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To APPLY:

Clarkson Students: View and apply through KnightLink by searching for job type of “Local Opportunities”
Other Students: Please submit all application materials (resumes) to your school’s contact (listed on right) by November 1, 2012 with the subject line: “Regional Fair Application for JOB ID NUMBER”

REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES as of 10/31/12:

  1. Part Time Sales Associate (16712), Maurices
  2. Financial Representative (16703), First Investors Corporation
  3. Advocate (16694), St. Lawrence county Youth Advocate Program
  4. Collection Management Assistant (16689), Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society
  5. Digital Literacy Trainer (16690), Potsdam Public Library
  6. Financial Representative Internship (16692), Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  7. Event Coordinator and Marketing (16686), High Peaks Cyclery
  8. Mountain Bike Center (16687), High Peaks Cyclery
  9. Office Worker/Website Development (16688), High Peaks Cyclery
  10. Spring/Summer Hire (16691), Lowe’s Home Improvement
  11. Web Intern (16693), The Wild Center
  12. Customer Service Professional (16716), Liberty Tax Service
  13. Marketing Intern (16715), Liberty Tax Service
  14. Tax Preparer (16714), Liberty Tax Service
  15. Internet Marketing Intern (16720), Basta’s Flower Shop Inc.
  16. Senior Computer Support Specialist (16740), Trudeau Institute
  17. Plant Engineer (16779), Saranac Power Partners
  18. Disaster/Emergency Services Instructor (16785), American Red Cross
  19. Disaster Action Team (DAT) Member Trainee (16783), American Red Cross
  20. Community Disaster Education (CDE) Presenter (16782), American Red Cross
  21. Skin Care Technician (16790), Mary Kay Cosmetics
  22. Farm Worker (16760), Penski Staffing
  23. Accounting Clerk (16795), SLIC Network Solutions
  24. Marketing and Agricultural Internships (13599), Cross Island Farms
  25. Volunteer (16807), Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club
  26. Accounting Assistant (16758), Penski Employer – Ogdensburg
  27. Bookkeeper (16759), Penski Employer – Malone
  28. Controller (16757), Penski Employer – Potsdam
  29. Operations Manager (16805), Penski Employer – Ogdensburg
  30. Project Engineer (16806), Penski Employer
  31. Technical Support Agent (16845), Fused Solutions

1. Title: Part Time Sales Associate (16712), Maurices

Type: Fall 2012/Spring 2013, Part Time Job

Compensation: Varies

Location: Massena, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Maurices is looking for help in their retail location as a sales associate.

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2. Title: Financial Representative (16703), First Investors Corporation

Type: Spring 2013, Full Time

Compensation: Varies

Location: Albany, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: What you will do . . .

• Recommend solutions to your clients for their investment needs

• Collaborate with others in developing presentations delivered in group settings or one-on-one

• Keep in touch with clients to ensure that they have the right products for their current needs

• Create referral opportunities and build a referral-based practice

• Determine the course for your career in terms of financial objectives

How we help you . . .

Our extensive training program and state-of-the-art learning system is designed to prepare you so you are both business savvy and confident when working with your clients.

You will enjoy a professional office environment with all the support and tools you need to be successful.

New Representatives start out earning wages and commissions, so while you take care of your clients, we take care of you.

What you need . . .

• Strong communication and marketing skills with the ability to work one-on-one with clients

• The ability to plan your day and achieve goals

• An interest in developing financial strategies and a genuine concern for the welfare of others

• An entrepreneurial work ethic and the desire to achieve financial success

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

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3. Title: Advocate (16694), St. Lawrence County Youth Advocate Program

Type: Fall 2012/Spring 2013, Part Time

Compensation: $11.00/hour

Location: Canton, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Applicant must be dependable, committed and able to serve as a positive role model for youth in community, school, and home settings. Requirements are as follows: must have access to an insured vehicle with current driver's license. A minimum of a High School diploma or GED is required. Pass criminal and child abuse clearances. The position offers flexible hours, competitive weekly pay and activity reimbursement.

Our mission is to engage human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults and families.

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4. Title: Collection Management Assistant (16689), Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society

Type: Summer 2013

Compensation: Unpaid

Location: Lake Placid, NY

Interviewing 11/2: no

Description: Assist the Director and Museum committee chair with updating exhibits, conducting exhibit research, reproducing images, and writing text. This person would also contribute to the planning and execution of our second annual History in Progress (H.I.P) camp for local youth in early August. Other opportunities may be developed based on the student's interest and/or ability. Housing will be provided in a private home in Lake Placid.

