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December 11, 2019

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:


RECEPTIONIST/BOX OFFICE CLERK

The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applicants for the position of Receptionist/Box Office Clerk. 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 Receptionist/Box Office Clerk’s primary responsibility is to meet and greet The Center’s walk-in clientele in a professional and courteous manner; manage the flow of guests in the main reception area and assist with their needs. The position of receptionist is an information center requiring the position to interact closely with other departments and organizations housed in The Center, ensuring that relevant information is communicated promptly and accurately. Additional responsibilities include managing box office sales during normal business hours and any evening or weekend performances, handling in-coming calls on a multi-line phone system, as well as other duties as assigned.

The position retains job specific accountability and reports to the Sales & Events Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

High school graduate, or equivalent with some office related work experience. Business school preferred.

SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Must have experience in answering multi-line telephone systems, with a pleasant, courteous, and articulate phone voice.
  • Must be a self-starter, outgoing with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be professional both in attire and approach to promoting the atmosphere and quality of The Center.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office application with the ability to type and operate various office machines and equipment.
  • Able to work independently and possess the flexibility to adjust work hours and schedule to accommodate specific organizational needs.
  • Must be able to function efficiently in a stressful work environment with changing priorities.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution. The closing deadline for applications is December 6, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found. Starting date is immediate.  Qualified candidates may apply online: https://bit.ly/2MIjwlg


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 Events Coordinator.

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 October 15, 2018, or until a suitable candidate is found.  Starting date is immediate.  Qualified candidates may apply online:  https://bit.ly/2Ik2yEP


 

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