King County Wastewater Treatment Division
Seattle, WA, USA
The ideal candidate will be a results-oriented and dynamic leader who will lead a diverse business organization with a commitment to excellence. Additionally, the Deputy Director will embrace innovation, problem solving and promote and incorporate Equity and Social Justice in the services provided by the department. This position requires strong interpersonal skills for interacting with government agencies, community organizations, residents and businesses and will have key interactions with the department leadership team, King County Executive, and King County Council, as well as stakeholders such as cities, elected officials, and partnering organizations.
This position is responsible for leading land conservation, energy, climate, and local food programs along with helping to direct department policy and executive and council relations. The deputy assists the department director in business operations and capital project delivery to ensure efficient, effective, and accountable service delivery.
If you are looking for an opportunity to work with dedicated employees, who are committed to stewarding our valuable resources, passionate about serving the public, and working to continually improve our community with an entrepreneurial spirit click on the Apply Now button on this job announcement.
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Tacoma, WA, USA
Tacoma Public Schools Expected Start Date: September 1, 2018 FTE: 0.875 Hours per day: 7 Salary Level: DOE PA-8A-10A Paraeducator Salary Schedule Salary placement is based on verifiable experience, AA or higher degree in Interpreter training program and scores on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays 2016 Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Summary: This position performs sign to voice and voice to sign interpretation in the classroom and other educational settings to meet IDEA and ADA and other legal compliances; tofacilitate communication between D/deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) students, teachers, staff and members of the community; may perform instructional activities under teacher guidance, and may facilitatethe education of D/HH students. Responsibilities: 1. Coordinates daily activities for the Interpreters at the assigned building/school; works together with the Interpreter Services Coordinator to ensure daily assignments are filled including, but not limited to, the before and after school activities for the purpose of facilitating communication activities. 2. Interprets all communication and dynamics between individuals who are D/HH; uses appropriate modes of communication to ensure students, and/or teachers and/or community members understand the communication; provides visual access to auditory information in the environment; adapts signing for diverse needs and abilities for the purpose of facilitating communication. 3. Interprets information, lectures, discussion, classroom activities, school meetings, trainings and conferences and communicates relative information to the Interpreters at the assigned building for the purpose of providing communication access and facilitating communication. 4. Prepares, previews and studies subject matter being taught or presented, such as lesson materials, handouts, and films to research vocabulary and ensure appropriate terminology applicable to the subject or to the forum for lectures or assemblies for the purpose of ensuring that a clear interpretation can be provided. 5. Adapts interpretations to the varying and diverse needs and abilities of students, and/or teachers, and/or community members to objectively express the tone and mood of the speaker as well as the content of the material; can clarify as necessary to facilitate understanding for the purpose of ensuring that a clear interpretation can be provided. 6. Provides interpretation for various other situations, such as assemblies, field trips, meetings, test administration, phone calls, music, extra-curricular activities, and sports events; interprets informal conversations with students and staff during unstructured time as necessary for the purpose of providing communication access. 7. Supports and assists other staff by modeling positive interpersonal skills; participates as a team member for planning and reviewing daily activities, attending in-services and information sharing for the purpose of optimizing the staff and student participation in the educational environment. 8. Provides District staff with information regarding the interpretation process and the responsibilities as Lead Interpreter as well as needs and concerns of individuals who are D/HH for the purpose of creating a positive Deaf friendly climate. 9. Adheres to appropriate District guidelines for confidentiality and professional behavior. 10. Collaborates with Teachers of the D/HH, other classroom teachers and other school staff to provide the optimum educational opportunities and in keeping with IEP requirements for the purpose of optimizing the staff and student participation in the educational environment. OTHER JOB DUTIES 1. Remains current in the field through involvement in professional activities and continuing educational activities, as directed. 2. May participate in the educational team to support education of students who are D/HH; may perform tutoring duties under supervision of designated teacher; may attend meetings related to responsibilities of Lead Interpreter. 3. Performs related duties as assigned. CONDITIONS Substantial requirement to listen closely and concentrate on sign language; confined to work station for prolonged periods; occasionally required to deal with distraught students; may be required to sit, kneel, or stand for prolonged periods; may be required to work outdoors; may be required to work extra hours as Lead Interpreter. Minimum Qualifications Other information: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience High school graduate or equivalent and completion of an Interpreter Training Program; an EIPA rating of 3.5 or above and/or RID certification is preferred; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of interpreting for the D/HH. Knowledge of Deaf Culture and education techniques. Knowledge of educational interpreting and related vocabulary is desired. Skill throughout the sign language continuum. Skill with interpreting for individuals who are D/HH, teachers, and community members using a high level of fluency for various educational and cultural backgrounds. Skill in effective process, problem solving and organization. Ability to work without direct supervision. Ability to obtain, clarify, and exchange information. Ability to interact with people who are deaf and hard of hearing in a warm, confident and culturally appropriate manner. Ability to remain flexible and to adapt to changes in work site location, environment and/or schedules. Ability to set priorities and coordinate activities. