Jan/31/2013 SamTrans Job Openings – Public Affairs Specialist (San Carlos)

Posted by cwilliams • January 31st, 2013

SamTrans is currently looking to fill two Public Affairs Specialist positions out of their San Carlos office.

Interested candidates can find more information about these positions, including directions on how to apply, on the attached flyer.
http://www.smctd.com/jobs.html

TITLE: Public Affairs Specialist (Two Positions)

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Nonexempt

DIVISION: Office of Public Affairs

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:30pm – Friday, February 15, 2013

PAY RANGE: $25.66 – $38.49 per hour ($53,377 – $80,065 estimated annual)

WORK LOCATION: 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos, CA

WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:

There are two positions, one reporting to the Director, Government and Community Affairs, and the other reporting to the Manager, Communications. Under their direction, the Public Affairs Specialists will assist in implementing the goals and objectives outlined in the division’s strategic communications plan. These positions perform the full range of activities supporting

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Development of the required knowledge and abilities is typically obtained through but not limited to: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a closely related field, plus sufficient full-time experience in a similar position performing the essential functions and duties as described above, or a combination of education and experience demonstrating the ability to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Must have good judgment and the ability to communicate thoughts clearly, simply, orally and in writing. Decision-making, problem-solving, and research skills also are important. Must be proficient in Word or similar program. Must possess a valid California driver license with safe driving record.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

Examples of Essential Functions:

 

Serve as the lead for the District’s external safety education program, which includes coordinating presentations to appropriate groups and identifying new audiences and opportunities to expand the program.

CE 1/29/2013 SOC NUMBER: 27-3031.00 PD 2/12/2013

 Plan, organize, and coordinate special events, such as groundbreakings, project tours, board member and elected official briefings, ribbon cuttings, and other public events.

 Research, write, and edit collateral materials, including fact sheets, newsletters, brochures, and news releases.

 Communicate and respond electronically to blog comments, twitter and Facebook postings, and other mediums as available.

 Attend and make presentations to civic and community groups, including some that hold night and weekend meetings.

 Plan and coordinate outreach to individuals and areas potentially affected by planned or ongoing projects, construction activities, operations, service changes, and other relevant district activities.

 Research and respond to inquiries, comments, concerns, and complaints from the public.

Examples of Duties:

 

Plan, organize, and coordinate annual safety awareness event.

 Expand and maintain digital photo files.

 Respond to media and public inquiries when providing on-call support for Manager, Communications and/or the Public Information Officer.

 Prepare and disseminate updates about ongoing construction projects.

 Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect yourself, your fellow employees and the public from injury or harm. Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.

 Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION:

The Public Information Specialists work under the general supervision of the Director, Government and Community Affairs, or the Manager, Communications, who establish goals and objectives, and evaluate performance.

SELECTION PROCESS MAY INCLUDE:

1) Written and/or skills assessment examination. 2) Background investigation. 3) Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications and completeness. 4) Finalists will be interviewed by screening and selection panel.

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

Holidays: Seven paid holidays, plus up to five floating holidays per year. Paid Time Off: Twenty-one days per year. Insurance: Medical, dental, vision care, group life insurance and more. Transportation: Free Bus Transportation for employees and qualified dependents. Retirement: Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and Social Security.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Visit: www.smctd.com/jobs.html

Please call the Employment Hotline at (650) 508.6308 with any questions.

The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities upon request. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call (650) 508-6288. SamTrans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Persons with Disabilities/Veterans

