Wednesday, June 23, 2010

DC Area Career Opportunities

DC Jobs + Time Sen Paid Campaign Training and EPA -- TV/Video Producer / Congressional Demo. Campagins Seek Organizers of Diversity

Congressional Democratic Campaigns Need Organizers of Diversity! -- Hispanic/Bilingual and African American Candidates for Paid Campaign Training are Needed to Win Races!

Increasing the political outcomes for minority and under-represented communities means that we need to increase the participation of minorities in the electoral process. We voted for Change in 2008, and now the 2010 Democratic Campaign Management Program is looking for the next generation of progressive political organizers to continue the momentum.

This on-the-job training is an excellent opportunity for a career-minded, professional political organizer to experience campaigning on the front lines of high-profile Democratic campaigns.
Participants receive intensive training while working on a high-profile Democratic Congressional campaign. Participants will receive a weekly stipend, paid as an independent contractor, and will also receive reimbursements for gas & cell phone. Housing is provided. The Programs will begin in July and run through the first week of November. Applicants must be able to relocate temporarily and have a car & insurance.

Bilingual English/Spanish speakers and African Americans are especially needed to motivate and activate under-represented communities.
Minorities & women are wholeheartedly encouraged to apply. Please apply ASAP for the July commencement of the DCMP by sending your resume, cover letter & at least 3 professional and/or academic references to:
We will contact qualified applicants upon receipt of application materials.


This is a career vacancy and applications can only be accepted through

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Job Title: Audiovisual Production Specialist, GS-1071-14 (TV/Video Producer)
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Sub Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Job Announcement Number: RTP-OA-DE-2010- 0003
SALARY RANGE:105,211.00 - 136,771.00 USD /year
OPEN PERIOD:Thursday, June 10, 2010 to Wednesday, June 30, 2010
SERIES & GRADE:GS-1071-14/14
DUTY LOCATIONS:1 vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: Washington DC Metro Area, DC
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:Any U.S. citizen may apply.

Earth Day is every day at EPA! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA. See more about us here:
This position is located in Office of the Administrator, Office of Public Affairs, Office of Multi-Media Operations & Services, Washington, DC.
For more information on this office, visit their website: http://www.epagov/adminweb/index.html

If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
You must submit resume and required documents (See How to Apply Tab)
You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
You must be a U.S. citizen.

Additional Duty Location Info:

Washington DC Metro Area, DC

You will:
- Direct a full range of scheduled video productions in EPA's Studio One or on location. Initiate, review and write draft and final scripts for video productions, produces post production videos which creatively achieve the desired communication objectives.
- Direct the activities of the on-camera talent and studio staff and operate/direct switching during single or multi-camera productions whether live to tape or live to air. Conduct rehearsals to ensure technical and program integrity to achieve the desired communication objectives.
- Work with EPA program offices staff and senior management, other federal agencies and the network news crews to coordinate video productions activities that lead to and maintain superior product quality control.
You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts.

Qualifications and Evaluations
You must have one of the following qualifications for this position:
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study - photography, radio or television production, motion picture production, or other fields related to the position.
As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here:

We are looking for at least one year of experience related to this position as described below:
GS-14: Experience directing television productions; experience producing final scripts and directing TV productions; experience communicating information through various phases of video, broadcast and television production, programming, audiovisual and editing from inception to completion.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
1) Knowledge of specialized but wide range of qualitative methods and techniques for communication information;
2) Knowledge of in-house productions to a wide range of television and radio broadcasts and production techniques, broadcast media tours, and webcasting in rehearsing and directing the actions of production crews and casts;
3) Knowledge of a wide range of principles, methods, theories, and techniques;
4) Skill in modifying and adapting standard and complex practices and procedures in all phases of TV production.

If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.
This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.


We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned.
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.
To preview questions please go to:

Benefits and Other Info

Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options! Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more visit Benefits. To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA.