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to participate as a team member and promote teamwork. Ability to promote understanding of Deaf Culture and hearing loss. Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Licenses/Special Requirements Completion of Interpreter Training Program. RID and/or EIPA assessment score of 3.5 or above preferred. As of 2016, an EIPA score of 3.5 or above will be required by Washington State law. *Per 2015 MOU agreement between Tacoma School District and the Tacoma Federation of ParaEducators Local 461, AFT/AFL-CIO. Job Locator Number: D24-59 This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, firstname.lastname@example.org; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, email@example.com; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell, email@example.com, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Tacoma, WA, USA
Tacoma Public Schools Benefits: NONE The Tacoma Public Schools Theater Technician provides technical operation support related to lighting and sound equipment for school district and community events held at District venue(s) under the direction of the school administrator, district administrator or assigned supervisor. This position works on an hourly basis. Work hours could include evenings and weekends. Through the interview process, the successful candidate will demonstrate that they can meet the expectations outlined below and is willing and able to be available for events and/or programs at the venue(s) to ensure appropriate facility utilization. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. • Remain knowledgeable regarding use of stage lighting, sound, audio-visual and production equipment. • Support activities with TPS administrators, staff, students and outside entities. • Maintain inventories of supplies and equipment in an orderly manner. • Ensure a safe environment in and around the theater for patrons, performers and staff. • Establish and post safety requirements necessary for the use of equipment in the theater. • Maintain stage, off stage storage, cat walk, loading bay and scene shop areas in a clean and orderly condition. • Move furniture and supplies as necessary. • Ensure proper preparation of all areas for performers and audience use. • Operate and maintain equipment as required, ensure its' safe and proper use, protect the district equipment and supplies against pilferage, loss, theft or abuse. • Monitor and perform preventative maintenance of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment as directed. • Adhere to Tacoma Public School District policies and procedures. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Prior experience working with lighting, audio, stage properties, scenic fabrication, and/or scenic art in a theatrical or similar live entertainment setting preferred. Work performed in an educational or volunteer setting will be considered. Additional Requirements Must be at least 16 years of age. Experience working in a school environment preferred. Must be comfortable working with and around young children aged 5-12 in a school environment. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Knowledge of school board policies and procedures; • Ability to operate and maintain equipment, materials, tools, and supplies used in technical production; • Knowledge of the theatrical production process; • Ability to think critically, show initiative, follow directions, and work well with others; • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment which is alive with creative challenges; • Ability to troubleshoot and creatively solve problems; • Ability to work independently as well as effectively and efficiently in a team environment requiring tact, patience and willingness to work collaboratively; • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures; • Ability to manage and meet inflexible deadlines with frequent interruptions; • Ability to work well with and promote positive relationships with community organizations. • Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others; • Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District; • Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage; • Ability to understand and hold self accountable for promoting the Tacoma Public Schools' commitment to "Every Student. Every Day." Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position also requires sitting, climbing, walking, grasping, holding, cleaning, removing, unlocking, opening, pushing, pulling, hearing, speaking, and writing or keyboarding on a regular basis. Duties may require bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, standing for long periods of time, lifting, carrying, and moving work-related supplies and/or equipment. Must be able to lift at least 35 lbs. on a regular basis and at least 50 lbs. on an occasional basis. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Required to be indoors on a regular basis. This position may be exposed to high noise levels; required to work at heights and enclosed areas with limited space. The position requires operating dangerous machinery, exposure to noise is moderate to loud. Travel around the district may be required. Work on nights and evenings may be required. Duties may require working under time constraints to meet deadlines. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252, firstname.lastname@example.org; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191, email@example.com; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-571-1096, 253-571-1173; Secondary, Jon Bell, email@example.com, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357. HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250