7/18 Event: The Jewish Board Job Fair

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The Jewish Board of Families & Children’s Services is the largest human services provider in New York State. With more than 175 programs in 75 locations city-wide, we provide mental health counseling and social services for more than 43,000 adults and children a year.

We have a number of positions open, but are primarily looking for social workers, nurses, and direct care professionals (especially for DSPs with a background of working with those who are developmentally disabled).

Please feel free to reach out to me with any resumes that may be pertinent. Those who attend the Jobs Fair would have to show ID to enter Borough Hall.

All of our job postings can be found here.

Employment: Citi Bike is Hiring Mechanics

NYCBS’ Bike Fleet works to make sure that our bicycles are in working order for our customers by completing work in our bike shops as well as in the field via Bike Mechanics, Field Bike Technicians and Field Bike Mechanics. Field Bike Mechanics are a new position to bring the expertise of a Bike Mechanic into the field to make repairs on-the-spot as needed. Training on technical and unique aspects of Bike Share bikes will be provided.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with assembly, maintenance, and repair of a fleet of over 6,000 bicycles, troubleshooting and devising solutions as needed.
  • Complete repairs in a professional, efficient and timely manner.
  • Complete reporting as required, ensuring that all reporting is accurate, complete and timely.
  • Adhere to scheduled assignments and schedules.
  • Follow all required procedures and policies.
  • Respond to requests from manager(s).
  • Assist in maintaining an OSHA compliant workplace, following any required work safety rules.
  • Work to help manage the inventory, organization, and cleanliness of their own work tools and supplies.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with all co-workers.
  • Work under the guidance of the Bike Fleet Manager and Assistant Managers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Experience repairing bikes, working as a mechanic or working in a related hands-on repair role required; experience working as a NYCBS Bike Mechanic or Field Bike Technician is strongly preferred.
  • Experience riding bicycles in city environments with pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
  • Excitement and interest in bike sharing is a must.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Technical and mechanical aptitude and innovation.
  • Adaptability – Enthusiastically adapt to changes in the work environment.
  • Dependability – Follow instructions; respond to management direction; communicate frequently; solicit feedback to improve performance.
  • Interpersonal skills – maintain confidentiality; remain open to others’ ideas; demonstrate patience and willingness to try new things.
  • Creativity – actively seek creative solutions and continuously seek to improve all aspects of shop operations.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds; stoop, bend, and stand for long periods of time.
  • Willingness and ability to work outdoors, year-round, in most weather conditions
  • This position may require hours which exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Internship: Expansion Intern

Citi Bike is seeking an outgoing and organized intern to assist with community outreach for expansion as we grow the system into the 2017 expansion neighborhoods – Harlem, Astoria, Crown Heights, and Prospect Heights.

Duration of Internship: June 2017 – November 2017
Key Aspects of Position:

  • Work with the Education and Outreach Manager to identify business and property owners adjacent to planned Citi Bike stations
  • Conduct door-to-door notifications to every business and property owner directly adjacent to a Citi Bike station
  • Maintain a database to track progress of notifications
  • Report back on feedback from notifications
  • Accompany Deployment team when stations are being installed
  • Field questions and provide customer service to assist Deployment team
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalency required
  • Outgoing go-getter who has the ability to relate to others and is not afraid to engage with members of the community
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly responsible, well-organized individual
  • Ability to take direction and to learn basic facts about the Citi Bike system
  • Tech savvy, ability to learn smartsheets, the NYC zoning and land use map, and other computer programs
  • Has a smartphone and the ability to add and utilize new applications
  • Comfortable with frequent or prolonged standing or bicycling
  • Willingness to work outdoors and in all weather conditions
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  •    Working knowledge of Spanish, Cantonese, Greek, Arabic a plus
  • Working knowledge of NYC neighborhoods


Library Services for Job Seekers

Use Brooklyn Public Library’s resources to help you reach your career goals! BPL offers Resume and Career help. Walk in for a one-on-one meeting with a librarian who can advise you on how to improve your resume, career path, and interviewing skills. Click here for more information about select branches that offer this service.

BPL also offers online tools in the form of multiple learning platforms that allow you to gain essential workplace knowledge and skills. Refer to BPL’s Articles and Databases page. They also offer reference services, books and materials, workshops to develop critical skills for the modern workplace like Interviewing Basics, Resume Writing Basics, LinkedIn Basics, and more. Don’t forget public computer access!

For more information on any of the services offered, call 718-623-7000 or click here.

Brooklyn Jobs Corps Academy

Brooklyn Jobs Corps Academy is a non-residential training program operated by RedCare and funded by the Dept. of Labor. The Brooklyn Job Corps Academy offers career-readiness preparation, employment training, and hands on experience. Programs offered include security officer, culinary arts, A+ certification, network plus, certified nursing assistance, home health aide, certified medical assistant. All programs with the exception of culinary arts and security officer require a high school diploma or GED before entrance into the program. You must be able to attend classes from 8 AM to 4:40 PM Monday through Friday. To be eligible, you must have no felonies or criminal court cases.

You must be 18-24 years old to participate. No student loans are required. Free metro cards are offered daily, there is a biweekly cash allowance, $1000 for completing training, job placement after training, small group tutoring, free industry specific uniforms, free breakfast and lunch.

Enrollment will be held once a month at 8 AM. For details on the next enrollment, call 718-623-4005. Brooklyn Job Corps Academy is located at 585 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn. For information about any of the programs or to apply, call Ms. Shavon Munchez, Outreach Admissions Coordinator at 718-623-4059 or email munches.shavon@jobcorps.org.

4/25 Deadline: DOE School Computer Technology Specialist

WHAT THE JOB INVOLVES: DOE – School Computer Technology Specialist perform work related to the instructional and administrative information systems located within a school in the areas of computer maintenance and repair, mainframe, server and/or mini computer operations, software and technical support, and training. School Computer Technology Specialists (DOE) may drive a motor vehicle. All School Computer
Technology Specialists (DOE) perform related work.