L.A. County’s Website Hacked   
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          Science.gov mobile app among 10 best according to GCN   
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          A List of Female Technology Experts in Libraries   
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          NO ELECTION ORDER: OHANEZE NDIGBO HAS DECLARED WAR AGAINST IPOB AND BIAFRANS DUE TO MONEY COLLECTED FROM OSINBAJO IN ASO ROCK- BIAFRANS GET READY!   
NO ELECTION ORDER: OHANEZE NDIGBO HAS DECLARED WAR AGAINST IPOB AND BIAFRANS DUE TO MONEY COLLECTED FROM OSINBAJO IN ASO ROCK: BIAFRANS GET READY!


By Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
For Family Writers

The information reaching the news room of Family Writers Press has it that Ohaneze Ndigbo political hungry pigs led by the political Chameleon known as Chief John Nnia Nwodo has declared a systematic war against Biafrans all the world in general and IPOB in particular by sabotaging Biafra restoration. The declaration of war was contained in the speech which John Nnia Nwodo of shame delivered in the Anambra State House of Assembly chamber in Awka. In the John "Chameleon" Nwodo's speech, he publicly challenged the authority vested on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (De Great) by Biafrans  which is going to attract serious consequences on John "Chameleon" Nwodo reputation in particular and Ohaneze mushroom organization bereft of membership in general after this showdown with IPOB and Biafrans.

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the Supreme command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (De Great) cannot pretend ignorance of what Ohaneze Ndigbo of shame and John "Chameleon" Nwodo is turning out to become at the moment because their Chameleon-like body language over the months is already a pointer to IPOB that a day will come when they will pitch tent with the oppressors of Biafrans in Aso Rock to fight against the restoration of Biafra. A point to their chameleons disposition is stemmed at their regular attitude of frequent switching from support of Biafra restoration to call for dubious restructuring. But as Ohaneze Ndigbo led by John Nnia Nwodo has openly shown that they are not interested in Biafra restoration, is it not time for Biafran youths to banish the hungry pigs out of Biafra Land to serve as deterrent to many people who may intend to sabotage the restoration of Biafra in the future on a mere Ghana Must Go bags of money?
Chief John Nnia Nwodo

However, whatever eventually happens with John Nnia Nwodo and Ohaneze political harlots, it is important for everyone in Biafra land to show these fools that the bags of money given to them by Prof Osinbajo in Aso Rock as revealed by an insider from the presidency to Family Writers investigation department, is not more valuable than the lives of Ezu River Igbo youths killed by Anambra state government with the support of Ohaneze Ndigbo just because of their stand for Biafra restoration.
Family Writers Press want Biafrans of Anambra State to ask Ohaneze Ndigbo the following questions:
1. What did Ohaneze and John Nwodo of shame said when Gov Willie Obiano openly supported the massacre of the same Anambra people  inside St Edmund Catholic Church in Nkpor on 29/5/2016 and bath many bullet wounded people with acid to die slowly by Nigeria Army?
2. What did Ohaneze fickle Chameleons and John Nwodo said when Gov Willie Obiano openly declared before Nigeria Army kangaroo panel that nobody was killed at Nkpor even when the massacre was done in a broad daylight?

3. Is it true that Ohaneze hungry pigs went to Aso Rock only to go and collect Ghana Must Go bags of money and have started to fight against Biafra restoration struggle?
All these questions are begging for answers but must be answered by the Ohaneze Ndigbo fickle Chameleons under the leadership of John Nwodo of disgrace. Presently in the investigation room of Family Writers Press is a revelation still under enquiries that politicians in Biafra land placed a bounty of huge amount of money for Ohaneze Ndigbo and other mushroom numberless organizations in Igbo land to challenge and render IPOB "No more Election" order useless and grab the bounty. It is important for Biafrans to ask Ohaneze Ndigbo, how long will you people continue to trade our collective destiny for peanut's money? How long will you people continue to pitch tent with Fulani Janjaweeds from Aso Rock who kill our people with impunity even inside church at Nkpor?

Haba John Nwodo! Where is your hypocritical singing of Biafra youths as your children since you are now going about collecting bags of money from Prof Osinbajo, Gov Willie Obiano and other governorship aspirants in Anambra State in order to destroy the road map of the Biafra youths in restoring Biafra? As you have declared war against Biafra restoration struggle by openly countering the order of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, be ready to die in shame because Biafrans are going to show you that you are like an ant before Nnamdi Kanu and Ohaneze is like an earth-worm before IPOB. By the time IPOB finish with you and your Ohaneze political hungry pigs, you will bury your head in shame. It is now iron for iron, teeth for teeth and bone for bone with Ohaneze.

As for Anambra governorship election, the battle line has been drawn between IPOB and the political elites in Biafra land who have sucked the blood of our people enough. Biafrans are not even going to allow INEC to anywhere to sit and conduct any election again in Biafra land unless Biafra referendum is conducted by Nigeria government. It is important for John Nwodo to understand that what we are planning against the elections is bigger than a mere boycott of the election but total resistance of the conduct of the election in the first place. The boycott of the election is going to be our final frontier in the framework of NO ELECTION campaign in the designed template of IPOB.
In conclusion, IPOB is calling on Biafrans in Anambra state to disown Ohaneze Ndigbo and John Nwodo because none of those political predators can command even 1000 persons without financial inducement. Then, who and who are the members of Ohaneze Ndigbo? A word is enough for the wise!


          Walla Walla Veterans Home Logo Unveiled and Upcoming Grand Opening    

Great News!  It is with great pleasure that we virtually unveil the newly designed logo for the Walla Walla Veterans Home!

This design was submitted by Michael Page at Esprit Graphic Communications, a Kennewick area Veteran Owned Business. Esprit, owned by retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Skip Novakovich and his wife Shannon, has a long history of giving back to their community. We are grateful for the time that Michael took to help us capture the spirit of Walla Walla in his design that is now the symbol for the Walla Walla Veterans Home.

In all, fourteen logos were submitted as part of the design contest. Members of the WDVA Walla Walla Planning Committee reviewed each design and made a nearly unanimous selection.  Our thanks goes to Michael of Esprit and everyone who submitted a logo design!

YOUR newest home is another Eastern Washington investment that continues our focus on the proportionate distribution of our agency resources.  Governor Inslee is supporting the funding we need so we can continue growing our services and facilities to benefit our Eastern Washington brothers, sisters and their families.   The home brings about 100 new WDVA team members to serve with dignity and respect our veterans who need 24/7 short term and long term care.  We would like to invite the general public and especially those who devoted their time and effort to submitting a Walla Walla Veterans Home logo for the contest, to join us at the Grand Opening of this incredible facility! It will be held on Saturday, February 18th at 1pm.  For more information or to RSVP, email us at communications@dva.wa.gov or call 1-800-562-0132 option ‘1’.

Learn more about admissions, employment opportunities and more at Washington’s newest Veterans Home by visiting http://www.dva.wa.gov/veteran-homes/walla-walla-veterans-home

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Walla Walla Veterans Home Logo

          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Automotive Mechanic   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1979490 OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The **Department of Veterans Affairs** (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. **The VA is committed to hiring Veterans**. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are **I**ntegrity, **C**ommitment, **A**dvocacy, **R**espect and **E**xcellence ("**I CARE**"). **America's Veterans need you!** To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitionsdocument. ### Duties Under the general supervision of the Operations Supervisor, the incumbent of this position performs the full journeyman level range of mechanical duties in maintenance and repair of all gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and equipment throughout the Medical Center. The work at this grade involves troubleshooting, repairing, and/or overhauling major components and systems such as engines, transmissions, differentials and transaxles, electronic fuel injection systems, emission control systems, and related electrical, electronic, hydraulic, fuel, and other assemblies. Grade 10 mechanics must be able to: * Tear down, adjust, repair, reassemble, and run operational checks on components of these systems following instructions contained in technical manuals. * Troubleshoot and repair the wide variety of major systems described above, while others specialize in tearing down, overhauling, and rebuilding one or a limited variety of major systems (e.g., engines and transmissions) for large and small tractors, loaders, fork lifts, back hoes, utility vehicles, lawn mowers and powered industrial carts. * They must be able to use a wider variety of test procedures and equipment when tracing hard-to-locate defects or problems, and they complete repairs and installations with little or no technical advice. * Within the framework of inspection reports, diagnostic computer printouts, or instructions, grade 10 automotive mechanics isolate and repair malfunctions by a combination of visual and auditory examinations, and the use of a wide variety of test equipment such as computerized engine analyzers, compression testers, test benches, oscilloscopes, multimeters, and special feeler and dial gauges. * Disassemble, repair, replace, recondition, and rebuild components of the various systems, and make independent judgments based on specifications in technical manuals and on accepted trade practices. **The incumbent in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report.** **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Schedule may be changed to meet the needs of the Veterans and the Medical Center; evening and weekend coverage may be required. **Position Description Title/PD#:** Automotive Mechanic, WG-5823-10, PD# 06290-0 ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job. * Subject to a background/suitability investigation. * Designated and/or random drug testing may be required. * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. * Michigan Class B (UST) Underground Storage Tank System Operator License. ### Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement **Specialized Experience**: At the WG-10 grade, the automotive mechanic must have a thorough knowledge of the makeup, operation, and installation of complex major systems and assemblies to troubleshoot and repair a variety of systems or to rebuild one or more systems such as the following: gasoline and diesel engines; automatic and manual transmissions and gear reduction systems; transaxles; drive line and rear axle assemblies including electrical, air, vacuum, or mechanically controlled differentials; electrical and electronic systems and accessories (e.g., conventional and transistorized ignition systems, charging and starting systems, and wiring and lighting systems); carbureted and electronic fuel injection systems; exhaust and emission control systems (e.g., continuous flow air injector or fuel vapor control); conventional and power steering mechanisms and hydraulic power-assist systems; and other systems of similar complexity. Additionally, grade 10 mechanics must be knowledgeable in the repair of hydraulic lifting, loading, turning, and positioning systems including their mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic controls automotive worker, (e.g., hydraulic lift gates and electric wenches). They must be able to troubleshoot and replace standard electronic components of systems, such as computer circuit boards and sensing and controlling units in engines, printed circuits in instrument and indicator panels, diodes in alternator regulators, armatures and control module transistors in electronic ignition systems, and sensors and relay units in emission control systems. Mechanics use this knowledge to test and troubleshoot components and systems to locate equipment defects. **Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.** **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:**Automotive workers at this level make repairs which often require them to work in tiring, awkward, and uncomfortable positions. They frequently stand for long periods of time, bend, stoop, crawl under vehicles, and make repairs in other tight spaces. They frequently lift, handle, and carry parts and equipment weighing up to 18 kilograms (40 pounds). Occasionally, they move moderately heavy items with assistance or with mechanical devices, including objects weighing up to or over 23 kilograms (50 pounds). **Working Conditions:** The work is usually performed inside on concrete surfaces where there is exposure to drafts, noise, and fumes from vehicles. Automotive workers occasionally perform work outside under adverse weather conditions. They are continually exposed to dirt, dust, and grease, and to the potential for burns, chemical irritations, shocks, bruises, cuts, and strains. To reduce dangers and irritations from these conditions, they follow prescribed safety practices and use safety equipment such as safety shoes and glasses, and respirators. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. ### Other Information **The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP)**provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave** : Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. **Placement Policy:** The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473101700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $24.52 to $28.59 / Per Hour *Series & Grade:* WG-5823-10/10 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* Current and former federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligible’s, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible’s, Veterans (VEOA and 30% Disabled), and special non-competitive appointment eligible’s (e.g., Persons with Disabilities, Certain Military Spouses, Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc.). *Control Number:* 473101700 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17-003-DJJ-1979490-BU
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Social Worker   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1981188 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The person hired for this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure. **IF YOU ARE A CURRENT, PERMANENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEE, YOU MUST APPLY TO VACANCY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER 1981085 TO RECEIVE THIS CONSIDERATION.** As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/. ****VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. This person in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure. ### Duties The Clinical Social Worker in the Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM) will work on a multidisciplinary case management team located at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center (BCVAMC). The incumbent serves, in the community, those Veterans with severe and persistent mental illness who have frequent or long-term hospitalizations. The client population's illness is chronic in nature, refractory to resolution and requires monitoring to maintain stability. The incumbent will individually tailor services to meet the needs of the Veterans and deliver them on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting. The incumbent will assure continuity of care by using a team approach and sharing responsibilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: * Participates in the admission/screening process by interviewing patients and/or other stakeholders and completing intake data collection with purpose of establishing treatment for Severely Mentally Ill (SMI) psychiatric disorders in a case management setting. This may include obtaining psychosocial history, maintaining data sheets, completing high risk screens, answering consults, and developing discharge planning assessments. * Participates in or facilitates selected supportive groups related to the treatment of specific SMI psychiatric disorders, conducts individual counseling and other social work privileged functions independently or under supervision as professional license dictates. * May conduct psycho educational activities following professionally prepared resource guides. * Functions as a primary manager (case manager) for a number of Veterans on a prescribed case load of SMI Veterans. This includes preparation and implementation of treatment plans developed in concert with the incumbent's multidisciplinary team. * Acts as a liaison between staff, Veteran and stakeholders in the development and review of treatments plans. * Participates in periodic review of ongoing treatment of patients under the care of the MHICM team. * Provides ongoing documentation of patient's progress using a behavioral framework using SOAP format where S-subjective input, O-behavioral observation, A-clinical assessment, P-collaborative plan. * Help Veterans adjust to current living situation; explore areas of deficit in activities of daily living; provide and/or arrange skill building educational activities; and explore areas of psychosocial conflicts or trauma seeking resolution or psychological stability (maintenance) by using a "Recovery Model" based approach. * Use supportive/facilitative techniques with Veterans and their stakeholders to help them better communicate with each other and, when necessary, help confront problem behaviors. * Acts as a resource and liaison person to public and private providers and agencies to assure continuity of care and appropriate referrals of Veterans and their stakeholders as levels of care change. * Conducts or assists in carrying out planned QA studies or research projects. **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Participates in a rotation of weekend duty social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on the weekend. **Functional Statement Title/#:** Social Worker (MHICM). ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required * Background and-or Security Investigation required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements:** **U.S. citizenship**. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. **Education**. Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substitutes for the master's degree in social work. **Licensure.** Persons hired or reassign to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licenses or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. **Physical Requirements.** **English Language Proficiency.** Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Grade Determinations:** **GS-9 Social Worker** Experience, Education and Licensure. GS-9 is the entry level grade for the GS-185 social work series and is used for social workers with less than one year of post-MSW experience and for social workers who are nor yet licensed or certified at the independent practice level. Social workers at the GS-9 level are working toward completion of prerequisites for licensure or certification. In addition, the candidates must demonstrate the KSAs below: 1. Ability to provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological), and the differential influences of the environment, society, and culture. 2. Ability to work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems utilizing individual, group, and family counseling skills. Work with more complex problems is done under close supervision. With guidance from the social work supervisor, ability to assess the psychosocial functioning and need of patients and their family members, and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and assistance needed. 3. Basic knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities and, under supervision, ability to implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups to achieve treatment goals. This requires judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques. 4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, and representatives of community agencies. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds. 5. Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology. 6. Basic skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking. Ability to learn and utilize software programs in use by VHA. **GS-11 Social Worker** Experience, Education, and Licensure. Promotion to the GS-11 full performance level requires completion of a minimum of 1 year post-MSW degree experience in the field of health care social work (VA or non-VA experience) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level. OR In additions to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work may be substitutes for the required 1 yea of professional social work experience in a clinical setting. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs below: 1. Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. 2. Ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weakness, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. 3. Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture. 4. Knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects, and medical terminology. 5. Knowledge of psychosocial treatment and ability to independently implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems to achieve treatment goals. This requires independent judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques. 6. Ability to independently provide counseling and/or psychotherapy services to individuals, groups and families. Social workers must practice within the bounds of their license or certification. For example, some states may require social workers providing psychotherapy to have a clinical level of licensure. 7. Ability to provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment. Ability to provide orientation and coaching to new social workers and social work graduate students. Ability to serve as a field instructor for social work graduate students who are completing VHA field placement. 8. Ability to independently evaluate his/her own practice through participation in professional peer review case conferences, research studies, or other organized means. 9. Knowledge and skill in the use of computer software applications for documents, data management, and tracking, especially those programs in use by VHA. **Reference:**VA Handbook, Part II, Appendix G39. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:** Light carrying, under 15 pounds; use of fingers; walking; standing; operation of a crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave**: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. ### Other Information It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473299100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $49,765.00 to $78,270.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0185-09/11 *Promotion Potential:* 11 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* 1st area of consideration will be qualifying Veterans with preference *Control Number:* 473299100 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17H604-TNW-1981188-BU
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Medical Equipment Repairer - Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1979351 OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? **Welcome to our Midwestern Frontier** Also known as "Cereal City," Battle Creek Michigan is strategically located midway between Chicago and Detroit. Battle Creek offers the serenity of country living and the cultural and recreational amenities offered in urban settings. Numerous parks are connected to the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo rivers and lakes and provide opportunities for hiking, fishing, canoeing, picnicking and other recreation. Community sporting, cultural, ethnic, historical, and holiday festivals provide plenty for residents to see and do. As a Battle Creek VA Medical Center professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is the Department of Veterans Affairs the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to our nations Veterans through the Veterans Benefits Administration and the Veterans National Cemeteries. Battle Creek VA Medical Center professionals not only feel good about their careers, but their ability to balance work as well as home life. The Battle Creek VAMC offers generous paid time off, and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ **Special Employment Consideration:** VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitionsdocument. ### Duties **The Medical Equipment Repairer provides for the safe and reliable operation of medical equipment and systems used for the diagnosis and treatment of patients at the Battle Creek Healthcare Delivery System, which includes Battle Cree VAMC, Wyoming Health Care Center, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Lansing, Muskegon, and Benton Harbor.** As a Medical equipment repairer the incumbent will install, modify, troubleshoot, maintain, test, calibrate, adjust, overhaul, and repair a wide variety of medical, laboratory, and dental equipment (electronic, electrical, and mechanical). Typical examples of equipment serviced include radiographic diagnostic and treatment units, cardiac defibrillators, hemodialysis units, ultracentrifuges, spectrophotometers, ultrasonic therapy equipment, electrophoresis apparatus, gas chromatographs, electron microscopes, X-ray units, electrocardiograph machines, cardiac monitors, electrosurgical units, electroencephalographs and radiography high speed film processors. They maintain and repair chemical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, vacuum, suction and pressure systems which may include water, steam, air, gas under pressure, and piped oxygen lines associated with equipment serviced. Medical equipment repairers determine nature and extent of repairs required by checking equipment for malfunctions, requiring the tracing of wiring, broken or worn parts, leaks, feedback, and interference. They check voltage tolerances, amperage, power supplies, wave shape, frequency resonance, deflection time, decay curve, gain, balance, and signal sensitivity against prescribed tolerances and specifications. The repairers plan and carry out work assignments using blueprints, schematic drawings, technical manuals, wiring diagrams, liquid and air flow sheets, and other specifications. Medical equipment repairers test equipment after repair and also new equipment to assure proper functioning; conduct preventive maintenance inspection of equipment; perform periodic checks to insure that using personnel are following proper preventive maintenance procedures; and may conduct on-the-job training for lower graded employees in the maintenance of medical, laboratory, and dental equipment. Medical equipment repairers make standard computations using algebraic expressions and shop formulas relating to load requirements of wiring and equipment. **The incumbent in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report.** **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Schedule may be changed to meet the needs of the Veterans and the Medical Center; evening and weekend coverage may be required. **Position Description Title/PD#:** Medical Equipment Repairer, WG-4805-11, PD# 10068-0 ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job. * Subject to a background/suitability investigation. * Designated and/or random drug testing may be required. * [time in grade requirement may be added] * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement **Experience**: Your background must demonstrate experience of advanced knowledge and experience in the theories, techniques, and applications of advanced analog and digital electronics, electro-mechanics, microprocessor controls, computers, and computer networks. **You must also demonstrate a general knowledge of electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, optics, physics, mathematics, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.** A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. **Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume or OF-612.** Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Job Grading Standard for Medical Equipment Repairing, 4805 Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT:** Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is Ability to repair medical equipment and devices without more than normal supervision. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:**Work assignments involve standing, stooping, bending, and frequently working in cramped and awkward positions for prolonged periods. Medical equipment repairers continually lift from 5 to 18 kilograms (10 to 40 pounds) and, occasionally, objects weighing in excess of 18 kilograms (40 pounds). **Working Conditions:** Repairers perform work inside, in well lighted, heated, and ventilated areas. They are exposed to the possibility of cuts, bruises, scrapes, broken bones, and serious burns caused by electrical shock. Repairers work in contaminated and contagious disease areas, and with radiation and contaminated equipment. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. ### Other Information **The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP)**provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave** : Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. **Placement Policy:** The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473034400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $25.63 to $29.91 / Per Hour *Series & Grade:* WG-4805-11/11 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* Current and former federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligible’s, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible’s, Veterans (VEOA and 30% Disabled), and special non-competitive appointment eligible’s (e.g., Persons with Disabilities, Certain Military Spouses, Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc.). *Control Number:* 473034400 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17-081-DJJ-1979351-BU
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Social Worker   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1981085 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? **IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE "WHO MAY APPLY" REQUIREMENTS LISTED IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT, YOU MUST APPLY TO VACANCY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER 1981188 TO BE CONSIDERED.** As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/. ****VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. This person in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure. ### Duties The Clinical Social Worker in the Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM) will work on a multidisciplinary case management team located at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center (BCVAMC). The incumbent serves, in the community, those Veterans with severe and persistent mental illness who have frequent or long-term hospitalizations. The client population's illness is chronic in nature, refractory to resolution and requires monitoring to maintain stability. The incumbent will individually tailor services to meet the needs of the Veterans and deliver them on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting. The incumbent will assure continuity of care by using a team approach and sharing responsibilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: * Participates in the admission/screening process by interviewing patients and/or other stakeholders and completing intake data collection with purpose of establishing treatment for Severely Mentally Ill (SMI) psychiatric disorders in a case management setting. This may include obtaining psychosocial history, maintaining data sheets, completing high risk screens, answering consults, and developing discharge planning assessments. * Participates in or facilitates selected supportive groups related to the treatment of specific SMI psychiatric disorders, conducts individual counseling and other social work privileged functions independently or under supervision as professional license dictates. * May conduct psycho educational activities following professionally prepared resource guides. * Functions as a primary manager (case manager) for a number of Veterans on a prescribed case load of SMI Veterans. This includes preparation and implementation of treatment plans developed in concert with the incumbent's multidisciplinary team. * Acts as a liaison between staff, Veteran and stakeholders in the development and review of treatments plans. * Participates in periodic review of ongoing treatment of patients under the care of the MHICM team. * Provides ongoing documentation of patient's progress using a behavioral framework using SOAP format where S-subjective input, O-behavioral observation, A-clinical assessment, P-collaborative plan. * Help Veterans adjust to current living situation; explore areas of deficit in activities of daily living; provide and/or arrange skill building educational activities; and explore areas of psychosocial conflicts or trauma seeking resolution or psychological stability (maintenance) by using a "Recovery Model" based approach. * Use supportive/facilitative techniques with Veterans and their stakeholders to help them better communicate with each other and, when necessary, help confront problem behaviors. * Acts as a resource and liaison person to public and private providers and agencies to assure continuity of care and appropriate referrals of Veterans and their stakeholders as levels of care change. * Conducts or assists in carrying out planned QA studies or research projects. **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Participates in a rotation of weekend duty social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on the weekend. **Functional Statement Title/#:** Social Worker (MHICM). ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required * Background and-or Security Investigation required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements:** **U.S. citizenship**. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. **Education**. Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substitutes for the master's degree in social work. **Licensure.** Persons hired or reassign to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licenses or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. **Physical Requirements.** **English Language Proficiency.** Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Grade Determinations:** **GS-9 Social Worker** Experience, Education and Licensure. GS-9 is the entry level grade for the GS-185 social work series and is used for social workers with less than one year of post-MSW experience and for social workers who are nor yet licensed or certified at the independent practice level. Social workers at the GS-9 level are working toward completion of prerequisites for licensure or certification. In addition, the candidates must demonstrate the KSAs below: 1. Ability to provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological), and the differential influences of the environment, society, and culture. 2. Ability to work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems utilizing individual, group, and family counseling skills. Work with more complex problems is done under close supervision. With guidance from the social work supervisor, ability to assess the psychosocial functioning and need of patients and their family members, and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and assistance needed. 3. Basic knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities and, under supervision, ability to implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups to achieve treatment goals. This requires judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques. 4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, and representatives of community agencies. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds. 5. Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology. 6. Basic skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking. Ability to learn and utilize software programs in use by VHA. **GS-11 Social Worker** Experience, Education, and Licensure. Promotion to the GS-11 full performance level requires completion of a minimum of 1 year post-MSW degree experience in the field of health care social work (VA or non-VA experience) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level. OR In additions to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work may be substitutes for the required 1 yea of professional social work experience in a clinical setting. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs below: 1. Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. 2. Ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weakness, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. 3. Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture. 4. Knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects, and medical terminology. 5. Knowledge of psychosocial treatment and ability to independently implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems to achieve treatment goals. This requires independent judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques. 6. Ability to independently provide counseling and/or psychotherapy services to individuals, groups and families. Social workers must practice within the bounds of their license or certification. For example, some states may require social workers providing psychotherapy to have a clinical level of licensure. 7. Ability to provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment. Ability to provide orientation and coaching to new social workers and social work graduate students. Ability to serve as a field instructor for social work graduate students who are completing VHA field placement. 8. Ability to independently evaluate his/her own practice through participation in professional peer review case conferences, research studies, or other organized means. 9. Knowledge and skill in the use of computer software applications for documents, data management, and tracking, especially those programs in use by VHA. **Reference:**VA Handbook, Part II, Appendix G39. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:** Light carrying, under 15 pounds; use of fingers; walking; standing; operation of a crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. ### Other Information It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473291200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $49,765.00 to $78,270.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0185-00/00 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* 1st area of consideration is current, permanent employees of the Battle Creek VAMC. 2nd area of consideration is all other current, permanent Federal employees. *Control Number:* 473291200 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17H604-TNW-1981085-BU
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Lead Medical Support Assistant - Benefits   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1980761 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. ### Duties The Benefits Lead Medical Support Assistant (MSA) falls under the Health Administration Service. The Lead MSA monitors and makes work assignments, provides input on performance, resolves daily workplace issues and maintains efficient workflow within the Benefits Department (Beneficiary Travel, Enrollment/Eligibility, Patient Funds, Details and Urgent Care). The incumbent will be expected to be a working member of the assigned team. Incumbent may need to provide coverage for other Lead MSAs during times of absence. Duties at this level include, but may not be limited to: arranging for coverage of all areas of responsibility; distributing and balancing workload; training new employees on duties; certifying employees on scheduling and assignment competencies; conducting ongoing reviews to ensure quality of work; ensuring accurate and timely scheduling of appointments/consults management; providing refresher training to staff members including changes in policies and procedures; creating and maintaining employee work schedules; orienting and providing on-the-job training for new and current employees; ensuring that all training requirements are met; organizing the work structure of his/her assigned areas; and acting as a liaison between other MSAs and staff in order to resolve day-to-day conflicts. The Lead MSA for Benefits will also be the Facility Decedent Affairs Clerk ensuring all details related to decedent affairs are handled timely and per policy/procedure standards. The work is mostly sedentary and is performed in various outpatient clinic or office settings responsible for treating patients with a wide variety of medical problems. Incumbent may be required to cover nights and/or weekend clinics in support of the Veterans and Medical Center needs. The incumbent in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report. **Work Schedule:** Monday thru Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. Hours may be rotated or extended based on the needs of the Medical Center and our Veterans. **Functional Statement Title/#:**Lead Medical Support Assistant ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required * Background and-or Security Investigation required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements:** * **U.S. citizenship.** Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. * **Experience.** Six months experience of clerical, office or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position; OR, **Education.** One year above high school; OR, **Experience/Education Combination.** Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. * **Physical Requirements.** * **English Language Proficiency.** Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience**. ****Grade Determinations:** **GS-7 Lead Medical Support Assistant** **Experience.**One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. One year of experience at the next lower grade level (GS-6) includes but is not limited to: coordinating with the patient care team to review the clinic utilization by using various reports; ensure that the clinic setup is closely monitored to effectively support the needs of the clinic and make any necessary adjustments; develop/maintain effecting and efficient communication with the patient, interdisciplinary team VA medical centers and other agencies; participating in team huddles and team meetings to manage and plan patient care, setting priorities and deadlines, adjusting the flow and sequencing of the work to meet team and patient needs; may work with the team to reinforce the plan of care and self-help solutions and entering appropriate information into the electronic record; monitoring pre-appointment requirements to assure readiness for patient visit/procedure; managing electronic wait list to verify and validate accuracy and resolve issues; participating and providing input in problem solving on operational issues or procedures in team meetings, performing administrative follow up actions; participating in and independently following up on team huddles by sharing information and collaborating with the medical team to assure continuity of care; evaluating patient information and clinic schedule lists to determine whether patient is vested; educating providers about shared patients (those who receive their care at multiple VAs or those who have care in the community). **Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.**The candidates must demonstrate the KSAs below. 1. Ability to organize work, set priorities and delegate tasks/responsibilities in order to meet deadlines. 2. Skill in communicating with individuals in order to obtain the desired effect, ensuring compliance with established policies and regulations. 3. Ability to provide staff development and training. 4. Ability to manage staffing requirements, manage priorities and coordinate work in order to complete duties in an accurate and timely manner. This includes the ability to follow-up on pending issues and demonstrating an understanding of the impact of incomplete work. 5. Ability to review and monitor data to ensure all reports are complete and accurate. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:** Moderate lifting (15-44lbs), Light lifting (under 15lbs), Light carrying (under 15lbs), Use of fingers, Walking (1 hour), Standing (1 hour), Repeated bending (1 hour), Ability to use parid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Special visual requirements (read fine print), Hearing (aid permitted), Sit for extended time and keyboarding, Unusual fatigue factors (sitting for extended time), Working closely with others in an office setting. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave**: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. ### Other Information It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473253800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $40,684.00 to $52,893.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0679-07/07 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* Agency Employees Only *Control Number:* 473253800 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17H608-AMB-1980761-BU
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Physician-Hospitalist   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary BCVAHDS is a Joint Commission accredited, tertiary care teaching hospital located on 206 acres with approximately 30 buildings, serving 42,000 Veterans in 22 counties of the southwestern lower peninsula of Michigan. The VA Medical Center was the 100th VA hospital built in the United States and is located adjacent to the Historic Fort Custer Military Base, now a National Guard Training Center, which trained and deployed thousands of troops during World War I and World War II. In addition to our main facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, we offer services at our Wyoming Health Care Center, Wyoming, MI and three community based outpatient clinics in Muskegon, Benton Harbor, and Lansing. Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1936259 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? Recruitment Incentive maybe available. Household Good Moves and government Home Buy-out is not currently available. ### Duties **ASSIGNED DUTIES:** Providing acute care in areas such as intermediate care and general medicine units for adults and geriatric veterans with a wide spectrum of diagnoses. Referral management on patients that may need to be admitted to our facility, conduct history and physical on new admissions, coordinating care while hospitalist and order all appropriate testing and procedures. Assisting with patient transfers for the next higher level of care, either within the VA system or urgently into the local community. Coordinating care, resolving problems affecting patient care and providing appropriate education the patient and/or family members regarding the patient's care, patient's illness and its management. Covering medical emergencies within the facility Providing MOD duties on rotation with other providers **Work Schedule:** Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm With MOD hours every 8-10 days. 7am-6pm weekend MOD on call rotation. Hours may be rotated or extended based upon the needs of the Medical Center or our Veterans. **The incumbent in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report.** ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * Occasional Travel to surrounding CBOCs ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination. * Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required. * Background and/or Security Investigation required. * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. * Must be proficient in written and spoken English. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements**: * Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy. * Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. * Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. * Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. * Proficiency in spoken and written English. * Physical requirements outlined below. **Preferred Experience**: Hospitalist experience and ACLS Certification Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Reference**: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **Note****:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements**: Work consists primarily of professional activities in an office environment, environmental health hazards are minimal and do not involve significant exposure to unusual chemical, radiological, bacteriological, or similar hazards. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period). ### Other Information It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466876100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $100,957.00 to $264,000.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* VM-0602-00/00 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* United States Citizens *Control Number:* 466876100 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17T553-MDM-1936259-BU
          Wall Street Thugs Sink Puerto Rico – America’s Lawyer   

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          Polling: How you discuss single payer matters   
During a time when there is a crescendo of support for single payer/Medicare for All, the Economist/YouGov polls suggest that support declined during the past couple of months. There is a lesson here, but it is not that single payer support is fading.
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Sr. Tax Accountant   
The position will be responsible for timely preparation and analysis of schedules utilized in the preparation of income tax returns and related GAAP and statutory financial reporting\. **Job Description:** **Job Duties & Responsibilities** + Analyze accounting processes related to tax + Perform special projects and research as needed + Prepare general ledger account reconciliations + Prepare and post journal entries to the general ledger system + Prepare schedules used in the preparation of the consolidated federal income tax return; state income/franchise tax returns for multi\-state companies; and federal not\-for\-profit tax returns + Prepare schedules used in preparation of tax provision for interim and annual financial statements pursuant to GAAP and statutory accounting standards including footnote disclosures to the GAAP and statutory financial statements + Prepare schedules used in calculating quarterly estimated tax payments and annual tax return extensions + Maintain tax depreciation system and prepare work papers for multiple companies + Researches and analyzes accounting transactions\. Addresses the technical applicability, implements adherence to the guidance and assists others in implementing and understanding tax accounting guidance **Job Qualifications** **Education** + Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required\. **Experience** + Minimum 3 years work experience in a tax role of a corporate tax department or 2 years’ experience in a public accounting firm required **Skills/Certifications** + Solid PC skills with spreadsheet emphasis + Must possess careful attention to detail + Ability to prioritize work and meet reporting deadlines + Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with both internal and external customers \(i\.e\. BCBSA Association, regulatory authorities, internal and external auditors\) + Ability to comprehend and produce written technical communication + Basic understanding of financial/accounting theory + Basic knowledge and application of federal and multi\-state tax laws, regulations and procedures involved in various types of federal and state taxation + Basic tax research experience utilizing internet resources and on\-line tax databases \(e\.g\. RIA Checkpoint, BNA, CCH\) **Job Specific Requirements:** BBEX 10 AEP **Number of Openings Available:** 1 **Worker Type:** Employee **Worker Sub\-Type:** Regular **Company:** BCBST BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc\. BCBST is an Equal Opportunity employer \(EEO\), and all employees and applicants will be entitled to equal employment opportunities when employment decisions are made\. BCBST will take affirmative action to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, or membership in a historically under\-represented group\. **BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity\. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee via\-email, the Internet or any other method without a valid, written Direct Placement Agreement in place for this position from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee HR/Talent Acquisition will not be considered\. No fee will be paid in the event the applicant is hired by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as a result of the referral or through other means\.** **Tobacco\-Free Hiring Statement** To further our mission of peace of mind through better health, effective 2017, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and its subsidiaries no longer hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form in Tennessee and where state law permits\. A tobacco\-free hiring practice is part of an effort to combat serious diseases, as well as to promote health and wellness for our employees and our community\. All offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a tobacco/nicotine test\. An individual whose test result is positive for tobacco/nicotine will be disqualified from employment and the job offer will be withdrawn\. Individuals who fail the tobacco/nicotine screening will be permitted to reapply for employment after 6 months, if tobacco/nicotine\-free\. Resources to help individuals discontinue the use of tobacco/nicotine products include smokefree\.gov or 1\-800\-QUIT\-NOW\. About Us As Tennessee's largest health benefit plan company, we've been helping Tennesseans find their own unique paths to good health for over 65 years\. More than that, we're your neighbors and friends – fellow Tennesseans with deep roots of caring tradition, a focused approach to physical, financial and community good health for today, and a bright outlook for an even healthier tomorrow\.
          Somerville – novi atmosferični projekt autora Limbo i INSIDE igara   
Dino Patti, bivši šef i suosnivač razvojnog tima Playdead (Limbo, INSIDE), otkrio je kako radi na svom novom projektu, znanstveno-fantastičnoj 2D akcijskoj avanturi Somerville. U pitanju je ostvarenje koje svoje uzore vidi u igrama kao što su Another World ili Deadlight, a kojeg Patti i njegov novi razvojni tim Jumpship... Više →
          Digital Producer - Civil Service College - Singapore   
Above all, you must possess the ability to guide contributors toward the creation of meaningful, quality content, with attention to serving the interests of the...
From Careers@Gov - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:38:35 GMT - View all Singapore jobs
          Senior Executive, Media & Marketing - Civil Service College - Singapore   
Conceptualise and implement marketing strategies, such as events and social media outreach, to position CSC as a preferred learning partner, and to create...
From Careers@Gov - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:38:06 GMT - View all Singapore jobs
          Digital Content Strategist, Digital Learning Services - Civil Service College - Singapore   
Ability to work collaboratively within CSC and with external partners. Develop digital user experience....
From Careers@Gov - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:38:06 GMT - View all Singapore jobs
          Assistant Manager/ Senior Executive, Management Development - Civil Service College - Singapore   
Able to work collaboratively within CSC and with external partners and. Design, implement and evaluate milestone programmes for public sector leaders in...
From Careers@Gov - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:27:53 GMT - View all Singapore jobs
          Executive (Corporate Services, Customer Service, BCA Academy) - Building and Construction Authority - Singapore   
Work location: 200 Braddell Road Singapore 579700 BCA Academy Corporate Services offers you the opportunity to join our customer service team as an Executive
From Careers@Gov - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:23:17 GMT - View all Singapore jobs
          Executive, Student Health Centre - Health Promotion Board - Singapore   
Data entry of CSC billings for Pharmacy, Lab and X-Ray. Manage registration and collection of payments at Student Health Centre Registration Counter....
From Careers@Gov - Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:24:16 GMT - View all Singapore jobs
          Politika: Đoković u finalu Istborna   
Odluku Novaka Đokovića, da u poslednji čas uključi u svoj program jedan turnir klase 250 i debituje u Istbornu, opravdao je u potpunosti njegov ulazak u tek treće ovogodišnje finale. Prvo je bilo u Dohi, na startu sezone, takođe za 250 ATP poena, kada je pobeda protiv Endija Marija (6:3, 5:7, 6:4) [...]
          Zahrajte si Game Boy hry z originálnych cartridgov na svojom telefóne   
Nenápadný kúsok mobilného príslušenstva prináša nevídané možnosti pre retro hráčov
          Blog Post: Panda Express Serves Up $600K to DOJ in I-9 Violation Settlement   

DOJ, June 28, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. (Panda Express), a restaurant chain with over 1,800 locations in the United States. The agreement resolves the department’s investigation into whether Panda Express discriminated against non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) when reverifying their permission to work.

The department’s investigation concluded that Panda Express unnecessarily required lawful permanent resident workers to re-establish their work authorization when their Permanent Resident Cards expired, while not making similar requests to U.S. citizen workers when their documents expired. The investigation also revealed that Panda Express routinely required other non-U.S. citizen workers to produce immigration documents to reverify their ongoing work authorization despite evidence they had already provided sufficient documentation. The antidiscrimination provision of the INA prohibits such requests for documents when based on an employee’s citizenship status or national origin.

Under the settlement, Panda Express will pay a civil penalty of $400,000 to the United States, establish a $200,000 back pay fund to compensate workers who lost wages due to the company’s practices, train its human resources personnel on the requirements of the INA’s anti-discrimination provision, and be subject to departmental monitoring and reporting requirements.

“Employers should ensure that their reverification practices comply with laws that protect workers against discrimination,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Tom Wheeler of the Civil Rights Division. “The Justice Department applauds Panda Express for its cooperation during this investigation and its commitment to compensating workers who may have lost wages due to its documentary practices.”

Work-authorized, non-U.S. citizens who lost work at Panda Express between May 31, 2014, and June 28, 2017, due to Panda Express’ documentary practices may be eligible for back pay for the wages they would have earned. For more information, email IER.PEclaims@usdoj.gov.

The division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER), formerly known as the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, is responsible for enforcing the anti-discrimination provision of the INA. The statute prohibits, among other things, citizenship, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee; unfair documentary practices; retaliation and intimidation.

For more information about protections against employment discrimination under immigration laws, call IER’s worker hotline at 1-800-255-7688 (1-800-237-2515, TTY for hearing impaired); call IER’s employer hotline at 1-800-255-8155 (1-800-237-2515, TTY for hearing impaired); sign up for a free webinar; email IER@usdoj.gov (link sends e-mail); or visit IER’s English and Spanish websites.

Applicants or workers who believe they were subjected to different documentary requirements based on their citizenship, immigration status, or national origin; or discrimination based on their citizenship, immigration status, or national origin in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral, should contact IER’s worker hotline for assistance."


          Mark Lanegan s bendom u Tvornici kulture   

Postalo je već potpuno jasno da svaki novi album Marka Lanegana znači i njegov novi dolazak u Hrvatsku.

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          Trajnostni razvoj, kot ga vidi Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis   
Gospo Agni sem srečala na Evroazijskem ekonomskem forumu v Istanbulu februarja 2014. V množici sem takoj opazila njeno ponosno držo, čvrst korak in ko sva stopili druga mimo druge, njen neposreden pogled. Le nekaj ur pozneje sva sedeli za isto mizo in se pogovarjali. Del najinega plodnega pogovora lahko preberete v tokratnem novem Aktualno 2.0. Dovolite prof. Agni, da vstopi v vaš svet, vas izzove v mislih in vas popelje onstran vaših trenutnih spoznanj. Uživajte v potovanju.

Slika: Prof. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis in Violeta Bulc na
Evroazijskem ekonomskem vrhu v Istanbulu 2014
Vir: Vibacom
V: Kdo ste, gospa Agni?
Ga. Agni:
Sem biologinja, izobraževalka in pesnica, ki je biologijo spremenila v izvir veselja in navdiha. Delala sem kot učiteljica in raziskovalka, toda moja razmišljanja o „bios“ - življenju – so me navdihnila, da sem jih predstavila pred Evropskim filozofskim združenjem in WFUNA. Odziv je bil  ohrabrujoč, najprej sem pomislila, da bi napisala knjigo, a to bi predolgo trajalo, zato sem se odločila, da poiščem hitrejši način širjenja svojih vizij in vzpodbujanja prijateljev po svetu. To je leta 1985 pripeljalo do ustanovitve Mednarodne biopolitične organizacije (Biopolitics International Organisation (B.I.O.): http://www.greenaccord.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/2005_3%C2%B0IMF_A.Arvanitis_CV.pdf
Kot razloži Vlavianos-Arvanitis, "je biopolitika beseda ki naj bi vnašala optimizem in moč, saj vključuje v sebi besedo BIOS – življenje". Želja biopolitike je, "da prikliče višjo stopnjo zavedanja med ljudi, o občutljivosti bios-a”, a se hkrati osreotoča tudi na oblikovanje potrebnih politik, ki bi na ustrezen način prioritizirale pomen ohrnjanja življenja in okolja.”
V: Ko govorite o trajnostnem razvoju je vsa vaša energija osredotočena na moč in zagon. Zakaj?
Ga. Agni:
O biopolitiki sem začela govoriti, ker je bilo uveljavljeno razmišljanje o trajnostnem razvoju in usihajočih virih preveč omejeno. Odgovori na vprašanja, ki se postavljajo, se ne skrivajo v napakah trajnostnega razvoja v preteklosti, temveč zahtevajo njegovo razširitev. Zato sem vso svojo energijo  vložila v promocijo biopolitike in širitev pojmovanja trajnostnega razvoja. Če želimo uspeti v uresničitvi razvoja, ki bo povezal njegove dolgoročne cilje in planetarno delovanje, bomo morali vprašanja o njem načeti v okviru nove vizije o biopolitiki.
In February 2014 was organized by MCI (Management Center Innsbruck) the
PRME Conference & Signatory Act DACH
20th - 22nd February, 2014
Responsible Management – Global Challenge for the Corporate and Academic World http://www.prme.mci.edu/program
 The key messages:
-Topics such as sustainability, social corporate responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and social innovation need to be included, urgently, in the business school programs.
- It is corporate, political, and individual responsibility to act in favour of the world and a better welfare for all.
- There are some serious global challenges that we   have to address collectively. (ecological footprint, population, urbanisation, weather)
- There are UN frameworks in place that can serve as the backbone for local implementations of responsible behaviour (Global Compact, PRME).
- We have to critically evaluate the “agent theory” and move more towards the “integrity theory”.
- Only when there are  strong local initiatives can we hope for a better world overall.
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V: Kaj vam pomeni trajnostni razvoj?
Ga. Agni:
Trajnostni razvoj je globalni skupnosti pomagal spoznati, da so naši viri omejeni, okrepil je zavest, da so ekonomska in ekološka vprašanja neločljivo povezani del človeškega razvoja. Od same ustanovitve B.I.O. smo opozarjali na celoviti in povezovalni pristop k razumevanju naše etične odgovornosti in ponovnega upoštevanja socialnih vrednot. Poskušali smo združiti tako tehnološke kakor umetniške potenciale in na ta način mobilizirati vsakega posameznika na planetu, da naj prispeva svoj delež v tekmi reševanja okolja.
Pojem „Biopolitika“ sem oblikovala, da bi razširila domet bioetike, ki je bila do takrat omejena samo na medicino. 
V: Globalna skupnost vas neposredno povezuje z besedo BIOPOLITIKA. Kako je prišlo do tega?
Ga. Agni:
Začetne raziskave, ki sem jih opravila, niso razkrile zgodnejše uporabe tega pojma, čeprav se od nedavnega pojavlja tudi v povsem drugačnih kontekstih. Biopolitika združuje biologijo in politiko, v Platonovem pomenu besede, ter raziskave navdihuje v smeri, kako zgraditi novo družbo.

V: Kaj so v zadnjih 10 letih ključne spremembe v odnosu globalne družbe do trajnostnega razvoja?
Ga. Agni:
Leta 1988, ko sem svojo na novo izdano publikacijo predstavila na plenarnem srečanju na Akademiji v Atenah, je predsednik navdušeno izjavil, da bodo že samo v nekaj letih vse akademske ustanove privzele biopolitična načela. Štiri leta pozneje smo na vrhu v Riu poskušali vplivati na tiste, ki odločajo, da naj kot pomemben element v svojo globalno politiko vključijo tudi zaščito življenja. V zadnjih 10 letih se je globalna skupnost začela poudarjeno zavedati pomena ekoloških vprašanj, čeprav se svetovni voditelji še vedno niso v celoti zavedali, da je treba in kako naj bi v svoje programe vključili tudi ukrepe za nujno potrebne spremembe.

Slika: Prof. Agni sprejme nagrado Biopolitika za
leto 2004 iz rok generalnega sekretarja Švedske akademije za znanost
Vir:  Švedska akademija za znanost

V: Kaj bi radi dosegli? Kakšen je vaš poslovni model, da bi dosegli učinek?
Ga. Agni:
Rada bi videla, da bi tehnologijo uporabili kot orodje za mednarodno izobraževanje. Rada bi videla, da bi univerze tudi v resnici postale „univerzalne“ in segle do vsakega posameznika na planetu. To sta bila zasnova in cilj pri oblikovanju Mednarodne univerze za bio-okolje leta 1991.

Rada bi videla, da bi svetovna diplomacija poudarila medsebojno odvisnost vseh oblik življenja. Razlike v barvi kože, v jezikih in kulturah ter razlike v biološki raznolikosti so bogastvo našega planeta. Dajmo, delajmo skupaj, ljudje iz vseh družbenih krogov združimo sile tako na vodoravni kakor na navpični osi, da bomo razumeli, da moramo napovedati vojno klimatskim spremembam, saj uničevanje okolja napreduje s strah vzbujajočo hitrostjo.

Izobraževanje, diplomacijo, tehnologijo, umetnosti, medije, komunikacije, elektronsko vodenje (e-governance) in elektronske sisteme (e-services) je treba nujno povezati in oblikovati sveženj ciljev za omejevanje klimatskih sprememb. Treba je ustanoviti genetske banke, da rešimo biološko raznovrstnost, in novo tehnologijo uporabiti, da okrepimo javno zdravstvo, učinkovito politiko,  zmanjšamo revščino in izboljšamo kvaliteto življenja.

Slika: Prof. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis z Jacquesom Cousteaujem na
prvi podelitvi Nagrade Bios Prize leta 1996
Vir:  Prof. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis
V: Kaj bi radi spremenili?
Ga. Agni:
Najpomembneje je prisluhniti tiktakanju ure in upoštevati zibanje nihala. V eni smeri nihanje nihala prinaša veselo sporočilo o bios, življenju, najdragocenejši zadevi na našem planetu. V obratni smeri pa kaže na vedno večje število izumirajočih življenjskih oblik, na nezaposlenost, onesnaževanje, pomanjkanje vode, negotovost hrane, revščino, lakoto in bolezni. Cilji tisočletnega razvoja imajo roke, ki bi jih morali že včeraj izpolniti. Danes je že prepozno. Niti trenutka ne smemo več izgubiti. Oceani ne bodo več mogli uravnavati naraščajoče zemeljske temperature. Doseči moramo urbane sredine z ničelno stopnjo onesnaževanja, povečati zmožnost oceanov, da vsrkajo emisije ogljikovega dioksida v ozračje, prepričati državne in mnenjske voditelje, da nehajo razmišljati o stopnjevanju spopadov med sosedi in da združijo moči ter se s pomočjo tehnologije svoj nedvomen in konstruktiven glas dajo za ustrezno globalno politiko. Rabimo jasno razmišljanje, vse državljane na planetu je treba vzpodbuditi, da skupaj oblikujemo bodočo družbo pozitivnih vizij in upanja.
“Morda nismo izzvani le ekonomsko, politično in etično. Morda se soočamo z resno krizo vodenja. Človeštvo je v pomanjkanju prosvetljenih voditeljev”, pravi prof. Vlavianos-Arvanitis
V: Ali menite, da obstaja zveza med obetavnima načinoma razmišljanja, kot sta na primer trajnostni razvoj in človeška raven razvoja zavesti? Z drugimi besedami, ali je svetovno prebivalstvo duhovno dovolj zrelo za odprte, horizontalne koncepte o vzajemni odgovornosti in so-ustvarjalnosti?
Ga. Agni: Izobrazba je še vedno privilegij samo nekaterih. V B.I.O. imamo tečaje iz biopolitike v 129 državah, ne da bi jih bilo treba plačati. Če bi zaračunavali prispevke, bi to zavrlo in omejilo udeležbo. Ne pričakujemo, da bomo vsi imeli isto stopnjo zavesti in enako vrsto so-ustvarjalnosti. Včasih se ljudje, ki nikoli niso imeli priložnosti, bolj odprto, čisto in ustvarjalno odzovejo. Sev nove skupnosti ustvarja nova delovna mesta. Ustvarja iskanje novih virov energije in oblikuje nove vzorce in vrednote za razumevanje tega, kaj pomeni dobiček. Sreča, dobro zdravje, mirno sodelovanje s sosedi, izobraževanje, drevesa, voda, sončna svetloba, opazovanje zvezd in zaznavanje različnih barv valov lahko za posameznika pomenijo večje bogastvo kot denar v banki. Odločimo se lahko, da bomo nehali sovražiti, ubijati in si bolj zaupali. Zakoračimo lahko na novo pot, izberemo nove možnosti, da bo vsak posameznik posebej lahko spoznal, kako dragocen je. Dokler bomo ponavljali napake iz preteklosti, ne bomo sposobni dojeti niti lastnega mišljenja. In vendar lahko skupaj soustvarimo novo družbo. Da, začeti moramo takoj in voditeljem vcepiti zavest o nujnosti tega, da se zbudimo.
"Če predstavimo tezo in antitezo, lahko oblikujemo tudi sintezo in ustvarimo nekaj res novega in uporabnega za svet", pravi prof.Vlavianos-Arvanitis.
V: Ali dejstvo, da ste bili že petkrat predlagani za Nobelovo nagrado za mir, pa je do sedaj še niste dobili, tudi kaže na odnos globalnih sil do trajnostnega razvoja?
Ga. Agni: Postavili ste mi občutljivo vprašanje.

Rada bi verjela, da Nobelova nagrada ima vlogo svetilnika za človeštvo. Ni na meni, da presojam, ali sem vredna take časti. Vse kar vem, je, da tudi delo 24 ur na dan in 7 dni na teden ni dovolj, da bi dosegli cilje B.I.O.

Slika: Prof. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis
Vir:  Prof. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis

V: Kako gledate na prihodnost: 1) v luči tega, kar vidite v današnjem času; 2) ali na temelju svojega upanja?
Ga. Agni:
Če ne bomo takoj ukrepali, bo prepozno. Veliko smo govorili o nevarnostih dviga zemeljske temperature že samo za 1 stopinjo. Zdaj pričakujemo, da se bo dvignila za 2 ali celo 3 stopinje, kar bo ustvarilo posledice, ki si jih niti zamisliti ne moremo. Če se bodo ledene gore stalile in se bo gladina oceanov dvignila za več metrov, kako bodo o nas presojale naslednje generacije. Prepoznati moramo stvarna, neposredna vprašanja. Ali smo uporabili vse svoje moči, da bi odpravili težave?

Ni prisilnih omejitev

Zavežite mi oči
oklenite me z železnimi verigami
dokler se ne bom mogla premakniti
vzemite vse

Kljub temu ni prisilnih omejitev
ko so moje misli svobodne


A. Vlavianos Arvanitis, Nihanja – zbirka pesmi, 1983


Hvala za te globoke misli, za globino srca, za moč vaših besed. Za konec naj povem, da še kako dobro prepoznam sporočilo za vašimi besedami. Ne moremo se več skrivati za sistemsko odgovornostjo. Nastopil je čas individualne odgovornosti, da začnemo ukrepati. „Nobenih ONIH ni“, to je bilo tudi sporočilo mladih na Challenge:Future 2013. Sva samo, jaz in ti. Smo sposobni obrniti krmilo? Se zavedamo, da ga lahko?

Osti jarej, Violeta

Kako lahko sodelujemo
Kje se lahko srečamo
Zanimive povezave

          Sporočilo iz Eurasian Economic Summit-a, Istanbul 2014   
Biti del konference, ki jo je organizirala skupina Marmara in na katero so bili povabljeni odlikovani gostujoči predavatelji iz Turčije, Azerbajdžana, Mongolije, Irana, Afganistana, Srbije, Grčije, Maroka, Bosne in Hercegovine, Albanije, Izraela, Slovenije, Litve, in številnih drugih držav iz Regije, je bila izredno zanimiva in poučna izkušnja.

http://www.marmaragrubu.org/17th-eurasian-economic-summit
Slika: Logo konference

Velik premik v razumevanju sveta, dojemanju in perspektivi. Nasploh je krog Vibacoma in InCo gibanja postal v zadnjem letu in pol resnično mnogo bogatejši, saj se je, s predstavitvijo naših izkušenj in pogledov v 9ih državah in na 5 kontinentih, poglobilo naše videnje in razumevanje sveta v katerem soustvarjamo in sobivamo.

Slika: 9 držav, v katerih smo se predstavili v letih 2013-2014 

Že v uvodnem delu konference, je njena glavna tema "Glocalisation, od globalnega do lokalnega, od lokalnega do globalnega", že dobila globlji pomen. Ko sem se ob uvodnem govoru, podanem v turškem jeziku, ozrla po dvorani, v kateri je sedelo več kot 900 udeležencev iz več kot 40ih držav, sem nenadoma spoznala, da je le nekaj udeležencev nosilo slušalke za prevod. Zelo impresivno.

Slika: Uvodno predavanje, EAEF 2014
Vir: EAEF 2014
Kot omenjeno v uvodu, so spoznanja, ki jih delim z vami, obarvana z mojim osebnim dojemanjem. Poleg tega nisem bila prisotna na vseh predavanjih, saj so nekatera potekala v vzporednih sejah. Zato vas naprošam, da stopite preko mojih sporočil in jih nadalje raziščete sami na spletnih straneh konference.

Točke izpostavljene v razpravi:
  • v letu 2013 se je svetovno prebivalstvo povečalo za 2,9% (napovedi za prihodnost naznanjajo še večjo rast)
  • s stališča euro-azijskega področja svet vstopa v nov cikel eksponentne rasti
  • ključni poudarek Regije: partnerstvo svilene poti ("Silk Road Partnership": novo regionalno sodelovanje držav, ki so v preteklosti pripadale svileni poti), in sicer na področju energije (plin, nafta), informacijske in komunikacijske tehnologije (telekomunikacije, digitalizacija, dostop do interneta), miru in krepitve globalnega položaja
  • vloga IKT narašča in jo je potrebno sistematično obravnavati; Regija je še vedno predvsem osredotočena na infrastrukturne projekte
  • migracija je resen izziv za Regijo, predvsem ne-prostovoljne migracije, kar bo zahtevalo sistemski pristop ter tesno sodelovanje vseh vlad.
Glavne značilnosti EURASIAN Regije:
  • poudarek je na dolgoročnem pogledu: "premiki, ki jih naredimo danes, so pomembni za naše vnuke."
  • glavni regionalni projekti so trenutno energija, telekomunikacije in transport: plinovodi, hitra železnica, hitri vlak, optične avtoceste, dostop do interneta; glavna akterja sta Azerbajdžan in Turčija
  • ženske počasi postajajo enakopravne; kar je še posebej pomembno za trajnost in demokracijo; vendar sta revščina in neenakost oviri za demokracijo in razvoj
  • neprostovoljne migracije, predvsem trgovina z ljudmi, so naraščajoči izziv
  • religija ima zelo pomembno vlogo pri določanju vrednosti in družbenem obnašanju v Regiji.
Pomemben prispevek na konferenci je imela prisotnost predstavnikov iz Bosne in Hercegovine. Ne le zaradi njihove boleče in tragične izkušnje iz nedavne zgodovine, temveč tudi zato, ker njihove besede izhajajo iz zelo globokega vira Univerzalne Resnice, in iz iskrene želje za soustvarjanje boljšega sveta. To je bilo razvidno tudi iz govora predsednika vlade BIH. Ko je govoril o bratstvu, sodelovanju in partnerstvu, so njegove besede prodrle globoko, na vibraciji iskrenosti. V njegovem tonu je bilo moč začutiti melodijo žalosti. Kljub temu je na koncu prevladal in nam ostal v spominu njegov nauk, da ne smemo predati/opustiti višjih prepričanj in vrednot. Bosna in Hercegovina ima pomembno vlogo pri prizadevanjih za medsebojno povezovanje razvijajočih sodobnih svetov. Modrost, ki bo popeljala državo iz krize (predvsem z vidika dogodkov, ki so se zgodili v dneh po konferenci), bo velikega pomena za Regijo in svet kot celoto.
Kot ozadje gospodarskih in socialnih problemov ter priložnosti, sem zaznala bolj temeljna in poglobljena sporočila. Govorniki so govorili o dobi človeštva. Podano je bilo odprto povabilo vsem udeležencem, da namesto življenja v senci napak iz preteklosti, naredimo potrebne spremembe in iščemo nove podlage za uspešno prihodnost. Sodelovanje, ustvarjeno preko inovativnosti, povezovanja, trajnostnega razvoja in demokracije, naj bo vodilo k iskanju rešitev za odprta politična vprašanja in mir. Slednje je bilo izpostavljeno kot ključni dejavnik stabilnosti.

Skozi celotno konferenco je bilo čutiti, da je Turčija neformalni vodja Eurazijske Regije in da se okrepi kot pomemben akter v novi dobi človeštva. V Turčiji vidim veliko priložnost za socialne inovacije ter sodobno inovacijsko modeliranje, ki bi lahko podprlo upravljanje raznolikosti, ki je pri njih prisotna na številnih ravneh. To bi lahko neverjetno obogatilo tudi globalno zavest.
Konferenca je ustvarila tudi prostor za nekatere sveže teme, ki bi lahko služile kot globlje povezovalne točke Regije z globalno skupnostjo, in spodbudile udeležence, da pogledajo preko dosedanjih dosežkov in načinov razmišljanja:
  • koncept in filozofija trajnostnega razvoja, predstavljena s strani prof. Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis
  • razvoj pogojev za ustvarjalno vodenje in razcvet kultur, ki bi sprejele tak način vodenja, kot izpostavljeno s strani prof. Danice Purg
  • slovenska proaktivna uporaba IKT za podporo (družbene) participacije in sodelovanja, predstavljeno z moje strani (BTC model družbene odgovornosti in trajnostnega razvoja, Challenge:Future – globalni projekt za opolnomočenje mladih, InCo gibanje – civilna iniciativa za poslovne in družbene inovacije, Srce Slovenije – regionalna razvojna iniciativa). 
Slika: Violeta Bulc na EAEF 2014
Vir: EAEF
Dodatna močna vzpodbuda k akciji je prišla s strani panela predsednikov, vključno z nekdanjim predsednikom Slovenije, gospodom Türkom, ki je govoril o prisilnih migracijah in izpostavil temne strani globalnega mreženja v luči celostnih migracijskih tokov (prisilna migracija, moderno suženjstvo). Med poslušanjem skoraj frustrirajočih pozivov za ukrepanje, mi je prišel na misel star pregovor "Nihče ni svoboden, dokler nismo vsi svobodni".

Slika: Slovenska skupina na EAEF 2014
Sara Jud, Violeta Bulc, Danilo Türk, Danica Purg in veleposlanik Milan Jazbec
Vir: Vibacom
In kot je izpostavila ena najmlajših udeleženk konference, študentka, »Izgleda, da ne glede na naslov konference, na koncu ekonomski interesi prevladajo nad temami vezanimi na mir. »Mir« pa je po drugi strani edina tema, ki je pomembna za mlade. To je edini dejavnik, ki ga mladi iščemo pri tistih, ki so trenutno na oblasti – ohranjanje miru!«. Glede na interes konference je očitno, da je le-ta še daleč od naše neposredne zavesti. Forum za ekonomske zadeve je imel več sto udeležencev, v predavalnici, kjer so diskutirali o pomenu miru, pa je bilo prisotnih le okoli 40 udeležencev. Kako lahko “mir” postane ključna tema za tiste na oblasti? Zakaj pa bi sploh bil? Za tiste, ki upravljajo s koncentriranim globalnim kapitalom, “mir, ali ne mir”, ni razlike, dokler imajo nadzor nad situacijo. Profitirajo v vsakem primeru. Kljub temu, tudi na podlagi izkušenj iz konference, verjamem, da bom dočakala dan, ko bo finančni kapital premeščen v svojo primarno vlogo – na raven mehanizma za izmenjavo, humanizem bo postal osrednja tema svetovnega napredka.

Slika: Istanbul, 2014
Vir: Vibacom
In končno, naj zaključim Aktualno 2.0 z besedami, ki jih je ob koncu svojega govora uporabil Hon.Hikmet Tanriverdi: "Ena prejeta skodelica kave, ohranja spomine žive 40 let". Naj manifestira tiste spomine iz konference, ki bodo pomembno prispevali za dobro nas kot posameznikov, naše družbe, naše civilizacije in planeta Zemlja kot celote.

