Assistant Plumbing Supervisor

first_imgWorking TitleAssistant Plumbing Supervisor Posting DetailsTo create a Posting, first complete the information on this screen,then click the ‘Next’ button or select the page in the left handnavigation menu. Proceed through all sections completing allnecessary information. To submit the Posting to Human Resources,you must go to the ‘Posting Summary Page’ by clicking on the ‘Next’button until you reach the Posting Summary Page or select PostingSummary Page from the left navigation menu. Once a summary pageappears, hover your mouse over the orange Action button for a listof possible approval step options. * Please describe your management/supervisory experience.(Open Ended Question) Compensation Title Qualifications Job Open Date11/13/2020 Work Schedule Hours per Week40 Commitment to Inclusive Excellence Salary$17.95 – $20.48 Position Number30000247 Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/EqualAccess/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness,equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seekexcellence through diversity among our students, administrators,faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups isencouraged. Assist with planning, prioritizing, assigning, supervising, andparticipating in the work of staff responsible for the university’splumbing, gas, domestic water, and swimming pool maintenance.Assist with estimating time and material for work orders andprojects. Assist with the ordering and purchasing of materialsaccording to established guidelines and budgetary constraints.Assist with maintaining material inventories and other records asrequiredAssist with establishing preventive maintenance schedules;recommending priorities of repair projects; responding toafter-hours emergency situations as directedSafely use all tools of the plumbing trade including but notlimited to: soldering and brazing equipment, cutting torches, pipewrenches, electric drills, drill presses, pipe threaders, sewermachines and power snakesInstall, service, maintain, regulate, repair, and replace plumbinglines, fixtures, fittings, and equipment to comply with the uniformplumbing code, Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ), otherrequirements, and state and local guidelines.Assist with the supervision, operations and maintenance of theswimming pool equipment located in Campus Recreation.Read and interpret blueprints, shop drawings, sketches, manuals,diagrams, and contract specifications. Provide feedback on projectsbefore and during construction, and update files and plans toreflect changes in plumbing.Assist with the coordination and training in plumbing maintenanceand safety methods, procedures, and techniques.Perform related duties as assigned. Minimum Experience3 years Primary Responsibilities Prefer Vocational Degree in plumbing. 1 year ofSupervisory/personnel management training also stronglypreferred.Acceptable equivalency would be high school diploma/ GED withPlumber’s License and 5 years of related experience, one of whichwould be in a supervisory capacity.Must possess:1. valid driver’s license;2. License to perform testing of backflow preventers3. Journeyman Plumbing license preferred4. basic computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Word andExcel5. ability to communicate clearly both orally and written;6. ability to work with various types of related equipmentincluding, but not limited to, chemicals, parts washer, welders,metal lathe, cutters, grinders, chop saws, concrete coringmachines, pipe threaders, drill presses, pressure jetting machines,pumps, hydraulic jacks, hot water tanks, etc.;7. ability to stand, walk, stoop, reach, pull, kneel, push, work inconfined spaces, perform work above head level for extended periodsof time;8. perform medium heavy and maximum physical exertion and lift upto 50 lbs or more on a regular basis.Any candidate chosen for this position will be required to undergoa pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by statelaw.Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/EqualAccess/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness,equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seekexcellence through diversity among our students, administrators,faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups isencouraged. Requisition Number2020S1287 Documents Needed to ApplyRequired DocumentsResumeReferencesOptional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of Applicationcenter_img Job Close Date * Do you have a valid driver’s license and are you permitted todrive without restrictions?No ResponseYesNo To provide customer service to the University community by ensuringa clean, sanitary, and inviting environment. Assist in thesupervision of preventive maintenance, repairs, installation, andmodifications of piping, plumbing fixtures, equipment, andfacilities. Responsible for a variety of systems and equipment thataffect the University’s fire protection and health/life safety suchas sprinkler lines, gas lines, swimming pool chemicals, sewagedisposal, fire pumps, fire hydrants. Months per Year12 Mon-Fri 7AM-3:30PM Quick Link Position StatusRegular Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Open Until FilledNo Preferred EducationTechnical School Certificate Pay GradeS69 Minimum EducationHigh School Diploma Purpose of Position * Please describe in detail your plumbing experience.