Beekeeper Job Description Sample
Seasonal Apiary Inspector
The Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is an agency under the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. MDAR's mission is to ensure the long term viability of agriculture in Massachusetts.
Terms of Employment: Seasonal contract position with no benefits associated. Approximate period of employment is during the honey bee season of the months April-June 2018 and potentially renewable after this time period for the months July-December 2018 and as needed during the other months. Work may require extensive travel in Massachusetts, including some weekends and evenings. Incumbent will work independently and as part of a team, and be responsible for collecting and recording data from inspection efforts.
Duties: The Apiary Program, through the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Crop and Pest Division, provides regulatory, incidence evaluation and technical support for honey bees and honey beekeepers in the state of Massachusetts. The incumbent will play an important role in ensuring the health and vitality of apiculture in Massachusetts. Primarily the incumbent will be responsible for completing the following tasks:
Directly examine honey bee colonies (using protective equipment) for various health related issues including but not limited to colony, brood and adult bee pests, parasites, pathogens and pesticide exposure.
Take samples of honey bee brood, colony products (i.e. wax, pollen, honey, etc.), adult bees and hive equipment, when necessary, to troubleshoot and diagnose health or incident related issues. Submit samples to diagnostic labs and provide honey beekeepers with results.
Collaborate with other departmental Inspectors, when appropriate, to investigate honey bee kill and pathogen spillover incidences.
Provide education and technical information to honey beekeepers for prevention, treatment and control of honey bee health issues.
Review the husbandry procedures and methods employed by honey beekeepers in colony management to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
Prepare and participate in continuing education/outreach demonstrations for honey beekeepers when necessary.
Prepare and submit reports of inspection activities. Maintain databases of inspection activities, health reports, incident reports, etc.
Investigate, quarantine and issue administrative orders when necessary to prevent the occurrence and spread of infectious honey bee diseases.
Communicate with other apiary inspectors, researchers, extension agents, and pest control advisors to stay current on risk factors, health issues, and management and treatment options for apicultural practices.
Issue health permits for interstate movement of honey bees and hive equipment.
Applicant must have experience performing the duties described above and have:
3 years of experience working with honey bees, maintaining colonies and/or conducting apiary inspections.
15 semester hours of college or technical school coursework in entomology, biology, zoology, and/or agriculture for one year of the required experience with a maximum substitution of two years.
Applicant must have a valid US driver's license and own vehicle, and be prepared to spend an extensive amount of time in the field. Travel will be reimbursed at a standard rate per mile.
Applicant must have experience with spreadsheets and database entry, Microsoft Office software package including Outlook email and familiarity with navigation via GPS mapping.
Given the nature of the work described above, applicant must not possess an allergy to bees or bee stings.
Knowledge of modern honey beekeeping practices including colony husbandry, management techniques and treatment options.
Knowledge of honey bee health issues including but not limited to colony, brood and adult bee pests, parasites, pathogens and pesticide exposure. Knowledge of methods for treatment and eradication, when possible.
Knowledge of laws and regulations related to Massachusetts honey beekeeping practices.
Ability to create and sustain positive relationships with hobby, sideline and commercial honey beekeepers.
Ability to comprehend and provide technical information to all types of audiences on topics related to honey bees.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and previous experience entering data and developing reports.
Possess high standard for ethical conduct, honesty and integrity. Ability to align behavior with needs, priorities and goals of the department and program.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Communications Specialist
Life Time champions a healthy and happy life for our Members and Team Members across 131 destinations in 37 major markets with our most rapid growth only just beginning. As we continue to build the nation's only healthy way of life brand, ensuring Life Time Team Members are our strongest, most knowledgeable and passionate brand promoters is a top priority.
As such, we're on a mission to find a results-driven communications pro with proven experience in connecting and engaging a large, nationwide base of team members with the goal of creating alignment around and achieving our business objectives.
Connect our team members with the information they need to perform their roles in order to provide unparalleled member experiences and value, while continuing to build a company, brand and culture that is respected and coveted.
Serve as a strategic communications partner to both corporate and field-based colleagues, and help them develop communications strategies and tactics that support the achievement of their business objectives.
Support the launch, operation, maintenance and measurement of a new company intranet (LT Grid) and drive engagement and usage across all groups, including training, implementation and adoption.
Create and maintain our team member editorial content calendar, supporting the brand, mission and company growth, while simultaneously strengthening and amplifying the Life Time brand and our programming.
Lead team member storytelling media strategy and execution.
Develop and maintain monthly reporting and dashboards and use employee feedback, metrics and data to drive existing and create new communications initiatives.
Advise internal business owners with the right content, timing and tactics to ensure team members are in the know, inspired and empowered to meet our goals.
4-6 years of internal/employee communications experience.
Bachelor's degree in communications or related field.
Demonstrated skill, experience and results in managing an employee intranet across geographies and employee audiences – from leaders to front line. The preferred candidate also will have experience with launching a new intranet platform. Beekeeper experience a plus.
Ability to think, plan and execute on multiple projects simultaneously in fast-paced environments, and to work with colleagues across North America.
Experience developing and executing creative, engaging and measured employee communications campaigns, including written and video content.
Personal portfolio of internal communications experiences and skill, including strategy creation, editorial direction and tactical execution.
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface all levels, internally and externally.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
Energetic, inspired, and measurable results oriented.
Self-reliant and an excellent problem solver.
Detail-oriented and resourceful.
Ability to define problems, collect data, draw valid conclusions, implement sound decisions and provide results measurement.
Proficiency in and knowledge of standard Microsoft programs, Adobe Premier Pro and Adobe Photoshop.
Payroll Specialist - Automotive Dealership -West Islip, NY
Automotive Dealership is seeking a Payroll Administrator for a very fast paced environment. We are looking for a candidate that has both payroll and accounting background.
Experience with Paychex or similar payroll software
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to work independently in a time sensitive environment
Ability to prioritize and organize workload, multi-task, can adapt to change and deliver under the pressure of deadlines
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (word, excel)
The ideal candidate has a positive attitude, and thrives in a busy environment.
Experience in an automotive industry, automotive accounting software, Reynolds is a plus
High School Diploma or equivalent is a must.
Associates Degree in business or beekeeping is a plus.
Experience dealing with Union's are a plus.
Payroll experience is a MUST
All processed candidates must pass a background and drug screening.
Full time employees are eligible for medical, dental vision and 401k benefits
Maintains an orderly accounting system
Processes weekly payroll Union and Non-Union Employees
Handles medical and dental benefits
Handles all open enrollment procedures/forms, etc.
Strong computer and internet skills, including Microsoft Office suite
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Able to deal with confidential information appropriately
Highly organized and detail oriented
Strong attention to detail and interest in accuracy
Highly professional and dependable
Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Competitive Pay Plans
Paid Time Off (PTO)
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