This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment. The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.
Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the Required Documents and visit the EPA website for additional information
EPA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information
If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

How To Apply

You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.
To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement.
All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USA Jobs document portfolio feature.
If you cannot apply on-line, contact the Human Resources Office listed to the right for assistance at least three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. Reasonable accommodations will be provided on a case-by-case basis.
For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to

Documents to be submitted on-line:
--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section.
--Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire
--Veterans' Preference Documents (DD-214, VA Letter and SF-15 if applicable)
--Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP (Provide these documents: copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application. )
Additional information can be found on our web site:

Joann Kelleher

Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Management Division
Research Triangle Pk, NC 27711
Fax: 919-541-0724

Access your USAJobs account to view the status of your application. Information on this process is available on the USAJobs home page under First Time Visitors.


Gracias DC comadre Adriana Ysern for the posting!

Oil Spill Cleanup-Workers Wanted

Pass onto anyone you may know that needs work, especially college students.


Shamrock Environmental Corporation (Shamrock) has been contracted to provide support personnel to assist with the oil spill clean-up throughout the Gulf Coast . Areas where work may be performed are Louisiana , Mississippi , Alabama and Florida .
All workers will require OSHA 40 hour Hazardous Waste Operator Training (WE WILL PROVIDE)
Successful completion of a physical and drug screen also required. Each applicant must be 18 years of age or older. The hours will vary but expect LOTS of overtime.

RATE OF PAY: $13.00/hour straight time
$19.50/hour overtime (after 40 hours/week)

PER DIEM: $26.00/day for meals

LODGING: Provided

Work may include, but is not limited to, manual labor associated with removing crude oil from impacted beaches, rocks, boom, or any other items that have come in contact with the oil
Technicians may be required to operate pressure washers, mops, rakes, shovels or a variety of other hand tools or small pieces of equipment while wearing proper protective gear
Work Environment may include working on or near water, in marshland, beach and estuary locations in hot and humid conditions day or night

Work is available IMMEDIATELY for safety conscious workers
Transportation to the Gulf Coast will be provided
The HR Group has been contracted to conduct this recruitment.

*Applications MUST be completed at
Download & complete an Employment application
and mail to
Shamrock Environmental Corp., 6106 Corporate Park Drive, Browns Summit, NC 27214
Send resume to

American Express Phoenix Area Career Opportunities

American Express is currently posting several opportunities in the Phoenix area. Go to

Below are the Job Posting #'s.


If interested in any of these positions, please email

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

National Hispanic Medical Association Senior Program Officer --AVAILABLE NOW

National Hispanic Medical Association Senior Program Officer --AVAILABLE NOW

Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the NHMA is a non-profit association representing Hispanic physicians in the U.S. The mission of NHMA is to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved populations. The Association’s programs include the NHMA Leadership Fellowship Program in conjunction with the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, the NHMA Resident Leadership Program, the Hispanic Physician Leadership Initiative, NHMA Hispanic Health Congressional Briefings, and the NHMA Annual Conference held in March in Washington, DC. The NHMA office also houses a national Hispanic physician resume bank, library, website, portal, and databases.

The principle duties of the Senior Program Officer are:

To coordinate the administrative work of the Association’s Federal/private grant programs, including planning and implementing program activities and reviewing budgets
To maintain regular communication with government/private sector project officers, consultants and staff as it relates to program activities
To write progress reports, meeting and evaluation summaries
To maintain all program files, databases, portal and website related to the programs
To assist the President/CEO in planning programs
To represent the President/CEO of the Association at program related meetings and participate in partnership development and networking activities
Mimimum 4 years experience with non-profit organizations and program administration with a focus on medical and/or public health programs.
Four-year college degree, Masters Degree preferred.
Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the mission and goals of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and implementation and evaluation of programs and budgets.
Ability to manage information and program resources cost effectively.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills with ability to advocate, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally.
Strong Computer and software skills.

Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000 depending on experience.