Osti Jarej, Violeta

Kako lahko sodelujemo
Kje se lahko srečamo

          Involucija in evolucija – Tajvan 2013   
Ko me je profesorica Ming Fen povabila, da bi se kot ena od uvodnih predavateljic udeležila Mednarodne konference o socialno okoljskem izobraževanju na novo porajajoče se eko-civilizacije, sem se z velikim veseljem pozitivno odzvala zaradi (takrat) dveh razlogov:

1) Tajvan je, vsaj zame, ena od vodilnih tehnološko razvitih držav na svetu. Ker sem sama po formalni izobrazbi računalniška inženirka, me je možnost, da o računalniški industriji v tej državi zvem kaj več, prijetno vzradostila. Saj to je pomenilo spoznati, kako se Tajvanci odzivajo na globalne trende, kako razmišljajo, kako oblikujejo odločitve, kako vzpostavljajo sisteme, s katerimi se soočajo z izzivi novega sveta in kako pri tem ohranjajo človeški aspekt življenja.
International Conference Social Environmental Education for an Emerging Eco-Civilization, Enacting Unbounded Collaboration and Evolutionary Development for “Glocal” Eco-Communities: A New Paradigm of Public Engagement and Social Innovation
NTNU, Tajvan 21 – 22 July, 2013
Jezik: angleški, kitajski

Glocal = Global and local
2) Tema mojega prispevka, ki mi jo je predlagal organizator, me je presenetila in izzvala, da s premislekom sežem čez svoje običajne okvire ter tako razvijem nove poglede na delo, s katerim se ukvarjam.

Članek & prezentacija: “Connecting Evolution and Involution to Create a Positive Foundation for an Eco-Civilization”, V. Bulc,  NTNU, Taipei, Tajvan 2013.

Delavnica: Collective Dialog on Green Social Innovation; Udeleženci: 60 predstavnikov gospodarstva, vlade, univerze, raziskovalne dejavnosti in nevladne organizacije; gostitelji: MingFen Li & KingKong Lin, Alexandr Laszlo & Violeta Bulc.

Evolúcija je biološki proces, pri katerem se genski zapis populacij organizmov spreminja iz generacije v generacijo. Čeprav so spremembe znotraj posamezne generacije majhne, se organizmi z njihovim kopičenjem zlagoma spreminjajo in sčasoma lahko ta proces vodi v nastanek novih vrst. Vir: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution, Junij 2013


Involution (Meher Baba), the inner path of the human soul to the self
Involution algebra, a *-algebra: an algebra equipped with an involutionVir:: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Involution, junij 2013

Slika: Transparent/ znak Tajvanske fakultete
Vir: Vibacom
Ko sem prispela na Tajvan, sem kmalu ugotovila, da naslov mojega uvodnega predavanja ni bilo edino presenečenje, ki me je čakalo na mojem obisku. Teden dni na Tajvanu mi je dalo precej več. Moja doživetja so bila globoka, temeljita in navdihujoča.

Naj nekaj od doživetij posredujem tudi vam. Upam, da jih bom dovolj dobro povzela in tudi vas popeljala na to pomembno potovanje.

1. Ljudje in arhitektura
Prvi stik z deželo se je začel s srečanjem z ljudmi in z arhitekturo na letališču. Letališke zgradbe so bile prostorne, zračne in čiste. Izpod stropa nas je gledal velik, pisan zmaj in se nam smehljal. Zame je bilo to prvo srečanje z modernim Tajvanom, prvo od mnogih, ki so mu sledila: druga najvišja zgradba na svetu, brezizrazne zgradbe, ki so me spominjale na podobne slovenske iz istega obdobja, celovito oblikovane hiše z osvežujočimi zelenimi površinami in ekološko dodelanimi prvinami. Hkrati pa sem opazila, da pri oblikovanju prostora razmišljajo o ljudeh in pogojih za njihovo blaginjo. Recikliranje, na primer, so na Tajvanu razvili še za korak dalje. V mestu je težko najti koš za smeti. Ljudje morajo svoje smeti odnesti s sabo domov in jih pravilno razvrstiti.
Ljudje: Študentje, ki so nas pričakali na letališču, so si naredili pisane in vesele oznake z našimi imeni. Čeprav smo bili precej utrujeni (prileteli smo naravnost iz konference v Vietnamu), so nas nasmejali. V hotelski sobi ja na nas čakalo še eno drobno presenečenje naših gostiteljev – košara s prigrizki tajvanske kuhinje. In to je ustvarilo vzdušje za ves naslednji teden – tako za samo konferenco kakor tudi za pripadajoče poslovne oglede po otoku. Organizatorji so se potrudili, da smo zaznali vsako podrobnost njihove kulture, razvoja, njihovega načina razmišljanja, razumevanja in delovanja na krajevni, regionalni in globalni ravni.
Slika: Mangov sladoled
Vir: Vibacom
Način, kako razmišljajo o življenju, sodelovanju, udeleženosti in občutljivosti v skupnosti, me je navdušil. Zlahka sem začutila prevladujoč duhovni vpliv, ki ga ima budistični nauk v njihovem odnosu do venomer spreminjajočega se življenja. Srečanje z direktorjem budističnega inštituta, ki nas je vse presenetil z radovednostjo in pripravljenostjo poslušati in se naučiti kaj novega, je samo še potrdilo moje začetno prepričanje.
Slika: Budistični center (Chung Tai Chan Monastery)
Vir: Vibacom
Na Tajvanu sem se pogosto počutila povsem domače in pozitivno, začutila sem namreč njihovo spoštovanje do kulture, spoznala številne zelo praktične rešitve, s katerimi se odzivajo na vsakdanje potrebe. Vsepovsod sem videla vrtove, vedno znova občudovala njihovo spoštovanje ekološko pridelane hrane, njihovo odprtost in ponos v majhnih zadevah, ki so segale globoko. Tako tudi med našim obiskom krajevnega umetnika, ki velja za največjega mojstra keramike našega časa, saj se je bolj kot kdorkoli drug poglobil v starodavno veščino keramične obrti, a vseeno živi preprosto, posvečeno življenje v svoji delavnici v okraju Puli. Pogosto so me samo kitajske pismenke opozarjale, da sem v resnici v tuji deželi. Globoko se zahvaljujem svojim gostiteljem za vse izkušnje, znanje in modrost, ki sem jih bila deležna in jih imela priložnost spoznati ne tem potovanju.

Slika: mojster keramike
Vir: Vibacom
2. Konferenca
Konferenca, zaradi katere smo prišli na Tajvan, je imela izzivajoč naslov (glej zgoraj). Vsebina, ki so jo predstavili sodelujoči na konferenci, pozneje pa tudi na delavnicah, je popolnoma izpolnila njegov namen. Poudarek konference je bil na holističnih in sistemskih praksah ohranjevanja ekološkega okolja in na inovacijah glokaliziranih eko-skupnosti, na pomenu sistematičnega premisleka pri javnem delovanju in eko-razvoju ter o zmožnosti izgrajevanja zelenih družbenih podjetij. 

Zelo sem bila vesela, da so prakse iz Slovenije, ki sem jih predstavila v svojem prispevku, in sicer, Challenge Future (C:F), Srce Slovenije, InCo gibanje in BTCjeva trajnostna strategija razvoja, pritegnile precejšnjo pozornost in občudovanje.

Vse štiri prakse imajo nekaj skupnega: vse v svojem poslovnem modelu upoštevajo socialne in/ali poslovne inovacije (izviren način, strast, navdihnjenost iz vira, namenjeno tako posameznikom kakor skupinam) in sistematični pristop, vse upoštevajo in povezujejo točke uspešnega razvoja, vse pri svojem razvoju prepletajo evolucijo in involucijo.

Moj glavni poudarek prispevka je bil, da med razvojem organizacije (projektov) (evolucija) in razvojem posameznika (involucija), ki so vključeni v projekt, še posebej tistega, ki je lastnik začetne ideje, potekajo vzajemni odnosi. Opozorila sem tudi na bistvene značilnosti, ki so me ohrabrile v veri, da se nova civilizacija že pojavlja, kar pomeni vse večja prisotnost odprtih (inovacijskih) eko sistemov, skupne globalne vrednote, rast celostnega zavedanjs, povečanje obsega zavestnega ravnanja, ki se bogati iz nezavednega, vse večja prisotnost regionalnega in globalnega mreženja, oblikovanje vrednot v medkulturnem sodelovanju, udeleženosti, in vse večji vpliv sistemskega premišljevanja.

Slika: konferenči plakat
Vir: Vibacom
Spoznala sem, da se udeleženci zavedajo istih globalnih izzivov (celo na lokalni ravni) in da moramo nadaljevati z oblikovanjem globalnih mrež in posredovanja primerov dobrega delovanja, da se lahko drug od drugega učimo in skupaj oblikujemo rešitve in razcvet. To lahko počnemo samo v odprtem svetu inovacij, onkraj zemljepisnih meja in političnih ovir. Takšno razmišljanje je temelj pojavljajoče se globalne civilizacije. Z vsako uspešno rešitvijo, ki je plod medsebojnega sodelovanja, čutim, da je energija nove civilizacije vedno močneje prisotna v našem vsakdanjem življenju.
Delavnica z udeleženci krajevne pobude inovacijskega ekosistema v »Vidim-te-kavarni« je to samo še potrdila. Čeprav mnogi od njih niso govorili angleško, midva z Alexandrom pa ne kitajsko, nama je uspelo, deloma tudi s pomočjo dodatnega prevoda, ustvariti zelo dinamično, dejavno delavnico z aktivnimi udeleženci, v kateri smo si uspešno izmenjali spoznanja o obravnavanih temah.

Slika: plakat z vmesnimi rezultati
Vir: Vibacom
Na koncu smo celo izoblikovali preprost akcijski načrt. Vsi primeri so bili stvarni. Publiki so jih predstavili člani lokalnih nevladnih skupnosti. Bistveni izzivi so bili podobni tistim, s katerimi smo se srečali že na delavnicah Srca Slovenija ali pa o njih brali na C:F portalu (ki so ga identificirali mladi), med drugim, pomanjkanje izobrazbe, pomanjkanje ustreznih informacij za jasno odločanje, pomanjkanje sodelovanja in inovacij.

Slika: Tajvanska delavnica
Vir: Vibacom
Težave smo premagali tako, da smo opredelili model deležnikov inovacijskih ekosistemov vezanih na izbrane projekte, bistvene izzive, bistvena orodja in bistvene ukrepe. Veselilo me je, da je veliko skupin uporabilo »U« metodo (ki jo uporabljajo tudi člani InCo gibanja). Bilo je veliko veselja, smeha, živahnih pogovorov in ponosnih predstavitev v naši učilnici. Hvala ti, Tajvan, za to izkušnjo in priložnost biti član ekipe moderatorjev.

3. Sistemska znanost
Konferenca in spremljevalni program na Tajvanu sta ponovno potrdila, da se sistemska znanost in sistemsko mišljenje krepita po vsem svetu ter tako ustvarjata platformo za trajnostno in cvetoče reševanje problemov. To so ugotovile tudi mnoge vladne službe … samo upam lahko, da se bo tudi Slovenija ugotovila, da so celostne rešitve tiste, ki ponujajo veliko več stabilnosti, trajnosti in rezultatov.

Slika: Skupinska slika gostov in gostiteljev
Vir: Vibacom

Ko se oziram nazaj, ugotavljam, da smo na Tajvanu srečali veliko raznovrstnih stvari. Videli smo neverjetne ljudi, izvedeli za mnoge zanimive projekte, si ogledali čudovito naravo, muzeje, budistične centre, lokalne osnovne in srednje šole, spoznali umetnika in ljudi pri delu. Bilo je toliko tega, da sem pri vsem skupaj celo pozabila, da bi ljudi povprašala o industriji visoko razvite tehnologije. Če ne bi imela HTC mobilnega telefona, izdelanega na Tajvanu (na kar so nas mnogi ljudje ponosno opozorili), bi povsem pozabila na visoko tehnološko razvitost Tajvana. A morda pa prav ta informacija že sama po sebi veliko pove.

Oj, Violeta


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Kako lahko sodelujemo 
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          Z intuicijo do inspiracije    
Izkušnje zadnjih tednov so sooblikovale vsebino, ki jo predstavljamo v novem Aktualno 2.0. Upam, da vam bodo koristile:
  • ko boste sprejemali odločitve o svojih izobraževanjih in usposabljanjih,
  • ko boste dvomili v ideje, s katerimi se boste zjutraj zbudili, jih ujeli na sprehodu, ali jih začutili med pogovorom s poslovnimi partnerji,
  • ko bo vaš pogled drugačen od vsega kar ste slišali do takrat,
  • ko vam ne bo jasno, kaj drugim ni jasno.
V okviru Vibacomovih treningov in kasneje na Upravnem odboru InCo gibanja, smo povezali dolgoletne izkušnje s področja razvoja inovacijskih ekosistemov in izkušnje zadnjih dveh let s področja razumevanja in razvoja intuicije, v nov poslovni model: celosten model razvoja inovacije – 5I (inspiracija, ideja, invencija, inovacija, izboljšava) (Slika 0). Novi model pokaže na neposredno povezavo med nezavednim in zavednim delovanjem človeka, tako v procesu generiranja idej, odločanja, kot tudi trajnostnega inoviranja.


Vir: InCo gibanje, 2013
Ključna sporočila novega spoznanja so (Slika 1):
  • eden od možnih začetkov inovacijskega procesa je navdih (inspiracija), ki pride iz polja nezavednega (drugi lahko pride iz povsem racionalnega pristopa - analize),
  • naravno orodje človeka za povezavo z nezavednim je intuicija,
  • v posameznikovem polju nezavednega so vsa njegova pridobljena znanja, izkušnje, genetski spomin, impulzi trenutnega prostora, elementi kolektivne/planetarne/kozmične zavesti,
  • navdih je povezan s človekovo pripravljenostjo za drugačnost, za spremembo, za novo,
  • svojo odprtost za navdih lahko človek poveča s čiščenjem emocionalnih, duhovnih, energijskih in fizičnih blokad, z zavestnim povečevanjem senzibilnosti čutil, z razvojem polne prisotnosti v trenutku, v katerem se nahaja,
  • vsak korak inovacijskega procesa je hkrati tudi zanka, ki se dinamično vrača v vse prejšnje točke; vsak trenutek spremeni pogoje pod katerimi delujemo, se povezujemo, soustvarjamo, zato je ključno, da smo občutljivi na vse spremembe v nas in okoli nas in na osnovi njihovega vpliva dinamično prilagajamo naše aktivnosti.
Vir: InCo gibanje, 2013

Nadaljnji razvoj modela:

1. na nivoju človeka: področje, ki smo ga ozavestili še dodatno okrepi potrebo po celostnem razvoju posameznika na vseh šestih ravneh njegovega vpenjanja v prostor (Slika 2), njegovega razvoja odnosov z vsem kar človek je in z vsem kar je okoli njega. Pri tem bo poseben izziv uravnotežen razvoj vseh 6 ravni, razumevanje več dimenzionalnega delovanja človeka in razvijanje okolja za njegov razcvet s spoštovanjem potreb ostalih deležnikov prostora/planeta.


 2. na nivoju organizacij/skupnosti: enako velja tudi za organizacije/skupnosti, ki so samostojna bitja in se tudi sama vpenjajo na različnih ravneh v prostor v katerem delujejo. Kot za posameznike, tudi za organizacije velja, da imajo svoje nezavedno. Le-to vpliva na sprejemanje odločitev vseh, ki se v njih povezujejo. Vpliva na njihovo inspiracijo, generiranje idej in oblikovanje inovacij, ki se, ali pa tudi ne, pojavljajo v organizacijskih okoljih. Za uspešno generiranje idej in tržno manifestacijo inovacij je zato pomembno vzdrževanje propustnih in aktivnih organizacijskih odnosov, ki vplivajo na pojav navdiha/inspiracije v dobro organizacije (Slika 3).  Vse to pa je odprto povabilo k oblikovanju novih struktur, poslovnih pristopov in metod dela, ki bodo korak po koraku upoštevala in integrirala nova spoznanja o tem kdo smo in s čim vse smo povezani, na kaj vse imamo vpliv in kaj vse ima vpliv na nas. Posledično sooblikujemo kolektivno zavest – grupumovanje (star slovenski izraz za skupno zdravo pametovanje), ki nas vse dela močnejše.

3. na nivoju ostalih struktur: nova spoznanja samo še utrjujejo več dimenzionalno vpetost človeka, ne le v intimnem prostoru, ampak tudi v vseh prostorih v katerih se giblje, deluje, sobiva (na geografskih lokacijah, na nivoju države, plemena, interesne skupnosti, planeta). Značilnosti organizacije v odnosu do posameznika veljajo tudi za ta nivo (točka 2). Hkrati je potrebno dodatno izpostaviti povezave med strukturami samimi, ki med seboj ustvarjajo nove povezave in vpetosti. Vsaka struktura ima svoje zavedno in nezavedno polje preko katerega vstopa v odnos z ostalimi strukturami, posledično pa tudi s človekom (Slika 4).


Zakaj so spoznanja koristna za model trajnostnega inoviranja:

Za uspešen trajnostni razvoj inovacijskih ekosistemov so pomembne vsaj tri ključne stvari:
  • celosten pristop
  • dinamične strukture, ki zagotavljajo neprestano prilagajanje in ustvarjanje inovativnih prebojev na osnovi avtentičnosti, razumevanja potreb in ustvarjanja vrednosti v dobro deležnikov inovacijskega ekosistema in širše družbe
  • neprestan osebnostni razvoj ljudi, ki so-ustvarjajo v inovacijskem ekosistemu.
Pri iskanju tovrstnih rešitev nas samo racionalni nivo našega dojemanja pusti na cedilu. Ne zmore visoke stopnje kompleksnosti uvidov in odločanja, ki so potrebni za manifestacijo trajnostno vzdržnih in pozitivnih inovacij. Zato smo dobili priložnost, da prebudimo še eno dodatno orodje, ki nam je naravno dano – intuicijo. Z njeno pomočjo dopolnimo razumsko odločanje, ga obogatimo in našim dejanjem damo trajnostnejšo vrednost, in sicer,  preko poglobljenega dialoga na nivoju  posameznika ali grupumovanja na nivoju struktur.

Kje so navedena spoznanja koristna in neposredno uporabljiva:
  1. pri oblikovanju vizij razvoja (medstrukturno sodelovanje, participativni modeli)
  2. pri razvoju novih produktov, storitev, rešitev (razumevanje potreb in obnašanj, oblikovanje ponudbe, ki ustvarja vrednost za ciljni segment strank)
  3. pri oblikovanju marketinških strategij (vzpostavljanje odkritega, neposrednega stika s tržnimi nišami, razumevanje resničnih potreb, posredovanje informacij v obliki, ki jo tržna niša razume)
  4. pri oblikovanju timov (razumevanje več dimenzionalnosti posameznikov in iskanju zmagovalne kombinacije za katere odgovornost naj prevzame generator ideje oz. vodja projekta)
  5. pri vzpostavljanju odnosov z dobavitelji znanja, materiala, polizdelkov, ipd. (razumevanje skupnega poslanstva in tržnih potreb, ki jih nagovarjamo)
  6. pri oblikovanju lastne identitete in razumevanju neposrednih in posrednih posledic, ki jih s svojimi dejanji ustvarjamo na vseh ravneh svoje pojavnosti in vpetosti.

Na koncu naj še enkrat poudarim: intuicija je pomemben kanal, orodje za dostop do nezavednih informacij, ki skupaj z zavednimi pripeljejo do pravih odločitev. Nezavedne informacije hote ali nehote vplivajo na sprejemanje naših odločitev, na pojav inspiracije (navdiha, uvida), na celostno, sistemsko delovanje. Upam, da vam bodo spoznanja pomagala pri oblikovanju stabilnega in trajnostno naravnanega okolja ter koristnih inovacij. Včasih se lahko znajdemo v slepi ulici, včasih imamo občutek, da ničesar ne razumemo. A vse to so le dokazi, da se učimo in ko prebijemo prag frustracij, se odpre novo polje, v katerem lahko uspešno delujemo. Namen današnjega prispevka je bil osvetliti še eno dodatno dimenzijo pri iskanju odgovorov na številna vprašanja, ki se nam pojavljajo tako v zasebnem, poslovnem in družbenem življenju. Naj bodo koraki plodni, radostni, s težo in globino vpliva.
 
Oj, Violeta


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Kako lahko sodelujemo 
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          Mo Money Mo Problems: The NBA’s 2017 All-About-To-Be-Overpaid Team   
Nikola Mirotic and Kelly Olynyk battle it out for their next big contract. (AP)
Nikola Mirotic and Kelly Olynyk battle it out for their next big contract. (AP)

NBA general managers are smarter than ever, and they still couldn’t help themselves when gifted a ballooning salary cap last summer, spending like Montgomery Brewster (timely references, here). The Los Angeles Lakers saddled themselves with Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng, the Portland Trail Blazers threw $70 million at Evan Turner, and the Memphis Grizzlies figured Chandler Parsons for $94 million in an annual tradition that will only seem more ridiculous as the salary cap continues to climb.

These five guys will cash in soon, so maybe this list will soften the blow when the news comes down.

JRUE HOLIDAY, New Orleans Pelicans (unrestricted)

Let me start by saying I’m a big fan of Holiday. I like his effort on both ends of the floor, and I love his hustle off it. He’s 27 years old, enjoyed arguably his best season since his 2013 All-Star campaign — averaging 15.4 points (53.2 true shooting percentage), 7.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game — and did it all despite missing the start of the season to tend to his wife as she recovered from brain surgery.

But he is not a max-contract player. And he will in all likelihood receive a max deal from the Pelicans, if only because they have no other choice. Pairing DeMarcus Cousins with Anthony Davis at the trade deadline meant New Orleans was entering the summer with a win-now ultimatum and no cap space.

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If Holiday walks in unrestricted free agency, the Pelicans have nobody to deliver the ball to their two stud bigs, no way of paying somebody else of his caliber, and no assets to trade for an adequate replacement, because they owe Solomon Hill, Omer Asik and E’Twaun Moore a combined $85 million.

So, when another team makes a big play for Holiday — and the Dallas Mavericks were among those rumored to be making a sweetheart offer that included the chance to play with Justin — the Pelicans have no other option but to top it. And that will get expensive. Like, $30 million a year expensive.

TIM HARDAWAY JR., Atlanta Hawks (restricted)

The New York Knicks’ No. 24 pick in 2013, Hardaway was dealt to Atlanta for another non-lottery pick two years into his career, averaged just six points on below-average shooting in 17 minutes per game during his first season on the Hawks, and then salvaged his career in the final year of his rookie deal.

A top-10 finisher in this year’s Most Improved Player voting, Hardaway submitted career-highs of 14.5 points per game and 56.8 percent true shooting this season. With more minutes and responsibility following the trade of Kyle Korver, the Basketball Hall of Famer’s son increased his output and efficiency, and Atlanta’s offensive rating rose 8.5 points per 100 possessions with him in the lineup.

I’m practically talking myself into offering him four years and $70 million this summer — the same offer teammates Kent Bazemore and Dennis Schroder received in restricted free agency last year. Show any general manager game tape of his 23 points in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets, and that offer might even climb to $20 million annually. The guy is still only 25 years old.

But what if I told you Reggie Jackson gave the Detroit Pistons the same numbers last season? You’d say he was overpaid at $15 million. Hardaway is a useful player, but his inconsistent production can be approximated by any number of players, and I’d be shocked if he’s ever a starting shooting guard on a contender. If that’s the case, he should get closer to $10 million than $20 million. Which won’t happen, because he is exactly the type of player whose best nights enthrall GMs enough to throw cash at him.

Jodie Meeks advises Kentavious Caldwell-Pope about big paydays in Detroit. (AP)
Jodie Meeks advises Kentavious Caldwell-Pope about big paydays in Detroit. (AP)

KENTAVIOUS CALDWELL-POPE, Detroit Pistons (restricted)

Caldwell produced comparable offensive numbers to Hardaway (14 points per game on 35 percent shooting from 3-point range), while serving as an above-average wing defender (he even picked up an All-Defensive Second Team vote). That’s somebody you want on your roster, especially at age 24.

But the Brooklyn Nets, with a plethora of cap space, are reportedly prepared to offer Caldwell-Pope a max contract, which would mean a start salary around $25 million for the former No. 8 overall pick.

What’s more, the Pistons have their hands tied into matching it, because they are without cap space this year and next, and cannot possibly replicate a Caldwell-Pope with the mid-level exception. He was arguably the Pistons’ most important player in 2015-16, whatever that means for a 37-win team.

So, Detroit would technically be paying market value for Caldwell-Pope, but only because another bad team is desperate enough to overpay for anyone better than Joe Harris. Outside of trading one of several other cumbersome contracts, the Pistons would then be locked into a core of Caldwell-Pope, Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson and Tobias Harris for the next two years — with another $75 million or so due to the first three in 2019-20. That’s the same team that finished 10th in the East this year.

KELLY OLYNYK, Boston Celtics (restricted)

I’m not sure how much money Olynyk earned with his 26-point performance to beat the Washington Wizards in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, but it was a lot. Millions, most likely. His next two games, in which he finished with two points and couldn’t stay on the floor against the Cleveland Cavaliers, will be ignored, because that’s what GMs do. They’re an optimistic bunch, for the most part.

They will see Olynyk as a prototypical stretch big well-suited for today’s NBA — a 7-footer who can stretch the floor. He even shot 40.5 percent from 3-point range two seasons ago. They will ignore the fact he is an awkwardly plodding brute inside the arc, accidentally ripping people’s arms out of their sockets and elbowing his screen victims in the face, who doesn’t rebound or defend all that well.

They will not see him for what he is — a serviceable backup big. Somebody will throw more than $15 million per season at Olynyk for the same reason the Chicago Bulls drafted Lauri Markkanen with the No. 7 overall pick last week. They think he’s a perfect fit for the pace-and-space era, forgetting about the pace part, and the Celtics will let him walk, because they know better after four years of him.

NERLENS NOEL, Dallas Mavericks (restricted)

I like Nerlens. I like all the players on this list. Gregg Popovich could probably finish .500 with them. But to pay Noel max money — as much as $140 million over the next five years — is one heck of a risk for a 7-footer whose knees (plural) have cost him a total of 135 games over his first four NBA seasons.

And reports indicate there are multiple teams willing to pay the max for Noel, because he is a 23-year-old rim-protecting, rim-running athletic freak who is capable of stuff like this, over Draymond Green:

The Mavs have reportedly made re-signing Noel their top priority this offseason, and they can match any offer in order to keep him part of a core that now includes Harrison Barnes, Seth Curry and Dennis Smith. Noel might even be worth that money if he stays healthy. But big men with multiple ACL surgeries in their recent past aren’t a safe bet. Not at an average annual rate of $28 million until 2022.

You’re also paying 25 percent of the salary cap to a guy who can’t shoot beyond eight feet in a league that’s increasingly requiring its big men to space the floor. This sounds contradictory to also having Olynyk on this list, but it’s really the same argument: You’re paying in full for half a complete player. Even on the lottery-bound Mavs and Philadelphia 76ers, Noel only managed 20 minutes per game.

I hope he succeeds. I really do. I hope they all do. I just wouldn’t bet on them. Or these guys, either …

(DIS)HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Serge Ibaka, Toronto Raptors (unrestricted): After trading Terrence Ross and a first-round pick for Ibaka, the Raptors seemed intent on keeping him long-term. If Kyle Lowry returns, the Raps’ only option to stay in the East hunt will be to outbid Ibaka’s suitors. If Lowry goes, and Ibaka follows suit, the dearth of free-agent big men with Ibaka’s range and rim-protection means someone will still pay up for him, even if he’s a third or fourth option who couldn’t get Toronto out of the second round.

Joe Ingles, Utah Jazz (restricted): Once one of the league’s most underrated players, too many people started to notice, and now a team will ruin it by making the 30-year-old Australian overrated.

James Johnson, Miami Heat (unrestricted): The 30-year-old posted career-highs across the board as a super-sub, but we have seven more years of evidence he won’t be worth the deal he’ll get as a result.

Patty Mills, San Antonio Spurs (unrestricted): Projecting production in San Antonio over more minutes elsewhere is always a difficult proposition, but with several teams in need of help at the point guard position, someone is sure to be conceived they can get even more out of Mills than Popovich did.

Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls (restricted): Olynyk, only better, and more expensive. So, Olynyk.

Mason Plumlee, Denver Nuggets (restricted): There’s a rule that a Plumlee always has to be on this list.

Otto Porter Jr., Washington Wizards (restricted): Similarly to Holiday and Caldwell-Pope, in that high-paying suitors will drive up his price tag, knowing the Wizards can’t afford to lose him.

Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City Thunder (restricted): If OKC matches Roberson’s best offer, it’ll cross the luxury-tax line, and that’s nowhere for a small-market team to be. On the other hand, if Roberson goes, the Thunder will be even shallower on the wing. So, the bidding could get fierce for the All-Defensive Second Teamer, and the final offer will seem like a lot for a guy who teams dare to shoot.

Tony Snell, Milwaukee Bucks (restricted): He’s 3-and-D, without the D, but NBA teams sure love the 3.

Dion Waiters, Miami Heat (unrestricted): I figured Waiters for an overpay last summer, when he turned out to be a bargain at $2.9 million, and the market overcorrection should come after his career year.

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Ben Rohrbach is a contributor for Ball Don’t Lie and Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at rohrbach_ben@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!


          Random by Dymo with Cookie   
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Štab Pogon, Pančevo
Saturday 20 May 22:00 - 21 May 02:00

Vikend serijal u Štab Pogonu završavamo Randomom.

Dymo i njegov gost, vršački di-džej Cookie, puštaće house, tech house i progressive.
Vidimo se!


“Random by Dymo” je serijal žurki koje se od 2016. godine održavaju u klubu “Štab Pogon” u Pančevu.
U sklopu “Random” serijala di-džej i idejni tvorac Marko Dimitrijevski – Dymo ugostio je neka od najzinimljivijih imena domaće scene. Iako muzički raznovrsne, “Random” večeri u “Pogonu” iznova obećavaju dobru zabavu, a izvođači se pažljivo biraju u skladu sa tim.


          Gregory Porter 20. april Musicology Barcaffe Sessions   
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Dom Sindikata, Beograd
Thursday 20 Apr 20:00

Gregory je jedan od onih istinskih džez glasova koji klize niz vaše uvo direktvo u dušu, poput meda. Prihvaćen od strane kritike i publike od izlaska prvog albuma 2010. godine, Gregory je rastao i muzički i kao kantautor, te je, nakon što je bio nominovan za Grammy i za prvi i za drugi album, njegova karijera bila dodatno lansirana u visine nagradom za najbolji vokalni džez album na Grammy nagradama 2014. godine. Ovu nagradu odneo je “Liquid spirit”, njegov treći album po redu, na kome je Porter većinski autor.

Sa korenima u gospelu, Gregory je poznat po tome što upravo poseduje tu sposobnost gospel pevača da publiku uvuče u svoj nasup i povede ih na putovanje. Ipak, svoj žanr opisuje kao hibridni džez, prožet i soulom, popom i gorepomenutim gospelom.

“Gde god da ja mislima krenem na koncertu, publika ide za mnom.” kaže Porter.

Osim unikatnog vokala kojim iznosi najrazličitije emocije, Gregori Porter je postao prepoznatljiv po tome što se uvek pojavljuje sa kapom, prilagođenom baš za njega, koju naziva svojim “sigurnosnim ćebencetom”.

Karte u prodaji na svim prodajnim mestima eventim.rs i ddtickets.rs, kao i putem online i print @ home opcije :)

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          Midday open thread: Germany legalizes marriage equality; Calif. gun advocates gain temporary win   

Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is The Institute for Empathetic Studies

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• What’s coming up on Sunday Kos …

  • Instead of wearing safety pins in solidarity, try Safety Pin Box—a subscription kit for white allies, by Kelly Macias
  • Will conservatives learn anything about deregulation from the London fire that killed dozens, by Ian Reifowitz
  • When you control all three branches of government, you’re responsible for government, by David Akadjian
  • Democrats: Use Trumpcare chaos to push single-payer Medicare for all, by Egberto Willies
  • How to improve Obamacare: If Republicans were smart, they'd listen, by Sher Watts Spooner
  • Oil shock and our energy future, by DarkSyde
  • Unprecedented spite: The American carnage of the GOP health care bill, by Jon Perr
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964: what was done back then—and where we are now, by Denise Oliver Velez
  • Free speech is only for conservatives, by Mark E Andersen

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•  Germany finally gets into step with most of Europe on legalizing marriage equality:

“It’s a joyous turning-point,” said Volker Beck, who has campaigned for gay rights for decades, as a spokesman for the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany before he entered Parliament as a member of the Green Party. “Equality and civil rights have been achieved.”

For some, the surprise was only how long it took, in a country often seen as a progressive model for the region. Notable, also, was how quickly the matter moved forward once it was brought up this week.

Journalist-turned-artist teaches journalists how to draw to improve their journalism.

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•  New report says global temperature since 1998 is rising 140% faster than previously calculated:

Researchers from Remote Sensing Systems (RSS), based in California, have released a substantially revised version of their lower tropospheric temperature record.

After correcting for problems caused by the decaying orbit of satellites, as well as other factors, they have produced a new record showing 36 percent faster warming since 1979 and nearly 140 percent faster (e.g. 2.4 times faster) warming since 1998. 

States move on paid sick leave:

While inaction on paid sick days at the national level continues to erode families’ economic security, cities and states are stepping up for working people and serving as models for jurisdictions throughout the country. Rhode Island is the latest example—legislators there have been working to pass legislation to guarantee a minimum amount of paid time for eligible workers to care for themselves or their family when they are sick or need medical care. [...] If the governor signs a bill, it will be a big win for working people and their families in Rhode Island, as the state will join Connecticut, California, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Vermont in guaranteeing that working people have the ability to earn paid sick time.

Gun rights advocates win at least for now as judge blocks California ban on large-capacity magazines: U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez issued a temporary injunction Thursday against the section of California’s Proposition 63 that requires lawful owners of magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition to voluntarily surrender them or face criminal prosecution. “Plaintiffs’ entitlement to enjoy Second Amendment rights and just compensation are not eliminated simply because they possess ‘unpopular’ magazines holding more than 10 rounds,” Benitez wrote. Magazines holding more than 10 rounds have been illegal to sell in the state since 2000. But existing owners were grandfathered in under that law. The new law requires that they destroy these magazines or give them up to authorities or licensed dealers who could sell them in other states. Californians probably have millions of large-capacity magazines in their possession.

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: We checked the Trumpmeter & he’s still nuts. Just in time for WSJ’s bombshell on Russian collusion, too. Kobach’s Krazy Kommission kicks-off. Still smouldering over NC-GOV loss, Rs seek to impeach Dem Sec. of State over the menace of… DACA notaries public.

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          Vice President Mike Pence to Attend Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Korean War Veterans Mem   
06.28.17 04:35 PM On Friday, June 30, Vice President Mike Pence will join President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea to pay tribute to the veterans of the Korean War at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. President Moon Jae-in, Vice President Mike Pence, and President of the National Korean War Veterans Association Tom Stevens will lay three wreaths at the memorial before a gathering of Korean War veterans and their families. The event will conclude with a moment of silence. White House.gov Press Office Feed (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/06/28/vice-president-mike-pence-attend-wreath-laying-ceremony-korean-war)
          CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Appealing To Women Voters!   
With this grueling presidential contest heading into the final days, President Barack Obama and former Mass. Gov Mitt Romney are getting in touch with their softer side as polls show women voters could be the ones to determine the outcome.
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          Georgia 2018: Hunter Hill sets a $1M bar in gov race   

Republican Hunter Hill said Thursday he’s raised more than $1 million in the race for Georgia governor, a day ahead of a reporting deadline that will be an early test for gubernatorial candidates.

The state senator ...

          Investing in Yourself: Knowing When to Seek Counseling   
Post written by Michael J. Sheridan, MSW, Ph.D,. Special Advisor for Diversity and Wellness Programs, Office of Intramural Education and Training, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD Michael.sheridan@nih.gov When our usual ways of coping are not working, it may be time to find a counselor. The reality is that most of us could benefit from professional counseling […]
          Večernje novosti: Nesreća porodice Makša: Ištvan otišao za sinom Milošem   
IŠTVAN Makša (41) iz Vrbasa preminuo je u petak oko 8 časova u Kliničkom centru u Nišu od posledica teške saobraćajne nesreće u Bugarskoj u kojoj je nastradao njegov srednji sin Miloš (14), a teško povređena supruga Dravka (39). - Stanje Ištvana Makše se iskomplikovalo posle druge operacije koju su [...]
          3 Links I Love: Airports Can Skirt the Laptop Ban, Aircraft Bubble, So Long DC-3   
This week’s featured link: Remarks for the Council for New American Security Conference – DHS.gov So let’s get this straight. ... Read More
          Premierjev seksistični triler   
Francoski premier Edouard Philippe in Gilles Boyer, njegov bodoči svetovalec, sta pred leti napisala politični triler z naslovom Dans l'ombre (V senci), zdaj pa bodo po njem posneli tudi film. Knjiga, ki pripoveduje o francoskih predsedniških...
          Vlada potrdila predloga novele zakona o tujcih   
Vlada je določila besedilo povezanih predlogov novel zakona o tujcih in zakona o zaposlovanju, samozaposlovanju in delu tujcev. Z njima med drugim ureja izdajo dovoljenja za sezonsko delo, daljše od 90 dni. To dovoljenje se izda na podlagi podanega...
          SPC MD 1204   
MD 1204 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE FOR TEXAS PANHANDLE AND PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW MEXCIO
MD 1204 Image

Mesoscale Discussion 1204
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0743 PM CDT Fri Jun 30 2017

Areas affected...Texas Panhandle and portions of northeast New
Mexcio

Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible 

Valid 010043Z - 010245Z

Probability of Watch Issuance...60 percent

SUMMARY...Ongoing thunderstorms across northeast New Mexico are
expected to persist into the evening hours. Large hail and strong,
gusty winds will be possible with these thunderstorms. Additional
thunderstorms may develop farther east/southeast over portions of
the Texas Panhandle. Large hail and strong thunderstorm winds would
be possible with these activity. The area will continue to be
monitored for a possible Severe Thunderstorm watch.

DISCUSSION...Thunderstorms across northeast New Mexico and extreme
southern Colorado will continue into the evening. Here,
most-unstable CAPE values between around 1000 J/kg and deep layer
shear between 40-50 knots will support thunderstorm updraft
organization, leading to a large hail and strong thunderstorm wind
risk persisting into the evening. At least initially, the relatively
isolated nature of the risk should preclude the need for a severe
thunderstorm watch.

Farther east, across portions of the Texas Panhandle a more
favorable environment for thunderstorms appears to be in place. The
combination of steep mid-level lapse rates (9 C/km) and surface
dewpoints in the mid-50s to lower-60s have yielded most-unstable
CAPE values on the order of 2000-3000 J/kg. Additionally, deep-layer
shear remains on the order of 50 knots. Despite the 00Z/01 July
sounding from Amarillo, TX, being capped, numerical guidance,
including the 18Z NAM and multiple runs of the ESRL-HRRR, are
insistent on the development of additional thunderstorms later this
evening across this region. 

Latest water vapor imagery suggests a subtle speed max/short-wave
trough may be moving east-southeast across southern Colorado. Ascent
with this mid-level feature may be the thunderstorm
initiating/maintaining mechanism this evening into the overnight.
Given the aforementioned favorable environment, a severe
thunderstorm watch may become necessary should additional
thunderstorm initiation become likely. 

Confidence in this scenario is sufficiently high to warrant the
introduction of 15% wind and hail probabilities (and a categorical
Slight Risk) with the forthcoming 01Z Convective Outlook.

..Marsh/Weiss.. 07/01/2017

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

ATTN...WFO...LZK...SHV...TSA...FWD...OUN...LUB...AMA...

LAT...LON   33409862 33409998 33840005 34000005 34110005 34220005
            35410000 36419600 36419587 36419579 36159455 35779369
            35729369 35589369 35569369 35389370 35389370 34509445
            33939516 33869529 33689633 33409841 33409862 33409862
            33409862 

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          SPC MD 1203   
MD 1203 CONCERNING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 386... FOR CENTAL OKLAHOMA...NORTHWEST TEXAS...AND WEST-CENTRAL ARKANSAS
MD 1203 Image

Mesoscale Discussion 1203
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0627 PM CDT Fri Jun 30 2017

Areas affected...Cental Oklahoma...northwest Texas...and
west-central Arkansas

Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 386...

Valid 302327Z - 010100Z

The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 386
continues.

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to develop/expand in coverage
through the evening. Large hail and damaging thunderstorm winds will
be the primary threat in the near-term, with an eventual transition
to thunderstorm winds later this evening.

DISCUSSION...Thunderstorms continue to develop along and near an
outflow boundary draped from northwest Texas, across southwest
Oklahoma, and into west-central Arkansas. To the south of this
boundary, a sheared, very unstable airmass remains in place, with
most-unstable CAPE values between 2500-4000 J/kg and deep-layer
shear on the order of 45 knots. This environment will maintain
thunderstorm organization and support large hail (locally in excess
of 2") through the evening. 

With time, thunderstorms should grow upscale into one or more bowing
clusters. As this convective evolution occurs, a transition from
large hail and damaging thunderstorm winds to predominantly damaging
thunderstorm winds should occur.

..Marsh.. 06/30/2017

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

ATTN...WFO...LZK...SHV...TSA...FWD...OUN...LUB...AMA...

LAT...LON   33409862 33409998 33840005 34000005 34110005 34220005
            35410000 36419600 36419587 36419579 36159455 35779369
            35729369 35589369 35569369 35389370 35389370 34509445
            33939516 33869529 33689633 33409841 33409862 33409862
            33409862 

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          Suspect in Custody for 2011 Sex Crimes Indicted for May 2017 Sexual Assault (Photo)   
On Thursday June 29, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted 63-year-old Curtis Clinton Williams on charges of Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, and Coercion in connection with a May 2017 investigation where he sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman.

Williams has been in custody at the Multnomah County Jail since June 8, 2017, on other, unrelated sex crimes.

On May 18, 2017, the victim met the suspect Williams in Downtown Portland. The victim was homeless and Williams offered her a motel room for the night, which the victim accepted. They went to a Southeast Portland motel, where Williams rented a room for the night.

Soon after they entered the motel room, Williams sexually assaulted the victim. Williams kept the victim in the motel room against her will for several hours, but she was eventually able to escape. The victim ran to a nearby restaurant, where she asked an employee to call the police.

On June 8, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested Williams in connection with a 2011 sexual assault investigation. Williams was booked into jail on charges of Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree (two counts), Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree (two counts), and Sex Abuse in the First Degree (three counts). Williams is also being held on a charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

The arrest stems from an investigation that started in September 2011. A sexual assault forensic evidence (SAFE) kit connected to the case was recently submitted for testing as part of the Police Bureau's effort to test all kits that were previously not submitted for testing. The results of the test linked Williams to the 2011 case.

As this remains an open investigation and prosecution of a sensitive nature, the Bureau cannot offer additional details regarding this case.

Williams' arrest stems from the Portland Police Bureau's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) work group that focuses solely on SAFE kits that were previously untested. In the course of the next few years, there will be new investigations initiated as SAFE kit DNA test results are returned. The work group in place will continue best practices of victim notification and is dedicated to vigorously investigating cases where justice has been delayed. The work group, as well as the Sex Crimes Unit, provide advocacy and a victim centered approach.

As part of the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant that the Portland Police was awarded in 2015, as well as the New York District Attorney's (DANY) grant awarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Portland Police Bureau has been in the process of testing, contacting survivors, and investigating cases stemming from the 1,754 untested SAFE kits in the possession of the Portland Police Bureau.

In April 2016, the first shipment of untested SAFE kits were sent to a private laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah. All Portland Police Bureau SAFE kits have been submitted for testing and the Police Bureau now has a "full submission" policy removing any discretion on the submission of SAFE kits.

The Portland Police Bureau has additional information about its Sex Crimes Unit at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/69979 Click on the "The Rose Project" for more information about its untested sexual assault kit project as well as resources for survivors.

The Portland Police Bureau encourages survivors of sexual assault that had a SAFE kit performed to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crime Unit at roseproject@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0125. Due to the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, information about a previously untested sexual assault kit can only be released to the survivor.

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          3 Links I Love: Airports Can Skirt the Laptop Ban, Aircraft Bubble, So Long DC-3   
This week’s featured link: Remarks for the Council for New American Security Conference – DHS.gov So let’s get this straight. ... Read More
          What words has Gov. Snyder used most in his State of the State addresses?   
Tonight, Gov . Rick Snyder will deliver his fourth State of the State address. Michigan’s leaders are already spelling out what issues they hope to see the governor address in this year's annual speech: road funding , higher education, LGBT discrimination and tax cuts , to name a few. We thought we’d take a look at what Snyder has said in his past talks, and how his speeches have changed during his past three years in office. Snyder’s 2011 State of the State address :
          The Wedding Ringer (2015) HD   
Informacije: IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0884732/ Naziv: The Wedding Ringer (2015) HD Online sa Prevodom Zanr: Komedija, Romanticni Ocena: 6.8 Trajanje: 101 min Rezija: Jeremy Garelick Uloge: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting Opis: Doug Harris (Josh Gad) simpatican je, ali drustveno asocijalan mladozenja s velikim problemom: njegov dan vencanja opasno se priblizava, a on jos uvek nema …
          The Wedding Ringer (2015)   
Informacije: IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0884732/ Naziv: The Wedding Ringer (2015) Online sa Prevodom Zanr: Komedija, Romanticni Ocena: 6.8 Trajanje: 101 min Rezija: Jeremy Garelick Uloge: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting Opis: Doug Harris (Josh Gad) simpatican je, ali drustveno asocijalan mladozenja s velikim problemom: njegov dan vencanja opasno se priblizava, a on jos uvek nema kuma. …
          Corrected -Free Government Contracting Opportunity   

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          Comment on HOW DO PROFESSIONAL SKATERS DEAL WITH HEALTH INSURANCE? by David   
I'm an older skater who was never talented enough to make it in the industry. So I went to college and got a degree in Public Health. After college I started working for a community health center and became a Certified Application Counselor. We help people get enrolled in healthcare through the ACA. Explain deductibles, co-insurance, out of pocket maxes...etc. your monthly payment is all determined based upon a persons income. If you are self employed you need to keep up with changes to your income quarterly. When you do an application you are projecting your income for the next year. Based upon what you estimate on your application is how your monthly premium is determined. The higher the income the more a premium is going to be. If you claim a dependent it will lower the premium. If you are married it counts all household income. Picking a plan is all determined on how much you are going to use it and what services you need. If you go to the doctor often or need therapy, or you see a specialist, these are all things that need to go into making a decesion on what kind of coverage to get. Go see a CAC, Navigator, or Broker they will help you decide how to file and what to choose. A lot of these services are free and available at local health clinics. You can find how to locate one near you on healthcare.gov and also see plans and prices on the screener page to determine what you'll pay. Hope his helps and keep shredding.
          Egov Select - Senior Ontwikkelaar JavaScript Web & Mobile - Fedict Select - Brussels   
Interne klant De groep "Business Applications" (BA) is binnen de ICT dienst van de FOD Economie-verantwoordelijk voor de ontwikkeling van applicaties ter ondersteuning van het beheer van de economische indicatoren en processen. Op vraag van de verschillende directies ontwikkelen we maatwerk applicaties waarbij er volop gebruik gemaakt wordt van Java en Javascript. Niet enkel interne applicaties (o.a. voor prijzenindex, metrologie, ...) maar ook websites en webservices voor de burger...
          How to secure online shoppers during the winter hibernation   
We're almost at the halfway point of 2017 and two weeks into winter. This means that for the next three months or so, your customers will be more likely to snuggle up and buy goods online rather than brave the cold to make their shopping runs. A recent study by YouGov has shown that in the colder months of June, July and August, these hibernating (or 'buy-bernating') Aussies who have the internet at their fingertips contribute to a significant spike in online sales. Let's face it, the last thing anyone wants to do is to trudge outside in freezing temperatures to do the ...
          1000 webhostingov za 1€   
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          Je li i vama seksualnost muškog roda?   
Davne 1600. godine čovjek imena Džejms Metok izbačen je iz Prve Crkve Bostona. Njegov zločin? Ne, nije zavodio djevojke i smješkao se sa oltara niti bilo šta što biste pomislili…
          Govgov (543) : H BIC à PM   
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          Según una encuesta, Reino Unido es Hufflepuff pero quiere ser Gryffindor   
Con motivo del 20 aniversario de Harry Potter, la encuestadora británica YouGov hizo un sondeo entre mas de 2 mil habitantes de Reino Unido para saber cuales son sus preferencias para la saga mágica. YouGov averiguó la casa en la que deberían de estar, la casa en la que prefieren estar, y hasta su personaje favorito de la serie.
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          Notable Government Documents of 2012   
In it's June 1, 2013 issue, Library Journal provided readers a listing of notable government documents published in 2012.

These included some titles received at Carson-Newman or some which are freely accessible via the Internet.

[Gov Docs] I 29.2:AT 8/2 - Golodoff, Nick. Attu Boy - Tells the story of how residents of the Aleutian Islands were taken to a POW camp in Japan during World War II.

I 19.91/3:3184 -  Ratcliffe, Nicholas M. and others. Bedrock Geologic Map of Vermont. [This is also available at: http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/geo/StateBedrockMap2012.htm.]

A 13.2:B 39/9 - Koch, Jonathan and others. Bumble Bees of the Western United States

[Gov Docs] NAS 1.83:2012-01-835-HQ - Wallack, William and Gonzalez, George, eds. Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program.

D 5.2:H 62/5 - Reardon, Steven L. Council of War: A History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1942-1991.

[Gov Docs] HE 20.7002:D 54/9 - Lofton, Terry. Coyote and the Turtle's Dream - Promotes a diet that is designed to prevent diabetes; designed for middle schoolers.

NAS 1.86:NP-2012-07-889-HQ - Friedl, Lawrence and Yuen, Karen. Earth as Art - 75 photos taken by the Landsat 7 satellite.

D 214.2:D 71 - Huffman, J. Ford and Schultz, Tammy S., eds. The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans.

[Gov Docs] I 29.58/3:R 67 - Sears, John F. and Auwaeter, John E. FDR and the Land: Roosevelt Estate Historic Resource Study, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.

Unassigned number - Machen, Judith and others. Homesteading on the Pajarito Plateau, 1887-1942.







          Re: Leander Courcy   
Have you found any other info regarding Leander? Their son Leo was grandfather to my son-in-law. Leo married Mary Cuomo--my son-in-law says that she is related to former Gov Mario Cuomo...
          Re: Leander Courcy   
Have hou found any other info regarding Leander? Their son Leo was grandfather to my son-in-law. Leo married Mary Cuomo--my son-in-law says that she is related to former Gov Mario Cuomo...
          Midday open thread: Germany legalizes marriage equality; Calif. gun advocates gain temporary win   

Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is The Institute for Empathetic Studies

Cartoon by Mark Fiore - The institute of empathetic studies

• What’s coming up on Sunday Kos …

  • Instead of wearing safety pins in solidarity, try Safety Pin Box—a subscription kit for white allies, by Kelly Macias
  • Will conservatives learn anything about deregulation from the London fire that killed dozens, by Ian Reifowitz
  • When you control all three branches of government, you’re responsible for government, by David Akadjian
  • Democrats: Use Trumpcare chaos to push single-payer Medicare for all, by Egberto Willies
  • How to improve Obamacare: If Republicans were smart, they'd listen, by Sher Watts Spooner
  • Oil shock and our energy future, by DarkSyde
  • Unprecedented spite: The American carnage of the GOP health care bill, by Jon Perr
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964: what was done back then—and where we are now, by Denise Oliver Velez
  • Free speech is only for conservatives, by Mark E Andersen

• 

•  Germany finally gets into step with most of Europe on legalizing marriage equality:

“It’s a joyous turning-point,” said Volker Beck, who has campaigned for gay rights for decades, as a spokesman for the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany before he entered Parliament as a member of the Green Party. “Equality and civil rights have been achieved.”

For some, the surprise was only how long it took, in a country often seen as a progressive model for the region. Notable, also, was how quickly the matter moved forward once it was brought up this week.

Journalist-turned-artist teaches journalists how to draw to improve their journalism.

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•  New report says global temperature since 1998 is rising 140% faster than previously calculated:

Researchers from Remote Sensing Systems (RSS), based in California, have released a substantially revised version of their lower tropospheric temperature record.

After correcting for problems caused by the decaying orbit of satellites, as well as other factors, they have produced a new record showing 36 percent faster warming since 1979 and nearly 140 percent faster (e.g. 2.4 times faster) warming since 1998. 

States move on paid sick leave:

While inaction on paid sick days at the national level continues to erode families’ economic security, cities and states are stepping up for working people and serving as models for jurisdictions throughout the country. Rhode Island is the latest example—legislators there have been working to pass legislation to guarantee a minimum amount of paid time for eligible workers to care for themselves or their family when they are sick or need medical care. [...] If the governor signs a bill, it will be a big win for working people and their families in Rhode Island, as the state will join Connecticut, California, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Vermont in guaranteeing that working people have the ability to earn paid sick time.

Gun rights advocates win at least for now as judge blocks California ban on large-capacity magazines: U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez issued a temporary injunction Thursday against the section of California’s Proposition 63 that requires lawful owners of magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition to voluntarily surrender them or face criminal prosecution. “Plaintiffs’ entitlement to enjoy Second Amendment rights and just compensation are not eliminated simply because they possess ‘unpopular’ magazines holding more than 10 rounds,” Benitez wrote. Magazines holding more than 10 rounds have been illegal to sell in the state since 2000. But existing owners were grandfathered in under that law. The new law requires that they destroy these magazines or give them up to authorities or licensed dealers who could sell them in other states. Californians probably have millions of large-capacity magazines in their possession.

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: We checked the Trumpmeter & he’s still nuts. Just in time for WSJ’s bombshell on Russian collusion, too. Kobach’s Krazy Kommission kicks-off. Still smouldering over NC-GOV loss, Rs seek to impeach Dem Sec. of State over the menace of… DACA notaries public.

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          Did Hacking create Fake News & Quotes from Qatar? Gov Spokesperson complains to Guardian   

Qatar complained to the Guardian last month, disputing the newspaper’s story that the country’s official news and social media websites were hacked. The Qatari government claims that the sites were hacked and that the country was “the victim of ‘fake news’.” In a story published May 25, the Guardian had reported that Saudi Arabia and […]

The post Did Hacking create Fake News & Quotes from Qatar? Gov Spokesperson complains to Guardian appeared first on iMediaEthics.


          California protections against surprise medical bills start July 1 - San Francisco Chronicle   

San Francisco Chronicle

California protections against surprise medical bills start July 1
San Francisco Chronicle
To reach the Department of Insurance, visit www.insurance.ca.gov or call (800) 927-4357. You can also call your regulator before you hear back from your health plan, particularly if out-of-network providers are hassling you for payment. If you ...

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          SPOJI NJEGOV I TVOJ DLAN I SAZNAJ ISTINU: Vaše linije srca otkrivaju kakva je budućnost vaše veze   

Linija srca je, prema hiromantiji, važan pokazatelj osećanja i svega vezanog uz ljubav. Način na koji se dve linije stoje kada spojite dlanove otkrivaju kakve su vaše i partnerove namere Spojite otvorene dlanove i proverite gdje vam se spajaju dve linije srca. Ako su crte na istom nivou   Foto: Printscreen Youtube Ovi ljudi imaju […]

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          NOTICE TO WATER USERS    
serving 2017-06-28 through 2017-07-05

The applications below were filed with the Division of Water Rights in Juab County. These are informal proceedings per Rule R655-6-2. Protests concerning an application must be legibly written or typed, contain the name and mailing address of the protesting party, STATE THE APPLICATION NUMBER PROTESTED, CITE REASONS FOR THE PROTEST, and REQUEST A HEARING, if desired. Also, A $15 FEE MUST BE INCLUDED FOR EACH APPLICATION PROTESTED. Protests must be filed with the Division of Water Rights, PO Box 146300, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6300, or by hand delivery to a Division office during normal business hours on or before JULY 25, 2017. Please visit waterrights.utah.gov or call (801)538-7240 for additional information. CHANGE APPLICATION(S) 53-1754(a42704): Kelton McPherson and Melanie McPherson propose(s) using 1.0 ac-ft. from groundwater (Sunderland Dairy Farm) for STOCKWATERING. Kent L. Jones, P.E. STATE ENGINEER Published in The Times-News, Nephi, Utah on 7/28/2017, and 7/5/2017.
          Komentar muža na ženino tijelo puno strija promijenilo je njezinu psihu i zapalilo Internet   

Majka je šestoro djece čula kako njezin muž govori o njezinim strijama, a njegov je komentar na Facebooku osvojio mnoge

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          Vojvodina: Kukavički potez sujetnog Bataka   
Potpuno neočekivano, već posle prvog ovosezonskog meča Vojvodine i pobede nad Ružomberokom u došlo je do razlaza između Radoslava Bataka i uprave kluba. Batak je posle utakmice održao konferenciju za novinare, gde je posle ocene toka meča istakao da će njegov tim i u revanšu ići na pobedu i da su šanse Vojvodine 60% da prođe dalje.
          Francuzi bez NBA zvezda, Slovenci sa Amerikancem   
Selektor reprezentacije Francuske Vensan Kole i njegov kolega iz Slovenije Igor Kokoškov saopštili su preliminarni spisak igrača za Evropsko prvenstvo. Sa druge strane, očekivano u sastavu se nalazi centar/krilni centar Real Madrida Entoni Rendolf, koji je skoro dobio državljanstvo Slovenije.
          Zvezda: Bravo Vuletiću, sud vam je dao trofej!   
Božidar Cerović, zamenik predsednika Crvene zvezde, zahvalio se potpredsedniku Partizana Vladimiru Vuletiću što je priznao kako je njegov klub uzeo trofej 1986.
          Kafic Forum   
Biseri iz "Kefalice" (dečije emisije)


Šta je pubertet?
''Pa ne znam tačno šta je pubertet,ali znam šta je biologija, psihologija i genetska analiza!!!!!!!!!!!!

ljubav je..kad..kad ti drnda srce !!

Gde je lepše živeti - u selu ili u gradu?
- Ja mislim na moru. Happy

kako se zovu ljudi koji zive na selu?
SEOCI

sta je to problem?
pa problem je kad mama kaze da je veliki problem i ja onda dobijem batine!

Kako se zove covek koji radi na pumpi???
-Benzioner

kako se zove mushka sekretarica?
pa evo na primer moze da se zove Marko

Kako se zovu ljudi koji zive u Africi?...........Kinezi...
A ljudi koji zive u Americi?...Nisu Turci...nego..............SPANCI!!!

Je li tvoj deda možda penzioner?
- Ne, on ne trenira nikakve sportive

Razlika izmedju sela i grada?
Paaaa u selu je trava cela, miiiiislim iz jednog dela, a u gradu je isprekidana

Sta je brak?
Brak je kad momak i devojka odu prvo u crkvu, a posle u banku ili postu, nisam bas siguran.
I sta su oni posle toga?
Pa baba i deda!!

Kako izgleda neko ko se zaljubi?
-Pa moras da se naparfimises, da se obrijes, da uzimas zilet i napravis ovako kosu kao jez da izgledas kao frajer i da imas zlatan zub!

A zasto si se ti zaljubio u tu devojcicu?
-Pa jako je lepa, ima dugu kosu i slaze mi se uz mene!
-Ima lepu odecu, moze da se lepo obuce i ima svoj stan.


Kredit
- to je ono u telefonu. Kada ti se potroshi a ti ukljuchish punjach i imash kredit.
- moja mama trazi od tate da joj da na kredit platu jer je ona ta koja je zavrshila fakultet.


Šta je to politika?
-Ima nekoliko vrsta. Jedna su neke novine pa se čitaju, a druga je kao kolač.
-Kolač?
-Da, to meni moja mama ponekad daje. Unutra ima čokolada a ponekad i spolja ima čokolada.
-A ko su političari?
-To su ljudi koji prave politanke.

Bogatstvo
- moja mama bash voli pare. Volim i ja i nikom ih ne dam.
- to je kad kupujesh sve pa ti opet na kraju bude dosadno


Psiholog
- ti si psiholog ako nekoga hipnotishesh.
- on pomaze ljudima. Daje savete. Npr da ne jedesh neshto bajato.
- on te pita jel znash TO i ako ne znash onda ne mozesh u shkolu jer ne znash shta je TO.
- lichi mi da je jako star i da je jako glup.


Reklame
- one sluze da idesh da pishkish ako ti se pishki.


Venchanje
- to je kad nadjesh momka da se ozenish ali prvo morash kao moja tetka da ga varash


Ljubomora
- i ja sam nekad ljuboromomoran...a ne mogu to bre da kazem ja.

Kako se zovu ljudi koji rade u banci
- pa ne znam, nisam ih pitala.

Šta je benzin?

" Pa...to je neka masnoća koja se sipa u kola da bi radio brže njegov organizam "

Da li volis zivotinje?
-- Volim..pile,prase.Krilce od pileta mi se najvise svidja!

Drzava je jedna zemlja... gde ljudi zive... tu moze i ponekad da raste cvece ili seno... moze paprike i ostale salate...

PRIBOR ZA JELO??? "ne znam sta je pribor al znam sta je jelo"
"pasulj ,grasak,supa ,dzem "
"to je ono sto sluzi da ljudi ne bi bili prase "
"viljuskaaa,kasikaaa,nozz,viljuska"

prezime sluzi da se ljudi ne bi zvali sa 'ej "

Reklame sluze da se glumci odmore

da li muskarac moze da obavlja posao sekretarice?
*moze!!
*kako se zove muska sekretarica?
*..hm..pa na primer..marko

sta je to politika?
-hm... meni je tu nesto sumnjivo...


ŠTA RADI MATIČAR?

-Matičar radi nešto romantično.
-Uči decu matematici.
-Matičar je kao neki čovek što ispituje mlade.
-On kaže: "Samo malo sačekaj da ovog supruga i ovu ženu nešto pitam pa ću onda da potpišem".
-A rekla si na engleskom?
-Pita da li pristaje ti i on. On kaže "da" i onda bude aplauz. Onda pita devojku "da li ti pristaješ da se udaš za njega", ona kaže "da" i ponovo bude aplauz.
To je jedna voćka.
-To je kao za sreću.
-Da bi žena shvatila koliko ga voli muž i da bi joj značilo to da će muž da uradi sve što je matematičar rekao.

Stjuardesa služi ljude u avionu da ne bi oboleli od gladi.

sta je karakter?
- to je sport. moj brat je karakterista.
- to sam video u zooloskom vrtu. ima rogove, ali nema rep.

sta je pubertet?
- neizleciva je to bolest. i doba kad ti brkovi porastu preko noci.
- to je kad prestanes biti devojcica i slobodno mozes da se sminkas
- kad sam sa dedom stalno pricamo o devojkama iz tog puberteta

kako se prave bebe?
- one se prave od babica u porodilistu.
- sramota me da kazem jer je to bezobrazan posao.
- prave se nocu zato zmure kad se rode.
- to je jedan glupav posao za koji se prima deciji dodatak.
- bebe se prave od rode ili od kupusa. kako ko voli.
- bebe se prave kad si dobar pa ti rode brata, a onda je on glavni pa si dzabe bio dobar.

sta je droga?
- moj deda se drogira. on je dijabolicar i svaki dan daje sebi drogu iz sprica.

sta je aerobik?
- to je stocni aerodrom.
- kad trcis uz muziku a nisi balerina.
- da bi dobio aerobik moras biti puno debeo.
- u to veruju samo ruzne tete.

gde je amerika?
- to su oni sto ne znaju gde je srbija.
- tamo su ziveli kauboji i indijanci, ali su se poubijali pa sad zive samo glumci.

za sta sluzi kompjuter?
- on sluzi da mama i tata ne spavaju vise zajedno

ko je bio ivo andric?
- on je bio zidar i napravio je najveci most na drini, al mu nisu platili.

sta je kloniranje?
- to je kad se klovn nervira.
- to se radi na ovcama, a posle ce na nama.

sta je mafija?
- kad se kradu tresnje to nije mafija.


