First Hot Jobs of 2010

By: Ralph Hipp, Debra Rodenbaugh
By: Ralph Hipp, Debra Rodenbaugh

This Week’s Hot Jobs!
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Hot Job #1:
Company: Westar Energy – Apply by January 18th!
Position: Environmental Compliance Analyst/Engineer - $50,960 to $81,700 per year.
Responsible for maintenance, implementation, reporting of company-wide Environmental Management Information System (EMIS), including but not limited to permits and regulatory requirements associated with: water, waste (solid & hazardous). Responsible for maintaining environmental information management databases, software solutions, management reports, performance measures and compliance system. Coordinates and performs activities while working with other environmental staff and company personnel at multiple locations. Bachelor’s degree in sciences, engineering, or related technical field with zero to two years power plant related experience preferred. Must have demonstrated job experience with permits and regulatory/compliance. Experience with compliance management information systems, Environmental Management Systems, coal combustion waste landfills and handheld devices is a plus. To Apply: Visit

Hot Job #2:
Company: HealthNet
Position: Child and Youth Military Life Counselor
Works as part of a mobile team to provide family services to military members and families who are geographically isolated from military installations. Provides age appropriate activities-based programs to young children and adolescents. Facilitates psycho-educational discussion groups for older children and adolescents. Travels (70%) on demand throughout the state to meet with families and unit family support staff to assess needs and provide/arrange for counseling services. Provide consultations, trainings and educational presentations/workshops for parents, school staff, child-care professionals, and other community groups. Develops behavioral & psychotherapeutic training and education programs and materials, researches and adapts existing materials. Completes and submits all required documentation. Evenings and weekends required. Master's Degree in clinically relevant field from accredited university required. Fully Licensed to practice in this State at the Master's or Doctorate level as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage Family Therapist, Professional Counselor or Psychologist without restrictions or supervision. Minimum two years experience working with families and children required. Working knowledge of military lifestyle and issues impacting families. To Apply: Visit

Hot Job #3:
Company: Del Monte Foods
Position: Quality Assurance Technician – $18.53/ per hour
Responsible for the chemical and physical testing of incoming materials, packaging, and finished product to assure compliance with quality guidelines. Must have math and/or science background/experience, knowledge of wet chemistry practices, production plant and laboratory safety awareness and good written and verbal communication skills. College degree (preferable in food science) or equivalent experience. Able to work rotating shifts and work overtime and weekends as needed. To Apply: By email to OR by fax to (785) 267-3473 OR by mail or in-person to: Adecco, C/O Tatia Shelton. 3638 SW Topeka Boulevard. Topeka, KS 66611.

Hot Job #4:
Company: Select Medical Corporation
Position: Chief Executive Officer
Provide hands-on leadership, strategic direction and operations management with a focus on business development, exceptional quality patient care and fiscal accountability. The right candidate will display high personal integrity, positivity and the ability to operate effectively under pressure. Must be a self-starter who can assume broad responsibility in a dynamic, challenging healthcare environment. Must have demonstrated leadership experience in acute care or rehab hospital, with proven success in developing relationships with referring physicians, staff, patients and their families, as well as community hospital leaders. Master's degree in Hospital Administration, Business Administration or a related field. To Apply: Visit

Hot Jobs #5:
Company: Bridgestone/Firestone
Position: Mechanic/Automotive Technician II - $11 to $24/per hour, DOE
Diagnose and repair automotive systems. Explains technical diagnoses and needed repairs to employees and customers. Learns new technical information and techniques in formal training sessions. Keeps store management aware of mechanical repair problems. Must have high level of motivation, energy, customer service skills. Must have at least 2-3 years of strong automotive mechanical diagnosis, problem-solving and repair experience. Three (3) ASE certifications are required for this position. To Apply: Visit

Hot Job #6:
Company: Hewlett-Packard
Position: Customer Solutions Rep II
Responsible for validating customer entitlement, log case for the purpose of routing or dispatching an end-user to the proper resources. Monitor the service event through completion for compliance. Manage the service requests of customers through different access channels. Reviews customer feedback related to customer entitlement case management. Provide basic analysis of cases. Must have minimum of 6 months to 1 year general experience, or equivalent college level education, superior communication skills both written and verbal. Must have experience in customer facing role either remote or face to face. Must understand internal processes and tools, be computer proficient, possess problem solving and time management skills. Knowledgeable in call routing and case management processes as well as case logging systems and obligation systems To Apply: Visit

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