Jan/31/2013 MTC Summer Internship

Posted by cwilliams • January 31st, 2013

2013 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The 2013 Metropolitan Transportation Commission High School Summer Internship Program is now open and accepting student applications online. Approximately38 internships will be available throughout the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. The pay rate is$10.55 per hour. Each internship will last up to a maximum of 250 hours. Students may work full-time or part-time, for up to 10 weeks, between June 19 and August 30, 2013.
The purpose of the program is to:
  • promote interest in transportation as a potential career;
  • help students understand the role of transportation agencies in the community, county and region;
  • provide skill-building and enrichment opportunities during all phases of the program; and
  • provide assistance to our partner transportation agencies.
Interested tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students are invited to apply now.
APPLICATION PROCESS
  1. Complete online application.
  2. Attach to the application a page that describes in your own words a transportation prob­lem in your community and explains what you think could be done to resolve the matter.
  3. Also attach one letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, counselor, religious leader or employer (two letters are required if GPA is below 2.8).
Program requirements and information:
http://www.mtc.ca.gov/jobs/high_school/
Listing of the internship opportunities and application form:
http://jobs.mtc.ca.gov/InternshipOpportunities/jobinternship.html
Deadline for students to apply: February 28, 2013
We hope you will help us spread the word and look forward to seeing your students take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
Michelle Tan
Internship Coordinator
(510) 817-5807 office
(510) 817-5848 fax
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
101-8th St 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
www.mtc.ca.gov/jobs/high_school/

Jan/30/2013 SFTP CAC, Agenda and Materials for January 30 Meeting

Posted by cwilliams • January 30th, 2013

San Francisco Transportation Plan Community Advisory Committee
San Francisco Transportation Plan Community Advisory Committee Meeting This Wednesday!

The next San Francisco Transportation Plan (SFTP) Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting will be held this Wednesday, January 30 from 6-8pm at the Authority’s offices, 1455 Market Street, 22nd Floor.
The SFTP CAC advises the SFTP team on all aspects of the Plan update. The SFTP CAC meets bi-monthly to quarterly and all meetings are open to the public. The agenda and agenda packet are available for download. Additional materials will be provided at the meeting and subsequently posted on the SFTP CAC webpage. The agenda includes:

  1. Update on CAC Vacancy Recruitment, New Members Introduction
  2. Revised Existing and Future Conditions and Needs Analysis, Part 1
  3. SFTP Financially Constrained Investment Scenarios – Brainstorm Alternatives/Guiding Frameworks
  4. Revised Results – Fall 2013 Outreach

More Information

The San Francisco Transportation Plan is the city’s 25-year plan to identify goals, needs, and investment priorities for our transportation system being developed by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (Authority). Please direct any questions about the SFTP by email to movesmartsf@sfcta.org or by phone to 415.593.1670. Visit the SFTP website, Facebook, or Twitter for regular updates.

El Plan de Transporte de San Francisco es el plan de 25 años de la ciudad para identificar metas, necesidades y prioridades de inversión para  nuestro sistema de transporte. Ayudará a moldear la siguiente generación de proyectos de transporte y mejorará la forma en que la gente viaja dentro y en los alrededores de San Francisco. Para obtener más información o para darnos sugerencias, por favor llame a la línea directa del Plan de Transporte de San Francisco al 415.593.1670.

三藩市交通計劃是該市的25年計劃,以確定我們交通系統的目標、需求和投資優先次序。這將有助於制定下一代的交通項目並改善人們在三藩市內及該市附近的外出交通方式。我們希望聽到您的意見!我們應該著重哪些方面?對您來講甚麼是最重要的?欲瞭解詳情或向我們提出您的建議,請致電三藩市交通計劃的熱線電話 415.593.1670.

Jan/30/2013 13th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair

Posted by cwilliams • January 30th, 2013

Bay Area’s 13th Annual Diversity Employment Day

CAREER FAIR

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 – 11 AM to 3 PM

Alameda County Training and Education Center
125 12th Street,Oakland, CA 94607

Free admission.  Open to the public.  Business Attire and resumes required.  For more information go to www.citycareerfair.com

Aflac
Alameda County Human Resources
Art Institutes
Civilian Medical Corps
Clear Channel Communications
CVE, Inc.
Department of Labor – OFCCP
EEOC
El Mensajero
Legal Shield & GoSmallBiz.com
Multicultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc.
NBC Bay Area
Ohlone Community College District
SF VA Medical Center
State Board of Equalization
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
UC Berkeley
Upwardly Global
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc. / Kron-TV
… And Many More!

Jan/30/2013 SFTP CAC, Save the Date for Next Mtg 1/30, Meeting #10 Materials Now Available

Posted by cwilliams • January 30th, 2013

San Francisco Transportation Plan Community Advisory Committee

Meeting #10 Summary and Presentation Now Available, Save the Date for Next Meeting on January 30

Thank you to everyone who attended our last San Francisco Transportation Plan Community Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday, November 28. A draft meeting summary and presentation slides are now available for download. Please save Wednesday, January 30, 6-8pm for our next meeting at SFCTA offices, 1455 Market Street, 22nd floor.

