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Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Local Government Academy


The Administrative Assistant works closely with the Executive Director to develop and maintain an organizational presence that supports LGA’s activities and mission. The Administrative Assistant assists the Executive Director and staff with daily business tasks; supports internal and external communications; coordinates with vendors and manages daily office functions; and provides support with LGA’s educational programming.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Provide administrative and clerical support, as appropriate to the needs of the work unit; prepare physical and digital mass correspondence including mail merges, non-profit postage forms, surveys, and third-party mailing service; perform routine bookkeeping data entry and customer invoicing; and maintain customer data within established data system.

· Assist in event and program execution including but not limited to; attendance at LGA program events, managing registration, preparation of class resources including handouts, name badges, table signs, directional signage, and sign-in sheets; preparation of mail merges from available database for email and mailing efforts; issue press releases and routine email correspondence with active LGA customers, supporters, and associates.

· Support executive administrative functions to include; preparation and distribution of agendas, minutes, and other materials for Board of Directors meetings; and other meetings as directed by the Executive Director.

Key Qualifications:

· Associate Degree in public management, business, marketing, or other related degree.

· 2-5 years performing similar work in an office environment.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, plus intermediate to advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign software, and Adobe Premiere, or similar software.

· Knowledge and demonstrated skills in common social media platforms and web-development.

· Strong organizational and time management skills to complete work tasks in a fast-paced environment.

· Ability to self-direct and problem solve with minimal oversight.

· Desire to work in a collaborative manner with a diverse team including staff, vendors, board members, and others.

Physical Abilities:

The physical abilities described below support responsibilities that must be demonstrated in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Ability to: stand, walk, use hands to hold and feel objects, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, and hear. Employees must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Employees may be required to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

Part-Time Video Production Specialist

Local Government Academy


Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Video Production Specialist supports educational programming for the Local Government Academy (LGA) for both online and in-person events. The position reports to the Executive Director and supports video production and editing of instructional/in-house broadcasts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Supports audio and visual production of educational programming.

· Provides audio and visual services for educational programs through the LGA Studio and occasionally classroom-based delivery at remote locations.

· Responsible for the transport, set up, and operation of professional audio and/or video recording equipment.

· Supports web-based delivery of education and promotional efforts.

· Works cooperatively with the Executive Director and other LGA personnel to lead and train staff and/or interns.

Minimum Job Requirements:

· Associate degree in Video Production, Multi-Media, Graphic Design, Marketing, Business, Public Administration, or a related field, and a minimum of three (3) years of work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

· Proficiency in developing educational videos including editing and merging of voice-overs.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, plus intermediate to advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign software, and Adobe Premiere, or similar software.

· Experience with video filming and editing using Adobe Premiere or other similar software.

· Experience and working knowledge of hardware associated with online programming such as cameras, video equipment, audio-mixers, etc.

· Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare analytical reports.

· Ability to create and produce graphic materials using a range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment.

· Skill in designing and/or importing web pages.

· Excellent verbal, written and auditory communication skills and ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.

· Ability to provide formal and informal instruction to non-technical personnel.

· Flexibility to work morning, evening, and weekend events on and off premises to represent as needed.

· Valid driver license and able to use personal vehicle to transport equipment to remote locations with mileage and parking expenses reimbursed.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described below are representative of demands that must be met by all employees to successfully perform essential functions at Local Government Academy. LGA will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

While performing the duties of any job at Local Government Academy, employees are occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to hold and feel objects, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, and hear. Employees must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds. Specific vison requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to visually focus. Employees may be required to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

Local Government Academy does not discriminate in its employment based on sex, age, race, color, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap/disability, or veteran status.


Borough of State College

The Planner has primary responsibility for the development and preparation of plans and reports as well as GIS support for the department. Coordinates activities which will lead to the implementation of these plans, with focus on areas of redevelopment, housing and historic preservation. Aids various authorities, boards and commissions. Work is performed under general supervision with a great deal of latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment based on professional education and previous experience. The Planner works with a high-performing, cross-disciplinary team, with opportunities to significantly impact the future of State College.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in planning, geography, urban studies, public administration or related field; supplemented by some experience in local government planning related activities. Must have technical proficiency in ArcMap version 10 or higher, ArcGIS Pro and Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Adobe InDesign). Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.

Master’s degree planning, urban studies, public administration or a related field, AICP certification, experience with housing and public finance programs including CDBG and HOME and experience in securing grant funding for projects.

Position open until filled.

Assistant Manager/Planner

Municipality of Murrysville

This administrative position performs a variety of complex supervisory, administrative and professional work by providing assistance to the Chief Administrator in the day-to-day operations of the Municipality. The Assistant Manager is also the Community Planner and is responsible for municipal planning and coordinating the development within the Municipality. As Community Planner, he/she will assist in planning matters, supervision of the code enforcement staff, subdivision/land development and zoning duties as needed. The individual shall study and make recommendations on the physical development of the Municipality and assist in the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan. The individual shall provide staff assistance to the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, and Municipal Council as assigned. The assistant Manager receives broad policy guidance and direction from the Chief Administrator.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications plus a comprehensive benefits package including a pension plan and 457 deferred compensation plan. A complete job description is posted at www.murrysville.com.

The Municipality of Murrysville is an equal opportunity employer.

Probationary Police Officer

Green Tree Borough

The Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Green Tree will be accepting applications to prepare an eligibility list for the position of Probationary Police Officer.

Physical agility testing is scheduled at the Allegheny County Police Training Academy on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Written test will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. at the Green Tree Municipal Center.

