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  • Shop and Electronics Technician

    December 05, 2023

    Shop and Electronics TechnicianJOA Surveys, LLC is an Anchorage based land surveying company, specializing in tides and water level measurement, vertical datums and geodetic networks. We are recruiting a shop and electronics technician dedicated to organizing and maintaining a small warehouse of equipment, disassembling environmental monitoring equipment, and testing electronics.  Hours: Fulltime (40 hours/week) April-October, part time (10-20 hours/week) November-March. Start Date: JanuarySalary: $20.00-30.00/hr. Overtime eligible. Benefits available after 1 year of employment. Who we are looking for:Our ideal candidate will possess the following competencies:Sense of responsibility for gear and functionality of the shop.Familiarity around hand/power tools and ability to assemble and troubleshoot 12v electronic systems.Organized and meticulous.Ability to work with minimal supervision: self-directed, taking initiative, exercising sound judgment.Proactive Communicator.Competent in Microsoft Excel and Word. Ability to lift 70 lbs.Clean driving record. Key ResponsibilitiesOrganize the shop and keep it tidy as gear is constantly coming and going.Perform routine maintenance on equipment (check tripod bubbles, peg test levels, cobra maintenance, truck oil change, battery tests/charging, etc.)Repair equipment in-house or ship it out for repair when necessary. Pack field gear and drive the company truck to deliver freight and pickup supplies.Keep inventory of material, equipment, and tools and identify upcoming equipment needs.Conduct shop & office improvement projects: roof antenna mast, welding table, shelving, etc.Inspect and verify operation of tools and sensors. Additional tasks (Depending on Experience):Working with scientific electronic equipmentWelding and fabrication. To apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to  

  • Administrative Assistant 15 - 20 hours/week - Part Time- Fairbanks, AK

    December 04, 2023

    SummaryWe are seeking a highly organized and skilled Administrative Assistant to provide exceptional administrative support Qavvik’s Director of Operations and Qavviks day to day operations. The ideal candidate will provide high-level support to the aviation department. This includes administrative support, organizing documents, communications, travel coordination and coordinating some client interactions. Candidates must have a solid understanding of the aviation industry, strong communication skills, and the ability to multitask. Confidentiality, professionalism, and teamwork will be key in this role.This position is part-time, 15-20 hours a week.  Hours and days will be flexible dependent on the candidate hired. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvide comprehensive and strategic administrative support to Qavvik’s Director of Operations, anticipating needs and proactively managing schedules, administrative activity, organizing and filing communications, documents, and correspondence.Manage and maintain administrative activities, ensuring efficient workflows, organization, and adherence to company policies and procedures.Coordinate and manage the maintenance of all office systems, including filing, records management, and inventory control.Prepare and distribute high-quality meeting agendas, minutes, reports, and presentations, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, handling inquiries, resolving issues, and maintaining professional relationships.Assist with accounting tasks, such as data entry, invoice processing, expense reconciliation, and financial reporting.Coordinate and manage projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget.Coordinate and manage travel arrangements and related communications ensuring adherence to travel policies and procedures.Prioritizing tasks with a high level of accuracy and meeting deadlines.Perform tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Minimum RequirementsMust have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent.Minimum of 3-5 years of administrative experience, preferably in an aviation or accounting setting.Intermediate skills and experience in Word Perfect.Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).Overall Intermediate computer skills familiarity with various software applications.Exceptional organizational and time management skills, demonstrating the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines under pressure.Unwavering attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy.Superior written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to tailor communication to different audiences.Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, adapting to changing priorities and maintaining a positive attitude.Valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years to be eligible under NANA’s vehicle insurance policy. Working Conditions and Physical RequirementsWeather: Indoors - environmentally controlled; requires most or all work to be done inside.Noise level: The noise level in the work environment is usually that of a standard office atmosphere.Description of environment: Office building with standard office environment.Physical requirements:  Employee is required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handle or feel, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk/hear, see, taste/smell, and carry weight/lift.Travel: No CompetenciesAdministrative Skills: Proficiency in managing schedules, organizing files, and maintaining office systems. Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills to interact with clients, staff, and management.Technical Skills: Proficiency in using office software like MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email systems, and office equipment.Industry Knowledge: Basic understanding of the aviation industry, including terminology, regulations, and procedures.Attention to Detail: Ability to perform tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.Time Management: Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time effectively, and meet deadlines.Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to identify and resolve issues efficiently and effectively.Confidentiality: Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.Multitasking: Ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously.Customer Service: Excellent customer service skills to handle inquiries and complaints from clients and customers.Teamwork: Ability to work effectively as part of a team, contributing positively to team operations and working relationships.Initiative: Ability to take initiative, anticipate needs, and act proactively.Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands, and deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.Professionalism: Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and ethical conduct.Financial Skills: Basic understanding of financial processes, including budgeting and financial reporting.Interpersonal Skills: Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and clients. Required LanguageEqual Opportunity Employer/Shareholder PreferenceNANA is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran protected status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. NANA grants employment preference to shareholders of NANA and their spouses and descendants to the extent allowed by law.It is NANA policy to conduct background checks, drug testing and a physical assessment, as applicable, once an offer has been accepted, in accordance with company and/or contract requirements. Accommodation RequestIf you are a job seeker with a disability and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please submit a request by telephone or via email. In order to appropriately assist you with an accommodation, we ask that you please specify the assistance needed in order to access our jobsite and post for a position. The dedicated email and telephonic options are listed below and are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance.To request an accommodation by telephone, contact us at: 1-800-478-2000To request an accommodation by email, contact us at 

