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Okanogan County Grainger Administration Building * 123 Fifth Avenue North, Room 106, Okanogan, Washington 98840
Okanogan County is accepting applications for a part-time (6 hours a day) Custodian with the Okanogan County Maintenance Department. This position is responsible for performing routine and special custodial and janitorial functions to assigned County facilities/buildings to maintain their safe, clean, efficient operation and presentation. Starting salary is $11.56 per hour with benefits. Click on the underlined job title for a full position description.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Two years’ experience in commercial or institutional custodial or janitorial work.
Ability to read and understand product label information.
To Apply: Submit a completed Okanogan County Application for Employment, letter of interest, and resume to Lalena Johns, Clerk of the Board, 123 5th Ave. N., Room 150, Okanogan, WA 98840. Position will remain open until filled. First review is December 6, 2013. Click here to download the employment application.
CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR/PROFESSIONAL
The Okanogan County Department of Juvenile and Family Services is now accepting applications for Chemical Dependency Counselor/Professional. Starting salary is $3,123 per month plus benefits.
This is a professional level position providing counseling services for the Superior Court and the Department of Juvenile and Family Services. The qualified counselor provides information, counseling, educational therapy, assessments, referrals, and discharge services. The employee will be assigned to work within the following areas: Inpatient, Outpatient/Aftercare or Assessments/CDART program/ Special Programs.
(Click on the underlined job title for a complete job description.)
Minimum Qualifications (see job description for complete list):
Background and education to perform the necessary counseling requirements of a chemical dependency professional per WAC 246-811.
Minimum two years’ experience in the juvenile justice system, children and family services, counseling or closely related field
21 years of age or older with legal right to live and work in the U.S.
Valid Washington State driver’s license
Ability to successfully complete First Aid/CPR course
Ability successfully complete the conditional employment requirements and pre-employment background checks and testing.
Ability and willingness to work with families and at risk youth
Ability to work a non-standard schedule
Ability to work independently as well as contribute to a team
Ability to work with adolescents
Very good interpersonal/communication skills
To Apply: Please refer to the Application Packet for detailed instructions and submit all required documents including the Okanogan County Application for Employment, Addendum to Employment, resume, and letter of interest. A Statement of Fitness is not required for this job position. Submit all paperwork to the Okanogan County Juvenile Department, P.O. Box 432, Okanogan, WA 98840 Attn: Adele Newman. First review is November 21st, 2013. Position is open until filled; interviews may start as soon as applications are received. Click on the underlined document titles to download.
COUNTY ROAD ENGINEER
Okanogan County Department of Public Works is accepting applications for the full-time position of County Road Engineer. This position is responsible for meeting the statutory requirements for the County Engineer as established by WAC Title 136 and RCW 36.80 with the primary function and responsibility of administering the countywide highway planning, design, construction, and maintenance programs including road and bridge maintenance, design and construction engineering and other functions such as road vacations, land acquisitions and right-of-way determinations.
Under general direction of the Public Work Director, the County Engineer directly supervises the engineering functions and staff in accordance with the organizations’ policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; and discipline.
Beginning salary is $7,300 per month with excellent benefits.
· Registered PE with Washington State Professional Engineer’s License.
· B.S. degree in Civil or related engineering.
· Knowledge and experience to sufficiently demonstrate thorough administrative competency and extensive knowledge of modern engineering principles and practices as applied to municipal public works design, construction, maintenance and operations, or any combination of education and experience to demonstrate competency.
· Valid Washington State Driver’s License.
· Management experience in a local government Public Works agency.
· Two to six years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.
To Apply: Submit letter of interest, resume and completed Okanogan County Application for Employment to the attention of Bob Parten, Public Works Director, 1234-A Second Avenue South, Okanogan, WA 98840. Telephone (509) 422-7300. Position will be open until filled. Click on the underlined job title for a full position description.
LAW ENFORCEMENT POSITIONS
SHERIFF DEPUTY, CORRECTIONS OFFICER and 911 DISPATCHER
If you are interested in applying for a Deputy Sheriff, Corrections Officer or Communications Officer/Dispatcher, please visit the Public Safety Testing website at www.PublicSafetyTesting.com to complete your application online and select the testing date and/or location most convenient for you. If you have any questions, please contact Public Safety Testing at 1-866-447-3911 (toll free).
For more information and complete job descriptions, please visit the Civil Service webpage.
The Okanogan County Department of Juvenile and Family Services is now accepting applications for the position of Transport Officer. Salary is $11.45 per hour. This is a part-time on-call position with no benefits.
Must be 18 years of age or older.
High School Diploma or GED Equivalency with at least two years experience in operating a motor vehicle.
A valid Washington State Drivers License/proof of insurance/good driving record.
Drive a Department vehicle to transport youth that are involved to and from departmental services.
Maintain the care, custody and control of youth being transported.
May be required to transport and supervise youth engaged in Saturday community service projects.
Operate and maintains job-related equipment.
Attend job-related training.
Perform such other duties and functions that may be necessary to assist the Juvenile Department, as directed by the Administrator or Designee. Be subject to on call status or irregular working days and hours as needed.
To Apply: Submit a completed Okanogan County Application for Employment, Application Instructionsand Addendum to Employment to the Okanogan County Juvenile Department, P.O. Box 432, Okanogan, WA 98840 Attn: Sabrena Smith. Statement of fitness not required for this position. Position open until filled. Applications may be downloaded from this site. Click on the underlined position description for a link to the job description, application for employment and addendum.
PART TIME JUVENILE CORRECTIONS OFFICER
The Okanogan County Department of Juvenile and Family Services is accepting applications for the position of part-time Juvenile Corrections Officer. This part-time position pays $14.50 per hour.
High School Diploma or GED
Valid Washington State Driver’s License
Basic computer skills
The ability to work irregular hours and shifts and to be available to call-in on short notice
Effective written and oral communication skills
The ability to maintain a professional and positive work attitude with co-workers, supervisors, juvenile inmates, other agencies and the general public
Bilingual English/Spanish capabilities, while not required are highly desirable
Must have high moral character, a commitment to our agency mission and the ability to maintain confidentiality
Must be law abiding, drug free and not involved in alcohol abuse
Any offer of employment will be subject to the applicant successfully completing a physical ability test (PAT) and all pre-employment background checks. After being hired, the successful candidate will be on a probationary trial service period during which required training and certifications, as outlined in the position description, must be successfully completed as a condition of continued employment.
To Apply: Please refer to the Application Instructions and submit all documents required including an Okanogan County Application for Employment, JCOA Statement of Fitness and an Addendum to Employment, to the Okanogan County Juvenile Department, P.O. Box 432, Okanogan, WA 98840 Attn: Mike Beaver. Recruitment for this position is a continuous process. Click on underlined position title for full job description.
Documents may be downloaded by clicking on the underlined document title.
Okanogan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer