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February 17, 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:


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

 


Broadband Community Liaison

The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Broadband Community Liaison.  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.

Under the direction of the Broadband Implementation Manager, the Broadband Community Liaison’s primary responsibility is to serve as the liaison between The Center and the communities for middle mile, last mile, and other broadband initiatives and related projects.  In support of the President & CEO and the Broadband Implementation Manager the position assists with efforts to promote positive relationships for the benefit of the organization with a purpose toward sustainability.  Efforts toward sustainability include, but are not limited to research for broadband related issues and broadband development through appropriate grant applications.

The position facilitates and fosters public and private partnerships as needed to implement broadband priorities as set forth by the President & CEO.  Additional responsibilities include promotion of The Center’s educational efforts to include, but not limited to assistance with the promotion of Center Training provided to local government officials, civic community, business leaders and residents from all community user sectors.

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:

  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of broadband, technology and telecommunications technologies.
  • Ability to work harmoniously and collaboratively in a variety of settings and with diverse communities.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities efficiently, meeting all required deadlines.
  • Extensive travel in the region is required.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution.  The closing deadline for applications is January 7, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found.  Start date is immediate.  Qualified candidates may mail their resumes to:  The Center for Rural Development, Attn:  Human Resources at 2292 South Highway 27, Suite 300, Somerset, Ky. 42501


Executive Vice President

The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Executive Vice President (EVP). 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 EVP is responsible for assisting in the management of all hands-on operational aspects of the company. Assists the President and CEO in the aggressive, entrepreneurial and successful growth of the organization.

Guided by the President and CEO, the position provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures and systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. A primary purpose of the position is to conceptualize, develop, deliver, monitor, evaluate and assure quality services for innovative products and solutions that will generate revenue for the organization. A primary responsibility is to manage with a purpose toward sustainability, and to that end, the EVP will assist the President and CEO by managing objectives in developing and managing The Center’s broadband initiative and related products. The EVP also ensures that departmental and organizational objectives of Business Services, Events, Technology, Facilities, and designated Grant Funded Programs are met and are in line with the need and mission of the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Advanced Degree, preferably in Business Administration or Information Technology, with seven or more years of work related experience or a combination of education and work experience.

Specific Skills Required:

General:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop direct reports, provide leadership, and create a motivational environment.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Experienced in managing technology budgets, contracts and staff.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks efficiently meeting all required deadlines.
  • Ability to function efficiently in a stressful work environment.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution. The closing deadline for applications is February 24, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found. Starting date is immediate.  Qualified candidates may apply online:  https://bit.ly/2GuBP9V

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