More Information

The San Francisco Transportation Plan is the city’s 25-year plan to identify goals, needs, and investment priorities for our transportation system being developed by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (Authority). Please direct any questions about the SFTP by email to movesmartsf@sfcta.org or by phone to 415.593.1670. Visit the SFTP website, Facebook, or Twitter for regular updates.
El Plan de Transporte de San Francisco es el plan de 25 años de la ciudad para identificar metas, necesidades y prioridades de inversión para  nuestro sistema de transporte. Ayudará a moldear la siguiente generación de proyectos de transporte y mejorará la forma en que la gente viaja dentro y en los alrededores de San Francisco. Para obtener más información o para darnos sugerencias, por favor llame a la línea directa del Plan de Transporte de San Francisco al 415.593.1670.
三藩市交通計劃是該市的25年計劃,以確定我們交通系統的目標、需求和投資優先次序。這將有助於制定下一代的交通項目並改善人們在三藩市內及該市附近的外出交通方式。我們希望聽到您的意見!我們應該著重哪些方面?對您來講甚麼是最重要的?欲瞭解詳情或向我們提出您的建議,請致電三藩市交通計劃的熱線電話 415.593.1670.

Jan/29/2013 Reminder for upcoming Tuesday January 29th (9am) Community Partners United meeting,ag​enda & Feb 4th HVNA Public Safety Meeting flyer

Posted by cwilliams • January 29th, 2013

Dear Partners & Supporters of Community Partners United,
A friendly reminder we will meet tomorrow.
What:  Community Partners United
When:  Tuesday January 29th at 9 am
Where: Hayes Valley Playground
              699 Hayes Street at Buchanan
I want to thank all the partners who attended our last meeting.  Your input and support was appreciated and yes CPU is still looking for a place to call home.
Attached you will find the agenda for the meeting.  As most of the time will be spent on discussing our 2013 goals, events and activities, I want to encourage all to bring to the table your ideas, goals and priorities you want CPU as a collaboration to accomplish in 2013.
Due to DCYF use of community room, we will be meeting in the computer lab.
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming HVNA Public Safety Meeting on Monday February 4th at 7 pm and make plans to attend.  Special guest for the evening will be a representative of District Attorney Gascone office.  Please download the attached flyer for complete details.
Thanks and I hope to see all of you tomorrow.
Feb.-2013 Safety Flyer

Jan/29/2013 2013 Fat Tuesday/Ma​rdi Gras in the Fillmore

Posted by cwilliams • January 29th, 2013

The Village Project, The Fillmore Center and Mayor’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development (MOEWD) are proud to present the 7Th Annual Mardi Gras San Francisco Style – Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore on February 12, 2013. The celebration will commence with a free kick-off blues concert in the Fillmore Plaza from 5 to 7 pm.

Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore will once again bring  San Francisco’s  historic  Fillmore Music District to life with colorful events that include a masquerade ball, a free concert, street artists, performers, and a New Orleans-style processional. Direct ing all of the foot traffic to Fillmore Street businesses by offering specials and live entertainment starting at 7pm. Please take a moment to answer the following questions for advertisements and Eblasts. We would also like to ask participating merchants to ad the attached fliers and advertisements to your website event calendar and/or Facebook.

Description of entertainment and/or Fat Tuesday Specials:

Description of Fat Tuesday Specials (ex: Gumbo, $4 Cocktails, Extended Happy Hour):

What is your discount or free item with wristband?

Will you donate a gift certificate or prize for raffle?

Raffle Prize Description:

The intent of the Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras Style is to bring in foot traffic from all over the Bay Area and to bring in more revenue and advertisement for all neighborhood business.