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5. Title: Digital Literacy Trainer (16690), Potsdam Public Library

Type: Spring 2013, 10-15 hours per week

Compensation: $10.00/hr

Location: Potsdam, NY

Interviewing 11/2: no

Description: Digital Literacy Trainer will need a solid background in common computer software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite. Trainer will be an integral part of outreach into the rural areas of the North Country. He or she will teach classes utilizing videoconference equipment and work one-on-one with individuals that request appointments.

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6. Title: Financial Representative Internship (16692), Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Type: Spring 2013, Part time

Compensation: tbd

Location: Potsdam, Watertown, or Oswego, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: The Greater New York Group (Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Utica, Watertown, and Buffalo) of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network has projected the need for additional financial representatives in the Western and Upstate New York area over the next 12 months. If you’re a top-notch performer, value the freedom of being your own boss, want to be financially rewarded for hard work and have the desire to impact people’s lives positively every day, then you may be a candidate we want to speak with about the opportunity.

Personal Qualifications: Ambitious, Coachable, Communicates Effectively, Self-Motivated, Sincere, Honest, and Trustworthy, Entrepreneurial at Heart, Outgoing Personality, Hard working, Strong Family Values, True Desire to be Successful

Any major and any class level sophomore or higher are welcome to apply.

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7. Title: Event Coordinator and Marketing (16686), High Peaks Cyclery

Type: Summer 2013

Compensation: tbd

Location: Lake Placid, NY

Interviewing 11/2: no

Description: Work in the trenches to prepare for and execute summer events in Lake Placid. We run weekly Mini-Triathlons, Mountain Bike Races, and Running Races. We are also open to new ideas for great events in the Lake Placid Olympic Region. Bring your passion and experience to help make this a summer to remember.

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8. Title: Mountain Bike Center (16687), High Peaks Cyclery

Type: Summer 2013

Compensation: tbd

Location: Lake Placid, NY

Interviewing 11/2: no

Description: High Peaks operates two mountain bike centers in the Lake Placid region: one at Whiteface mountain and one at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Complex. We need help with bike rentals and trail maintenance. Bike repair and customer service skills a must for this position.

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9. Title: Office Worker/Website Development Intern (16688), High Peaks Cyclery

Type: Summer 2013

Compensation: tbd

Location: Lake Placid, NY

Interviewing 11/2: no

Description: If you have skill with computers, combined with knowledge of cycling, hiking and the outdoors then we have a great opportunity for you. Help design and develop our website and internet marketing while you experience the Adirondack life in Lake Placid. Work designing and creating custom itineraries for our guide service clients. Microsoft Office suite skills necessary.

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10. Title: Spring/Summer Hire (16691), Lowe’s Home Improvement Center

Type: Spring 2013, Part Time

Compensation: tbd

Location: Potsdam, Watertown, or Ogdensburg, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Seasonal/Temporary Positions ranging from cashier, customer service associates, loaders, assemblers & facility services associates.

Job Requirements: Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing and knowledge of weights and measures. Understand and respond appropriately to basic customer and employee inquiries. Read, write and communicate using English language sufficient to perform job functions. Ability to operate store equipment in assigned area (including but not limited to LRT, telephone, paging system, copiers, fax machine, computers, CCTV surveillance system, key cutting, panel saw, paint mixing computer, blind cutting, forklifts, pallet jacks, electric lifts, etc). Ability to interpret price tag and UPC information. Ability to process merchandise information through store computer system, POS register system and complete all required paperwork according to policy. Knowledge of credit programs and collection procedures. Ability to move throughout all areas of the store; sales floor, receiving, register areas, lawn and garden, including the outside perimeter of the store. Able to wear all necessary personal protective equipment to perform job functions. Physically able to move large, bulky and/or heavy merchandiser. Physical ability to perform tasks that may require prolonged standing, sitting and other activities necessary to perform job duties.

