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The following position is anticipated. Staff members and others interested should apply to the contact specified for the position:

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES/
BUSINESS OFFICE-PURCHASING ASSISTANT

DUTIES:
Identify vendors and alternate sources for materials and process purchase orders; initiate requisitions for specialty orders; make recommendations for changes in purchasing policy in accordance with emerging needs; assist the purchasing agent and the departments with the preparation of specifications for RFPs and cooperative bids while complying with all legal requirements; review requisitions for accuracy and compliance. Perform all necessary clerical work as required by the position including telephone answering, calendaring, oral and written correspondence, copying, etc. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Excellent technology skills, specifically in Excel, Word, Outlook and Access; experience with WinCap desirable. Good communication skills to deal effectively with vendors, staff, administrators, and school district personnel.

CHARACTERISTICS DESIRED:
Motivated, self-starter who will initiate and follow through with research for new/better materials and materials sources, and the flexibility and organizational skills to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Must qualify through Civil Service.

To Begin: July 28, 2014

Apply online at: www.olasjobs.org/lhv

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 25, 2014

SPECIAL EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE & CHILD STUDY CENTER
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

DUTIES:
Needed full-time to process and record monthly billing; reconcile monthly billing with BOCES billing; keep track of all revenue; complete the Profit & Loss Report, bringing forth recommendations to administration based on trending and analysis; monitor two program budgets; organize and check paperwork for new staff; enter data in personnel software application for all temporary and full-time employees; prepare budget appropriation, inter budget transfers, and expenditure corrections forms; prepare inter budget charge forms; prepare backup paperwork for budget preparation for upcoming year. Generates reports required by the NY State Education Department and other regulatory or funding agencies, as well as management reports required by BOCES administrators. Assigns consultants for district requests. Supervises departmental clerical staff. Serve as liaison with the Human Resources Department and Business Office.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be proficient in Word, Excel, WinCap, and Internet. Familiarity with the budgeting cycle desired. MUST QUALIFY THROUGH CIVIL SERVICE.

UNUSUAL CHARACTERISTICS DESIRED:
Must be a proactive, independent worker and a self-starter; must be able to juggle several tasks at one time; must exercise independent judgment in implementing policies and procedures; must possess excellent telephone and overall communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Must be willing to learn and adapt to updated, modern technology as necessary.

To Begin: August, 2014

Contact information:
Adam VanDerStuyf
Director of Special Education and Guidance & Child Study Center
200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
avanderstuyf@pnwwboces.org

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 30, 2014

SPECIAL EDUCATION – JR. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

DUTIES:
The Junior Administrative Assistant will:

  • Manage support for RSE-TASC trainings by supervising the work of two support staff in organizing and preparing workshop materials and maintaining training files and databases.
  • Manage grant budget and oversee submission of all grant documents including vouchers and reports of the work.
  • Manage RSE-TASC projects including publication of the monthly newsletter and maintenance of the Center website and webinars.
  • Create and manage systems for all personnel transactions, purchase and work orders and liaise with internal BOCES departments for budget, personnel and office needs.
  • Liaise with outside vendors and manage all purchases.
  • Manage in-coming calls and ensure all are answered and responded to appropriately.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and at least five (5) years of experience in an administrative support, staff or supervisory capacity where the primary function of the position was accounting, public administration, personnel administration, financial management or a related field.
  • OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least one (1) year of the experience described above
  • AND
  • Familiarity with modern administrative practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Familiarity with fiscal and budgetary practices, purchasing and office management.
  • Ability to effectively use computer applications including spreadsheets, web-based applications, publishing applications, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software.
  • Ability to present data, reports and comments clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide variety of people; tact; courtesy; dependability.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects from beginning to end with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to use sound independent judgment to interpret and apply established program policies and procedures.
  • Ability to assist in the development and implementation of office procedures, routines and/or planning for the efficient flow of work.

