The deadline to apply is June 5 (online applications) and June 10 (paper applications)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications for grants to support economic development in rural communities. The grants are being made available through USDA’s Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) Program in order to strengthen the rural economy.
The grants are not provided directly to businesses or individuals. Instead, qualified intermediary organizations receiving RCDI grants will provide technical assistance and training to help nonprofit organizations and communities develop their capacity to undertake housing, community facility, or economic development projects. USDA also encourages applications that will support efforts to combat substance use disorders, including opioid misuse, in high-risk rural communities by strengthening their capacity to address prevention, treatment, and/or recovery needs.
Grant amounts will range from $50,000 to $250,000. Nonprofits, low-income rural communities, and federally-recognized tribes are eligible to apply. Applicants must have capacity-building experience for these types of projects, and they must provide matching funds at least equal to the RCDI grant.
Grants are awarded through a competitive process. Electronic applications must be submitted to grants.gov by 9:00 p.m. PST on June 5, 2019. Paper applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. PST on June 10, 2019. In Oregon, applications should be submitted to the USDA Rural Development State Office:
For more information, including details on how to apply, see page 11493 of the March 27, 2019, Federal Register.
For more information…
Questions related to USDA Community Programs in Oregon may be directed to a local Community Programs Specialist.
For projects outside of Oregon…
Those with project proposals outside of Oregon should contact USDA Rural Development in the corresponding state.
The deadline to apply is May 27, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is seeking applications for grants to support household water well systems in rural areas.
USDA’s Household Water Well System Grants are not provided directly to individuals. Instead, qualified private nonprofits will use the grants to establish lending programs to help homeowners finance the construction or repair of individually-owned household water well systems. The revolving loan fund may provide loans of up to $11,000 per household at a one percent fixed interest rate over 20 years. The wells installed or repaired with this financing must serve existing homes in a rural area with a population of 50,000 or less.
Applicants must have expertise in household water well systems and lending activities, and they must provide matching funds of 10 percent.
The deadline to apply is May 27, 2019. Applications may be submitted online through grants.gov or mailed to the following address:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
For additional information, including details on how to apply, see the Funding Opportunity Announcement RDRUS-19-01-HWWS.
For more information…
Questions related to USDA’s Household Water Well Grant Program in Oregon may be directed to Ella Nichols, (503) 414-3354.
The deadline to apply is May 15, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications for grants to use broadband technology to improve access to healthcare and educational services in rural communities.
Rural Development will award grants ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 through its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. The grants can be used to finance telecommunication equipment, computer networks, and advanced technologies to support job training, academic instruction, or access to specialized medical care in rural areas.
Most state and local government entities, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits, for-profit businesses, or a consorita of these are eligible to apply.
Proposals for projects whose primary purpose is either to provide opioid use disorder treatment and counseling services or to offer access to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses will receive up to 10 priority points.
The application deadline is May 15, 2019. Grants are awarded through a national competition.
Each application must provide evidence of consultation with the Rural Development State Director. When requesting evidence of consultation, applicants should provide an executive summary of the project, as well as the proposed grant and match amounts. Applicants in Oregon should contact the state office as early as possible in the application process at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the following address:
USDA Rural Development
Prior to applying, applicants are encouraged to review the 2019 Traditional Application Guide. For additional details about the program and how to apply, see Funding Opportunity Announcement No. RUS-19-02-DLT.
For more information…
Questions related to the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program in Oregon, Washington, and Idahomay be directed to Joe Bradley, (208) 401-8090.
For projects outside of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho…
Those with project proposals outside of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho should contact the General Field Representative serving their state.
The Mercy Corps Northwest VISTA Program is currently recruiting organizations that are interested in hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA member for the service year of August 2019- August 2020. VISTA members build the capacity of organizations, delivering new innovations to end poverty in Oregon. We hope to recruit between seven and nine organizations for this cohort.
Our RFP is now open for proposals (attached). We anticipate closing our RFP on Monday, April 15th and recruiting VISTA members from mid-May through mid-July. However, organizations are encouraged to apply early, as we will accept sites and recruit members for accepted sites’ positions on a rolling basis. You will find all application materials and instructions attached. Organizations are strongly encouraged to contact me prior to submitting a full application to discuss the potential project and determine its suitability.
We’re able to support projects that are focused on Economic Opportunity including:
- Housing access & affordable housing, job skills training, microenterprise, IDA programs, financial literacy, and other community development initiatives.