Thanks for your support,

Adrian Williams
The Village Project
415-424-2980

Mardi Gras specials

NewFillmore-5×8

Jan/29/2013 SF 49er Vernon Davis supports Net Raffle for Superbowl

Posted by cwilliams • January 29th, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY

NFL TIGHT END VERNON DAVIS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS DONATES ALL EXPENSE PAID SUPERBOWL EXPERIENCE TO NET RAFFLE WHO WILL SUPPORT THE VERNON DAVIS FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS LUCKY WINNER TO RECEIVE TWO TICKETS TO THE SUPERBOWL, ACCESS TO PRE-GAME VIP EVENT AT HOUSE OF BLUES, ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE, HOTEL STAY, A SPENDING ALLOWANCE AND AUTOGRAPHED DAVIS SPORTS MEMORABILIA ENTRY IS ONLY $2.00 WITH A MINIMUM OF 5 TICKETS PURCHASED

(January 28, 2013 – San Francisco, CA.) NFL tight end Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers has donated an all expense paid trip to this year’s Super Bowl to Net Raffle who are supporting The Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts. The lucky winner will receive two tickets to the Super Bowl game (lower level), two tickets to the NFL Experience, a VIP event pre-game party at the House of Blues hosted by NFL legend Mike Ditka and Archie Manning, round-trip airfare, three night’s hotel stay in the New Orleans famous French Quarter, $500 expense allowance and Vernon Davis autographed memorabilia. This Super Bowl experience will be running on Net Raffle until this Thursday, January 31 at 1 PM EST/ 10 AM PST when the lucky winner will be notified. Davis is an avid painter and fine artist. Last month, Davis opened Gallery 85 in San Jose, California, an art gallery where proceeds from art sales benefit The Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts. The foundation promotes arts education and art appreciation for at-risk youth and awards college art school scholarships for talented inner-city youth. To enter the raffle go to Netraffle.org

Jan/28/2013 Apply to Become a Multicultu​ral Fellow

Posted by cwilliams • January 28th, 2013

>>> “James Head, The San Francisco Foundation” <fellowship@sff.org> 01/24/2013 4:32 PM >>>

Become a Multicultural Fellow at The San Francisco Foundation

The San Francisco Foundation is now recruiting for the2013-2015 Multicultural Fellowship Program. Our Multicultural Fellowship Program is a two-year, full-time program that aims to increase diversity in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.
Successful candidates are young professionals of color with the promise and passion to create significant social change. The Fellowship provides challenging work and professional development experiences, on-the-job training, and opportunities to enhance skills in grantmaking, convening, project management, and a variety of other areas. Fellows are an integral component of the Foundation’s grantmaking Program staff. Additionally, Fellows benefit from networking, mentoring, trainings, seminars, professional conferences, and interactions with a wide array of nonprofit, community, and philanthropic leaders.

This year, the Multicultural Fellowship Program seeks three Fellows with expertise in the following programmatic areas: Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement, and Community Health. The deadline to apply isMonday, March 11, 2013, by 5:30 p.m. PST.

Detailed information about the Fellowship application process and informational sessions is availableonline. We encourage you to apply and forward this announcement to those you think may be interested in applying.
Informational Sessions: For those in the Bay Area who are interested in applying, we will be hosting informational sessions at our office on Thursday, February 14, 2013, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 21, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon.

Interested candidates who are outside the Bay Area may sign up to take part in an Informational Session via webinar. Space is limited. Please email us at fellowship@sff.org to indicate your interest.

Thank you for your support as we work to cultivate the next generation of community leaders to reflect the diversity of our region.

Sincerely,

James W. Head Vice President of Programs

Jan/28/2013 13th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair

Posted by cwilliams • January 28th, 2013

Bay Area’s 13th Annual Diversity Employment Day

CAREER FAIR

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 – 11 AM to 3 PM

Alameda County Training and Education Center
125 12th Street,Oakland, CA 94607

Free admission.  Open to the public.  Business Attire and resumes required.  For more information go to www.citycareerfair.com

Attending employers include:

Aflac
Alameda County Human Resources
Art Institutes
Civilian Medical Corps
Clear Channel Communications
CVE, Inc.
Department of Labor – OFCCP
EEOC
El Mensajero
Legal Shield & GoSmallBiz.com
Multicultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc.
NBC Bay Area
Ohlone Community College District
SF VA Medical Center
State Board of Equalization
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
UC Berkeley
Upwardly Global
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc. / Kron-TV
… And Many More!