UNUSUAL CHARACTERISTICS DESIRED:
Must qualify through Civil Service.

To Begin: September 1, 2014

Contact information:
Patti Slobogin
Coordinator-RSE-TASC
914-248-2290
pslobogin@pnwwboces.org

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 1, 2014

BUSINESS OFFICE – PURCHASING AGENT

DUTIES:
Plan, organize and direct the work of the purchasing department. Manage the cooperative bidding service. Supervises the preparation of competitive bids, requests for proposals and all contracts for purchase, repair, rental, and maintenance in accordance with the General Municipal Law. Monitor and maintain the fixed Asset Inventory. Approve and authorize all travel expenses. Review all purchase requisitions. Perform periodic equipment and supply audits. Execution of all purchase orders, claims form payment and expense vouchers. Maintain compliance with 19A certifications.

QUALIFICATIONS:
MUST QUALIFY THROUGH CIVIL SERVICE.

To Begin: August, 2014

Contact information:
Todd Currie, Director of Business Affairs
PNW BOCES
200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
tcurrie@pnwwboces.org

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 4, 2014

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES – RECREATION ASSISTANT (ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR)

DUTIES:
The Center for Environmental Education is a non-residential environmental education program operated by P/NW BOCES which serves approximately 42,000 students in 36 school districts. During the school year this position provides instruction at the P/NW BOCES nature center, local schools, or other outreach sites, for occasional after school and weekend programs as well as in the summer camp. Individual is also responsible for custodial and caretaking duties such as cleaning, mowing lawns and other outdoor work as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Individual should have a strong background in environmental science and ecology to teach programs such as:

  • Ecosystem studies: pond ecology, forest ecology, marine ecosystems and tropical rainforest.
  • Sustainability programs: ecological footprint and sustainable food and energy systems.
  • Wildlife: wildlife CSI, turtles, frogs & snakes, birds of prey and owl pellets.
  • Team building programs: challenge course and orienteering.
  • History programs: Native American, colonial living skills and cemetery.
  • Unique programs such as Monster Storms and climate change, Earth Portable Classroom, and our collaborative predator program with a local wolf center.
  • Must be able to perform some manual labor to fulfill caretaking duties for nature center facility.
Must qualify through Civil Service.

UNUSUAL CHARACTERISTICS DESIRED:
Flexible and adaptable, able to work independently. Must have a car to drive to schools (mileage reimbursed). Must be able to operate a lawn mower and other outdoor equipment. Must live on property (position includes housing). Must be able to provide weekend coverage on a rotating basis with the other staff.

To Begin: Late August 2014

Apply online at: www.olasjobs.org/lhv

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 8, 2014

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES – CHALLENGE COURSE FACILITATOR

DUTIES:
Facilitators needed to lead team building and challenge course programs for grades 5-12 in September through early November. Assistance in challenge course maintenance as needed. Part time as needed. Programs take place at Madden Outdoor Educational Center in Putnam County, PNW BOCES in Westchester County and at schools throughout Putnam and Westchester Counties.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Some experience with team building/challenge course programs, experience working with students in grades 5-12; ability to process a challenge course/team building experience with students.

CHARACTERISTICS DESIRED:
Be comfortable working with students in an outdoor setting.

To Begin: September 5, 2014

Apply online at: www.olasjobs.org/lhv

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 8, 2014

SPECIAL EDUCATION – 1:1 TEACHER AIDE

DUTIES:
Anticipated vacancies for 1:1 Aides needed to work with students with disabilities in a variety of programs. The position requires management of student behavior, lifting for all self-care activities, swimming, and assisted feeding.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to form positive relationships with students; good interpersonal skills; ability to observe and report accurately. High School diploma required.

UNUSUAL CHARACTERISTICS DESIRED:
Ability to positively manage student behavior in a school setting. Must be organized, dependable, and have the ability to work in a team environment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous Recruitment

To Begin: ASAP

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Apply online at www.olasjobs.org/lhv