Hours vary, 3-6 months

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11. Title: Web Intern (16693), The Wild Center

Type: Fall 2012/Spring 2013, Part Time

Compensation: $225/week stipend plus possible housing
Location: Potsdam, Watertown, or Ogdensburg, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Looking for recent grad or interested student to serve as an intern at The Wild Center. Skills: web experience, excellent organizations skills, ability to work independently, video for web experience a plus, basic web design a plus


Objective: This intern position will conduct a full inventory of The Wild Center website content and create a list of suggestions for a reorganization of the website. This intern will also familiarize themselves with all Wild Center programs in order to create a list of areas that need to be added to the website and that will help engage web visitors. Ideally, this person will also help in the creation of new written, photo, and video content for the revamped website.

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12. Title: Customer Service Professional (16716), Liberty Tax Service

Type: Fall 2012/Spring 2013, Part Time

Compensation: Unpaid

Location: Massena, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Seeking someone to assist with customer service through April 15.

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13. Title: Marketing Intern (16715), Liberty Tax Service

Type: Fall 2012/Spring 2013, Part Time

Compensation: Unpaid

Location: Massena, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Seeking assistance in marketing business and services through April 15.

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14. Title: Tax Preparer (16714), Liberty Tax Service

Type: Fall 2012/Spring 2013, Part Time

Compensation: Unpaid

Location: Massena, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Seeking assistance in preparing taxes through April 15.

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15. Title: Internet Marketing Intern (16720), Basta’s Flower Shop Inc

Type: Fall 2012/Spring 2013, Part Time

Compensation: Unpaid

Location: Potsdam, NY (or virtual)

Interviewing 11/2: not at this time

Description: Seeking someone who can look at my business, help see potential, convey that with my face book and web site. Someone who can get the word out through social media, and help increase sales.

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16. Title: Senior Computer Support Specialist (16740), Trudeau Institute

Type: Full Time

Compensation: Paid, TBD

Location: Saranac Lake, NY

Interviewing 11/2: not at this time

Description: We are looking for individuals who have outstanding communication skills, a team approach to support and a proven track record of expertise.

Experience in the following areas is sought:

  • Tracks reported incidents in help desk database system.
  • Provides troubleshooting and support for computer hardware, applications, and operating systems.
  • Installs and configures hardware and peripheral components.
  • Installs and configures operating systems and applications.
  • Communicates with vendors for warranty or contracted support as needed.
  • Provides basic network configuration and connection troubleshooting.
  • Instructs users in use of equipment and software.
  • Provides updates, status, and completion information to manager.
  • Refers major hardware or software problems to manager.
  • Provides training sessions for both IT and administrative/scientific staff.
  • Assists with network, server, and telephone system management
  • Familiarity with personal computer systems and mobile devices, computer components, peripherals, operating systems, and applications is essential. Knowledge of some computer programming is desired.

Preferred candidates will possess an Associate’s degree in a relevant field and/or at least five years of work-related experience.

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17. Title: Plant Engineer (16779), Saranac Power Partners

Type: Full Time (ASAP)

Compensation: Paid

Location: Plattsburgh, NY

Interviewing 11/2: not at this time

Description: Responsible for ensuring the facility complies with company, federal, state and local regulations and reporting matters for NERC, environmental, health and safety requirements. Advise plant management of the impact of proposed regulations and develops potential compliance strategies.  Maintain complete records and filing system for ready retrieval. (50%)

Prepare all required compliance reports for submittal to regulatory agencies. Compile information and submits reports for NERC standards compliance, continuous emissions monitoring as well as for air, water or waste reporting requirements or issues. Prepare corporate reports, including environmental monthly emissions report, monthly compliance reports and responses to corporate safety and environmental audits. (20%)

Monitor the Saranac facility to ensure all safety procedures are current and being followed as designed. Annually update Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) required safety programs. (15%)

Provide technical input to assist in development of project planning. (5%)

Develop environmental management systems to effectively manage the limitations and restrictions imposed by operating permits. (5%)

Provides new hire safety training and is responsible for developing and training on a monthly safety meeting topic. Responsible for maintaining records and documentation (NERC, environmental, safety). (5%)

Monitor plant outage activities (8 to 12 hours per day – 7 days per week during scheduled and unscheduled outage and shutdowns). Label and monitor hazardous materials/waste in compliance with environmental and safety regulations. Coordinate annual and semi-annual Halon deluge systems and fire extinguisher services. Maintain and update minimum personal protection equipment (PPE) standards for field activities. Maintain specialized respiratory protection equipment. (0-5%)

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18. Title: Disaster/Emergency Services Instructor (16785), American Red Cross

