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Vacancy List

HVAC Technician

CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt
POSITION SUMMARY: Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems and all associated equipment.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Inspects HVAC systems and engineering plants and answers campus wide repair
calls.
2) Operates & maintains HVAC central plant equipment, including chillers, absorbers,
generators, boilers, and associated equipment.
3) Tours and monitors engineering plant, maintains required logs. Monitors pressure
temperatures and other equipment parameters; performs preventive maintenance and
repairs on HVAC systems and associated equipment.
4) Calibrates all temperature control related sensors, receivers and transmitters etc.
5) Answers general repair and temperature service calls for campus.
6) Monitors, troubleshoots and maintains control systems, including pneumatic, direct
digital and hybrid systems.
7) Make changes and monitors interior environments through use of building management computer systems.
8) Repairs and maintains other mechanical and physical plant systems, including motors,
pumps, valves, steam operated equipment, compressors etc.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.) Assist in campus moves and special event setup and breakdown as required.
2.) Additional job related duties as required by the supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1.) Fully conversant with major HVAC systems and control components. Ability to
work on unlimited ton/horsepower units.
2.) Requires thorough knowledge of HVAC theory and the methods, materials, tools and
equipment used in the trade for the installation, maintenance, and repair or apparatuses, equipment and systems, and a thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal codes and regulations pertaining to the trade and any pertinent Pennsylvania state codes.
3.) Must possess EPA Universal Refrigeration License.
4.) Must possess valid drivers license.
5.) Knowledge acceptable safety practices required.
6.) Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
7.) Must be able to read schematics and blueprints.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lift up to 60 pounds
  • Ability to push and pull
  • Stand
  • Walk up to 8 hours per day
  • Climb ladders, stairs, and scaffolds
  • Bend
  • Stoop
  • Kneel
  • Able to use basic hand tools
  • Work both indoors and outdoors
  • Must be able to work at heights in excess of 20 feet. Work in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to differentiate colors

Note: Any employee currently holding this position on or before April 1, 2002 shall be deemed to posses the necessary minimum qualifications and physical requirements. However should federal, state or local laws or regulations require additional training or certification, incumbents will be required to meet the revised minimums.

Those interested should email application materials to facilities@washjeff.edu.

Plumber

CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the full range of skilled plumbing work including the installation, maintenance, inspection, modification, remodel and repair of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, steam, sewage, and repair of food service equipment. Work may involve exposure to hazardous materials.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.) Maintain troubleshoot and test plumbing systems.
2.) Assemble, install and repair pumps, pipes, fittings and fixtures.
3.) Cut, thread and weld pipes.
4.) Assemble and install valves, pipe fittings and pipes composed of a variety of metals and materials.
5.) Maintain campus swimming and ancillary systems.
6.) Manage lab utilities.
7.) Advise on the selection, ordering and storage of plumbing equipment and supplies.
8.) Inspect completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations.
9.) Inspect related work performed by contractors.
10.) Assists supervisor with estimating cost of time and materials, for plumbing projects.
11.) Participate in the maintenance and operation of campus systems.
12.) Maintain and service tools and equipment used in the performance of duties.
13.) Perform all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
14.) Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
15.) Maintain records and retrieve date related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems.
16.) Consult and work with other trades workers to enhance the overall operations of systems.
17.) Monitor, test and chemically treat potable and/or non-potable water systems.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.) Additional job related duties as required by the supervisor.
2.) Assist in loading and unloading trucks during major moves as required.
3.) May use College vehicles to drive to work site.
4.) Removes snow and ice from College roads, parking lots, sidewalks and steps in emergencies.
5.) May perform athletic and event set-ups and break down as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1.) Journeyman level of skill.
2.) High school graduate or equivalent.
3.) Must be able to read schematics and blueprints.
4.) Required thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the plumbing trade.
5.) Basic knowledge of the operation of building automation systems.
6.) Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal health and safety orders and regulations pertaining to the plumbing trade.
7.) Must be a registered plumber with the city of Washington or any county with reciprocity with the city of Washington, as well as complying with all requirements regarding electrical training appropriate for a plumber.
8.) Must be work on equipment in a food service operation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lift up to 60 pounds
  • Ability to push and pull
  • Stand
  • Walk up to 8 hours per day
  • Climb ladders and stairs
  • Bend
  • Stoop
  • Kneel
  • Use basic hand tools
  • Work both indoors and outdoors
  • Work in confined spaces
  • Must be able to work at heights in excess of 20 feet.

