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June 18, 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.  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

 


ASSISTANT FACILITY OPERATIONS MANAGER

The Center for Rural Development, located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Assistant Facility Operations Manager.  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 position of Assistant Facility Operations Manager assists in providing a safe and clean environment for all facility patrons, guests, tenants, and employees.  Responsibilities include routine and preventative maintenance for the building including, but not limited to, commercial grade HVAC system, ductwork, piping, plumbing and electrical.  The position ensures the working order of all mechanical equipment and safety systems, conducts building inspections and provides reports to management as required.  Additional responsibilities include maintenance and upkeep of building and grounds, general repairs and assisting with special projects as assigned.  The position retains programmatic accountability and reports to the Facility Operations Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

College degree, with three to five years of related work experience or a combination of education and work experience.

Specific Skills Required:

General:

  • Specific experience with large commercial or public buildings is highly desirable.
  • Strong mechanical and plumbing skills.
  • Working knowledge of electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of building and safety code requirements.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people.
  • Must have initiative,
  • Able to work independently
  • Possess the flexibility to adjust work hours and schedule to accommodate specific facility needs.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution.  The closing deadline for applications is May 25, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found.  Starting date is immediate.  Qualified candidates may apply online:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=6b0fb7db-1f6a-45e1-96ec-7c34f1f69f75&jobId=236841&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001


IT SUPPORT SPECIALIST I

The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of IT Support Specialist (Level I) for the Network Operations Center (NOC).  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 IT Support Specialist provides helpdesk support for NOC related projects performing within the objectives, policies and procedures of the organization.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing high levels of client-centric technical support via phone, chat, and/or email, and dispatching local support personnel to client sites.  Position may also be asked to perform Level I IT support functions.  The position actively supports quality assurance related activities, documenting problem determination and resolution activities.  The position retains job specific accountability and reports to the Executive Vice President.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Associate degree, business or vocational school, or technical certification with two or more years of related work experience.  Technical school certification is highly desirable.

Specific Skills Required:

General:

  • Strong client service skills.
  • Possess the ability to listen and communicate with varied audiences.
  • Considerable experience with computer hardware and peripherals.
  • Self-starter with strong attention to quality and detail and willingness to learn new emerging computer technologies.
  • Analytical, with the ability to perform problem determination and resolution activities.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Flexibility to adjust work hours and schedule to accommodate specific departmental needs.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution.  The closing deadline for applications is June 3, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found.  Starting date is immediate.  Qualified candidates may apply online:  https://bit.ly/2rNaCag

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