  • Seafood Processing Workforce Development Coordinator

    November 30, 2023

    The Seafood Processing Workforce Development Coordinator role at Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center is envisioned to be a high-level staff position to represent and assume a leadership role at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Sea Grant to sustain, expand, and further develop the seafood processor workforce development program statewide. For full consideration, please apply by December 11, 2023 by 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time. The Seafood Processing Workforce Development Coordinator role at Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center is a dynamic and influential position within the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Sea Grant, spearheading the advancement and sustainability of the statewide seafood processor workforce development program. This high-level staff position is instrumental in overseeing and expanding the Alaska Seafood School and the broader seafood processing workforce development initiative. With a primary focus on program management and training, the Coordinator will conduct and organize training sessions, develop curricula, coordinate workshops, manage registrations, and evaluate the program's effectiveness. Collaborating both internally and externally, this role plays a vital part in cultivating and nurturing partnerships with various entities to fortify seafood workforce development across the state. The Coordinator will maintain close ties with the seafood processing industry, ensuring real-time feedback to enhance the program and establishing philanthropic strategies.To thrive in this pivotal role as the Seafood Processing Workforce Development Coordinator, applicants should possess a comprehensive understanding of seafood processing industry practices, safety regulations, and grant management. Demonstrated expertise in developing training content and materials, coupled with the ability to implement instructional methods for diverse learner groups, is crucial. Effective communication skills, both oral and written, are vital for maintaining partnerships, providing program updates, and supporting collaborative initiatives. Adeptness in utilizing advanced computer skills for data analysis and report generation is essential, as is the ability to multitask and prioritize projects effectively. The role demands a proactive approach, strong organizational skills, and a capacity to adapt within a multifaceted administrative environment to drive the program's success.Minimum Qualifications:A successful candidate will exhibit a Bachelor's degree in a related field paired with two years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, with a preference for those holding a Master's degree.Position Details:This position is located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus in Kodiak. This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 79, based on education and experience.For full consideration, please apply by December 11, 2023 by 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time. This position will remain open until filled. This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Ashley Lindsoe, Signers' Business Office HR Manager, at or 907-474-5664.

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My name is Bryan and I work with the HandShake, and my job is to provide part-time employment for qualified students during the academic year and beyond. I have contacted you because there is an opening for you at CDS and below are the lines from your potential employer:

My name is Dr. John Mazzariello and I am the Senior Director of Practice Operations at the Center for Disability Services Council - New York Chapter (CDS).

This is a virtual position which does not require you to travel to NY.

I also provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible). A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or comorbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the University. In addition, many University of students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. I am also the Director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students in the United States who have practicums at SCDD and APA-accredited school psychology predoctoral interns.

You have received this email to be considered for an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me. This is an at-will position that reports directly to me. Should you decide to accept the offer, you do not have to travel down to New York to occupy this position as we are transitioning online as a result of COVID-19.

I also have over 10 years of experience working with adults who have problematic relationships, childhood issues, and who feel stuck in their present life. It might be trauma, depression, anxiety, but whatever it is we can help you get "unstuck" together and I enjoy doing this. I believe everyone has the potential to help themselves, but sometimes we need some guidance.

This is a very simple employment. You will only help me mail letters, make payments at Walmart and purchase some items for the new Hybrid Teachers when needed. This employment only takes 6 hours a day and 4 times a week for $620.00

I am unable to meet up for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Canada.

You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchases to be done on my behalf. Some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services while I am away. My arrival is scheduled for the last week of June 2020.

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