Projects must meet the following criteria, at minimum:
- Must be focused exclusively on low-income populations
- Must be indirect service only (focused on capacity building rather than meeting immediate needs)
- Must develop or expand programs or initiatives
Organizations must, at minimum:
- Hold 501(c)(3) status, or be a tribal or governmental entity, or be a non-profit educational institution.
- Provide office space and supplies, supervision, and staff support for the member.
- Assign a dedicated supervisor able to provide at least five hours of mentorship and guidance to the member per week. Organizations must have staff capacity of at least 1 FTE, though we prefer at least 3 FTE.
- Meet a cash match of between $7,000 and $9,000. This amount will vary depending on the number of sites who join.
- Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and retaining the member.
- Maintain full compliance with federal polices (training and support will be provided to supervisors on these matters).
If you have any interest in hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA member at your organization or questions about the process, please reach out. I’m happy to answer all questions and talk through project ideas. More information on our program can be found here:http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/community/vista/.
The Oregon Community Foundation annually awards over $9.9 million in scholarships to Oregon students through our statewide scholarship program. Two of these scholarship programs are targeted specifically to Native American students.
VERL AND DOROTHY MILLER NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP
Eligible students include Native American residents of Oregon attending or planning to attend an accredited school in Oregon to study a career and technical (CTE) field (i.e., dental hygienist, nursing assistant, x-ray technician, etc.). The awards are for $3,000 / year and are renewable for up to four years but students need to reapply each year.
HOWARD VOLLUM AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP
Eligible students include Native American residents of Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties seeking post-secondary education or training in science, technology, engineering or mathematics at an accredited school in the United States. The awards are for $3,000 / year and are renewable for up to four years but students need to reapply each year.
Criteria for both scholarships
* Participation in school or community activities
* Personal accomplishments or achievements
* Preference given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to and involvement in the Native American community
* Open to students with a Certification of tribal enrollment or descendants of enrolled members
How to Apply: Applications and instructions are available on OCF’s website at http://www.oregoncf.org/receive/scholarships/scholarship-opportunities
Deadline: Scholarship applications are due March 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Questions: Call OCF scholarship staff, Oleya Pearsall, at 503.227.6846 or email email@example.com.
For additional scholarship opportunities, please check http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/.
- The construction, acquisition, or leasing of facilities, spectrum, land or buildings used to deploy broadband service;
- The cost of providing broadband service free of charge to the critical community facilities for 2 years;
- Less than 10% of the grant amount or up to $150,000 may be used for the improvement, expansion, construction or acquisition of a community center that provides online access to the public.
Openings for the Week of February 4, 2019
New Opportunities: (Click this link to view all open positions)
Audit Supervisor (Supervisor II) – Closing Date: 2/22/19
Development Supervisor II – Closing Date: 2/18/19
Payroll Specialist (Administrative Specialist III) – Closing Date: 2/15/19
Police Identification Technician Trainee – Closing Date: 2/15/19 or once 100 applications have been received, whichever comes first.
Procurement Specialist – Closing Date: 3/01/19 or once 150 applications have been received, whichever comes first.
Recreation Services Manager (Manger III) – Closing Date: 2/25/19
Senior Procurement Specialist – Closing Date: 3/01/19 or once 150 applications have been received, whichever comes first.
Electrical Inspector (Open Continuous) – Closing Date: 6/24/19 (This recruitment will remain open for six (6) months. The second application review period will consist of all applications received from 8:01 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 until Monday, March 4, 2019.)
HR Business Partner (Open Continuous) – Closing Date: 6/3/19 (This recruitment will remain open for a total of 6 MONTHS. The SECOND application review will consist of all applications received from 12:01AM Tuesday January 8th, 2019 through 11:59PM Monday February 4th, 2019. Any applications received after 11:59PM February 4th will be reviewed monthly until the closing date.
Police Officer (Open Continuous) – Closing Date: 6/30/19 (This recruitment is for Entry-Level and Lateral Police Officers. This recruitment will close at 11:59 pm, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Applications will be reviewed every 2 weeks.)