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          Akwa Ibom secures N32bn World Bank loan to tackle flooding   
The Akwa Ibom Government has secured N32 billion loan from the World Bank to control flood and erosion in the state. Gov Udom Emmanuel disclosed this in Uyo when he declared open a two-day workshop on “Enhancing Disaster Management in Akwa Ibom State.” Represented by his Deputy, Mr Moses Ekpo, Emmanuel said that disasters do […]
          Comment on Republicans Pass Corbett Budget Stop-Gap on Party-Line Vote. Wolf Will Veto It. by phillydem   
Your republican friends are like the little kids who throw tantrums and threaten to hold their breath until they turn blue. I suppose after a few more months of pouting and fit throwing, they'll figure out Gov Wolf, who was elected by a large majority of Pennsylvanians on a very specific platform, is serious about implementing his agenda.
          Lakers News: Latest Buzz on Pursuit of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony   

For the Los Angeles Lakers, the lead-up to free agency isn't as wild as it could be. 

Team president Magic Johnson and the Lakers have already made most of their gigantic moves—highlighted by the drafting of Lonzo Ball at No. 2 overall in the 2017 NBA draft and the dismissal of D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the basketball purgatory known as Brooklyn.

It sounds disappointing, but the Lakers have their eyes on the long-term prize. Accelerating the process now doesn't seem like something the front office will do when it can groom prospects for a year and stand a chance at major names such as Paul George and LeBron James in 2018.

Of course, fans have been down this road before when planning for big names in a year or two. The Lakers, at least, have options this time, as explained in the latest bits of news below.

             

PG13 Update

For those somehow out of the loop, the Lakers could probably strike a deal with the Indiana Pacers and call it a day. But why surrender more assets when PG13 wants to come to town anyway?

George will hit the open market in 2018, barring a miracle, and he'll weigh superteam options and his hometown Lakers. At 27 years old, he's still right in the middle of his prime, so he'll have seemingly unlimited options.

That makes it sound like the Lakers could have a hard time convincing him to come to town, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

According to Basketball Insiders' Steve Kyler, talks of a trade went south around the June 22 draft:

That makes sense. Why would the Pacers want to help the Lakers acquire their star at less than he's worth? Adding to that tension, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, Paul told the Indiana front office he's leaving and wants to go to Los Angeles.

The Pacers would want to hunt for the best deal, which likely means a trade with the Boston Celtics and president Danny Ainge, who has acquired numerous assets. 

Brandon Ingram, the No. 2 overall pick in 2016 and the one piece the Pacers seemed to want from the Lakers, wasn't someone L.A. was willing to give up, according to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Patience might be the chosen route here, even if it means flirting with the chance George goes to another contender, competes for a title and never leaves said contender. 

                

PG13 Putting Out L.A. Feelers?

Look, it might not work out with George. Maybe he goes to Boston or joins the Cleveland Cavaliers and wins a ring, looks at his rebuilding, hometown Lakers and shrugs.

It happens. Lakers fans know it. But it sure is hard to ignore all the connections.

Like one here that says Paul has reached out to Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors to ask about Los Angeles, according to former NBA player and NBC Sports analyst Kelenna Azubuike on 95.7 The Game:

Thompson, as expected, has already denied this, according to The Vertical's Nick DePaula:

But players talk, and this buzz isn't the most ridiculous thing to happen this offseason.

                        

What About Carmelo Anthony?

Remember when it seemed like a good idea for the Lakers to acquire Carmelo Anthony?

Anthony has been lost in the background given the organization's links to George. And the more that leaks to the media about his odd situation with the New York Knicks, the more it sounds like he won't be making it to Los Angeles.

The man has been through the ringer lately, with Phil Jackson openly discussing how he doesn't fit in the team's rebuilding plans. (Jackson is now out of his job as Knicks president, which the team announced Wednesday.)

Anthony might want a buyout so he can choose his own future, and Lakers fans aren't wrong to think he might want to join their team.

Just don't get the hopes up too much, as Frank Isola of the New York Daily News pointed out: "According to a person familiar with Anthony’s thinking, Carmelo is no longer enamored with playing in Los Angeles if it means having to be away from his son for an extended period of time."

In other words, Anthony seems like a candidate to stay in the Eastern Conference and maybe join a contender like the Cavaliers. Staying local for family makes sense, as does seeking a contender at the age of 33.

This is probably for the best considering the Lakers want to keep building around Ball and Ingram. It'd be nice to finally see Anthony donning purple and gold, but he doesn't fit the plan regardless of his asking price.

So while it's right to monitor the situation in New York, keep expectations in check—which is a fitting way to approach this summer and the next.      

                           

All stats and info via ESPN.com unless otherwise specified.

Read more NBA Pacific news on BleacherReport.com


          Nemci na Slovensku, ako turisti. (simonik)   
Pokračovanie blogov z 3.8. a 6.10.2014.
          Multiple Sessions for Information Literacy Instruction are Associated with Improvement in Students’ Research Abilities and Confidence   
A Review of: Henry, J., Glauner, D., & Lefoe, G. (2015). A double shot of information literacy instruction at a community college. Community & Junior College Libraries, 21(1-2), 27-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02763915.2015.1120623 Abstract Objective – To evaluate the impact of providing multiple information literacy (IL) sessions, instead of a single “one-shot” session, to students in face-to-face and online English courses. Design – Non-experimental, using pre-test and post-test surveys for one group, and only a post-test survey for the other group. Setting – A small community college in North Carolina, United States of America. Subjects – 352 students enrolled in 2 successive 3-credit English courses, excluding those under the age of 18, for a total of 244 participants. Methods – The researchers selected two English courses, ENG 111 and ENG 112, of which most students were required to take at least one to earn a degree or certification. After consulting with faculty, the researchers designed two workshops for each course that integrated active and group learning techniques. The ENG 111 workshops covered pre-searching (e.g., mind mapping and selecting search terms) and database searching in the first session, and website analysis and research (e.g., URLs, Google’s advanced search, and the evaluative CRAAP test) in the second session. The ENG 112 workshops covered subject database searching in the first session and evaluative analysis of magazine and scholarly journal articles in the second session. Instructors provided web-based tutorials to online course sections as a substitute for the face-to-face sessions. Course assignments were the same for both online and face-to-face classes. The researchers used anonymous online surveys. ENG 111 students completed pre-test and post-test surveys for their two workshops during the fall 2014 semester. The surveys consisted of seven fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice questions measuring pre-searching, research, and website analysis skills, and three Likert-type 1-5 rating scale questions measuring comfort levels. ENGL 112 students completed their post-test survey in the spring 2015 semester, which consisted of the same three 1-5 rating scale questions measuring comfort levels, to further test the effectiveness of multiple sessions. Main Results – The ENG 111 pre-test survey had 244 (66.67% female and 33.33% male) respondents and the post-test had 150 (72.37% female and 28.69% male) respondents. When comparing results, scores increased for pre-searching, specifically understanding of methods for brainstorming search terms (9%), and for all measures of website analysis and research, namely understanding of library databases (7.63%), choosing correct evaluative criteria (4.49%), recognizing reliable top-level domains (TLDs) .edu (1.15%) and .gov (11.21%), and Google’s advanced search (10.43%). Post-test scores decreased on the measures of understanding of a thesis statement (7%) and narrowing a topic if there’s too much information (6%). For comfort levels, neutral responses did not vary much, but there was a shift in responses from “not comfortable” to “somewhat comfortable” and “very comfortable.” Across three measures, namely getting started with a research paper, library research skills, and writing an academic research paper, participants’ “not comfortable” responses decreased and their “comfortable” responses increased. The ENG 112 post-test survey had 29 (60.71% female and 39.29% male) respondents and measured the same comfort levels. In addition, responses showed further improvement for all three questions. Within-subject analysis of both surveys showed slight gender variations. On several pre-test and post-test measures, females scored lower than males in understanding of databases, Google’s advanced search, and website analysis. Conclusion – The researchers conclude that expanding IL instruction from a single “one-shot” to four sessions had a positive impact on student learning, particularly the ability to evaluate websites and to use Google’s advanced search. Student participants expressed increased comfort levels and confidence in their research skills. To address decreases on the post-test survey described above, the researchers planned to focus more on research topic narrowing and using thesis statements alongside the research process in future IL sessions. In terms of instructional strategy, the researchers found timing the workshops closely with the course assignments was helpful and concluded that the use of hands-on, interactive elements was successful in engaging and assessing students’ understanding in the workshops.
          Obama praises Affordable Care Act for moral, economic successes   

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address At U.S. Capitol

Video still by PBS NewsHour

On Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech to make an economic and moral argument for what he said are the Affordable Care Act’s tangible successes.

“For decades, few things exposed hard-working families to economic hardship more than a broken health care system,” he said. “And in case you haven’t heard, we’re in the process of fixing that.”

As a result of federal health care reform, Mr. Obama said, health insurance providers can no longer deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Women can no longer be charged higher premiums for the same benefits.

In a nod toward younger voters, he noted that more than three million Americans under age 26 have gained health insurance under their parents’ policies.

“That’s what health insurance reform is all about — the peace of mind that if misfortune strikes, you don’t have to lose everything,” he said.

The Obama administration’s implementation of key parts of the health care reform law has dramatically reformed health care in the U.S., but not without difficulties.

On Oct. 1, the insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, a defining piece of legislation for Barack Obama’s presidency, officially opened for business.

The federal health insurance marketplace faced technical challenges following the launch of HealthCare.gov in October. Credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The rollout of the exchanges, which had already overcome significant legal challenges in 2012, immediately hit roadblocks — from technical problems that plagued the HealthCare.gov’s launch to recent efforts by the GOP to spotlight potential security issues with the system.

Despite the technical woes, from October through Dec. 28, nearly 1.2 million people signed up for health insurance plans in the federal marketplace, and nearly one million selected plans in state exchanges.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius tweeted Friday that the number of enrollees was at nearly three million.

New data suggests that a majority of these health exchange enrollees were previously insured, raising questions about whether the ACA is successfully reducing the number of uninsured Americans.

A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows American voters are dissatisfied with the state of the nation’s health care, giving Mr. Obama an overall negative approval rating for his handling of the issue, 59 to 36 percent.

Given the rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov and lackluster approval numbers, Mr. Obama and his team have tried to regain control of the national dialogue surrounding health care and point out the positives of reform.

In December, an administration official shared with PBS NewsHour that the president would be working hard to “focus attention back on the core principles of reform that have been lost in the attention on the website.”

It’s likely Mr. Obama will continue this same strategy tonight in his State of the Union address.

How has the Affordable Care Act affected you? PBS NewsHour’s reporting team gathered personal stories from people impacted by the sweeping changes and collected perspectives from health care experts.

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          Femi Fani-Kayode Calls Gov Rochas A Diaper Wearing Governor In A Series Of Tweets   
Hmmm FFK says Gov Rochas wears diaper....
          Gov Ben Ayade Allegedly Collects Back Car He Gifted Senator Florence Ita-Giwa   
A  former presidential adviser, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, has claimed that Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade sent his aides to forcefully remove a Toyota Prado jeep from her Calabar residence while she was out of the country. According to her, the removal was the aftermath of an alleged diversion of relief materials sent by the National Commission for Refugees to the displaced
          British Columbia Liberals lose confidence vote   

By The Canadian Press

VICTORIA — British Columbia's minority Liberal government has lost a non-confidence vote in the legislature, setting the stage for the NDP to govern or for an election.

No members of the legislature broke ranks as the Greens backed the New Democrat's non-confidence motion to defeat Premier Christy Clark's government.

The Liberals lost the vote 44-42.

What happens now will be up to Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon, who has to decide whether to allow NDP Leader John Horgan to try to form government or dissolve the legislature, prompting an election.

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          Deputy Director, Visitor Experience - Singapore Tourism Board - Singapore   
Purpose of Job You will report directly to the Director of the Visitor Experience Division, which seeks to deliver quality experiences for our visitors while
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          Sr. Automation Engineer / QA - Mobilegov - Fort Collins, CO   
Experience in HP ALM Test Management tool. Ability to manage tests (manual, and automated) using HP ALM. Mobilegov is looking for a motivated self-starter who...
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          Open thread for night owls: Will Joe and Mika ever apologize for making Trump look good in 2016?   

Matthew Sheffield at Salon writes—Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are angry at Donald Trump now — but they’ve never apologized for promoting him:

MSNBC’s morning news duo Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have become some of Donald Trump’s most vociferous critics in recent months. Amid all of their criticisms of him, however, they have yet to apologize for their own role in helping his presidential campaign be viewed credibly by the press and the general public.

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During Friday’s episode of “Morning Joe,” Scarborough flat-out stated that Trump had somehow, magically morphed into a different person from the guy he used to know.

“The guy that’s in the White House now is not the guy we knew two years ago,” Scarborough told his panel 

“Not even close,” Brzezinski agreed.[...]

That’s their story and they’re sticking to it. Too bad it’s completely false [...]

As Trump’s presidential campaign moved from sideshow to reality, the trio’s relationship became the subject of much mockery. Trump himself acknowledged Brzezinski and Scarborough’s loyalty during the night of the New Hampshire primary, telling them, “You guys have been supporters. And I really appreciate it. And not necessarily supporters, but at least believers.”

A few days later, Trump and Scarborough were overheard in a surreptitiously recorded conversation discussing how to make him look good. That is indeed what the MSNBC co-hosts did for the better part of a year.

For crying out loud. A different guy than two years ago? Good grief. The guy hasn’t morphed since November 8 from a swell fellow into the embarrassment and reckless endangerment of a leader he daily proves himself to be. Trump himself says he is the same now as he was in third grade. 

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In what is shaping up to be an interesting administration leak, anonymous officials say that the pre-9-11 Bush Administration didn't have terrorism on its radar screen. Despite intense focus on the problem by the Clinton Administration, Bush's National Security Council discussed terrorism in only two if its first 100 meetings.

So, while the Bushies were interested in restarting the Cold War with North Korea and China, terrorism was barely an afterthought. Missile defense was important. Al Queda was ignored. Restarting nuclear testing was a priority. Securing our airports was not.

Lucky for the administration, the 4th of July weekend is coming up, giving it ample opportunities to sound the terrorism alarm bell.

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: We checked the Trumpmeter & he’s still nuts. Just in time for WSJ’s bombshell on Russian collusion, too. Kobach’s Krazy Kommission kicks-off. Still smouldering over NC-GOV loss, Rs seek to impeach Dem Sec. of State over the menace of… DACA notaries public.

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          B.C. Liberals lose confidence vote setting stage for NDP government or election   
Now, Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon has to decide whether to allow NDP Leader John Horgan to try to form government or dissolve the legislature, prompting an election. - Source: www.thestar.com
          Maryland Department of Environment Prepares to Implement Governor Larry Hogan’s Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Plan   
Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Maryland Department of Environment Prepares to Implement Governor Larry Hogan’s Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Plan New Policy Provides Shot in Arm to Private Sector, Will Boost Recycling Rate in Maryland BALTIMORE (June 30, 2017) — In signing the Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Plan Executive Order this week, […]
          Maryland Department of the Environment, Prince George’s County Police Seek Stolen Construction Tool Containing Small Amounts of Radioactive Material   
MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment, Prince George’s County Police Seek Stolen Construction Tool Containing Small Amounts of Radioactive Material Device reported stolen from construction site in Prince George’s County, not a hazard as long as radioactive material remains locked Baltimore, MD (June 29, 2017) – The Maryland Department of […]
          Governor Larry Hogan Announces Multi-Agency Efforts to Reduce Lead Poisoning, Asthma Cases   
MEDIA CONTACTS: Hannah Marr hannah.marr@maryland.gov Shareese Churchill (410) 974-2316 shareese.churchill@maryland.gov Governor Larry Hogan Announces Multi-Agency Efforts to Reduce Lead Poisoning, Asthma Cases State Departments of Health, Environment, and Housing to Direct $7 Million to Local Communities Annapolis, MD (June 29, 2017) – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […]
          Comment on New Law To Gun Owners: Turn In Your Magazines By July 1 by eric kopchia   
All USA PREPPERS in CALIFORNIFICATION and the SURROUNDING STATES SHOULD STAGE A REAL REVOLUTION AGAINST ALL FEDERALLY and STATE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES who ILLEGALLY RESIDE INSIDE THE STATE of CALIFORNIFICATION VILLE, which is within SACREMENTO. I myself CURRENTLY RESIDE (FOR the MOMENT) within the MITTEN STATE of MICHIGAN. IN MICHIGAN we do not pay ATTENTION to CURRENT GOV SNYDER (TWO FACE) because of his FAILURE to SUPPORT TRUMP and REAL FREEDOM from the GOVT TYRANTS who RESIDE within the BLUE STATES and EVEN the RED STATES like MICHIGAN. LETS BE SMART. NU#!,WE the PREPPERS and PATRIOTS give the ENEMIES (STATES of CALIF,ILLONOIS, WASH STATE, NEWYORK, MARYLAND, and others time to STEP DOWN FROM THEIR CURRENTLY HELD GOVT OFFICE in the STATES LISTED. IF they (THE ENEMIES) do not do so we will ALL start the PARTY of REVOLUTION and LITERALLY drive them into the SEA.
          Otišao iz BGD i izumeo tanjir koji će promeniti budućnost ishrane   
Nikola Vučićević je brzo shvatio da je za njegov profesionalni život bolje da ode iz Srbije, pa je sa suprugom Jelenom otputovao u Čikago gde danas živi i radi. Po struci je grafički dizajner, ali trenutno usavršava jedan od svojih najnovijih proizvoda, pametan tanjir Heart Plate. Zapravo, reč je o tri tanjira koji treba da odgovore današnjim izazovima u ishrani ljudi – jedan je biorazgradiv, drugi keramički, a treći pametan. Nikola je za “B92” govorio o svom izumu i objasnio kako tačno funkcioniše Heart Plate.
          La menace pour l’Europe n’est pas le Pen, c’est le capitalisme...   

La bonne nouvelle pour l’Europe est que le Front national de Marine Le Pen a été battu le 7 mai, lors de l’élection présidentielle française. La mauvaise nouvelle est que le programme du vainqueur, Emmanuel Macron, pourrait permettre à Le Pen de revenir dans les prochaines années. Macron s’engage à supprimer 120 000 emplois publics, à réduire les dépenses de 60 milliards d’euros, à abandonner la semaine de travail de 35 heures, à relever l’âge de la retraite, à affaiblir la force de négociation des syndicats et à réduire les impôts sur les sociétés. C’est un programme qui ne risque pas de relancer l’économie moribonde de la France, mais qui va certainement aggraver le sort des jeunes sans emploi et des plus vieux – et donner suffisamment de munitions au Front national pour les élections de 2022.

L’Europe est impliquée dans une crise économique provoquée par la structure de l’Union européenne d’une part et la nature du capitalisme d’autre part. Cette convergence a fait dérailler les économies de l’ensemble des 27 pays du groupe, a appauvri des dizaines de millions de personnes et a contribué à faire monter des mouvements racistes de droite qui ne risquent pas d’être dissuadés par quelques pertes électorales.

Obscurcissant les causes de cette crise est le mythe selon lequel la dette est le résultat de comportements inadaptés, et la faiblesse économique la conséquence d’impôts élevés et de règles du travail rigides qui menottent les entreprises et empêchent la croissance. La chancelière allemande Angela Merkel aime à dire que les pays devraient se comporter comme une « frugale femme bavaroise ».

L’observation de Merkel est-elle basée sur un mythe ou est-ce une allégorie ? Alors qu’une allégorie est le « traitement figuratif d’un sujet sous le couvert d’un autre », un mythe est « une croyance collective non prouvée ou fausse qui sert à justifier une institution sociale ». Bien que la différence puisse paraître pédante, ce n’est pas le cas.

Et parce que les mythes sont particulièrement difficiles à déloger une fois qu’ils se répandent, il est essentiel d’examiner de près comment l’UE en est arrivée là.

Les crises font partie du capitalisme

Une partie du problème est le capitalisme lui-même, un système économique qui génère à la fois une énorme capacité de production et un chaos économique.

Le capitalisme est affligé de deux types de crise : cyclique et structurelle. Les cycliques – les récessions – ont tendance à se produire à peu près tous les 10 dix ans. Les États-Unis et l’Europe ont connu des récessions au début des années 1980, au début des années 1990 et au début des années 2000. Elles sont douloureuses et désagréables, mais ne durent généralement pas plus de 18 mois environ.

Tous les 40 ou 50 ans, par contre, il y a une crise structurelle comme le crash de 1929 et la Grande Dépression qui en a résulté.


Quand une crise structurelle frappe, le capitalisme se réorganise. Dans les années 1930, la solution était de créer un capitalisme redistributif qui a utilisé le pouvoir de l’État pour amorcer la pompe économique et alléger une partie du chaos qui accompagne ces réorganisations. L’assurance-chômage et la sécurité sociale ont réduit une partie de la douleur, les travaux publics ont absorbé certains des chômeurs et les syndicats ont eu le droit de s’organiser et de faire grève.

Le capitalisme a traversé une autre crise structurelle à la fin des années 1970, et ce sont les retombées de celle-ci qui sévissent actuellement dans l’UE – et aux États-Unis. En utilisant la récession de 1979-1981 comme paravent, les taxes sur les entreprises et les riches ont été abaissées, le commerce et la finance déréglementées, les institutions publiques privatisées et les syndicats délaissés. Le capitalisme est également devenu global.

Le globalisme a suscité une énorme croissance, mais aussi une profonde faiblesse. Les syndicats se sont affaiblis – en partie à cause d’attaques directes, en partie à cause de l’énorme bassin de main-d’œuvre peu coûteuse maintenant disponible dans le monde en développement – les salaires ont stagné ou même diminué en Europe et aux États-Unis, et l’écart entre les riches et les pauvres s’est élargi. Une étude menée en 2015 par Oxfam a révélé que 1% de l’humanité contrôle maintenant plus de la moitié de la richesse mondiale, et les 20% les plus riches en possèdent 94,5%. Bref, 80 % de la population mondiale ne possède que 5,5% de la richesse mondiale.

Ce n’est pas seulement un problème pour le monde en développement et sous-développé. L’Allemagne a la plus grande économie de l’UE et la quatrième plus grande au monde. En 2000, la tranche supérieure des 20% gagnait 3,5 % de plus que celle des 20 % inférieurs. Aujourd’hui, ce nombre a été multiplié par cinq. Pour les 10 % inférieurs, le revenu a, en réalité, chuté.

Si cette « femme bavaroise » fait partie des 10 %, sa frugalité n’a plus beaucoup d’importance, elle est fichue.

Renflouer les spéculateurs

La mondialisation a généré une instabilité en créant une crise d’accumulation. Quelques personnes ont beaucoup d’argent, mais beaucoup trop n’en ont pas assez, en tous cas pas assez pour absorber la production de l’économie mondiale. Le capitalisme global a été inondé de liquidités, mais où les utiliser ? La réponse a été la spéculation financière – d’autant plus que de nombreuses restrictions et mesures de sécurité ont été supprimées par la déréglementation.

En Europe, la plus grande partie de cette spéculation est partie dans le foncier. Les prix des terrains en Espagne et en Irlande ont augmenté de 500 %, entre 1999 et 2007. Dans le cas de l’Irlande, c’était presque irréel. Les prêts immobiliers irlandais sont passés de 5 milliards d’euros en 1999 à 96,2 milliards d’euros en 2007, soit plus de la moitié du PIB de la République irlandaise. Au cours de la même période, la dette européenne des ménages a augmenté en moyenne de 39 %.

Que ce fut une bulle est évident, et toutes les bulles explosent tôt ou tard. Celle-ci a explosé aux États-Unis fin 2007, et s’est rapidement répandue en Europe.

Ce qui est important de garder à l’esprit, c’est que les pays de l’UE qui ont eu des problèmes n’étaient guère déprimés. L’Espagne, le Portugal et l’Irlande avaient tous des ratios d’endettement modestes et des excédents budgétaires au moment de la crise.

Le problème n’était pas les gouvernements prodigues, mais une hausse soudaine des taux d’emprunt, ce qui rendait coûteux de financer les opérations gouvernementales. Cela a été accompagné par la décision d’utiliser l’argent des contribuables pour renflouer les banques qui se sont mises en difficulté en spéculant sur l’immobilier. En fait, les Portugais, les Espagnols, les Grecs et les Irlandais ont eu à supporter les dettes de banques à qui ils n’avaient jamais emprunté quoi que ce soit.

Les contribuables irlandais ont perdu 30 milliards d’euros pour renflouer la banque anglo-irlandaise, un chiffre équivalent à une année entière de recettes fiscales du pays. Étant donné qu’aucun de ces pays n’avait cette somme, ils ont demandé des « renflouements » au Fonds monétaire international, à la Banque centrale européenne et à la Commission européenne, la fameuse « troïka ». Environ 89 % de ces sauvetages sont allés aux banques. Le jour où le sauvetage grec a été annoncé, les actions bancaires françaises ont augmenté de 24 %.

Cela ne veut pas dire que les pays de l’UE n’avaient pas de dette. Mais en 2014, le Comité pour un audit des citoyens sur la dette publique a constaté qu’entre 60 % et 70 % de ces dettes n’étaient pas dues à des dépenses excessives mais plutôt aux réductions d’impôt pour les entreprises et les riches et aux taux d’intérêt trop élevés. Ce dernier point favorise les créanciers et les spéculateurs. Le comité a constaté que la plupart des déficits était le résultat de « décisions politiques » qui déplacent la richesse d’une classe à l’autre.

À long terme, une partie de cette dette devra être abandonnée parce qu’elle n’est tout simplement pas remboursable. La Convention de Londres de 1952 qui a réduit la dette allemande d’après-guerre et déclenché un renouveau économique pourrait servir de modèle.

« Nous ne pouvons pas laisser une élection changer quoi que ce soit »

Associée à cette crise du capitalisme, il y a la manière dont l’UE est structurée. Beaucoup de restrictions de l’UE ont été spécifiquement conçues pour favoriser le capital et les finances et marginaliser le contrôle qu’ont les 500 millions de citoyens de l’Union sur les questions économiques.

Le premier problème est que toutes les décisions économiques sont prises par la « troïka », un organe non élu qui n’a de compte à rendre à personne. Il y a bien un Parlement européen, mais il a peu de pouvoir ou de contrôle sur le monde financier. Il en va de même pour les gouvernements membres de l’UE. Lorsque l’ancien ministre grec des Finances Yanis Varoufakis a déclaré au ministre allemand des Finances, Wolfgang Wolfgang Schäuble, que son parti Syriza, de gauche, avait été élu pour résister aux politiques d’austérité de l’UE, Schäuble a répondu : « Nous ne pouvons pas laisser une élection changer quoi que ce soit. »

Le deuxième problème est que les gouvernements nationaux n’ont aucun contrôle sur la valeur de l’euro. Sur les 27 membres de l’UE, 19 utilisent la monnaie commune et forment la zone euro. Les conditions de l’Allemagne pour abandonner le mark et adopter l’euro étaient que les membres de la zone euro devaient maintenir les déficits budgétaires à moins de 3 % du revenu national et que les niveaux d’endettement ne devaient pas dépasser les 60 % du PIB. Si cette formule fonctionne bien pour le modèle d’exportation puissant de l’Allemagne, ce n’est pas le cas pour un certain nombre d’autres économies de la zone euro.

La valeur de l’euro est fixée par la Banque centrale européenne, ce qui signifie que les membres ne peuvent pas dévaluer leur monnaie – une stratégie classique pour faire face à la dette, très prisée par le Trésor américain. Tant que le temps est calme, cette règle fonctionne, mais quand une crise financière frappe, la monnaie commune et les restrictions de la dette peuvent constituer un gros problème pour les économies plus petites et moins centrées sur les exportations.

Lorsque la bulle financière a éclaté en 2008, des pays comme l’Italie, l’Espagne, le Portugal et l’Irlande – et, dans une certaine mesure, la France – ont vu leurs dettes augmenter et les stratégies pour y faire face bloquées par les règles de la zone euro.

Et c’est là que le troisième problème avec la zone euro a commencé. Bien qu’il y a une monnaie commune, il n’y a pas de partage des dettes au moyen de recettes fiscales. Dans un système de monnaie unique comme les États-Unis, les économies puissantes, celles de Californie et de New York paient les factures pour des endroits plus pauvres comme le Mississippi et la Louisiane.

Environ 44 % du budget de l’État de la Louisiane est fourni par le gouvernement fédéral, qui recueille des impôts dans des États riches et les répartit dans des régions dont les économies sont trop petites ou inefficaces pour répondre à tous leurs besoins budgétaires. Par contre, si vous rencontrez des problèmes dans la zone euro, vous êtes tout seul.

Bien que l’UE a été bénéfique pour les banques et des pays comme l’Allemagne et l’Autriche, cela n’a pas été aussi bénéfique pour de nombreux autres membres. Prôner l’austérité comme moyen de régler le problème de la dette ne fonctionne pas, cela crée simplement une spirale d’endettement supplémentaire et encore plus d’austérité. Comme l’a dit Rana Foroohar, chroniqueur économique pour le Financial Times : « Aucun pays ne peut plus grandir lorsque le consommateur, le secteur des entreprises et le secteur public cessent de dépenser. »

Du fait que la plupart des partis européens de centre-gauche ont adopté la politique d’austérité et de remboursement de la dette, ils ont été dévastés lors des élections. Le Parti travailliste hollandais a été écrasé lors des dernières élections, les socialistes français ont obtenu moins de 7 % des votes et les socialistes espagnols sont à peine devant le parti Podemos, plus à gauche. Le parti socialiste italien a perdu plus de 15 points dans les sondages et court maintenant derrière l’étrange mouvement qu’est Movimente 5 stelle. Les socialistes grecs ne sont plus qu’une note de bas de page.

Des signes de vie à gauche ?

La leçon pour la gauche semble être que son déplacement vers le centre ou la droite a été la recette pour une catastrophe électorale.

Certes, le nouveau parti centriste de Macron, En Marche, a largement gagné lors des dernières élections législatives françaises – mais principalement en raison du vote anti-Le Pen. La plupart des Français ne sont pas conscients de son programme d’austérité, de restrictions des syndicats et de réductions d’impôt pour les entreprises. Bien qu’il semble susceptible de gagner une majorité suffisante, il envisage d’imposer les mesures par décret si ce n’était pas le cas.

Il est peu probable qu’un tel programme centriste réussisse à réduire le taux de chômage en France – 9,6% dans l’ensemble et 25% chez les jeunes âgés de 18 à 29 ans – ou relever l’économie. La « réforme » du travail et l’austérité ne stimulent pas les économies, et les réductions d’impôt ont un bilan tout aussi négatif.

En effet, comme le souligne Foroohar, il n’y a pas un seul exemple au cours des 20 dernières années où les réductions d’impôt pour les entreprises ou les riches ont stimulé une économie. En effet, la montée économique dans les années 1990 s’est produite alors que les taux d’imposition étaient à la hausse.

Si la situation économique s’aggrave, voire reste la même, la droite attendra pour débarquer avec ses réponses faciles à la crise économique : le nationalisme et le racisme.

L’horloge avance. L’Allemagne tiendra des élections en septembre, et il semble que l’Italie ira également aux urnes cet automne. En Espagne, le gouvernement minoritaire de droite est de plus en plus fragile et une autre élection est fort probable.

Les partis de centre-gauche se portent bien au Portugal, où les socialistes ont fait cause commune avec deux autres partis de gauche. En Grande-Bretagne, la rupture du Parti travailliste avec le centrisme de Blair a renversé le Parti conservateur, l’empêchant d’obtenir la majorité au Parlement. Un récent sondage YouGov a révélé que la majorité des Britanniques appuyaient la plate-forme de gauche travailliste contre le programme d’austérité des conservateurs.

La coalition portugaise démontre qu’il existe des modèles économiques qui fonctionnent là-bas pour gérer la dette et la croissance sans appauvrir la majorité au bénéfice de quelques-uns. La question est : la gauche italienne, espagnole et allemande pourront-elles mettre en place des programmes qui vont calmer l’inquiétude que l’inégalité du globalisme a engendré ?

Conn Hallinan

Traduit par Wayan, relu par Catherine pour le Saker Francophone


          B-414226.2, GOV Services, Inc.--Costs, June 26, 2017   
GOV Services, Inc., a small business, of Falls Church, Virginia, requests that we recommend that it be reimbursed the reasonable costs of filing and pursuing its protest of the award of a sole-source contract to Akima Support Operations (ASO), an Alaska Native Corporation, of Anchorage, Alaska, under purchase order No. HHSN263201700048P, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH), for janitorial services at NIH campuses in Maryland. GOV Services argues that its protest was clearly meritorious and that the agency unduly delayed taking corrective action. We grant the request.
          Sildenafil Citrate Therapy for Oligohydramnios: A Randomized Controlled Trial   
imageOBJECTIVE: To compare sildenafil plus hydration with hydration alone in improving the amniotic fluid index and neonatal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by idiopathic oligohydramnios ( amniotic fluid index less than 5 cm without underlying maternal or fetal causes and with normal fetal growth). METHODS: This was an open-label randomized trial for women carrying singleton pregnancies at 30 weeks of gestation or more with idiopathic oligohydramnios detected during routine ultrasonogram. Women received either oral sildenafil citrate (25 mg every 8 hours) plus intravenous infusion of 2 L isotonic solution or fluids only until delivery. The primary study outcome was the amniotic fluid volume at 6 weeks of follow-up or the final volume before delivery, whichever occurred first. Secondary outcomes were duration of pregnancy prolongation, mode of delivery, and select neonatal outcomes. The study was powered to detect a 45% difference between groups, so, at an α level of 0.05 and 80% power, a sample size of 167 women was required. RESULTS: From February 24, 2015, through April 2016, 196 women were screened and 184 were randomized. Follow-up was completed in 166 (90%): 82 in the sildenafil group and 84 in the hydration group. Baseline characteristics were similar between groups. The amniotic fluid volume was higher in the sildenafil group at the final assessment (11.5 compared with 5.4 cm, P=.02). The sildenafil group delivered later (38.3 compared with 36.0 weeks of gestation, P=.001), had a lower rate of cesarean delivery (28% compared with 73%), and their neonates were less likely to be admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (11% compared with 41%, P=.001). CONCLUSION: Sildenafil citrate increases amniotic fluid volume in pregnancies complicated by oligohydramnios. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov, www.clinicaltrials.gov , NCT02372487.
          Why we haven’t announced dates for Ekiti, Osun gov polls —INEC   

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has declared that the Anambra State governorship election, fixed for November 18, would go on as scheduled, despite threats to disrupt it by a separatist group, the Indigenous People of [...]

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          HTC U11 – Unboxing i prvi dojmovi   
HTC U11 - Unboxing i prvi dojmovi
Nakon izvrsnog HTC-a 10, kojeg sam godinu dana koristio i kao službenu kameru, na test mi stiže njegov nasljednik HTC U11. Kako ljepše započeti druženje do jednim unboxingom?  Koliko je pakiranje HTC U11 zmaja slično onom u kojemu je lani stigao HTC 10, toliko su njih dva različiti. Lanjska perjanica dičila se metalnim industrijskim dizajnom kojeg tvrtka njeguje još od HTC-a One M7, a ovogodišnji HTC U11 čini zaokret i dolazi u staklo metalnom kućištu zaobljenih linija. HTC je odolio 18:5 zaslonima, koje promoviraju Samsung i LG i drži se klasična 16:9 zaslona i tradicionalna dizajna s podosta prostora ispod
          Dejan Matić nastupa večeras na splavu Na Vodi Teatro!   
18954924_1064477513689542_2891510000326493561_oOvaj petak na splavu Na Vodi Teatro obeležiće nastup Dejana Matića koji nikoga neće ostaviti ravnodušnim. Dejan će vam prirediti neverovatnu žurku koja će zasigurno trajati do zore. Kada se pomeša njegov fenomenalni glas, odličan repertoar i sjajna pića - dobar provod je zagarantovan. Dobre narodne muzike nikad dosta, pa vam zato preporučujemo da dođete večeras i uživate u spektakularnoj večeri. Vidimo…
          Laurie Gordon MIAFF director presents Canada Animation Focus @MOSCOW 2017    

 

 

Laurie Gordon presents Canada focus with Kirrill Razlogov director of Moscow Film Festival.

A successful first year at Moscow FIlm Festival. Montreal hopes to curate virtual Reality in 2018 and will bring in Russian animation for Montreal festival August 17- 20 2017


          All you can eat Animation Moscow Film Festival - Canada FOCUS   

Marina programmer of MIFF, Laurie Gordon director of MIAFF, Clive Smith director Rock 'n Rule, Melee Smith singer and voice actress, Kirrill Rozlogov MIFF director

Montreal International Animation Film Festival presented 10 full hours of wonderfully eclectic animation with five dedicated programs.

Enthusiastic Russian animation fans excited to ask Clive Smith some questions Rock n Rule rock n' roll. MIAFF is Introducing a whole new generation of animation fans to a Canadian cult classic.

Film programs included:

CANADIAN ANIMATED SHORTS COMPILATION
HEAVY METAL
ROCK ’N’ RULE
RYAN
RYAN’S RENAISSANCE
SPARE CHANGE
WALKING
WAPIKONI NATIVE CANADIAN FILMMAKERS SHORT FILMS COMPILATION

http://39.moscowfilmfestival.ru/miff39/eng/programs/?id=4302

 

 

 


          San Diego Community College Gov Surplus - San Diego CA - Tuesday July 11th, 2017 - Cal Auctions   
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          New! Online Voter Registration   

Online Voter Registration Register to vote or change your voter information online here.   Visit:  vote.ri.gov You can also view your House District, your Voting Location District, the District Map, and a sample Democrat Primary Election Ballot by visiting www.sec.state.ri.us/vic which … Continue reading

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          Safety Officer / Senior Safety Officer - PUB, The National Water Agency - Singapore   
Review WSH policies and practices to ensure they are current and appropriate. As a Safety Officer / Senior Safety Officer, your responsibilities would include...
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          Find the Truth Behind the Pitch with CFTC SmartCheck   

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is proud to be recognized as a Money Smart Week national champion. To introduce partners to our agency, and our mission to help the public avoid investment fraud, we’ll join the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Friday, March 10, for a webinar starting at 2 p.m. CST.

“Protect What’s Yours: Find the Truth Behind the Pitch,” will last about 20 minutes, and will cover:

  • Introduction to the CFTC

Established by Congress in 1974, the CFTC is an independent  federal agency that regulates U.S. commodity futures, options on futures, and derivatives markets. We’ll discuss how the CFTC fosters open, competitive, and financially sound markets and protects the public from fraud and abusive practices in these markets.

  • Understanding the cost of investment fraud

No one is certain of the full extent of financial fraud because many victims are unknown. Current estimates place the cost at approximately $50 billion per year. Learn more about fraud risks and tactics.

  • Who fraudsters target

It may not be who you think: The typical victim is college-educated, financially literate, and an experienced investor.

  • Red flags

Find out some  favorite lines fraudsters use,  such as “guaranteed returns” and “act now.” And see real-world examples of fraudsters in action.

  • CFTC SmartCheck

SmartCheck.gov is a one-stop shop for conducting quick and easy background checks on financial professionals. SmartCheck.gov also offers resources for learning more about fraud and updates on the latest fraud trends.

  • The CFTC’s Whistleblower Program

Through this program, the CFTC provides protection and monetary awards to whistleblowers, who share information that leads to criminal actions. Learn how it works.

As part of the webinar, you’ll hear  Bob’s story, a real-life investor who lost his retirement savings to a very convincing fraud. You’ll also learn what Bob could have done to spot the scam before it was too late.  Plus, we’ll share other new programs and tools the CFTC is developing to reduce financial fraud.


          Mo Money Mo Problems: The NBA’s 2017 All-About-To-Be-Overpaid Team   
Nikola Mirotic and Kelly Olynyk battle it out for their next big contract. (AP)
Nikola Mirotic and Kelly Olynyk battle it out for their next big contract. (AP)

NBA general managers are smarter than ever, and they still couldn’t help themselves when gifted a ballooning salary cap last summer, spending like Montgomery Brewster (timely references, here). The Los Angeles Lakers saddled themselves with Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng, the Portland Trail Blazers threw $70 million at Evan Turner, and the Memphis Grizzlies figured Chandler Parsons for $94 million in an annual tradition that will only seem more ridiculous as the salary cap continues to climb.

These five guys will cash in soon, so maybe this list will soften the blow when the news comes down.

JRUE HOLIDAY, New Orleans Pelicans (unrestricted)

Let me start by saying I’m a big fan of Holiday. I like his effort on both ends of the floor, and I love his hustle off it. He’s 27 years old, enjoyed arguably his best season since his 2013 All-Star campaign — averaging 15.4 points (53.2 true shooting percentage), 7.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game — and did it all despite missing the start of the season to tend to his wife as she recovered from brain surgery.

But he is not a max-contract player. And he will in all likelihood receive a max deal from the Pelicans, if only because they have no other choice. Pairing DeMarcus Cousins with Anthony Davis at the trade deadline meant New Orleans was entering the summer with a win-now ultimatum and no cap space.

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If Holiday walks in unrestricted free agency, the Pelicans have nobody to deliver the ball to their two stud bigs, no way of paying somebody else of his caliber, and no assets to trade for an adequate replacement, because they owe Solomon Hill, Omer Asik and E’Twaun Moore a combined $85 million.

So, when another team makes a big play for Holiday — and the Dallas Mavericks were among those rumored to be making a sweetheart offer that included the chance to play with Justin — the Pelicans have no other option but to top it. And that will get expensive. Like, $30 million a year expensive.

TIM HARDAWAY JR., Atlanta Hawks (restricted)

The New York Knicks’ No. 24 pick in 2013, Hardaway was dealt to Atlanta for another non-lottery pick two years into his career, averaged just six points on below-average shooting in 17 minutes per game during his first season on the Hawks, and then salvaged his career in the final year of his rookie deal.

A top-10 finisher in this year’s Most Improved Player voting, Hardaway submitted career-highs of 14.5 points per game and 56.8 percent true shooting this season. With more minutes and responsibility following the trade of Kyle Korver, the Basketball Hall of Famer’s son increased his output and efficiency, and Atlanta’s offensive rating rose 8.5 points per 100 possessions with him in the lineup.

I’m practically talking myself into offering him four years and $70 million this summer — the same offer teammates Kent Bazemore and Dennis Schroder received in restricted free agency last year. Show any general manager game tape of his 23 points in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets, and that offer might even climb to $20 million annually. The guy is still only 25 years old.

But what if I told you Reggie Jackson gave the Detroit Pistons the same numbers last season? You’d say he was overpaid at $15 million. Hardaway is a useful player, but his inconsistent production can be approximated by any number of players, and I’d be shocked if he’s ever a starting shooting guard on a contender. If that’s the case, he should get closer to $10 million than $20 million. Which won’t happen, because he is exactly the type of player whose best nights enthrall GMs enough to throw cash at him.

Jodie Meeks advises Kentavious Caldwell-Pope about big paydays in Detroit. (AP)
Jodie Meeks advises Kentavious Caldwell-Pope about big paydays in Detroit. (AP)

KENTAVIOUS CALDWELL-POPE, Detroit Pistons (restricted)

Caldwell produced comparable offensive numbers to Hardaway (14 points per game on 35 percent shooting from 3-point range), while serving as an above-average wing defender (he even picked up an All-Defensive Second Team vote). That’s somebody you want on your roster, especially at age 24.

But the Brooklyn Nets, with a plethora of cap space, are reportedly prepared to offer Caldwell-Pope a max contract, which would mean a start salary around $25 million for the former No. 8 overall pick.

What’s more, the Pistons have their hands tied into matching it, because they are without cap space this year and next, and cannot possibly replicate a Caldwell-Pope with the mid-level exception. He was arguably the Pistons’ most important player in 2015-16, whatever that means for a 37-win team.

So, Detroit would technically be paying market value for Caldwell-Pope, but only because another bad team is desperate enough to overpay for anyone better than Joe Harris. Outside of trading one of several other cumbersome contracts, the Pistons would then be locked into a core of Caldwell-Pope, Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson and Tobias Harris for the next two years — with another $75 million or so due to the first three in 2019-20. That’s the same team that finished 10th in the East this year.

KELLY OLYNYK, Boston Celtics (restricted)

I’m not sure how much money Olynyk earned with his 26-point performance to beat the Washington Wizards in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, but it was a lot. Millions, most likely. His next two games, in which he finished with two points and couldn’t stay on the floor against the Cleveland Cavaliers, will be ignored, because that’s what GMs do. They’re an optimistic bunch, for the most part.

They will see Olynyk as a prototypical stretch big well-suited for today’s NBA — a 7-footer who can stretch the floor. He even shot 40.5 percent from 3-point range two seasons ago. They will ignore the fact he is an awkwardly plodding brute inside the arc, accidentally ripping people’s arms out of their sockets and elbowing his screen victims in the face, who doesn’t rebound or defend all that well.

They will not see him for what he is — a serviceable backup big. Somebody will throw more than $15 million per season at Olynyk for the same reason the Chicago Bulls drafted Lauri Markkanen with the No. 7 overall pick last week. They think he’s a perfect fit for the pace-and-space era, forgetting about the pace part, and the Celtics will let him walk, because they know better after four years of him.

NERLENS NOEL, Dallas Mavericks (restricted)

I like Nerlens. I like all the players on this list. Gregg Popovich could probably finish .500 with them. But to pay Noel max money — as much as $140 million over the next five years — is one heck of a risk for a 7-footer whose knees (plural) have cost him a total of 135 games over his first four NBA seasons.

And reports indicate there are multiple teams willing to pay the max for Noel, because he is a 23-year-old rim-protecting, rim-running athletic freak who is capable of stuff like this, over Draymond Green:

The Mavs have reportedly made re-signing Noel their top priority this offseason, and they can match any offer in order to keep him part of a core that now includes Harrison Barnes, Seth Curry and Dennis Smith. Noel might even be worth that money if he stays healthy. But big men with multiple ACL surgeries in their recent past aren’t a safe bet. Not at an average annual rate of $28 million until 2022.

You’re also paying 25 percent of the salary cap to a guy who can’t shoot beyond eight feet in a league that’s increasingly requiring its big men to space the floor. This sounds contradictory to also having Olynyk on this list, but it’s really the same argument: You’re paying in full for half a complete player. Even on the lottery-bound Mavs and Philadelphia 76ers, Noel only managed 20 minutes per game.

I hope he succeeds. I really do. I hope they all do. I just wouldn’t bet on them. Or these guys, either …

(DIS)HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Serge Ibaka, Toronto Raptors (unrestricted): After trading Terrence Ross and a first-round pick for Ibaka, the Raptors seemed intent on keeping him long-term. If Kyle Lowry returns, the Raps’ only option to stay in the East hunt will be to outbid Ibaka’s suitors. If Lowry goes, and Ibaka follows suit, the dearth of free-agent big men with Ibaka’s range and rim-protection means someone will still pay up for him, even if he’s a third or fourth option who couldn’t get Toronto out of the second round.

Joe Ingles, Utah Jazz (restricted): Once one of the league’s most underrated players, too many people started to notice, and now a team will ruin it by making the 30-year-old Australian overrated.

James Johnson, Miami Heat (unrestricted): The 30-year-old posted career-highs across the board as a super-sub, but we have seven more years of evidence he won’t be worth the deal he’ll get as a result.

Patty Mills, San Antonio Spurs (unrestricted): Projecting production in San Antonio over more minutes elsewhere is always a difficult proposition, but with several teams in need of help at the point guard position, someone is sure to be conceived they can get even more out of Mills than Popovich did.

Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls (restricted): Olynyk, only better, and more expensive. So, Olynyk.

Mason Plumlee, Denver Nuggets (restricted): There’s a rule that a Plumlee always has to be on this list.

Otto Porter Jr., Washington Wizards (restricted): Similarly to Holiday and Caldwell-Pope, in that high-paying suitors will drive up his price tag, knowing the Wizards can’t afford to lose him.

Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City Thunder (restricted): If OKC matches Roberson’s best offer, it’ll cross the luxury-tax line, and that’s nowhere for a small-market team to be. On the other hand, if Roberson goes, the Thunder will be even shallower on the wing. So, the bidding could get fierce for the All-Defensive Second Teamer, and the final offer will seem like a lot for a guy who teams dare to shoot.

Tony Snell, Milwaukee Bucks (restricted): He’s 3-and-D, without the D, but NBA teams sure love the 3.

Dion Waiters, Miami Heat (unrestricted): I figured Waiters for an overpay last summer, when he turned out to be a bargain at $2.9 million, and the market overcorrection should come after his career year.

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Ben Rohrbach is a contributor for Ball Don’t Lie and Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at rohrbach_ben@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!


          Как 108 шагов помогают укрепить иммунитет   

3925311_108_shagov (344x215, 14Kb)ТАЙНА ЧИСЛА 108│Как "108 шагов" помогают укрепить иммунитет?

"108 шагов" - это упражнение тибетских монахов. Каждое утро, рано, сразу после пробуждения, они отправляются за водой. Наполнив кувшины, проходят 108 шагов по холодному горному ручью.

Откуда число 108?

108 страстей — основаны на том, что у человека есть шесть видов ощущений через органы чувств, плюс сознание.

ТЕХНИКА ВЫПОЛНЕНИЯ:

Обычно рекомендуют уровень воды делать 2–3 сантиметра. Можно, конечно, и просто воды налить, но часто рекомендуют не закрывать сток воды, а делать ее, так сказать, бегущей: положить шланг душа подальше от стока или просто оставлять воду открытой. Для эффективности можно положить под ноги во время ходьбы жесткий коврик с шипами.

Температура воды, для начала должна быть теплой или прохладной, а потом, привыкнув, постепенно ее можно понижать до самой холодной, которую только можно получить из крана.

Это упражнение очень хорошо укрепляет иммунитет, тонизирует сосуды, снимает отеки с ног, заряжает бодростью и настраивает на благополучный, успешный день. А так как на стопах ног находятся активные точки всех органов, стимулируются все органы и системы нашего организма.

После упражнения ноги вытирать насухо не следует. Только слегка вытереть воду и дать им высохнуть и согреться самим. Когда ноги станут теплыми, то можно одеть носки.
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Как ещё можно сделать «108 шагов по ручью»


Воду налить в тазик, который заранее можно приготовить с вечера. Так утром меньше поводов думать о том, что на процедуру нет времени или желания. Можно делать это упражнение параллельно с чисткой зубов, можно полностью концентрироваться и громко считать до 108.


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          DINO MELAYE VS GOV BELLO: Between the voice of Jacob, hand of Esua    

THE attempt at recalling the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the Senate, Sen Dino Melaye, is such that would remain a reference point in Nigeria’s political space considering the factors that threw it up.

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          Kako je BlogIn, novosadski proizvod za interne kompanijske blogove, stigao do 100 plaćajućih korisnika   

Sa Milošem Dakićem smo pričali o tome kako je njegov startap došao do 100 plaćajućih korisnika, koje metode su koristili za promociju, kao i kakvi su im planovi za dalji razvoj proizvoda.

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          Israeli And Palestinian Teens Have Advice For Divided Americans   

Israeli and Palestinian teens, who join together despite the region's decades-old conflict, have some advice for Americans facing a deep political divide: talk with people you disagree with.

The YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus brings together Israeli and Palestinian teens to sing togetherand to discuss issues facing the region, as well as their own lives. Started five years ago by Micah Hendler, a Jewish-American, the chorus has around 30 students, about evenly split between Israelis and Palestinians. They come from schools in East and West Jerusalem, are Christian, Jewish and Muslim, and represent a range of political beliefs.

The group's goal is to provide a space for young people to get to know their peers from other backgrounds ― who they might not otherwise meet due to the segregation of schools and in Israeli society in general. The group aims to lead by example ― for their local community and the world at large ― on how it can be possible, even in a deeply divided region, to "meet on an equal playing field and see one another's humanity," Hendler told HuffPost.

HuffPost spoke to Hendler and chorus members about how their efforts finding common ground could help Americans feeling politically divided today.

"I think there are definitely political divides now in the U.S. that can somewhat mirror those that we have here in Israel," Shifra, a 19-year-old Jewish Israeli chorus member, told HuffPost by email (the teens only provided their first names). "Being in the chorus for five years, as much as it can be easy to refuse to speak with the other side, it is undeniable that you can't make any progress when you have a one-sided struggle."

"As much as it is easy to say the 'other' will not understand you ... sitting down with someone and disagreeing with them and discussing it for hours until we see eye-to-eye and respect each other is what we did," she said. "And it truly works."

The Jerusalem Youth Chorus singing together, led by founder Micah Hendler.

While the violent conflict between Israel and Palestine obviously doesn't parallel the U.S. political divide, Hendler said that from his work with the chorus, he sees some useful lessons for Americans in how to engage with others they disagree with politically.

"One of the things that I noticed in the lead up to and after the [U.S.] election, as an American, was that I saw how similar the political discourse was getting to the one in Israel and Palestine," said Hendler, a 2012 graduate of Yale University who was raised in Bethesda, Maryland.

"I saw there was an increasing dehumanization on both sides of 'the other,' an increasing sense that somehow truth is relative and not [just that] they disagree with me, but that we can't even talk to them about it," he said.

If there are even fundamental things most Americans agree on, but I can't even talk to that person to find common ground, we're really in trouble. Micah Hendler

In the United States over the past few decades, the divide between the Democratic and Republican parties has widened, with "partisan animus at an all-time high" today, one expert told the New York Times. Members of the two parties are more likely to say they dislike one another, and describe each other as threats to the nation.

In one stark illustration, a 2010 YouGov poll found that a third of Democrats and almost half of Republicans would be upset if their child married someone from the opposite political party. That's up from 4 percent and 5 percent, respectively, in the 1960s.

"Turning into a partisan context where no one talks to anyone means even things that are shared become partisan," Hendler said. "If there are even fundamental things most Americans agree on, but I can't even talk to that person to find common ground, we're really in trouble."

As a national debate now rages in Congress on efforts to remake the U.S. health care system, several public figures have called on Americans to stop seeing the issue solely through a partisan prism.

"Our politics are divided. They have been for a long time. And while I know that division makes it difficult to listen to Americans with whom we disagree, that's what we need to do today," former President Barack Obama wrote in a June 22 Facebook post on the subject.

But calling for unity is easier than acting on it ― and the Jerusalem Chorus knows that all too well. During the past five years, its members have continued to come together despite divisive moments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from terror attacks to cases of police brutality. The continued construction of new Israeli settlements have further fueled divisions.

"In the beginning, we [in the chorus] started as two separated groups, and each group won't talk to the other group because of our differences," Saleem, a 17-year-old Christian Palestinian who has been in the chorus for two years, told HuffPost by email. "But despite all of our differences we moved on and found something that both sides share: first humanity, and secondly our love to music. And these made us a close, big family despite our differences."

Beyond grasping different opinions, dialogue also enables people to be just that ― people. We are more than just our opinions. chorus member Lilit

The key to overcoming tense political moments, according to Hendler, has been providing a space, with trained facilitators, for the students to discuss issues head on. For instance, after a particularly violent few weeks in 2014, the students, who were on summer break, called for a dialogue session to talk it out.

"One said 'I can't believe you wrote on Facebook that you hope rockets fall on their houses, that's my cousin you're talking about,'" Hendler remembered. "That's the problem with social media, it distances us from what we say, the people we're attacking. That's why dialogue is important, it puts you face-to- face, and it changes the way you talk."

After talking it out, the kids were able to air grievances and come to a mutual understanding ― even if not always full agreement ― before performing a concert together, Hendler said.

"I think there need to be more places, in the Middle East or the U.S, for people of opposing viewpoints to talk about stuff ― and not on Facebook," he added.

Jerusalem Youth Chorus members engaging in facilitated dialogue. 

Calling for increased dialogue doesn't preclude people from taking other routes to voice their opinions, such as political action, he said.

"That's not to say resistance isn't also called for," Hendler said. "I think it's important to do both: stand up for your beliefs, but not at the expense of somebody else's humanity."

Since the U.S. election, there have been many calls for people to simply talk to others across America's political divide ― and critiques that such efforts shouldn't put the burden on people from marginalized groups to do the work of convincing others who would deny their humanity.

I think it's important to do both: stand up for your beliefs, but not at the expense of somebody else's humanity. Micah Hendler

Hendler said such concerns and critiques are valid ― and that these conversations are not for everyone. But done right, he said he believes they can be transformative, for both parties.

His group takes specific steps to try to ensure harmful dynamics don't occur in the chorus' dialogues. For instance, while allowing for multiple viewpoints, hate speech isn't tolerated and "certain basic values, like equality," are maintained, Hendler said.

Lilit, a 17-year-old Jewish Israeli in the chorus, told HuffPost by email that "the people from the 'opposite side of the conflict' are not necessarily Palestinians," they are fellow Israelis who support "the occupation [of Palestinian territory], racists, and in general people with whom I have radical disagreements concerning political and social issues."

"Personally, I understand right-wing people better when I actually talk and listen to them," Lilit added. "Beyond grasping different opinions, dialogue also enables people to be just that ― people. We are more than just our opinions. Dialogue is not a debate ― it's a conversation that makes us realize that at the end of the day, we are all human beings."

From left: Shifra, Saleem, Lilit, Ala 

Hendler said he has been thinking of adapting the chorus model to the United States to try to bridge ideological divides. For some of the students in the chorus, such efforts would be an easier endeavor than in Israel.

"I see in my personal perspective that it will be easy to change the division between left and right in America, because at the end of the day you are all Americans," Ala, a 20-year-old Muslim Palestinian who's been in the chorus for five years, told HuffPost by email.

Referring to himself as a "Palestinian under occupation," he said he sees easing America's political divide "as simple, as far as I'm concerned, but maybe for you it's complicated."

Hendler doesn't think a Democratic-Republican chorus would solve America's problems, of course ― after all, the Jerusalem chorus hasn't solved the conflict in Israel. But that was never the goal. It was about expanding people's worldview and understanding of "the other," to show that a chance at peace and common ground exists.

"I don't mean to come across like I have the solution ― I think I have something that would maybe help," Hendler said. "If we can do this with Israelis and Palestinians, but we can't even do this with Americans and Americans, then we're really in trouble."

