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Request for Proposal Bank Loan for $5,000,000.00 Water and Service Refunding Bond, Series 2015 (series 2005) Non-Bank Qualified

Solicitation # 15-42DB The City of Sarasota will receive sealed bids in the Office of the Purchasing Manager, 1565 First Street, Room 205, Sarasota, FL 34236 prior to 2:30 pm on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 from companies wishing to provide these goods/services to the City . Bid forms and instructions may be secured from website: www.demandstar.com, www.floridabidsystem.com or by calling the Purchasing Department at 941-954-4151.

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Making Democracy Work Student Essay Contest

In pursuit of its mission to promote the history of the United States Congress and American representative government, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society sponsors the annual Making Democracy Work Student Essay Contest. The deadline to mail or email entry packages for the 2014-15 contest is June 5.

The nationwide contest is open to all students in two categories: a junior division contest for students in grades 6-8 and a senior division contest for students in grades 9-12.

Three prizes will be awarded in each division:

  • a first place prize of $1,000 and a trip to Washington, DC to accept the prize,
  • a second place prize of $500,
  • a third place prize of $250.
  • The schools of the two first place winners will also receive a $1,000 cash award.

 The subject of the 2014-15 contest is: Why is voting rights an important issue in American History? The Voting Rights Act of 1965 will be 50 years old in 2015. Why is voting so important to this nation, and why has the extension of voting rights been such an important and controversial issue in American history?

Full details are available at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society website, www.uschs.org.

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The Next STEPP Life Center hiring Center Administrator (PT)

The Center Administrator has the responsibility of providing oversight of daily center operations, providing administrative support for executive director and for the efficient delivery of client services and programs.  This is currently a part-time 20 hour per week position.  Please send resume along with salary requirements to pcenter1@msn.com.

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Special Kids Academy hiring Classroom Facilitator

Special Kids Academy is hiring a Classroom Facilitator for this upcoming school year at St. Pete Campus. Must be patient and caring with children with special needs. Job entails helping students with online curriculum, being able to handle varies behaviors and work M-F 10am-3:30pm. Pays $10.00 per hour. Apply at specialkidsacademy@live.com or Call Lisa Baxter 727-204-4545

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Request for Proposal-RFP Engineer of Record - City of Sarasota

The City of Sarasota will receive sealed solicitations in the Office of the Purchasing Manager, 1565 First Street, Room 205, Sarasota, FL 34236 prior to 2:30 PM on Monday, June 15, 2015 for companies wishing to provide these goods/services to the City . Bid forms and instructions may be secured from the website: http://www.demandstar.com, http://www.floridapurchasinggroup.com or by calling the Purchasing Dept.at 941-954-4151.

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Internship Opportunities Available Now

Accounting Intern:  Administration and data entry of daily financial transactions. Maintaining and accounting for all computer system requirements and activities related to financial transactions.  Processing and generation of all month end financial reports and statements, external and internal.  Reconcile operating and payroll bank accounts monthly.  Processing of all sales/use tax reports.  Other duties as assigned by the Business Manager

Finance Intern:  The day-to-day responsibilities would vary based on which of the 3 functions, but in general would include: Set up inventory tracking system, Collecting data (fixed assets) - Partnering with team members to analyze data - Implementing processes / changes - Measuring results / reporting.

Human Resources Intern:  On boarding of new employees - Completing background checks and drug screenings Auditing of employee files, Updating of internal and external job boards - Scheduling and sourcing of candidates Implementing processes/changes - Measuring results and reporting - Special projects

PT Medical Records Intern: Must be proficient in MS Suite and office equipment :scanner, fax, copier, Ability to be mobile in an office setting; walking, sitting, standing; reaching, bending, Must be current student or recent grad

Operations Intern:  The day-to-day responsibilities would vary based on which of the 3 functions, but in general would include: Collecting Data - Partnering with team members to analyze data - Drawing conclusions and making recommendations - Implementing processes/changes - Measuring results and reporting.

These internships are for 20- 40 hours/week and pay $12-$23/hour. Visit  Tampabayintern.com to learn more.  Forward resumes to wildsj@careersourcetampabay.com.  

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Open Interviews VPK/ Pre-School Teachers

Calling all Pre-school and Head start Teachers!  Are you currently looking for work? What is a Tru Teacher? Do you have what it takes to be a TRU Teachers? Well if you answered yes to any of these questions! We have the best Career for you! Career Source Pinellas on Gulf to Bay, 2312 Gulf to Bay Blvd. in Clearwater.  May 13, 2015 from 12pm - 2 pm.

