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Title Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA)
Job Information

BECOME AN AMERICORPS VISTA FOR COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Take advantage of an opportunity to serve your community and country while gaining valuable skills and connections. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) currently has a pilot program with the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) and the local Ark-Tex Council of Governments to provide economic development capacity building services to economically distressed, rural communities in Texas. The position will provide an opportunity to work closely with local communities, regional organizations and Federal agencies while receiving hands-on training in economic development.

This project will focus on the nine county areas of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) through the Northeast Texas Economic Development District (NETEDD). NETEDD partners with the U.S. Economic Development Administration to provide region-wide strategic economic development planning. The VISTA will have the opportunity to focus on identified areas within the ATCOG region to build economic development capacity at a more in-depth level. The VISTA will work with their communities to identify economic development needs and resources to meet those needs in an effort to attract higher-paying jobs and other opportunities. The overall goal is to build capacity in rural, economically distressed communities to alleviate poverty, reduce unemployment, and provide a better quality of life.

Start Date: November 5, 2018
Term: 1 Year
Apply at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=83463&fromSearch=true
Contact: Name: Nancy Hoehn
Phone Number: 903-255-3553
Email: nhoehn@atcog.org
Ark-Tex COG: www.atcog.org

VISTA & CNCS
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, CNCS tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation. CNCS invests in thousands of nonprofit and faith-based groups that are making a difference across the country. CNCS includes AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, the Volunteer Generation Fund, and more. They serve, we build, and we make an impact that changes lives and communities. AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.
Serve your country and improve the quality of life for economically distressed communities.
Invaluable hands-on economic development experience.

BENEFITS

During Service

• The position provides a $1,023 */month living stipend.
• The volunteer position includes health care, child care, training, relocation expenses, and liability insurance.

After Service

• Education Stipend – After a successful year of service, VISTAs can choose to receive either a $1,800 stipend or a $5,920 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.
• Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Status – Once a VISTA successfully completes service that VISTA will receive one year of non-competitive eligibility for employment in the federal government. This special hiring status enables the former VISTA to apply for federal jobs with the advantage of not having to go through the standard public competitive selection process. That means that you can be appointed to federal positions that may or may not be available to the general public. NCE does not guarantee a federal job, but it does provide a valuable opportunity!

For a full listing of benefits visit: https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service 

Based on Bi-weekly amount of $472.22 effective July 2018, full time Vista employee.

 

 



Title Mechanic Assistant-Part Time
Salary$12.14/hr
LocationMt. Pleasant, TX
Job Information

The Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) is now accepting applications for Mechanic Assistant, Announcement #1903. This is a part-time position located in the Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Maintenance Facility. Salary is $12.14 per hour. This position is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of the Fleet Management Program. This involves all aspects of vehicle care and maintenance, including preventative maintenance and relationships with vendors. This position follows direction from the Fleet Management Specialist on seeking bids for work and getting vehicles to and from repairs. This position also orders supplies for the shop and vehicles.

Your application MUST identify the required minimum qualifications for this position. Please detail how you meet the minimum qualifications AND respond in detail to the KSA’s in the “Worked Performed” blocks of the application. You may use plain bond paper in order to effectively respond to all the KSA’s.

EDUCATION/TRAINING: High school diploma, or equivalent, plus three (3) years experience with vehicle maintenance; or combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES (KSA’s)
Knowledge of motor vehicles operation and maintenance.

Skill/Ability Ability to multi-task. Must be detail oriented. Ability to complete assignments accurately and in a timely manner. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office. Ability to see, hear, reach, stoop, bend, and lift and carry up to 30 pounds required. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Additional Requirement: Must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License (with passenger endorsement preferred) subject to an approved motor vehicle report.

Having met the above detailed minimum qualifications, your application will be evaluated on: additional related education and experience in the areas listed above.

To obtain an official ATCOG application form, call or write Ark-Tex Council of Governments, 4808 Elizabeth Street, P. O. Box 5307, Texarkana, TX, 75505-5307, (903) 832-8636, or access www.atcog.org. All completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2018. Applications may be mailed or hand delivered to the address above, faxed to 903-793-0420, or emailed to lmcbride@atcog.org. Resumes will only be accepted with completed application. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mechanic Assistant Job Description



Title T-Line Program Assistant-Part-Time
Salary$10.63 per hr
LocationTexarkana, TX
Job Information

The Ark-Tex Urban Transit (ATUT) is now accepting applications for a part-time Program Assistant, Announcement #1901. Salary is $10.63 per hour. This position is responsible for day to day clerical duties in the T-Line office such as selling tickets to the public; telephone; mail; preparation for and minutes of TUTD Board meetings; supplies; and other general office responsibilities.

Your application MUST identify the required minimum qualifications for this position. Please detail how you meet the minimum qualifications AND respond in detail to the KSA’s in the “Worked Performed” blocks of the application. You may use plain bond paper in order to effectively respond to all the KSA’s.

EDUCATION/TRAINING: Requires high school diploma or its equivalent and two (2) years experience; OR graduation from an accredited vocational or technical training program in secretarial science or related filed and one (1) year experience; OR any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES (KSA’s)
Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures; transportation policies and procedures and records filing systems. Must possess ability to understand and follow instructions; ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, and the ability to interact with the general public. Skill to operate a personal computer with proficiency in Word and various spreadsheet applications required. Must possess ability to use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation, and the ability to proofread material to ensure accuracy. Ability to see, hear, reach, stoop, bend, and lift and carry up to 30 pounds required.
Additional Requirement: Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license subject to an approved motor vehicle report.

Having met the above detailed minimum qualifications, your application will be evaluated on: additional related education and experience in the areas listed above.

You may obtain an official application at the T-Line transfer station at 1402 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, TX 75501, 903-794-8883. All applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4808 Elizabeth St., Texarkana, TX, 75503. Resumes will only be accepted with completed application. Equal Opportunity Employer.

T-Line Program Assistant-Part-Time – Job Description