Type: Fall 2012/Spring 2013, Part Time

Compensation: Unpaid

Location: Potsdam, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: To instruct American Red Cross Disaster/Emergency Services classes to internal Red Cross audiences as well as external community groups throughout our region's/chapter's jurisdiction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organize class materials including video prior to class
  • Teach with other instructors to maintain appropriate student to instructor ratios
  • Provide adequate supervision of teaching areas to ensure participant's safety
  • Confirm course with the Training Coordinator at least 72 hours before the scheduled course
  • Arrive to teaching site at least 30 minutes before class is to begin
  • Submit course records and evaluations according to American Red Cross standards
  • Promote and represent Red Cross services and opportunities
  • Dress appropriately
  • Ensure that all courses are taught according to American Red Cross standards and instructor is using current ARC materials
  • Ensure that all training material is current by reviewing information on Red Cross websites prior to teaching each class

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19. Title: Disaster Action Team (DAT) Member Trainee (16783), American Red Cross

Type: Fall 2012/Spring 2013, Part Time

Compensation: Unpaid

Location: Potsdam, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Assist Red Cross in delivering mission by alleviating human suffering caused by disasters

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely response to disasters and assist those affected
  • Respond to disaster scenes as assigned by Team Leader within two hours
  • Meet the needs of those affected by disasters such as the need for shelter and food by providing Red Cross services
  • Complete forms related to service
  • Provide referrals to other agencies
  • Communicate to Team Leader about availability and readiness on a regular basis

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20. Title: Community Disaster Education (CDE) Presenter (16782), American Red Cross

Type: Fall 2012/Spring 2013, Part Time

Compensation: Unpaid

Location: Potsdam, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Assist Red Cross in delivering mission by educating community members, organizations and agencies to prevent and prepare for emergencies.

Key Responsibilities:

* Promote and conduct Disaster Education presentations in the community, involving public speaking, booth support, or a combination of the two

* Continue training and education on a regular basis to keep presentation skills and knowledge base current

* Attend relevant CDE meetings

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21. Title: Skin Care Technician (16790), Mary Kay Cosmetics

Type: Fall 2012/Spring 2013, Part Time

Compensation: Paid

Location: Anywhere

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Looking for a teachable, coachable, and trainable individual with a willingness to teach skin care to the community. Pay commensurate with initiative. Best fit for hard working go-getters.

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22. Title: Farm Worker (16760), Penski Staffing

Type: Fall 2012/Spring 2013, Part Time

Compensation: Paid

Location: Potsdam area

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Gain experience and learn more about farming by participating in a Summer Workforce Development Internship Program in Agriculture. Individuals interested in gaining knowledge and hands-on experience in farm work are encouraged to apply. No experience needed.

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23. Title: Accounting Clerk (16795), SLIC Network Solutions

Type: Spring 2013, Part Time

Compensation: Paid

Location: Nicholville, NY

Interviewing 11/2: no

Description: Candidate should have a proficiency in Excel, QuickBooks, strong organizational and communications skills, and an excellent attention to detail. This position will report to the Business Manager and is at the Nicholville, NY location.

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24. Title: Marketing and Agricultural Internships (13599), Cross Island Farms

Type: Spring 2013, Part Time

Compensation: Paid

Location: Wellesley Island, NY

Interviewing 11/2: no

Description: Seeking  business and/or engineering interns to assist highly diversified organic farm on Wellesley Island, NY with agritourism marketing and construction projects.  Room and board and a fabulous learning opportunity provided in lieu of pay.  Length of internship negotiable.

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25. Title: Volunteer (16807), Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club

Type: Fall 2012, Part Time (10-15 hrs/week for 16 weeks)

Compensation: Unpaid

Location: Akwesasne, NY

Interviewing 11/2: no

Description: With this volunteering opportunity you will be working hands on with children from ages 6 to 18. You will be matched with a program from Boys & Girls Clubs of America that will fit your interests. Because if you are not interested, the members will most likely not be interested either. The programs range from: Kids Lit (Reading Program) Power Hour (Helping with Homework) Money Matters (understanding budgeting) Career Launce, Tech Center Programs as well as Arts and Sports & Rec.

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26. Title: Accounting Assistant (16758), Penski Employer

Type: Full time, ASAP

Compensation: Paid

Location: Ogdensburg, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Looking for self motivated individual to maintain the corporate accounting records. 80% of the time is spent on accounting functions; 20% of the time is spent on general office duties. Accounting functions are performed utilizing spreadsheet software and a standardized company accounting network software. Administrative support for the plant personnel as requested.