Wastewater Operator II (Open Continuous) – Closing Date: 3/18/19 (This recruitment will remain open for three (3) months. Applications will be reviewed after 3 weeks, and then on a monthly basis. The last review period ends at 11:59pm Monday, March 18, 2019)
Interested in applying to one of the positions opening this week? Come to our “How to Apply” course to learn about the application and evaluation process for the City of Portland. For current city employees, please visit CityLearner to sign up for the course. For non-city employees, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
February 12, 2019
March 12, 2019
I would like to share some amazing career opportunities that Oregon Housing and Community Services is actively recruiting for, with the hope that you could also share this information with your partners, in your newsletters or job boards. You will find in the attached pdf document, a list of our current recruitments. They include:
ISS5 (Network Support Analyst):
Closes: 01/27/2019 @ 11:59 PM
This position will provide technical support to agency staff, network, and system administration.
Technical support will encompass troubleshooting Microsoft Windows, all installed agency desktop
software, and local area networks. It will also include design, testing, and implementation of desktop PC
software and hardware configurations. There will also be administrative tasks as a network domain
administrator, managing staff network access and email accounts, and provide technical advice to
agency staff and management.
Operations & Policy Analyst 4 (Senior Advisor for Strategic Planning & Business Operations):
Closes 01/29/2019 @ 11:59 PM
This position will lead the agency’s transformational process improvement efforts and build a center for
excellence for OHCS to implement change management initiatives. This position will lead and facilitate
significant improvements in process efficiency, customer satisfaction and organizational health. This
position will also engage leadership in the stewardship of the agency’s Statewide Housing Plan.
Governmental Analyst 2 (Financial Compliance Monitor):
Closes 1/28/2019 @ 11:59 PM
The primary purpose of this position is to plan and perform on and off-site financial compliance
monitoring reviews of sub-recipients. This position is responsible in ensuring that the Department’s
federal pass-thru grant program funds have been spent in accordance with the terms of grant
agreements and applicable federal laws, rules and regulations.
Governmental Analyst 2 (Compliance Monitor) – Limited Duration:
Closes 1/31/2019 @ 11:59 PM
This position will identify risks related to the Oregon Housing Strategic Initiative programs and conduct
tests to determine that funds have been expended in accordance with the terms of the HFA
Participation agreement with the U.S. Treasury. This includes performing internal compliance reviews to
ensure program eligibility criteria and determinations are accurate and in accordance with the terms of
the Hardest Hit Fund Term Sheets as well as applicable federal laws, rules, and regulations. It also
includes on- and off-site compliance reviews of certain contractors to ensure they have performed their
duties in accordance with the terms of agreements and applicable federal laws, rules, and regulations.
Program Analyst 3 (Capacity Building Analyst):
Closes: 01/29/2019 @ 11:59 PM
This position will serve as the OHCS liaison for capacity building and training activities and assist our
partners in capacity building efforts by helping them navigate OHCS funding, find training and other
tangible resources to further their desire to gain capacity in the area of affordable housing. This position
will also work with outside entities and other program analysts to provide resources and trainings to our
Manage employee relations programs and systems that ensure fair and consistent treatment of
all employees in order to attract and retain a productive workforce.
PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Work closely with managers to ensure each develops a positive work-place culture
committed to employee development and retention through best practices of coaching and
motivation, and to ensure the success of their department and the organization they serve.
Meet with all managers on a routine basis to evaluate their style of leadership and to coach
as needed to help them succeed.
Assist managers with Employee Improvement Plans to ensure the intent of their plan is
specific, straightforward, and holds the employee accountable, offers consequences if
behavior or performance does not improve.
Communicate with managers those issues that are affecting their department and assist in
timely resolution of such issues.
Direct Human Resource Associate with training expectations to ensure the workplace
culture is preserved.
Consult with managers prior to all involuntary termination recommendations to ensure
Foster and maintain positive relationships with management for all tribal entities.
Assess the morale of the all Tribal entities and report issues of employee dissatisfaction and
favorable items as well as potentially unlawful or discriminatory acts to the Director. May
meet with employee to mediate.
Conduct confidential investigations of reports of workplace wrongdoing.
Ensure all Tribal Employment and Department of Labor laws are applied
Perform work suitability adjudication when necessary.
Ensure managers comply with the comprehensive merit evaluation program for employees.
Assist the enterprise in editing the current performance evaluation process.
Coordinate and facilitate employee recognition, incentive and morale-building activities.
Comply, maintain and edit HR policy/procedure guidelines.
Monitor and revise each company’s handbooks as needed to ensure accuracy and
Oversee the mandatory EAP program to ensure effective use of this resource.
When required conduct exit interviews with employees who voluntarily quit, assess the
usefulness of the information, and relay it to the appropriate director.