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57 Days to Better Health Win $1,000+ in Prizes!

LocalShops1 presents 57 Days to a Better Health, to help make Tampa Bay a happier and healthier place! Starting May 1 and over the next 57 days, we'll help you explore the local businesses that help you get fit, inside and out. And every week these businesses will be sharing tips to help you be you, but better! The promotion wraps up with a free party June 27, 2015, and one guest will win more than $1,000 in prizes! There is no fee to participate.  Click here to learn more.

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The C.P.I. Investgator Trainee position is open until 5/10/2015.  Salary range: $37,800.00 -  $66,240.00 Click here to learn more.

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PCSO hiring Certified Nursing Assistant

The minimum level of education required to perform this job is a high school diploma or G.E.D., and successful completion of an approved Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program with a passing score on the nursing assistant competency examination. One (1) year experience as a CNA or comparable position is required. Position requires a certificate to practice as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the State of Florida and a CPR-Basic Life Support or ACLS Certification by the American Heart Association.  Click here to learn more.

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The Communications Division has announced a position of Public Safety Telecommunicator to fill a vacancy. Shift work required. Training and experience: * High School Diploma or G.E.D., * Possess a current Public Safety Telecommunicator Certification in the State of Florida, * OR must be able to successfully complete classroom instruction and pass the State of Florida Public Safety Telecommunicator Certification Examination within 12 months of hire. * A score of 80% on a Public Safety Telecommunicator exam. * Must possess a valid Florida driver's license.  Click here to learn more.

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Boys & Girls Club hiring Youth Development Specialist

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Plans, implements, supervises and evaluates activities provided within a specific program area, such as Career and Leadership, Education, Special Education, Sports & Recreation, Arts, Computer, Health & Life Skills and Physical Education.  EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED, some college or college degree desirable. Mandatory CPR and First Aid certifications.  Valid driver's license and approved to drive by our insurance carrier.  EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one year experience working with children, school age preferred.  Submit resumes to: lmitchell@bgcsun.org

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Tampa Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

These are the eligibility requirements for every applicant:
·Must be enrolled and graduating in June 2015 from in a public, charter or private high school in Hillsborough County~(Alonso, Blake, Chamberlain, East Bay, Freedom, Gaither, Hillsborough, Jefferson, King, Leto, Middleton, Plant, Robinson, Sickles, Spoto, and Tampa Bay Tech) OR the following Pasco County public high schools (Pasco, Sunlake, Wesley Chapel, Wiregrass, ~and Zephyrhills).
·African American Female
·Grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher
· Demonstrate accomplishments in any of the following areas:  Special Talents, Leadership, Extra-curricular Activities, Athletics, and Community Service
·Plans to specifically attend an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. at a College/University or Community College
If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Jené B. Johnson, Tampa Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter Scholarship Chair at (813) 778-5212 or via email at jenebell.72@gmail.com.  Click here for the 2014-15_Helen_G_Wilson_Scholarship_Application.

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Computer Mentors hiring FT Programming Coordinator – Computer Mentors, STEM Corps

Computer Mentors is a non-profit service organization comprised of technology professionals who dedicate their time and talent to encourage and guide young people toward a career in the computer industry. This position is within the STEM Corps program, and includes KidsCode - teaching code to kids in 4th to 8th grade, and STEM Corps - guiding high school students to build mobile apps for local non-profit organizations.
Role: This position will act as a trainer and technology mentor to assist youth as they work towards growing skills in programming fundamentals, database design, robotics, and developing mobile app projects for not-for-profit organizations to apply those skills. This position is also responsible for the coordination of all mobile app mentors, monitoring students, and ensuring the highest quality projects. Demonstrate experience working with youth
Must demonstrate knowledge of Android and iOS development, demonstrate knowledge of graphical interface programming tools like Scratch and Blockly, demonstrate experience programming robots, like Lego Mindstorm, demonstrate excellent knowledge of database and UX design for mobile apps, MOS Access certification a plus, have ability to develop high quality mobile apps that meet a community need, be bilingual in Mac and Windows, Android and iOS, graphic design talent a plus, must LOVE to work with youth

Send resume and cover letter to Computer Mentors, Human Resources via E-mail to: CDouglas@computermentors.org. Please learn more about our organization and programs by visiting our website at: http://computermentors.org.