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          Kvíz: Štartuje Tour de France. Čo viete o prológoch slávnych pretekov?   
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          From JPL: “Veteran Ocean Satellite to Assume Added Role”   
JPL-Caltech Alan Buis Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California 818-354-0474 Alan.Buis@jpl.nasa.gov Pascale Bresson Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, Paris 011-33-0-1-44-76-75-39 Pascale.bresson@cnes.fr Claudia Ritsert-Clark European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, Darmstadt, Germany 011-49-6151-807-6050 Claudia.RitsertClark@eumetsat.int John Leslie NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service, Silver Spring, Maryland 301-713-0214 John.leslie@noaa.gov OSTM/Jason-2 will soon take on an additional role to help […]
          From JPL: “How a Speck of Light Becomes an Asteroid”   
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          7/1/2017: Business Beat: Dewa wins three awards for use of smart technology   

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) won three awards in the third .Gov Awards for use of IT by government organisations. Dewa won the Smart City Initiative of the Year Award for a pilot project that combines autonomous robots with virtual...
          ประยุทธ์ ปัดตอบจะลงเลือกตั้งหรือไม่ ชี้ตอบแล้วมีปัญหาเยอะและไม่ใช่เวลาที่จะมาตอบตอนนี้   

ประยุทธ์ ปัดตอบจะลงสมัครรับเลือกตั้งหรือไม่ ชี้ตอบแล้วมีปัญหาเยอะ และไม่ใช่เวลาที่จะมาตอบตอนนี้ ระบุบางปัญหาจำเป็นต้องใช้กม.พิเศษแก้ไข ผู้ร่วมโหวตกับประชาไทส่วนใหญ่กังวลว่าประยุทธ์จะอยู่ต่อหรือตั้งพรรคการเมือง

ที่มาภาพ เว็บไซต์ทำเนียบรัฐบาล

30 มิ.ย. 2560 จากกรณีนักการเมืองขอให้ พล.อ.ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา หัวหน้า คสช. แสดงความชัดเจนว่าจะลงสมัครรับเลือกตั้งหรือไม่นั้น ล่าสุดวันนี้ (30 มิ.ย.60) พล.อ.ประยุทธ์  ว่า ไม่ตอบ ขี้เกียจตอบ เป็นเรื่องไร้สาระ และไม่ใช่เวลาที่จะมาตอบตอนนี้

ต่อกรณีคำถามว่าเมื่อถึงเวลาแล้วจะตอบหรือไม่ พล.อ.ประยุทธ์ ย้ำว่า ไม่ตอบ และว่า “ตอบแล้วมีปัญหาเยอะ ทำไมไม่สนใจการแก้ปัญหาความเดือดร้อนให้กับประชาชบ้าง มาสนใจแต่เรื่องการเมือง”

เมื่อถามว่า พล.อ.ประยุทธ์ ได้เห็นเพจที่ใช้ชื่อว่า “เปรี้ยง” หรือไม่ เพราะเพจดังกล่าวมีการเผยแพร่กลอนของนายกรัฐมนตรีก่อนที่จะเป็นข่าว พล.อ.ประยุทธ์  กล่าวว่า ไม่เห็น และที่มีกลอนออกมาก่อน อาจเป็นคนหวังดีทำให้

โดยเมื่อวันที่ 27 มิ.ย.ที่ผ่านมา พล.อ.ประยุทธ์ กล่าวถึงผลโพลที่ประชาชนสนับสนุนให้มีการตั้งพรรคการเมือง เพื่อสนับสนุนงานของรัฐบาลชุดปัจุบันว่า ส่วนตัวยังไม่คิดถึงตรงนั้น แต่คิดเพียงว่าวันนี้จะแก้ไขปัญหาราชการแผ่นดินอย่างไร เรามีรัฐธรรมนูญประกาศใช้แล้ว วันนี้ยังอยู่ในขั้นตอนการจัดทำกฎหมายประกอบรัฐธรรมนูญ และคิดว่าหลายอย่างจะมุ่งเน้นไปที่เรื่องการเมืองไม่ได้ เพราะการเมืองเป็นเรื่องของแม่น้ำ 5 สายที่จะต้องช่วยกันทำออกมา ไม่ว่าจะเป็นกฎหมายลูกและกฎหมายต่างๆ และมีองค์กรอิสระอีกมากมาย ในเรื่องของการเปลี่ยนผ่าน ที่จะทำให้ได้รัฐบาลมีธรรมาภิบาลเป็นเรื่องของกฎหมาย

“อย่ามากังวลกับผมว่าผมจะอยู่ต่อหรือเปล่า หรือตั้งพรรคการเมืองหรือเปล่า แต่จะทำวันนี้ให้ผ่านไปก่อน สถานการณ์จะเป็นตัวชี้ชัดต่อไปเอง ว่าเราควรจะทำอย่างไรในอนาคต โดยเราจะต้องคาดหวังแต่สิ่งที่ดี สิ่งที่ทำได้ ทำสำเร็จ อย่าไปคิดว่าจะต้องทำโน่นทำนี่ให้สมาธิเสีย วันหน้าก็อยู่ที่ประชาชนนั่นแหละ เรื่องโพลก็ขอบคุณผู้สนับสนุน ส่วนผู้ไม่สนับสนุนผมก็ขอบคุณเช่นกัน โดยจะมีการรับฟังความคิดเห็นทั้งสองทาง” พล.อ.ประยุทธ์ กล่าว

ผู้ร่วมโหวตกับประชาไทส่วนใหญ่กังวลว่าประยุทธ์จะอยู่ต่อหรือตั้งพรรคการเมือง

จากนั้นวานนี้ (29 มิ.ย.60) ประชาไท ได้ทำโหวตเพื่อสอบถามถึงความกังวลต่อผู้อ่านในเฟซบุ๊กแฟนเพจ กรณี พล.อ.ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา จะอยู่ต่อหรือตั้งพรรคการเมือง? มีผู้ร่วมโหวต 2.6 พันคน โดย 22 พันระบุว่ากังวล ขณะที่ 93 คนระบุไม่กังวล โดยมีผู้แสดงความเห็นประกอบการโหวตครั้งนี้ 400 กว่าความคิดเห็น

ระบุบางปัญหาจำเป็นต้องใช้กม.พิเศษแก้ไข

วันเดียวกัน(30 มิ.ย.60) พล.อ.ประยุทธ์ นำคณะเยี่ยมชมศูนย์สร้างสรรค์งานออกแบบกรุงเทพ (TCDC) ที่อาคารไปรษณีย์กลาง บางรัก ซึ่งคณะรัฐมนตรีมีมติเห็นชอบเมื่อวันที่ 20 มิถุนายนที่ผ่านมาให้แยกออกจากสำนักงานบริหารและพัฒนาองค์ความรู้ เพื่อเตรียมยกระดับเป็นสำนักงานส่งเสริมเศรษฐกิจสร้างสรรค์ องค์การมหาชน ซึ่งเปิดทดลองให้บริการมาตั้งแต่วันที่ 5 พฤษภาคมที่ผ่านมา โดย TCDC ได้ย้ายมาจากศูนย์การค้าเอมโพเรียมและ พื้นที่บริการที่เพิ่มขึ้นเป็น 9000 ตารางเมตร เน้นการพัฒนาความคิดสร้างสรรค์ ให้เป็นเครื่องมือทางเศรษฐกิจ เป็นแหล่งบ่มเพาะนักสร้างสรรค์และธุรกิจสร้างสรรค์ ให้สอดรับกับห้องปฏิบัติการนวัตกรรมภาครัฐ หรือ Gov Lab เพื่อช่วยขับเคลื่อนเศรษฐกิจและผู้ประกอบการไทย ภายใต้โมเดลประเทศไทย 4.0 สู่อุตสาหกรรม

สำหรับ TCDC มีพื้นที่บริการ 5 ชั้น แบ่งเป็นพื้นที่สำหรับการให้บริการด้านธุรกิจและพื้นที่ส่วนกลาง สำหรับการทำงานเรียนรู้และสันทนาการ  พื้นที่อเนกประสงค์ สำหรับการจัดนิทรรศการ การบรรยายและประชุมเชิงปฏิบัติการ  ทั้งยังเป็นแหล่งรวบรวมหนังสือ วารสาร และสิ่งพิมพ์ด้านความคิดสร้างสรรค์และออกแบบ นอกจากนี้ยังมีพื้นที่สำหรับการจัดการประชุมและห้องปฏิบัติการพร้อมเครื่องมือและผู้เชี่ยวชาญ เพื่อการเปลี่ยนไอดีให้กลายเป็นงานต้นแบบ มีศูนย์รวมวัสดุและนวัตกรรมการออกแบบจากไทยและต่างประเทศ และ ร้านค้าจำหน่ายสินค้าจากไอเดียของผู้ที่มารับคำปรึกษากับทางTCDC ด้วยขณะเดียวกันอยากให้จดทะเบียนวนัตกรรม และทำให้ได้มาตรฐานผ่านการรับรอง เพื่อที่จะให้รัฐบาลได้สนับสนุนนำไปใช้ในหน่วยงานของรัฐได้

พล.อ.ประยุทธ์ กล่าวขอบคุณ TCDC ที่ช่วยให้การเดินหน้าสู่ประเทศไทย 4.0 มีความชัดเจนและรัดกุม เพราะ TCDC คือผู้ประสานเชื่อมต่อระหว่าง ผู้ประกอบการและภาครัฐ ช่วยเติมปัญญาและเพิ่มวิธีให้ประชาชน ที่ผ่านมาไทยมีจิ๊กซอว์พร้อม แต่ไม่เคยต่อภาพให้สมบูรณ์  จึงขอให้ขยายแนวทางของ TCDC ไปยังภูมิภาคให้ครอบคลุมทั้ง 6 ภาค และกำหนดเป้าหมายให้ชัดเจน ประเมินการทำงานในรอบ 1 ปี เพื่อปรับแก้ไขข้อบกพร่องให้ทันต่อเหตุการณ์ 

พล.อ.ประยุทธ์ กล่าวว่า ทุกวันนี้ประเทศไทยกำลังขับเคลื่อนแนวใหม่ โดยใช้ศาสตร์พระราชาคือการเข้าใจประชาชนและพื้นที่ เข้าถึงปัญหาของประชาชน และพัฒนาประชาชนตามยุทธศาสตร์ชาติ แต่ยังมีนักการเมืองที่ไม่เข้าใจคำว่ายุทธศาสตร์ และพยายามต่อต้าน ทั้งที่เป็นสิ่งที่สามารถปรับแก้ได้ แต่หากไม่ทำตามยุทธศาสตร์จะเกิดปัญหาดังเช่นที่ผ่านมา คอยแต่จะคำนึงถึงแต่คะแนนนิยม จึง ขอให้ทุกคนตระหนักว่าประเทศชาติและประชาชนต้องมาก่อน

“นักออกแบบของ TCDC ได้ออกแบบเก้าอี้สำหรับนายกรัฐมนตรี ซึ่งเป็นเก้าอี้ที่นั่งไม่สบายนัก ถือเป็นสิ่งที่ถูกต้อง ไม่เช่นนั้นก็อยากจะเป็นกันแต่นายกรัฐมนตรี หากนั่งสบายมากไปก็จะขี้เกียจ  ส่วนผม แม้ทำเนียบรัฐบาลจะมีเก้าอี้ให้ แต่ก็จัดหามาเอง เป็นเก้าอี้ตัวเล็กที่ไม่สบายมากนัก เพื่อจะได้ลุกไปทำงานอื่นได้ง่าย ทุกวันนี้นายกรัฐมนตรียังต้องเผชิญกับปัญหาความขัดแย้งที่ยังมีอยู่ โดยเฉพาะการไม่ยอมรับกฎหมาย หรือบางครั้งเป็นปัญหาจากการบังคับใช้ ล่าสุด กฎหมายเกี่ยวกับแรงงานจากประเทศเพื่อนบ้านเป็นปัญหาที่จะต้องแก้ไข เนื่องจากในช่วงเปลี่ยนผ่านยังส่งผลกระทบมากกับรายย่อย จึงอาจต้องใช้กฎหมายพิเศษบ้าง แต่เพื่อให้ทุกอย่างผ่านพ้นไปด้วยดี จึงต้องขอความร่วมมือและความเข้าใจจากทุกคนด้วย” พล.อ.ประยุทธ์ กล่าว

 

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           Report: Federal Regulations Website Should Consider Adopting Yelp-Style Commenting Approach    

Regulations.gov launched in 2003 during then-President George W. Bush’s first term as an online resource to research and comment on federal regulations under development. Despite making improvements in recent years, however, website curators have more work to do, say officials at nonprofit Argive.

Designed as a way to modernize public interaction prescribed by legal obligations dating to the 1940s, the website created a centralized repository for a veritable mountain of federal data — everything from scientific and technical findings to food labeling and national monument review regulations.

But in the June 15 report Improving Regulations.gov: A Perspective from Silicon Valley, authors at Argive, a 501(c)(3) focused on improving transparency and accountability in regulatory decision-making, said the website’s mission would be greatly enhanced if aspects of its process were updated.

Calling the website “dated” and “a formality to legislative requirements of the rule-making process,” report authors documented issues they found during an analysis of two rule-making dockets.

The first examined a presidential memorandum calling on the Department of Commerce to take comments on rules affecting American manufacturers. Nearly 200 people ultimately commented.

The second scrutinized a comment analysis of responses to the controversial Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule that equates electronic cigarettes with tobacco products and therefore subject to the same regulations.

Here, more than 100,000 commenters weighed in; but, authors wrote, “both illustrate similar challenges in soliciting effective regulatory feedback.”

Maleka Momand, Argive president and one of three report authors, told Government Technology that the website’s underlying issue is how it “is designed to collect and process the comments.”

Also at issue is that comments were submitted as “unstructured free text or PDF attachments,” making them tough to quickly read, interpret or summarize public opinion.

To remedy this, report authors suggested that up-voting, summary statistics and the ability to track “comments on comments” would be useful additions, and recommended the Amazon product review interface as a helpful model.

Another contention in the report was that "because most of the public is unfamiliar with Regulations.gov," a “majority” of comments on requests for information (RFIs) came from interest groups "with coordinated federal lobbying agendas,” according to the report.

The authors' recommendations included having the agencies that draft the regulations tag them with industry-specific North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes and build RSS feeds based on those codes.

Filtering comments by industry, and from newest to oldest, and thinking about different ways to “splice” data could “produce more actionable insights for policymakers,” Momand said.

And to cut down on duplicate comments, authors recommended offering users the option of signing an online petition posted to the docket.

Also, limited comment windows date to the Administrative Procedures Act of 1946, a foundation of Regulations.gov, but stand in contrast to modern private-sector websites like Yelp. Argive recommended creating “living dockets” and eliminating 90-day comment periods.

Momand said she envisions an update built on software that could create a more effective, Yelp-like experience, “where you can read other people’s reviews, up-vote it, down-vote it, add your own comments to it and really create this dynamic filtering function. …”

The existing comment window, she said, stifles “sophisticated analysis or well-put-together thoughts on a rule.”

Comments “rarely” yielded tangible data on the costs and benefits of rules — another consequence of limited comment periods. Improving cost-benefit models and clearly explaining their assumptions could help, authors wrote.

Also, comments seldom suggested “actionable improvements” or “specific legal changes” to the rules in question.

Comment windows stifle the chance that submissions might continue and provide ongoing documentation of a regulation’s success or failure, Momand and other website users told Government Technology.

“I think that just allowing for more long-term planning and allowing people to comment down the line on how a rule has impacted them would be pretty tremendous in our ability to capture how the regulatory state operates and how it affects the U.S.,” Momand said.

Doing away with them “could improve regulations by providing additional information to agencies that they might have missed,” said Sofie E. Miller, senior policy analyst at the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Patrick McLaughlin, a senior research fellow and director of the Program for Economic Research on Regulation at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virginia, said he "wouldn’t want to entirely throw Regulations.gov under the bus. But on the other hand, they could have gone further, they can still go further."

A larger issue, McLaughlin added, is that “there are too many cooks in the kitchen in some sense.”

“The content on the website depends on all the different agencies using the website correctly. But the central curators can’t do all that themselves,” he added, referring to naming and filing documents correctly.

McLaughlin and Miller agreed curators are likely very interested in making ongoing updates to the website.

“Their goal is to improve regulations by improving information and improving public participation in the process,” Miller told Government Technology.

In 2013, open government advocate the Sunlight Foundation generally agreed, praising the recent release of its API as well as styling, presentation and organizational updates.

As to whether the government website could someday more closely resemble Yelp, Miller said the idea reminded her of several years ago when Wikipedia became popular and some suggested government regulations follow its style in becoming living documents.

“These kinds of ideas have been around for a while. I’m not sure how well they fit into our administrative law system,” she said, indicating statutory changes might be needed first.

McLaughlin, creator of website RegData, which quantifies regulations by content and industry, praised Regulations.gov for having an API and said launching a private Yelp-style website where visitors could give feedback on its documents “wouldn’t be that hard to set up.”

But even in the private sector, “whether it’s actually used is the bigger question,” he said. “That remains to be determined.”


           Vegas, D.C. Showcase Their Smart Cities Approaches In Austin, Texas    

AUSTIN, Texas — At this week's the Smart Cities Connect Conference, officials have acknowledged that the next iteration of the smart city should focus more on people and less on infrastructure; the National Science Foundation highlighted three ways it's supporting the greater gov tech movement; and five new cities joined the Smart Gigabit Communities program.

But not all attendees took to the stage to share their smart city approaches. On the show floor, Don Jacobson, IT business partner with the city of Las Vegas, told Government Technology that about 18 months ago, the City Council designated the downtown area as an Innovation District "where we can take and make that a proving ground — a demo area test bed if you will — for all sorts of smart cities technologies," he said, calling out the Internet of Things, connected and autonomous vehicles, and sensors that gather environmental data.

Jacobson mentioned the Innovate.Vegas website, which offers details on news events and activities happening in the larger innovation space, and also links to an interactive map of the Innovation District that displays the connected corridors along with locations of sensors being installed.

Across the country, Washington, D.C., has two big projects that Mike Rupert, communications director for the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, was highlighting at the conference.

"The first one is called PA2040, which is a nine-square-block project that we have installed Gigabit Wi-Fi, which is ubiquitous throughout the area — it's very busy from about 9 to about 4, and it's pretty empty after that," he said. "And so we want to kind of activate the area, provide that Wi-Fi to activate parks, to keep people moving and walking, instead of either hiding in their cars ... or hiding in their offices."

The city also just wrapped up a pilot in which 76 intelligent street lights were configured with motion sensors, Rupert said, so each is 30 percent lit until someone comes within 100 yards of it.

"It also allows us to control them remotely for special events or in the event of an evacuation — God forbid something happens — we're able to turn it on 100 percent, or blink them to point people in the right direction," he added, "so that was the really exciting pilot, which has led to an RFP to actually go start doing this throughout the entire city."

One of our GovTech 100 companies — AppCityLife — also was at Smart City Connect, and CEO Lisa Abeyta told Government Technology that AppCityLife was selected as one of the six presenters for the Innovation Challenge for Infrastructure. While it may seem rather odd to have a platform as a service that is focused on data as part of infrastructure, she noted that that's where it needs to start.

"The thing that the judges said made them decide that we should be part of that is the fact that we are platform agnostic, and that we are integrating artificial intelligence, chatbots, normalizing data, have native mobile apps that have more advancements for ADA compliance," she said, adding that these advancements are not for the just visually impaired, but also can now bring in natural language so that people who are illiterate or non-native English-language speakers can use technology that they previously couldn't. "So it expands the breadth of reach for a city that allows more people to use the technology"


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          Pro-ISIS Groups Hack Ohio Governer's Website    
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich's official website was one of several government pages to be hacked with messages advocating support for the ISIS terror group.

Visitors to governor.ohio.gov were greeted with a black background and an Arabic symbol while an Islamic call to prayer played in the background.

“You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing from Muslim countries,” read the message on the Republican's homepage, which also carried a black background and the message, “I love Islamic state.”

Several other Ohio government websites were hacked, including those of the state's first lady Karen Kasich, as well as the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, the Department of Medicaid, and Casino Control Commission. In addition to the pro-ISIS language, a line appeared on each page that said "Hacked by Team System DZ."

It was not immediately clear who the group was -- or whether it was genuinely affiliated with ISIS.

Tom Hoyt, chief communications officer for Ohio's Department of Administrative Services, was among Ohio officials who confirmed the hack.

"All affected servers have been taken offline and we are investigating how these hackers were able to deface these websites," he told the Associated Press. "We also are working with law enforcement to better understand what happened."

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          Re: Walters: Scott Taps Greshin as Finance Commissioner   
Congratulations Adam, hope you are successful in helping the Gov get this state back on track to a more affordable place to live and raise a family. He has an uphill battle but he did tremendously well in his first year. #makevtmoreaffordable
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          Shutdown Information Regarding the Programs and Responsibilities of the Maine Department of Labor   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2017 Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009

AUGUSTA-In the likelihood that State of Maine services shut down due to a lack of a state budget as of midnight on June 30, 2017, all Department of Labor offices including the CareerCenters and SafetyWorks! will be closed. Offices will reopen and resume regular operations the next business day once a budget is in place.

All Department of Labor online services will still be available at http://www.maine.gov/labor/ . The department advises the public to check local news as well as http://www.maine.gov/labor/ and the Maine Department of Labor Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MaineDOL , and Twitter account, @maine_labor, for official notice as to when the offices will reopen and other messages relating to the department's services during the shutdown, including unemployment benefits.

##Unemployment Benefits

Limited unemployment benefit services will be provided. The guidance below is for claims filed the week of July 2-8, 2017, should there be a shutdown; the Department of Labor will issue additional guidance if such a shutdown lasts longer than a week. **All regulations and requirements governing the filing of unemployment benefits, including being able, available and actively seeking work, remain in effect.**

###Unemployment: Filing Claims

- The Unemployment Customer Service Claims Centers will be closed, and customer service representatives will not be available during the shutdown. - All initial claims for benefits, meaning that a person has never filed for unemployment benefits in Maine or has not filed for unemployment in the previous 12 months, must be filed via the website at http://www.maine.gov/labor/unemployment/benefits.html . - Claimants needing to reopen a benefit year, must also file online at http://www.maine.gov/labor/unemployment/benefits.html . - Claimants currently filing for weekly unemployment benefits can either use the automated telephone service at 1-800-593-7660 or the website to file a continued claim. - The department advises claimants to **be as accurate as possible in answering the questions when filing**. Claims with missing information or errors will be significantly delayed and claimants may need to speak to a customer service representative to resolve their specific issue when State government offices reopen. - If claimants have to speak to a customer service representative after State government reopens, expect long wait times on the phones. The department anticipates high call volumes when State offices reopen. - All claimants must still register on the Maine JobLink at https://joblink.maine.gov/ada/r/ . However, if claimants cannot access their older account, they will need to wait until the CareerCenters reopen to have the JobLink account reactivated. This will not affect the processing of the unemployment claim during the shutdown, although the claim could be delayed for other reasons. - Short videos that answer questions about the unemployment claims process can help avoid having to wait and call the department once State offices reopen. The videos are available online at http://www.maine.gov/labor/unemployment/videos/index.html .

###Unemployment: Claims and Payment Processing

- All claims filed prior to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, were anticipated to be processed as usual on June 30. - All pending claims filed after 5 p.m. on June 29, if there is no budget in place as of 5 p.m. on June 30, will not be processed until July 6 in the case the State still lacks a budget on July 5. - In the event a budget is in place by July 2, all pending claims through 5 p.m. on July 3 will be processed on July 5, due to the July 4 holiday. Processing of claims will then proceed as usual. - **Use the online service to check the status of your claim** once State offices reopen to avoid calling the department. We anticipate long wait times on the phones.

###Contacting Unemployment

- The Unemployment Customer Service Claims Centers will be closed. Claimants will not be able to speak to a customer service representative during the shutdown. - Employer Services will be closed. Employers with questions about claims and taxes should wait to contact the department until after State offices reopen. - People with questions about any aspect of unemployment can submit an email to the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation via the Contact Us page at https://www1.maine.gov/labor/contact/index.html . Questions will be processed in the order received when the State reopens. In the event of a shutdown, do not expect an immediate response. - Voice mails left on any Department of Labor phone will not be checked during a shutdown.

###Unemployment: Fact-Findings and Appeals

- All fact-findings and appeals hearings to be held by either the Division of Administrative Hearings or the Unemployment Insurance Commission have been canceled for the week of July 3. - In the event of a shutdown that lasts longer than a week, for scheduled hearings during the week of July 10, please watch local news. If the state is shutdown that day, there will be no hearing held that day. - Claimants may still file appeals on at http://www.maine.gov/labor/appeals/filing.shtml . - The offices of the Division of Administrative Hearings and the Unemployment Insurance Commission will be closed during a shutdown; do not call the office to ask about when your hearing will be rescheduled. When State offices reopen, you will be contacted by the Division or Commission to reschedule your hearing. This may take a couple of days.

##Labor Standards

###SafetyWorks!

- All SafetyWorks! scheduled trainings and consultations will be cancelled for the duration of a State shutdown. Trainings will resume as scheduled when offices reopen. Check the training calendar at http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Safetyworks_Classes&v=ListAll . - Online registration for classes online will remain available; however, those registrations will not be processed or confirmed until State offices reopen.

###Public Sector Safety Enforcement

- **If there is a serious injury of a public sector employee requiring a hospital stay of at least 24 hours or a fatality of a public sector employee, the employing unit MUST report the incident to the Department of Labor within 24 hours (not on the next business day). To report such incidents that may occur during a potential shutdown, the employer must call 207-592-4501 and leave a message. This phone line will be monitored during a shutdown.**

###Wage and Hour

- **If a worker, member of the public, employer or parent needs to report a serious violation of the laws governing minors that is placing a minor at risk of serious injury or death, immediately report that violation to 207-623-7925 and leave a message. This phone line will be monitored during a shutdown.** - Work permits for youth under 16 will not be processed. School systems should continue to mail permit applications in for processing when State offices reopen. - To file a complaint related to Wage and Hour violations during a shutdown, individuals or employers may call the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor at 1-866-487-9243 or visit www.wagehour.dol.gov to be advised on filing a complaint on a Maine-based employer. In some cases, Maine and federal laws differ, and USDOL may advise you to wait and file your complaint in Maine once State offices reopen. - To file complaints or make inquiries that are not time-sensitive, email the "Contact Us" page at https://www1.maine.gov/labor/contact/index.html . Questions will be processed in the order received when the State reopens. Do not expect an immediate response. - Voice mails left on any Department of Labor phone will not be checked during a shutdown. Do not expect an immediate response.

##Employment Services

###CareerCenter Services

- All CareerCenters will be closed. - All workshops, RESEA workshops and appointments, employer recruitments, and job fairs scheduled during a state shutdown will be canceled. - CareerCenter partners that have offices or appointments inside a CareerCenter, including Aroostook County Action Program, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, Western Maine Community Action, and Workforce Solutions, will also be closed during the shutdown. - All Vocational Rehabilitation appointments will be canceled during a shutdown. - The CareerCenter Live Chat service on mainecareercenter.gov will not be available. - The CareerCenter Hotline will not be answered. - People with questions for their local CareerCenter may send an email to that CareerCenter. To find the closest CareerCenter, visit: http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/locations/index.shtml and click the link for the name of the CareerCenter. The email addresses are found on each CareerCenter's homepage. Emails sent to CareerCenters will be answered in the order received once State offices reopen.

###Maine JobLink - maine.gov/joblink

- Maine JobLink will be available and operational for both employers and job seekers to use at http://www.maine.gov/joblink . - Employers that create a new job posting but do not see it live on the website should log back in and make sure all required fields are completed accurately. - Job seekers looking to create an account and had an older Maine JobLink or Maine Job Bank account, need to wait until the CareerCenters reopen to have their account reactivated. If these job seekers are also filing for unemployment, this will not affect the processing of their unemployment claim during the shutdown, although the claim could be delayed for other reasons. Frequently asked questions are available at https://joblink.maine.gov/ada/r/faq .

###Rapid Response, Training and Other Employment Services Programs

- If a person is enrolled in a training program and receives support services, no reimbursements for services provided through June 30, 2017 will be processed until State offices reopen, in the likelihood of a shutdown. - If a person is enrolled in a training program and receives support services such as transportation or child care, the State will not be able to pay for or reimburse a trainee or provider for any such service performed while the State is shut down. Providers and trainees may make alternative, private arrangements to cover the costs of services during the period of a shutdown. - No Rapid Response sessions would be held during a shutdown. Employers seeking assistance with a layoff or avoiding a layoff, or questions about the legal requirements of a layoff, should send an email with "Rapid Response" in the subject line to mdol@maine.gov but will not receive an immediate reply; Rapid Response emails will be answered in the order received once State offices reopen. - No applications for enrollment in any job training programs, including Apprenticeship, Competitive Skills Scholarship, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act or other programs will be processed during a potential shutdown. - No Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) applications will be processed during a shutdown. Applications can still be sent in to be added to the processing queue once State offices reopen. - Employers may continue to place orders for H2-B workers using the Maine JobLink following the process here: http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/h2b/index.shtml . Employers/agents must inform Maine Department of Labor that a job order intended for an H-2B application has been posted on the Maine JobLink via email, with the employer name and job title indicating it is for H-2B, to joblink@maine.gov. These would be processed once State offices reopen. - The Hotline for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers will not be answered during a shutdown.

##Rehabilitation Services

- All Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living client appointments will be canceled during a shutdown, and CareerCenters and Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, to include the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and the Division of Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) offices, will be closed. - If a person is currently a VR or DBVI client receiving support services such as transportation or job coaching supports to help them be employed, the State would not be able to pay for or reimburse a client or a provider for any such service performed while the State is shut down. Providers and clients may make alternative, private arrangements to provide and cover the costs of services during the period of a shutdown. - If it appears a shutdown would extend into the week of July 9, a determination will be made no later than Friday, July 7, to cancel or shorten the DBVI Summer program, LIFE 101/201, scheduled for July 9 through 28. Participants would be contacted directly with information.

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          If the “SFPD” Calls You from (415) 553-0123 Demanding Money, It’s Not the Popo, It’s a Scam – Press Release   
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          Светлана53: Как 108 шагов помогают укрепить иммунитет   

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3925311_108_shagov (344x215, 14Kb)ТАЙНА ЧИСЛА 108│Как "108 шагов" помогают укрепить иммунитет?

"108 шагов" - это упражнение тибетских монахов. Каждое утро, рано, сразу после пробуждения, они отправляются за водой. Наполнив кувшины, проходят 108 шагов по холодному горному ручью.

Откуда число 108?

108 страстей — основаны на том, что у человека есть шесть видов ощущений через органы чувств, плюс сознание.

ТЕХНИКА ВЫПОЛНЕНИЯ:

Обычно рекомендуют уровень воды делать 2–3 сантиметра. Можно, конечно, и просто воды налить, но часто рекомендуют не закрывать сток воды, а делать ее, так сказать, бегущей: положить шланг душа подальше от стока или просто оставлять воду открытой. Для эффективности можно положить под ноги во время ходьбы жесткий коврик с шипами.

Температура воды, для начала должна быть теплой или прохладной, а потом, привыкнув, постепенно ее можно понижать до самой холодной, которую только можно получить из крана.

Это упражнение очень хорошо укрепляет иммунитет, тонизирует сосуды, снимает отеки с ног, заряжает бодростью и настраивает на благополучный, успешный день. А так как на стопах ног находятся активные точки всех органов, стимулируются все органы и системы нашего организма.

После упражнения ноги вытирать насухо не следует. Только слегка вытереть воду и дать им высохнуть и согреться самим. Когда ноги станут теплыми, то можно одеть носки.
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Как ещё можно сделать «108 шагов по ручью»


Воду налить в тазик, который заранее можно приготовить с вечера. Так утром меньше поводов думать о том, что на процедуру нет времени или желания. Можно делать это упражнение параллельно с чисткой зубов, можно полностью концентрироваться и громко считать до 108.


          Former Republican Gov Mitch Daniels Has Legit Purdue Buy And Integrate For-Profit Kaplan University   
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          uas SIMD   
Nama : rendra
Nim : 208400776
Jurusan : manajemen dakwah
Mata kuliah : system informasi manajemen dakwah



1 . jelaskan apa yang dimaksud dengan database?

Pengertian Database
• Database adalah kumpulan informasi yang disimpan di dalam komputer secara sistematik sehingga dapat diperiksa menggunakan suatu program komputer untuk memperoleh informasi dari basis data tersebut.
• Database adalah representasi kumpulan fakta yang saling berhubungan disimpan secara bersama sedemikian rupa dan tanpa pengulangan (redudansi) yang tidak perlu, untuk memenuhi berbagai kebutuhan.
• Database merupakan sekumpulan informasi yang saling berkaitan pada
• Database adalah susunan record data operasional lengkap dari suatu organisasi atau perusahaan, yang diorganisir dan disimpan secara terintegrasi dengan menggunakan metode tertentu dalam komputer sehingga mampu memenuhi informasi yang optimal yang dibutuhkan oleh para pengguna.
2 . sebutkan beberapa aplikasi untuk pembuatan database! Jelaskan keunggulan dan kelemahannya!
• database. Blob help to implement the second one. Using Delphi 6 as dari 8- bit ke 7-bit membawa konsekuensi bertambahnya ukuran data hasil konversi f. Jalankan program aplikasi dengan menekan tombol F9. Aplikasi ini akan Noprianto telah mencapai versi stabil 1.1.7, dan versi Walaupun sangat mirip dengan Delphi, terdapat beberapa perbedaan yang cukup mendasar.
• Untuk aplikasi database (PostgreSQL), dengan tidak meng-embed gambar atau- Ketika program dibangun dengan benar dan kode dapat dipergunakan ulang di Di susun oleh : Di susun oleh : Team Penyusun Modul Team Penyusun Versi terkini dari delphi adalah versi 7 dengan tambahan vitur .net dengan Atau = Dalam aplikasi program kita sering menggunakan command button, Data Base Dekstop adalah merupakan sebuah system aplikasi database yang sudah terprogram.

• aplikasi database berbasis DOS. Untuk melakukan sebuah Untuk hasil yang diperoleh dari program yang telah dibuat Pembuatan aplikasi OLAP dengan menggunakan Borland. Delphi 7. 5. Pengujian dan analisis Sistem Keamanan Pintu Gerbang Berbasis AT89C51 Teroptimasi Program aplikasi pada personal komputer dibuat dengan Borland Delphi. Tabel -tabel ini dibuat dengan utilitas Database Desktop, 7. 33 31 34 32 X-CODE Magazine aplikasi yang dicompile dengan menggunakan Delphi versi baru, aplikasi database. Penggunaan nya yang relatif gampang menjadikan banyak dipakai. program berhasil dilakukan",64,"Sukses"). SET SAFETY ON. CASE a=7

3 . jelaskan tentang system pengambilan keputusan?

Suatu system pengambilan keputusan, artinya model system yang dipergunakan untuk mengambil keputusan, dapat bersifat tertutup atau terbuka. System pengambilan keputusan yang tertutup menganggap bahwa keputusan dipisahkan dari masukan-masukan yang tidak diketahui dari lingkungannya. Sedangkan pengambilan keputusan yang terbuka memandang keputusan sebagai terjadi dalam suatu lingkungan yang kompleks dan sebagian tidak diketahui.
4 . apa urgensi system informasi manajemen dakwah bagi organisasi dakwah?jelaskan!
Urgensi adalah penyatuan, pengelompokan, dan pengaturan pengurus \organisasi untuk digerakan dalam salah satu kerja sebagaimana yang telah direncanakan. sangat penting karna Pengorganisasian merupakan syarat utama dalam manajemen:

5 . jelaskan tentang perancangan system informasi!
Perancangan system informasi itu suatu system yang terdiri atas kegiatan-kegiatan yang berhubungan, yang memenuhi tujuan-tujuan suatu perusahaan yang penting seperti pengendalian inventaris atau penentuan waktu (penjadwalan) produksi. Tujuan perancangan system data akan membentuk logika. Dengan logika system menerima masukan dari lingkungan luar, menginterprestasikan masukan, dan kemudian mengambil keputusan-keputusan yang menhasilkan laporan-laporan. Apabila tujuan perancangan kurang baik, maka suatu system dalam perusahaan pun akan kurang baik pula atau gagal.
6 . bagaimana cara mengelola sebuah system informasi?jelaskan!
Dalam proses transformasi e-Gov, terdapat 4 tahapan yang pada akhirnya akan mengarah pada optimalisasi nilai manfaat dan kenaikan kompleksitas aplikasi, yaitu :
• Tingkat 1 – Persiapan : Pembuatan situs web sebagai media informasi dan komunikasi pada setiap lembaga, berikut sosialisasi situs web tersebut untuk internal dan publik.
• Tingkat 2 – Pematangan : Pembuatan situs web informasi publik yang bersifat interaktif serta pembuatan antar muka keterhubungan dengan lembaga lain.
• Tingkat 3 – Pemantapan : Pembuatan situs web yang bersifat transaksi pelayanan publik, dan pembuatan interoperabilitas aplikasi dan data dengan lembaga lain.
• Tingkat 4 – Pemanfaatan : Pembutan aplikasi untuk pelayanan yang bersifat Government to Government (G2G), Government to Business (G2B), Government to Consumers (G2C).
Demi terwujudnya pengelolaan dan pengimplementasian Sistem Informasi yang terintegrasi penuh, tahap awal yang perlu dilakukan adalah pembuatan master plan, yaitu berupa konsep dan perencanaan e-Gov yang matang. Master plan ini selanjutnya dijadikan dasar setiap kali sistem informasi dibuat dan diimplementasikan sesuai dengan kebutuhan masing – masing lembaga pemerintahan daerah. Selain disesuaikan dengan karakteristik masing – masing daerah, master plan yang dibuat juga harus selaras dengan Rencana Strategis Daerah atau RPJMD.
Sistem informasi saat ini diarahkan pada integrasi sistem yang pada akhirnya akan berguna pada pengimplementasian Executive Information System (EIS.) . EIS berguna pada tingkat pengambil kebijkan di level strategis atau setingkat Bupati / Gubernur di level kepangkatan. Pada level ini, data tidak hanya berfungsi sebagai informasi, tetapi sudah berupa pengetahuan sebagai dasar pengambilan keputusan / penentuan kebijakan. Pengetahuan (knowledge) adalah informasi yang telah diorganisir dan diproses sehingga menjadi pemahaman dan keahlian ketika diterapkan pada situasi aktivitas yang terjadi.

7 . apa yang dimaksud dengan system informasi manajemen dakwah? Jelaskan!

System Informasi Manajemen Dakwah menurut Robert G. Mudrick dan Joel E. Ross dalam bukunya adalah proses komunikasi dimana informasi masukan (input) direkam, disimpan dan diproses untuk menghasilkan output yang berupa keputusan tentang perencanaan, pengoprasian, dan pengawasan.

Menurut Drs. Soetodjo Moeljodiharjo dalam bukunya “management information system” mendefinisikan SIM adalah suatu metode untuk menghasilkan informasi yang tepat waktu bagi manajmen tentang lingkungan luar organisasi dan kegiatan operasi didalam organisasi dengan tujuan untuk menunjang proses pengambilan keputusan serta memperbaiki proses perencanaan dan pengawasan.



8 . apa mampaat system informasi manajemen buat para manajer dan para da’i?
Manfaat Berwujud (tangible benefit)
Sebuah sistem informasi yang dibangun dan dipelihara dengan baik akan memberikan manfaat berwujud yang secara faktual dapat dilihat pergerakannya melalui pendapatan yang diraih serta biaya yang dikeluarkan oleh perusahaan.
Indikator dari keberhasilan/manfaat yang berdampak pada peningkatan pendapatan adalah meningkatnya penjualan dalam pasar yang sudah ada serta perluasan ke pasar yang baru.
Sistem informasi yang baik dapat digunakan tidak hanya untuk penyimpanan data secara elektronik saja tetapi harus mampu mendukung proses analisis yang diperlukan oleh manajemen.
Sehingga dengan dukungan sistem informasi yang baik maka dapat diperoleh informasi yang akurat, terpercaya, mutakhir dan mudah diakses mengenai kondisi penjualan perusahaan.
Dengan adanya laporan yang tersaji dengan cepat dan setiap saat dapat diakses tersebut maka keputusan-keputusan yang diambil pun dapat lebih cepat dan presisi terhadap dinamika pasar yang ada.
Sedangkan dari sisi pengurangan biaya dapat dilakukan analisis faktual atas pengurangan jumlah sumber daya manusia yang dilibatkan dalam bisnis, pengurangan biaya operasional seperti pasokan maupun overhead, pengurangan barang/material dalam stok gudang, pengurangan biaya pemeliharaan dan penyediaan perlengkapan yang tidak terlalu mahal.
Contoh dari pengurangan jumlah sumber daya manusia adalah dalam proses pencatatan transaksi keuangan. Jika sebelumnya proses di akunting harus dikelola minimalnya oleh lima orang maka dengan implementasi SIA (sistem informasi akuntansi) yang baik cukup dikerjakan oleh satu orang saja.
Hal ini disebabkan dengan SIA yang terintegrasi maka setiap proses pembukuan dapat diproses langsung dari masing-masing bagian terkait tanpa harus melalui proses pengisian ulang data.
Selain itu secara otomatis dengan penerapan SIA maka laporan-laporan keuangan dapat disajikan berdasarkan data-data transaksi tersebut tanpa re-entry.
Masalah penumpukan pasokan material produksi yang selama ini sering menjadi beban aktiva perusahaan dengan penerapan modul SCM (supply chain management) dalam sistem informasi yang dikembangkan sangat membantu memecahkan masalah tersebut.
Dengan dukungan SCM yang baik maka penumpukan stok material produksi dapat ditekan seminimal mungkin. Dimana perusahaan cukup memesan kepada para pemasok hanya pada saat mencapai batas minimum persediaan.
Harga yang didapat pun bisa sangat kompetitif karena diperoleh dari beberapa pemasok sehingga tentunya hal ini sangat menguntungkan perusahaan.
Penekanan pada jumlah tenaga kerja tentunya berdampak pada turunnya jumlah investasi perlengkapan yang harus diinvestasikan yang berdampak pula pada turunnya biaya pemeliharaan.
Manfaat Tak Berwujud (intangible benefit)
Seringkali manfaat tak berwujud inilah yang menjadi titik kritis pada jalannya roda bisnis sebuah perusahaan.
Karena bersifat tak berwujud, aspek-aspek berikut seringkali diabaikan atau tidak terlacak resistensinya, yaitu:
1. Peningkatan kepuasan konsumen
Misalkan Anda datang ke sebuah toko swalayan. Mana yang kira-kira akan Anda pilih sebagai tempat berbelanja, toko yang waktu antrian di kasirnya lebih singkat atau sebaliknya?
Tentunya Anda akan memilih yang pertama sekalipun mungkin harus membayar sedikit lebih mahal dibandingkan dengan toko kedua.
Ternyata toko pertama sudah menerapkan sistem informasi penjualannya yang lebih cepat dalam pemrosesan dan kemudahan pemasukan datanya.
2. Peningkatan kepuasan karyawan
Seringkali muncul dari pihak karyawan yang merasa haknya tidak terpenuhi seperti misalkan insentif lemburnya.
Ternyata hal ini terjadi akibat kesalahan perhitungan pihak manajemen yang masih melakukannya secara manual atau dengan sistem pemasukan ulang data.
Padahal jika misalkan perusahaan menyediakan sistem absensi yang terintegrasi dalam sistem informasi kepegawaian dan SIA maka secara otomatis dapat dibuat laporan insenstif yang lebih akurat dan benar.
Hal tersebut baru salah satu contoh di luar misalkan perhitungan angka kredit, hak cuti, jenjang karier, pendidikan dan latihan, dsb.
3. Peningkatan mutu dan jumlah informasi
Informasi adalah komponen penting di jaman bisnis sekarang. Anda yang kuasai informasi akan bertindak lebih responsif terhadap perubahan dan tren di masa depan.
Penerapan sistem informasi yang baik tentunya akan menghasilkan laporan-laporan hasil kompilasi data yang dikelola oleh database yang berkualitas serta menyeluruh.
Hal tersebut dapat diwujudkan karena setiap proses pembuatan laporan tersebut dieksekusi secara otomatis oleh mesin komputer.
4. Peningkatan mutu dan jumlah keputusan manajemen
Tidak dapat dipungkiri bahwa setiap pengambilan keputusan sangat bergantung kepada informasi yang mendukung kebijakan yang akan diambil tersebut.
Hal tersebut hanya dapat terwujud jika sistem informasi dapat menyajikan informasi yang relevan, akurat, terkini dan dapat diambil setiap saat.
5. Peningkatan mutu dan jumlah respon atas kondisi pesaing
Aspek intelijen bisnis adalah hal yang sangat penting sejak kurun waktu yang lama dengan berbagai format dan keperluannya.
Untuk mencapai titik respon yang cepat dan tepat atas dinamika para pesaing maka diperlukan sistem informasi yang mampu mengumpulkan, menganalisis dan mengkompilasi informasi yang dibutuhkan oleh para pengambil keputusan di perusahaan.
6. Peningkatan efisiensi dan keluwesan operasional
Pemilik bisnis mana yang tidak menginginkan ini?
Semakin efisien dan luwesnya sebuah operasional maka hal ini menunjukkan semakin rendahnya biaya yang dikeluarkan untuk menjalankannya.
Hal tersebut dapat dicapai karena dipangkasnya rantai birokrasi dalam perusahaan setelah implementasi sistem informasi yang baik.
7. Peningkatan mutu komunikasi internal dan eksternal
Sebuah sistem informasi yang baik tentunya harus didukung oleh sistem jaringan komunikasi data elektronik yang handal juga.
Dengan penerapan sistem informasi yang baik maka setiap pihak baik di dalam maupun di luar perusahaan dapat bertukar informasi secara lebih efektif dan efisien.
8. Peningkatan mutu perencanaan
Perencanaan adalah proses yang penting bagi bisnis. Namun apapun perencanaan yang akan dibuat maka tentunya diperlukan dukungan informasi yang memadai dalam melaksanakannya.
Jika tidak maka perencanaan tersebut dapat kehilangan arah dan tidak mencapai sasarannya karena kesalah informasi yang menjadi basisnya.
9. Peningkatan mutu pengendalian dan pengawasan
Dengan sistem informasi yang dibangun dan dipelihara dengan baik maka setiap aktivitas di dalam lingkungan bisnis dapat terus-menerus dipantau.
Pemantauan tersebut tentunya berdampak pada peningkatan pengendalian atas setiap prosedur dan kegiatan yang terjadi di dalam perusahaan.




9 . jelaskan :
a. Protokol Jaringan

Protokol adalah suatu sistem komputer agar dapat berkomunikasi dengan komputer lain,dan kedua komputer tersebut harus mempunyai kesepakatan.Protokol juga bisa menggambarkan atau mendefinisikan apa yang di komunikasikan dan juga kapan terjadinya komunikasi tersebut.
Tiga macam protokol yang biasa di jaringan komputer adalah
1)NetBEUI(NetBios Extended User Interface)apa tu ya?
ini adalah protokol yang menggunakan aturan penamaan dengan 16 karakter,15 karakter untuk nama dan
1 karakter untuk entity,jaringan ini bersifat local.
2)IPX/SPX (internet/sequence packet exchange)ini hampir sama seperti NetBEUI,hanya menambahkan kemampuan routing dan remote console.
3)nah... ini dia yang biasa di gunakan namanya:
TCP/IP(transmission control protokol/internet protokol)aturan penamaannya dengan hanya beberapa angka,titik atau di sebut(dot decimal).

b. Jaringan optic

Pengertian dari jaringan computer adalah sekumpulan computer, printer, dan peralatan lainya yang saling berhubungan.informasi data dihubungkan melalui kabel sehingga memungkinkan pengguna untuk saling bertukat informasi , dokumen dan data ,serta mencetak dengan printer yang sama.selain itu juga dapat bersama mengunakan hardware atau software yang terhubung denagan jaringan.
Jaringan computer pada era globalisasi ini merupakan suatau keharusan karena pengguna jaringan computer dapat terbantu bekerja lebih cepat , praktis dan efisien baik tenaga maupun waktu.


c. Bandwith
Bandwidth (disebut juga Data Transfer atau Site Traffic) adalah data yang keluar+masuk/upload+download ke account anda.

10 . apa yang dimaksud dengan internet dan world wide web ? bagaimana cara keduanya mengubah peran yang dijalankan oleh system informasi dalam organisasi?
Pengertian internet
1. Merupakan sebuah rangkaian yang terbesar menghubungkan berjuta-juta
komputer di seluruh dunia.
2. Ianya merupakan sebuah rangkaian yang luas. (WAN)
3. Mengunakan protokol TCP/IP untuk penghantaran data dan maklumat.
4. Mengunakan talian komunikasi seperti kabel sepaksi dan fiber optik.
5. Boleh mendapat maklumat,mencapai maklumat,berkomunikasi,berniaga
belajar dan membeli belah dalam internet.
6. Menyediakan perkhidmatan komunikasi data seperti pemindahan fail,mel
elektronik dan kumpulan berita.
7. Dapat mengekseskan pengguna kepada pengguna yang lain mengakses
maklumat daripada laman-laman web yang terkandung di dalamnya.
WORLD WIDE WEB (WWW)
1. WWW terdiri daripada satu sistem rangkaian yang menjalin komputer di
seluruh dunia dan menyalurkan maklumat dalam bentuk multimedia seperti bunyi,gambar,animasi,video dan juga teks.
2. Tapak atau tempat tersebut dapat dihubungkan melalui hiperpautan \\SERVER\5a_siti\nota tm.htm
(hyperlink) dan membenarkan pengguna bergerak dari satu dokumen ke dokuman yang lain.
3. Membenarkan pengguna bergerak dengan cepat dari satu dokumen ke
dokumen yang lain di dalam internet.
4. Merupakan satu sistem yang menyediakan kemudahan untuk mencari dan mencapai sebarang sumber maklumat yang terdapat dalam internet
dengan mudah dan pantas.

Kebaikan
1. Mesej terlalu cepat.
2. Menyokong multimedia atau hypermedia.
3. Boleh berkomunikasi secara global.
4. Menggunakan capaian komputer jarak jauh.
5. Interaktif-membolehkan pengguna berhubung dan berkomunikasi lebih dari satu hala.
Keburukan
1. Kurang kepastian maklumat tepat.
2. Banyak perubahan di saat akhir perancangan.
3. Bahan perlu di tipis.
4. Interaksi subvertif tidak terkawal.
5. Kebocoran maklumat rahsia/peribadi.
6. Kegiatan jenayah yang boleh mengancam sama ada individu mahupun negara.
7. Penggodaan mudah berlaku.
8. Iklan yang tiada batasan mudah di perolehi seperti iklan-iklan pornografi.
Kepentingan Internet
1. Memberi perkhidmatan konikasi elektronik.
2. Memberi perkhidmatan aplikasi capaian jauh.
3. Membolehkan pemindahan fail dengan mudah dan cepat.
4. Membolehkan penyebaran maklumat lebih luas dan dinamik.
5. Memberi perkhidmatan apliklasi capaian maklumat.




11 . apa tujuan system informasi dalam persfektif dakwah? Peranan apa yang dijalankannya dalam rantai nilai informasi dakwah?
Indicator ini menggambarkan pencapaian tujuan dalam jangka panjang seperi yang dirumuskan dalam tujuan (goals), baik dampak positif maupun negative. Indicator ini dapat diketahui, jika pengukuran dilakukan secara terus menerus dalam jangka waktu yang cukup lama.


suatu kegiatan dakwah bias dimungkin oleh berbagai sebab dan hal, sebagai berikut.
kemungkinan pertama karena pesan dakwah yang disampikan oleh dai memang relevandengan situasi dan kebutuhan masyarakat, yang merupakan satu keniscayaan yabg tidak mungkin ditolak, sehingga mereka menerima pesan dakwah itu dengan antusias.

kemungkinan kedua karena factor pesona dai, yakni dai tersebut memiliki daya tarik personal yang menyebabkan masyarakat mudah menerima pesan dakwahnya meski kualitas dakwah yang disampaikan sederhana


kemungkinana ketiga karena kondisi psikologi masyarakat mudah disentuh dan dalam kondisi yang haus akan disirami rohani,. Dan mereka terlanjur memiliki persepsi positif terhadap dai, sehingga pesan dakwah yang sebenarnya kurang jelas ditafsirkan sendiri oleh masyarakat dengan penafsiran yang jelas.
kemungkinana keempat yaitu karena dakwah disampaikan dikemas dengan menarik sehingga masyarakat yang semula acuh tak acuh terhadap agama, setelah melihat paket dakwah yang diberi kemasan lain misalnya lewat kesenian stimulasi. Maka dakwah yang dilaksanakan pun berhasil dan dapat diterima olrh masyarakat secara positif.

Tidaklah benar kalau keberhasilan dakwah hanya diukur dari banyaknya jama’ah yang hadir pada suatu upacara keagamaan, karena banyaknya jama’ah yang hadir hanyalah salah satu dari indicator saja. Keberhasilan dakwah dapat diukur dari munculnya kesadaran keberagamaan pada masyarakat akibat adanya dakwah, baik kesadaran yang berupa tingkah laku, sikap ataupun keyakinan.

12 . Definisikan dan jelaskan piranti lunak open source dan linux. Apa mampaat bagi keduanya?
Pengertian Software komputer adalah sekumpulan data elektronik yang disimpan dan diatur oleh komputer, data elektronik yang disimpan oleh komputer itu dapat berupa program atau instruksi yang akan menjalankan suatu perintah. melalui sofware atau perangkat lunak inilah suatu komputer dapat menjalankan suatu perintah

Linux adalah lagi yang cepat dan sistem operasi, dengan kemampuan untuk mengakomodasi beberapa pengguna, bertindak sebagai server Internet, dan dukungan yang mudah menggunakan antarmuka grafis. Memulai dengan Linux namun telah diidentifikasi sebagai tugas menakutkan karena merupakan salah satu tampilan yang nampaknya di pertama sekilas, kompleks untuk mata yang tak terlatih. Akibatnya, pendidikan telah menjadi Linux tersedia secara luas dan dapat diakses oleh mata tak terlatih. Hal ini memungkinkan mereka untuk mendapatkan sistem operasi Linux intim pengetahuan dan keterampilan yang dibutuhkan untuk menggunakan perangkat lunak komputer efektif.

13 . apa kegunaan dari kebijakan informasi dan administrasi data di dalam manajemen informasi?

