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February 25, 2018

Employment Opportunities

Welcome to The Center for Rural Development’s online
employment application center!

You may review the posted positions by scrolling this page. Please check back periodically if there are no positions currently posted.

The online application is intended for use in evaluating your qualifications for employment. In order to be considered an applicant for the position(s) you have selected, you must complete the Certification and Release, the Notice and Disclosure, and the Release Authorization sections by selecting “Yes”.

  • To apply online click the link provided at the bottom of each posted position. NOTE: Online application available only for posted positions.
  • You may enter your information in the text box provided and/or attach your resume.
  • Though it is not required to proceed with the application, please provide Educational History, Work Experience, Professional License/Certifications and contact information for at least 3 professional references and 3 personal references.
  • All required information is denoted with an asterisk (*). You will not be able to continue to the next page unless all required information is complete.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to read all information before agreeing to the terms. To “agree” to the terms, simply put the cursor over the check box and click the left mouse button.

For an overview of the Online Application process, download “Using the Online Application Tool.pdf

When you successfully submit your application, you will receive an email confirming receipt.

If you are referred for a position and selected for an interview, the hiring department will usually contact you within 2-4 weeks after the position is closed. Hiring Officials are not required to contact or interview all candidates who have been referred.

If you are not selected for an interview your resume will remain on file for one year. You will be contacted in the event our employment needs should change.

If you experience technical difficulties, please notify The Center’s Human Resources department by contacting:

Patricia Barron
Monday–Friday 8 am–5 pm:
606-677-6000 or email

THANK YOU in advance for your interest in career opportunities with The Center for Rural Development!

The Center for Rural Development
2292 S. Hwy. 27
Somerset, KY 42501

The Center for Rural Development is a national model for economic development in rural areas and operates a $15 million dollar facility that serves Southern and Eastern Kentucky with an array of economic development programs in agriculture, tourism, export assistance, small business development, industrial recruitment and telecommunications.


Current Positions:


HOUSEKEEPING & EVENTS STAFF

The Center for Rural Development, located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for full and/or part-time Housekeeping & Events Staff.  The Center is a national model for economic development in rural areas, serving a forty-five county service area of Southern and Eastern Kentucky and beyond, with a wide array of programs.

Dedicated, dependable and hardworking individuals are needed to assist with janitorial and housekeeping services. The Housekeeping & Events Staff are scheduled on an as-needed basis; the position(s) are non-exempt with variable hours. The work varies and is often physical. Responsibilities include maintaining the building and surrounding areas in a clean and orderly fashion. Additionally, the position(s) will assist with the systematic set up, breakdown and storage of equipment for a variety of events held at the facility, including, but not limited to training seminars, conventions, weddings, etc. The position(s) retain job specific accountability and report to the Managing Director of Operations.

Minimum qualifications: Must be at least 18 years old to apply. A High School Diploma or equivalent and related experience is preferred. The position(s) require excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution. The closing deadline for applications is November 6, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.  Starting date is immediate. Qualified candidates may apply online: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=crdev&jobId=192400&lang=en_US&source=CC355498

 


RDPC Instructional Design Specialist

The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) Instructional Design Specialist.  The Center is a national model for economic development in rural areas, serving a forty-five county service area of Southern and Eastern Kentucky and beyond, with a wide array of programs.  The RDPC programs are actively involved in training for the Nation’s rural emergency responders and outreach services focused primarily on rural and tribal agencies throughout the United States.

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) Instructional Design Specialist designs and develops learning systems in alignment with concepts stipulated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Program Manager and organization goals and training needs.  The position assists RDPC partners with modification of instructor manuals, communicates corrections, changes and/or new policies defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security throughout the recertification process.

The position is responsible for the development, maintenance and management of the RDPC web services, information sharing portal for the organization, and web based training programs for RDPC including web based, web cast, and instructor led trainings.  Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data base management, E-Learning systems, Content Management Systems (CMS), Digitization of Courses and XML, including reporting.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Must possess a college degree with three to five years of related work experience, teaching experience or a combination of education and work experience.  Teaching Credential or Education Administrator License is required.