Interim Manager

City of Duquesne

Requirements include: Entering 2018 financial data for all funds into Harris Local Gov’t Financial Software System; General Book Keeping for all departments: Administrative, Police, Public Works, Code Enforcement/Building Inspection, Refuse Collection, Treasury, Water Fund billings and collections, Liquid Fuels, and other expenses; Preparation of financial data, spreadsheets, and reports; Organizing financial data according to DCED approved Chart of Accounts; Assuring city staff are knowledgeable to continue proper financial data entry in future years; Collect and analyze records of present and past operations; Assist City Manager with clerical tasks such as filing, correspondence, and calendar management; Attend City Council meetings and take minutes as assigned.

Job Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, bondable, and able to pass background check and drug screen. Applicant must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills, good judgement, as well as strong research and interpersonal skills. Applicant must have the ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Excellent computer literacy skills. Applicant should possess the ability to work with a multicultural workforce while understanding diverse groups. 

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or equivalent from a four-year college or University; or two to five years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Research Intern

Tri-COG Land Bank, Steel Rivers Councils of Governments, and Conservation Consultants, Inc.

The Tri-COG Land Bank (TCLB), Steel Rivers Council of Governments (SRCOG), and Conservations Consultants, Inc (CCI) are looking for a qualified intern to collect, synthesis, and present their findings on data collected from public sources and research. The internship will begin in June/July of 2019 and end in August/September of 2019. The internship is a full time (40 hours/week) paid position. Interns must be willing to communicate with various organizations and municipalities via phone calls, email, or physical visits to offices. The intern must be able to provide their own transportation to these offices and be willing to travel anywhere within Allegheny County, with occasional trips outside the County. The intern will be collecting and organizing a variety of data including, demolition specifications, property demolition locations, and municipal water sources. The data collection will be collected to support the regional policy discussions on current demolition techniques and lead exposure. 

Tri-COG Land Bank
The Tri-COG Land Bank works to eliminate blight in communities by transitioning vacant and blighted properties to a beneficial reuse. The TCLB works strategically to acquire properties and develop plans that are in line with community priorities and needs. 

Steel Rivers COG
Steel Rivers Council of Governments is a non-profit organization of nineteen member municipalities in the Mon Valley region of Allegheny County. SRCOG supports its member municipalities by studying and organizing efforts to address regional challenges. SRCOG actively works to collect data on its member communities to better understand these challenges. 

Conservation Consultants Inc. 
For more than 40 years, CCI has been a regional leader, delivering on our mission: to help families, small business owners and communities create healthier homes, shops, and neighborhoods as they get energy smarter. Serving thousands of people across southwestern Pennsylvania annually, CCI focuses on three core activities education, advocacy and in-home technical assistance.

Internship Responsibilities:
- Research and contact organizations and municipalities to collect 
data on demolition specifications, demolition practices, location of 
property demolitions, and municipal water sources
- Organize data and prepare for mapping
- Synthesis demolition specifications and present data to TCLB, 
- Data analysis to support the discussion on lead and demolition
- Create deliverables to inform community decisions and strategies
- Intern must be able to provide their own transportation to 
locations within and around Allegheny County

Part-Time Police Officer

Braddock Borough

The Borough of Braddock is accepting applications for Part-Time Police Officers. Applications may be obtained at the Borough Office, 415 Sixth Street, Braddock PA 15104, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm., Monday through Friday. All Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

o Must be available to work a minimum of 16-32 hours per week.

o Must have successfully completed PA Act 120 Training and be certified or able to be certified by MPOETC.

o Must have current CPR/AED First Aide Training.

o Possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.

o Must be a United States Citizen.

o Successfully pass a thorough background check and Drug Screening.

All applicants must have act 120.

Financial Analyst

South Strabane Township

The Township of South Strabane, PA (pop. 9,501 as of 2015), a growing suburban community situated in the South Hills 26 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, and sits at the heart of Washington County, seeks a highly qualified individual to serve as its first-ever Financial Analyst. This position will entail a variety of complex administrative accounting, financial planning, and budgeting tasks. The Financial Analyst will work under the general direction of the Township Manager. This position will require an autonomous work ethic and a great degree of independent judgement.

Anticipated duties of the Financial Analyst shall include, but will not be limited to the following: 
- Collaborate with the Township Manager, Department Heads, and the Board of Supervisors to plan, craft, and implement the annual budget.
- Work with the Township Manager and Department Heads to develop a 5-year capital improvement and operations plan.
- Chart, graph, and outline various opportunities for increased revenue growth.
- Assist in the management and supervision of the Township’s finances to achieve goals within available resources.
- Assist with payroll, human resource, and finance duties as needed.
- Evaluate and develop a consolidation plan for current payroll and accounting processes.
- Complete various projects as assigned by the Township Manager.

- Working knowledge of governmental accounting principles and practices.
- Working knowledge of computerized financial applications such as Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, ADP Payroll Solutions, etc.
- Ability to accurately account for Township funds and revenue streams.
- Ability to carry out multi-dimensional tasks with accuracy in a timely fashion.
- Ability to organize and maintain confidential financial records and files.
- Ability to analyze and prepare financial reports.
- Ability to work and communicate effectively with the public, Township employees, elected officials, and other agencies.

Education and Work Experience:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or other related field shall be required (Master’s Degree preferred).
- Three years of progressively responsible governmental accounting, financial analysis, or public management is required.

Salary and Benefits:
- Starting salary range of $55,000 - $65,000 (dependent on qualifications).
- Competitive benefits package.

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