Seiring dengan perkembangan teknologi komputer dan komunikasi, mengelola program keamanan komputer dan jaringannya akan menjadi semakin kompleks dan menantang. Manajer Keamanan Informasi harus menyusun dan memelihara program keamanan informasi untuk memastikan terpenuhinya 3 syarat dasar sumber daya informasi organisasi yaitu : 81) kerahasiaan, (2) keutuhan dan (3) ketersediaan data/informasi.
A. Kerahasiaan data/informasi
Yang dimaksud kerahasiaan (konfidensialitas) di sini adalah melindungi data/informasi dalam sistem agar hanya dapat diakses oleh pihak-pihak yang berhak saja. Pada masa lalu berkembang asumsi bahwa hanya militer dan diplomasi saja yang memiliki informasi yang harus dirahasiakan. Padahal sesungguhnya dunia bisnis dan individu pun memerlukannya. Terlebih dengan kemajuan teknologi komputer dan komunikasi serta kompetisi secara global, kebutuhan akan kerahasiaan informasi menjadi semakin meningkat.
Agar informasi tersebut dapat digunakan secara optimal, pendefinisian kerahasiaan harus dilakukan dengan tepat disertai prosedur pemeliharaan yang dilakukan dengan hati-hati. Aspek yang menonjol dari kerahasiaan adalah identifikasi dan otorisasi user seperti yang telah dibahas disini.
1. Ancaman terhadap kerahasiaan data/informasi
Kerahasiaan dapat dikompromikan dalam berbagai cara. Berikut adalah ancaman terhadap kerahasiaan informasi yang sering terjadi :
- Hackers : adalah orang-orang yang berusaha menerobos sistem pengendalian akses dengan cara mengambil keuntungan atas celah keamanan yang ada dalam sistem. Aktifitasnya menjadi ancaman serius keamanan informasi.
- Masqueraders : adalah pihak-pihak yang sesungguhnya tidak berhak namun mendapatkan hak akses dengan menggunakan user ID dan password pihak lain, untuk memperoleh keuntungan dari sumber daya komputer tersebut. Hal ini sering terjadi pada organisasi dimana karyawannya gemar bertukar password.
- Aktifitas pihak yang tidak berhak : terjadi akibat lemahnya pengendalian akses, sehingga memungkinkan pihak yang tidak berhak melakukan aktifitas dalam sistem.
- Men-download file rahasia tanpa pengamanan : download file rahasia dapat saja dilakukan, namun perlu kecermatan dalam prosesnya. Bila file rahasia dipindahkan dari komputer host yang aman ke komputer client yang tidak aman, file rahasia tersebut dapat saja diakses oleh pihak lain yang tidak berhak.
- LANs : jaringan komputer dapat menjadi ancaman terhadap kerahasiaan informasi, sebab data yang mengalir dalam LAN dapat saja dilihat oleh setiap orang dalam jaringan tersebut. Penyandian adalah salah satu cara paling baik bagi file rahasia saat ditransmisikan dalam LAN.
- Trojan horses : Adalah program aktif yang dirancang untuk menyusup dan meng-copy file-file rahasia. Sekali program trojan horse ini tereksekusi maka dia akan menetap dalam sistem dan secara rutin meng-copy file-file tertentu dan menempatkannya ke tempat yang tidak dilindungi.
Kesadaran memelihara keamanan informasi dari para user dan juga kedisiplinan para profesional keamanan informasi menjadi sangat penting untuk meminimalisir ancaman-ancaman tersebut.
2. Model kerahasiaan
Model kerahasiaan digunakan untuk menggambarkan tindakan yang harus diambil guna menjamin kerahasiaan informasi. Model ini berisikan spesifikasi alat dan bahan pengamanan yang digunakan untuk memenuhi tingkat keamanan yang diinginkan.
Model kerahasiaan yang terkenal adalah Bell-LaPadula. Model ini menggambarkan hubungan antara objek (file, program atau informasi) dan subjek (orang, proses atau devices). Hubungan tersebut dapat didefinisikan sebagai hak atau tingkat akses yang diberikan pada subjek (dikenal dengan sebutan security clearance) dan tingkat sensitifitas pada objek (dikenal dengan sebutan security classification).
Model kerahasiaan yang lain adalah access control, yang mengelola sistem dalam objek (sumber daya yang menjadi sasaran tindak), subjek (orang atau program yang bertindak) dan operasional (proses interaksi objek dan subjek).
Kriteria trusted sistem akan memberikan panduan yang baik pada penerapan model kerahasiaan. Kriteria tersebut paling pas dibuat oleh Departemen Keamanan Informasi (kalau departemen ini ada).
B. Keutuhan data/informasi
Yang dimaksud dengan keutuhan (integritas) data disini adalah melindungi sistem dan data dari perubahan-perubahan yang tidak dikehendaki baik secara sengaja ataupun tidak terduga. Menjadi tantangan program keamanan adalah memastikan bahwa data dikelola pada keadaan yang telah diprogram.
Walaupun program keamanan tidak meningkatkan keakuratan, karena data diletakkan ke dalam sistem oleh users, namun dapat menolong memastikan bahwa semua perubahan adalah sesuai dengan yang telah diprogram.
Untuk menjaga keutuhan data, sistem perlu dilindungi dari manipulasi oleh pihak yang tidak berhak, kecurangan dan kesalahan operasi. Menjaga keutuhan data ini menjadi sangat diperlukan bila dihadapkan pada data-data penting yang sensitif seperti data laporan keuangan internal, sistem kendali produksi, lalu-lintas udara atau payroll karyawan.
Kebijakan kerahasiaan, identifikasi dan otentikasi adalah kunci dan elemen dari kebijakan keutuhan data/informasi. Ya, keutuhan data/informasi bergantung pada pengendalian akses.
1. Melindungi keutuhan data/informasi
Seperti halnya kerahasiaan data, keutuhan data dapat terancam oleh hackers, masqueraders, aktifitas pihak yang tidak berhak, men-download file rahasia tanpa pengamanan, LANs dan program malware (virus dan trojan). Semua ancaman tersebut dapat memicu perubahan data yang tidak dikehendaki.
Terdapat 3 prinsip dasar yang digunakan untuk mengendalikan keutuhan data adalah :
* Need-to-know access : penerapannya harus dalam kendali penuh dengan sesedikit mungkin berbenturan dengan kepentingan users. Hal ini penting mengingat program keamanan perlu menyeimbangkan antara kebutuhan keamanan informasi yang ideal dengan aktifitas produksi perusahaan.
Need-to-know access adalah jaminan bagi user untuk masuk kedalam sistem dan hanya mendapatkan hak akses yang sudah ditentukan disesuaikan dengan jenis pekerjaan/tugasnya.
* Pemisahan/pembagian tugas : (dalam bagian pengendalian administratif), pemisahan tugas ini dimaksudkan agar tidak ada seorang karyawan pun yang memegang kendali proses dari awal sampai akhir, sehingga transaksi data tidak dapat dimanipulasi tanpa semua yang terlibat dalam proses itu ikut serta.
* Rotasi tugas : Merotasi tugas yang diberikan kepada karyawan perlu dilakukan secara periodik, untuk menghindari kejemuan, kecurangan dan kecenderungan negatif lain. Namun rotasi tugas ini akan menemui permasalahan manakala sumber daya manusia dalam organisasi sangat terbatas dan tidak terlatih dengan cukup baik.
2. Model keutuhan data/informasi
Model keutuhan data digunakan untuk menggambarkan apa yang perlu dilakukan untuk menjalankan kebijakan menjaga keutuhan data dan untuk memenuhi 3 sasaran yaitu : (1) mencegah pihak yang tidak berhak membuat perubahan data/program; (2) mencegah pihak yang mendapatkan akses melakukan perubahan yang tidak semestinya atau bukan kewenangannya; dan (3) mengelola kekonsistenan data/program baik internal maupun ekternal.
Hal pertama yang perlu diperhatikan dalam membuat model keutuhan data adalah mengidentifikasi dan memberi label pada masing-masing data, tentang jenis perlakuan yang dilakukan dan penerapan 2 prosedur terhadapnya.
Prosedur pertama adalah memverifikasi kevalidan data. Prosedur kedua adalah perubahan transaksi data yang sah, yaitu merubah data ke bentuk lain yang merupakan bagian dari pemeliharaan.
Sistem penyedia keutuhan data selalu mengharuskan semua perubahan data tercatat, untuk memudahkan dalam pengecekan atau pemeriksaan.
Aspek lain dari penjagaan keutuhan data adalah yang berhubungan dengan sistemnya sendiri yang mana sistem tersebut harus dapat selalu konsisten dan dapat dipercaya.
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(Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) * Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. **Preferred Experience:** Experience with inpatient and/or outpatient Congestive Heart Failure patients. **Grade Determinations**: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: * Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required. * Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience. * Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience. * Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required. * Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree. **Reference:** VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **IMPORTANT:**A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. **Note:**Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. **Physical Requirements:** Must pass a pre-employment physical, which may include drug testing. The Physical requirements of this position include the following tasks which may be performed intermittently: lifting of up to 10 lbs., sitting (4 hours), standing (2 hours), walking (2 hours), bending/stooping (1 hour), twisting (1/2 hour), simple grasping (4 hours), fine manipulation (6 hours), reaching above the shoulder (1/2 hour), and operating machinery (1/2 hour). ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473308300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $75,959.00 to $115,158.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* VN-0610-3/3 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* United States Citizens *Control Number:* 473308300 *Job Announcement Number:* CBAK-10023231-17-FR
          (USA-FL-Tampa) Supervisory Medical Records Technician (Coder)   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency **OUR MISSION:** To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? ### Duties **MAJOR DUTIES:** The position serves as the Coding Supervisor in the HIMS Department. The Coding Supervisor will contribute to the organization mission and goals by assisting in the planning, development implementation and maintenance of a system-wide coding program. The Coding Supervisor will provide coding expertise to facility personnel and will be responsible for monitoring regulatory coding changes for timely and accurate implementation. Provides oversight of the Coding Unit-Medical Records Technicians (MRT's) responsible for duties related to the management and effectiveness of coding programs. Exercise independent professional judgement and is considered the expert in the area of coding. Ensures CPT and ICD codes support clinical and documentation for proper and consistent data collection and reimbursement. Coordinates and assists the development of standardized, system-wide guidelines, procedures and compliance education materials for coding. Responsible for data validation monitors and reviews reports. Responsible to inform coders of new laws and regulations and to monitor compliance with those standards. Performs coding audits and utilizes results to identify processing inadequacies in accordance with Health Information Management Metrics and regulatory guidance. Ensures that medical records conform to accepted accreditation standards of the Joint Commission, VA policies, medical and legal requirements, and licensure agencies. Completes internal quality assurance reviews to ensure employee performance meets quality and quantity standards. **THIS IS A NON- BARGAINING UNIT POSITION.** **TOUR OF DUTY:**8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday **Functional Statement Title/#:**Supervisory Medical Records Technician (Coder), F1078 **Telework:**Position is not eligible ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Subject to a background/security investigation * Designated and/or random drug testing required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * You must be a U.S. Citizen ### Qualifications **BASIC REQUIREMENTS:** **U.S. Citizenship.** **Experience/Education.** **(1) Experience.**One year of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record. Six months of the required one year of experience must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) needed to perform MRT work; OR, **(2) Education.**Two years above high school with a minimum of 12 semester hours directly related to MRT work (e.g., courses in medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, and introduction to health records); OR, **(3) Experience/Education Combination.**Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying. The following education/training substitutions are appropriate for combining education and experience: **(a)** Six months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record and one year above high school with a minimum of 6 semester hours of health information technology courses. **(b)** Successful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialist, or hospital training, obtained in a training program given by the Armed Forces or the U.S. Maritime Service under close medical and professional supervision, may be substituted on a month-for-month basis for up to six months of experience provided the training program included courses in anatomy, physiology, and medical record techniques and procedures. Also requires six additional months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record. **Physical Requirements -** Selectee must pass a pre-employment physical for this series. **English Proficiency** - Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402(d) and 7407(d) **Preferred Experience:**A Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and/or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or CPC are desirable. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-8. **Grade Determinations: GS-9:**Experience-One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. In addition to the experience, must demonstrate the following KSAs: **1.**Ability to perform a full range of supervisory duties, to include assigning, planning and evaluating work, recommending awards, approving leave and resolving staff issues; **2.**Ability to provide or coordinate staff development and training; **3.** Ability to coordinate work in order to complete duties in an accurate and timely fashion; and **4.**Leadership and managerial skills including skill in interpersonal relations and conflict resolution to deal with employees, team leaders, and managers Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G35. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **IMPORTANT:**A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. **Note:**Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. **Physical Requirements:** Duties are primarily performed in an office setting. The incumbent must, however, be mobile in order to make site visits to other on- and off-center locations to observe or research certain situations, to attend meetings or to travel for official purposes.Some light lifting (under 15 lbs.), Light carrying (under 15 lbs.), use of fingers, and ability to distinguish basic colors. ### Security Clearance Other Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473356000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $49,765.00 to $64,697.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0675-9/9 *Promotion Potential:* 9 *Supervisory Status:* Yes *Who May Apply:* This position is open to Status Candidates: current, permanent Federal employees serving under a career or career conditional appointment; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; 30% or more compensable disabled Veterans; Persons eligible for a non-competitive appointment under Special Hiring Authorities (VRA, VEOA, Schedule A Disabilities, and Military Spouses). *Control Number:* 473356000 *Job Announcement Number:* CBAK-10020341-17-DML
          (USA-FL-Tampa) Staff Assistant   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency **OUR MISSION:**To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? **Special Employment Consideration:** VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. ### Duties As the Staff Assistant you will be responsible for providing program support to the Administrative Executive Management Team consisting of the Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director, as well as the administrative staff support positions including the Health Systems Specialists, Public Affairs Officer and team, and Trainee/Resident positions. **The Staffing Assistant duties consist of but are not limited to the following:** * Reviews all correspondence and other inquiries received by the Director's office and independently determines which ones need editing and which ones can be forwarded for signature. * Reviews documents for clarity, completeness of reply, grammatical and procedural correctness. Assures that all sensitive and confidential information is appropriately safeguarded as prescribed by law, regulations, and good judgment. * Screens all publications, directives, and periodicals, and brings those of significance to the appropriate management official's attention. * Develops/composes Director's, Deputy Director's, Associate Director's or Assistant Director's complimentary letters response to veterans, veteran families, congressional representatives, vendors, etc. as appropriate. * Assemble, and summarize data and information from the files, reports or documents to assist the Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director, or other key individuals of this medical center. * Completes special projects for the Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director and other Director's Office staff as assigned. * Enter and retrieve data from the office automation system to promote program effectiveness, which includes use of various Microsoft Office software. * Develop statistical reports for the Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director and other Director's Office staff. * Assistant in the preparation of slide presentations and reports by retrieving and collating data stored in the office automation system. * Develop/revise Organizational Charts and Public Relations Brochures. * Serves as the Director's Office liaison for the training of new secretaries regarding preparing correspondence for the Director's signature, proper form usage, etc. and maintaining a current Secretarial Desk Reference Manual for publication/use throughout the hospital. * Manages and/or prepares responses to correspondence for the Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director and other Director's Office employees. * Receives telephonic and personal callers. Handles routine and complex issues related to Director's Office. Directs calls to appropriate staff to effectively handle the caller's needs. * Coordinate the travel arrangements for the Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director and other Director's Office employees. Assist in completing arrangements for meetings, conferences, functions and briefings. * Serve as a backup to the other Administrative Support Team members. This involves performing the full range of duties and responsibilities**.** **Work schedule**: 7:30am.-4:00pm. **Position Description Title/PD#**: Staff Assistant/673-0051-O ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this jo * You must meet time-in-grade requirement by closing date of announcement * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 * You may be required to serve a probationary period * Subject to background/security investigation ### Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/07/2017. **Time-In-Grade Requirement**: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. **Note:**Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: * **Specialized Experience:** You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-7 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:Experience maintaining SharePoint tracking system, transcribing, typing, editing, and composing documents, making travel and conference/meeting arrangements, statistical and record maintenance, displaying data in statistical tables and charts. ** OR,** * **Education:** Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you mut have . Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: * Administration and Management * Customer Service Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Note**: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. **PLEASE NOTE**: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:**The work is mostly sedentary; however, it occasionally requires carrying light objects such as files, books and papers; some walking, standing and bending. ### Security Clearance Q - Nonsensitive Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. The **Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan** (ICTAP) and **Career Transition Assistance Plan** (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. **Placement Policy:** The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. **Special Employment Consideration:** VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. **Veterans and Transitioning Service Members**: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473275000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $49,765.00 to $64,697.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0301-9/9 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* Open to Federal employees serving under a career or career conditional appointment; Interchange Agreement, former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; 30% or more compensable disabled Veterans; Persons eligible for a non-competitive appointment under Special Hiring Authorities (VRA, VEOA, Schedule A, and Military Spouses). *Control Number:* 473275000 *Job Announcement Number:* CBAK-10022807-17-VMR
          (USA-FL-Tampa) Safety & Occupational Health Specialist   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency **OUR MISSION:**To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/. **Special Employment Consideration:** VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. **This announcement will close at 11:59 pm (EST), July 12, 2017 OR at 11:59 pm (EST) on the day 50 applications are received, whichever comes first.** ### Duties This position serves as a member of the Safety Section of the Facilities Management Service at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and Clinics with the principal duties as the Construction Safety Officer. The James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and Clinics is a complexity Level 1 facility and ranks among the largest medical centers in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Major duties include but are not limited to: * Reviews and evaluates project submittals, including Contractor training records, safety plans, and work plans for all construction and renovation projects. * Evaluates renovation and construction projects to determine which Interim Life Safety Measures are necessary. * Performs required measures, as necessary, such as additional fire drills, education of staff, publication of measures taken, and inspections of the construction site. * Independently schedules and conducts, at minimum, weekly inspections of the construction and renovation sites to ensure compliance with safety requirements. * Identifies, evaluates, analyzes, and recommends means for controlling a wide variety of construction safety issues. * Participates on the Construction Safety Committee and is responsible for developing and maintaining the monthly agenda and minutes, tracking and trending of deficiencies, and coordinating training. * Makes recommendations and coordinates activities in the development of local program functions, policies, procedures, standards, and directives for the control of safety and health hazards. * Advises managers and safety representatives of appropriate safety measures to control or eliminate hazardous operating processes or environmental conditions. * Prepares policies, reports, manuals, and literature on construction safety and occupational health practices and procedures pertinent to the function of the hospital. **Work schedule**: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm **Position Description Title/PD#**: Safety & Occupational Health Specialist/673-6181-O ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job * Designated and/or random drug testing may be required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 * You may be required to serve a probationary period * Subject to background/security investigation ### Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/12/2017. **Time-In-Grade Requirement**: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. **Note:**Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: * **Specialized Experience:** You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-9 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: managing safety or occupational health programs; developing safety and occupational health policies and procedures to eliminate potential hazards; and applying safety and occupational health regulations and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements. **OR,** * **Education:** Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you mut have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree with a major field of study in safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or in other related fields that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology. **(NOTE: You must submit copies of your official transcripts). OR,** * **Combination:** Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level GS-9 may be used to qualify applicants for this GS-11 position. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-11. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position. **(A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education).** You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: **Competency 1** - Skills in oral and written communication. **Competency 2** - Knowledge of occupational health hazards relating to the overall hospital setting. **Competency 3**- Knowledge of construction safety. **Competency 4**- Ability to utilize a variety of computer software programs for maintaining data and preparing reports. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Note**: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. **A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.** **PLEASE NOTE**: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:** Investigations and surveys include moderate physical exertion, including carrying equipment, climbing, standing, walking, and bending, as well as the use of personal protective devices and occasional working or otherwise uncomfortable environments. **Work Environment:** During surveys and investigations, the employee is subjected to all risks and discomforts associated with construction and industrial activities of the agency. This exposure requires the use of protective clothing and equipment, including respirators, hard hats, safety toe shoes, and hearing protection. May encounter exposure to hazardous materials including biological, chemical, and radioactive agents. ### Security Clearance Other Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information Re**ceiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave**: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. The **Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan** (ICTAP) and **Career Transition Assistance Plan** (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. **Placement Policy:** The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. **Veterans and Transitioning Service Members**: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473234100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $60,210.00 to $78,270.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0018-11/11 *Promotion Potential:* 11 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* Federal Career/Career-Conditional employees, Eligible Interchange Agreements, Transfer, Reinstatement Eligible, Special Non-Competitive Authority eligible, Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A), 30% Disabled Veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) eligible, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) eligible. *Control Number:* 473234100 *Job Announcement Number:* CBAK-10022753-17-SAF
          (USA-FL-Tampa) Voluntary Services Officer   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency **OUR MISSION:**To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? **Special Employment Consideration:** VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. ### Duties Voluntary Service Officer (VSO) duties consist of but is not limited to the following: * Voluntary Service Officer (VSO) has full delegated authority and responsibility for designing and implementing a voluntary services program that meets the needs of a large, complex VA healthcare delivery system. * Planning, establishing and implementing policy; developing program goals and objectives; managing the gifts and donations program; resolving sensitive and complex situations. * Coordinating with (internal and external) sources to establish and maintain effective relationships; and has responsibility for the operation, Coordination, and evaluation of the facility VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) program. * The VSO serves as full advisor to top management on the VAVS program. * Taking a proactive role in meeting the voluntary service needs of the hospital and affiliated satellite clinics, and establishes a vital link with the community. * Assumes full authority for the promotion, recruitment, and recognition of volunteers; evaluates staff requests for volunteers; develops a formal orientation, education, and/or training programs for both volunteers and utilizing services; and identifies/obtains resources. * Develops short and long range plans for the accomplishment of the VAVS program goals and objectives; * Develops and implements programs and program changes that impact the ability to meet the medical center's needs; develops innovative and creative community outreach programs that provide volunteers as well as financial resources to the facility. * The VSO serves as Deputy Chairperson of the facility VAVS Committee and provides information about the medical center and the VAVS program to various VAVS representatives and deputy representatives from affiliated veteran's service organizations, civic groups, and local community organizations. * Provides orientation and training to newly appointed VAVS representatives and deputy representatives. * Establishes and maintains relationships with the members of the committee for the purposes of motivating increased attendance and participation at the committee meetings, as well as for increasing volunteer involvement in hospital programs. * Conducts Annual Joint Reviews with the representatives from the VAVS Committee organizations. Arranges official visits from national, state, and local organizations. **Work schedule**: 8:00am,-4:30pm. **Position Description Title/PD#**: Voluntary Services Officer/ 673-2849-O ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this jo * Must meet time-in-grade requirement by the closing of this announcement. * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 * You may be required to serve a probationary period * Subject to background/security investigation ### Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/07/2017. **Time-In-Grade Requirement**: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. **Note:**Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. **Specialized Experience:** Applicants must have one or more years of specialized experience related to this position. This experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service. Examples include but not limited to: designing and/or managing a voluntary service program for medical facilities such as rehabilitation, medical center/hospital, and outpatient clinic offering numerous and complex medical services; developing innovative and creative community outreach programs to secure volunteers and financial resources; recruitment, screening, selection, placement, and training of volunteers to meet the needs of patient and utilizing services; and acceptance of gifts and donations and their acknowledgement and deposit into a general account fund or delivery to proper utilizing service. This experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. **You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:** 1. Knowledge of a wide range of principles, practices, techniques, and methods in a voluntary service environment with the ability to apply this knowledge in rehabilitation and medical care facility and outpatient clinics with a variety of complex medical services. 2. Ability to influence and direct employees and to apply principles and techniques to ensure motivation, discipline, and productivity. 3. Ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with a wide variety of people, including medical center staff members, organizational representatives, media personnel, patients, volunteers, visitors, students, and community members. 4. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with all types of individuals from a management perspective. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Note**: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. **There is no educational substitution at this grade level.** **Physical Requirements:** The VSO does considerable walking throughout the medical center, nursing home, and VA property to facilitate successful placement of volunteers and meet the program needs of staff, patients, and volunteers. The position requires considerable bending, lifting, and driving an automobile on a regular and recurring basis in order to facilitate many of the activities supported by a proactive VAVS program. Organizing presentations and other program activities requires lifting, carrying, and transporting weighty pieces of equipment, luggage, brochures, materials, and supplies. ### Security Clearance Q - Nonsensitive Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. The **Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan** (ICTAP) and **Career Transition Assistance Plan** (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. **Placement Policy:** The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. **Special Employment Consideration:** VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. **Veterans and Transitioning Service Members**: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473217400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $85,816.00 to $111,560.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0301-13/13 *Supervisory Status:* Yes *Who May Apply:* Open to Federal employees serving under a career or career conditional appointment; Interchange Agreement, former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; 30% or more compensable disabled Veterans; Persons eligible for a non-competitive appointment under Special Hiring Authorities (VRA, VEOA, Schedule A, and Military Spouses). *Control Number:* 473217400 *Job Announcement Number:* CBAK-10022123-17-VMR
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Art Director   
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is looking for an Art Director to join our team\. We are interested in hiring a strong conceptual AD who is also a self\-motivated solution provider\. The AD will concept & design a variety of interactive and off line pieces from concept to final execution, including: brand identity, websites, email and landing page campaigns, internet marketing campaigns, print collateral, advertising campaigns, etc\. for BCBST’s lines of business\. The AD will lead projects and work in collaboration with the copy team and direct designers to develop creative solutions to meet the BCBST lines of businesses goals\. This person will be an integral part of the Creative Department and will report directly to the Associate Creative Director / Design\. **Job Description:** **Duties & Responsibilities** + Concept & lead design for a variety of interactive and off line pieces from concept to final execution, including: brand identity, websites, email and landing page campaigns, internet marketing campaigns, print collateral, advertising campaigns, etc\. + Work with Associate Creative Directors and Copy Writer II on advertising campaign concepts + Work to think of new innovative channels to communicate to our members + Lead team of designers with a clear understanding of the strategy + Attend and direct photoshoots and stock photography selection + Develop style guides for assigned line of business to illustrate design direction for campaigns + Must have an in\-depth knowledge of typography and color theory + Maintain project deadlines and budget + Estimate and manage time accurately and independently + Communicate and collaborate well with other team members + Collaborate with digital team on design direction for BCBST websites and landing pages for assigned line of business **Job Qualifications** _Education_ + Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required\. Equivalent work experience is defined as 4 years of professional experience\. _Experience_ + 5 years of experience within an advertising agency or in\-house creative services team setting required\. _Skills/Certifications_ + Conceptual thinker + Strong design skills, video and animation skills a plus + Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite + Solid knowledge of print, web design, HTML and bootstrap + Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines within a short timeframe + Ability to think strategically and create multiple solutions to address the needs of clients + Meticulous attention to details + Good communication skills and sense of humor + Possess strong business ethics; be reliable and dependable **Job Specific Requirements:** Grade 11 BBEX Incentive Plan AEP **Number of Openings Available:** 1 **Worker Type:** Employee **Worker Sub\-Type:** Regular **Company:** BCBST is an Equal Opportunity employer \(EEO\), and all employees and applicants will be entitled to equal employment opportunities when employment decisions are made\. BCBST will take affirmative action to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, or membership in a historically under\-represented group\. **BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity\. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee via\-email, the Internet or any other method without a valid, written Direct Placement Agreement in place for this position from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee HR/Talent Acquisition will not be considered\. No fee will be paid in the event the applicant is hired by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as a result of the referral or through other means\.** **Tobacco\-Free Hiring Statement** To further our mission of peace of mind through better health, effective 2017, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and its subsidiaries no longer hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form in Tennessee and where state law permits\. A tobacco\-free hiring practice is part of an effort to combat serious diseases, as well as to promote health and wellness for our employees and our community\. All offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a tobacco/nicotine test\. An individual whose test result is positive for tobacco/nicotine will be disqualified from employment and the job offer will be withdrawn\. Individuals who fail the tobacco/nicotine screening will be permitted to reapply for employment after 6 months, if tobacco/nicotine\-free\. Resources to help individuals discontinue the use of tobacco/nicotine products include smokefree\.gov or 1\-800\-QUIT\-NOW\. About Us As Tennessee's largest health benefit plan company, we've been helping Tennesseans find their own unique paths to good health for over 65 years\. More than that, we're your neighbors and friends – fellow Tennesseans with deep roots of caring tradition, a focused approach to physical, financial and community good health for today, and a bright outlook for an even healthier tomorrow\.
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Supervisor Utilization Management (supports Shared Health-My Care Alabama)   
This position is accountable for the supervision of Utilization Management staff\. The incumbent will be responsible for the hiring, training, coordination, development, management, evaluation and integration of programs related to the Utilization Management department\. The supervisor will report to a UM Manager located in the central office\. **Job Description:** **Job Duties & Responsibilities** + Supervises and develops staff\. + Hires/motivates, and evaluates a diverse group of healthcare professionals and technical/support staff to assure effectiveness of programs and appropriate professional evaluation of medical services\. + Monitors and maintains staff productivity and acts as a key resource to internal departments to maximize resource utilization \(staff and equipment\)\. + Provides and/or coordinates staff training for maximum performance and provides developmental opportunities\. + Monitors performance of staff and takes action if necessary to provide additional training or discipline as appropriate\. + Supervises attendance, behavior, vacation, etc\. + Promotes teamwork and positive working environment for staff\. + Responsible for communication to staff established criteria, policies, procedures & changes as they occur\. + Promoting and implementing operational goals and objectives + Maintaining workflows, buckets, mail boxes, inquiries, reports + Assisting other UM Supervisors as need arises + Meeting department turn around time **Job Qualifications** _Education_ + Active Registered Nurse license in the state of Tennessee or hold a license in the state of their residence if the state is participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact Law\. + BS degree in Nursing or related field preferred or equivalent years of education & experience\. _Experience_ + Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience required + Prefer combination of 2\-3 years of varied clinical experience in a health care management environment, i\.e\. Hospice, outpatient\. + 1\-2 years Utilization Management, or Case Management experience required **Skills/Certifications** + Excellent verbal and written communication skills + Motivate others to achieve desired outcomes through innovation, coaching and delegation + Decision making and problem solving skills + Experience with Microsoft Office Suite of products Ability to communicate ideas in verbal and written form + Ability to prepare and present effective presentation to both internal and external customers + Extensive knowledge workload management for multiple systems and functions\. + Ability to multi\-task and accept large work assignments + Consult and coordinate process improvement activities in order to gain efficiencies within the department + Coordinate and assist with any internal and external audit efforts **Job Specific Requirements:** This position will be supporting Shared Health\-My Care Alabama\. The incumbent can be an in\-state telecommuter or work out of the Chattanooga office\. BBEX 11 AEP **Number of Openings Available:** 1 **Worker Type:** Employee **Worker Sub\-Type:** Regular **Company:** VSHP Volunteer State Health Plan, Inc BCBST is an Equal Opportunity employer \(EEO\), and all employees and applicants will be entitled to equal employment opportunities when employment decisions are made\. BCBST will take affirmative action to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, or membership in a historically under\-represented group\. **BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity\. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee via\-email, the Internet or any other method without a valid, written Direct Placement Agreement in place for this position from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee HR/Talent Acquisition will not be considered\. No fee will be paid in the event the applicant is hired by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as a result of the referral or through other means\.** **Tobacco\-Free Hiring Statement** To further our mission of peace of mind through better health, effective 2017, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and its subsidiaries no longer hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form in Tennessee and where state law permits\. A tobacco\-free hiring practice is part of an effort to combat serious diseases, as well as to promote health and wellness for our employees and our community\. All offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a tobacco/nicotine test\. An individual whose test result is positive for tobacco/nicotine will be disqualified from employment and the job offer will be withdrawn\. Individuals who fail the tobacco/nicotine screening will be permitted to reapply for employment after 6 months, if tobacco/nicotine\-free\. Resources to help individuals discontinue the use of tobacco/nicotine products include smokefree\.gov or 1\-800\-QUIT\-NOW\. About Us As Tennessee's largest health benefit plan company, we've been helping Tennesseans find their own unique paths to good health for over 65 years\. More than that, we're your neighbors and friends – fellow Tennesseans with deep roots of caring tradition, a focused approach to physical, financial and community good health for today, and a bright outlook for an even healthier tomorrow\.
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Manager Quality Improvement & Appeals - Shared Health (supports My Care Alabama)   
The purpose of this position is to direct and manage all Quality\-related functions, including Audits, Regulatory and Accreditation, Training, and Appeals\. The Quality Area provides independent, objective evaluations of quality\. The Quality Manager uses data gathered by staff to evaluate overall plan performance\. This position will interface and collaborate with executive leadership, medical directors, Quality Management, Medical Informatics, Network Services, Medical Management and Operations areas\. The person in this position is accountable for actionable studies and initiatives which support clinical quality improvement, contractual compliance, company objectives, and population health outcomes in alignment with accreditation and regulatory standards \(EQRO, NCQA, URAC\)\. This position will also strive to design, coordinate and lead initiatives which improve the quality of health care services delivered by network providers in accordance with best practice standards\. **Job Description:** **Job Duties & Responsibilities** + Strategic design and implementation of Quality Improvement process and infrastructure, i\.e\. policies, procedures, workflows + Directs preparation of Quality Reports internally to support management review of standard processes, staff functions, departments + Oversees contractual quality improvement related deliverables for the program including but not limited to Program Description, Annual Quality Work Plan, and Annual Program Evaluation\. + Maintaining a professional quality department staff with sufficient knowledge, skills, and experience sufficient to meet the requirements of the department + Issuing periodic reports to the audit committee and management summarizing results of audit activities + Designs and directs implementation methods for gathering and assessing customer service feedback + Directs all quality training activities\. Works closely with all areas to identify issues, implement corrective action, and improvement performance\. + Directs all Grievance/Appeals functions\. + Provides leadership and review of the Complaint, Appeals, and Quality process, including identification of trends and recommended action to address\. + Several Key activities required of the Manager are inherent in the above objectives, but are also useful to be listed separately: - Prioritizes the work of Quality Assurance department staff, assigns reviews to staff, and ensures audits are completed timely and are of high quality - Supervises department staff including providing annual performance evaluations and recommendations on salaries and promotions - Recruits and hires high quality staff to perform the activities of the department - Stays abreast of changes in the current business environment and changes in audit requirements for specific areas of the company and takes appropriate action to address these changes - Continually updates skills and knowledge through day\-to day work, research, continuing education, and training **Job Qualifications** _Education_ + Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required\. Equivalent work experience is defined as 4 years of professional work experience\. + Note: If this role is specific to MyCare Alabama, the State requires an RN or LCSW\. _Experience_ + 5 years’ proven leadership responsibilities and success in managing the health care environment required + 3 years of quality improvement experience required + 5 years’ experience in clinical and/or managed care operations required _Skills/ Certifications_ + CPHQ or Six Sigma Green Belt required within two years of hire + Proven ability to conduct root cause analysis, plan, organize and coordinate multiple projects + Strong interpersonal skills + Strong analytical and decision making abilities + Proven ability to speak in public and conduct effective presentations + Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks + Valid Drivers License + 40\-60 % travel required **Job Specific Requirements:** This position will support My Care Alabama\. Qualified candidates must be RN or LCSW licensed\. BBEX Grade 12, CAP incentive program **Number of Openings Available:** 1 **Worker Type:** Employee **Worker Sub\-Type:** Regular **Company:** VSHP Volunteer State Health Plan, Inc BCBST is an Equal Opportunity employer \(EEO\), and all employees and applicants will be entitled to equal employment opportunities when employment decisions are made\. BCBST will take affirmative action to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, or membership in a historically under\-represented group\. **BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity\. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee via\-email, the Internet or any other method without a valid, written Direct Placement Agreement in place for this position from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee HR/Talent Acquisition will not be considered\. No fee will be paid in the event the applicant is hired by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as a result of the referral or through other means\.** **Tobacco\-Free Hiring Statement** To further our mission of peace of mind through better health, effective 2017, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and its subsidiaries no longer hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form in Tennessee and where state law permits\. A tobacco\-free hiring practice is part of an effort to combat serious diseases, as well as to promote health and wellness for our employees and our community\. All offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a tobacco/nicotine test\. An individual whose test result is positive for tobacco/nicotine will be disqualified from employment and the job offer will be withdrawn\. Individuals who fail the tobacco/nicotine screening will be permitted to reapply for employment after 6 months, if tobacco/nicotine\-free\. Resources to help individuals discontinue the use of tobacco/nicotine products include smokefree\.gov or 1\-800\-QUIT\-NOW\. About Us As Tennessee's largest health benefit plan company, we've been helping Tennesseans find their own unique paths to good health for over 65 years\. More than that, we're your neighbors and friends – fellow Tennesseans with deep roots of caring tradition, a focused approach to physical, financial and community good health for today, and a bright outlook for an even healthier tomorrow\.
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Nurse Clinician (supports Shared Health-My Care Alabama)   
This position is accountable for comprehensive medical review of requests received through the regional ACD line, fax, web, mail, e\-mail, or internally through customer service inquiries\. Inquiries may be related to prior authorization requests, referred retrospective claims, claims to determine pre\-existing status, UM appeals, provider appeals, member grievances, or special review requests\. These positions utilize their professional training to ensure requests are reviewed in a manner consistent with member contracts, medical criteria and administrative policies and are responsible for participation in corporate programs, initiatives, and responding to inquiries from external sources\. **Job Description:** **Job Duties & Responsibilities** **Effective 7/22/13: This Position requires an 18 month commitment before posting for other internal positions\. \(Applies to position specific sections as well\)** + Performs comprehensive provider and member appeals, denial interpretation for letters, retrospective claim review, special review requests, and UM pre\-certifications and appeals, utilizing medical appropriateness criteria, nursing judgement, and contractual eligibility \. + Performs thorough research and provides complete documentation for rationale to support determinations as well as specific written instructions regarding additional information necessary to complete the review\. + Performs or participates in special studies or projects/pilots as directed by departmental management\. + Cross functional and accomplished in all ancillary review functions\. + May mentor/trains new incumbents and serve as a preceptor\. + Seek the advice of the Medical Director when medical judgment is required\. + Initiate referrals to accomplish discharge planning when such plans are evident at the time of the request e\.g\., telephone request for scheduled for total hip replacement\. + Assist non\-clinical staff in performance of administrative reviews\. + Interact with Onsite and Case Management areas to ensure smooth transfer of member information across the continuum of care\. + Apply established vendor protocols for authorization processes + Serves as a presentation guide for walk\-through surveyors, auditors, group representatives, etc\. **Job Qualifications** _Education_ + Registered Nurse in the state of Tennessee or hold a license in the state of their residence if the state is participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact Law required\. + Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred\. _Experience_ + Minimum 3 years varied clinical experience required + Proficient knowledge and ability to apply various accreditation requirements \(URAC, NCQA, etc\.\) preferred\. + Proficient in interpreting benefits, contract language specifically symptom\-driven, treatment driven, look back periods, rider information and medical policy/medical review criteria preferred\. _Skills/Certifications_ + Ability to maintain professional and courteous internal communication with various departments, particularly Claims, in the exchange of information\. + Must be PC literate with extensive knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office\. Must be able to pass Windows navigation test\. + Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with problem\-solving abilities as well as organizational and interpersonal skills\. + Must be able to work independently and handle multiple tasks\. + Customer service oriented + Must be adaptive to high pace and changing environment + Occasional weekend work may be required\. **Job Specific Requirements:** This position will be supporting Shared Health\-My Care Alabama\. The incumbent can be an in\-state telecommuter or work out of the Chattanooga office\. BBEX 10 AEP **Number of Openings Available:** 8 **Worker Type:** Employee **Worker Sub\-Type:** Telecommuter **Company:** VSHP Volunteer State Health Plan, Inc BCBST is an Equal Opportunity employer \(EEO\), and all employees and applicants will be entitled to equal employment opportunities when employment decisions are made\. BCBST will take affirmative action to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, or membership in a historically under\-represented group\. **BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity\. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee via\-email, the Internet or any other method without a valid, written Direct Placement Agreement in place for this position from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee HR/Talent Acquisition will not be considered\. No fee will be paid in the event the applicant is hired by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as a result of the referral or through other means\.** **Tobacco\-Free Hiring Statement** To further our mission of peace of mind through better health, effective 2017, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and its subsidiaries no longer hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form in Tennessee and where state law permits\. A tobacco\-free hiring practice is part of an effort to combat serious diseases, as well as to promote health and wellness for our employees and our community\. All offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a tobacco/nicotine test\. An individual whose test result is positive for tobacco/nicotine will be disqualified from employment and the job offer will be withdrawn\. Individuals who fail the tobacco/nicotine screening will be permitted to reapply for employment after 6 months, if tobacco/nicotine\-free\. Resources to help individuals discontinue the use of tobacco/nicotine products include smokefree\.gov or 1\-800\-QUIT\-NOW\. About Us As Tennessee's largest health benefit plan company, we've been helping Tennesseans find their own unique paths to good health for over 65 years\. More than that, we're your neighbors and friends – fellow Tennesseans with deep roots of caring tradition, a focused approach to physical, financial and community good health for today, and a bright outlook for an even healthier tomorrow\.
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Pre-Service Clinical Team Expert (supports Shared Health-My Care Alabama)   
The purpose of this position is to provide example, guidance, and instruction for meeting the goals of the department as well as to direct and oversee work\. The incumbent is accomplished in all UM functions including pre\-service reviews, predeterminations, retro\-reviews, appeals, pre\-existing reviews, denial letters and in transition\-of\-care and case management triage\. 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          Most Ward 2 neighborhoods oppose visitor parking passes   

DDOT decided not to listen. Photo by sokabs on Flickr.

Most of the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions in DC’s Ward 2 have passed resolutions saying they don’t want a free visitor parking placard program in their neighborhoods. The commissions went on record on this issue up to a year ago, but last week, transportation officials announced that they’ll expand the program citywide anyway.

Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans also opposes the plan. He citing the opposition of “most of the ANCs” in his ward, while saying he only has gotten a few messages from constituents who support the program.

Georgetown’s ANC hasn’t passed such a resolution, but that doesn’t mean they support it, either. Its chair, Ron Lewis, told residents and the media that “this came as a total surprise to us.”  Lewis has been working for years with Georgetown residents and DDOT parking planners to find agreement on a set of parking proposals that everyone would support.

Shortly before DDOT’s announcement, the agency’s planners in charge of parking, Damon Harvey and Angelo Rao, left or were fired. Harvey and Rao had led two parking town halls in Georgetown and dozens of meetings of an ad hoc Georgetown Parking Working Group made up of residents and business representatives.  I was involved in these meetings, and all parties felt that the group was very close to a set of consensus proposals after years of negotiation.

Free visitor parking passes for all Georgetown RPP holders was never a serious proposal in these discussions, and community leaders communicated concerns about expanding these passes into Georgetown several times.

We’ve been here before

Last year, a similar process played out. DDOT spokesperson Monica Hernandez told reporters that the agency intended to expand the trial citywide. In response, ANCs throughout Ward 2 passed resolutions opposing the idea and sent the resolutions to DDOT. 

For example, here is Dupont’s ANC 2B resolution from last October.

DDOT ultimately pulled back and did not expand the program to these neighborhoods in 2012. Rao promised to devise a replacement system before this fall. However, with no new program on the horizon, DDOT announced it would offer visitor passes to all neighborhoods by October 1 and proposed regulations making that possible.

You can provide feedback on DDOT’s expansion of the visitor parking program through the mandated 30-day comment period for all such regulations. To tell the agency how you feel about their regulations expanding free visitor parking placards citywide, email publicspace.policy@dc.gov before September 8.

Top image: DDOT decided not to listen. Photo by sokabs on Flickr.

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          Marathon Training: Respect the Heat   
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          Suspect in Custody for 2011 Sex Crimes Indicted for May 2017 Sexual Assault (Photo)   
On Thursday June 29, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted 63-year-old Curtis Clinton Williams on charges of Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, and Coercion in connection with a May 2017 investigation where he sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman.

Williams has been in custody at the Multnomah County Jail since June 8, 2017, on other, unrelated sex crimes.

On May 18, 2017, the victim met the suspect Williams in Downtown Portland. The victim was homeless and Williams offered her a motel room for the night, which the victim accepted. They went to a Southeast Portland motel, where Williams rented a room for the night.

Soon after they entered the motel room, Williams sexually assaulted the victim. Williams kept the victim in the motel room against her will for several hours, but she was eventually able to escape. The victim ran to a nearby restaurant, where she asked an employee to call the police.

On June 8, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested Williams in connection with a 2011 sexual assault investigation. Williams was booked into jail on charges of Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree (two counts), Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree (two counts), and Sex Abuse in the First Degree (three counts). Williams is also being held on a charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

The arrest stems from an investigation that started in September 2011. A sexual assault forensic evidence (SAFE) kit connected to the case was recently submitted for testing as part of the Police Bureau's effort to test all kits that were previously not submitted for testing. The results of the test linked Williams to the 2011 case.

As this remains an open investigation and prosecution of a sensitive nature, the Bureau cannot offer additional details regarding this case.

Williams' arrest stems from the Portland Police Bureau's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) work group that focuses solely on SAFE kits that were previously untested. In the course of the next few years, there will be new investigations initiated as SAFE kit DNA test results are returned. The work group in place will continue best practices of victim notification and is dedicated to vigorously investigating cases where justice has been delayed. The work group, as well as the Sex Crimes Unit, provide advocacy and a victim centered approach.

As part of the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant that the Portland Police was awarded in 2015, as well as the New York District Attorney's (DANY) grant awarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Portland Police Bureau has been in the process of testing, contacting survivors, and investigating cases stemming from the 1,754 untested SAFE kits in the possession of the Portland Police Bureau.

In April 2016, the first shipment of untested SAFE kits were sent to a private laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah. All Portland Police Bureau SAFE kits have been submitted for testing and the Police Bureau now has a "full submission" policy removing any discretion on the submission of SAFE kits.

The Portland Police Bureau has additional information about its Sex Crimes Unit at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/69979 Click on the "The Rose Project" for more information about its untested sexual assault kit project as well as resources for survivors.

The Portland Police Bureau encourages survivors of sexual assault that had a SAFE kit performed to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crime Unit at roseproject@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0125. Due to the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, information about a previously untested sexual assault kit can only be released to the survivor.

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          FBI Private Industry Notification (PIN) Alert   
The following information is being provided by the FBI, with no guarantees or warranties, for potential use at the sole discretion of recipients in order to protect against cyber threats. This data is provided in order to help cyber security professionals and system administrators to guard against the persistent malicious actions of cyber criminals. This PIN has been released TLP: GREEN: The information in this product is useful for the awareness of all participating organizations within their sector or community, but should not be shared via publicly accessible channels. Individuals Threatening Distributed Denial of Service of Private-Sector Companies for Bitcoin https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/law_national_security/PIN%20170628-001.authcheckdam.pdf Summary An individual or group claiming to be "Anonymous" or "Lizard Squad" sent extortion emails to private-sector companies threatening to conduct distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on their network unless they received an identified amount of Bitcoin. No victims to date have reported DDoS activity as a penalty for non-payment. Threat In April and May 2017, at least six companies received emails claiming to be from "Anonymous" and "Lizard Squad" threatening their companies with DDoS attacks within 24 hours unless the company sent an identified amount of Bitcoin to the email sender. The email stated the demanded amount of Bitcoin would increase each day the amount went unpaid. No victims to date have reported DDoS activity as a penalty for nonpayment. Reporting on schemes of this nature go back at least three years. In 2016, a group identifying itself as "Lizard Squad" sent extortion demands to at least twenty businesses in the United Kingdom, threatening DDoS attacks if they were not paid five Bitcoins (as of 14 June, each Bitcoin was valued at 2,698 USD). No victims reported actual DDoS activity as a penalty for non-payment. Between 2014 and 2015, a cyber extortion group known as "DDoS '4' Bitcoin" (DD4BC) victimized hundreds of individuals and businesses globally. DD4BC would conduct an initial, demonstrative low-level DDoS attack on the victim company, followed by an email message introducing themselves, demanding a ransom paid in Bitcoins, and threatening a higher level attack if the ransom was not paid within the stated time limit. While no significant disruption or DDoS activity was noted, it is probable companies paid the ransom to avoid the threat of DDoS activity. Background Lizard Squad is a hacking group known for their DDoS attacks primarily targeting gaming-related services. On 25 December 2014, Lizard Squad was responsible for taking down the Xbox Live and PlayStation networks. Lizard Squad also successfully conducted DDoS attacks on the UK's National Crime Agency's (NCA) website in 2015. Anonymous is a hacking collective known for several significant DDoS attacks on government, religious, and corporate websites conducted for ideological reasons. Recommendations The FBI suggests precautionary measures to mitigate DDoS threats to include, but not limited to:
Have a DDoS mitigation strategy ready ahead of time.
Implement an incident response plan that includes DDoS mitigation and practice this plan before an actual incident occurs. This plan may involve external organizations such as your Internet Service Provider, technology companies that offer DDoS mitigation services, and law enforcement.
Ensure your plan includes the appropriate contacts within these external organizations. Test activating your incident response team and third party contacts.
Implement a data back-up and recovery plan to maintain copies of sensitive or proprietary data in a separate and secure location. Backup copies of sensitive data should not be readily accessible from local networks.
Ensure upstream firewalls are in place to block incoming User Data Protocol (UDP) packets.
Ensure software or firmware updates are applied as soon as the device manufacturer releases them. If you have received one of these demands: -Do not make the demand payment. -Retain the original emails with headers. -If applicable, maintain a timeline of the attack, recording all times and content of the attack. The FBI encourages recipients of this document to report information concerning suspicious or criminal activity to their local FBI field office or the FBI's 24/7 Cyber Watch (CyWatch). Field office contacts can be identified at www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field. CyWatch can be contacted by phone at (855) 292-3937 or by e-mail at CyWatch@ic.fbi.gov. When available, each report submitted should include the date, time, location, type of activity, number of people, and type of equipment used for the activity, the name of the submitting company or organization, and a designated point of contact. Press inquiries should be directed to the FBI's national Press Office at npo@ic.fbi.gov or (202) 324-3691.
          Comment on Friday Reads: Animal Farm by bostonboomer   
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          Why does the start of summer mean a higher probability of severe weather?   

April showers bring May flowers, but what does June bring? History says mid-to-late June brings a higher probability of severe weather across much of the contiguous United States.

The map at right shows the historical probability of severe storms within a 25-mile radius of a given location on June 26. (For today's actual risk for severe weather, visit the Storm Prediction Center's webpage.) This time of year, there is at least some probability of severe weather for most of the lower 48 states. The probability is based on severe weather events from 1982-2011. “Severe weather” is defined as tornadoes, thunderstorm winds over 58 miles per hour, or hail larger than a quarter (one inch in diameter). The darker the color, the higher the number of severe weather reports on that date throughout history.

During the spring, severe weather patterns are dominated by the path of the jet stream. The atmospheric current operates over large distances that can span a third or more of the contiguous United States at any given time. As we head into summer in mid-to-late June, the jet stream retreats north into Canada. The result is that weather in the contiguous United States is more affected by smaller-scale weather processes known as “mesoscale”--weather systems ranging from 5-1,000 kilometers in size.

As we move from spring to summer, the predominant way severe weather forms across the U.S. changes. Once the jet stream moves north, severe weather occurs mainly due to mesoscale processes as larger areas of the country experience warm, humid conditions. These conditions are, historically, prime ingredients for severe weather events.

The map above comes from Climate.gov Data Snapshots map collection. It is based on the work by NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory. Download individual maps in a variety of formats from Climate.gov's Data Snapshots.

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          NOAA-funded researcher Libby Barnes talks about the special challenges of forecasting in the gap between weather and climate   
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Between the weekly forecast and a seasonal outlook—and often less accurate than both—sit “sub-seasonal” weather predictions. In this profile, atmospheric scientist Libby Barnes talks about her work leading a NOAA task force whose members are trying to overcome the special challenges of forecasting over the 2-week to 2-month horizon. 

Highlights: 
  • NOAA has funded Elizabeth Barnes, a researcher from Colorado State University, to carry out and coordinate research focused on the special challenges of forecasting at lead times of 2 weeks to 2 months.
  • Barnes' early interest in astrophysics shifted to a desire to study the most complicated system she could think of: Earth's weather.
  • She'd like to predict several weeks in advance when and where a specific kind of extreme rain event—atmospheric rivers—will strike the U.S. West Coast. 
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          2016 Spring climate and flood outlook   

According to NOAA’s U.S. Spring Outlook released today areas of the country still under water from torrential rainfall last week have an elevated risk of moderate flooding through the rest of the season. Parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and eastern Texas have an elevated risk of moderate flooding, along with communities along the Mississippi and Missouri River basins and the southeastern United States, from Alabama to North Carolina. Surrounding areas are at risk of minor flooding this spring. 

Spring flood risk

map of minor and moderate flood risk zones across US for spring 2016

U.S. regions at risk for minor (light blue) and moderate (dark blue) flooding from April-June 2016. Large version shows Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. NOAA Climate.gov map, based on NWS forecast.

NOAA hydrologists determine the spring flood risk based on environmental intelligence collected across the country, including late summer and fall precipitation, frost depth, soil saturation levels, stream flows, snowpack, temperatures and rate of snowmelt. This national assessment is a compilation of local threats evaluated by the National Weather Service’s 122 weather forecast offices and 13 river forecast centers. Contributing to the risk of flooding this spring, December 2015 was the wettest December on record for the contiguous United States, according to NOAA climate data.

“Our assessment of spring flood risk is based in large part on saturated soils and elevated streamflows from the Gulf Coast northward along the Mississippi River, although heavy rainfall at any time can cause local or regional flooding, even in places where the risk is currently considered low,” said Tom Graziano, Ph.D., acting director of NOAA’s National Water Center. “We encourage people to be prepared for the range of spring weather threats, including flooding, and tune into local forecasts to monitor their personal risk.”

Drought

Meanwhile, snowmelt and rain continue to improve drought conditions in northern California, while the rest of the state saw only a small benefit from recent precipitation fueled by a near-record El Nino, and remains in a persistent drought condition.


Drought conditions as of March 8, 2016. Large version shows Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto RIco. Map by NOAA Climate.gov, based on data from the Drought Monitor project.

New drought is likely to develop this spring across most of Arizona and western New Mexico.


Seasonal drought outlook for the months of April-June 2016. Large version shows Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Map by NOAA Climate.gov, based on CPC data.

Temperature and precipitation

NOAA climate forecasters announced last week that El Niño conditions remain in place, but a weakening is forecast over the course of the spring months. However, El Niño continues to be a strong climate signal that will shape the nation’s weather this spring.
 


National precipitation outlook for April-June 2016. Large version shows Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Colors indicate the probability of above- or below-average precipitation, not how far above or blow average the precipitation is likely to be. White indicates equal chances for any outcome—above-, below-, or near-normal precipitation—not a prediction of "normal" conditions. Map by NOAA Climate.gov, based on data from the Climate Prediction Center.

For April through June, the U.S. Spring Outlook favors above-average precipitation across western Alaska, and the southern half of the country including most of California, the Southwest, the Gulf Coast and the Southeast. Below-average precipitation is favored around the Great Lakes, parts of the Pacific Northwest, the southern Alaska Panhandle and Hawaii. Most of the country, except the Central and Southern Plains, is favored to see above-average temperatures from April through June.


National temperature outlook for April-June 2016. Large version shows Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Colors indicate the probability of above- or below-average temperature, not how far above or blow average the temperature is likely to be. White indicates equal chances for any outcome—above-, below-, or near-normal temperature—not a prediction of "normal" conditions. Map by NOAA Climate.gov, based on data from the Climate Prediction Center.

This post is excerpted from a NOAA press release.

Additional information

Seasonal climate prediction from the Climate Prediction Center

NOAA press release on 2016 spring climate outlook

NOAA’s Spring Weather Safety Campaign

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          June Outlook: Heat for the West, more rain in the Plains [Updated]    

The warm waters in the equatorial and northern Pacific off the West Coast and the water-logged soils in the Southern Plains are some of the factors influencing the temperature precipitation outlooks for June 2015.

Colored areas on these maps show the probability that June precipitation (left) and temperature (right) will be well-above or well-below average (in the upper or lower third of the historical June conditions). Darker colors mean greater chances of a given monthly outcome, not a larger temperature or precipitation anomaly. Areas that are white are places where the chances of above-, below-, and near-average conditions are equal.

According to the latest outlook discussion from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, the elevated chance of relatively cool conditions in the Oklahoma and Texas are linked to the incredible amount of rain in the region in May. Wet soils tend to cool temperatures off.

The Pacific waters off the West Coast of the United States and south of Alaska are warmer than normal, contributing to the outlook for above-average warmth “downstream” over land.  In addition, a wide swath of western North America, from Alaska southward into northwest Mexico has been unusually warm since since January.

The broad band of elevated chances for well-above-normal precipitation across the heart of the country may be good news for drought conditions in the Southern Plains, but will hardly be welcome to those areas that experienced record-setting rain and floods in May. 

Maps by NOAA Climate.gov team, based on data from the Climate Prediction Center. Additional outlook maps are available via the Data Snapshots section of Climate.gov.

[Updated June 4, 2015]  The post was updated with the latest forecast maps (issued May 31). The large versions show Alaska. The originals (issued May 21) are available via "additional links" below and to the right of the images. The new maps show many of the same features as before, with a few additions (elevated chances for warmth and wetness in the East, dryness in Alaska's interior and the Great Lakes) and subtractions (the elevated chances for wetter-than-average conditions in some of the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi have subsided to equal chances for any outcome.)

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          Jeanine Jones tackles drought management issues in California   

Jeanine Jones, Interstate Resources Manager for the California Department of Water Resources

Jeanine Jones, Interstate Resources Manager for the California Department of Water Resources.

California, the country’s most populated state, is in the midst of a three-year drought that may prove to be one of the most severe in its history. It’s a constant challenge to manage water supplies across the state’s urban, environmental, and agricultural sectors. Jeanine Jones, the Interstate Resources Manager for the California Department of Water Resources, was appointed Deputy Drought Manager this winter to help the state deal with ongoing drought conditions.  A 30-year Department of Water Resources veteran, Jones has participated in interstate water negotiations and managed various planning and climate change adaptation programs.

Q: What strategies does California have in place for coping with drought, and how well have these strategies handled the current drought?

California has a very long track record of coordinated state water planning that goes back well into the 1900s. Part of that tradition includes a long-standing state philosophy of not only coordinated water supply planning, but of state financial assistance programs for local agencies. So we have very extensive state financial assistance programs for local water agencies to help them improve their water supply reliability.

We also have extensive provisions regarding water conservation. A requirement enacted in 2009 called for a statewide reduction in urban per capita water use of 20 percent by 2020. The governor’s emergency proclamation on drought, issued this January, calls for trying to achieve that 20 percent on a voluntary basis right now as part of several drought response actions.  In April Governor’s Executive Order on drought further emphasizes the need to avoid wasteful water use practices.  With respect to local agency water use, we’ve had legislation on the books for several decades that requires urban water agencies to prepare an urban water management plan and submit that document to us at the Department of Water Resources.  One required element of that report is a water shortage contingency plan, which explains how the urban supplier will respond to dry year conditions, including cut backs of up to 50 percent in their supplies.

Q: Are there any specific tools or resources you use, or point others towards, to help during times of drought? 

The Department of Water Resources has many hydroclimate data collection and compilation programs that we have operated for a long time. One example is called the California Data Exchange Center, in which we serve up a large amount of data regarding reservoir conditions, snowpack conditions, and precipitation indices, among other things. Snowpack is very important in the western states. Unlike in the East, where runoff forecasting primarily relates to the problem of flooding, in the western states forecasts of snowmelt runoff provide estimates of water supplies available during the year.

In most of the western states, the federal snowmelt runoff forecasting program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s SNOTEL program. In California, we have the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, which predates the USDA activities. As the Department of Water Resources, we manage and coordinate that program and, during the wet season, publish monthly forecasts of river runoff based on the snow survey data, which are updated weekly as needed. We also provide a variety of indices on water year type based on precipitation and runoff.

Q: What about tools that don't exists yet that you would find helpful...?

Something that’s really important to us is improving sub-seasonal to seasonal climate forecasting. In January, our governor issued a drought emergency proclamation, and one of the items in that emergency proclamation was a direction to the Department of Water Resources to do everything we could to improve seasonal forecasting capabilities so we could say something in the fall about what the next water year will be like. The big question for us is: Will water year 2015 be wet or dry? That’s hugely important for operating reservoirs.

San Luis Reservoir during the drought in California, February 5, 2014. Photo courtesy the California Department of Water Resources/Florence Low.
San Luis Reservoir during the drought in California, February 5, 2014. Photo courtesy the California Department of Water Resources/Florence Low.

Q: If you had known five years ago that this drought was coming, was there anything you would do differently to prepare?

We’ve actually done some things that turned out to be very useful. For example: Our last drought was in 2007-09 and that offered the opportunity to pursue some things for us on the research side. As part of their California pilot effort, we asked the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) program to come up with a way to use remote sensing to estimate the acreage of fallowed agricultural land in California during the growing season both for impact assessment purposes and to allow us to take response actions during the season, if possible. Currently, the National Agricultural Statistics Service collects data during the growing season, but it’s not reported and analyzed until after the year is over, so obviously you can’t use that for response action during the year. NIDIS is working toward having numbers for us as we move through this current irrigation season.

We also find information from the paleoclimate record very interesting and useful in assessing the potential impacts of natural climate variability, and also offering potential insight in predictive capacity, which is of big interest to us. So we funded the University of Arizona to expand an existing stream flow reconstruction for the Sacramento River and also develop new reconstructions for the San Joaquin and Klamath Rivers. The San Joaquin and Sacramento are our two biggest in-state water supply sources. Those results were just made available this spring and they are proving very useful with respect to one aspect of predictive capability that we want to pursue—examining apparent roughly decadal wet/dry oscillations seen in the historical record and in parts of the reconstructed paleo-record.  Understanding these swings would be especially useful in the Colorado River Basin, which is an important source of water supply for Southern California.

Q: What do you think is more vulnerable to pressures from global warming: California's water supply or its water demand? For example, are you more concerned at this point about warming causing greater demand from people and growers or warming reducing the supply through loss of snow runoff?

Warming creates issues such as the timing of snowmelt runoff and how much snowpack remains. In the observed historical record, we’ve seen a progression of snowmelt runoff to earlier in the year, indicating that warming is already underway. In California, we take April 1 to be the historical date of maximum snow accumulation in the Sierra watersheds. The long-term climate models show that by the end of the century, which is a long time off, California’s April 1 snowpack may be 40 percent of 2000 levels—a significant decline.

In the long run, this will be a big challenge for much of our water infrastructure system. Our major Sierran reservoirs, which are the backbone of our water management system, were designed based on the assumption that the snowpack would be up there acting essentially as another reservoir in the mountains and attenuating the runoff. In California, the nature of our physical setting and snowpack conditions are such that in our workhorse Central Valley watersheds, where most of California’s developed water supplies come from, it’s a delicate balancing act between operating  the reservoir systems for flood control in the winter time and then storing water as you come out of the flood season to have that water for use later in the year. Currently, the snowpack basically exists as another reservoir that helps us manage this. It accounts for another 30 percent of the state’s total reservoir storage capacity. As we lose that capacity, we may still be getting close to the same amount of water, but now it’s coming down immediately as water instead of being stored up there as snow and our infrastructure was not designed for that.

Related Links:

California Department of Water Resources

Drought.gov

U.S. Drought Monitor

California-Nevada Applications Program

Monitoring Drought

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          U.S. Winter Climate Outlook: 2013-14   

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On November 21, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued its seasonal outlook for December through February. Typically, the highlights for winter revolve around the temperature outlook, but this year it appears that persisting and potentially developing drought could be the bigger story.

Varying degrees of drought currently exist across large parts of the western and central U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii, with abnormally dry conditions across parts of the East. The outlook favors precipitation below the 1981-2010 average in both the Southwest and Southeast, making the persistence and development of drought likely in these regions. Elsewhere, precipitation is favored to be above-average in the northern Rockies, particularly over Montana and northern Wyoming and in Hawaii, and below-average in the Alaskan panhandle.

For any location, there is a finite chance that precipitation will be below-, near-, or above-average. The maps show only the most likely outcome, not the only possible one. The temperature outlook favors warmer-than-average conditions in western Alaska, across parts of the South, and in New England. Below-average temperatures are favored in the Northern Plains and southeastern Alaska.

Both maps have large swaths of the country labeled “EC” for “equal chances,” which means there is no tilt in the odds towards either above- or below-average temperature or precipitation. This year’s outlook has proven to be quite challenging. We’re not seeing strong climate signals and patterns that often give us clues as to what the season will bring. Sea surface temperatures across the central Pacific have not been consistently warm or cool since Spring 2012, and we expect this to continue at least through next spring. This means that neither El Niño nor La Niña is likely to influence the climate during the upcoming winter.

Without either El Niño or La Niña present, we often use recent climate trends to get insight about what might arise. The past 15 winters have not been much different than average for all the winters between 1981 and 2010. Across parts of the North, there has been a small tendency for wetter conditions. Across parts of the South, the trend has been for slightly less precipitation. For temperature, the trends have been even less significant, with only some small areas being slightly warmer-than-average. While you might expect trends to always be up in a warming climate, the reality is that temperature trends are often different for different regions during different seasons.

Patterns that can strongly influence our winter weather, such as the Arctic Oscillation, are just not predictable on time scales beyond a week or two. These atmospheric patterns can change from week to week and have the potential to deliver cold, snowy weather throughout the season.

We will continue to track quickly changing patterns as well as evolving drought conditions. NOAA monitors and predicts the climate so you can make climate-smart decisions. From the Climate Prediction Center, I’m Mike Halpert.