(Open Ended Question)* Please list any licenses or certifications you might havethat are directly related to this position.(Open Ended Question)* Do you possess the ability perform medium heavy to maximumphysical exertion and to lift 50 lbs. or more on a regular basis?YesNo Is this an internal only posting? DepartmentPlumbinglast_img read more

Judgment For Ex-Notre Dame Prof Who Stole Grant Funds Reversed

first_imgA fired Notre Dame professor convicted of a felony for theft of grant money and found to have possessed pornographic images on university computers lost on appeal a judgment in his favor of more than $500,000 in a breach of contract lawsuit against the university.While employed as an electrical engineering professor at Notre Dame University, Oliver Collins received $266,516 from the National Science Foundation to purchase five pieces of “high speed, mixed signal test equipment” and a computer as part of a grant award. Notre Dame contributed matching funds, and NSF further awarded Collins $240,000 to support another project, which the university also matched.However, NSF suspended its grants to Collins years later upon discovery that he had used the funds to purchase different equipment for a different purpose than what the grant monies were intended.Collins received a letter of sanctions and dismissal from the school listing numerous charges, including that he had “used equipment purchased with NSF funds for extensive personal purposes, with negligible if any scientific use of the equipment” and “took and stored sexually explicit and pornographic images using university computing resources.” Several computers that were in Collins’ care and under his responsibility also contained sexually explicit and pornographic images.A hearing committee selected to review the case consisted of three elected, tenured members of the academic council, including Father John Coughlin, who also participated in informal mediation efforts. The committee ultimately concluded unanimously that Collins should be dismissed for “serious cause” that had been shown by clear and convincing evidence.Collins was dismissed from the university, and he later pleaded guilty to a federal felony charge arising from his conduct of misusing government grant money. Before his guilty plea, Collins filed a breach of contract suit against Notre Dame, alleging it had breached his contract because the hearing committee’s findings did not meet the definition of “serious cause.”The Northern District Court granted summary judgment to Collins based on his argument that the university violated the contract’s procedural requirements, finding that Coughlin should have recused himself from his service on the hearing committee. It did not however, determine if there was a serious cause for dismissal, but did find Collins had been wrongfully terminated as a result of the procedural breach. Northern District Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen rejected Notre Dame’s argument that the procedural breach found was not material, awarding Collins $501,367 in damages for lost compensation from the date of his dismissal from Notre Dame until the date of his felony conviction. However, a second hearing committee again unanimously found “serious cause” to dismiss Collins given his guilty plea and the conduct that was the subject of the first adjudication.The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lower court’s grant of judgment and award of damages to Collins Friday in Oliver Collins v. University of Notre Dame Du Lac, 18-2579, 18-2559. In addressing the issue of Coughlin’s participation on the hearing committee, the 7thCircuit found that although participation in the informal resolution process may give rise to bias or interest, it does not necessarily do so.“There is no evidence in the record of any actual bias or interest on the part of Father Coughlin arising from his role in the informal mediation or anything else. As best we can tell, Dr. Collins did not try to prove actual bias on the part of Father Coughlin, whether arising from the brief attempt at mediation or otherwise,” Circuit Judge David F. Hamilton wrote for the panel.