Requirements

• Associates Degree, majoring in Accounting but will consider work experience and education as qualifications for this position.

• Minimum of 5 years experience in an accounting department, including accounts payable and payroll

• Proficiency in Excel

• Experience using payroll software (preferred)

• Good interpersonal and organizational skills, detail oriented, accuracy is essential

• Team player with customer service commitment

• Maintain confidentiality and discretion

• Must be comfortable working in a production environment

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27. Title: Bookkeeper (16759), Penski Employer

Type: Full time, ASAP

Compensation: Paid

Location: Malone, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, verifying financial data and general secretarial duties.

Requirements

• Experience using Quickbooks, Excel and Creative Solutions

• Accounting experience

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

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28. Title: Controller (16757), Penski Employer

Type: Full time, ASAP

Compensation: Paid

Location: Potsdam, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization. Develop and maintain relationships with banking, insurance, and non-organizational accounting personnel to facilitate financial activities.

Requirements

• Accounting, payroll, managerial experience

• Knowledge of job costing and union reports

To apply, please visit http://penski.com/openings/92, and "Express Interest"

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29. Title: Operations Manager (16805), Penski Employer

Type: Full time, ASAP

Compensation: Paid

Location: Ogdensburg, NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Manages the activities of the staff, and responsible for the overall operation of the plant.  Must achieve the objectives outlined in the Business Plan as well as improve the production, quality, maintenance, environmental, safety and health activities in the plant.  Lead the effort of continuous improvement, understanding and control to increase productivity throughout the process.

Requirements

• Minimum of five (5) years of management experience, preferably in a continuous process manufacturing environment.

• Bachelor’s degree, in an engineering discipline, i.e. Ceramics Engineering, Chemical Engineering, etc., but will consider work experience and education as qualifications for the position, as determined by the Director of Operations.

• High degree of leadership skills is needed to coach employees to achieving maximum performance through teamwork and a good understanding of plant performance objectives.  Good communication skills are key to leading the plant to ever higher standards of performance.

• Good analytical skills are needed to link the plant’s financial objectives to achieving the corporation’s financial objectives.

• Problem solving and technical skills are needed to effectively manage the plant within a continuous improvement environment.

• Ability to continuously improve the leadership skills of the management staff to more effectively lead their areas of responsibility.

• Thorough knowledge of Federal, State, and Local safety and environmental regulations so the plant operates in compliance with those regulations.

• The General Manager regularly travels overnight for meetings with the company’s Senior Staff and to the customers’ locations.

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30. Title: Project Engineer (16806), Penski Employer

Type: Full time, ASAP

Compensation: Paid, $60,000

Location: NY

Interviewing 11/2: yes

Description: Follow policies, procedures and standards of business practice, Project Engineers exercise overall design management responsibility for the completion of assigned projects on time, under budget, in complete conformance with client plans, specifications and other contract documents and to the total satisfaction of the client.

Requirements:

  • BS in Chemical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering with at least 10 years of working experience.
  •  Extensive understanding and mastery of creating, building, manipulating and use of MS Excel spreadsheets.
  • Aptitude for mathematics and the ability to analyze, compare and interpret facts and figures quickly.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of power plants of all types, refineries and crude upgraders, ethylene, polypropylene, ethylene glycol, methanol, sulfur and gas plants.
  • Be able to clearly communicate the results of their work verbally and in writing.
  • Must be good at working with people as well as within business processes.
  • Also, must have the interest in re-locating to another state if or when needed.

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31. Title: Technical Support Agent (16845), Fused Solutions

Type: Part time (20-30 hrs/week), ASAP

Compensation: Paid, $9/hr

Location: Potsdam, NY

Interviewing 11/2: no

Description: Level 1 agents must have basic familiarity and comfort with the computer and internet. All level agents must possess strong telephone communication and customer service skills.

Clarkson University
Margo Johnston
Recruiting Coordinator
margo@clarkson.edu


SUNY Potsdam
Meg Bain
Assistant Director of Career Planning
bainmm@potsdam.edu


St. Lawrence University
Julie Austin-Kormanyos
Internship Coordinator
juaustin@stlawu.edu


SUNY Canton
David Norenberg
Director of Career Services
norenbergd@canton.edu

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