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          (USA-DE-Wilmington) MCT/Events Department Team Lead   
This job was posted by https://joblink.delaware.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/r/jobs/520569 BASIC PURPOSE/SCOPE To direct, oversee and provide general supervision of the activities of the MCT/Event department including the department's clinical productivity, customer relationships, and quality controls. The position includes summarization and forecasting for procedure management and department growth, along with general department level management reporting. The position will also assist the AECG Clinical Manager with employee training, competency and performance management as delegated by the AECG Clinical Manager. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Demonstrates a thorough understanding of workflow, policy and procedures, for all aspects of Annotated Electrocardiogram (AECG) management. The responsibilities include maintaining department operations, including but not limited to: Collaborative agreement between department and customers for department's clinical service Notification protocols developed between department and customer for clinical data management; and All clinical process from patient enrollment through event reporting and clinical care delivery. Maintains/monitors department workload. Assigns Tech 1 and reporting personnel to clinical accounts to ensure all sites are being monitored on a daily basis. Ensures adequate coverage of all duties is maintained in order to meet applicable deadlines, and reports scheduling concerns to AECG Clinical Manager. Ensures compliance with established departmental processes and procedures. Assists with personnel activities, with guidance from AECG Clinical Manager, with respect to training and performance. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of AECG data management tools and their functionality (CardioView Dx, EventCare, and CardioFile, or other technologies available in market place). Maintains a client account contact list and organizes department reporting criteria for visibility to reporting personnel. Troubleshoots customer and employee questions concerning devices. Ensures QA is tracked and reported on a quarterly basis. Perform other duties as assigned. DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience: MCT/Event Team Lead must have Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician certification (CRAT) or higher. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of all AECG technologies and experience in Cardiac Electrocardiography. Excellent problem solving skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Solid attention to detail. The ability to think logically and critically. A helpful and positive attitude. Ability to learn quickly and work well with others. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The MCT/EVENT Team Lead will be walking, standing, twisting, bending, squatting, climbing, and kneeling intermittently, and sitting continuously daily. They will be required to reach or work below shoulder level, and they must be able to lift and move up to 10 lbs. WORK ENVIRONMENT MCT/EVENT Lead works primarily indoors in a professional office environment. PERFORMANCE METRICS Department will achieve agreed upon goals for productivity and quality. For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://scottcare.hirecentric.com/jobs/120368-35305.html
          (USA-DE-New Castle) HELP Team Member   
This job was posted by https://joblink.delaware.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/r/jobs/520773 In this role, the Help Team Member will assist in building a recognizable product line which will become a fully sustainable line of business. Providing in-person support to emergency contacts/family member(s) of clients and maintaining regular contact with the HELP Team (attending conference calls, in-person meetings and other engagements as requested) is required. Further duties are listed below: Address any immediate or "response-term" needs of Emergency Contact/Family members(s)via telephone or in-person Able to clearly and concisely brief a family and articulate difficult concepts and details in an effective manner via telephone or in-person Ensure strict compliance with all safety policies, standards and regulations Must be able to gather pertinent information from family members that may require logistical support Must have the ability to evaluate challenges, concerns, and questions in a professional and timely manner Able to follow clear direction and communicate effectively with superiors Must have the ability to complete administrative reports in a timely and satisfactory level as required Be an active and professional participant in customer training and exercises Required to work non-standard hours and have the ability to respond 24/7 when on call Attend regional monthly meetings and progress through Continuing Family Assistance Education and certification Maintain HELP Team Family Assistance Certification(s)
          (USA-DE-Dagsboro) Broadband Specialist I (10935)   
This job was posted by https://joblink.delaware.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/r/jobs/520764 General Responsibilities: As a Broadband Specialist I (Field Technician), you will be primarily focused on new installations of our cable television and broadband services. You'll drive a company van, go into customer homes, and represent Mediacom every day to our customers. You'll also learn and perform a variety. Makes customer drop installations (exterior and interior) complete from tap to antenna terminals on customer equipment in both single and multiple unit dwellings, including pre-wired units. Performs new connects, reconnects, requested and non-pay disconnects; adds outlets; installs and/or removes converts; performs upgrades and downgrades of service. Analyzes picture quality and judges acceptability of picture delivered following installation of cable service. Manipulates connectors, fasteners and wire and uses hand tools. Uses customary CATV hand and power tools in performance of job duties. Completes appropriate paperwork functions as prescribed by system management. Reads signal levels through use of field strength meter; adds and subtracts levels in installation problems; installs connectors on different types of drop cable; maintains proper clearances; installs tap-off devices. Climb poles with proper equipment (safety belt, safety strap and climbers), ladders or other structures as needed. Lifts and carries loads up to 75lbs (including line ladder); Works within limited confines, such as crawl spaces. Properly uses, stores and maintains a VOM or DMM to check for "open" or "short" on line as well as AC and DC voltages. Reads general drop system layouts from blueprints. Inform customers of FCC Rules and Company policies as they pertain to customers. Drives Company vehicles in performance of job duties; uses bucket truck. Generate additional company revenue through effective sales techniques and by offering information about product options , sales campaigns and promotions. Performs other duties such as clean-up and salvage of wrecked out materials; provides general assistance to other employees as directed.
          (USA-DE-Dover) General Laborer   
This job was posted by https://joblink.delaware.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/r/jobs/520757 LABORER Number: 80053 Base: Dover Organization: Recycle Program Pay Grade: NA-02 Pay / Hr: $9.41 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs one or a contribution of the following manual labor tasks: 1. Picks up, loads and unloads materials suitable for recycling from various buildings and activities. Insures loading of truck is done correctly to avoid spillage or loss of material. Loads, unloads and relocates heavy or bulky materials to and from trucks, dollies, etc. Loads and unloads heavy boxes, bulky supplies, and materials to and from dollies, etc, moves heavy boxes, cartons, by hand, hand truck, dolly, forklift; opens crates and boxes using crowbars, and cuts bands using shears; stacks boxes and cartons where directed. 2. Assists in hauling material to holding areas for storage or disposal. Disassembles various items using powered hand operated tools. Sorts and stacks materials using available equipment and prepares material for shipment. 3. Receives, examines, processes and classifies a limited variety of common, easily recognized equipment, metal, paper, plastic and other materials. Sorts paper based on grade. Sorts basic categories of metals and scrap items by determining readily identifiable characteristics such as weight, texture, color and hardness. Metals routinely processed include copper, iron, steel, stainless steel, aluminum and brass. Material classification is usually determined by visual examination; however, occasionally must apply a basic knowledge of magnetic tests. 4. Operates forklift capable of lifting loads weighing up to 4000 pounds to move materials or load materials into containers. 5. Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor. EEO Policy Statement The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
          (USA-DE-Dover AFB) AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC (Arts & Crafts Center )   
This job was posted by https://joblink.delaware.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/r/jobs/520755 AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC Number: 70079 Base: Dover Organization: Arts & Crafts Center Date Closed: Always Open Pay Grade: NA-10 Pay / Hr: $15.06 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Provides instruction to patrons, as requested or as deemed appropriate, and on a regular and recurring basis, performs such duties as: troubleshooting; rebuilding and repairing automotive engines, major assemblies, and components. Utilizes test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, compression gauges, exhaust electrical test stands, electrical testers, special feeler and dial gauges, exhaust and analyzers, engine and chassis dynamo-meters. Troubleshoots defects, diagnoses malfunction, and determines type and extent of repair(s) necessary. Tears down, rebuilds, or replaces complex components, such as engines, transmissions, differentials, axle assemblies, power steering mechanisms, braking systems, cooling systems, wheels and bearings, and hydraulic and electrical systems. Aligns, meshes, and connects repaired units to related mechanisms and effects adjustments according to manufacturers' specifications. Hooks up fuel, oil, hydraulic, and electrical systems to repaired units and makes adjustments to assure proper operation of units. 2. Maintains order in the facility; enforces applicable fire, safety, and good housekeeping rules and regulations. Performs cleanup duties as required. Keeps tools and equipment in good condition by periodic and preventive maintenance. Recommends replacement/repair and/or acquisition of tools and equipment. 3. Performs other duties as assigned. EEO Policy Statement The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
          (USA-DE-Dover) Cook   
This job was posted by https://joblink.delaware.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/r/jobs/520762 COOK Number: 70011 Base: Dover Organization: Child Development Pay Grade: NA-04 Pay / Hr: $10.70 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Performs a full range of simple cooking tasks by preparing and cooking items that require little or no processing such as pancakes, sausage, eggs, hamburgers and fresh or canned vegetables. 2. Prepares hot cereals, broiled meats; prepares and cooks concentrated or dehydrated soups, sauces, and gravies; makes cold sandwich fillings. 3. Prepares convenience items such as frozen hash browns, fish fillets and chicken nuggets. Some cooks at this level prepare and bake pizza. 4. Prepares food by peeling, chopping, grinding, paring, cutting, slicing, dicing, pureeing, dredging, flouring or breading; weighs, measures and assembles ingredients for regular menu items; sets up and replenishes salad bar; portions foods for distribution and meal service, and covers, dates and stores leftovers according to established procedures. Washes and cleans kitchen equipment. 5. Performs other related duties as assigned. EEO Policy Statement The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
          (USA-DE-New Castle) Maintenance Journeyman   
This job was posted by https://joblink.delaware.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/r/jobs/520546 Position: MAINTENANCE JOURNEYMAN - - - Location: DMB and New Castle Airport, New Castle, DE - - - Hourly Rate: $19.60 ($40,760 annualized) - - - Opening Date: June 13, 2017 Closing Date: July 13, 2017 - - - I. POSITION SUMMARY - This position is an entry level skilled craftsman or laborer. Most job responsibilities require proficiency through training and or experience cleaning, performing maintenance, operation of equipment, and similar maintenance work procedures. Employees in this classification work from oral or written instructions, but may be required to work independently and may encounter some new situations requiring innovative solutions executed in a safe, code compliant and efficient manner. Work schedules can be modified to fit the mission which may require the employee to work shift work, weekends and/or under state of emergency conditions. Most work is performed outdoors and can be in any weather condition. The employee is responsible for following established safety practices while performing assigned duties to protect self, co-workers and the public from personal injury and to prevent damage to Authority property and assets. This position is a bargaining unit position that is represented by International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 542. - - - II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - ? Performs routine and non-routine maintenance in electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, landscaping and grounds keeping, roadways, structures, automotive, information technology, electronics, or marine vessels ? Uses experience to identify, anticipate and prevent problems ? Independently, or with others, solves difficult problems ? Uses expertise on specific, complex machinery, equipment, vehicles relating to their area ? Snow removal and emergency response (24/7) to any Authority location ? Operates snow plow, salting and cindering equipment ? Performs manual work on assigned projects when not operating equipment ? Checks equipment for proper operating condition and completes all necessary related documentation ? Ability to read and interpret instructions and blueprints ? Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers ? Ability to perform other assigned duties as required III. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES ? Journeyman level knowledge of relevant field ? Full understanding of relevant Authority policies and procedures ? Knowledge of all relevant federal, state, local and Authority safety regulations and procedures ? Knowledge of state laws pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles on public roadways ? Complies with all requirements of Federal Drug & Alcohol Testing Program at all times ? Full competence in all relevant equipment and techniques ? Effective oral and written communication skills (including listening skills) ? Ability to work in a variety of adverse weather conditions including extreme heat or cold and/or emergency conditions ? Must be capable of lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds at least 20 yards ? Must be capable of performing around hazardous situations such as moving heavy equipment, in and around equipment, at heights, on steep grades, and on ladders and uneven surfaces ? Must be capable of wearing appropriate personal protection equipment such as hard hats, protective shoes and clothing, aprons, gloves, eye wear, hearing protection and respirators ? Must be capable of performing repetitive motions such as grasping, reaching, bending, lifting, twisting, pushing, pulling and climbing. ? Strong interpersonal and relational skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with Authority personnel and external to customers, vendors, etc.; provides the highest level of customer service and professionalism to all internal and external customers ? Abil ty to perform other assigned duties as required IV. TYPICAL WORK ENVIRONMENTS ? Landscaping and grounds keeping ? Roadways, airports, and bridges ? Custodial/general building maintenance ? Painting/rigging ? Vessel maintenance ? Piers, docks, and wharfs ? Crafts (i.e., carpentry, electric, automotive, HVAC) ? Emergency response (i.e. snow removal) ? Heavy Equipment *********************
          (USA-DE-Dover) Custodial Supervisor   
This job was posted by https://joblink.delaware.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/r/jobs/520761 CUSTODIAL WORKER SUPERVISOR Number: 70037 Base: Dover Organization: Lodging Pay Grade: NS-03 Pay / Hr: $12.67 QUALIFICATIONS: Experience demonstrating: Knowledge of management methods and techniques; ability to delegate work; technical expertise in lodging housekeeping operation and program management; ability to develop procedures which mesh the specific goals of the housekeeping program with the broad overall goals of the lodging operation; ability to work with other managers to coordinate respective programs; ability to analyze problems and make decisions considering a wide range of factors and requirements, e.g., standards budgetary restrictions, public and labor relations, EEO, etc.; ability to communicate effectively, justifying program goals and plans, and motivating employees; knowledge of applicable rules and regulations in areas such as budget, personnel, and labor relations, and ability to develop operating procedures implementing these requirements; knowledge of housekeeping methods and techniques; knowledge of various floor, wall, and ceiling covering materials, and developments concerning new cleaning agents, techniques, and equipment. Must be able to communicate orally and in writing. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI). Must be able to exert light physical effort in reaching, bending, turning, or moving hands, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical. "This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use." Must possess a valid driver's license. Position of trust EEO Policy Statement The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
          (USA-DE-Wilmington) Marketing Manager   
This job was posted by https://joblink.delaware.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/r/jobs/520779 Responsibilities include development and measurement of all aspects of the brand strategy, with specific focus on market opportunity assessment, positioning, and launch planning. Partners with Marketing Director to craft Brand Strategy, and identify needs relating to: Market Research/Insight (e.g., market research, analytics, ROI measurement) Brand positioning and messaging strategy Key integrated launch plans to effectively deliver the brand strategy Drives alignment of Respiratory portfolio with a specific focus on integration. Drive integration of commercial and clinical objectives and support development programs as necessary Establish strong alliance with Medical and Sales partners and gain fluency on field dynamics and key success measures Work effectively to integrate HCP and Consumer strategies and develop integrated brand messaging across all customer groups Project Management - Organize people, activities, communication & resources around a common goal and to achieve business objectives in a timely manner Advocacy Management - Create sustainable, long-term relationships with thought leader advocates and customer advocacy groups and develop a thought leader influence map. Creative Concept and Message Execution - Translate the brand strategy and positioning into consistent and compelling messages that build on the customer insights and increase differentiation and interest in the minds of the customer, and refresh as warranted by insight or market dynamics. Vendor/Agency Management - Manage brand relationships with advertising agencies, MED Com companies, consultants, and other third party groups to maximize sales Bachelor's Degree 3+ years of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Promotions experience 3+ years of experience related to Respiratory therapeutic area 5+ years of pharmaceutical experience Experience within early brand lifecycle Experience in Consumer and/or HCP marketing strategy Preferred Requirements: MBA in relevant field Understanding of drug development and translation of clinical endpoints into commercial opportunities critical. Experience in Consumer and/or Managed Markets strategy Experience in Insight/Market Research Sales and/or Sales Leadership experience Demonstrated strong leadership capability and people management skills Experience developing a strategy and executing against it Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation For More Details See Online URL
          (USA-DE-Wilmington) CIED Technician   
This job was posted by https://joblink.delaware.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/r/jobs/520568 Ambucor Health Solutions (www.scottcare.com/ambucor), a division of The ScottCare Corporation, is a provider of consultative and contracted labor services for Ambulatory ECG and Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) monitoring for cardiology practices and hospitals that are focused on providing the highest quality of care while retaining ownership of the clinical services that they offer. Ambucor's business model enables providers to utilize 24/7/365 state-of-the-art ambulatory monitoring technology and labor services to improve clinical outcomes and increase patient satisfaction. BASIC PURPOSE/SCOPE To participate in entry level healthcare management of individuals with cardiovascular implanted electronic device. Position responsibilities include managing assigned accounts, ensuring all patients within account are active, maintaining compliance with schedule, and ongoing technology based care. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Manage assigned customer accounts on a daily basis. Check account schedule daily and performing appropriate schedule management responsibilities via Oneview CRM. Accurately enroll patients into each account daily. Maintaining communication with administrative staff and technicians at customer accounts. Perform patient transfer and deactivation upon physician request for each account. Perform routine interrogation management for each account. Maintain inter- and intra-office communication to support patient care, patient compliance, and management. Demonstrate ability to call patient for reminder transmissions. Troubleshoot customer questions concerning devices. Indicate when sessions have been reviewed in order to trigger the need for data to be reported on. The CIED Technician I will be expected to process the required number of patient encounters based upon the assigned account. Perform other duties as assigned. DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience: High School diploma required Bachelor's degree in healthcare related field or biomedical technology preferred. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of Cardiac Rhythm Device technologies. Ability to enter patient data with minimal errors. Excellent problem solving skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Solid attention to detail. The ability to think logically and critically. A helpful and positive attitude. Ability to learn quickly and work well with others. PHYSICAL DEMANDS CIED Technician Iwill be walking, standing, twisting, bending, squatting, climbing, and kneeling intermittently, and sitting continuously daily. They will be required to reach or work below shoulder level. CIED Technicianmust be able to lift and move up to 5 lbs. WORK ENVIRONMENT CIED Technician works primarily indoors in an office environment where temperatures fluctuate, and the noise level is typically moderate. PERFORMANCE METRICS - All enrollments completed within 5 days of receipt - All scheduled transmissions to be completed within 24 hours of receipt For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://scottcare.hirecentric.com/jobs/110809-35305.html
          (USA-DE-New Castle) Parks Development Planner   
This job was posted by https://joblink.delaware.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/r/jobs/520753 JOB DESCRIPTION: GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for the planning, design and construction related to New Castle County ("County") parkland and open space; does related work as required. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: An employee in this class is responsible for master planning, construction, and land acquisition projects related to the County park system. This employee is an experienced project manager who exercises a great deal of independent thought, creativity and good judgment. This employee has experience with both active and passive recreation and the natural environment. This employee prepares and administers the capital budget relating to this area, may supervise technical and skilled personnel, and works with landscape architects, architects, engineers and contractors to coordinate and oversee design, development and renovation activities for the park system. The employee also coordinates with other managers and administrators in the Special Services Department as needed to accomplish projects. This employee exercises considerable judgment and initiative in planning and administering the departmental development program and works under administrative direction. EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only) Responsible for developing and maintaining the County Park Master Plan; Responsible for the planning, design and construction of County park, open space and greenway projects; Inspects land and facilities to determine their feasibility for park and recreation uses, and pursues acquisition of appropriate properties; Coordinates with State agencies and nonprofits with respect to park, open space, greenway and conservation issues; Develops and administers the capital budget for the County parks system; Oversees the selection of consultants to prepare designs, plans, specifications, engineering reports and related items and to conduct inspections of park projects; Meets with landscape architects, architects, engineers and contractors to implement construction and rehabilitation efforts; Organizes and leads public meetings with respect to park projects; Makes field studies of open space and facilities to determine needs in accordance with current standards; Promotes an ongoing attitude of dedication to excellent public service and ensures that external and internal customers are provided with the highest quality of service; Investigates and locates outside sources of funding for land acquisition, design and development of park projects; Conducts research and prepares technical and special reports as required; Prepares and/or reviews plans and specifications for development and renovation projects; Makes recommendations on zoning, subdivision and planning regulations and policies as they relate to parks, open space, greenways and conservation; Reviews record plan submissions for consistency with park planning and standards; Inspects private open space before turnover to communities; Assigns and supervises the work of technical and skilled personnel who assist in planning and design functions; Represents the County with civic groups, technical advisory committees and similar organizations; Assists in the development and administration of an operating budget as needed; Operates a personal computer or other related equipment in the course of the work. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of planning, design and development of park and recreation areas and facilities; thorough knowledge of current standards and concepts of park and recreation planning and functions; thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of park and recreation areas and facilities; good knowledge of basic budgeting and fiscal procedures; ability to supervise professional and technical staff; ability to prepare and review construction specifications and plans; ability to work effectively with contractors, consultants, employees and the public; ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both verbally and in writing. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: At least three (3) years' experience in the planning, design and development of park and recreation areas and facilities to include the following: at least one year experience in the preparation and administration of a capital budget, at least one year experience in coordinating and monitoring construction projects, and at least one year supervisory experience, all of which may be concurrent, and possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in landscape architecture, park management, park administration, park planning or closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training directly related to the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: must pass a Class III County physical examination and background check.
          (USA-IL-Aurora) Dock Worker (Full-Time)   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065765 XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Boeing, Home Depot, Ikea, L'Or??al and many others. We're growing worldwide. And we're constantly looking for talented individuals at all levels who can deliver the caliber of service our customers require. If you're ready to give us your best, let's talk. We'd like to invest in you. (NYSE: XPO) n Summary: nn Pay Starts at $16.09 nn At XPO Logistics, our dock worker job is not just moving freight. Our dock workers move our business forward. Dock workers are an integral part of our customer service team, helping ensure our drivers deliver freight and final goods safely, efficiently, and free from damage. nn Essential Functions: nn + Available to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, nights and weekends due to varying freight volumes. n + Efficiently sort, handle, load and unload palletized and non-palletized freight using appropriate motorized and manual equipment, including pallet jack, forklift and by hand as needed. n + Utilize mobile hand held devices for tracking shipments. n + Safely climb in and out of trailers. n + Lift freight and other objects of various shapes, sizes and weights (up to 50 lbs. frequently and greater than 75 lbs. occasionally). n + Secure freight inside trailers using appropriate tools and supplies (e.g. pallets, straps, rope). n + Safely walk and stand for extended periods of time on a loading dock that is not climate-controlled and may be slippery. n + Safely walk, reach (including above your head), bend, climb, push, pull, twist, squat and kneel as necessary to perform the job duties. n + Verify and complete required documentation and reports. n + Ability to handle hazardous materials. n + Adhere to company safety policies. n + Frequent contact with service center personnel; fast-pace and deadline oriented. n + Safely work in adverse weather conditions. n + Perform other duties as assigned. n + Prompt, daily attendance at assigned work location. n Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:?? nn + Prior dock/warehouse experience in the transportation industry is a plus. n + Prior forklift experience in a freight/less-than-truckload environment preferred. n + Prior experience loading and unloading trailers preferred. n + At least 18 years of age. n + Highly motivated individual with attention to detail. n + Ability to count and perform basic math, with or without a calculator. n + Basic written and verbal communication skills (documentation, communication with peers, supervisors, etc.) n + Ability to bend, twist, squat, pushing/pulling freight throughout shift. n + Ability to follow instructions and complete required training. n + Ability to work independently and/or as a team member. n + Must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation. n + Pass a company paid Post Offer Pre-Hire screen (physical essential functions) test. n Disclaimer Language nn The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.??They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. nn XPO Logistics is an equal opportunity employer that strives to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. n ?? nn We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified pplicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status. n VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Naperville) Medical Equipment Planner   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065588 IMEG Corp, formed in 2015, through a merger of KJWW Engineering Consultants and TTG Engineers, is one of the largest engineering consulting firms in the U.S. specializing in high performing building systems, infrastructure, and construction-related services. With a global footprint of 30 offices and a deep bench of nearly 1,000 team members, we know the technical skills of our people is our product and we strive to build long-lasting client relationships through our guiding principles, expertise, and iterative project approach. We are currently seeking a Medical Equipment Planner for our growing Naperville, Illinois branch. In this fast pace work environment the individual will work directly under a Senior Medical Equipment Planner on a variety of different projects. They will be trained in the skill of providing medical equipment solutions to our clients. The responsibilities of this position would consist of but not be limited to: develop equipment lists, interpret medical equipment needs from clients - translating information to planning database, provide analysis and recommendations to evolving medical equipment requirement lists, perform and analyze inventory of clients existing medical equipment. The ideal candidate will possess: 2-4 years of related experience in the field of medical equipment planning, materials management, supply chain, clinical engineering or related fields A bachelor's degree (minimum) in an allied health discipline, healthcare administration or biomedical engineering Support Sr. Medical Equipment Planner/Project Manager in the execution of IMEG projects Strong oral and written communications skills Experience in building projects - medical equipment planning preferred Understanding of basic construction terminology and processes (including reading floor plans) The ability to effectively relate to a wide range of healthcare professionals, architects, manufacturers, engineers and general contractors The ability to discuss equipment technology with executive level personnel in a consulting role Able to Travel 25-50% IMEG is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, veteran's status, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Inspector Packer II   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065268 Day-to-Day Role: Review production schedules and ensure that resources are correct and staged for use. Maintain all raw materials needed to complete production goals. Verify product construction quality while maintaining an acceptable pace for packing multiple lines of product. Verify color and print alignment of all print jobs. Verify case numbers and production totals for product produced on all lines. Advise on coming shift of any issues or problems. Keep work area clean and follow all safety rules and BRC standards. Read schedules, manage package ordering and distribution to Inspector Packers as required. Create and manage break and lunch schedules for required Inspector Packers, may relieve Inspector Packers while they are away on breaks. Perform other duties as assigned.
          (USA-IL-Oakbrook Terrace) Customer Service Representative   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063267 Processes orders, prepares correspondence, and fulfills customer needs to ensure customer satisfaction. Transactional needs and order placement in the beginning then once they are hired on permanently, this candidate would be more client facing.nQualifications:nProficient in ExcelnProficient Math skills/numbers orientednStrong organization skillsnAny Telecom Industry experience is a plus, not necessarynAbility to build strong report over the phonenStrong customer service skillsnDisqualification: Sales Background, too much job hopping.nVEVRAA Federal ContractorWe request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.
          (USA-IL-Georgetown) Production Operator   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065650 PRODUCTION OPERATOR: Charges ingredients into vessels/reactors by following SOP's and supervisor instructions. Responsible for maintaining vessel/reactor operational parameters to meet product SOP's to ensure quality product is manufactured. Loads/unloads drums, totes and trucks. Responsible for working safely wearing proper PPE. Occasionally must be able to lift/move up to 100 pounds. Vision ability includes close vision and color vision.
          (USA-IL-Centralia) Route Sales Distributor - Centralia   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065453 We are actively recruiting for Route Sales Distributors in the Centralia market. Route Sales Distributors need to be motivated, energetic self-starters who are able to develop and grow existing sales. This is an outstanding opportunity offering great financial opportunity. As a Route Sales Distributor you will be delivering and merchandising fresh breads, buns, rolls and snack cake products. You will rotate products, pull unsold / dated goods while working with the Managers to upsell additional and new products for their stores. Prior route sales, distribution, grocery store stocking and / or merchandising, delivery, or retail experience is ideal. This position requires individuals who are early-birds and have the ability to work early morning start times. There will be continuous bending, twisting and turning throughout the day. You will also need to be able to push, pull or maneuver weight of 60 lbs. average throughout the day. The Route Sales Distributor positions starts training on an hourly pay with overtime. After the training period, Route Sales Distributors move to a pay of base plus commission, allowing the Route Sales Distributors opportunity to increase sales increasing their bottom line. Interviews are being conducted now for candidates being considered. We are in the process of filling these available positions, so please submit your resume immediately for consideration.
          (USA-IL-Chicago) PepsiCo Beverages Sales & Customer Relationship Associate - 100254BR   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065010 We are PepsiCo PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies with over $63 billion in net revenue in 2015 and a global portfolio of diverse and beloved brands. We have a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes 22 brands that in 2015 each generated more than $1 billion in estimated annual retail sales. PepsiCo's products are sold in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo's strength is its people. We are over 250,000 game changers, mountain movers and history makers, scattered around the world, and united by a shared set of values and goals. We believe that acting ethically and responsibly is not only the right thing to do, but also the right thing to do for our business. At PepsiCo, we aim to deliver top-tier financial performance over the long term by integrating sustainability into our business strategy, leaving a positive imprint on society and the environment. We call this Performance with Purpose. For more information on PepsiCo and the possibilities it holds, visit www.pepsico.com. Functional Description: PepsiCo provides a demanding, fast-paced environment in a competitive industry, where growth equals opportunity and fun accompanies the challenge. Does leading a team of 8-10 sales reps within your first two years excite you? Does spearheading a $10-15MM business sound rewarding? If so, PepsiCo might be the organization for you. As a leader of this Fortune 500 Company, you are called upon to make decisions in "real time" to maintain and grow an existing account base with a strong focus on customer relations. Assignments are based on functional knowledge versus defined time periods. Based on performance, candidates will have the unique opportunity to move rapidly to increasing levels of responsibility culminating in leadership positions in sales, sales operations, food service and possible cross functional and enterprise-wide roles. We are looking for future leaders of the company; our campus hires begin their career with unlimited career growth potential! Our college recruiting program is designed to build future leaders within our organization and groom candidates for key leadership roles. Technology: PepsiCo is on the cutting edge of mobile technology in the consumer packaged goods marketplace. The following outlines a list of technology opportunities you will have available to you in this role: * Mobile technology (software and hardware) for constant connectivity for all roles in the Sales function, leveraging consumer-grade devices (i.e. iPad, iPhone) that are upgraded to the latest availability in the market. * Mobile Apps continuously refined to help the frontline and its leaders guide their teams and accomplish their goals. * Mobile file sharing tools to support collaboration among teams and peers * Real-time data and analytics on key performance indicators and product insights * Mobile selling applications that leverage cutting edge technology, like augmented reality to virtually depict business leaders' ideas for customers. What you can expect: While we will provide you with a specific onboarding training schedule, we also encourage you to engage in internal networking activities with our senior leadership team. Keep in mind, when you work for PepsiCo, you will have access to a variety of operating models within the Beverage, Foods and Corporate environments; meaning you could support power brands such as Tropicana, Gatorade, Quaker & Frito-Lay and still work within the same company! In this role, you will be called upon to: * Successfully interact with Customers and effectively sell in and execute Sales programs and initiatives * Lead district meetings focused on plan to achieve sales objectives and other goals * Conduct periodic meetings with sales representatives to discuss performance and gap closure * Conduct "work-withs" and coaching sessions with frontline to develop their selling/customer service skills and efficiencies * Collect, chart, and interpret statistical data; manage multiple tasks simultaneously * Prepare and deliver sales presentations to customers as required * Demonstrate strong leadership skills to coach, develop, and influence various teams * Learn the PepsiCo selling foundation: use fact-based selling skills and deliver exceptional customer service * Use your creativity and entrepreneurial mindset to grow volume & revenue to achieve Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the assigned area * Activate local and national marketplace initiatives and promotions through merchandising products and building creative displays * Work various schedules; including early mornings, evenings and/or weekends * (As the work environment is physical) stand, walk, reach, and squat throughout the work day (up to 10-12 hours.) What we're looking for: Currently pursuing a degree in: Professional Selling, Sales Management, Business Administration, Communications, Organizational Leadership, Entrepreneurship (other related majors will be considered) Previous selling / customer service experience (on- or off- campus; either through part time jobs, internship, or academic clubs) Proven leadership throughout your academic career (on- or off- campus) Availability to work
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Forklift Operator   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065282 Forklift Operator - Operates forklift equipment to handle and transport finished goods. Day-to-Day Role: Operates forklift equipment including electric forklifts and electric pallet jacks. Transports finished goods product from production to and from warehouse department. Transports finished goods from warehouse inventory to shipping docks. Loads/Unloads inbound and outbound trucks of finished goods and materials. Keeps work area clean and free of hazards Follows company policies, safety regulations, GMP's and BRC guidelines Performs other duties as assigned.
          (USA-IL-West Chicago) Residential Lawn Specialist - sJvPc5i3eACf   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065807 TruGreen is committed to providing personalized attention for our associates. We focus on developing our people by building proud, dynamic teams while helping associates reach their personal and professional goals. We continuously strive to make TruGreen an employer of choice and "a great place to work!" n nPosition Overview Provides service to residential or commercial customers by making timely lawn/landscape applications, diagnosing and correcting lawn/landscaping problems through service calls and other customer communications, and selling/up-selling services to new and/or existing customers, resulting in growth of the customer base. n nResponsibilities 1. Applies fertilizers and pesticides to lawns according to schedule, safety procedures, and label instructions. 2. Drives company vehicle to customer location. 3. Responds on a timely basis to customer requests for telephone and in-person service calls. 4. Completes required production forms and customer instructions. 5. Assists in sales to current customers through contact on route and telemarketing. 6. Measures the lawn of potential customers to provide them with an accurate cost of TruGreen's lawn care service. 7. Performs a daily three-minute, 360 degree inspection of truck and equipment before taking the vehicle out on the road and upon return. 8. Completes production reports, new sales forms, customer invoice forms, daily vehicle inspection report, and cancel/skip notices as required daily. 9. Maintains vehicle and equipment through cleanliness, safety, and general maintenance. 10. Assists in maintaining cleanliness of facility. n nEducation and Experience Requirements • High school diploma/GED or 6 months to 1 year related experience and/or training in horticulture and/or customer service or equivalent combination of education and experience required • License and/or certification as required by federal, state or local government • Requires extensive local travel. Valid, permanent driver's license from state of residence and a clean driving record per company standards are required. Current liability auto insurance required. Must be 21 years of age by date of hire. n nKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. • Mathematical skills to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. • Attention to detail • Verbal and written communication skills • Time management and organizational skills, including punctuality for on-time attendance n nPhysical Demands & Working Conditions 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. An associate that is physically active, works indoors/outdoors, interacts with customers, and may be exposed to foreign substances (e.g., chemicals). n nRegularly required to: • Sit or stand • Walk on uneven surfaces or climb stairs for an extended period of time • Use hands and arms to handle, feel or reach • Speak and hear • Use vision abilities for close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and focus • Lift up to 50 lbs independently • Push and pull equipment n Occasionally req ired to: • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl n nNoise leveln • Moderate to loud n nAdverse Conditionsn • Subject to outdoor weather conditions which may include extreme cold, extreme heat or wet conditions • Subject to exposure to animals and insects • Regularly exposed to chemicals using appropriate safety equipment • Occasionally work near mechanical or moving parts n TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. n We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities n To learn more copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf n TruGreen performs pre-employment testing. n nDisclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
          (USA-IL-McHenry) Service Technician (2nd Shift)   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065198 Medela Inc. As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, protected veteran status, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance. Are you interested in working for a company who is passionate about its customers? Who lives its values and nurtures its employees? Then Medela is the company for you. Founded in 1961 by Olle Larsson and headquartered in Switzerland, Medela today is led by his son Michael Larsson. Medela concentrates on two business units: "Human Milk", with basic research recognised globally and leading in the development and manufacture of breastfeeding products and solutions, and "Healthcare", engineering and manufacturing highly innovative medical vacuum technology solutions. Medela has 18 subsidiaries in Europe, North America and Asia, distributes its products in over 100 countries and employs over 1,600 staff worldwide. Service Technician (2nd Shift) Responsibilities Evaluate returned products and troubleshoot product failures in support of complaint investigations Evaluate and service returned capital equipment Evaluate and prepare repair estimate quote on customer own product Accurately document activities performed in support of returned product evaluations and the results of the evaluation on the appropriate test sheet. Includes photographs of product defects and/or failures on returned products Document returned product evaluation results in SmartSolve for complaint related product returns Review and approve product evaluation results in SmartSolve for retail product returns Run Regulatory Decision Trees in SmartSolve based on evaluation results Accurately document activities performed for product reassembly Mentor and provide support to Sr. Service Quality Technicians and Service Quality Technicians on capital equipment returned product evaluations, product reassembly, testing, troubleshooting and failure mode determination Create complaints in SmartSolve for products returns where a product failure/complaint condition is identified during evaluation and a complaint doesn't exist Disassemble and clean capital equipment product components for reassembly Reassemble and test capital equipment devices for return to the customer and/or inventory. Review and approve reassembly and final testing documentation for capital equipment. Monitor and coordinate workload via SmartSolve Complaint Management dashboards Work directly with in regards to customer complaints, design, evaluations and documentation improvements. Assist in department improvement initiatives Complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations Follows all Company rules and regulations, including health and safety rules Successfully interacts with employees at all levels Regular, reliable performance of all job duties Travel as may be required to meet business and customer expectations Performs all other duties as assigned or as may be required from time to time Qualifications Associates Degree and/or one year of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience must include diagnosing and repair of electro-mechanical equipment, including proper handling and storage of circuit boards Previous FDA experience with medical device or other regulated industry desired Must be capable of performing Basic Math Skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and statistical analysis Must be capable of solving practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables where only limited standardization exists Must be able to interpret and execute a variety of Instructions furnished in English in written, oral, diagram or schedule formats Must be able to routinely perform basic mechanical and electrical troubleshooting activities Excellent verbal and written communication skills Experience working in an environment with global objectives LANGUAGE/REASONING SKILLS Must effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations Must complete routine reports and correspondence including work orders, floor controls and production records Must be able to read, understand and communicate in English Apply principles of logical thinking to solve practical problems EQUIPMENT/TOOLS USED (examples, not a complete list) Computer skills- Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Able to understand data entry into business systems. Digital camera Product test fixtures, multi-meters, gauges, etc. PROTECTIVE PERSONAL EQUIPMENT Hairnet, lab coat, eye protection, gloves, closed toe shoes, no jewelry, no make-u Opportunity If you are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to receiving your application. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/zrpn6tbn3k7kpkw2 PI98462811
          (USA-IL-ROCHELLE) Staff Associate Accountant   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065633 Staff Associate Accountant Del Monte Foods is one of the country's largest and most well-known producers, distributors and marketers of premium quality, branded food products for the U.S. retail market, generating approximately $1.7 billion in net sales in fiscal 2016. With a powerful portfolio of brands, Del Monte products are found in six out of ten U.S. households. Brands include Del Monte, Contadina, S&W, College Inn, Sager Creek and other brand names. The Company also produces and distributes private label food products. For more information on Del Monte Foods, visit the Company's website at www.delmontefoods.com. Position Scope: This position manages and maintains accounting processes in accordance with established corporate accounting procedures and policies, including handling invoices and accounting for 3rd party facilities, general ledger analysis, and compiling data for DC Metrics for the Eastern Region, and working with the manufacturing system. Primary Responsibilities: Handle invoices and accounting for 3rd Party Facilities oVerify and validate rates on accessorial invoices. oCreate purchase orders for 3rd party invoices. oValidate volumes and reconcile with month end invoices received. oPrepare Month End Reporting Packages/Budgets. General Ledger duties oPrepare Journal Entries. oAnalyze General Ledger Accounts. oProcess month end and year end close for the 3rd Party Facilities. CHEP Inventory Reconciliation oReview variances between Warehouse Management System, CHEP and SAP for adjustments to inventory. oUpdate each system as appropriate. oCommunicate to other facilities or with vendor on needed adjustments outside control. Annual Operations Budgeting oLease/Capital review, tracking and analysis. oAnnual budget preparation and review. Maintain cost system/Variance Reporting/Brand Allocation oSet up bill of materials for new production items (including shippers/DRUs & displays). oUpdate bill of materials for new components. oAnalyze production data to explain and report variances. oPerform month-end brand allocation entries for variances and overhead. Rochelle Accounts Payable oCreate and process purchase orders. oPerform the month end close for the SRM accrual. Other duties as assigned Qualifications & Required Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office, emphasis on Excel. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with all levels of personnel. Required Education & Experience: BA or BS degree in Accounting, Finance or Business. Minimum of two years of related experience in general accounting. Del Monte Foods, Inc. offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, and 401k. Del Monte Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Post-Offer Substance Testing Required ALL RESUMES NEED TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH WWW.DELMONTEFOODS.COM TO BE CONSIDERED. (https://www.delmontefoods.com/careers/) Please be advised that your application is not complete until you fill out, sign, and submit an Application for Employment for a specific position for which Del Monte Foods, Inc. is actively recruiting. Your application must reflect that you possess the required qualifications for the position. No sponsorship is available for this position. No agencies or 3rd party vendors.
          (USA-IL-Champaign) General Laborer - Champaign   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065514 production duties as assigned
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Busser   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065429 Job Title: Busser Department: Restaurants Reports To: Sr. Restaurant Manager/F&B Manager FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Union - C-List/On-Call) Summary: This position is responsible for transporting equipment, food, and product to the designated Food and Beverage locations and ensuring the cleanliness of all F&B locations. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Setup front of house beverage areas and stock Properly stock all cutlery, napkins, condiments Clean all tables/chairs/counters/rails and glass areas within area of responsibility Sweep all areas of carpet and floors Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor
          (USA-IA-Davenport) Computer Operator   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065266 A Computer Operator Associate runs jobs and distributes printouts for the Information Systems department. Primary job responsibilities of a Computer Operator Associate include the following: -Runs jobs from the AS/400 as scheduled or requested daily. Runs specific jobs and distributes blue bar printouts in order of priority. -Monitors mainframe, POS system, and telephone lines for any problems that may occur. Places calls to service companies when maintenance is needed. -Must be available to work rotating shifts Monday-Friday; 6:00-2:30, 8:30-5:00 and 2:00-10:30, as well as rotating Saturdays 7:30-4:00 and Sundays 9:30-6:00.
          (USA-IL-Centralia) Part-time Merchandiser (Pull-ups)   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065462 Flowers Baking Co. of Lenexa, LLC is in need of a Part Time Merchandising / Pull-Up Associates in the Marion, mo area. The bakery is a subsidiary of Flowers Foods, one of the top packaged bakery foods companies in the U.S. Flowers' brands include Nature's Own (the #1 bread brand in the U.S.), Wonder, Tastykake, Cobblestone Bread Co., and Sunbeam. This is an outstanding opportunity to become part of a company offering stability and long term growth. Merchandising / Pull- Up Associates will merchandising the products in grocery and convenient stores by front facing the products and restocking the shelves. You will rotate products and pull unsold product. You may also assist by helping in the warehouse and assisting the Sales Manager with additional needs. You must be able continuously bending, twisting, lifting and turning. Hours will be vary throughout the day starting at starting in the morning and going around 4pm on Wednesday and Sundays
          (USA-IL-Mundelein) Regional Network Administrator - Mundelein, IL   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065463 ?? nn Job ID:?? 117232 nn nn Oldcastle Architectural Products (APG) is North America???s leading manufacturer and supplier of concrete masonry, dry mix, and hardscape products. Additional strong national positions are also found in packaged lawn and garden products. The business produces and markets brands you know such as Belgard?? hardscapes and Sakrete?? cement mixes. With over $2B in sales, APG operates across 40??states and 5??Canadian provinces through a network of over 165 operating locations and more than 5,000 employees. nn nn SUMMARY nn nn We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our infrastructure operations team.?? The position we???re seeking a great fit for as Regional Network Administrator is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and support of company systems and associated infrastructure based out of Greensboro, NC while supporting multiple states in the region.?? The candidate will proactively lead and participate in supporting IT projects including new infrastructure buildouts, upgrades to existing infrastructure, routine maintenance, and administration.?? Position requires travel of 70% or greater.???? nn nn RESPONSIBILITIES nn nn + Install, configure, and maintain local area network and wide area network systems, including wiring closets, racks, cabling, file servers, switches, routers, and workstations n + Configure routers and switches using predetermined configurations n + Provide end-user support and training for a multisite infrastructure encompassing computers, network equipment, peripherals, and smartphones n + Partner with IT Support team to provide L2/L3 technical support for escalated issues n + Develop and maintain documentation for regional sites n + Execute site asset management and proactive monitoring of servers, telephony, network, applications, and associated computing resources n + Operate with a cross-functional team of IT professionals and subject matter experts to establish business and functional requirements and translate those requirements into actionable initiatives n + Work closely with IT management and peers to maintain company standards n + Oversee and ensure integrity of remote server backups n + Develop and execute contingency plans for network hardware and software failures including, data networking equipment, phone systems, and servers n + Partner with Infrastructure team members to configure, test, and deploy upgrades and initiatives relating to network and computer systems n + Assist with installations, upgrades, and maintenance for production line computer systems including hardware, software, and networking components n + Act as liaison between end-users and management to understand business and user needs and requirements n + Evaluate, recommend, and procure IT-related equipment as consistent with business standards n + Assist with the development of yearly IT budget and CAPEX requirements for regional sites
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Data Entry Specialist   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065635 Position Title: Data Entry Specialist Position Number: 260526 Location: Chicago, IL Desired Skill Set: Customer Service, Data Entry, MS Office 2003, MS Word, Scanning Position Description: Job Title: Batch Processor Location: Chicago, IL- 60603 Duration: 12 Months Job Description: Pull documents from files, scan the documents through a scanner, index the document in a system and place the documents in the file. Contractor required assist in the process of creating a large volume of web cash movement transactions, scanning of documents for Tax Department, and assist with other projects. Rose International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, arrest and conviction records, or any other characteristic protected by law. Positions located in San Francisco, California will be administered in accordance with the Fair Chance Ordinance.
          (USA-IL-McHenry) Project Manager- Implementation (ERP)(763899)   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063280 Description Project Manager Description The primary responsibility of the Project Manager is to lead a successful Aspen Student Information System implementation, while meeting timelines and contractual requirements. The Project Manager will assist the Implementation Manager with coordination and prioritization of project tasks, managing timelines, maintaining project plans and communicating status to clients, project sponsors and senior management. Responsibilities Manage the detailed the implementation project schedule Identify and track project risks and issues, as well as define mitigation and contingency plans. Regular communication of project status, risks, and issues to clients and internal stakeholders Manage customer expectations and ensure customer satisfaction. Have strong understanding of business and technical problems that teams are solving and be able to work with stakeholders and teams to prioritize, clarify, and organize work based on this knowledge. Required Qualifications 2-5 years of experience leading medium and large information technology projects (e.g. software development, system implementations, business analysis, and process re-engineering) through all phases of the project life cycle Experience in a client-facing role and working in cross-functional teams towards common goal Extensive knowledge of the SDLC, Agile and waterfall project management techniques and tools Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and strong verbal and written communications for technical and non-technical audiences Proficient in using MS Office, MS Project, Visio, or equivalent tools Ability to coordinate cross-functional groups to accomplish goals Ability to manage deliverables during all phases of the implementation life cycle Ability to understand business concepts and issues as well as technical systems processes Ability to work independently and as a member or leader of a team with minimal supervision EEO Employer Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178. VEVRAA Federal Contractor We request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state. We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Claims Manager   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065762 Combined Insurance, is seeking a Claims Manager to join our fast-paced, high energy, growing company. We are proud of our tradition of success in the insurance industry of over 90 years. Come join our team of hard-working, talented professionals!JOB SUMMARY:This position manages and controls the processing, investigation and settlement of claims adjudicated within various units of the Claims Department.?? Provides direction to ensure quality, time service and productivity metrics are met.??RESPONSIBILITIES:Manage all aspects of claim activities, together with peers, to ensure an ongoing and even workflow to achieve departmental goalsMonitor and track service levels, quality performance and productivityAttendance recording, tracking and approvalResponsible for the preparation of various monthly, quarterly, and annual reportsResponsible for performance management of staff, including but not limited to employee development/counseling/evaluation, quality improvementIdentification of training needs and coordination with trainer for classes to address these needsReview, approve, or deny complex claims over authority of adjusters, and within current company guidelines Select, interview and hire new employees Develop and implement new procedures for claim processing to drive continuous process improvementWorks with other departments within the company to resolve issues relevant to effective claim administrationCoordinate audit functions with auditorsPreparation of budgetsHand signing of benefit checksProjects and duties as assigned VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-ELK GROVE VILLAGE) Sales Coordinator - 170009V2-5982   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065019 WELCOME TO SHERWIN-WILLIAMS Sherwin-Williams is the largest coatings company in North America, and the third largest in the world. With $11 billion in sales, 4,000+ stores, and 90+ manufacturing and technical centers, we proudly serve customers in over 120 countries. Our 45,000+ employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today. This position is responsible for supporting the sales efforts at a Sherwin-Williams floorcovering store, servicing wholesale customers. It will determine customers' needs, resolve product knowledge questions, present appropriate products and services, and refer potential wholesale leads to the sales reps and store staff. The position will process orders, schedule/coordinate installations with installers and customers, check installers' orders for accuracy before material leaves store, ensure sales transactions are completed accurately and provide input regarding inventory levels. The role will also communicate customer complaints to the branch manager for a quick and accurate resolution to ensure customers' quality and service expectations are exceeded. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: * Must be at least 18 years of age. * Must have a valid driver's license. * Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status. * Must be willing to work all scheduled hours and required overtime, which may include evenings and weekends, with or without reasonable accommodation. * Must be able to retrieve material from shelves and floor stacks and lift and carry up to 50 lbs. * Must be able to operate material handling equipment (e.g. hand truck, pallet jack, forklift, etc.). * Must be able to operate floorcovering cutting equipment. * Must be able to operate a computer and communicate via the telephone. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * High school diploma or comparable certification (e.g. GED). PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Prior warehouse, customer service or retail experience is preferred. * Customer service skills, including problem solving and handling customer complaints. * Good written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interact with all levels of management, installation subcontractors and wholesale customers. Who we are At Sherwin-Williams, we're proud of the company we keep - our family of loyal employees. To learn about our company and our culture go to Sherwin.com/careers. Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information or any other consideration prohibited by law or contract. VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting appropriate employment service delivery systems, such as state workforce agencies and local employment delivery systems, to provide priority referrals of protected veterans.
          (USA-IL-Elk Grove Village) *Voice Engineer IV(763930)   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063279 Description Description: Designs, reviews, analyzes, and maintains an organization's voice communications system. Makes suggestions to end users regarding voice communications software and hardware solutions, and offers support and troubleshooting. Ensures uninterrupted access to all voice telecommunication features, including voicemail, ACD or PBX systems. May research and recommend vendors. Reports on system specifications to support upgrades and to ensure proper integration. Coordinates upgrade schedules with internal or external programmers. May lead voice communications projects, or offer research support regarding budgeting requirements. May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 6-8 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. MANAGER NOTES: The position requires a Sr. Engineer with in depth knowledge of UCCE including infrastructure components as well as Genesys solution.. The engineer will be responsible for the following: Building out the infrastructure and integration of UCCE and Genesys components with Cisco 10.5 UCCM. Defining, Developing and Implementing Call Flows based on user requirements. Building and implementing Remote Agents. Integration with Verint and/or Nice Call Recording. End to end support for implementation. Development of documentation for call flows and infrastructure components. In depth knowledge of the infrastructure to support UCCE and Genesys environments in HA architecture connecting to Cisco CUCM 10.5. Knowledge of Verint and NICE Quality Recording solutions. In depth knowledge of UCCE and Genesys Reportng. VEVRAA Federal Contractor We request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state. We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
          (USA-IL-Buffalo Grove) Informatica Lead   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065766 We are looking out for an??InformaticanLead for our project team based out of??IL. ?? Job Summary: Experience in??datanwarehousing??development with excellent understanding, analyzing and documentingnand??candidate should be very good in client facing, communication andnpresentation skills. ?? Responsibilities: ??????????????????nDevelopednrequirements, perform data collection, cleansing, transformation, and loadingnto populate facts and dimensions for data warehouse ??????????????????nInteractednwith application development, enterprise architecture, business intelligence,ntechnology services, and vendors on a regular basis ??????????????????nInvolvednwith performance tuning of SQL and understand the goals and risks associatednwith the business and technical requirements. ??????????????????nDemonstratensolid business and organizational skills, and leadership in the use of datananalysis and design tools and methodologies ?? Minimum Qualifications: ??????????????????nExpertnin Informatica Power Center 9.x with minimum 10+ years of experience. ??????????????????nHavenexpertise in design and architecture data flow solutions in Oracle, SQL Servernetc. ??????????????????nAbilitynto understand multiple data systems - OLTP, Data mart, reporting systems andnpropose solutions. ??????????????????nStrongnunderstanding of ETL, data structures, data flow, data patterns, and datangovernance nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn ??????????????????nExperiencenin UNIX shell scripting skill. VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Woodstock) Behavioral Health Counselor   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065251 Behavioral Health Conselor - Family Alliance Inc. Woodstock, Illinois For 33 years, Family Alliance has been dedicated to providing services to adults that are experiencing mental, physical, emotional or social challenges. As a 501(c)3 non-profit with an entrepreneurial spirit, Family Alliance's many programs continue to effectively fill the gap in the network of commercial senior services that exist in McHenry County. Our approach to community services is administered via a culture of empathy and compassion, favoring individuals, including the underserved; families (of all compositions) and community interests. The Behavioral Health Counselor is responsible for providing assessment, treatment planning and ongoing behavioral health services that include therapy, counseling, consultation, community support, group and advocacy services, and crisis intervention. The Behavioral Health Counselor also acts as a resource and consultant to agency staff and the community in general. This position is Full Time and will provide services at the Woodstock and Huntley location. We are seeking an applicant with a Master's Degree in Social Work who holds a LCSW license. Candidates with experience working with adults aged 50 and over highly desirable. For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://www.applicantpro.com/j/598645-127584
          (USA-IA-Davenport) Merchandise Processor   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065217 A Merchandise Processor processes newly received merchandise, involving, ticketing, placing garments on hangers, verifying quantity, style numbers, price, size, color and quality. Primary job responsibilities of a Merchandise Processor include the following: -Matching cartons to proper paperwork, if required. -Removing merchandise from boxes, and hangs items on line for processing following all department guidelines. -Sorting merchandise accurately and timely by style number, color, size and store. -Checking merchandise for damage. -Comparing merchandise received to merchandise ordered, as listed on the worksheet or as shown on handheld scanner. Identifying any discrepancies and reports to Order Checker and/or Department Manager. Ensuring all order corrections are completed. -Counting number of pieces received, compares totals with paperwork or handheld scanners. Records counts on worksheet, as needed. Reports to Order Checker any differences between the number of pieces received and the number of pieces ordered.
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Claims Operations Manager   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065763 nCombined Insurance, is seeking a Claims Operations Manager to join our fast-paced, high energy, growing company. We are proud of our tradition of success in the insurance industry of over 90 years. Come join our team of hard-working, talented professionals!JOB SUMMARY:This role will oversee a team of individuals responsible for providing clerical and quality audit support to the Claims organization.?? The individual is responsible for managing processes and procedures related to compliance, regulatory, internal controls and quality reviews and will work in collaboration with business partners to ensure proper execution and governance is in place.?? ??RESPONSIBILITIES:Manages and coordinates operations activities for a business department to ensure effective delivery of service to all levels of internal and external customers.Has direct responsibility for subordinate staff in accordance with department strategic direction.Assigns, distributes, coordinates and provides direction to the team to ensure consistent, efficient and timely delivery of work in compliance with company policy and industry regulationsMaintains policy, procedures and processes aligned with Claim Best Practices, internal controls and industry regulations.Evaluates opportunities to improve productivity and customer experience by developing and using tools to facilitate efficient processes and monitoring the performance of team and service delivery.?? Collaborates with Claim Leaders and Learning and Development to identify improvement opportunitiesMay participate in business continuity plans, financial plans and budgetsUnder direction, outlines potential vendor capabilities that may include requests for proposal and work with other areas to complete contractsCollaborates with other areas with joint accountability of internal controls, compliance, regulatory, vendor management, quality and/or claim processes.Responsible for staying up to date on trends and developments within department, company and industry.?? Provides clerical support to remove non-core duties from the claim adjusting team.Acts independently within scope of responsibility with a sense of urgency Responsible for the performance and development of self and staff.Reports to VP of NA Claim Strategy & OperationsSKILLS/EXPERIENCE:Insurance Industry and company knowledge on products, systems, procedures, processes and functionsExcellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to provide clear concise and effectiveinformation on complex issuesExcellent organizational, planning and analytical skills to prioritize and execute on multiple projects.Knowledge of business process improvement and ability to redesign and implement VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Dixon) Customer Support Technician   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065528 Responsibilities: Assist end users and dealers in ordering correct replacement and repair parts and accessories for their equipment via phone, email and fax Learn product line to assist in locating parts quickly and accurately Answer phone calls, emails and faxes promptly and professionally to ensure that the company is easy to do business with Communicate with Engineering, Purchasing, Production, Sales, Shipping and Marketing to ensure customers' needs are met Record all sales transactions in Made2Manage software Follow prescribed credit card processing procedures Process cores, warranty returns and parts returns as required Any additional duties assigned by the manager Job Requirements: Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word and Outlook Familiarity with finding files on computer Ability to learn operation of our ERP system - Made2Manage Ability to communicate effectively Good organizational skills Background in hydraulic, electrical and mechanical equipment or general mechanical aptitude
          (USA-IL-Rantoul) Family Advocate - Champaign   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065612 RPC is currently seeking a Family Advocate to join our Champaign County Head Start TEAM! This position provides family support and child health services to families with children from birth to 5 years-old.
          (USA-IL-Northbrook) Senior Developer   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5033414 Euromarket Designs (Northbrook, IL) seeksSenior Developerw/ MSin comp sci, eng, or IT + 1 yr exp in development (or BS + 5). Serve as software developer to design, develop and maintain scalable APIs using service architectures including SOAP and REST as well as database and cache management. Design and build enterprise applications using cloud platforms and their ecosystems. Participate in complete software development lifecycle in a cross-functional, geographically distributed team environment. Collaborate with business stakeholders to understand business requirements, needed capabilities and communicate progress. Develop and implement detailed design documents including technical and functional program design, as needed. Program applications, conduct software walkthroughs and review code. Prepare and plan test environments; develop and execute system tests, unit tests and string tests; and assist with execution of user acceptance tests. Create and modify documentation for programs, process flows, test scripts or other software application needs with the supervision and technical direction of the software application management team. Must have some work experience in each of the following: (1) designing and developing scalable APIs using service architectures including SOAP and REST as well as database and cache management; (2) designing and building enterprise applications using cloud platforms and their ecosystems; and (3) experience with complete software development lifecycle in a cross-functional, geographically distributed team environment. Apply atwww.crateandbarrel.com. No calls. EOE.
          (USA-IL-Ullin) Director of Nursing   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065344 Direct all personal health services programming and clinic operations for the 7 county public health departments in extreme southern Illinois. Supervises three public health program managers and all clinical staff. Develops and implements policies, procedures, and protocols for nursing services and health educators. Provides quality assurance and ensures compliance with federal and state law including HIPPA, OSHA and CLIA. This position reports to the Executive Director.
          (USA-IL-Oak Park) Assembly   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065278 HIRING!!!! Assembly-Morton Grove, IL 1st shift 630am-230pm 2nd shift -1030pm 10.50/hr Paid Weekly! Must have reliable transportation or access to public transportation No attendance issues for first 90 days Consent to drug/background check GED/HS Diploma Prior Assembly experience is a plus Call 708.234.2022 to schedule an interview.
          (USA-IL-Cairo) Office Associate   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065364 Position will provide clerical support and assistance for the center.
          (USA-IA-Davenport) Replenishment Assistant   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065249 The Administrative Assistant - Replenishment assists Buyers with the basic stock process. Some of the functions of the Administrative Assistant - Replenishment are: - Communicates frequently with buyers, divisional merchandise managers, merchandising analyst, basic stock associates, store personnel and vendors in a friendly and professional manner. -Copies historical information and completes set up sheets for new basic stock items. -Pulls and formats replenishment report information for buyers on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. -Creates and utilizes templates to analyze business and improve processes. -Researches and suggests basic stock items to be peaked. -Checks the set up of basic stock items by reviewing forecast and history. -Maintains comprehensive trackers to document changes to basic stock items. -Creates documentation for each step taken in completing area-specific tasks. -Identifies inconsistencies and researches any issues or areas of concern and makes suggestions for changes. -Tests new features of existing software programs. -Reviews weekly basic stock orders to identify, research, and solve inconsistencies.
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Tax Manager - 13941   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063288 Tax Manager-Not for Profit Manager - Chicago (13941) This position has the overall responsibility for exempt organization tax issues relative to assigned client engagements including technical review of information returns. Proactively manage client service including implementing tax strategies, researching issues, correspondence, meetings and client development. Contact, obtain and develop new exempt organization clients through new business development efforts. Identifies opportunities for tax planning and other special services, while effectively managing the work of client team members. Participates and contributes to the attainment of group goals. Coaching and mentoring of staff. Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in accounting * 5+ years tax experience in public or industry with exempt organization background. * Form 990, 990-T and 990-PF experience is required. * CPA required * MST is a plus but not required. * Must be able to communicate articulately verbally and in writing, exhibit good judgment and logic when dealing with client issues. Visit Crowecareers.com and find out what it's like to work with people who love what they do! EOE Company Overview Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of "Building Value with Values," Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With a total of more than 3,000 personnel, Crowe and its subsidiaries have offices coast to coast. The firm is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.
          (USA-IL-Romeoville) Repac/Forklift Operator   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065233 We are currently seeking candidates for Repac/Forklift Operator positions for our DHL Supply Chain warehouse located in Romeoville, IL 60446. DHL Supply Chain, a leader in supply chain management, provides customer-focused solutions to a wide range of manufacturing, retail, and consumer industries in over 500 sites in the United States and Canada. With over 40,000 associates, DHL Supply Chain manages more than 85 million square feet of warehouse space (equivalent to almost 1,500 football fields) and has an annual revenue of almost $5 billion in this region. Shifts: 7:30pm 6:00am Monday-Thursday Starting pay: $13.50/hr +.50 shift diff. DHL Supply Chain offers competitive wages, affordable insurance benefits (including medical, dental, vision, and life) and 401(k) participation with company matching and paid holiday. Benefits will begin after 90-days of employment. A Repac/Forklift Operator will be auditing, packing, then systematically confirming orders the majority of the day and will use forklift seldom. Responsible for checking all inbound and outbound products. Ensures products are free of damage and infestation, product code dates are properly recorded and products match customer requirements. Key Accountabilities: Load, unload, move, stock, and stage products and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, or other power equipment 80% of specified shift. Pull and prepare product for shipment ensuring the exact number and types of product is loaded Keep appropriate records and reports for inventory accuracy. Verify load accuracy; check the load count, stability, and product damage, report variances as necessary. Changes equipment battery or LP tank and monitors power source as necessary. Maintain the facility's equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion. Assist in physical inventories. Complete daily inspection of equipment. Comply with all OSHA and MSDS standards. Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety and report unsafe conditions that can't be self -corrected to the warehouse supervisor Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area in accordance with Exel's standards of housekeeping. Conduct yourself in a polite and service oriented manner towards customer representatives and fellow associates Perform additional duties as assigned by management Job Requirements Forklift operator certificate or satisfactory completion of a forklift-training program is required within the first 30 days of employment Prefer 6 months warehousing and inventory experience Ability to mount and dismount forklift through the duration of the shift which requires bending, stretching, stepping, reaching, climbing, and stooping Ability to follow work procedures and safety rules Ability to read, understand, and follow directions/instructions Ability to use automated inventory control equipment Have appropriate eye, hand and foot coordination to properly use various equipment and/or tools Ability to load/unload, lift/move equipment/product which may weigh up to 50 pounds Ability to stand, walk, bend, crouch, stoop, reach, stretch, step, climb and/or sit frequently or through the duration of the shift Ability to work specified shift Must be flexible enough to work 10 or 12 hours when volume is high Pre-employment drug screening and background check is required. We offer a safe and clean workplace that focuses on teamwork, associate involvement and training. DHL Supply Chain offers competitive wages, affordable insurance benefits (including medical, dental, vision, and life), 401(k) participation, profit sharing, paid vacation, and holidays. DHL Supply Chain would like to thank everyone who submits a resume for this position. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those pplicants selected for interviews will be contacted. For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://dhlsupplychainmw.applicantpool.com/jobs/166412-26367.html
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Sales Manager   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063284 PPG: We protect and beautify the world. At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers' biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter. Why join us: With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally. + Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one. + You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations. + Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies. + Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward. + You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged. Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world. The Sales Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of sales and strategy development within one or more markets. This includes sales in all customer segments for our paint and related products: commercial, residential (new home / repaint), property management, and high performance. Expectations for this role include: + Drive sales, in a designated market. + Calling on the corporate offices of the targeted customers in the market to develop relationships and close sales. + Coordinating sales efforts with Account Development Managers, Business Development Managers, Maintenance Specialist, Regional Sales Managers, Zone Sales Director, and the National Sales Mgr-Res & Multifamily / Commercial. + Communicating appropriate information to all stakeholders, including internal and external customers. + Maintain key customer relationships. + Interface and work closely with store operations to ensure attainment of sales and operating goals. + Responsible for maintaining price objectives across the territory and for agreeing special deals beyond normal established price lists and terms and conditions. + Establishes performance goals and plans for each Sales Representative and conducts regular reviews to ensure performance standards are being met. + Adherence to all PPG policies and procedures including safety, ethics, finance, and human resources. + Recruit, develop, mentor, and motivate sales staff. VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Elgin) Account Representative - 3rd Party - 1708   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063293 Overview n nResolve delinquent accounts of customers while providing quality customer service on inbound and outbound calls. n Responsibilities n n n + Complies with all specified FDCPA, state and city laws and provisions, as outlined in the GC Services Compliance with FDCPA and State Collection laws Statement, the GCS A/R Training program and the FDCPA Test. n + Makes arrangements with the customers to pay balance in full or set up the best possible arrangements. n + Documents all collection activity in the client/GC system in a concise and accurate manner. n + Corrects any deficiencies or oversights as outlined by U/M or Manager during telephone monitor, file activity, or QA reviews. n + Maintains good public relations. n + Cope with high-stress environment caused by speaking with emotional callers. n + Adhere to Company attendance, punctuality, and meal and rest break requirements n + Maintain concentration and focus in order to meet performance goals n + React positively to an ongoing, changing environment n + Demonstrate the ability to handle pressure when attempting to meet deadlines and performance goals n + Maintain good working relationship with assigned supervisors and coworkers n + Work safely without presenting a threat to self or others n + Perform additional duties as required by management n n Qualifications n Education: n High School Diploma or GED is required n Experience: n 6 months of collections experience or 1 year of customer service experience preferred n Computer Experience: n Must be able to type quickly and accurately, use a mouse effectively, and have a basic understanding of Windows-based operating systems. n Skills & Abilities: n n + Speak articulately and clearly n + Interpret a constant flow of information n + Listen effectively n + Work with and apply basic mathematical concepts n + Deal with difficult interactions with customers effectively n + Respond to customer inquiries and statements effectively n + Write in a clear and concise manner n + Manage time effectively n + Solve problems or issues that may come up n + Concentrate and focus for extended periods of time n + Cope with high-stress and changing environment n + Remain alert at all times n + Adhere to policies and procedures n + Adhere to work schedule and punctuality requirements n n All job offers are contingent upon completion of drug and background checks. n GC Services is an equal opportunity employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet n