“Accordingly, we conclude that the undisputed facts show that Notre Dame complied with the contractual procedures in Dr. Collins’s adjudication. There was no procedural breach of the contract in the 2010 dismissal,” Hamilton continued. “We must therefore reverse the judgment of the district court, which was based on an erroneous finding of such a procedural breach.”The 7th Circuit further found serious cause existed for his dismissal in the facts of the case as determined by the hearing committee’s findings, which fall squarely within the Academic Articles’ definition of “serious cause.”“Given that a felony conviction is listed as an event that constitutes serious cause, we see no room for debate about whether his firing was substantively justified,” the panel added. It thus reversed the district court’s award of judgment and damages to Collins and remanded with instructions to enter judgment in Notre Dame’s favor. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img Katie Stancombe for www.theindianalawyer.comlast_img read more

Mountain Getaway Guide: Unique Lodging of the Blue Ridge

first_imgSpend your time swimming, fishing, and hiking along the Greenbrier River and exploring the Monongahela National Forest. At the end of the day, build a campfire in the outside picnic space and fall asleep to the sounds of the forest.  Whether you’re looking to make one last trip this fall or starting to make plans for next year, BRO set out to find getaways like no other in the region. Know what primitive camping means before you book this site. No one will be coming around to check on you during your stay. If you’re looking for something a little more structured, spend the night at one of four campgrounds onsite or rent a houseboat for the weekend.  Stay in Tulip Tree, a cabin constructed by PATC volunteers using native materials and primitive hand tools in the 1990s. Take a trip to Michaux State Forest in Pennsylvania and bunk in a former ranger’s cabin.  Price Range: $75 a night Although the tower only sleeps up to four guests, there are other camping and lodging options in the state forest if you have a larger group or don’t like heights. The pioneer cabins offer a trip back in time as these wooden structures do not have electricity or running water.  Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Cabins (Pa., Md., W. Va., and Va.) Cove Point Lighthouse (Md.) Charit Creek Lodge (Tenn.) The PATC maintains about 1,100 miles of trail, including part of the Appalachian and Tuscarora Trail. They also take care of 42 cabins across the region, available for rent throughout the year. Things to Know Before You Go Walk 2.4 miles of boardwalk as it loops around Weston Lake and Congaree floodplain. An additional 25 miles of hiking trails are accessible throughout the wilderness. Paddle the marked canoe trail on Cedar Creek to view the park by water. Keep an eye out for river otter, turtles, the occasional alligator while you are out there.  Don’t Forget: Cabins are maintained entirely by volunteers. Help keep them clean and leave them as you found it.  Things to Know Before You Go Reservations: You can reserve a campsite up to two months in advance at   Experience the old-growth forests and swamps of Congaree National Park for a weekend.  Heights not your style? Disconnect and relax in one of the off the grid cabins. Other lodging includes hike in only, full amenity cabins, and easy road access to fit your needs.  According to the National Park Architecture Society, the lodge may be the oldest operating lodge in the National Park System. The original cabin, built in 1817, is still a part of the structure.  Built in the Red River Gorge area and Daniel Boone National Forest, outdoor adventure is waiting for you right out your back door. While you’re visiting, soar above the trees on a zipline tour, horseback ride on mountain trails, rock climb in the gorge, raft the river, or visit Natural Bridge.  Reservations: April through June are the busy months as northbound hikers pass through. The rest of the year tends to be quieter.  During your visit, you’ll be just steps off of the C&O Towpath and a world of hiking, cycling, climbing, and paddling in the National Historical Park.  Reservations: 17 of the cabins are open to the public. An additional 25 cabins are available for PATC members only.  “At one time, American Alligators were an endangered species,” she said. “So, having a large wetland habitat that’s protected like the Okefenokee was integral to the American Alligator’s protection and recovery. They’re no longer on the endangered species list.” As a wildlife refuge, this swamp was protected to support the wildlife of the area and their habitat. Susan Heisey, a supervisory refuge ranger, said Okefenokee is home to between 12,000 to 15,000 American Alligators.  Price Range: $16 per person, per night Things to Know Before You Go More Places to Stay: The castaway caboose is dropped off at a rail spur for the night. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (Ga.) Price Range: Cost ranges from $110 a night for the rustic lockhouses to $160 a night for the full amenities.  