Job Opening – Mechanic

The City of Long Beach, Washington is seeking qualified applicants for the position of full-time Mechanic. The primary function of an employee in this class is to maintain and repair all City vehicles and equipment. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Public Works Director.

 An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Department as required. The principal duties of this class are performed in an automotive shop environment that may involve exposure to adverse weather conditions, power tools and equipment, chemicals, solvents, and related hazards. The position has a range salary of  $4,648 – $7,156 per month. The city provides a generous benefits package.

Applicants need to fill out a City of Long Beach job application which is available below or at City Hall.

Applicants should have a valid Washington State driver’s license or be able to get one in a reasonable amount of time. Applications can be submitted by mail to P O Box 310, Long Beach, WA 98631; faxed to (360) 642-8841; or delivered in person to Long Beach City Hall at 115 Bolstad Avenue West.  Applications must be RECEIVED at City Hall no later than Friday, January 27, 2023, by 4:00 p.m.

All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workforce.

For an application, click here

For the full job description, click here 

American Red Cross National Blood Shortage

The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis! This is the most severe blood shortage in over a decade and is creating a huge risk to patient care. Blood product distributions are outpacing blood donations.  At times, as much as one-quarter of hospital blood needs are not being met. 

 

Why is this happening? The COVID pandemic has hit the Red Cross, which supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood, very hard.  Here are some examples:

·       We are now experiencing a 10% decline in the number of people giving blood.  

·       Schools and colleges have seen a 62% drop in blood drives since the start of the pandemic.  

·       Many ongoing blood drives have been cancelled due to facility restrictions.

·       Staffing limitations are making an impact on active blood drives 

·       The current Omicron surge in COVID-19 cases is already compounding the already dire situation.   

 

This is truly a crisis.  Doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available. Blood and platelet donations are critically needed now to help prevent further delays in vital medical treatments.  

 

As a highly respected community leader, we are asking you for help: 

·       Post on social channels to encourage friends, family members, and your constituents to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets this winter. (Here is a link to an image library and be sure to tag us so we can amplify your message)  

·       Please consider sharing an email message with your network encouraging them to donate blood today.   

·       Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn & Twitter for the most recent Red Cross updates you can share with your community. 

·       Use the Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule your blood or platelet donation appointment.