          (USA-WI-Beloit) 74 - Client Service Representative   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065616 Responsibilities include responding to inbound inquiries and servicing client needs, including account inquiry, account maintenance, account research, fee review, account discrepancy resolution and other client service requests for both deposit and loan accounts. He/she will also have the authority to waive fees or late charges as well as make critical decisions. The Client Services Representative will also explore and refer client needs for additional bank services. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Build client relationships by being able to ask needs based questions and offering solutions based on the client's response. Provide clients with account information and/or resolve account discrepancies. Perform account research as required. Process assigned daily and periodic functions in a timely manner. The following skills are a must: Telephone etiquette with pleasant voice; 10 key data entry; typing minimum 50 wpm; use of correct grammar in writter form as well as oral; ability to make rapid sound decisions that will assist the client yet reduce risk to the bank; able to assist difficult/upset clients over the phone; basic understanding of Word and Excel Working knowledge of: Know Your Customer requirements; Banking fundamentals including ACH transactions, wire transfers, Debit/ATM cards and Electronic Banking EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: 2 years of experience in banking. Must be proficient with computers, detail oriented and have the ability to work within deadlines. This is not an entry level position. Individual must be a self-starter that is willing to learn a variety of new tasks quickly and ebrace change. EOE M/F/D/V For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://www.applicantpro.com/j/599041-88326
          (USA-IL-Oakbrook Terrace) Procurement Specialist - 206754   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063275 PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION Implementation of the Supply Chain Process, inventory management, and investment recovery processes and programs. PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES 1. Perform activities that successfully implement the Supply Chain Process. Support quality and cost objectives by implementing strategies that ensure the total cost of materials and services purchased have considerable value and minimize risk. 2. Assist and support the implementation of inventory management and investment recovery practices; support the maintenance and analysis of inventory performance measures and the planning and forecasting of inventory levels; and support investment recovery efforts. 3. Support Category Managers in the management, maintenance and implementation of contracts and purchase orders and the associated databases; and with supplier performance monitoring. 4. Support day to day process resolution including: un-enterable invoices, supplier changes and adds, unit of measure changes, economies of scale identification and changes. Investigate and correct issues associated with mismatch invoices; contracts, purchase orders, deliveries, shipping, expediting orders, quality, and receiving. 5. Support the processes that monitor and manage supplier relationships, performance oversight, and assist in the development of supplier performance metrics & systems. 6. Support the process to manage changes to customer requirements on material requests, purchase requisitions, purchase orders, contracts, vendor exceptions, receiving reconciliation, engineering specifications, category IDs, and business unit disputes with the suppliers, deviations from normal Supply processes, and emergent requests. 7. Support the Business Units' Emergency Response activities as assigned POSITION SCOPE * Support the work plan and outage schedule requirements for material and services requirements. * Implement sourcing activities related to the purchase of materials or services. * Support the Implementation of Strategic Sourcing objectives and alliance partnerships to ensure consistent quality of material and timely delivery, price savings, and overall supply chain improvements. * Support maintaining a qualified supplier pool is available. * Assist and support communication across business units, and with Suppliers, to successfully source and purchase materials and services. * Assist and support the Implementation of supply chain monitoring activities through the use of performance indicators and trend analysis; the mitigation of supply chain risk Support the Implementation of supplier performance monitoring and associated performance improvement initiatives. Qualifications: POSITION SPECIFICATIONS: Minimum: * Bachelors Degree in business, engineering, science or related field with two (2) years experience or High School diploma or equivalent, with six (6) years of experience. * Good PC and computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Passport, Hyperion). * Good analytical skills. * Working knowledge of the Inventory, Purchasing, and Accounts Payable modules of Passport (Purchasing, Contracts, and Action Tracking); and eSourcing tool.
          (USA-IL-Chicago) DevOps Automation   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063263 Scope of Responsibility/Expectation:nThorough understanding of DevOps PrincipalsnOptimizing, automating, integrating, and monitoring in an AWS/AZURE Cloud environmentnBuilding CI/CD pipelines, and ensuring securitynStrong engineer and coder with experience using languages like Ruby, Python, Shell scripting and ChernAbility to set up and customize open source software and Java applicationsnAbility to write Deployment scripts to standardize code roll outsnFamiliarity with multiple database systems, both SQL and NoSQL (For example, MySQL, Oracle)nProficiency with:nMonitoring tools like Nagios, BAC, etc.nLinux, Unix and Windows Operating SystemsnRelease Engineering tools like Chef, Puppet, Maven, Jenkins, etc.nExcellent communication, presentation and collaborative problem-solving skillsnPlanning solutions to cloud challengesnGreat team player who has a strong desire to have a huge impact on the teamnEEO EmployernApex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.nVEVRAA Federal ContractorWe request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Investments Manager Research Analyst - Chicago - CHI003ZN   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063234 The Senior Manager Research Analyst is responsible for assisting consultants in gathering missing information and additional information about Investment Managers to help better enable consultants to evaluate Investment Managers to identify those who are most capable of generating value for our client portfolios. To fulfill this role, the Senior Manager Research Analyst will (under the direction of the Consultant):nContact Investment Managers directly to complete missing information about Investment Managers and Investment Management strategies in the Global Investment Manager Database (GIMD) for client presentations Provide ad hoc support to Consultants in preparing for internal and external research meetings by gathering background information through internet searches on clients and investment managers Attend Investment Manager Meetings in the local office each week to gain exposure to the industry and observe and learn from the Consultants that lead the meetings n n n n nQualifications:n n n BA/BS degree in finance, economics, or other business-related areas having strong quantitative and analytical analysis Up to 3 years of applicable experience Strong analytical skills and attention to detail Ability to multi-task, manage multiple priorities while working in a rapidly changing environment Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with a high proficiency in Excel Should have an Interest in pursuing a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation or MBA degree At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. We're in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees - whether we're designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as catalysts for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people's current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we've turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today. Visit www.mercer.com for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Mercer n Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at: http://www.mmc.com/. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: www.mmc.com/diversity. n Mercer LLC and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol: MMC). n Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.
          (USA-IL-Geneseo) Sales Specialist   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065758 General Purpose To assist customers in finding & purchasing women's apparel & accessories from Four Seasons. To encourage customers to purchase additional products. Main Job Tasks & Responsibilities Greet customers quickly as they enter your department & approach in a friendly conversational manner. Find out the customer's needs. Recommend, select, & help locate the right merchandise & suggest additional items. Describe a product's features & benefits. Assist customers inside & outside the fitting rooms, keep fitting rooms clean & orderly. Answer customer queries regarding the store and the merchandise. Utilize the floor plan & 5 minute meeting information. Have a good floor awareness & dressing room controls. Occasionally operate the Cash Register, provide change & receipt & bag/package purchases. Utilize the Cash Register for look-ups on size & color for customers' requests. Assist management in arranging, hanging, folding & displaying merchandise. Productive with keeping merchandise area tidy (sizing & straightening). Assist with store maintenance (vacuuming, cleaning, waxing racks). Maintain a Sales Journal for adding new clients, following up with existing clients. Bring any problems or needs to the attention of management. Be able to stand on your feet for a regular shift. Additional duties that may arise in the satisfaction of the customer or store operations.
          (USA-IL-Jerseyville) Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065459 Primary Responsibilities: 1.Provide residents with the required services as listed on the day-to-day CNA duties. 2.Complete all Certified Nurses Aide documentation as assigned and ensure that said documentation accurately reflects services as provided to the resident. 3.Provide continuous restorative nursing in conjunction with the resident's activities of daily living. 4.Attend various in-service training meetings to maintain skills. Training must include a minimum of 12 hours per year. 5.Participate in skills performance reviews as directed by the facility, to be completed at least annually. 6.Perform other duties as assigned as assigned by the Shift Coordinator. Specific Duties - First Shift CNA: 1.Receive report on resident condition changes, new admissions along with Resident Care Information Sheets and CNA Duties List. 2.Initiate A.M. cares utilizing the Resident Care Information Sheet. Dressing and Grooming shall be provided following the RCIS as well as designated restorative programming. The resident shall be transported to the appropriate dining room for breakfast and transferred to the dining room chair. 3.Following dining room duties: a.Clothing Protectors offered and distributed as desired; b.Beverages passed per resident preference; c.Meals served per individual preference and diet, substitutes offered as necessary; d.Residents are assisted with food prep as required; e.Residents are monitored and fed, as necessary; f.Post meal time grooming provided; including hand washing, general personal hygiene as required. Residents are then assisted out of the dining room. 4.Assist residents with toileting, grooming, and return residents to bed as assigned, release restraints, turning and positioning, and answer call lights as needed. Start bath/showers as assigned, strip beds/make beds, take residents to therapy or activities, and pass ice water and/or nourishment's. 5.Follow-up with CNA duties (such as vital signs, ambulation, restorative programs, etc.) per the residents care information sheets. 6.Take breaks as scheduled. 7.Get residents up and assist with toileting and care prior to lunch. 8.Follow dining room duties as listed in #3. 9.Provide residents with the required services as listed on the individual Resident Care Information sheet. 10.Report any observations about residents to Nurses (bruises, open or red areas, behaviors, complaints of, intake and output, vital signs, etc.) on ongoing basis throughout the day. 11.Complete all documentation as assigned. 12.The following duties should be completed as necessary: a.Tidying up residents rooms; b.Complete and updating residents Inventory Sheet; c.Sanitizing necessary equipment. Specific Duties - Second Shift CNA-Garden Court: 1.Receive report on resident condition changes and new admissions along with Resident Care Assignment Sheets. 2.Serve nourishments and complete vital signs as assigned. 3.Start showers/baths as assigned per the Resident Care Information Sheets, strip beds/make beds, take residents to therapy or activities, and pass water. 4.Start resident care following the Resident Care Information Sheets getting residents up for dinner, toileted, groomed, and transported to their dining location, transferred to dining chair, and situated to eat at specified time. 5.Follow dining room duties: a.Clothing Protectors offered and distributed as desired; b.Beverages passed per resident preference; c.Meals served per individual preference and diet, substitutes offered as necessary; d.Residents are assisted with food prep as required; e.Residents are monitored and fed, as necessary; f.Post meal time grooming provided; including hand washing, general personal hygiene as required. Residents are then assisted out of the dining room. 6.Assist residents with toileting, grooming, restraint release, turning and positioning, and answer call lights as needed per the Resident Care Information Sheets. 7.Take breaks as scheduled. 8.Complete showers/baths as assigned per the Resident Care Information Sheets, strip beds/make beds, take residents to activities and/or therapies as scheduled, and pass ice water. 9.Serve nourishment's as assigned and complete vital signs. 10.Provide residents with the required services as listed on the individual Residents Care Information Sheets (catheter care, PROM's, weights, etc.). 11.Complete CNA Duties List. 12.Provide HS care and assist residents as identified on the Resident Care Information Sheets (i.e. denture removal, water, call light in reach, turning and positioning, restraint release, lotion, etc.). 13.Report any observations about residents to Nurse (bruises, open or red areas, behaviors, complaints of, intake and output, vital signs, etc.) on an ongoing basis throughout the evening. 14.Make final rounds, answer call lights, tidy rooms. 15.Complete all documentation as assigned. Specific Duties - Third Shift CNA-Garden Court: 1.Receive report on resident's condition changes and new admissions along with Resident Care Information sheets.
          (USA-IL-Elmhurst) ETO Order Technician Level 3 (RAJP00020757) - 2714   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065666 Minimum Qualifications • 2 year technical school degree in Engineering or Technology field. • Minimum of 2 years of experience in control systems engineering related to information or industrial automation systems. • Minimum of 2 years experience of drafting and designing using Autocad. • Minimum of 2 years experience in manufacturing operations, purchasing, inventory management, or master data control. • Must be available and willing to work overtime as needed to meet customer project commitments. • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office. Desired Qualifications • Knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical • Familiarity with business systems such as SAP and IFS is preferred. • Knowledge of electrical design components • Must be able to work in a project driven environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged. • Must have excellent conflict resolution skills. • Must be able to communicate with engineering, operations, project management and purchasing. • Must perform duties in the office as part of a project team. • Strong aptitude for communicating cross-culturally n Position Summary Manage the flow of the bill of material from design to implementation and managing communication between multiple resources to ensure BOM accuracy. Responsible for first line problem solving for engineering in support of Operations. Responsible for assisting the engineering department in parts creation and extension requests. Time management is critical. Willingness to learn and expand into Mechanical or Electrical Design. Functional: • Interface between engineering and manufacturing • Track and provide updates to engineering and operations pertaining to status of the parts creation workbook and activities. • Request Material Master, BOM, and Change Master in SAP/IFS. • Extract and load partial or complete system BOM in IFS. • Work with engineering to request parts creation in SAP/IFS. • Responsible for the creation of the manufacturing release packages. • Provide feedback on the quality of work packages. Leadership: • Drives the material creation and requisition process for the region. • Primary interface with engineers and manufacturing for new material creation and procurement. • May assist other technicians with material creation as required. • Coordinates with other departments as necessary to satisfy project requirements Interpersonal: • Supports an environment conducive to successful team interaction • Interacts with project management, hardware design, purchasing, and assembly personnel in support of project efforts. • Obtains product technical information from other business units of Rockwell Automation as required. • Supports an environment conducive to customer satisfaction. • Strong aptitude for communicating cross-culturally Business: • Responsible for meeting project schedule, engineering hour budgets, and customer satisfaction targets for own activities in support of the project team. • Responsible for following all applicable corporate, company, governmental and regulatory policies and procedures as appropriate for the position. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
          (USA-IL-Oakbrook Terrance) Customer Service Representative(762898)   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063281 Description Processes orders, prepares correspondence, and fulfills customer needs to ensure customer satisfaction. Transactional needs and order placement in the beginning then once they are hired on permanently, this candidate would be more client facing. Qualifications: Proficient in Excel Proficient Math skills/numbers oriented Strong organization skills Any Telecom Industry experience is a plus, not necessary Ability to build strong report over the phone Strong customer service skills Disqualification: Sales Background, too much job hopping. VEVRAA Federal Contractor We request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state. We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
          (USA-IL-Glenarm) Residential Lawn Specialist - fMuVs2uefLOE   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065797 TruGreen is committed to providing personalized attention for our associates. We focus on developing our people by building proud, dynamic teams while helping associates reach their personal and professional goals. We continuously strive to make TruGreen an employer of choice and "a great place to work!" n nPosition Overview Provides service to residential or commercial customers by making timely lawn/landscape applications, diagnosing and correcting lawn/landscaping problems through service calls and other customer communications, and selling/up-selling services to new and/or existing customers, resulting in growth of the customer base. n nResponsibilities 1. Applies fertilizers and pesticides to lawns according to schedule, safety procedures, and label instructions. 2. Drives company vehicle to customer location. 3. Responds on a timely basis to customer requests for telephone and in-person service calls. 4. Completes required production forms and customer instructions. 5. Assists in sales to current customers through contact on route and telemarketing. 6. Measures the lawn of potential customers to provide them with an accurate cost of TruGreen's lawn care service. 7. Performs a daily three-minute, 360 degree inspection of truck and equipment before taking the vehicle out on the road and upon return. 8. Completes production reports, new sales forms, customer invoice forms, daily vehicle inspection report, and cancel/skip notices as required daily. 9. Maintains vehicle and equipment through cleanliness, safety, and general maintenance. 10. Assists in maintaining cleanliness of facility. n nEducation and Experience Requirements • High school diploma/GED or 6 months to 1 year related experience and/or training in horticulture and/or customer service or equivalent combination of education and experience required • License and/or certification as required by federal, state or local government • Requires extensive local travel. Valid, permanent driver's license from state of residence and a clean driving record per company standards are required. Current liability auto insurance required. Must be 21 years of age by date of hire. n nKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. • Mathematical skills to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. • Attention to detail • Verbal and written communication skills • Time management and organizational skills, including punctuality for on-time attendance n nPhysical Demands & Working Conditions 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. An associate that is physically active, works indoors/outdoors, interacts with customers, and may be exposed to foreign substances (e.g., chemicals). n nRegularly required to: • Sit or stand • Walk on uneven surfaces or climb stairs for an extended period of time • Use hands and arms to handle, feel or reach • Speak and hear • Use vision abilities for close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and focus • Lift up to 50 lbs independently • Push and pull equipment n Occasionally req ired to: • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl n nNoise leveln • Moderate to loud n nAdverse Conditionsn • Subject to outdoor weather conditions which may include extreme cold, extreme heat or wet conditions • Subject to exposure to animals and insects • Regularly exposed to chemicals using appropriate safety equipment • Occasionally work near mechanical or moving parts n TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. n We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities n To learn more copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf n TruGreen performs pre-employment testing. n nDisclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Audit Manager-SEC Focus - 13961   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063290 Audit Manager-SEC Focus - Chicago or Oak Brook, IL (Full Time or Seasonal Options) Our Crowe Horwath Chicago and Oak Brook offices are growing! We're looking for future leaders, which means a Partner career path for you. As an Audit Manager on our fun, close-knit audit team, this is what part of your work entails: * You'll serve a variety of publicly-traded commercial clients in various manufacturing and distribution industries while reporting to senior managers and partners leading those engagements. However, it won't be just limited to publicly-traded clients because you'll also serve privately-held commercial clients. * You'll manage multiple client engagement teams and provide performance feedback to all members of those teams at the conclusion of engagements. Qualifications: * 5 - 7 years of recent continuous experience at a public accounting firm with primary focus on external audits. * You're licensed CPA in the State of Illinois or able to be licensed in Illinois. * Your work history has to have at least some SEC public company experience. * Exhibit strong skills in maintaining great client service while understanding the specifics reporting requirements for companies that are subject to SEC reporting requirements. * Must have skills related to supervising engagement team members and instructing them on completing assigned tasks. * Time management skills to adequately manage multiple engagements with multiple teams. * Strong technical skills in accounting and auditing. This opportunity is open for candidates interested in full-time or seasonal work arrangement options. Visit Crowecareers.com and find out what it's like to work with people who love what they do! EOE M/F/D/V Company Overview Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of "Building Value with Values," Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With a total of more than 3,000 personnel, Crowe and its subsidiaries have offices coast to coast. The firm is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world. Now you may have some thoughts. For example: "My daily commute is adding dark circles to my eyes." Check out our Where to Work policy:http://www.crowehorwath.com/insights/asset/where-to-work-video/ "I'm running out of clean business attire." Perhaps our What to Wear policy can help:http://www.crowehorwath.com/insights/asset/what-to-wear-video/ "I'm not familiar with Crowe's culture." These recognitions speak for themselves:http://www.crowehorwath.com/careers/why-crowe/best-places-to-work/ Want an awesome work culture, growth with an innovative firm, and engaging work? Apply today!
          (USA-IL-Crestwood) Residential Lawn Specialist - pKkNTVyJXZWZ   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065800 TruGreen is committed to providing personalized attention for our associates. We focus on developing our people by building proud, dynamic teams while helping associates reach their personal and professional goals. We continuously strive to make TruGreen an employer of choice and "a great place to work!" n nPosition Overview Provides service to residential or commercial customers by making timely lawn/landscape applications, diagnosing and correcting lawn/landscaping problems through service calls and other customer communications, and selling/up-selling services to new and/or existing customers, resulting in growth of the customer base. n nResponsibilities 1. Applies fertilizers and pesticides to lawns according to schedule, safety procedures, and label instructions. 2. Drives company vehicle to customer location. 3. Responds on a timely basis to customer requests for telephone and in-person service calls. 4. Completes required production forms and customer instructions. 5. Assists in sales to current customers through contact on route and telemarketing. 6. Measures the lawn of potential customers to provide them with an accurate cost of TruGreen's lawn care service. 7. Performs a daily three-minute, 360 degree inspection of truck and equipment before taking the vehicle out on the road and upon return. 8. Completes production reports, new sales forms, customer invoice forms, daily vehicle inspection report, and cancel/skip notices as required daily. 9. Maintains vehicle and equipment through cleanliness, safety, and general maintenance. 10. Assists in maintaining cleanliness of facility. n nEducation and Experience Requirements • High school diploma/GED or 6 months to 1 year related experience and/or training in horticulture and/or customer service or equivalent combination of education and experience required • License and/or certification as required by federal, state or local government • Requires extensive local travel. Valid, permanent driver's license from state of residence and a clean driving record per company standards are required. Current liability auto insurance required. Must be 21 years of age by date of hire. n nKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. • Mathematical skills to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. • Attention to detail • Verbal and written communication skills • Time management and organizational skills, including punctuality for on-time attendance n nPhysical Demands & Working Conditions 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. An associate that is physically active, works indoors/outdoors, interacts with customers, and may be exposed to foreign substances (e.g., chemicals). n nRegularly required to: • Sit or stand • Walk on uneven surfaces or climb stairs for an extended period of time • Use hands and arms to handle, feel or reach • Speak and hear • Use vision abilities for close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and focus • Lift up to 50 lbs independently • Push and pull equipment n Occasionally req ired to: • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl n nNoise leveln • Moderate to loud n nAdverse Conditionsn • Subject to outdoor weather conditions which may include extreme cold, extreme heat or wet conditions • Subject to exposure to animals and insects • Regularly exposed to chemicals using appropriate safety equipment • Occasionally work near mechanical or moving parts n TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. n We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities n To learn more copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf n TruGreen performs pre-employment testing. n nDisclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
          (USA-IL-Oak Brook) Mgr, Customer Business - R02600   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063236 Employee Type:n n Full time n nLocation:n n IL Oak Brook n nJob Type:n n Sales n nJob Posting Title:n n Mgr, Customer Business n nJob Description:n n The Manager, Customer Business sells to a major direct headquarters account, or multi-unit key accounts and brokers. This role is responsible for maximizing sales by implementing advanced business planning, forecasting, analytical and category management expertise. The Manager, Customer Business will build relationships with account personnel including top management, merchandising, accounting, advertising, operations, logistics and finance, collaborate with internal sales and marketing teams to achieve sales objectives and develop and manage sales plans and ensures equitable disposition of customer problems. Accounts are typically sophisticated in terms of category management and complexity. The incumbent may be assigned to special markets/complex product lines that require significant client relationship skills. n nRoles & Responsibilities: n n Customer Account Management: Demonstrate ability to drive sales results while providing best in class customer service. n n + Contact other food packaging facilities to explore co-pack opportunities for THS n + Maintain and cultivate relationships with existing co-pack customers n + Work with the Costing department to justify margins and financial gain from co-pack opportunities n + Once deemed a viable opportunity, responsible for getting proper forms and documentation to potential customer. This includes but is not limited to: Contractual non-disclosure agreement, Co-pack supplier agreement, Corporate Quality Supplier Manual, Contract for legal to review/approve, pricing process, packaging terms, insurance indemnification, material management agreements, Inventory reporting requirements, New product paperwork set-up, graphics design, Kosher certification and any other required forms deemed necessary. n + Negotiate slotting and terms of trade activity with customer n + Create and present business reviews n + Gain customer approval for in-store activation (IRC, Tear Pads, Signs, etc.) n + Create/maintain merchandising grid n + Address retail pricing issues with customer n + Manage routine cuts/supply issues with customer n + Secure order for DRUs/MODs from customer n + Communicate changes to Treehouse Foods policy, discontinued items, pricing actions, recalls/product quality issues to customer n + Handle customer/consumer complaints n n Manage Meals foods product sales: Utilize product, category, customer, and consumer data to identify opportunities and prepare selling presentations. n n + Manage new product launches n + Expand distribution of TreeHouse Foods products n + Manage multiple food groups n n Business Planning/Financial accountability: Conduct sales analytics, using available insights to provide solutions to customer needs. n n + Develop annual business plan and achieve top and bottom line financial goals n + Align customer strategies with TreeHouse Foods' strategic plan to build a collaborative business plan n + Understand and execute marketing plan sales material n + Monitor trade activity execution n + Complete ongoing general business analytics and evaluate risks, opportunities & threats n + Evaluate customer specific reports and standardized IRI reports n + Monitor daily cut reports and take action where necessary n + Relationship Management within internal matrix organization n + Work in conjunction with retail effectiveness to communicate sales priorities (new items/UPC changes/POGs) with retail broker par ner n + Communicate to other sales personnel and functions within TreeHouse Foods as needed n n nSkills, Knowledge and Abilities:n n n + Strong negotiation skills n + Strong business and financial acumen: business analytics skills, customer P&L agility, ability to plan, track and evaluate trade management n n + Ability to make recommendations for solutions based on information gathered and analyzed from the systems previously mentioned n + Strong attention to detail and accuracy of data entry n + Understanding of the total business process and procedures n + Ability to manage trade spending n + Demonstrates sales competencies consistently and effectively. n + Strong technical, report running and analytical abilities n + Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite n + Strong verbal and written communication skills n + Ability to troubleshoot problems n + Ability to work within a matrix organization. Works with multiple Account Managers/Sales Directors to discuss and prioritize work initiatives n n nEducation: Bachelor's Degree Required - Type: Business, Finance, Marketing or related field n n n nMinimum Experience Preferred: Minimum of one year in Broker or Sales Analyst role with a minimum three years' industry related experience n nTrav
          (USA-IL-MINOOKA) Sr Mgr, Distribution - 415402200   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065147 Company Overview n Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger's distribution centers and branches worldwide. n Position Description n Responsible for the inbound or outbound operations of a high volume, order fulfillment, multi-shift distribution center. Administer all functions to ensure timely accurate product receipt, order fulfillment, and the optimization of resources and processes while operating within budget. Develop and implement processes to ensure compliance with company policies/procedures, continual process improvement and drive employee initiatives to create and promote an environment where team members are involved, empowered, and committed to the success of the Company, thereby negating the need for third party representation. n Provide leadership for large team member populations in non-exempt positions and up to 4 direct reports in exempt positions that both maximize and optimize resources in support of the company's goals and objectives in serving Grainger customers. • Design and implement staffing strategies to ensure work force is flexible and can respond to variations in work flow. • Effectively lead and develop the Process Managers, Supervisors and team members utilizing performance management tools to enhance performance and achieve individual as well as Company goals. • Ensure that the appropriate SMART goals are set and achieved, (Safety, Quality, Productivity and Positive Employee Relations), through the proper execution of continuous improvement and performance drivers. • Work closely with team members to communicate and educate on work instructions, policies, procedures and process improvement initiative. • Ensure their team clearly understands expectations and they are focused, capable, and accountable for being efficient and effective. • Ensure standardization and sharing of best demonstrated practices with Operations, Distribution Center and as appropriate across the Distribution Center Network. • Ensure the Company's physical assets (building, equipment, inventory, etc.) are properly controlled, maintained, protected and utilized. Utilize process improvements to continually improve operational efficiencies (Cost Per Line). • Accountable for inventory throughput at the Distribution Center serving 100,000+ customers. • Develop and implement policies and procedures to improve inventory integrity (Inventory Availability and Accuracy), and ensure proper management inventory in excess of $30M. • Ensure superior customer service to customers (Order Accuracy and UPS Damages) and internal partners by delivering on shipping commitments to customers and continually improving the DC processes. • Ensure 100% same day shipping regardless of daily variations in business levels. • Ensure compliance with Company, OSHA, DOT, and EPA regulations with particular emphasis on hazardous materials and power industrial equipment requirements to reduce injuries, property damage and workers compensation cost. • Implement policies, procedures, and training o reduce work-related injury/illnesses and insure a safe and healthful workplace (OSHA Recordable and LTA Rate). • Maintain the non-union status of the work force through team member engagement initiatives, recognition programs and ensuring that all team members within their operation are treated fairly, consistently, with respect, and have the tools necessary to perform their jobs. (Turnover). n This section contains the level and types of decisions and the impact of the job on the organization. In absence of the DC Director, assumes responsibility for day to day operations of the Distribution Center. n Position Requirements: n To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Principal Duties and Responsibilities satisfactorily. In this section, list the background minimal requirements, skills and abilities one needs to perform the job. n • Customer Order Fulfillment $300M up to 1 billion in sales • Inventory Control $30M up to 125M in inventory • Sq. Ft. 350K - 1.3M total Sq. Ft. of warehousing • Orders/day 4K -12,000 customer orders/day • Direct Reports 20+ team members • Replenishment- $ shipped/wk. $5M-$20M shipper per week • Replenishment- $received/wk. $5M-$500M received from suppliers per week. Undergraduate degree in business, logistics, material management or a related field of study or equivalent experience with 5 yea
          (USA-IL-Danville) Area Supervisor   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065301 KIK Custom Products KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Job ID 2017-4578 # of Openings 1 Job Location US-IL-Danville Posted Date 6/29/2017 Division KCM Overview: KIK Danville is searching for an Area Supervisor with a successful track record of leading by example. Strengths must include leadership experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment. Ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, is a good coach and mentor and has the ability to promote and enhance employee relations. This position is responsible for supervising 4 production lines, including all employees associated with those lines. This position is on 3rd Shift (11 PM - 7 AM). Essential Job Functions: Directs the work team and supervises the assigned area's production to meet published schedules including the management of line crewing and temporary workforce. Maintains a consistently safe work environment and personally demonstrates his or her commitment to safety and compliance. Achieves consistent quality and high efficiency levels by optimum utilization of equipment and manpower. Ensures efficient coordination and processing of a high volume of work orders and develops and maintains a very close and effective working relationship with all other departments. Directs involvement with improving operating efficiencies, reducing costs, identifying unfavorable trends, and taking timely corrective actions. Holds employees accountable for maintaining an audit or inspection ready workplace at all times. Responsible for supervising activities of production lines to achieve production rates that meet or exceed standards including the supervision of efficient changeovers. Responsible for the training and performance management of team members to ensure that each line is staffed with qualified and motivated individuals. Ensure the identification of product quality problems and implementation of corrective actions. Utilizes theory of constraints or lean manufacturing techniques to evaluate and manage production counts, machine speeds, scrap and downtime to drive reliability to desired levels. Ensures their team records and reports accurate production counts, machine speeds, scrap counts, line down time and other data called out in SOPs. Enforces all GMP's, Safety, Quality, and Environmental regulations and compliance as well as company policies and SOPs. (Includes promotion of Near Miss program and Quality program) Performs BOS audits, ensure the cleaning activities are accomplished and signed in the clean logs, ensure the Deep Cleaning PMs are performed and documented, and Ability to hold employees accountable and perform disciplinary actions when necessary. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time. Qualifications: Minimum two-year degree or significant experience required in area of discipline 2 years experience in a supervisory production role, Union experience an huge plus Knowledge of cGMPs, FDA knowledge a plus Production experience in packaging, manufacturing environment Knowledge and use of Lean tools and Continuous Improvement manufacturing environments. Knowledge of engineering and technology principles and practices (5S, Lean) Solid computer skills Thank you for your interest and consideration of a career with KIK! Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/wjm7kvnnw5hkm444 PI98463862
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Delivery Solutions Project Manager   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065228 DHL eCommerce Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/VET Location: Illinois, Chicago (ORD2) Job Code: 2577 # of Openings: 1 SUMMARY: Will manage one or more projects simultaneously and will have responsibility for delivering those projects on time, within budget, and with the expected results.The Delivery Solutions Project Manager will closely work with the Metro Logistics operations team, be based in our Chicago, IL office and have responsibility for multiple projects. This position will work closely with our Product Management team and be deeply involved in the successful launch of eCommerce delivery solutions.This position will report to the area manager and will be instrumental in ensuring the cost and quality targets of new delivery solutions are met. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities include the following. Focus is on managing multiple projects either directly or indirectly, but can be extended as needed. *Oversees one or more projects for the Metro Logistics department. *Utilizes previous operations management experience to evaluate, troubleshoot, redesign and develop new workflow solutions in assigned location/s. *Performs advanced root cause analysis on field metrics to enhance cost effectiveness in the field. *Develops SOPs, manuals or other documentation for the assigned projects. Supports training and implementation activities. *Supports the creation of layout planning of existing and new Distribution Hubs, including assessment of new options (size, layout). *Supports business cases and ROI calculations and tracking. *Supports budget/CapEx planning and maintains target budget vs. actual budget for assigned projects to the degree that it is relevant for KPI-achievement. *Drives compliance to DHL standards and goals *Other duties as assigned. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: BS/BA in business management, logistics, or industrial engineering and 5-8 years of operations experience or MS/MA and 3-5 years of operations experience. REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS: *Willingness to travel up to 20% or as needed. *Proficiency in MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, working knowledge in Visio, AutoCAD and MS Project. *Good written and verbal communication skills. *Experience in parcel sorting automation, automation design and implementation is a plus. *Experience in developing and implementing SOPs to support new work processes. *Experience in statistical and lean manufacturing methods e.g. Control charts, Pareto principle, capability analysis, probability/regression, design of experiments, Value Stream Mapping, Poka-Yoke, Andon is a plus. *Experience in launching of a new facility is preferred REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: *Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans. Communicates changes effectively *Time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills necessary to work in a fast-paced environment, handling various tasks and changing priorities, while maintaining a high attention to detail and accuracy to achieve daily assignments and goals. *Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information. Collects and researches data. Designs work flows and procedures. *Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves business problems in a timely manner. *Project Management - Develops project plans and coordinates projects *Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions. *Presentation/Communication Skill - Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively. Comfortable presenting to a large audience and/or to senior management. *Interpersonal Skills - Easily develops positive relationships across all levels in organization. Creates buy-in and leads effectively in positions without explicit authority. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: *Ability to work different shifts, inclu ing nights. *Ability to travel to remote sites as required (50%). *Frequent standing and walking. *Ability to randomly lift and move up to 50 lbs. items. Equal Opportunituy Employer - Veterans/Disability Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/wmdxxr348xr68dtm PI98461292
          (USA-IL-Collinsville) General Laborer - GeiPqxruPBsS   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063237 TruGreen is committed to providing personalized attention for our associates. We focus on developing our people by building proud, dynamic teams while helping associates reach their personal and professional goals. We continuously strive to make TruGreen an employer of choice and "a great place to work!" n nPosition Overview Under close supervision, responsible for performing a range of common manual labor duties including, but not limited to, lifting and moving materials, loading and unloading lawn care products from vehicles, digging and refilling holes and routine grounds maintenance tasks. Assists specialists with production and provides assistance in an overall team effort. n nResponsibilities 1. Reads production schedule, customer order or work order to determine items to be moved, gathered, distributed or serviced. 2. Conveys materials and items from receiving or production areas to storage or to other designated areas. Records amounts of materials or items received or distributed. 3. Operates and/or maintains equipment such as a lawn tractors, spreaders, aerators and seeders. 4. Performs routine grounds maintenance or grounds equipment maintenance in accordance with established safety procedures. 5. Interacts with the customer onsite as needed to receive further direction regarding area to be serviced. 6. May engage in snow or ice removal ice from walks, driveways or parking lots. May rake and mulch leaves, aerate, seed, fertilize, mow and/or repair damaged lawns. 7. May assist in the pruning of trees and shrubs. 8. May drive vehicle to production locations and assigned areas. n nEducation and Experience Requirements n • High school diploma/GED or 6 months to 1 year related experience and/or training in horticulture and/or customer service or equivalent combination of education and experience required • License and/or certification as required by federal, state or local government • Requires extensive local travel. Valid, permanent driver's license from state of residence and a clean driving record per company standards are required. Current liability auto insurance required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid DOT medical card. Must be 21 years of age by date of hire. n nKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, short correspondence and memos. • Ability to effectively communicate in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. • Ability to travel locally as needed. n n Physical Demands & Working Conditions n n 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. n n Regularly required to: n n n + Sit, stand and walk n + Use hands and arms to handle, feel or reach n + Speak and hear n + Use close vision abilities n n n Occasionally required to: n n n + Lift or move up to 25 lbs n + Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl n n The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. n nNoise leveln n *Low to moderate n nAdverse Conditionsn n *Minimal n TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. n We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities n To learn more copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdfn n TruGreen performs pre-employment testing. n Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. n
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Treasury Management Client Service Consultant   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065341 PrivateBancorp, Inc. through its subsidiaries, delivers customized business and personal financial services to middle-market companies, as well as business owners, executives, entrepreneurs and families in all of the markets and communities we serve. We provide a comprehensive benefit package including paid vacation and holidays, 401(k) with employer match, insurance and EAP. Please visit our web site www.theprivatebank.com to learn more about The PrivateBank and Trust Company and PrivateBancorp, Inc. listed on NASDAQ PVTB. The PrivateBank is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran The person in this position would need to possess a client-centered vision to spend time in the treasury management call queue assisting external clients with respect to all treasury management products & services. This position would also be assigned maintenance requests on Small Business clients. They would also be responsible for handling emails to the client services mailbox and online banking Business Service Tool (BST) responding in a client-focused, effective and well-crafted manner. The ideal candidate should be familiar with treasury documentation and servicing the following treasury management products: remittance and deposit, remote capture, Internet banking, ACH origination, wires, positive pay, bill payment, sweeps, account analysis, and account recon. This individual would perform token distribution so we meet audit requirements for separating roles and email full recon client statements. Essential Duties: Work within a treasury call queue bringing resolution to client product and service issues. Utilize client issue & inquiry tracking system. Work closely with clients and prospects on a consultative basis. Identify opportunities to improve overall delivery of the Bank's treasury management services. Required Skills (including PC software): Knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional (Excel and Microsoft Word) necessary to complete many daily responsibilities. Knowledge of the FIS / Metavante data processing system preferred. Good verbal and written communication skills. Desire to work in a team-oriented environment is a must. Transportation required for in-person meetings/installations of treasury management products and services at client locations. 2 to 3 years in banking specifically relating to Treasury Management products and services Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/kw5hyj9kcfvrvwpw PI98465382
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Loan Operations Specialist II   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065696 PrivateBancorp, Inc. through its subsidiaries, delivers customized business and personal financial services to middle-market companies, as well as business owners, executives, entrepreneurs and families in all of the markets and communities we serve. We provide a comprehensive benefit package including paid vacation and holidays, 401(k) with employer match, insurance and EAP. Please visit our web site www.theprivatebank.com to learn more about The PrivateBank and Trust Company and PrivateBancorp, Inc. listed on NASDAQ PVTB. The PrivateBank is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran This position is responsible for the final step in the process of closing a loan and is responsible for disbursement of funds. Duties include processing payments, advances, performing system maintenance, processing payoffs, reviewing reports and investigating unapplied/rejected funds, preparing cashier's checks for loan advances, monitoring incoming wire mailboxes, investigate/resolve open reconciliation items and other tasks as required within Loan Services Detail oriented and organized with at least 1 year of similar loan service expereince. Must possess strong computer skills and have working knowledge of IBS (Metavante) and ACBS loan system or other comparable loan applications. Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/trhvzcsy2675bmxm PI98467304
          (USA-IL-Springfield) Organizational Quality Coordinator (3086)   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065425 *Organizational Quality Coordinator, SIU HealthCare Core (S1703086)* SIU Medicine - Springfield, IL *Overview:* An employee at this level, under the general supervision of higher level personnel, is an experienced quality specialist with responsibility for team and project management of quality improvement initiatives at the organizational level, including high-profile, strategic aims. The scope and scale of projects at this level require advanced project management, analytical, and performance improvement skills, utilizing systems thinking. To review the position description for this vacancy, please visit our website at https://siumed.hiretouch.com
          (USA-IL-LAKE FOREST) Director, Workforce Management - 403443400   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065148 W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW), headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, is an industrial supply company founded in 1927. With 23,000 employees, Grainger partners closely with customers to understand their challenges and provide cost-effective solutions for their maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) needs. The organization is a Fortune 500 Company with greater than $10B in revenue, and is often recognized as one of Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Companies. n nBASIC FUNCTION: n n Reporting directly to the Vice President of Contact Centers, the Director, Workforce Management will be responsible for building, managing and owning workforce management strategy, processes, development and execution of high Customer Service levels while ensuring efficient utilization of resources. Ongoing responsibilities will also focus on long-term operations capacity planning, processes and tool development to optimize our staffing strategy. n This leader will partner with Site Directors (Operations), Director, Strategy, and other cross-functional leaders (Finance, HR, Supply Chain, ES, etc.) to develop staffing strategies that align to the Contact Center and Grainger strategies. This role is characterized by high levels of scope, complexity and independent decision making in a constant changing environment as the Contact Center strategy continue to evolve. This role also provides consultative support for other Grainger businesses such as AGI, Zoro, etc. who leverage the CC resources, processes and systems to support their staff planning needs. n This role can be located in Phoenix, AZ or at our Lake Forest headquarters. n nKEY RESPONSIBILITIES: n + Work effectively with cross functional leaders such as Operations, Finance, HR, Systems to achieve service, cost and team member objectives through efficient staffing, scheduling, training and communication to enable Site Operations to focus on exceptional customer service. + Coach and develop by accurately accessing strengths and development needs of employees, giving timely and specific feedback, as well as challenges direct reports to optimize performance. Manages team objectives, training requirements and career development. + Identify, create and provide reports and analysis to Customer Service Leadership to assist in making informed business decisions. To drive awareness and accountability for key factors impacting service performance. + Interact with Contact Center and Supply Chain Senior Leadership to articulate operational effectiveness, make problems visible, and challenge with innovative solutions to balance cost and service. + Investigate, evaluate and help implement Workforce Management tools and Telephony functionality as required. Develop roadmap to leverage technology to advance the WFM capabilities/efficiencies. + Build an effective team committed to organizational goals; fostering collaboration among team members to address relevant issues. Mobilizing people to take action. + Develop and execute a WFM strategy that aligns to Grainger, Contact Center and Site Strategies. + Develop staffing models that drives flexibility to deliver strong service levels and lower cost to service. + Develop and implement disaster contingency plans for the Contact Center organization. + Manage Continuous Improvement activities that drive stronger customer experience at lower cost to serve across the end to end customer journey. n nREQUIRED EXPERIENCES AND COMPETENCIES: + Bachelor's Degree or equivalent business experience. + Minimum 5-7 years experience in service center operations + Minimum 8-10 years experience with Workforce Management pro ess and tools experience (i.e. Aspect, Blue Pumpkin, IEX) and ACD technology (i.e. Avaya, Cisco). + Strong expertise in in capacity modeling, workforce management tools and operational planning methodologies. + Proven experience in leading workforce management team in a multi-site contact center structure. Experience in a centralized WFM environment is a plus. + Must be able to provide clear and concise direction in a rapidly changing environment. + Expert understanding of conflict management, including negotiations and consensus building + Proficient relationship building skills, including the capacity to predict and manage behaviors, build and leverage cross-functional partnerships within and outside the CC and Grainger organizations and leverage influential leadership. + Possess expert analytical, problem solving and decision making skills. Uses data/analytics to get to root cause/improvement opportunities. + Understanding of interdependency between the staffing, processes and systems and how they link to high service and lowest total cost. + Proficient project planning skills, including the ability to organize, prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potential conflicting priorities. + Successful track record of leading large teams (~1600+ team members) through change management.
          (USA-IL-Hanover Park) Microscope Sorter   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065384 Perform a quality check and sort precision machined components using a microscope.
          (USA-IL-Peoria) Cash Logistics Processor - 19322   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063235 Behind every bank transaction is a proud member of our team working with respect for our legacy and excitement for the future. In branch locations around the world, we're doing critical work that keeps modern commerce moving. We verify bank deposits, prepare cash shipments and connect money from one place to the next. We do it because it makes us proud. Brink's Proud. As a Cashier-Teller at Brink's, you'll work within our branch locations to account for the cash and valuables we transport to banks and businesses worldwide. Your Role as a Cashier-TellerWe're the backbone of modern finance, connecting banks and businesses around the world with solutions that keep them moving forward. Our Cashier-Tellers enjoy a casual working environment and high-responsibility work that keeps ATMs filled and businesses running. Additional responsibilities include. *Process, verify and reconcile inbound and outbound currency transactions*Complete data entry for all currency transactions*Prepare outbound currency orders and replenishments*Count, verify and report currency inventory dailyThe Skills You NeedWe're looking for professionals who fulfill the promise of our brand. A promise to uphold the integrity of our legacy and embrace our future. A promise to work with authority and confidence. A promise to respect the trust we've earned and pay it forward with the work we do. Our Cashier-Tellers work independently in our branch locations and have the flexibility to meet the unpredictability of the workday. Additional requirements include:*At least 21 years of age*A valid firearms permit OR ability to pass applicable firearms licensing requirements*A valid guard card OR ability to obtain a guard card or any other required licenses*Ability to lift at least 50 poundsThe Ideal CandidateAre you cut from the Brink's cloth? We prefer candidates that have previous banking or professional finance experience. Preference is also given to candidates with a military background.A Career Worth BuildingAt Brink's, we value our team members and offer our Cashier-Tellers a fast-paced work environment and their own workspace. We invest in growth and opportunity by providing world-class training both locally and globally, like Brink's University. We also believe in cross-training our team members in order to ensure diverse skillsets. Other benefits of building your career at Brink's include: *Insurance, including health, dental and life*401(k) with company match*Paid vacation, holiday pay and profit sharing*A strong, team-oriented culture*Opportunity to make a difference to our customers*A fast-paced, ever-changing environment*The strength and stability of our 156-year historyAbout Brink'sBrink's is the global leader in security and logistics services, trusted by banks, financial institutions and businesses in both public and private sectors. We deliver the currency of the world to businesses in our communities. We do it because we're needed. We do it because we're trusted and valued. We do it because it makes us proud. Brink's Proud.What's Next? Thank you for considering applying for a job at Brink's U.S. To be considered for this position, you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature.Upon completion of the application process, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application. We will review all candidates and notify you of your status should we deem you fit for a job. Thank you again for your interest in a career at Brink's U.S. For more information about future career pportunities, join our talent network, Like our Facebook page or Follow us on Twitter. --Brink's is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or history or any other characteristic protected by law. Brink's is also committed to providing a drug free workplace. Requirements:* Minimum of 21 years of age * A valid firearms permit OR ability to pass applicable firearms licensing requirements* A valid guard card OR ability to obtain a guard card or any other required licenses* Ability to read, count, add, subtract, write and record numbers* Ability to bend, squat, stoop, stand, walk, lift up to 50 pounds, sit, push, pull, wrist/hand/finger dexterity, and perform all other essential functions with or without reasonable accommodationsPreferred Qualifications* 10-Key by touch* General ledger or basic bookkeeping skillsProfessional Skills* Excellent ethics and integrity* Excellent customer service* High attention to detail * Ability to work independently* Professional demeanorBenefits* Insurance including health, dental, and life* 401(K) with company match
          (USA-IL-Burr Ridge) Installer   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065719 Responsibilities include (but not limited to): Loading and unloading equipment necessary for jobs; Removing pre-existing gutter systems from job sites; Installing the LeafGuard gutter system on customers' homes; Maintaining a professional attitude; And maintaining cleanliness of company vehicles and warehouse. Hours: 6:30am-Until the job is complete Pay potential $30-$50K a year Both LeafGuard by Beldon, Inc. and LeafGuard Great Plains are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Vice President, Business Incentives   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063287 Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, disputes and investigations, M&A, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting.?? ???????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????? Our professionals balance analytical skills, deep market insight and independence to help our clients make sound decisions. As an organization, we think globally-and encourage our people to do the same. That means when you take your place on our team, you'll discover a supportive and collaborative work environment that enables you to excel. If you're ready to share your perspective with the world, make a real impact at Duff & Phelps. Find out how our approach will change everything for YOU. Our Site Selection & Business Incentives Advisory professionals are focused on helping clients identify optimal locations for their new facilities around the country and negotiating economic development ??incentives at the federal, state and local levels that may facilitate our clients' growth and investment initiatives, including capital investments, location-specific benefits, operational costs, financing and human resource solutions. ???? Join our team and together we'll power the sound decisions that enhance value - yours and ours. ?? Responsibilities: ?? Within Tax, our Site Selection & Business Incentives Advisory practice will assist companies in assessing and selecting new locations for their companies and accessing the myriad tax and other financial incentives offered by state and local governments in return for their investment initiatives and economic activity. In addition to traditional business incentives, this position will have a special emphasis on transactional work in the Federal New Markets Tax Credits program, assisting QALICBs of all types in sourcing NMTCs and closing NMTC financed projects.???? + Meeting with clients, assisting in assessing their needs for new locations or expansions of existing facilities + Working cooperatively with clients to develop parameters for a new location and selecting variables and data to assist the client with their decisions. + Interfacing with NMTC CDEs, investors, lenders, and QALICBs to facilitate and implement NMTC financed projects on behalf of our QALICB clients. + Developing discounted cash flow models to compare the benefits and advantages of each site under consideration + Gathering data from state and local communities to support the models + Presenting location analysis to clients and their leadership + Creating and executing negotiating strategies on behalf of clients seeking credits and grants for projects within the multi-state region + Directing staff as necessary in research, analysis and report preparation, application writing and other relevant tasks + Presenting client projects to government officials and leading discussions with clients regarding relevant incentives programs and the process involved in qualifying + Preparing and presenting proposals and qualifications to prospective clients + Preparing and presenting comprehensive reports regarding the potential financial incentives available, given the client's facts Qualifications: + Working knowledge of the financial incentives (both statutory and discretionary in nature) available in the multi-state region + At least 5 years of relevant experience within a consulting or real estate firm, economic development agency, or a state tax agency + NMTC transactional experience ?? + Bachelor's degree in a business related field + Superior analytical and problem solving skills + Excellent interpersonal and client relationships skills + Strong written and verbal communication skills + Dedication to teamwork + Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with focus on Word and Excel + Ability to adapt to ever changing client demands + Flexibility to travel, as needed + Supervisory experience ?? In order to be considered for a position at Duff & Phelps, you must formally apply via http://careers.duffandphelps.jobs ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? Duff &??Phelps is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We will not discriminate between applications for reason of gender,??gender identity, race, religion, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status age or disability. Transparency. Confidence. Trust. VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Addison) Recruitment Coordinator   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063270 Overview:nFounded in 1951, Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader in storage and information management services. Iron Mountain is committed to storing, managing and transforming what our customers value most, from paper records to data to priceless works of art and culture. Providing a full suite of solutions – records and information management, data management, digital solutions, data centers and secure destruction – Iron Mountain enables organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and protect their data and assets from a complex world. Visit the company website at www.ironmountain.com for more information.nIron Mountain enables 94% of the Fortune 1000 to smartly and securely manage their physical and digital information assets. With unmatched innovation and collaboration, our teams create information management solutions for our customers’ data, no matter what format, location or lifecycle stage it’s in and no matter where it’s kept. We are more than 17,000 people strong and growing. We’ve been a trusted records management leader since 1951.nIron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classifications in making employment decisions.nIron Mountain Canada is an employer broadly committed to providing an inclusive work environment that welcomes all people. Globally, we believe it is our diversity that contributes to our companies’ shared success. We work hard always to avoid discriminating on any grounds other than capability to perform the requirements of the job.nResponsibilities:nThe Recruiting Coordinator will work closely with the Regional HR Manager, and designated recruiters to supporting the recruiting process. The Coordinator will be responsible for: maintaining and reporting in Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and Human Resource Management System (HRMS), recruiting module, relocation program, immigration documentation and other administrative activities.nEnter and maintain data in ATS and HRMS system. Audit data between ATS and HRMS system, to ensure compliance with applicant tracking and appropriate utilization of system.nPrepare weekly, monthly and quarterly metrics reports that allow us to analyze and review of North American recruitment effectiveness and activity.nRelocation: Main contact with external relocation vendor, secure internal approvals for relocation costs/offers, liaise, interface with IM employee’s that are relocating, providing them information and assistance. Escalate problems to appropriate HR Manager.nImmigration: Main contact for internal and external legal groups. Liaise with appropriate HR Manager, Employee Managers and employees to ensure appropriate documentation is gathered and filed timely.nAssist in additional recruiting support as time allows: scheduling of interviews for Recruiters and Hiring Managers, coordinate temporary assignments for corporate services group, conducting reference checks, generating offer letters, preparing offer packets, coordinating pre-employment testing.nQualifications:n1+ year of recruiting or human resources experience.nExcellent organizational skills and customer service skills/orientation.nStrong communication skills, including the ability to build rapport, actively listen and ask pertinent questions.nProficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Calendar, Excel, Power point).nExperience with HRIS/HRMS and/or ATS systems.nStrong attention to detail.nAbility to maintain confidentiality.nInterest in learning recruitment function. Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field preferred.nCompliance Obligations:nIt is the responsibility of every Iron Mountain employee:nto comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and company policiesnto exhibit ethical behavior in accordance with our Code of Ethics and Business Conductnto complete required training within the allotted time framenIron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classifications in making employment decisions.
          (USA-IL-Mossville) Test Associate   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065622 Position Title: Test Associate Position Number: 260525 Location: Mossville , IL Desired Skill Set: Electrical Engineer, Engineering, Lab Tech Position Description: Job Title: Development Technician Duration: 24 Months Location: Mossville, IL 61552 Job Description: This job is for a Development Technician in the Component Products Department within E&SI. In this role, the candidate will plan, execute and report the results of testing on electrical components. Testing includes electrical, environmental, and durability. Candidates will integrate with fellow technicians and engineering staff. Candidates are expected to have at least a 2 yr technical degree in electronics or at least 5 years experience working on electronics or electronic components (sensors, switches, operator interfaces, etc). Desired skills include knowledge of multimeters, data acquisitions systems, basic programming, and soldering/harnessing. Candidates should also have proven experience working on a team. Previous experience working in a lab environment is a plus. Typical Day Monitoring ongoing tests, setup and execution of new tests, troubleshooting test setups, reporting results Technical Skills At least a 2 year technical degree required or 5 years experience Previous lab or test experience preferred Knowledge of multimeters, data acquisitions systems, basic programming, and soldering/harnessing preferred Candidates will a college degree will be considered first Soft Skills ability to work in a team good communication skills .Rose International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, arrest and conviction records, or any other characteristic protected by law. Positions located in San Francisco, California will be administered in accordance with the Fair Chance Ordinance.
          (USA-IL-Rockford) Residential Lawn Specialist - owv164PLoCE4   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065802 TruGreen is committed to providing personalized attention for our associates. We focus on developing our people by building proud, dynamic teams while helping associates reach their personal and professional goals. We continuously strive to make TruGreen an employer of choice and "a great place to work!" n nPosition Overview Provides service to residential or commercial customers by making timely lawn/landscape applications, diagnosing and correcting lawn/landscaping problems through service calls and other customer communications, and selling/up-selling services to new and/or existing customers, resulting in growth of the customer base. n nResponsibilities 1. Applies fertilizers and pesticides to lawns according to schedule, safety procedures, and label instructions. 2. Drives company vehicle to customer location. 3. Responds on a timely basis to customer requests for telephone and in-person service calls. 4. Completes required production forms and customer instructions. 5. Assists in sales to current customers through contact on route and telemarketing. 6. Measures the lawn of potential customers to provide them with an accurate cost of TruGreen's lawn care service. 7. Performs a daily three-minute, 360 degree inspection of truck and equipment before taking the vehicle out on the road and upon return. 8. Completes production reports, new sales forms, customer invoice forms, daily vehicle inspection report, and cancel/skip notices as required daily. 9. Maintains vehicle and equipment through cleanliness, safety, and general maintenance. 10. Assists in maintaining cleanliness of facility. n nEducation and Experience Requirements • High school diploma/GED or 6 months to 1 year related experience and/or training in horticulture and/or customer service or equivalent combination of education and experience required • License and/or certification as required by federal, state or local government • Requires extensive local travel. Valid, permanent driver's license from state of residence and a clean driving record per company standards are required. Current liability auto insurance required. Must be 21 years of age by date of hire. n nKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. • Mathematical skills to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. • Attention to detail • Verbal and written communication skills • Time management and organizational skills, including punctuality for on-time attendance n nPhysical Demands & Working Conditions 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. An associate that is physically active, works indoors/outdoors, interacts with customers, and may be exposed to foreign substances (e.g., chemicals). n nRegularly required to: • Sit or stand • Walk on uneven surfaces or climb stairs for an extended period of time • Use hands and arms to handle, feel or reach • Speak and hear • Use vision abilities for close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and focus • Lift up to 50 lbs independently • Push and pull equipment n Occasionally req ired to: • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl n nNoise leveln • Moderate to loud n nAdverse Conditionsn • Subject to outdoor weather conditions which may include extreme cold, extreme heat or wet conditions • Subject to exposure to animals and insects • Regularly exposed to chemicals using appropriate safety equipment • Occasionally work near mechanical or moving parts n TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. n We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities n To learn more copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf n TruGreen performs pre-employment testing. n nDisclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Network On-Air Promotion Producer   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065418 *Weigel Broadcasting Co.* Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a Chicago based business, family owned since 1965. Weigel and its affiliated companies own and operate network and independent television stations in Chicago, Milwaukee and South Bend, Indiana. In addition, Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television being the number one rated and distributed network in the space, as well as the Movies! Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, H&I Heroes & Icons, plus the new Decades Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group. *Network On-Air Promotion Producer* *General Job Description:* Weigel Broadcasting Co. has an immediate opening for a skilled TV writer/producer/editor to join our growing network promotion department. In this creative role you will be responsible for writing, producing and editing compelling promotional on-air messaging that commands attention and drives viewer awareness and tune-in for our network brands. Our company continues to grow and we need talented creatives who can take promotional assignments from ideas to completion on-air. *Duties/Responsibilities:* Writing, producing and editing of topical, tune in, event, image and other promotional materials. Develops innovative ideas for promotional campaigns. Works with various departments to shepherd projects through entire production process. Other duties, as assigned. *Requirements:* The ideal candidate is a seasoned creative professional with outstanding creative, writing, producing and editing skills, as well as strong visual and graphic design sense. Previous experience writing, producing and editing promos for a broadcast TV network. Self-starter who is assertive, enthusiastic and highly motivated. Skills in the Premiere and Adobe Family Suite. TV entertainment promotion experience is a definite plus. This is a high quality, deadline driven environment. We need professional promotion creatives with demonstrated experience in producing great messaging from conception through completion. Candidates should share links to their professional resume, work history, promotion demo reel and production examples. *Our Perks & Benefits:* Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package Long Term Disability Insurance HSA Plans 401k with Company Match Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave Tax-free Transit Discounted Parking Access Gym Membership Discount Convenient access to highways and public transportation Open air office environment One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/c5k9qtpcr7yy3qf2 PI98465580
          (USA-IL-Dupo) Route Sales Distributor (Dupo)   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065445 We are actively recruiting for Route Sales Distributors in the Dupo market. Route Sales Distributors need to be motivated, energetic self-starters who are able to develop and grow existing sales. This is an outstanding opportunity offering great financial opportunity. As a Route Sales Distributor you will be delivering and merchandising fresh breads, buns, rolls and snack cake products. You will rotate products, pull unsold / dated goods while working with the Managers to upsell additional and new products for their stores. Prior route sales, distribution, grocery store stocking and / or merchandising, delivery, or retail experience is ideal. This position requires individuals who are early-birds and have the ability to work early morning start times. There will be continuous bending, twisting and turning throughout the day. You will also need to be able to push, pull or maneuver weight of 60 lbs. average throughout the day. The Route Sales Distributor positions starts training on an hourly pay with overtime. After the training period, Route Sales Distributors move to a pay of base plus commission, allowing the Route Sales Distributors opportunity to increase sales increasing their bottom line. Interviews are being conducted now for candidates being considered. We are in the process of filling these available positions, so please submit your resume immediately for consideration.
          (USA-IL-Collinsville) Residential Lawn Specialist - YUiEDsIyJZd2   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065804 TruGreen is committed to providing personalized attention for our associates. We focus on developing our people by building proud, dynamic teams while helping associates reach their personal and professional goals. We continuously strive to make TruGreen an employer of choice and "a great place to work!" n nPosition Overview Provides service to residential or commercial customers by making timely lawn/landscape applications, diagnosing and correcting lawn/landscaping problems through service calls and other customer communications, and selling/up-selling services to new and/or existing customers, resulting in growth of the customer base. n nResponsibilities 1. Applies fertilizers and pesticides to lawns according to schedule, safety procedures, and label instructions. 2. Drives company vehicle to customer location. 3. Responds on a timely basis to customer requests for telephone and in-person service calls. 4. Completes required production forms and customer instructions. 5. Assists in sales to current customers through contact on route and telemarketing. 6. Measures the lawn of potential customers to provide them with an accurate cost of TruGreen's lawn care service. 7. Performs a daily three-minute, 360 degree inspection of truck and equipment before taking the vehicle out on the road and upon return. 8. Completes production reports, new sales forms, customer invoice forms, daily vehicle inspection report, and cancel/skip notices as required daily. 9. Maintains vehicle and equipment through cleanliness, safety, and general maintenance. 10. Assists in maintaining cleanliness of facility. n nEducation and Experience Requirements • High school diploma/GED or 6 months to 1 year related experience and/or training in horticulture and/or customer service or equivalent combination of education and experience required • License and/or certification as required by federal, state or local government • Requires extensive local travel. Valid, permanent driver's license from state of residence and a clean driving record per company standards are required. Current liability auto insurance required. Must be 21 years of age by date of hire. n nKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. • Mathematical skills to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. • Attention to detail • Verbal and written communication skills • Time management and organizational skills, including punctuality for on-time attendance n nPhysical Demands & Working Conditions 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. An associate that is physically active, works indoors/outdoors, interacts with customers, and may be exposed to foreign substances (e.g., chemicals). n nRegularly required to: • Sit or stand • Walk on uneven surfaces or climb stairs for an extended period of time • Use hands and arms to handle, feel or reach • Speak and hear • Use vision abilities for close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and focus • Lift up to 50 lbs independently • Push and pull equipment n Occasionally req ired to: • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl n nNoise leveln • Moderate to loud n nAdverse Conditionsn • Subject to outdoor weather conditions which may include extreme cold, extreme heat or wet conditions • Subject to exposure to animals and insects • Regularly exposed to chemicals using appropriate safety equipment • Occasionally work near mechanical or moving parts n TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. n We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities n To learn more copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf n TruGreen performs pre-employment testing. n nDisclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Account Executive   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065767 Are you looking for a fast-paced career with outstanding advancement potential at a global market leader? If so, think about Gartner. The world's leading research and advisory company, Gartner (NYSE:IT) delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right business decisions, every day. We are seeking highly motivated, achievement-driven sales associates to contribute to our double-digit growth, backed by the solid infrastructure of a world-class sales organization. In addition to a competitive base salary, uncapped commissions and exceptional benefits, Gartner sales associates can enjoy generous performance-based rewards, including all-expense-paid trips to exotic locations around the world.?? Come be a part of our incredible growth organization!The Account Executive is a field sales role responsible for both direct client contract value retention as well as growth through contract expansion and the introduction of new products and services. The territory for this role includes specific major client accounts, and carries a sales quota of $1million+ of contract value.This role is responsible for: + Consult with C-level executives to develop and implement an effective, enterprise-wide strategy that maximizes the value delivered by Gartner's products and services + Account management with outcome of increased customer satisfaction and increase in retention & account growth + Quota responsibility of $1million+ of contract value within a territory of major account sized client accounts + Consistent execution of Gartner's internal sales methodology + Proficient in account planning and understanding of territory management + Manage forecast accuracy on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis + Maintain competitive knowledge & focus + Fiscal responsibility with regards to expense management + In-depth knowledge of Gartner's products and services Job Requirements + 6-10 years external experience with proven consultative sales, preferably experience in high technology (services, software or hardware), with evidence of prior success in SalesAbility to prospect and manage C-level and senior level relationships within medium and large organizations + Demonstration of intellect, drive, executive presence, sales acumen + Proven experience building excellent client relationships, offering value added, insightful and strategic insight into their business + Strong computer proficiency + Excellent written and oral/presentation skills + Ability to develop and conduct effective presentations with contract decision makers (c-level) + Knowledge of the full life cycle of the sales process from prospecting to close + Language requirements as determined by territory needs + Bachelors degree, with strong evidence of success in school + Masters or advanced degree a plus Job ID 00014064 VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Rochelle) Residential Lawn Specialist - xqRNKBIVfzIk   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065803 TruGreen is committed to providing personalized attention for our associates. We focus on developing our people by building proud, dynamic teams while helping associates reach their personal and professional goals. We continuously strive to make TruGreen an employer of choice and "a great place to work!" n nPosition Overview Provides service to residential or commercial customers by making timely lawn/landscape applications, diagnosing and correcting lawn/landscaping problems through service calls and other customer communications, and selling/up-selling services to new and/or existing customers, resulting in growth of the customer base. n nResponsibilities 1. Applies fertilizers and pesticides to lawns according to schedule, safety procedures, and label instructions. 2. Drives company vehicle to customer location. 3. Responds on a timely basis to customer requests for telephone and in-person service calls. 4. Completes required production forms and customer instructions. 5. Assists in sales to current customers through contact on route and telemarketing. 6. Measures the lawn of potential customers to provide them with an accurate cost of TruGreen's lawn care service. 7. Performs a daily three-minute, 360 degree inspection of truck and equipment before taking the vehicle out on the road and upon return. 8. Completes production reports, new sales forms, customer invoice forms, daily vehicle inspection report, and cancel/skip notices as required daily. 9. Maintains vehicle and equipment through cleanliness, safety, and general maintenance. 10. Assists in maintaining cleanliness of facility. n nEducation and Experience Requirements • High school diploma/GED or 6 months to 1 year related experience and/or training in horticulture and/or customer service or equivalent combination of education and experience required • License and/or certification as required by federal, state or local government • Requires extensive local travel. Valid, permanent driver's license from state of residence and a clean driving record per company standards are required. Current liability auto insurance required. Must be 21 years of age by date of hire. n nKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. • Mathematical skills to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. • Attention to detail • Verbal and written communication skills • Time management and organizational skills, including punctuality for on-time attendance n nPhysical Demands & Working Conditions 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. An associate that is physically active, works indoors/outdoors, interacts with customers, and may be exposed to foreign substances (e.g., chemicals). n nRegularly required to: • Sit or stand • Walk on uneven surfaces or climb stairs for an extended period of time • Use hands and arms to handle, feel or reach • Speak and hear • Use vision abilities for close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and focus • Lift up to 50 lbs independently • Push and pull equipment n Occasionally req ired to: • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl n nNoise leveln • Moderate to loud n nAdverse Conditionsn • Subject to outdoor weather conditions which may include extreme cold, extreme heat or wet conditions • Subject to exposure to animals and insects • Regularly exposed to chemicals using appropriate safety equipment • Occasionally work near mechanical or moving parts n TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. n We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities n To learn more copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf n TruGreen performs pre-employment testing. n nDisclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
          (USA-IL-East Alton) Home Care Aide   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065676 Home Care Aides provide assistance with the following: Laundry, Meal Preparation, Transportation, Medication Reminders, Shopping & Errands, Cleaning, Respite Care for Family Caregivers, and other daily household chores.
