provide editorial and content advice to policy staff during development of policy briefs and related materials. Plan, write and publish policy-related blog posts, newspaper op-eds and website content, both independently and in consultation with policy staff. Edit, proofread, design and produce EOI policy briefs, research reports, fact sheets, newsletters and other publications. Ensure EOI’s brand is represented accurately and consistently, by maintaining and/or establishing and implementing organizational brand and communications standards.

Media Relations: Monitor local/national news outlets, allied/organizational partners, and other channels for items of direct interest/relevance. Solicit and coordinate media inquiries via media advisories, press releases, etc.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess many of the following skills, experiences and qualifications:

  • An interest in progressive public policy issues surrounding broad-based economic opportunity and security, and enthusiasm for EOI’s mission, policy goals, and organizational values.
  • A commitment to racial equity, including an understanding of how race dynamics impact supervisory relationships, organizational culture, partnerships, campaigns and coalition work – and the ability to establish and/or deepen a racial justice approach to organizational and/or campaign communications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – able to understand complex policy subjects and write accurate, clear and compelling material suitable for publication for various platforms/publications.
  • A knack for strong and appealing design/layout for a variety of platforms/publications, such as (but not limited to) web design, infographics, e-newsletters, and printed publications.
  • Experience working with professional journalists, bloggers and other members of the media to pitch story ideas and manage media outreach.
  • Experience utilizing social media (like Facebook and Twitter) for grassroots lobbying, issue advocacy, etc.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and/or other Adobe Creative Suite products. (Familiarity with web hosting systems, WordPress platform, HTML, CSS, Javascript and/or PHP a plus.)
  • A willingness to take initiative and problem solve independently – and the ability to recognize when it’s time to seek assistance.
  • Superb organizational skills, very strong attention to detail, positive attitude, and flexibility on work assignments. Able to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks, stay on top of all to-do/follow-up items.
  • A friendly, approachable manner that creates positive connections with people.
  • Ability to provide personal transportation when required by job duties/responsibilities.
  • Bachelor of Arts in public policy, political science, economics, communications, journalism, or a related field.

Compensation

This is a full-time salaried position with a generous paid vacation and holiday package, medical/dental benefits, and a retirement plan. Base salary, Communications Manager: $47,476; Base salary: Communications Director: $57,476. Additional increments of pay for experience and education provided according to organizational salary scale as approved by EOI Board of Directors. Medical and dental benefits cover employee, spouse or domestic partner, and all dependents. EOI participates in a TIAA/CREF retirement savings plan whereby the employer contributes the equivalent of 10% of salary after one year of employment. Paid time off begins at 20 days the first year in the first year of employment, with an additional 5 days/year accrued for every two years of service, up to a maximum of 30 days.

To Apply

No phone calls please. Please email your application package to John Burbank, Executive Director, at info@eoionline.org with “Communications Manager/Director” in the subject line. Submit your application in PDF format as one file named with your first and last name (for example: Chris_Jones.pdf). The file should include:

  • A letter of interest (1-2 pages) and resume (1-2 page), specifying why you are interested in this position, and how your experience, background and skills would transfer, relate to or fulfill this job description.
  • A writing sample showcasing your ability to write about a public policy issue for an interested – but not necessarily expert – audience.
  • Your edited (clean) version of this document: http://www.bit.ly/eoi-edit-doc, as if it were to become an EOI blog.
  • Three professional references (with daytime email and phone numbers). References will not be contacted without prior approval of the job candidate.

 

 EOI provides equal employment opportunity to all volunteers, employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry, marital status, or the presence of a sensory, mental or physical handicap, subject to occupational requirements and the ability to perform the job, and as provided under all governing laws, statutes and implementing authority, will make reasonable accommodations required by law to qualified individuals with disabilities.


 

Public Policy Project Associate

Triangle Associates is seeking an entry level public policy and collaborative governance specialist for its Seattle office to provide support for and to assist with environmental, transportation and land use projects.

BACKGROUND

Since 1979, Triangle has provided facilitation, mediation, conflict resolution, public involvement, strategic planning and other services to federal, state, tribal and local governments, private firms, non-profits and communities. The firm has convened and facilitated numerous advisory committees and multi-agency working groups to develop public policy and regulations. Triangle prides itself on helping groups resolve complex, highly technical issues and reach consensus on solutions that meet the collective needs of affected communities. Triangle Associates’ work is rooted in the belief that good information, genuine dialogue and participatory problem-solving, among diverse interests and people, are the foundations of a healthy democracy and sustainable society.