Note: Any employee currently holding this position on or before April 1, 2002 shall be deemed to possess the necessary minimum qualifications and physical requirements. However should federal, state or local laws or regulations require additional training or certification, incumbents will be required to meet the revised minimums.

Those interested should email application materials to facilities@washjeff.edu.

Founding Director for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Accounting 

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is searching for the newly established position of Program Director, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting.

The Program

The Certificate in Professional Accounting is designed to assist students in preparing for professional accountancy exams, developing analytical thinking skills and develop professional communication skills, both oral and written. The Certificate in Professional Accounting is open to students who have an Undergraduate degree with a major in accounting. This course of study offers students the opportunity to continue to develop their knowledge of accounting so as to enhance their ability to successfully complete professional accounting exams, namely, the certified public accountant exam and the certified managerial accountant exam, while continuing to also develop professional presentation and writing skills.

Credits earned through this course of study (up to 16 semester hours) may be used by students to help satisfy the 150 hour education requirement necessary to obtain a license as a certified public accountant (CPA).

The Founding Director of Professional Accounting

 W&J seeks an academic director with a track record of innovation and a strong background in professional accounting. The Founding Director will report directly to the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and will supervise the initial program launch. The Director will provide guidance and leadership regarding academic standards, admissions, and assessment strategy. Additionally, the Founding Director will teach in the program and recruit and hire additional faculty for courses as needed. The role of Founding Director is a part-time, annual appointment that does not require residency in Washington, PA.

Minimum qualifications include a terminal degree in a related field and three years of experience in program management & instruction.
The successful candidate will have (1) an entrepreneurial spirit and a joy in creating new programs; (2) knowledge of the academic enterprise—how programs and courses are constructed, etc.; (3) knowledge and deep experience in professional accounting; (4) the ability to network widely and identify and hire top-quality instructional and visiting faculty; (5) the ability to assess faculty work and curriculum; and (6) familiarity with executive programs and educational technologies.

About Washington & Jefferson

Washington & Jefferson is a private liberal arts and sciences college located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with students to ensure that they receive a comprehensive, first-quality education. Our entire community is focused on student success. We are the 11th oldest college in the country and ranked #1 per capita for producing future attorneys and #3 for future physicians and medical researchers. For more than 200 years, our alumni have been influencing change in business, politics, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, state representatives, physicians, researchers, writers and teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions. For more information about W&J, please visit: http://www.washjeff.edu

Application Process

To apply, please send the following to hr@washjeff.edu
1. A letter of application,

2. A complete curriculum vitae

3. Contact information for three professional references

Review of applications begins August 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Founding Director for Graduate Program in Professional Writing 

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is searching for the newly established position of Program Director, Graduate Program in Professional Writing.

The Program

W&J’s graduate program in Professional Writing is a classroom-based course of study that trains individuals as communication specialists and information managers and prepares them for flexible careers in the workplace. Students who complete the certificate or the master’s will gain skills in writing, editing, research, layout and design, as well as learn how to prepare professional documents and presentations for different audiences and purposes.

The Professional Writing Program at Washington & Jefferson College offers two courses of study to students seeking to improve their writing, research and editing skills:

Graduate Certificate

This five-course certificate gives students a solid grounding in professional writing, research and editing relevant to any field. Students will take two required courses, then choose three electives. This certificate would be appropriate for individuals looking to be promoted, change careers or increase their existing skill set.

Master’s Degree

This ten-course degree gives students knowledge and experience across several fields in professional writing, as well as in-depth experience researching, editing and designing. Students will take two required courses, then choose eight electives from two categories. Students will also be required to complete a professional writing project.

The Founding Director of Professional Writing

W&J seeks an academic director with a track record of innovation and a strong background in professional writing. The Founding Director will work report to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and will supervise the initial program launch. The Director will provide guidance and leadership regarding academic standards, admissions, and assessment strategy. Additionally, the Founding Director will teach in the program and recruit and hire additional faculty for courses as needed. The role of Founding Director is a part-time annual appointment that does not require residency in Washington, PA.