Specific Skills Required:

General:

  1. Skilled in Web applications framework.
  2. Strong working knowledge of industry standard technology applications, processes, software, and equipment.
  3. Working knowledge of Learning Content Management Systems.
  4. Excellent communication (written and oral), organizational and interpersonal skills.
  5. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as function harmoniously and collaboratively with other team members.
  6. Ability to plan and manage multiple tasks often with highly demanding time frames, and adapting to shifting priorities.
  7. Experience in backend database integration and database management.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution.  The closing deadline for applications is February 25, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found.  Starting date is immediate.  Qualified candidates may apply online: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=crdev&jobId=232354&lang=en_US&source=CC2


Director of RDPC

The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Director of Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC).  The Center is a national model for economic development in rural areas, serving a forty-five county service area of Southern and Eastern Kentucky and beyond, with a wide array of programs.  The RDPC programs are actively involved in training for the Nation’s rural emergency responders and outreach services focused primarily on rural and tribal agencies throughout the United States.

The primary responsibility of the Director of RDPC is to manage, and oversee coordination of RDPC in conjunction with RDPC Academic Partners.  The goals, objectives and deliverables of this position are defined by the President & CEO, by the mission of the program and through communication with sponsoring agencies for the program.

The Position is responsible to establish a national network, build relationships with professional counterparts through organizational initiatives and jointly sponsored communication campaigns and programs.  The Director oversees the development and deployment of RDPC programs/systems and must work collaboratively with the Marketing Department to promote The Center’s initiatives in this area.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, budgets, oversight of departmental staff involvement internally and externally, and assurance of departmental compliance with the requirement of both The Center and all RDPC programs.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field of Technology, Law Enforcement, Business Administration, or related area and five or more years’ experience in a related field, or, any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education.

Specific Skills Required:

General:

  1. Knowledge and experience in standard technology management methods and techniques.
  2. Knowledge of technology applications, processes, software, and equipment.
  3. Skill in planning and preparing training activities.
  4. Skill in planning and facilitating group meetings and presentations.
  5. Skill in effectively serving a divergent customer base.
  6. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, and be self-motivated with the ability to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people including federal, state and local agencies.
  7. Ability to manage multiple priorities.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution.  The closing deadline for applications is February 25, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found.  Starting date is immediate.  Qualified candidates may apply online:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=crdev&jobId=232353&lang=en_US&source=CC2


COMMUNITY LIAISON/YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR

The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Community Liaison/Youth Program Coordinator.  The Center is a national model for economic development in rural areas, serving a forty-five county service area of Southern and Eastern Kentucky and beyond, with a wide array of programs.

The primary purpose of the Community Liaison/Youth Program Coordinator is to foster mutually beneficial relationships with key audiences in The Center’s 45-county service area (and beyond), including local government officials, civic, community and business leaders and other community organizations.

The position acts as a representative and ambassador of The Center, participates in networking opportunities, is actively involved in sales and provides market research that results in creative services to fill the gap between what is available and what is needed throughout the communities The Center serves.

Additionally, the position has the primary responsibility for the development, implementation and supervision of all Center youth programs that serve the purpose of strengthening entrepreneurship, community service and leadership qualities through The Center’s service areas.  Youth Programs may include Rogers Scholars, Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI), Rogers Explorers and other education youth leadership programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to raising awareness of and promoting The Center and its programs and solicit and share feedback with appropriate Center Staff.  Additionally, the position participates in fundraising activities and is expected to participate with departmental programs and activities as assigned by the President & CEO.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree, with three to five years’ experience in a work related field, or a combination of education and work experience.

Specific Skills Required:

General:

  • Service-minded and articulate with ability to comprehend written and oral communication.
  • Must be a self-starter, outgoing and perceptive with strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Extensive travel is required as is occasional evening and weekend work.

Community Liaison:

  • Ability to demonstrate capacity to stay abreast of key Center programs and services.
  • Excellent communication skills, including formal presentation skills before both small and large groups, with the ability to effectively raise awareness of the organization.
  • Ability to work harmoniously and collaboratively in a variety of settings and diverse communities.
    Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures.
  • Able to overcome obstacles and foster harmonious relationships.
  • Produce Board Reports, activity and compliance reports, report detailed community meetings and activities to include but not limited to, meeting with Full Board members, regional meetings and events, and conferences.

Youth Program Coordinator:

  • Exercise good judgment, with capacity to efficiently coordinate multiple projects with highly demanding time frames.
  • Project management and coordination, assuring objectives are successfully met with all youth programs.
  • Demonstrate understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to implement and maintain a tracking system to record youth program outcomes.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution.  The closing deadline for applications is March 5, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found.  Starting date is immediate.  Qualified candidates may apply online: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=crdev&jobId=206280&lang=en_US&source=CC2

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