POSITION TITLE:  Project Associate

REPORTS TO:  Designated Supervisor

DESIGNATION:  Full Time Hourly Non-Exempt

START DATE:  April 2017

SALARY RANGE:  $39,500-$46,500 DOE

BENEFITS:  Triangle offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical and vision coverage, optional dental coverage, commuter subsidies for transit, parking and/or bicycle transit, Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), cell phone stipend and a 401K retirement plan.

The overall goals of this position are to:

  • Support the design and implement of processes that will increase effective communication and understanding among multiple jurisdictions with shared goals, stakeholder interests and clients.
  • Support multi-jurisdictional decision-making in a non-advocacy, independent role that supports durable solutions


RESPONSIBILITIES

Triangle Project Associates will work independently and with direction and mentoring to provide wide ranging support on environmental, transportation and land use public policy projects with the facilitation and public involvement team and on other projects as needed. Assignments may include:

A.  Support for Project Management

  • Draft and edit written materials including background information, meeting summaries, final reports, letters of invitation, correspondence with project participants, press releases, fact sheets, newspaper ads, agendas and progress reports
  • Help determine how to meet client and project needs, planning the scope of work for a project, and how to implement the project needs to stay within scope and budget
  • Coordinate meeting logistics and scheduling
  • Support Project Managers using clear, detail oriented, professional communications
  • Support development of process design, assessment strategies, and other planning documents
  • Conduct in-depth research of diverse topic areas, particularly natural resource management and environmental policy
  • Coordinate or implement graphic design and pre- and post-production of products and materials
  • Maintain database descriptions and information from projects, drafts reports, newsletters and memos of project related work
  • Coordinate placement of ads, calendar notices, and other publicity tasks
  • Attend in-house and off site meetings
  • Organize and conduct mailings and telephone communication
  • Support projects through other project related administrative tasks as needed

B.  Marketing Support

  • Support the development of one or more pieces of a proposal or other marketing documents
  • Conduct background research for proposals and interviews
  • Create, edit, format and support production of high quality documents, presentations, proposals and resumes
  • Help with roster management, marketing report and ongoing tracking of proposals and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Attend and document weekly and monthly team meetings
  • Represent Triangle at pre-proposal meetings and marketing events

C.  Partnership Development

  • Develop strong partnerships and collaborative opportunities which advance Triangle’s Women- and Minority- Owned Businesses Inclusion Plan, Equity Plan and plan to engage community based organizations
  • Identify local and regional firms and community based organizations with complementary values and strengths and/or are leaders in environmental and social justice


WORK ENVIRONMENT

Triangle promotes a team-oriented working community where employees are encouraged to speak their truth and listen to that of others. This position would be expected to:

  • Interact frequently and regularly with project team and project managers and employees to anticipate project needs and provide support
  • Listen and respond to performance feedback from supervisor and colleagues
  • Communicate with multiple Project Managers to maintain clear understanding of priority tasks and timeframe for deliverables
  • Support staff and client learning and inquiry about privilege, structural racism and environmental justice
  • Suggest or offer skill sharing workshops among staff
  • Provide resources for human resources recruitment efforts
  • Comfortable travelling for project work occasionally to remote locations most often in the Pacific Northwest or Alaska


QUALIFICATIONS

We want it all, but ultimately seek the right combination of experience and ability to learn-as-you-go. Highly desirable candidates will demonstrate:

  • Basic understanding of or experience with governmental structures and processes, and understanding of collaborative governance and/or environmental conflict resolution
  • Experience working on natural resource management or general public policy issues, and one to three years of experience in a similar setting is preferable
  • Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred, experience can be substituted for degree
  • Strong skills in academic or applied research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English desired
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint required
  • Experience with Access, Adobe InDesign, ArcGIS and/or ESRI desired


SKILLS

Triangle prioritizes hard work with a sense of humor. You will thrive if you have:

  • Outstanding organizational skills and methods
  • Ability to understand and incorporate the ideas, criticism and support from others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing
  • A detailed-oriented approach
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in managing competing priorities and multi-tasking with grace and humor
  • Self-initiative to ask questions or gather information to better understand tasks and assignments
  • Experience working collaboratively with colleagues and clients
  • Flexibility to accept a wide variety of assignments, with a wide range of individuals, with different communication styles
  • An interest in and desire to grow professionally and express creativity and leadership.


APPLY

Send cover letter and resume by April 5, 2017 to Jessica Graham, Human Resources Manager employment@triangleassociates.com


 Triangle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or genetic information.

