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Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse

ANNOUNCEMENT OF JOB OPENING: COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

The Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse [ACTS] seeks dynamic person to be Community Organizer as a change agent for social justice. 

ACTS is an interfaith network of mission-oriented congregations and organizations whose voices together strive for a more just and fair community. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all in Onondaga County, especially those disadvantaged by poverty and discriminated against by race. 

Candidates for this full-time position should have the knowledge and skills to deal with complex social systems including religious communities and governmental structures.  He or she will have

·Capabilities of organizing multiple entities to produce effective outcomes

·Commitment to social justice advocacy among a diverse range of stakeholders

·Strong interpersonal relations experience and effective group process abilities that enable community leaders to achieve results

·Office management skills including writing and data analysis

·Flexibility in working hours       

Candidates for Community Organizer should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in community organizing.  Extensive knowledge in the fields of government, public education, criminal justice, transportation, housing, and/or economic development is a plus.  

New office is located at 1085 E. Genesee Street.  Web site:  https://www.acts-syracuse.org/  Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to officemanager.acts@gmail.com by Friday August 20.

Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse
Postal - 1085 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210
Office Entrance - Rear Door at 324 University Ave.
Onondaga County Health Department

PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATOR 23480

(Competitive)  DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for providing health education services to foster the voluntary adaptation of behavior to improve or maintain health. An employee in this class assists in the planning, development and implementation of health education programs to minimize duplication and eliminate gaps in services. The work is usually carried out under the general supervision of an administrative supervisor contingent upon the organization of the public health education function. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Works with various public and private health agencies within the community. Organizes or works with community groups and directs educational efforts to influence public attitudes and behavior with regard to given health needs. Assists in planning and directing workshops, inservices, forums and focus groups to promote public health and health education.  Serves as health education consultant to School Health personnel and other school personnel.  Develops new materials; disseminates health information and literature to health personnel, community agencies and the public.  Assists in curriculum development. Conducts in-service training for school and other health personnel. Utilizes community resources (films, written material, media, websites) for the benefit of the schools and community groups. Prepares and delivers health education programs in schools and to community groups. Coordinates and initiates health education programs. Assists communities to make changes in the environment in order to promote health. Works cooperatively with all forms of the media. Participates in studies and surveys of public health education needs in the community and evaluates the materials and methods used to determine the effectiveness of programs. Assists in planning and development of public health education goals, objectives, programs and services. Participates in public health preparedness activities as trained and assigned. Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles and physical abilities.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of the basic principles, practices, techniques and literature of Public Health Education. Good knowledge of the community’s health resources. Skills in educational techniques and methods of communication. Ability to prepare health education materials (pamphlets, posters, multimedia, newsletters). Ability to use audio-visual equipment. Ability to prepare newspaper releases, public service announcements and arrange television and radio programs. Ability to evaluate health education materials. Ability to prepare reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with community agencies and groups, minority and sub-cultural and cross-cultural. Ability to prepare both oral and written communications. Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education, Health Science, Public Health, Health Promotion, Community Health or Health Communications; or, 

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Nursing, Epidemiology, Wellness and Fitness or Nutrition and one (1) year of work experience, or it’s part-time equivalent, in health education*; or,
  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Human Services, Social Work or Psychology and two (2) years experience, or it’s part-time equivalent, in health education*; or,
  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Master’s degree in Public Health or Health Education.

*NOTE: For purposes of this examination:

    1. Health education experience is defined as the development and implementation of a public health/health education program which entails needs assessment, planning, conducting and evaluation an educational program designed to provide information concerning health topics to the general public or health professionals, or the development of a health education program in a setting that includes an outreach component.
    2. Experience limited to only public health counseling, clinical nursing experience, or experience as a science teacher will not be considered qualifying.

Minimum qualifications derived from Part 11 of the State Sanitary Code (10 NYCRR).

Send Resumes to:

Monica Williams

Chief Diversity Officer 

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 15th Floor

421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, New York 13202

315-435-3565 (office)

315-870-4350 (cell)​

Onondaga County

CODES ENFORCEMENT OFFICER 42290   (Competitive)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for enforcing the provisions of local building and zoning laws and the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. An employee in this class is responsible for enforcing standards for the condition, occupancy, maintenance, conservation, rehabilitation and renewal of existing building structures and premises and for the safeguarding of life and property therein and thereabout from the hazards of fire, explosion or release of toxic gases arising from the storage handling or use of combustible or hazardous substances, materials or devices. Work is performed under the general supervision of a town or village board or administrative official depending upon assignment, with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment only as permitted by the board or administrative official. In some towns or villages, general supervision may be exercised over a Deputy Codes Enforcement officer and/or a small number of clerical employees. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Reviews, checks and passes on plans and specifications submitted with building permit applications for compliance with building code, the zoning ordinance and applicable laws prior to issuing permits. Inspects buildings and structures in the process of construction or repair for compliance with approved plans and specifications and all requirements of applicable ordinances and laws, including N.Y. State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. Issues building permits and furnishes the prescribed certificates of occupancy upon application. Explains the requirements of the local building code, local zoning ordinances and the N.Y. State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building code law and other applicable laws to building contractors and to the general public. Provides for removal of illegal or unsafe conditions and secures the necessary safeguards during construction. Orders unsafe conditions in existing structures to be removed and arranges for condemnation notices to owners and builders of improper or hazardous structures. Inspects existing buildings and structures to insure their conformity with safety standards and eliminating of fire hazards. May conduct investigation of source, origin, and circumstances of fires, and fire prevention code. Investigates complaints and assists in prosecuting violation of the building and fire prevention code and zoning ordinances. Prepares periodic reports and keeps related records and may supervise a small size staff.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of the requirements of the local and New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code and Zoning Code. Good knowledge of practices, principles, materials and tools used in building construction. Good knowledge of fire prevention practices and procedures. Good knowledge of the building trades. Ability to inspect buildings and enforce provisions of building and fire prevention codes. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other public officials, with building contractors and with the general public. Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications. Ability to prepare written and oral reports and maintain detailed records.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Open Competitive

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s degree in architecture, architectural technology, building construction technology, fire protection technology or engineering; or,
  1. Two (2) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the performance of building or fire inspections or code enforcement activities; or in building trades; building construction or repair; or,
  1. Four (4) years of work experience in firefighting*, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or,
  1. Current certification as a New York State Code Enforcement Official. A copy of certification must be submitted with the application.

*NOTE: Work experience in firefighting means length of time in calendar years as an active member in good standing in a fire department. This does not have to be full-time experience.

NOTE: At time of appointment, New York State Public Officers Law requires United States Citizenship.

SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT:

Once appointed, candidates must meet the training and certification requirements set forth by the Office of Fire Prevention and Control. (see section 434.5 – Certification of Code Enforcement Personnel - of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR)).

Promotion:

One (1) year of permanent competitive class status in the title of Deputy Codes Enforcement Officer.

Send Resumes to:

Monica Williams

Chief Diversity Officer 

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 15th Floor

421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, New York 13202

315-435-3565 (office)

315-870-4350 (cell)​

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