Minimum qualifications include a terminal degree in a related field and three years of experience in program management and instruction. The successful candidate will have (1) an entrepreneurial spirit and a joy in creating new programs; (2) knowledge of the academic enterprise—how programs and courses are constructed, etc.; (3) knowledge and deep experience in professional writing in academic and non-academic settings; (4) the ability to network widely and identify and hire top-quality instructional and visiting faculty; (5) the ability to assess faculty work and curriculum; and (6) familiarity with executive programs and educational technologies

About Washington & Jefferson

Washington & Jefferson is a private liberal arts and sciences college located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with students to ensure that they receive a comprehensive, first-quality education. Our entire community is focused on student success. We are the 11th oldest college in the country and ranked #1 per capita for producing future attorneys and #3 for future physicians and medical researchers. For more than 200 years, our alumni have been influencing change in business, politics, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, state representatives, physicians, researchers, writers and teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions. For more information about W&J, please visit: http://www.washjeff.edu

Application Process

To apply, please send the following to hr@washjeff.edu
1. A letter of application,

2. A complete curriculum vitae

3. Contact information for three professional references

Review of applications begins August 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Campus Police Officer

POSITION SUMMARY: Reposted on August 13, 2014. The Campus Police Officer is responsible for ensuring the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, responding to emergencies, and protecting campus property. The position requires the ability to work shifts as scheduled, including weekends.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Ensures the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, responds to emergencies, and protects campus property.

2. Patrols campus including classrooms, residence halls, and other facilities, by car, by bicycle or by foot, as assigned.

3. Supervises guards and makes assignments and schedules, as directed.

4. Provides assistance for emergencies such as medical, bomb threats and fire; gives emergency first aid; calls appropriate agency and College personnel for assistance.

5. Handles complaints of a sensitive nature.

6. Conducts interviews and investigations concerning complaints, accidents, violations of student conduct codes or calls for assistance to record information on thefts, physical violence and other incidents; advises individuals on how to proceed. 

7. Writes clear and concise incident reports, and crime reports if necessary.

8. Assist in training of students and faculty in security and safety procedures as well as security awareness.  

9. Performs the duties of a security officer when necessary to include security patrols, reporting malfunctions of fire alarm systems, fire hazards, unsecured facilities and other safety hazards.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Must be Act 235 certified, Act 120 preferred or a graduate of a certified federal or state police academy.   

2. Must be able to pass criminal background check and other exams required for campus police officer assignment.

4. Must have clean driving record and be legally permitted to drive in the state of PA (a current Pennsylvania driver’s license is preferred)

5. Must have a minimum of three years police experience, college or campus setting preferred.

6. Excellent interpersonal skills and self-awareness in order to control stressful and emotional situations and to detain or subdue potentially dangerous individuals; must also convey a positive, pleasant and helpful attitude as a representative of the College

7. High school graduation or the equivalent is required. Post-secondary education or training related to public safety is preferred

8. Knowledge of security patrol procedures and of investigative procedures as well as Pennsylvania Criminal Statutes is strongly preferred            

9. Current first aid/CPR card preferred

10. Must be able to make rapid and accurate decisions during emergency situations

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1.  Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift) on various surfaces (tile, concrete, carpet)
  2.  Climb stairs, ramps, or ladders occasionally during shift
  3.  Occasionally bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various duties
  4. Run as needed
  5. Constant use of eyes (correctable vision to normal level required) to observe, read, interact with public and co-workers, view security monitors; includes hand/eye coordination
  6. Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain or heat;
  7. Constant mental alertness and attention to detail required while setting priorities and following up on assignments
  8. Ability to pass physical examination by a certified physician.

Applicants should email (please type: Campus Police Officer in the subject line) their resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements to: hr@​washjeff.​edu .​

SALARY REQUIREMENTS MUST BE SENT TO BE CONSIDERED.

Executive Director
Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts (PCLA)

The Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts (PCLA) Executive Director supports the collaborative work, organizational development, fund-raising, and on-going management of the PCLA and its operations.

Established in 2014 through a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the PCLA is comprised of the following institutions: Bryn Mawr College, Dickinson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, Haverford College, Juniata College, Muhlenberg College, Swarthmore College, Ursinus College, and Washington & Jefferson College. While these colleges have distinctive institutional missions and well-defined institutional identities, they share a common commitment to the liberal arts, intercultural understanding, excellence in teaching and scholarship, and close working relationships between students and faculty.