Job Title: Human Resources Manager
Job Code: 10402
Department: Human Resources
Reports to: Director of Human Resources
Starting Salary: DOE
Salary Grade: 14s
Human Resources Manager
Open Until Filled
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Answer requests for information on policy interpretation.
Conduct periodic audits of departmental satellite files to ensure completeness and accuracy.
Administer unemployment claims and related appeals as well as employment verifications to
ensure accuracy and compliance.
Oversee the maintenance of all active employee files, and ensure all terminated files are
purged in accordance with law.
Foster a sense of teamwork and collaboration within the department by demonstrating
respect for others’ judgment and capabilities; give praise/recognition to those who earn it.
Assist in the coordination of “All Staff Meetings.”
Provide primary backup to the Tribal Benefits Specialist.
Administer random and reasonable suspicion drug testing as needed for each entity.
Assist the Director in all areas as needed.
Maintain appearance standards and good attendance record as outlined in departmental
Other duties as directed by management.
LEVEL OF AUTHORITY & RESTRICTIONS
Supervise Human Resource Department staff.
Interact with Tribal Attorney as needed.
PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS
Must be willing to travel out of town as needed.
Must be able to work in a high stress atmosphere.
Must be able to work in a fast paced environment where teamwork is essential.
WORKING CONDITIONS & ENVIRONMENT
Must be able to work in a smoke-filled environment.
Must be able to work all shifts, weekends, holidays & special events as needed.
Moderate noise level with frequent interruptions and distractions.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management; Organizational Behavior or Develop-
ment; Business; Public Administration; or other job related course of study; and two years’
of Human Resource discipline professional-level experience, related to the position, OR
Valid Certification as a Professional in Human Resource by a Human Resource
Certification Institute, and three years’ Human Resource discipline professional-level
experience related to the position, OR
Ten years’ Human Resource discipline professional-level experience, related to the
Three years’ supervisory and managerial experience with a staff of 3 or more full time
Government experience will be preferred.
Read, write & speak English fluently.
Working knowledge of word processing software, including excel and graphics programs.
Evidence of practice of a high level of confidentiality.
Ability to deal with diversified work force.
Must obtain and maintain proper certification to administer Pre-Employment and Random
Must have valid driver’s license, adequate transportation, and eligibility to operate GSA
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This position is subject to pre-employment drug testing. Must maintain level of conduct
suitable for background requirements.
This is a covered position which requires background check including fingerprinting.
Must have employment eligibility in the U.S.
Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.
40 hours per week.
Generally Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm with possible occasional evening and
Department of Human Resources
5647 Hwy 126
Florence, Oregon 97439
Apply online @ www.ctclusi.org
Open until filled
At AIANTA, we understand the value of starting from the source—tribes in tourism—to develop a sustainable hospitality industry and to foster growth. We work hard to provide educational resources, training and technical assistance to our members, partners and friends.
AIANTA is proud to offer the Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship, established to provide American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students with financial assistance towards a degree or certificate in hospitality, tourism, recreation, culinary arts or related fields. Each year, AIANTA awards three individuals who have met all scholarship application criteria.
AIANTA would like to encourage Indigenous students to build their careers in the tourism industry while sustaining and strengthening their cultural legacy.
$1,000 per academic year (fall/spring semester only), $500 per semester
Deadline to Apply
July 27, 2019, for the Fall 2019 semester
December 7, 2019, for the Spring 2020 semester.
- Must be of American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian descent (student must show documentation).
- Must be a high school senior or a student accepted into an accredited higher institution at the time of application.
- Must submit a letter of acceptance from a college/university or technical/vocational institution.
- Must be enrolled as a part-time or full-time student.
- A minimum GPA of 2.5 is recommended, although ALL current or future undergraduate and graduate college students are encouraged to apply. Scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
- Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students only; online colleges are acceptable.
- Scholarships must be used for books and/or tuition.
- Applicants must fill out the scholarship application completely to be considered.
- Awardee agrees to authorize AIANTA to use his/her photograph and any information provided in advertising, promotion, fundraising and publicity efforts.
- Awardee agrees to return twelve (12) volunteer hours with AIANTA, a tribe, national park or public lands institution within the awarded year to be eligible for the following year. A letter of completion on company letterhead must be submitted by August 14, 2020 to the AIANTA office
Checks are made payable to the college/university and distributed/mailed to the financial aid/cashiers department of the institution the student attends.