Spend the night at one of six cabins in Shenandoah National Park. Explore more than 200,000 acres of protected land by foot on the 500 miles of trails or by car along Skyline Drive. View the park from Mutton Top, located on High Top Mountain.  Each of the lockhouses sleeps up to eight guests and comes with varying degrees of amenities. The rustic cabins run similar to when they were first built without electricity and running water. Other lockhouses have been upgraded to include the full amenities, including heat and A/C. Stay in all seven cabins to learn about the history of different time periods.  Thrill seekers will enjoy a stay in one of the treehouses high up in the forest canopy, complete with spring-fed hot tubs, slides, skylights, suspended hammocks, and wrap-around porches. The full-service package includes two homemade meals featuring ingredients grown on the property. Breakfast and dinner are served family style.  This Wabash Railroad car, formerly used in revenue freight service in the mid 1900s, comes equipped with a full-sized shower, a load of firewood, and beds for four adults.  Price Range: $60 per person in a tree tent. $80 to $120 per person for a cabin. $20 discount during the week. The Thorny Mountain Fire Tower in Seneca Rocks State Forest, W.VA., offers accommodations 65 feet off the ground. In addition to offering a room to stay just a half mile off of the Appalachian Trail, the hostel is located in the perfect spot for other outdoor recreation. Bring your own mountain bike or rent one from a local outfitter and hit the trails nearby. Explore the river at the base of the mountain. Ask Harris for a yoga class or private art lesson. Read and visit with other guests on the porch.  Don’t Forget: Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and plenty of water. You can also download the Discover Nature Wilderness app for maps of the water trail system. You will be able to find your location in the refuge even when you lose cell service.  Woods Hole Hostel (Va.) Things to Know Before You Go Platform camping the Okefenokee NWR. Located a mile and a half from their closest neighbor and surrounded by the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, Woods Hole Hostel sees a mix of section hikers, thru hikers, and people just wanting to get away. Appreciate the history of these cabins, many of them built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, local moonshiners, and PATC members.  Price Range: $70 to $600 a night depending on the structure and amenities. Prices are lower in January and February during the offseason.  These cabins can fit anywhere from four to 14 guests, so choose one that suits your needs the best. Be prepared to hike in your supplies anywhere from 100 yards to four miles to most of the cabins.  Our Mountain Getaways October Issue is on stands now! Check it out for more mountainous adventure HERE Journey through the cypress forests to the secluded overnight shelters of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Pack everything you’ll need for your stay in your kayak or canoe and take off on one of the water trails, varying in difficulty.  Reservations: The tower is only open for overnight stays between May and October. Make your reservations up to a year in advance as nights go fast.  Don’t Forget: There is no cell service at your remote site Don’t Forget: Contribute to the Broke Hiker Jar to help out hikers on a budget.  Don’t Forget:  Decide what level of adventure and solitude you’re looking for before making a reservation.  Located in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Charit Creek Lodge is only accessible by foot, bike, or horseback.  Don’t Forget: Check the firewood policy online before you go to protect the area from invasive species. center_img Things to Know Before You Go Things to Know Before You Go Explore all the Cumberland Plateau and Big South Fork has to offer, from whitewater paddling and mountain biking to hiking and rock climbing. All of which are easily accessible just a few miles from the lodge. Lock House 10 along the C&O Canal in Maryland. Photo courtesy C&O Canal Trust The PATC’s Robert Humphrey cabin in Elkton, VA. Photo by Martha Reynolds Spend your days hiking and biking over 23 miles of trails, or go for a swim in Seneca Lake and the Greenbrier River.  Reservations: Up to six months in advance on Things to Know Before You Go All aboard the Durbin Rocket for a getaway in the Castaway Caboose.  Reservations: Weekends book up to a year in advance.  Price Range: Campground sites range from $5 for an individual site to $20 for a group site. Backcountry camping is free, permit required.  Things to Know Before You Go Jule’s Undersea Lodge (Fla.) Dive 21 feet underwater for a stay at Jule’s Undersea Lodge in Emerald Lagoon. Visitors must be SCUBA certified before they can make the journey to one of the staterooms. Cove Point Lighthouse (Md.)  