The mission of the PCLA is to strive to enhance cross-institutional knowledge among our members in order to improve the quality of our institutions and programs as well as to create opportunities for cost efficiency. The consortium’s activities will contribute to the national conversation about how America’s liberal arts colleges can address concerns such as increasing access and opportunity. Our work is guided by the following set of principles:

  • Primacy of presidential leadership
  • Senior staff collaboration across campuses at multiple levels  
  • Flexibility in terms of individual institutional involvement or lack thereof in specific consortial initiatives
  • Commitment to full participation in the leadership and governance of the consortium 
  • Collegiality, and 
  • Assessment and periodic review of consortial activities.

Position Summary

The PCLA Executive Director (ED) will be housed at one of the participating colleges, most likely Franklin & Marshall or Washington & Jefferson, but there will be significant activity on each campus that will require the ED’s attention.  The ED is responsible for administering the core activities and programs of the PCLA, which focus are designed to promote improvement of academic offerings, faculty development, compliance and risk management, administrative services, study abroad, library resources, and enhancing diverse institutional cultures.  We anticipate that activities will range from back office collaborations to shared legal services to development of shared classes in real time through video technology. The presidents meet twice a year face to face (June and January) to direct the business of the consortium.  The Executive Director will report to the PCLA Executive Committee that consists of 4-6 individuals and will be chaired until June 2016 by the president of Washington & Jefferson College.

This is a full-time administrative position, with benefits, for a one-year, renewable term beginning immediately.  The Executive Director will be supported by an administrative assistant.

The PCLA ED role is well suited for a highly organized, energetic, and innovative professional with knowledge of higher education and a commitment to the liberal arts.  The ideal ED has experience in program development and management, excellent communication and organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to successfully execute projects while working under limited supervision.  Experience in higher education is preferred, as are budget management and grant writing.  Skills in web editing and database management are desirable.

The duties and responsibilities of the PCLA ED include, but are not limited to, the following functions:

  • Organize the activities and programs of the PCLA, including annual meetings, periodic workshops, and the consortium budget
  • Maintain the PCLA web resources and external communications
  • Engage academic leaders, faculty, professional staff, and students in PCLA programs
  • Coordinate internal communications among the PCLA members, including scheduling in-person and/or teleconference meetings of the presidents, the chief academic officers, the chief information officers, the chief student life officers, the library directors, and the chief financial officers.
  • Organize and preside as needed over activities of work groups that may be formed and events that may be scheduled
  • Manage the PCLA budget
  • Conduct research on best practices and external resources for the PCLA
  • Establish procedures, maintain records, and develop materials in support of the consortium
  • Help to identify new collaborative activities and programs for the PCLA in focus areas
  • Assist the Executive Committee in assessing the success of the consortium
  • Initiate fundraising and write grants for the PCLA
  • Facilitate connections between the consortium and the state government of Pennsylvania, and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Committee.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Successful candidates will have five years of experience in project or program management or other relevant experience
  • Familiarity with higher education, and especially the mission of liberal arts colleges
  • Budget management experience
  • Command of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications
  • Excellent oral and writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Exceptional ability to work both collaborative and independently
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with broad constituencies in a manner that positively portrays the PCLA
  • Successful clearance of a criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or similar post-baccalaureate credentials
  • Experience in conference and event planning

Additional Desirable Skills

  • Web editing and database management experience

To Apply:

Send a resume and a cover letter addressing the specific nature and requirements of this position to: hr@washjeff.edu.

Please be sure to include current contact information and any restrictions or preferences in terms of job timeline or office location (including telecommuting). The job will remain open until filled.  Credentials will be reviewed beginning August 1.

Administrative Assistant

Washington & Jefferson College is currently seeking applications for an Administrative Assistant. The position provides daily administrative support for the Vice President for Business and Finance and reporting offices. This position will maintain a calendar of operating or administrative commitments and notifies supervisor of deadlines, compose correspondences, establishes and maintains the Vice President’s confidential records and files, and maintains an overall awareness of organizational activities of importance or impact to the Vice President.