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Computer Mentors hiring PT Technology Mentor – STEM Corps Afterschool/Summer Program

The STEM Corps program is seeking a Technology Mentor, who will serve as an instructor to assist with our mission of helping youth choose Information Technology careers. The position is part-time and runs year-around.  The individual will act as a coordinator, webmaster, and technology mentor to assist the STEM Corps program.  Qualifications: Demonstrates mastery within Microsoft Office Suite (MOS Certification preferred), Proficiency with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, Working knowledge of WordPress, Ability to use social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter, Ability to mentor youth from diverse backgrounds, Basic understanding of Mobile Apps and Video, Must be able to thrive in an almost constantly changing environment, Must LOVE to work with youth

How To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Computer Mentors, Human Resources via E-mail to: CDouglas@computermentors.org. Please learn more about our programs by visiting our website at http://computermentors.org and specifically the program site at: http://Kids-Code.org
STEM Corps Position Description

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Parent Support for Education Inc. TENATIVELY seeking a Project Director

Objectives: Increase Family, Parent, Church and Community Engagement by 100% in Melrose Elementary School.  Develop positive relationship with School and Community, Including the Church Measurable
Outcomes: Increase Family Engagement by 100%. Increase school-family, community and church relationship.
Apply: send resume mrainey390@verizon.net  Please visit our website: www.psfec.org

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Family Resources, Inc. hiring Residential Supervisor

Employment opening for a Residential Supervisor in Clearwater, Florida. $45,000.  Master’s degree and a current Florida License (LCSW or LMHC) required. Complete an application online at www.family-resources.org

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Career Opp: Finance Director

Finance Director – Tampa/Clearwater, FL Must have the following in order to apply: • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or university • Seven to Ten (7-10) years of hands-on accounting managerial and/or audit experience in non-profit or governmental programs (Workforce Development Programs including Workforce Investment Act, Welfare Transition Program, and Employment Services preferred) • Equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience • Skilled in the use of computers and spreadsheet software • Communication skills, written and verbal • Must have knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data • Must have knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources • Must have knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process • Must have knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, and personnel information systems Preferred Skills: Certified Public Accountant Designation preferred Job Description: This position supervises, controls, interprets, and communicates the internal auditing or programmatic and financial/administrative monitoring operations, and provides information and guidance to the Executive Management team and Board of Directors. This position is also responsible for external audits of financial statements. Essential Job Functions: • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization's programmatic and financial/administrative monitoring operations. • Participate in the development of the organization's plans, programs, policies and long-range goals as a strategic partner • Develop and/or enhance, implement and enforce internal control policies, guidance and procedures for the financial and administrative activities of the organization that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporation • Develop and/or enhance programmatic and financial/administrative monitoring policies, guidance and procedures and oversee monitoring of programs and service providers. • Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards • Conduct or coordinate audits of company accounts and financial transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and statutes • Perform annual inventory of fixed assets • Perform monthly reconciliation of bank accounts • Provide assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures, and efficient control and utilization of financial resources • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on issues affecting the organization • Assist in analyzing the financial details of past, present, and expected operations in order to identify development opportunities and areas where improvement is needed. • Ensure employees have knowledge of and comply with departmental goals, objectives, budget, established performance standards, policies and procedures • Plan, direct, supervise, coordinate, organize the work of professional and clerical employees • Use critical thinking to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems • Judge and made appropriate decisions when considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally and present and communicate ideas and concepts in public and private • Analyze data or information and identify the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information • Monitor and control resources • Respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints • Make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to the Board and outside investors • Formulate, initiate, and administer policies and procedures for effective fiscal control • Establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with others, both internal and external to the organization • Accountable for inventory and/or property management • Work in an environment that may periodically have unpredicted requirements or demands Location: Clearwater & Tampa, FL Salary: DOE  FMI: holmesk@careersourcetampabay.com

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Upcoming Training & Events for businesses interested in doing business with Hillsborough County

Click here to view a complete list of vendor training & events.

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TyRon Lewis Gym Fitness Gym hiring Trainer & Promotions

The Fitness Gym Trainer & Promotions provides fitness services to members of the gym, and carries out promotions and membership programs to build the Gym and APEDF Wellness Program as a dynamic community resource to positively impact the individual and collective health of the African community. Click here to learn more.

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