Rent the Cove Point Lighthouse keeper’s home, situated right on the Chesapeake Bay. The house includes a table made out of reclaimed wood from the original lighthouse. LeConte Lodge (N.C.) Surrounded by Great Smoky Mountain National Park, LeConte Lodge is only accessible on foot. Trails to the top of the mountain range from 5.5 to eight miles. Take in the views and serenity as you spend a night on the third highest peak in the park.  “It’s not that they just come, they stay, they leave,” she said. “I request that people participate in the cleanup of the space. I request they participate in their experience. They leave feeling like they take ownership of the space.” Neville Harris, who took over the hostel from her grandmother, said she emphasizes community among her guests through the preparation of communal breakfast and dinner. Price Range: $3 per night Meals include organic vegetables grown on site and homemade bread baked daily.  Price Range: $25 to $175 per night depending on amenities.  The Canal Quarters (Md.) Things to Know Before You Go Reservations: Availability depends on the lockhouse and amenities but can fill up six months in advance. Don’t Forget: A light source. Natural is the only kind of light provided.  Don’t Forget: There is no electricity, phone service, or Wi-Fi at the lodge.  Red River Gorgeous (Ky.) Kids build a fire outside of the Tradewinds Treehouse at Red River Gorgeous. Choose from a variety of overnight options at this family-run lodging destination, now in its third generation of caretakers.  From 1850 to 1924, lock tenders and their families lived in a series of lockhouses built along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal as they supervised and tended to the boats that would come through. Today, seven of these historic houses have been turned into guest lodging to preserve the history of the canal and the people who helped run it. Price Range: $22 per night for a bed in the bunkhouse, $98 a night for an indoor room. Long distance hikers receive a discounted rate. A sliding scale is also available for those who cannot afford to pay full prices.   Price Range: $330 for a night. Each additional night is discounted.  Things to Know Before You Go At 65 feet tall, the tower provides a 360-degree view of the mountains and valleys of the Monongahela National Forest. Be prepared to climb the 69 steps to get up to your lodging for the night.  Congaree National Park (S.C.) Reservations: Peak months are March, September, and October.  Dale Hollow Lake (Ky. and Tenn.) Pull up to a lakeside primitive camping site at Dale Hollow Lake and enjoy a stretch of beach or an island [almost] to yourself. Most of these sites are only accessible by boat, although a few you can drive, hike, or horseback ride to.  As the largest intact freshwater wetland in North America, you should also look out for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker, an endangered species, herons, and bears during your trip.  Take advantage of all the recreational opportunities on the lake, from fishing for smallmouth bass and scuba diving to hiking along the 620 miles of shoreline. Watch for the bald eagles known to nest in the area.  Reservations: Up to six months in advance. Busy seasons are March through early June and late September through November.  Don’t Forget: Bring your own linens, pillows, towels, and food.  Immerse yourself in the woods when you stay in a suspended tree tent. Pack your sleeping bag and spend the night off the ground. Or take advantage of several rustic cabins with enough room for anywhere from two people up to 12. Either way you choose to stay, you’ll be surrounded by nature. A Heisler No. 6 locomotive pulls the renovated caboose car through the mountains of the West Virginia wilderness to your spot for the night. The conductor will drop you off at a rail spur where you can enjoy the solitude of the location for the night.  Reservations: Recommended eight to ten months in advance. Weekends sell quicker.  Castaway Caboose (W. Va.) Hike in your supplies to the Bluff Campground or paddle in to a backcountry spot. This park is ideal for those looking to rough it and live without the trappings of modern life for a few days. Motorized transportation is not allowed past the parking lot at the visitor center.  Roanoke Boutique Hotel (Va.) This bed and breakfast, designed by and for outdoor enthusiasts, is just minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, Carvins Cove, and the Roanoke River. Keep your bike and gear in their secure storage space.  Seneca State Forest (W.Va.) Don’t Forget: Be prepared for any kind of weather. And insects, including mosquitos, ticks, deer flies, and chiggers.  Blue Moon Rising (Md.) At Blue Moon Rising, the idea is that nothing goes to waste. All of the trees cut down and dirt removed to build these tiny houses were then used in other places on the property. Explore the 14 sustainable cabins on site. Built-in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower at Seneca State Forest was constructed to spot fires before they got out of control. New technologies eventually rendered the fire tower, and many others around the country, obsolete. But in 2015, the fire tower reopened as a lodging destination for guests to escape the city lights and sleep among the stars.  Unicoi State Park (Ga.) Sleep among the trees in the “Squirrel’s Nest” at Unicoi State Park. Take advantage of paddleboard lessons, mountain biking, and more while you’re in the area.last_img read more