          (USA-IL-Peoria) Lawn Specialist - Hj2055Wbu8S2   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065799 TruGreen is committed to providing personalized attention for our associates. We focus on developing our people by building proud, dynamic teams while helping associates reach their personal and professional goals. We continuously strive to make TruGreen an employer of choice and "a great place to work!" n nPosition Overview Provides service to residential or commercial customers by making timely lawn/landscape applications, diagnosing and correcting lawn/landscaping problems through service calls and other customer communications, and selling/up-selling services to new and/or existing customers, resulting in growth of the customer base. n nResponsibilities 1. Applies fertilizers and pesticides to lawns according to schedule, safety procedures, and label instructions. 2. Drives company vehicle to customer location. 3. Responds on a timely basis to customer requests for telephone and in-person service calls. 4. Completes required production forms and customer instructions. 5. Assists in sales to current customers through contact on route and telemarketing. 6. Measures the lawn of potential customers to provide them with an accurate cost of TruGreen's lawn care service. 7. Performs a daily three-minute, 360 degree inspection of truck and equipment before taking the vehicle out on the road and upon return. 8. Completes production reports, new sales forms, customer invoice forms, daily vehicle inspection report, and cancel/skip notices as required daily. 9. Maintains vehicle and equipment through cleanliness, safety, and general maintenance. 10. Assists in maintaining cleanliness of facility. n nEducation and Experience Requirements • High school diploma/GED or 6 months to 1 year related experience and/or training in horticulture and/or customer service or equivalent combination of education and experience required • License and/or certification as required by federal, state or local government • Requires extensive local travel. Valid, permanent driver's license from state of residence and a clean driving record per company standards are required. Current liability auto insurance required. Must be 21 years of age by date of hire. n nKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. • Mathematical skills to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. • Attention to detail • Verbal and written communication skills • Time management and organizational skills, including punctuality for on-time attendance n nPhysical Demands & Working Conditions 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. An associate that is physically active, works indoors/outdoors, interacts with customers, and may be exposed to foreign substances (e.g., chemicals). n nRegularly required to: • Sit or stand • Walk on uneven surfaces or climb stairs for an extended period of time • Use hands and arms to handle, feel or reach • Speak and hear • Use vision abilities for close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and focus • Lift up to 50 lbs independently • Push and pull equipment n Occasionally req ired to: • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl n nNoise leveln • Moderate to loud n nAdverse Conditionsn • Subject to outdoor weather conditions which may include extreme cold, extreme heat or wet conditions • Subject to exposure to animals and insects • Regularly exposed to chemicals using appropriate safety equipment • Occasionally work near mechanical or moving parts n TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. n We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities n To learn more copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf n TruGreen performs pre-employment testing. n nDisclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. n Job Code 100889
          (USA-IL-Springfield) Staff Secretary (3082)   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065383 *Staff Secretary - Family and Community Medicine (S1703082)* SIU Medicine - Springfield, IL *Overview:* Employees in this title typically perform specialized secretarial support as the personal assistant to one or more principals of an organization, working independently with an in-depth knowledge of programs and policies of the unit and proficiency in operating computer systems utilizing a variety of complex office software packages. _(Functional Title: Staff Secretary)_ To review the position description for this vacancy, please visit our website at https://siumed.hiretouch.com
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Clamp Truck Driver   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065273 Day-to-Day Role: Operate forklift equipment including electric forklifts, Clamp truck, box clamps, and roll clamp trucks. Palletize loads to stretch wrappers Load film on stretch wrappers Transport jumbo paper rolls, slit rolls and printer paper rolls from offline printing and slitter production to and from the slitting area. Organize and maintain storage areas for jumbo rolls, slit rolls, and printed rolls. Keep areas cleaned, rolls taped to minimize damage. Transport materials to and from production floor and designated storage areas. Load and unload inbound and outbound trucks and railcars with paper rolls and other materials. Report non-conformances concerning product safety, quality and legality. Adjusts where applicable to remedy. Perform general housekeeping duties to maintain work areas free of hazards Follow company policies and procedures as stated in company handbook and all BRC guidelines including safety.
          (USA-IL-Henning) Receptionist / Administrative Support   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065324 To bring forth a positive image to our customers and vendors whether on the phone or greeting them in our facility. Assist the Human Resources Manager with special projects and daily tasks with the highest level of confidentiality. Duties: * Answering the phone and screening calls * Picking up the mail, dropping off out-going mail, and processing it in the morning (also post out-going mail) * Maintaining ordering of supplies and maintenance for postage machine * Back-up the HR Manager to work as a liaison between our staffing agencies and our supervisors to maintain production workers for 1st and 2nd shift * Maintain spreadsheets weekly for the HR Manager for various employee updates and trainings * Track employee training * Set up new hire employee files in the HR office * Ordering office supplies from Arnold's once a week (by Friday) * Maintaining inventory levels in the office supply room and keeping it organized * Distribution of office supplies to employees * Greeting visitors to facility to register arrival and departures * Tracking the visitors to the facility on a daily basis and submitting that spreadsheet to the President * Weekly filing of any personnel forms in employee files after payroll. Personal forms, medical excuses, wage increases in respective files in the HR office
          (USA-IL-Geneseo) Sales Specialist   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065661 General Purpose To assist customers in finding & purchasing women's apparel & accessories from Four Seasons. To encourage customers to purchase additional products. Main Job Tasks & Responsibilities Greet customers quickly as they enter your department & approach in a friendly conversational manner. Find out the customer's needs. Recommend, select, & help locate the right merchandise & suggest additional items. Describe a product's features & benefits. Assist customers inside & outside the fitting rooms, keep fitting rooms clean & orderly. Answer customer queries regarding the store and the merchandise. Utilize the floor plan & 5 minute meeting information. Have a good floor awareness & dressing room controls. Occasionally operate the Cash Register, provide change & receipt & bag/package purchases. Utilize the Cash Register for look-ups on size & color for customers' requests. Assist management in arranging, hanging, folding & displaying merchandise. Productive with keeping merchandise area tidy (sizing & straightening). Assist with store maintenance (vacuuming, cleaning, waxing racks). Maintain a Sales Journal for adding new clients, following up with existing clients. Bring any problems or needs to the attention of management. Be able to stand on your feet for a regular shift. Additional duties that may arise in the satisfaction of the customer or store operations.
          (USA-IL-Northfield) Inside Sales Rep; Post Acute - Northfield, IL   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065764 In a complex healthcare world, Medline strives to help our customers achieve both clinical and financial success. We do that through a personalized approach to listen and better understand our customers??? needs in an environment that tirelessly demands lower costs and better outcomes.?? ??We are both a manufacturer and distributor with 1,200 direct sales reps who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. Because of our capabilities and engagement with other clinical and industry thought leaders, we deliver the most robust product portfolio and patient-care solutions to help healthcare providers perform at their very best.???? ??Our responsiveness and commitment to advancing the health of healthcare is evident in our actions every day. This is who we are. This is why customers choose us as their trusted business partner.??With 47 consecutive years of growth, Medline is among Forbes Magazine's list of the??100 Largest Private Companies with more than $7 billion in sales in 2014. As the market leader in many product categories and a growing reputation for innovation, Medline fosters a dynamic, high-performing culture, which is fueled by diverse, dedicated and extraordinary people.??Recently named the number one company as the ???Best Place to Work in the medical supplies industry???, according to a newly released survey of more than 1,000 sales representatives conducted by MedReps.com and one of 2012???s ???101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for??? as well as Becker???s ???100 Best Places to Work In Healthcare???, Medline is looking for a talented sales representative who is driven to push the boundaries and can thrive in this exciting culture. At Medline, people come first???we seek individuals who care about customers and who can cultivate real, long-standing relationships. We encourage you to apply if you possess an entrepreneurial spirit; have excellent organization and communication skills; and are seeking to be part of a fast-moving industry leader. ??We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated individual to join our Post Acute medical sales team in the Northfield, IL??area. At Medline, people come first???we seek individuals who care about customers and who can cultivate real, long-standing relationships. We encourage you to apply if you possess an entrepreneurial spirit; have excellent organization and communication skills; and are seeking to be part of a fast-moving industry leader. In return, Medline provides established territories, industry- leading training, and career advancement opportunities. Medline also offers a very attractive compensation package including uncapped commission, incentives/bonus, full benefits including 401(k) with company match and much more! Relocation is not available. Although these sales are conducted inside and not out in the field, this is not a telemarketing or customer service position. Candidates should be able to negotiate profitable deals, manage margin expectations and sell complex customer solutions over the phone. Opportunities include but are not limited to:nn + Calling on the post-acute care market including long-term care facilities, home health and hospice agencies and medical equipment providers;Selling clinical and operational solutions to all levels of decision makers including owners, senior clinical officers and purchasing managers; n + Selling products that include incontinence, skin care, DME, advance wound care and gloves; n + Developing a strong knowledge base about Medline???s very large product catalog and numerous value added programs and services; n + Developing meaningful relationships with new customers and deepening relationships with existing ones; n + Cold calling and prospecting to develop new business opportunities; n + Presenting new products and initiatives; educating customers on current industry trends and regulations; n + Preparing bids and negotiating contracts; n + Taking ownership and leadership of your territory-- growing it like your own business n VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Naperville) Vice President of Marketing   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063245 n Wilton Brands LLC (???Wilton???) has a portfolio of iconic brands and is the leading supplier in the U.S. Crafts Industry.??These brands help families successfully celebrate life???s many occasions, express their creativity through crafts, encourage them to share with their families and friends, and capture their meaningful and lasting memories. Wilton operates through two divisions, Wilton Enterprises and Simplicity Creative Group, which are leaders in their respective categories. ??Learn more about Wilton at http://www.wilton.com. n nn nn nn n Job Summary nn n The Vice President of Marketing is responsible for inspiring, coaching and leading a team through the conceptualization and execution of consistent, compelling and brand-right Marketing strategies and deliverables that help to drive brand position and sales, improve market share and build brand loyalty. nn Leveraging consumer insights, retailer data and macro industry and category trends, the VP will ensure that all marketing initiatives support and enhance the strategic and growth plans for the company- and are delivered on time and on budget. nn nn The VP, Marketing will own the annual Marketing planning process and calendar that ensures alignment across all retail partner and consumer touch points and will have oversight of three distinct Marketing functions and mediums:?? Digital Marketing (wilton.com and social media platforms), Educational Marketing (monetized educational platforms) and Integrated Marketing (channel and/or retailer-specific campaign development and management). nn nn n Essential Responsibilities: nn n + Manage, develop and coach a high performing marketing team of direct reports including the following functions: Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing and Educational Marketing n + Liaise and collaborate closely with management team and peer group to drive toward company-wide goals and retain focus on business strategy n + Introduce new Marketing ideas, partners, channels and tactics to the company n + Partner with business teams to identify and evaluate marketing objectives and priorities; define Marketing communication budgets, plan and goals across the enterprise n + Measure and optimize scalable promotional programs to deliver maximum conversion and growth n + Collaboratively oversee marketing campaigns, projects and events including package design, digital inspiration, retailer content support, education materials and all consumer/trade events n + Develop strategies for channel relevant brand presentation at retail, including signage, displays and supporting collateral- collaborating with Creative and Retail Experience and Visual Merchandising teams accordingly n + Evaluate external vs. internal spend; recommend a plan to optimize budgets and maximize brand ownership and alignment n + Monitor marketing trends in real time including retail, consumer and competitive; communicate to key partners (Product Management, Product Design and Sales) in order to identify opportunities and close potential gaps n + As appropriate, develop strong, collaborative relationships with peers at key retail Marketing partners, specifically Michael???s, JoAnns, Amazon and Wal-Mart n + Effectively manage and build strong relationships with key stake olders, including the senior leadership team, board members, and other key organizational personnel. n + Actively manage career development and performance of direct reports and staff.?? Review and assess talent needs and performance and provide coaching, counseling, and mentoring as required to increase performance. Ensure identified development needs of staff members are met by job opportunities and training. n nn n Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: nn n + An action oriented Marketer (not just thought) n + Collaborate vs. command-and-control leadership style n + Experience in Omni-Channel Marketing- with results achieved across Digital and Brick and Mortar environments n + Technology enabled Marketing experience???consistently curious and adaptive to emerging digital technologies that may enhance and/or transform Marketing strategies and deliverables n + Proactive with information and research n + Results-driven n + Excellent communication and presentation skills n + Persuasive; ability to lead and inspire individuals and teams including and?? outside of direct reports n + Can create messaging and value propositions that attract and persuade customers and consumers n + A consensus-builder that is open to being challenged by others and
          (USA-IL-Melrose Park) Territory Manager   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065342 Alro Steel ID 2017-3320 # of Openings 1 Location: City Melrose Park Location: State/Province IL Posted Date 6/29/2017 Overview: If you're experienced in metal sales, Alro Steel has a great opportunity for you! We provide a broad range of metal products and metal processing services to a wide variety of industries. Right now, we have an opening for a professional Territory Manager in the Chicago, IL market. This is an excellent career opportunity for a Territory Manager with an enthusiastic attitude, a strong work ethic, and an intimate knowledge of the metal distribution marketplace. We offer rewarding and challenging career opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package. A career with Alro means you'll enjoy a dynamic work environment that allows you to learn, grow and succeed in whatever you put your mind to, both personally and professionally. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for: Growing an established customer base; Developing new long-term customer relationships; Solving customer JIT delivery and material challenges. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will: have excellent communication and presentation skills; preferably have outside sales experience in metal distribution; have a High School Diploma or higher education (2 or more years of college coursework preferred); have excellent organizational and planning skills; possess PC skills, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Benefits: Competitive pay Medical Benefits Dental Benefits Vision Coverage Flexible Spending Accounts Retirement Savings Plan Paid Vacation Paid Holidays Life Insurance Disability Benefits Tuition Reimbursement About the company: Alro Steel Corporation supplies raw materials (carbon, stainless steel, aluminum and red metals) to a variety of manufacturing and other industries. Our customer base, ranging in size from small to very large users of metals, has come to depend on Alro's commitment to excellent delivery service. Alro Steel, established in 1948, is a privately held corporation with over 60 facilities strategically located throughout the Midwest and Southeast. Alro Steel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and offers a Drug-Free Environment and Opportunities for Advancement. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/mzbzmvq65dxbz7ps PI98465309
          (USA-IL-Great Lakes) General Clerk III   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065256 Job Title: General Clerk III - PSD iCIMS ID:2017-3440 # Positions: 1 Hire Type: Temporary Full-Time Work Days: Monday - Friday Work Shift: 1 First shift Location: PSD Great Lakes 521 Cluverius Avenue Building 322 Great Lakes, IL 60088 Description Overview: General Clerk III will be expected to provide customers service in a full range of Active Duty Military, Reserve Duty Military Duty and DOD Civilian Personnel Support activities. These services will be Pay and Personnel Support, Support Services Personnel and Command, and Personnel Transportation Support Services. Responsibilities: Pay and Personnel Support Support Services for Active Duty Personnel and Commands Transportation Specific Support Services Additional tasks may apply Qualifications: Minimum of 1 (one) Year experience in a Customer Service environment. HR background in either the following disciplines: Military Pay, Military Personnel, Travel Claims or Navy Transportation. Substitutions for HR background can be from similar experience gained in either the private sector or other Federal Agency. US Citizenship Physical Requirements: Sedentary work -Occasionally exerting up to 10 pounds of force by lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. Work involves sitting most of the time; walking and standing are required only occasionally. Physical Activity: Lifting, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Stooping, Walking Security Checks (Current or Obtain/Maintain): Tier 3 (former NACLC) Application Options Visit MANCON at https://careers-mancon.icims.com/jobs/3440/job . Apply directly online or contact MANCON HR for alternatives at 757-457-9570 or recruiter@manconinc.com. MANCON participates in E-verify. For information regarding E-Verify, contact the Department of Homeland Security at 888-464-4218. MANCON is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MANCON will not discriminate based on race, color, age, sex or gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or membership in any other protected class. Questions and concerns can be directed to hr@manconinc.com
          (USA-WA-Lake Forest Park) Laboratory Analyst (Carol Stream, IL)   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065692 IEH Laboratories, a Leader in Food Safety, is now accepting applications for Laboratory Analyst at a facility in Carol Stream, IL. Applicants must possess a BS or BA in the biological sciences or related field. Ideal candidates should possess the following skills: - Strong attention to detail - Proficiency with data entry and computer applications - Multitasking capability - Ability to work in a fast paced environment - Strong written and verbal communication skills - Self-motivated - Strong understanding of aseptic technique in the laboratory - Ability to lift samples up to 60 lb - Valid Driver's License required - Must have clean driving record Laboratory Analyst duties include: analysis of food samples for pathogens via PCR and immunoassay, various microbe enumerations, data entry, laboratory reporting, quality control, and media preparation. Full-time employee will be eligible for standard benefits after a brief waiting period. The laboratory operates weekends, so candidates must be willing to work some nights and weekends. To apply for this position please access the company's job posting at: https://apps.iehlabs.com/applyatieh.html#5930919a35ee490947a432a6 After navigating to the URL listed above, you will be asked to complete optional self-identification surveys and submit your cover letter, resume and references in a combined, single PDF. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D "EEO is the Law" Poster: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf
          (USA-IL-Urbana) Resource and Policy Analyst/Resource and Policy Coordinator   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065303 The University of Illinois seeks a Resource and Policy Analyst/Coordinator to develop recommendations for new or revised initiatives, business applications, and data functions. The Resource and Policy Analyst/Coordinator will design, conduct, and interpret new and continuing budget, institutional research, administrative, or academic policy studies. The Resource and Policy Analyst/Coordinator will assist in the preparation and documentation of the University's annual operating and capital budget requests and production of supporting materials required by State of Illinois budget review agencies. Additional responsibilities include: 1. Conduct analytical studies in response to internal and external data requests in the area of budget and finance. For example, tuition and fees, waivers, financial aid, budget comparisons, expenditure analysis, peer comparisons, etc. 2. Prepare responses to various State agency information requests. Participate in institutional data exchange activities. Conduct peer comparison studies and other special studies as required. Prepare statistical reports and analyze changes/trends in University resources. Prepare analysis to meet internal management information needs. Participate in committees as necessary. 3. Work as a team member to refine the unit's research agenda based on scanning of national and state trends in key subject areas. 4. Use existing network/warehouse databases and develop other information resources as needed to support the planning function and satisfy institutional reporting requirements. 5. Assist in the production of the annual University budget request. Provide background information and respond to technical questions concerning annual budget request by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and legislative staffs. 6. Assist in coordination of annual submission of Illinois State Legislature Forms and legislative briefing materials. Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree in a discipline that includes quantitative analysis or related discipline and three years of experience (five years for the Coordinator level) in data collection and assessment, statistical analysis, and information management. Other requirements include: experience in SAS or similar programming language; strong oral and written communication skills; knowledge and experience in information technology and management information reporting and experience with using web-based applications and database applications, preferably in a networked, client/server environment. Preferred qualifications include: professional experience in a higher education setting; professional experience in university, or other public sector, institutional research, budgeting or financial analysis; familiarity with SCT Banner; familiarity with public higher education in Illinois; experience with MS Office suite, statistical tools, experience accessing distributed databases for use in a networked, client/server environment and experience working with relational databases. This is a full-time, 12-month Academic Professional position. For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by July 21, 2017 at https://uajobs.hr.uillinois.edu/. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. HR Service Center 449 Henry Administration Building, MC 341 506 South Wright Street Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 333-2600 The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity and diversity. The System Offices welcome applicatio s from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual minority groups and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.
          (USA-IL-Matteson) Group Facilitator   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065636 The Group Facilitator facilitates both PSR and Community Support Groups, documenting services provided according to Rule 132, and utilizing evidence-based curriculum. The Group Facilitator ensures a mutually supportive atmosphere among consumers and the MHS Team that promotes the provision of quality, consumer-driven group services. Other responsibilities include communication with the MHS Team regarding consumer progress as well as maintaining current knowledge of Rule 132 and public payer regulations. As with all Mental Health Services staff, this position is also responsible for promoting a recovery-oriented environment that reflects the needs of the individuals served, the staff providing services, and the mission of the organization. In addition, this position fulfills needed functions on the team. * Master's Degree in a human services related field with 1,000 hours of supervised experience in mental health. * Knowledge and experience with the documentation and billing process for Medicaid community mental health services (Rule 132) preferred. * Valid Illinois driver's license and documentation of current auto insurance, with good driving record and car available. * Working knowledge of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for serious and persistent mental illness with one year of effective group facilitation practice preferred. * Excellent written and oral communication skills. * Ability to effectively engage consumers in a therapeutic relationship. * Able to work independently, with minimal direction and oversight. Must be a self-starter and a problem solver with the ability to take initiative. * Proficiency in the use of computers and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook applications, with good typing skills. * Must be willing to work evenings/weekends, if necessary.
          (USA-IL-Springfield) Lab Animal Care Technician (3083)   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065413 *Lab Animal Care Technician, Lab Animal Medicine (S1703083)* SIU Medicine - Springfield, IL *Overview:* Employees in this title typically perform duties of average difficulty in the care of animals, in providing assistance to investigators or clinicians, and in the maintenance of the facility's sanitation, environmental controls and animal care equipment and supplies. To review the position description for this vacancy, please visit our website at https://siumed.hiretouch.com
          (USA-IL-Mundelein) Truck Driver Student   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065769 XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Boeing, Home Depot, Ikea, L'Or??al and many others. We're growing worldwide. And we're constantly looking for talented individuals at all levels who can deliver the caliber of service our customers require. If you're ready to give us your best, let's talk. We'd like to invest in you. (NYSE: XPO) n Summary: nn Pay starts at $16.09 nn At XPO Logistics, our driver job is not just behind the wheel. If you are looking to drive our business and not just our trucks, XPO Logistics could be a good fit for you. Our drivers not only deliver freight and final goods to our service centers and customers' businesses safely, efficiently and free from damage, but they are also involved in unloading and distributing the freight as well. A XPO Logistics driver is also a key part of our customer service team, as they frequently interface with customers, forging our relationship with them and driving future business. nn The XPO Logistics Freight (LTL) Driver Sales Representative Student (DSR Student) Program is an intensive twelve module training program consisting of classroom education and hands on driving experience. The DSR Student will work as a dock worker for a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of classroom training. There is up to 90 days of classroom training in the program. If successfully completed, the DSR Student will be eligible to test to obtain a Commercial Driver???s License with hazardous materials endorsements and doubles/triples endorsements, and upon meeting all other company requirements the DSR Student may be eligible to be offered a Driver Sales Representative position. nn Essential Functions: nn + Available to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, nights and weekends. n + Ability to work the designated shift prior to or following a 4 hour unpaid classroom training session. n + Unload and ??load freight off/on trailers; lift freight and ??other objects of various shapes, sizes and ??weights (up to 50 lbs frequently and ??greater than 75 lbs occasionally); safely operate heavy equipment; move and ??position a converter dolly with an average weight/pull force of approximately 128 lbs; safely climb in and out of a tractor cab and ??trailer; sit for extended periods of time in a truck tractor and/or forklift; safely walk and ??stand for extended periods of time on various surfaces that may be uneven or slippery;; and safely walk, reach (including above your head), bend, climb, push, pull, twist, squat and ??kneel as necessary to perform the job duties. n + When required and under supervision, safely operate tractor-trailer combination, including doubles (and triples, where applicable), in all types of weather, while safely transporting hazardous/non-hazardous materials. n + Under supervision, perform vehicle inspections required under section 396.13 of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations. n + Obtain a Class A CDL permit; within 90 days obtain a Class A CDL with Hazardous Materials and Doubles/Triples/Tankers endorsements. n + Maintain records in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), Department of Transportation (DOT), and company policies as required. n + Verify and complete required documentation and reports. n + Able to handle hazardous materials. n + Adhere to company safety policies. n + Frequent contact with service center personnel in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment. n + Safely work in adverse weather conditions. n + Prompt, daily attendance at assigned work location. n + Perform other duties as assigned. n Knowledge, Skills and Abil ties:?? nn + Must be 21 years age or older. n + Forklift experience preferred. n + Safe driving record and history. n + Pass DOT drug test and have no prior positive tests or refusals. n + Pass company paid DOT physical. n + Must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation. n + Pass a company paid Post Offer Pre-Hire Screen (physical essential functions) test. n Disclaimer Language nn The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. nn XPO Logistics is an equal opportunity employer that strives to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. n ?? nn We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status. n VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Stone Park) Part-Time Teller Proviso/Stone Park   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065240 The teller is typically the first person the customer encounters when whey walk into a bank. Tellers process a variety of routine financial transactions (check cashing, withdrawals, deposits, loan payments, etc.) and accurately balance these transactions while maintaining friendly and positive relationships with customers and coworkers. This is an entry level position and is the first step towards a banking career for many employees. Responsibilities include: + Operate a teller drawer to serve customers and bank personnel in lobby or drive up. + Recognize potential cross-sell opportunities and direct customers to appropriate bank personnel. + Develop skills to recognize potential fraud and report to management as necessary. Comply with all department, bank and regulatory policies and procedures. Uphold established Wintrust culture. + May be responsible for bank opening/closing and may be required to participate in community events. Wintrust Financial Corporation (Wintrust) is a financial services holding company based in Rosemont, Illinois, with assets above $20 billion. We engage in the business of providing traditional community banking services, commercial banking, wealth management services, commercial insurance premium financing, life insurance premium financing, mortgage origination, short-term accounts receivable financing, and certain administrative services, such as data processing of payrolls, billing and treasury management services. We provide community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services to customers located in the greater Chicago, Illinois and southern Wisconsin metropolitan areas through its 15 wholly owned banking subsidiaries. + Minimum 6 months of experience in cash handling or customer service + High school degree or equivalent + Travel between branches may be necessary + Must be availalble to work all shifts (including Saturdays if needed) As your local community bank, we work hard to support the neighborhoods we serve. We are members of many local chambers of commerce, and we're active in local charities, local government, school boards and community development activities. At Wintrust you can "Have it All" with access to the big bank resources and the customer service you can only get from a local community bank that makes decisions locally and still calls customers by their name. We invite to be part of the Wintrust team by submitting your application today! Wintrust Financial and all Wintrust Community Banks are an Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Senior Technical Sales Representative - 170003BV   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065049 JOB DESCRIPTION: n n In the position of Senior Technical Sales Representative at Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc. the applicant will provide technical service to existing and prospective customers related to the company's powder coatings products. Identify customer needs and requirements and formulate and evaluate products. Assist in troubleshooting production processes to resolve any issues related to finish coatings. Provide guidance to customers on product selection and to enhance their continuous improvement programs. Audit and certify customers for AAMA 2605 specifications. Identify potential opportunities for new customers and products. Support new product commercialization.
          (USA-IL-Bloomington) Data Scientist   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065178 Data Scientist, Bloomington, IL: Develop, interpret, implement, & support several types of statistical modeling & data mining techniques. Analyze needs for analytic information & convert into action items, requests, or projects. Use domain knowledge of business areas & research skills to address a diverse range of real-world business issues & to solve business problems. Develop analytic development databases, strategies, & methodologies to validate model performance following implementation. Must have MS in a quantitative field & 2 yrs work experience performing statistical analysis & data mining in a business environment to solve problems & identify trends. To apply on-line, go to Statefarm.com/careers and apply to req153.
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Part-Time Faculty Member, Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse (Part Time Faculty )   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065351 DePaul University DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. Part-Time Faculty Member, Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse (Part Time Faculty ) Classification Information Rank Position / Posting Information This pool will close on the date specified in the Close Date field. You will be notified of the closing by email. If you would like to remain in the pool after that time, you will need to resubmit to the new pool posting at: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/ College/SchoolCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Responsibilities The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD) at DePaul University invites expressions of interest in part-time teaching opportunities in varied areas of writing studies / rhetoric and composition. Excellent, experienced teachers are sought for courses at the undergraduate level in the department's First-Year Writing program, minor, and major, and in our graduate programs in WRD, New Media Studies, and TESOL. Teaching areas of interest include first-year college writing; business and/or technical and professional writing; college-level instruction for multilingual writers; science writing, including writing for health care and medical contexts; writing about the arts in Chicago; new media studies and/or multimodal production, to include coding for digital environments; or other areas in writing studies, broadly conceived. We seek candidates with a clear commitment to excellent teaching; experience teaching writing successfully to students of varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds; and sensitivity to the educational goals of a diverse student population. Part-time teaching opportunities are available throughout the academic year. Applicants with expertise that matches course scheduling needs will be contacted for an interview. Academic course schedules fluctuate from quarter to quarter. Courses are not guaranteed; however, the department does its best to give ample notice about available courses and potential course cancellations. Required Qualifications M.A. in writing studies, rhetoric & composition, or a related field; at least one year of successful college teaching experience. Preferred Qualifications Terminal degree in writing studies, rhetoric & composition, or a related field; multiple years of successful college teaching experience; ongoing professional development in dedicated field. Posting NumberPart-time Faculty 249Posting Special Instructions to Applicants This posting is for the following specializations in Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse: -First-year college writing -Business and/or technical and professional writing -College-level instruction for multilingual writers -Science writing, including writing for health care and medical contexts -Writing about the arts in Chicago -New media studies and/or multimodal production to include coding for digital environments Close Date06/30/2018 Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). 1.* Please specify your academic degree: oMA in writing studies or related field oPhD in writing studies or related field oBA in writing studies or related field onone 2.* Do you have at least one year's experience teaching university-level writing courses? oYes oNo 3.* Do you have teaching expertise in first-year college writing? oYes oNo 4.* Do you have teaching expertise in business nd/or technical and professional writing at the college level? oYes oNo 5.* Do you have teaching expertise in writing for multimodal/digital contexts or new media studies? oYes oNo 6.* Do you have a TESOL certificate and teaching expertise working with multilingual writing students? oYes oNo 7.* Do you have professional experience in science writing, including writing for health care and medical contexts? oYes oNo 8.* Do you have professional experience in writing broadly about the arts in Chicago? oYes oNo Applicant Documents Required Documents 1.CV 2.Cover Letter Optional Documents 1.Teaching Statement 2.Portfolio 3.Other Document Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/dp9ryctkjdqx5jp3 PI98464783
          (USA-IL-Richmond) Lead Operator - 2nd Shift   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5064828 The world's leading companies start with Watlow. Watlow??, a privately-owned company, is the industry leader in the design, manufacture and integration of complete thermal systems including electric heaters, temperature sensors, temperature controllers, power controllers and supporting software. At Watlow, we are constantly driven to do more to help our customers. We take on big technical challenges. We are committed to projects that help our fellow human beings and we strive to learn more. From single components to high performance systems, we bring our thermal expertise to numerous applications, including semiconductor processing, energy processes, diesel, foodservice equipment, life sciences and others. ?? ?? Manage flow and process in assigned work centers; coaching work center team on Continuous improvement and embracing change. ?? ?? Your Key Responsibilities will include: + Assist in the development of and adherence to Standard Work for the cell. + Contribute in problem solving activities. + Understand the processes and can apply them in multiple work areas and has the ability to train others on specific skills. + Uses resources to learn the business. + Identifies ways to reduce waste and improve business processes. + Transfers knowledge from one situation to the next. + Manage the flow of production through cell. + Ensure team members know company policies regarding start time, breaks and lunch. + Communicate team member adherence of policies to PTL. ?? Qualifications: Must have: + ???????????????? GED/High School Diploma + ???????????????? Ability to troubleshooting processes, equipment, and product. ?? ?? Additional success factors: + Lean Training: + Can identify ways to reduce waste and improve business processes + The Ability to implement solutions within designated area of responsibility + Previous Leadership experience preferred + Participated in Kaizen events + Additional education (i.e. degree/certificates) ?? ?? ?? Watlow thanks all those who apply. Only those who are best qualified will be contacted for an interview. ?? Watlow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer including Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Carpentersville) Residential Lawn Specialist - mjdYNAQvKX1P   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065798 TruGreen is committed to providing personalized attention for our associates. We focus on developing our people by building proud, dynamic teams while helping associates reach their personal and professional goals. We continuously strive to make TruGreen an employer of choice and "a great place to work!" n nPosition Overview Provides service to residential or commercial customers by making timely lawn/landscape applications, diagnosing and correcting lawn/landscaping problems through service calls and other customer communications, and selling/up-selling services to new and/or existing customers, resulting in growth of the customer base. n nResponsibilities 1. Applies fertilizers and pesticides to lawns according to schedule, safety procedures, and label instructions. 2. Drives company vehicle to customer location. 3. Responds on a timely basis to customer requests for telephone and in-person service calls. 4. Completes required production forms and customer instructions. 5. Assists in sales to current customers through contact on route and telemarketing. 6. Measures the lawn of potential customers to provide them with an accurate cost of TruGreen's lawn care service. 7. Performs a daily three-minute, 360 degree inspection of truck and equipment before taking the vehicle out on the road and upon return. 8. Completes production reports, new sales forms, customer invoice forms, daily vehicle inspection report, and cancel/skip notices as required daily. 9. Maintains vehicle and equipment through cleanliness, safety, and general maintenance. 10. Assists in maintaining cleanliness of facility. n nEducation and Experience Requirements • High school diploma/GED or 6 months to 1 year related experience and/or training in horticulture and/or customer service or equivalent combination of education and experience required • License and/or certification as required by federal, state or local government • Requires extensive local travel. Valid, permanent driver's license from state of residence and a clean driving record per company standards are required. Current liability auto insurance required. Must be 21 years of age by date of hire. n nKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. • Mathematical skills to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. • Attention to detail • Verbal and written communication skills • Time management and organizational skills, including punctuality for on-time attendance n nPhysical Demands & Working Conditions 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. An associate that is physically active, works indoors/outdoors, interacts with customers, and may be exposed to foreign substances (e.g., chemicals). n nRegularly required to: • Sit or stand • Walk on uneven surfaces or climb stairs for an extended period of time • Use hands and arms to handle, feel or reach • Speak and hear • Use vision abilities for close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and focus • Lift up to 50 lbs independently • Push and pull equipment n Occasionally req ired to: • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl n nNoise leveln • Moderate to loud n nAdverse Conditionsn • Subject to outdoor weather conditions which may include extreme cold, extreme heat or wet conditions • Subject to exposure to animals and insects • Regularly exposed to chemicals using appropriate safety equipment • Occasionally work near mechanical or moving parts n TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. n We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities n To learn more copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf n TruGreen performs pre-employment testing. n nDisclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Client Manager   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065761 Oil of Olay, Miller Lite, Coca Colanand Tide. What do they all have in common???nThey are all national brands for manufacturing companies thatncollaborate with Nielsen to drive their business and grow their portfolios.nNielsen works with companies to provide insights and thought leadership.?? Our work helps clients set pricingnstrategies, launch new products and determines what products you ultimately seenon the shelf and online.?? Team members arenexperts within their categories and Nielsen solutions, and are viewed asntrusted partners by our clients. nn GlobalnServices is a commercial business unit within Nielsen which aims to unlocknNielsen's potential across technology, data content and data processes tonbetter deliver against our clients??? above market needs and build on ourncompetitive advantage. Global Services provides state of the art tools,napplications and processes designed to efficiently extract insight from singlenand multiple data sources and create actionable information for use acrossnmarkets. The team services and drives the high demand for above marketnreporting and harmonization solutions through our Global Track suite ofnservices. nn The Client Manager - Sales has annappreciation of FMCG and Nielsen products and services, as well as goodnunderstanding of the value those products and services bring to our clients. He/shenis responsible for listening to, discovering and understanding client needs tonidentify sales opportunities and leveraging Nielsen???s unique value proposition.nThe Client Manager is expected to proactively build a valuable network bothninternally and externally whilst collaborating with key contacts in Analyticsnto identify leads. nnAs a Client Manager, you will be responsible for: + Building and maintaining strongnnetworking and engagement with key players in client networks. + Understanding of client's business andnable to identify best Nielsen solutions to meet client needs. Manages the needsnassessment and discovery processes. + Demonstrates Nielsen solutionnfunctionality directly to client audiences consistent with value propositionndefined by manager/director. + Educates the client on industry trendsnand best practices adopted by peer companies. + Preparing simple and compelling proposalsnand pitches, and converting opportunities into sales. Assisting in thenconversation of opportunities into a sale. + Displaying consultative sales behaviorsnand listening to client needs. + Delivering revenue targets, taking accountability fornbusiness planning and implementation. Visibility to all opportunities &nrisk + Solid understanding and demonstrated ability to leveragensteps involved in the Enterprise Selling process for faster selling cycles andnhigher win rates. + Heavy usage of Salesforce.com to keep track of salesnactivities, lead and opportunities. Ensuring team is using and updating thensystem consistently + Familiar with basic products from Nielsennportfolio and Nielsen tools and systems. Working collaborativelynwith Client Response and Analytic Consulting teams to ensure that leads andnopportunities are picked up, information is shared, account strategy is alignednand the relevant people are consulted and/or informed of key activity on annaccount.n VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Metropolis) Office Associate   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065374 Position will provide clerical support and assistance for the center.
          (USA-IL-Oak Brook) Loan Administrator   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065473 Responsibilities Support members of the commercial lending team in completing fundamental administrative tasks Order title commitments for loan closings Prepare basic loan closing packages Answer and respond to incoming customer calls to the commercial loan department in a timely manner, consistently demonstrating professional phone etiquette Contact customers to obtain documentation needed to comply with reporting requirements per loan agreements and process, verifying accuracy and completeness Print monitoring reports from the OnBase report system Pull updated tickler reports for respective lenders Prepare partial release deeds as needed Participate in the loan and draw funding process, following procedures as directed by the lenders Prepare basic documentation for loan advances in accordance with the terms and conditions of the loan approval Notarize and copy documents Prepare basic correspondence (letters and emails) and file memos Prepare cashier checks for approval Prepare and track all Federal Express and other expedited mail services Prepare wire transfer forms for approval and processing Monitor tax payment status on non-escrowed loan accounts through pin number verification as well as monitoring reports (weekly or as required) Process all insurance documents received in the department in a timely manner and update tickler report Prepare, update and maintain loan credit files Pull and file loan files as needed, including annual file room organization and clean up Provide coverage at the front desk to back up the Corporate Receptionist as needed Willingly accept other corporate office responsibilities as required Understand and adhere to Oxford Bank's Core Values Comply with Oxford Bank & Trust policies, procedures and regulatory guidelines Complete all Bank training including all assigned Compliance online training All other duties as assigned
          (USA-IL-Joliet) Laborer   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065542 Ellwood Crankshaft Group (ECG) is the world's leading manufacturer and remanufacturer of large, one-of-a-kind, multiple-throw crankshafts. ECG's products and services include crankshafts and eccentrics used in mechanical stamping presses, reciprocating air and gas compressors, reciprocating pumps, engines, mechanical shears, rock crushers, homogenizers and other miscellaneous applications. ECG services the locomotive, shipping, mechanical press, oil and gas and compression markets. Today, ECG has eight facilities in four different states. We are currently seeking a full-time Laborer position at Ellwood Chrome Crankshaft in Joliet, IL. This non-exempt position may be required to work rotating shifts and/or 12-hour schedules. The hired candidate must be available to work second shift. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED Strong analytical skills and demonstrated problem-solving abilities Familiar with general computer applications Must be results oriented with a strong desire to succeed Solid verbal and written communication skills Thorough understanding of manufacturing and manufacturing processes Mechanical ability a plus Strong math skills Ability to work well with a team and independently Detailed oriented and ability to organize and prioritize Must complete ECC's 160 hours of training RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE: Performing a variety of general labor and semi-skilled duties to assist the manufacturing process and/or plant and equipment needs as they exist and change over time. Demonstrate flexibility in a changing work environment. Operating overhead cranes, saws, floor scrubber, tool grinders, hand tools, sand blasting, sweeping . Maintaining the highest quality standards in the execution of all assigned work. Maintaining all reports and records as required. Maintaining facility in a clean, orderly and safe condition. Observing all safety rules and regulations. Performing other duties as deemed necessary in accordance with production flow and/or plant needs. If you are interested in this position and feel you have the qualifications, please visit www.ellwoodgroup.com, select Careers>Browse By Company>ECC Browse Jobs and select "Laborer - General" to apply.
          (USA-IL-Northfield) Sales Support Specialist- Government Sales   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065768 Medline Industries is looking for a Sales Support Specialist to provide specialized assistance to the Government Contracts and Government Sales teams. nn ?? nn Responsibilities. nn nn + Serve as point of contact for small business government account activity.?? Respond to requests for assistance from the Government Sales team.?? Provide phone and administrative support to Government Sales team. n + Manage account set-ups, tax certifications (tax exemption and verification).?? Correspond with customers on account and medline.com account creation n + Monitor small business accounts for contract compliance (additions, deletions, TAA, etc.). n + Generate reports and present findings to manager/accounts.?? Run Product Origin Validation reports for product country of origin, expiring pricing reports.?? Provide analysis; extend or expire items in SAP.?? n + Develop/update pricing and provide sales analysis.?? n + Monitor and review Federal bid boards (GSA eBuy, FedBid, FedBizOpps).?? Monitor and read through bid clauses to determine ability to comply with all provisions of federal solicitations. n + Solicit divisions for product information for bids, and determine the best Medline brand item for a competitive item or specification.?? Coordinate sample delivery as needed for bid proposals and contract responses. n + Assist with internal audits of our Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) and Distribution and Pricing Agreement (DAPA) contracts. n nn VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-MOKENA) Sales Territory Account Representative   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065770 Philadelphia Gear's world-class engineering and technical staff provides our extensive customer base across the globe with a full-range of power transmission solutions for the world???s Energy, Infrastructure and Defense industries. ??Philadelphia Gear customers depend on high-quality, reliable power transmission equipment to lower the cost of operation and reduce down time, while producing at the highest levels. Philadelphia Gear is ready to meet these challenges, bringing over 100 years of experience providing gearing for various industrial applications. nn Timken Gears and Services Philadelphia Gear brand is seeking a Sales Territory Account Representative to cover aftermarket opportunities in Kanas and Missouri.?? Looking for a self-starting,??highly motivated individual that is results oriented??with the drive to succeed both individually and as part of a team, with an ability to maintain and also grow the territory.??The ideal candidate will reside in the U.S. midwest region and will have 5+ years mechanical experience, particularly in the area of gearbox repair. This opportunity is home based when not on the road, with expected travel to be 50%+ of the time on average.??This position reports to the Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest Region. nn nn ??Duties and Responsibilities: nn ?? Have an established in-depth knowledge of customers and markets within assigned territory.?? nn ?? Visit customer sites and perform informal, preliminary equipment surveys as required.?? Provide direct liaison support to Field Service and assist in resolution of Field Service problems when required. nn ?? General knowledge of gear component manufacturing and repair, gear unit assembly and test procedures. nn ?? Knowledge of company product offerings and their related prime market applications and aftermarket potential. nn ?? Create comprehensive quoted/proposals to meet customer???s requirements and the ability to follow up and convert opportunities into profitable sales. nn ?? Ability to assess and analyze the territory market needs and customer base to create an effective market plan.?? Must be able to gain intimate knowledge of customers, projects and strategies and be held accountable for it. nn ?? Able to manage time and priorities for maximum efficiency and sales effectiveness with the available resources. nn ?? Accountable for accurate sales call reporting, quotation follow up and closing transactions in a timely manner. nn ? Accountable for timely submitting of required reports, including, but not limited to; weekly expense reports, weekly call reports, monthly activity reports, target account planning, as well as weekly itinerary. nn ?? Demonstrated ability to perform closely within a team environment while at the same time possessing the ability to proceed independently when required with minimal supervision even when multiple priorities exist. nn ?? Ability to meet deadlines, work on short lead times, and handle high stress situations. nn ?? Flexibility to meet sometimes- demanding travel requirements and spend significant time making customer visits within the assigned territory.?? Overnight travel may be required. nn ?? Exhibit personal confidence and professionalism in all business processes. nn ?? Ability to build customer confidence in the ability of the company and you to meet their needs. nn
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Restocker   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065615 Job Title: Restocker (Front of House Utility) Department: Restaurants Reports To: Sr. Restaurant Manager/F&B Manager FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Union) Summary: This position is responsible for transporting equipment, food, and product to the designated Food and Beverage locations and ensuring the cleanliness of all F&B locations. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Pick up and transport of Hot/Cold food products from warehouse to designated restaurant locations. Setting tables and chairs, moving concession carts and helping stock carts with paper and food products Store all equipment in proper storage areas. Stock and Restock food shelves and coolers and ensure accuracy of items placed and labels facing forward Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor
          (USA-IL-Peoria) Route Sales Representatives - 91848   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5064993 Route Sales Representative The Route Sales Representative is a full-time position that is responsible for selling and merchandising Frito-Lay's complete line of quality products to existing and new accounts while driving a Frito-Lay truck. Route Sales Representative's hours of work vary by assigned route. Start times begin between three-o'clock and seven o'clock in the morning. Hours per week average 50 to 60 hours and include weekend and/or holiday work. In order to be considered for this position, you must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver's license, and you may not have any suspensions related to moving violations within the last three years. This position offers a competitive base pay plus incentives which includes health care benefits, retirement and savings benefits such as pension, 401(k) and much more. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity
          (USA-IL-Danville) Process Area Supervisor   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065311 KIK Custom Products KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Job ID 2017-4579 # of Openings 1 Job Location US-IL-Danville Posted Date 6/29/2017 Division KCM Overview: KIK Danville is searching for an Area Supervisor with a successful track record of leading by example. Strengths must include leadership experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment. Ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, is a good coach and mentor and has the ability to promote and enhance employee relations. This position is responsible for supervising 4 production lines, including all employees associated with those lines. This position is on 2nd Shift (3 PM - 11 PM). Essential Job Functions: Directs the work team and supervises the assigned area's production to meet published schedules including the management of line crewing and temporary workforce. Maintains a consistently safe work environment and personally demonstrates his or her commitment to safety and compliance. Achieves consistent quality and high efficiency levels by optimum utilization of equipment and manpower. Ensures efficient coordination and processing of a high volume of work orders and develops and maintains a very close and effective working relationship with all other departments. Directs involvement with improving operating efficiencies, reducing costs, identifying unfavorable trends, and taking timely corrective actions. Holds employees accountable for maintaining an audit or inspection ready workplace at all times. Responsible for supervising activities of production lines to achieve production rates that meet or exceed standards including the supervision of efficient changeovers. Responsible for the training and performance management of team members to ensure that each line is staffed with qualified and motivated individuals. Ensure the identification of product quality problems and implementation of corrective actions. Utilizes theory of constraints or lean manufacturing techniques to evaluate and manage production counts, machine speeds, scrap and downtime to drive reliability to desired levels. Ensures their team records and reports accurate production counts, machine speeds, scrap counts, line down time and other data called out in SOPs. Enforces all GMP's, Safety, Quality, and Environmental regulations and compliance as well as company policies and SOPs. (Includes promotion of Near Miss program and Quality program) Performs BOS audits, ensure the cleaning activities are accomplished and signed in the clean logs, ensure the Deep Cleaning PMs are performed and documented, and Ability to hold employees accountable and perform disciplinary actions when necessary. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time. Qualifications: Minimum two-year degree or significant experience required in area of discipline 2 years experience in a supervisory production role, Union experience an huge plus Knowledge of cGMPs, FDA knowledge a plus Production experience in packaging, manufacturing environment Knowledge and use of Lean tools and Continuous Improvement manufacturing environments. Knowledge of engineering and technology principles and practices (5S, Lean) Solid computer skills Thank you for your interest and consideration of a career with KIK! Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/5cj8v6m5626jnvq9 PI98463874
          (USA-IL-Barrington) Business Banker   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065242 Wintrust is recruiting for a Business Banker to support the following markets in the northwest suburbs. This position supports small and middle market businesses with revenues of $1-15 million. The business banker is responsible for developing new business and expands existing customer relationships for commercial banking customers. This position provides exceptional service to build and strengthen customer relationships by promoting products and services as appropriate to identify and fulfill customer needs. Responsible for new business development through referral sources and cold calling efforts. Additional responsibilities include: + Increase the Bank's profitability by cultivating new commercial business relationships + Maintain and develop existing portfolio by assessing and meeting client's business and personal needs + Negotiate proper loan structure and effectively cross sell products + Maintain properly documented files and manage renewals and collection efforts on past dues and defaulted loans + Maintains comprehensive understanding of current commercial products offered in the market and keeps informed of all relevant industry trends and practices. Wintrust Financial Corporation (Wintrust) is a financial services holding company based in Rosemont, Illinois, with assets above $20 billion. We engage in the business of providing traditional community banking services, commercial banking, wealth management services, commercial insurance premium financing, life insurance premium financing, mortgage origination, short-term accounts receivable financing, and certain administrative services, such as data processing of payrolls, billing and treasury management services. We provide community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services to customers located in the greater Chicago, Illinois and southern Wisconsin metropolitan areas through its 15 wholly owned banking subsidiaries. + The ideal candidate has 3 to 5 years' experience managing a portfolio of commercial banking clients, has a strong knowledge of the Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Hanover Park and Schaumburg markets, and experience with Treasury Management products. + Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent in Finance, Economics or related quantitative field preferred or equivalent experience. + Formal credit training preferred If you are looking to join one of the fastest growing Commercial Banks in the Chicagoland area and want to be part of growing our commercial banking presences in this market, submit your application today! Wintrust is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Lake Forest) Residential Lawn Specialist - tk8QDgMQrNDU   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065795 TruGreen is committed to providing personalized attention for our associates. We focus on developing our people by building proud, dynamic teams while helping associates reach their personal and professional goals. We continuously strive to make TruGreen an employer of choice and "a great place to work!" n nPosition Overview Provides service to residential or commercial customers by making timely lawn/landscape applications, diagnosing and correcting lawn/landscaping problems through service calls and other customer communications, and selling/up-selling services to new and/or existing customers, resulting in growth of the customer base. n nResponsibilities 1. Applies fertilizers and pesticides to lawns according to schedule, safety procedures, and label instructions. 2. Drives company vehicle to customer location. 3. Responds on a timely basis to customer requests for telephone and in-person service calls. 4. Completes required production forms and customer instructions. 5. Assists in sales to current customers through contact on route and telemarketing. 6. Measures the lawn of potential customers to provide them with an accurate cost of TruGreen's lawn care service. 7. Performs a daily three-minute, 360 degree inspection of truck and equipment before taking the vehicle out on the road and upon return. 8. Completes production reports, new sales forms, customer invoice forms, daily vehicle inspection report, and cancel/skip notices as required daily. 9. Maintains vehicle and equipment through cleanliness, safety, and general maintenance. 10. Assists in maintaining cleanliness of facility. n nEducation and Experience Requirements • High school diploma/GED or 6 months to 1 year related experience and/or training in horticulture and/or customer service or equivalent combination of education and experience required • License and/or certification as required by federal, state or local government • Requires extensive local travel. Valid, permanent driver's license from state of residence and a clean driving record per company standards are required. Current liability auto insurance required. Must be 21 years of age by date of hire. n nKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. • Mathematical skills to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. • Attention to detail • Verbal and written communication skills • Time management and organizational skills, including punctuality for on-time attendance n nPhysical Demands & Working Conditions 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. An associate that is physically active, works indoors/outdoors, interacts with customers, and may be exposed to foreign substances (e.g., chemicals). n nRegularly required to: • Sit or stand • Walk on uneven surfaces or climb stairs for an extended period of time • Use hands and arms to handle, feel or reach • Speak and hear • Use vision abilities for close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and focus • Lift up to 50 lbs independently • Push and pull equipment n Occasionally req ired to: • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl n nNoise leveln • Moderate to loud n nAdverse Conditionsn • Subject to outdoor weather conditions which may include extreme cold, extreme heat or wet conditions • Subject to exposure to animals and insects • Regularly exposed to chemicals using appropriate safety equipment • Occasionally work near mechanical or moving parts n TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. n We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities n To learn more copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf n TruGreen performs pre-employment testing. n nDisclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
          (USA-IA-Davenport) Receiving Associate   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065281 A Receiving Associate receives merchandise delivered to Von Maur on various carriers, inspects cartons, labels cartons, verifies carton counts and makes proper documentation on paperwork as required. Primary responsibilities of a Receiving Associate include the following: -Accepts or denies freight delivered. Inspects freight for damaged or missing boxes, solves problems as they arise. -Scans cartons or hand keys information to receive in goods, maintaining a high level of accuracy. -Distributes freight as needed. -Unloads freight from trailers with a sense of urgency and at a productive pace. -Operates assigned equipment safely and reports any damages or repairs needed to equipment.
          (USA-IL-Joliet) Commercial Electrician   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065433 Skilled Trades Services is currently seeking Commercial Electricians in Joliet, IL. Pay rate is $18-$26 DOE and $60/day per diem for those who qualify. Position starts immediately and will last for 1 month+. Will be working 40+ hours per week, Monday through Friday. MUST BE LOCATED IN ILLINOIS OR SURROUNDING STATES TO BE CONSIDERED. Must have at least 4 years previous experience with commercial work. If interested, please email updated resume and call 855-566-6412 for immediate consideration. Job Type: Full-time Salary: $18.00 to $26.00 /hour & $60/day per diem Required experience: Commercial Electrician: 4 years Required license or certification: Driver's License
          (USA-IL-Northfield) Sr Regulatory Affairs Spec - Drug / Cosmetic   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065466 Medline Industries has an immediate opportunity available for a Sr. Regulatory Affairs Specialist-- new and on-market drug and cosmetic products based in our new headquarters in Northfield, IL. This position is responsible for preparing and submitting New and Abbreviated New Drug Applications to the Food and Drug Administration and reports into Director of R&D. The Sr. Regulatory Specialist will be the senior member of the Medline R&D regulatory team advising and working directly with product development scientists, clinical affairs and Medline Laboratories to support our drug development programs. This position will also offer regulatory strategy and guidance for new Rx and OTC drug projects. We are seeking a dynamic, experienced professional with leadership potential and a desire to work for a fast-paced, large corporate organization. In addition to exceptional interpersonal/Communication and analytical skills, you must have a ???roll-up your sleeves??? attitude.??Responsibilities include:????? Manages projects leading to the submission of INDs, NDAs, and ANDAs for applicable new drug products, including assembly and submission of eCTDs and post-approval supplements as required.????? Develops regulatory strategies for new drug products, including recommended submission pathways. Communicate with FDA and other regulatory agencies as needed.????? Performs regulatory reviews of product sourcing, labeling, stability, and other documentation for compliance with stated requirements including applicable drug and cosmetic regulations, procedures and quality records.???????????????????? Maintains a detailed knowledge of all applicable drug monographs, CFR references, GMP and QA standards. Monitor regulations and standards for changes and assess impact.????? Communicates significant issues or developments identified during regulatory activities and provides recommended process improvements to management .????? Prepares reports to communicate involvement and results of regulatory activities.????? Prepares and presents technical and program information to team members and management. .????? Provides drug regulatory SME support as needed to other areas of the organization, including cGMP activities, drug registration and listing, and advertising/promotion.?? nMedline offers a business casual, entrepreneurial work environment with strong growth potential, a competitive compensation package, and a complete benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance; 401(k) with company match. And much more! VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Braceville) Senior Work Week Manager - 205115   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063282 At Exelon, we've got a place for you! Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce. Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits. Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 150 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon! Exelon Generation is looking for a Senior Work Week Manager at our Braidwood Nuclear Station in Braceville, IL (65 miles SW of Chicago, IL) PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION Responsible for directing the development of detailed plans/schedules for all corrective and preventative maintenance, surveillance, post maintenance test, and modifications within an assigned work week. Utilizes leadership experience from previous Operations supervisory or other department managerial position to efficiently and effectively carry out duties. During the execution week, responsible for ensuring the On-line Risk profile, Technical Specifications, and Plant Procedures are adhered to. Directs the implementation of the work week schedule in a safe, effective, and efficient manner during execution week. Crosses all organizational boundaries working with all departments and designated Project Managers to solve conflicts which challenge schedule safety and performance. Responsible for ensuring fleet and Station goals are met during their respective execution week. Coaches and mentors other members Work Management and Station personnel . This is not an automatic progression position for Work Week Managers. Sites fill the number of Sr. Work Week Manager positions based on business need and requires former FLS experience. PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES - Direct and Coordinate the detailed schedule development for the assigned work week to ensure Technical Specification and Maintenance Rule compliance and maintain online risk are coordinated to minimize safety challenges and effectively and efficiently implement the schedule - Direct, with minimal oversight, the assigned work week schedule execution ensuring Technical Specifications and Maintenance Rule compliance while maintaining online Risk are coordinated to minimize safety challenges and effectively and efficiently implement the schedule - Provide direction, with minimal oversight, to all department planners, schedulers, Project Managers, and other support personnel for the development of an effective and accurate schedule execution. - Directs schedule execution to meet the Work Management Process Key Indicators. - Manage priority emergent work for their assigned work week. - Evaluate scheduling execution performance analysis data and develop a weekly performance analysis report to assist in the development of corrective actions at the weekly P. A. R meeting. - Assist in forced outage coordination as required. - Coach, mentor, and develop other members of the work management organization and fulfill requirements covered below in Job Scope section. POSITION SPECIFICATIONS Minimum: - HS Diploma with a minimum of 12 years general power plant experience including good plant system knowledge including 5 Years Supervisory and leadership experience - Must have good interdepartmental communication skills (verbal and written) - Demonstrated leadership abilities in a previous position of responsibility such as Ops Shift Manager, Ops Shift Supervisor or Maintenance FLS/, Engineering, work management exempt supervisory position - Extensive knowledge of plant operations and systems (Former or current license or SRO certification, or at least 4 years Work Week Manager experience meets this requirement. If not, panel review by CFAM and one peer SFAM will determine if this is met) Preferred: - Strong personal computer (PC) scheduling knowledge - Current or former SRO License/Certification - Engineering or technical degree IND-1 Qualifications POSITION SCOPE - Responsible for interdepartmental communication and working relationships to control work scope vs. schedule content Also responsible for schedule execution which affects maintenance performance, unit reliability and unavailability, and station goals. - Additionally, Band 4 WWMs independently - Assess and communicate on-line risk - Lead site HIT teams sponsoring major improvement efforts - Develop new processes and expectations for flow of information - Act on behalf of the Unit outage manager or Cycle Manager - Act as an On - Line Project Manager for major evolutions - Act as an OCC member during refueling and maintenance outages - Can manage f
          (USA-IL-villa park) Auto Mechanic   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065648 We are seeking an Automotive mechanic. This successful candidate should be able to work at (Midas in the Villa Park Illinois) ~Mechanic Must provide your own tools.
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Inspector Packer   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065293 Specific Duties: Packs items into packaging materials and cartons or load cartons onto skids. Reviews production schedules and ensures that resources are correct and staged for use. Tallies materials packed into packaging or loaded onto skid. Completes necessary paperwork for tracking finished product. Uses automated machine to assemble cartons or manually assembles cartons. Keeps general work area clean. Removes scrap and debris from production area. Requirements and Qualifications: Ability to work third shift. Ability to work in a fast paced environment Ability to follow instructions Ability to work over time and weekends as necessary Good attendance is a condition of employment Must be able to demonstrate minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues
          (USA-IL-Oak Brook) Marine Container Solutions Specialist   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063285 JOB SUMMARY: The Specialist - Marine Container Solutions is responsible for load coverage and communication to Internal and External vendors within an assigned Marine Container Solutions Territory. The Specialist will act as the primary liaison between the company and the customer, meeting customer expectations and working with internal Hub Group Departments to resolve any issues for the customer.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Develop a proactive relationship with the assigned customer accounts by resolution of issues and concerns in a timely manner, and provide innovative solutions.Manage, monitor and trace loads in the assigned territory and communicate delays to the appropriate department within Hub Group. Manage MCS shipments, confirm appointments and verify load requirements to carriers, while securing the most profitable box options.Negotiate carrier rates while meeting the department's margin guidelines and secure carrier coverage while meeting the department's on-time metrics.Analyze data, audit and verify the carrier's accessorial and event accuracy and resolve any discrepancies. Analyze project data, decipher and deliver reports in a collaborative team environment ensuring all work is completed by the group and is delivered by the assigned deadlines while meeting department and team goals. Duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or changed from time to time. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: + Bachelor's degree preferred, in business, logistics, supply chain, or management. + Experience in the transportation industry, preferably in the Intermodal or International sector preferred. + Experience with EDI processes, Web Tender Portals, fax and other applicable forms of electronic communication preferred. + Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, with emphasis on Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Access is a plus as this position relies heavily on computer functionality in day-to-day processes. + Highly effective communication, both verbal and written with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of personnel, customers and vendors. + Attention to detail, organizational skills, and customer focused. VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Crete) Chemist - 3   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063264 Apex Life Sciences is looking for a 1st shift GC/MS ChemistnLocation: Harvey, ILnJob Responsibilities:nPerforms high end analyses with instrumentation (GCMS, LCMS, HS-LCMS, etc.) autonomouslynUtilize various instruments such as LCMS, GCMS, HPLC, ICP, ICPMS, and GC to determine concentration of desired balances in the food sample.nThis position has the responsibilities and authority to identify departures from the quality system or test procedures and document such observation accordance with the prescribed complaint system.nProvide guidance to departmental personnel on analysis procedures and correct preparation of sample.nRead, calculate and record analysis data to produce a report for the client. Responsible for correcting any discrepancies that occur.nEvaluate current methods and recommend modifications to laboratory personnel and management as new procedures become available. Educate and train technicians on correct procedures and new analysis methods.nThis position has the responsibility and authority to initiate action to prevent or minimize departures from the quality system or test procedures.nBe able to perform method validations and verifications without input from supervisor.nCommunicate procedural and operational difficulties and delays to client service personnel as required.nProvide courteous client service and communicate any emerging client requirements to the laboratory as needed.nMaintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities.nPrepare materials and sample for analysis by drying glassware to rid container of moisture, cooling in desiccator if necessary, and defat or dry certain sample in the appropriate oven before processing.nPrepare standards or reagents that are needed for the analysis procedure.nMaintain laboratory instruments in working order and make any minor repairs that are necessary.nExperience:n5+ years of experience in Chemistry lab environment, or equivalent Chemistry degree. This position requires a general knowledge of chemistry to perform analyses. An advanced knowledge of instrumentation and theory including, but not limited to, HPLC, GC, and AA is helpful. Basic knowledge of food science is helpful to analyze the chemical content of sample.nLab Support is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 866-612-2739.nEEO EmployernApex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.nVEVRAA Federal ContractorWe request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.
          (USA-IL-Hinsdale) Full-Time Teller - Hinsdale   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065239 The teller is typically the first person the customer encounters when whey walk into a bank. Tellers process a variety of routine financial transactions (check cashing, withdrawals, deposits, loan payments, etc.) and accurately balance these transactions while maintaining friendly and positive relationships with customers and coworkers. This is an entry level position and is the first step towards a banking career for many employees. Responsibilities include: + Operate a teller drawer to serve customers and bank personnel in lobby or drive up. + Recognize potential cross-sell opportunities and direct customers to appropriate bank personnel. + Develop skills to recognize potential fraud and report to management as necessary. Comply with all department, bank and regulatory policies and procedures. Uphold established Wintrust culture. + May be responsible for bank opening/closing and may be required to participate in community events. Wintrust Financial Corporation (Wintrust) is a financial services holding company based in Rosemont, Illinois, with assets above $20 billion. We engage in the business of providing traditional community banking services, commercial banking, wealth management services, commercial insurance premium financing, life insurance premium financing, mortgage origination, short-term accounts receivable financing, and certain administrative services, such as data processing of payrolls, billing and treasury management services. We provide community-oriented, personal and commercial banking services to customers located in the greater Chicago, Illinois and southern Wisconsin metropolitan areas through its 15 wholly owned banking subsidiaries. + Minimum 6 months of experience in cash handling or customer service + High school degree or equivalent + Travel between branches may be necessary + Must be availalble to work all shifts (including Saturdays if needed) As your local community bank, we work hard to support the neighborhoods we serve. We are members of many local chambers of commerce, and we're active in local charities, local government, school boards and community development activities. At Wintrust you can "Have it All" with access to the big bank resources and the customer service you can only get from a local community bank that makes decisions locally and still calls customers by their name. We invite to be part of the Wintrust team by submitting your application today! Wintrust Financial and all Wintrust Community Banks are an Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-IL-Springfield) Licensed Practical Nurse II (LPN II) (3077)   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065408 *Licensed Practical Nurse II - Surgery Clinic, Vascular Surgery (S1703077)* SIU Medicine - Springfield, IL *Overview:* Employees in this title are experienced LPNs who typically perform personal care and nursing procedures in an out-patient clinic setting. To review the position description for this vacancy, please visit our website at https://siumed.hiretouch.com
          (USA-IL-Chicago) Cashier   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065320 Job Title: Cashier Department: Restaurant Reports To: Sr. Restaurant Manager/F&B Manager FLSA Status: Non-exempt (Union) Summary: Responsible for Cash Handling, customer contact, providing fast, efficient and friendly service at all times, while providing seamless service to our guests. Engages with guest through smiles and greetings, offering product information, providing selling suggestions and always giving a genuine thank you. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Maintains a positive and friendly attitude towards customers and fellow employees Displays natural desire to greet, engage with and sincerely thank the guest Communicates Food & Beverage offerings in the outlet; assist guest with concerns regarding offerings Knowledge of Food &Beverage outlets open; ability to direct guests to additional locations Accurately processes cash register transactions, inputting product costs, giving back change, processes debit and credit cards, traveler's checks, coupons and gift certificates Understands the importance of and monitoring product pricing, signage and placement and the use of product shelf tags and accompanying UPC codes Maintains the security of cash at all times Understands and effectively communicates SAVOR concepts, our philosophies and is able to relate to our diverse population of guests Adhere to SAVOR Cash handling policies and procedures Assist in maintaining merchandise displays in food courts, branded locations, pods, carts, etc. Monitors the proper recording of employees' meals and meal vouchers Maintains work area by keeping it clean, neat and orderly Notifies Leads/Managers regarding guest's complaints and concerns Works well with others, helping to support each team member's effort to succeed Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor
          (USA-IL-Chicago) DevOps Automation(763817)   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5063277 Description Scope of Responsibility/Expectation: Thorough understanding of DevOps Principals Optimizing, automating, integrating, and monitoring in an AWS/AZURE Cloud environment Building CI/CD pipelines, and ensuring security Strong engineer and coder with experience using languages like Ruby, Python, Shell scripting and Cher Ability to set up and customize open source software and Java applications Ability to write Deployment scripts to standardize code roll outs Familiarity with multiple database systems, both SQL and NoSQL (For example, MySQL, Oracle) Proficiency with: Monitoring tools like Nagios, BAC, etc. Linux, Unix and Windows Operating Systems Release Engineering tools like Chef, Puppet, Maven, Jenkins, etc. Excellent communication, presentation and collaborative problem-solving skills Planning solutions to cloud challenges Great team player who has a strong desire to have a huge impact on the team EEO Employer Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178. VEVRAA Federal Contractor We request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state. We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
          (USA-IL-Belvidere) Shipping & Receiving Lead   
This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5065398 QPS Employment Group has a great opportunity available for a Shipping & Receiving Lead at a company in Belvidere, IL. This is a temp to hire position for 1st shift. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Lead shipping/receiving and warehouse team for all activities including fulfillment of warehouse orders from stock. - Continuously strive to capture efficiencies and reduce labor costs and ensure on time delivery. - Coordinate all outbound shipments based on customer's requirements to limit the exposure to any charge backs. - Receive inbound materials against internal purchase order, checking packing slips against count and receiving by type into Visual system to ensure proper assignment of stock and accounts payable activities. - Serve as liaison between company and our various carriers in an effort to improve service and reduce % of inbound/outbound costs for freight year over year. - Maintain a clean work environment by performing 5S activities, daily, weekly and monthly which a detailed records of times/dates for each walk through. - Ensure that all employees follow safety standards. - Perform tool box talks in each department monthly and track each talk and participants. - Serve alongside co-workers as the safety champion by monitoring OSHA log and tool box talks for the entire warehouse and production areas.
          (USA-IL-ELGIN) Receptionist / Office Assitant