 


Hiring Now!
Summer Outdoor Employment Opportunities

Lifeguard
$17.29/hr ($16.47 + 5% premium pay); Up to 40 hours/week; Mid-June – Labor Day
Duties: Supervise pool or swimming area, enforce rules, and respond to emergencies. Teach swim lessons, and educate patrons on water safety. Perform minor custodial tasks. Positions available at indoor pools, outdoor pools, and beaches.
Minimum requirements: Age 16, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, NW lifeguard test must be completed before start of employment

Wading Pool Attendant
$16.46/hr ($15.68 + 5% premium pay); Up to 40 hours/week; Mid-June – Labor Day
Duties: Oversee the operation of a wading pool. Clean, fill, drain and maintain the water quality of the wading pool and surrounding area. Act as the on-site public relations representative of Seattle Parks and Recreation. Perform first aid and handle incidents as they arise.
Minimum requirements: Age 18, American Red Cross CPR and First Aid training will be provided

Outdoor Pool Cashier
$17.09/hr ($16.28 + 5% premium pay); 10-40 hours/week; Mid May – Mid Sept.
Duties: Collect fees, make change, and balance monies taken in through the cashier station during each work shift; prepare bank deposits of collected receipts after balancing collections; interact with the public to provide information and answer questions both in person and on the phone regarding facility programs and events. Computer skills, program registration and facility booking software experience preferred.
Minimum requirements: Age 16, American Red Cross CPR and First Aid training will be provided

Boat Ramp Ranger
$18.39/hr ($17.52 + 5% premium pay); 14-24 hours/week; May – Sept.
Duties: Oversee boat ramp operations; monitor collection of fees; direct ramp traffic during peak use hours; perform on-site public relations as a representative of Seattle Parks and Recreation; handle incidents as they arise; clean and maintain facility. Saturday, Sunday, and holidays are included in the regular schedule.
Minimum requirements: Age 18, American Red Cross CPR and First Aid training will be provided

For more information, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/employment.htm

Apply Now!

To apply – send a resume and cover letter to Andy Bernard at:
andy.bernard@seattle.gov
or
4209 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

 The City of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender identity, political ideology, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

 


 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY AT PUGET SOUND ENERGY!

Pathway to Apprenticeship Opportunities #30408

If you are looking for a hands-on job that may lead into an exciting and rewarding career in the electrical trades, PSE’s Pathway to Apprenticeship could be the right move for you!

Puget Sound Energy is seeking people interested in qualifying for future Pathway to Apprenticeship (PTA) opportunities in the energy sector. PTA jobs are entry level positions that may lead into Apprenticeship opportunities. These positions give you the opportunity to learn about the company and work with a diverse group of people while learning the tools of the trade.

PSE offers Apprenticeship programs in: Substation Wire, Hydro Electrician, Hydro Mechanic, Electric Meter and Combustion Turbine Specialist.

As Apprentice openings become available, they will be filled based on seniority by employees holding PTA positions.

Minimum requirements to test:

  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1 full year of high school level algebra with a grade of “C” or better or college equivalent

Selection process overview:

  • Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be invited to take the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) test for the electrical industry.
  • Upon receipt of the online application a full packet of apprenticeship required forms and materials will be sent via email for completion and submission prior to testing.
  • Supplementary application materials must be postmarked by 4:00 PM on March 24, 2017. No exceptions will be made. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure this gets submitted back to PSE.
  • The NJATC test will occur on April 17, 2017 in Bellevue, WA.
  • Applicants successfully scoring 7 or better on the NJATC test will be invited to interview. Applicants will then receive a score based off their interview and test scores and will be ranked in the PTA Qualified Pool.
  • As PTA positions become available, they will be offered to those in the qualified pool in order of the combined scores.
  • Successful candidates will be required to participate in PTA training opportunities.
  • Those holding PTA positions are then eligible to bid on apprenticeship positions as they become available. This is in part of the occupational progression as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement.

Other:

  • These are safety sensitive positions which are subject to random DOT drug and/or alcohol testing.
  • These are IBEW Represented positions and the successful candidates will become members of the IBEW.
  • The selected candidate will need to be able to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
  • Job opportunities will be throughout PSE’s service territory which covers much of Western Washington. Relocation may be required.
  • Candidates will be subject to pre-employment screening including a physical capacity assessment (for ability to perform essential job functions).
  • Pay for PTA positions will be at least $15.69 per hour. Apprentice positions start at $33.39 per hour.

**For further information contact: pseapprenticeship@pse.com

Program standards can be viewed at: http://www.lni.wa.gov.

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1886. Today we’re building the Northwest’s energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.

At PSE all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to excel professionally. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.

PSE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.