Women’s volleyball: No. 3 Badgers hold up top tier ranking with wins over Ohio State, Purdue

first_imgThe No. 3 University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team extended their win streak to five last week over No. 22 Ohio State University and Purdue University, 3-0 and 3-2, respectively.The team’s dominant display moved the Badgers to second in the Big Ten behind only University of Nebraska with only six games left in the regular season.The rematch with the Buckeyes Wednesday didn’t come easy, but it was another consistent effort from a Badger squad that has now beaten 12 ranked opponents on the year. The 25-19, 26-24 and 25-22 sweep in Columbus was as well balanced as Wisconsin has shown in recent weeks, with the unlikely leadership of fifth-year senior Romana Kriskova posting her third double-double of the year.Women’s volleyball: No. 3 Badgers hope to build off big weekend when they face No. 22 Ohio StateThe No. 3 University of Wisconsin volleyball team gets back on the road Wednesday as they travel to Columbus to Read…Kriskova has been somewhat of a role player this year behind the likes of All Americans Lauren Carlini and Haleigh Nelson, but came up when the team needed her most and recorded 12 kills, no errors and a .545 attack percentage. Head coach Kelly Sheffield praised the outside hitter for her consistency this season and her ability to step up in recent weeks.The game ultimately came down to the Badger’s resiliency to battle back from some close leads, a match in which UW trailed in every set and were down 11-6 to start. Despite 12 service errors, Wisconsin took down the Buckeyes in impressive fashion on the road in three sets.Much like the Badger’s gutsy road win at Purdue a few weeks ago, the rematch in Madison Saturday went to the final set and proved to be another conference thriller. While freshman phenom Molly Haggerty and UW pulled out the first sets 25-22 and 26-24, the Boilermakers took a page out of Wisconsin’s book and won the next two sets 25-22 and 25-16 to force the final frame.Volleyball: Wisconsin heads to Indiana, Purdue to kick off Big Ten road scheduleThe Badgers asserted their dominance over Ohio State University and the University of Maryland in the comforts of the University Read…Even with the lackluster performance in the fourth set, the Badgers took care of business to close out the game behind a 24 kill showing from Haggerty and Carlini’s 70th career double-double. The mood on stage following the victory wasn’t the most positive it has ever been, but they will take every win they can get.Sheffield made it a note to talk about the late game talks the team had and how proud he was of their tenacity to pull out a tough win against a solid team.With Kriskova’s reemergence and the depth the Badgers have gained with Lauryn Gillis back from injury, the team is shaping up at the right time. With only two weeks before the end of the regular season and three weeks before the NCAA tournament, Wisconsin and Sheffield will look to polish off any remaining issues in the next few games.The Badgers now travel to Illinois to play Illinois University Friday and Northwestern University Saturday. Both games start at 7 p.m. and will air on BTN Plus.last_img read more

Kenya appoints French coach

first_imgKenya’s new coach Sebastien MigneNairobi, Kenya | AFP | Frenchman Sebastien Migne has been named Kenya’s new football coach, filling a post left vacant by the February departure of Belgian Paul Put.Migne, 45, signed a three-year deal and arrives from Congo-Brazzaville where he helped guide the national side to its first African Cup of Nations since 2000.“It’s a new challenge for me. This is a new country, but I am ready from next Sunday to see the local players and start work immediately,” said Migne.His first task is to ensure Kenya’s qualification for the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon. In the group stage, Kenya has been drawn against three-time champions Ghana as well as Ethiopia and Sierra Leone, with both winner and runner-up qualifying for the finals.“We have a big challenge with Ghana,” said Migne, whose Congo side drew with the Black Stars in September before being defeated in the second leg.Migne previously worked as an assistant to French manager Claude Le Roy for nine years.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more