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October 16, 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


HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATE

The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applicants for the position of Human Resources (HR) Associate.  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 Human Resources (HR) Associate assists the President & CEO with the development and implementation of ongoing HR policies, procedures and programs ensuring compliance with all regulatory agencies and applicable rules and regulations.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to formulating organizational policies and procedures, development and administration of personnel rules and regulations, pay and job classification, and developing and maintaining job descriptions.

The HR Associate coordinates the resolution of, as approved by the President & CEO, specific policy-related and procedural problems and inquiries to include, but not limited to, issues that support the organization, documentation and legal compliance.

The position will perform as a back up to the HR Specialist with the maintenance of the ADP Workforce Now System, entering and forwarding relevant information to accounting for payroll purposes, as well as back up to the payroll system, and assisting the accounting department with payroll processing as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

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

SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Must have prior knowledge of principles and practices of human resources and its related functions.
  • Prior experience with ADP HR software preferred. Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word Processing.
  • Must be patient, flexible, and capable of handling situations that arise in the workplace. As a supporter of the organization, management, and employees, diplomacy is a must.
  • Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in written and oral form. Good judgement, good listening skills, and tact are essential.
  • Ability to maintain the highly confidential nature of human resources work.
  • Must be detail oriented with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to coordinate multiple tasks efficiently meeting all required deadlines.
  • Must be able to function efficiently in a stressful work environment.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution.  The closing deadline for applications is September 29, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found.  Starting date is immediate.  Qualified candidates may apply online:  https://bit.ly/2ku80hd


RDPC Instructional System 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 System Design Specialist.  The Center is a national model for economic development in rural areas.  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 and US Territories.

The RDPC) Instructional System Design Specialist designs and develops learning systems in alignment with guidelines stipulated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS/FEMA) Program Manager as well as organizational goals and training needs.  The position assists RDPC consortium members with modification of course material, instructor manuals, communicates corrections, changes and/or new policies defined by DHS/FEMA throughout the recertification process.

The position is responsible for the 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, Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS), Digitization of Courses, Sec. 508 compliance 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.

Specific Skills Required:

General:

  • Skilled in Web applications framework.
  • Strong working knowledge of industry standard technology applications, processes, software, and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS).
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as function harmoniously and collaboratively with other team members.
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple tasks often with highly demanding time frames, and adapting to shifting priorities.
  • Experience in backend database integration and database management.
  • Working knowledge of Section 508 compliance.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution.  The closing deadline for applications is October 14, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found.  Starting date is immediate.  Qualified candidates may apply online:  https://bit.ly/2kVYGCU


Broadband Technology Liaison

The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Broadband Technology 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 Executive Vice President, the Broadband Technology Liaison’s primary responsibility is to represent The Center as broadband lead for KY Wired and last mile access of the Kentucky I-WAY fiber project and other broadband initiatives and related projects.  In support of the President & CEO and the Executive VP, 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 funding 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 organization.  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 is required.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution. The closing deadline for applications is October 14, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found. Start date is immediate. Qualified candidates may apply online at: https://bit.ly/2nbU6B8

 

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