Opportunities for Otsego is currently seeking qualified applicants for the positions listed below. To apply, send a fully completed application package to Human Resources, Opportunities for Otsego, 3 West Broadway, Oneonta NY 13820, which includes:
* A fully completed Opportunities for Otsego employment application form and
Be sure to specify the position(s) you are applying for and sign the application form. Applications may be downloaded by clicking below, picked up at 3 West Broadway in Oneonta, or can be requested by email or telephone (607.433.8012).
Fully completed application packages are acknowledged by mail and forwarded to the hiring manager who will contact candidates whom they wish to interview. OFO respectfully asks applicants not to call the agency regarding the status of their application.
Opportunities for Otsego is an equal opportunity employer.
Executive Assistant: The Executive Assistant is responsible for supporting the Chief Executive Officer to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of his responsibilities. The Executive Assistant must be able to demonstrate trustworthiness, integrity, honesty and the ability to maintain confidentiality given the unique nature of the position. The Executive Assistant assists with the organization and implementation of essential duties and responsibilities of the CEO. Qualifications: Associates degree in business administration or office management or equivalent experience; three years experience in office administration and assistance; and a valid NYS drivers License. Experience with non-profit boards desirable.
Human Resources Director: The Human Resources Director manages human resources services, policies, and programs for the entire agency. Responsibilities include ensuring implementation of agency Personnel Policies; administration of processes for employment and hiring, performance evaluations, employee benefits, and unemployment, disability, workers compensation, COBRA and FMLA; ensuring compliance with New York State and Federal employment laws; conducting new employee orientation and employee communication meetings; and advising and assisting managers and employees in a variety of human resources areas. Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Human Resources Management or related field; three years of relevant experience in Human Resources management; expertise with of computer applications and Human Resources software; and a valid NYS Drivers License.
Early Childhood Services
Assistant Teacher (Head Start): The Assistant Teacher supports the Head Start Classroom Teacher in helping children, ages 3-5, develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school. Responsibilities include assisting in daily classroom activities, record keeping, and working with children and parents in a center based program. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED, current Child Development Associate credential for age group, one-year experience working with age appropriate group, and a valid New York State drivers license with an acceptable driving record.
Bus Drivers (Unadilla, Schenevus, & Worcester): The Bus Driver is part of the Head Start program, which promotes family and child development and prepares children from low-income families to be successful in school. Responsibilities include driving a school bus, observing traffic regulations for bus operations, enforcing regulations concerning bus and rider safety, assuring that children are left only with authorized caregivers, and providing required reports to supervisor. This is a part-time position. Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; possess or be able to obtain a valid NYS Commercial Drivers License with Passenger Endorsement; able to pass a physical examination required by NYS Department of Motor Vehicles; successfully complete all training required before assuming driving duties.
Center Associate (Head Start): The Center Associate works in the Head Start Program that supports children, ages 3-5 from low income families, to develop skills needed to be successful in school. Responsibilities include assisting a classroom teacher in daily classroom activities, school bus monitoring, and working with children and parents in a center based program. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; one year experience working with pre-school children; a valid New York State driver’s license.
Family Partner (Head Start/Early Head Start): The Head Start/Early Head Start Family Partner works in a community-based program that supports low income families with children enrolled in the Head Start and/or Early Head Start Programs. Responsibilities include assisting families to design and implement development plans, planning and conducting client home visits, promoting full attendance in the program, maintaining data and records, and writing reports. This is a full time position with competitive benefits. Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Human Services or related field OR Associates degree in Human Services or related field with one year of related experience in Human Services; valid New York State Driver’s License and reliable vehicle.
Program Assistant: The Head Start Administrative Assistant works in a team that provides administrative and clerical support in the Head Start program. Responsibilities include designing and preparing spreadsheets, documents, and reports; following protocols for data entry, storage, and quality control; support for telephone and mail communication; purchasing supplies; and overall support for administrative functions within the program. Qualifications: AAS in Business or related field OR two (2) years of relevant administrative experience in general clerical and office duties; working knowledge of database, spreadsheet and word processing software programs and personal computer environments; a valid New York State drivers license.
Energy Technician II/Crew Leader: The Energy Technician II/Crew Leader works in the Energy Services department to assist households reduce their heating and cooling costs by installing energy efficient devices and systems. Responsibilities include installing insulation, windows, and other energy saving improvements on home energy systems, following work plans and directions, organizing materials for daily work activities, driving and proper care of agency work vehicles, and complying with safety rules and guidelines. The Energy Technician II also assigns and oversees the work of crew members. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; 2-year technical degree or 5-year construction experience; 2-year HVAC experience; relevant knowledge of standard construction practices as they apply to energy conservation; a valid NYS drivers license. Hired candidates must obtain certifications as required.
Housing and Employment Services
Emergency Housing Associate: The Emergency Housing Associate works in the Emergency Housing Assistance Program to support and advocate for clients at the emergency housing residential facility, helping them attain permanent housing, employment, and other goals to achieve self-sufficiency. Responsibilities include ensuring the security, safety, and health of residents and staff, collaborating with other community programs and organizations, responding to the emergency housing hotline, and providing on-call coverage as assigned. This is a full-time position with competitive benefits. The ability to work evening and overnight shifts strongly preferred. Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; experience in human services area; a valid NYS Drivers License.
Emergency Housing Associate (Substitutes): The Emergency Housing Associate works in the Emergency Housing Assistance Program to support and advocate for clients at the emergency housing residential facility, helping them attain permanent housing, employment, and other goals to achieve self-sufficiency. Responsibilities include ensuring the security, safety, and health of residents and staff, collaborating with other community programs and organizations, responding to the emergency housing hotline, and providing on-call coverage as assigned. Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED, experience in human services area, and a valid NYS Drivers License.
Housing and Employment Manager: The Housing and Employment Manager directs several programs that assist clients who are homeless, require help in obtaining stable and affordable housing, and/or need to obtain and maintain employment. Responsibilities include managing programs and employees, ensuring quality and regulatory compliance, writing proposals and reports, and representing programs in the community. Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Human Services or related field; five years experience in human service field; one year supervisory and program management experience; a valid NYS drivers license and reliable vehicle.