Minimum requirements are: High School Diploma or Associate Degree Preferred, 5-10 years of experience, editing, proofreading skills, strong organizational, interpersonal/communication skills, and must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality at all times, advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) is necessary, ability to effectively interface with trustees, students, faculty, staff, and visitors, a team player who has the ability to manage multiple ongoing time sensitive projects and ability to build positive working relationships with employees at all levels. 

To apply, send a resume and a cover letter: hr@washjeff.edu. Please include your salary requirements.

Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship

Department
Student Health and Counseling Services

Salary Range
Competitive

Position Description
The Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship a full-time 12-month appointment with salary and benefits.  It is our intent to provide an entry-level professional with the post-degree supervision and experience necessary for licensure as a psychologist in Pennsylvania. (Note:  Pennsylvania requires 1,750 hours.)

The fellow will gain further experience providing the following services:

  • individual, and possibly group and couples counseling
  • crisis intervention/urgent counseling, after hours on-call
    • candidates must be able to respond within 20 minutes or less for emergencies on campus when on-call
  • assessment (Primarily for learning disabilities and ADHD)
  • consultation to the college community
  • outreach programming
  • supervision and training for graduate students
  • additional administrative duties or other assignments as appropriate for the trainee’s interests and the needs of the College and Center

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:
• Offer direct psychotherapy services to student clients including intake, urgent walk-in, individual, group and couples counseling.
• Routine evening and occasional weekend hours required.  After hours on-call every other week.  Candidates must be able to respond within 20 minutes or less for emergencies on campus when on call.

• Secondary clinical supervision of advanced doctoral level practicum trainees.
• Maintain appropriate clinical documentation and schedule within Titanium Schedule.
• Participate in weekly staff meetings.
• Develop collaborative relationships with various campus organizations (e.g. Student Health, Athletics, Residence Life, Disability Support Services, and Global Education Programs).
• Offer consultation to faculty, staff, and family members.
• Develop and implement outreach programs and workshops designed to foster students’ academic and life success.
• Participate in collection of accurate client data.
• Participate in college-wide or division-wide meetings as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications
• Completed Doctoral Degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program prior to the start date.

• Completed accredited pre-doctoral internship, ideally in a college or university counseling center.
• No post-doctoral or post degree experience required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Behaviors:

  • Experience in a university/college counseling center
  • Evidence of skill in addressing psychiatric emergencies
  • Evidence of interest or experience in offering consultation to faculty, staff and students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Positive and collaborative interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable experience in and commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, and commitment to ongoing development of multicultural competence
  • Interest and knowledge in alcohol and other drug treatment, education and outreach
  • A self-motivated and self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, and knowledge of/adherence to legal guidelines and APA Ethical standards.
  • Demonstrated professional commitment and interest in university counseling center work and college student development

Desired Qualifications
Expertise in one or more of the following treatment areas: anxiety management, alcohol and other substance abuse, anger management, eating disorders, provision of services to population with diverse needs.

College Description
Founded in 1781 and located about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Washington & Jefferson College is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished co-ed, four-year liberal arts colleges for undergraduate students.  Washington & Jefferson is a small College and generally has an enrollment of approximately 1500 students.

Region Description
W&J is located in the city of Washington, Washington County, in Southwestern Pennsylvania at the crossroads of Interstates 70 and 79 and Route 19.  The surrounding area is rural, while the city of Pittsburgh is easily accessible.

Required Application Materials
Please send application materials electronically. A completed application will include:

  • a cover letter stating your interest, goals, and experience specifically relevant to the Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship
  • current CV
  • letter of readiness from your academic program, including statement of likely date degree will be conferred (if not yet completed.)
  • student (unofficial) copies of graduate transcripts
  • two letters of recommendation from recent supervisors or training director of internship or other qualified referee with contact information.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Starting Date
Preferably August 1, or August 15, 2014, but negotiable.

Send Applications To:
Please send application materials to HR@washjeff.edu

Mailing Address
Human Resources

Washington & Jefferson College

60 S. Lincoln Street,

Washington, PA 15301

Phone Number
724-223-6107 (Counseling Center)

Email Address
hr@washjeff.edu

Web Address
http://www.washjeff.edu/counseling-services

This listing expires on:
9/1/2014