Jan 14, 2015
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North Richmond residents are encouraged to apply for one of two job openings that would allow them the opportunity to help improve their neighbors’ health.

Community Energy Services Corporation (CESC), which through a Chevron Richmond-funded initiative is providing free home remediation services to reduce asthma triggers in dozens of North Richmond homes, is seeking candidates for an administrative assistant and a construction technician.

Both positions are paid internships that last for 16 weeks. Interns will work 24 hours per week at $14 an hour and with receive health benefits. The job shadow program trains interns for careers in construction and administration. As part of the four-month program, trainees meet weekly to discuss professional development including resume building and interviewing.

Only North Richmond residents will be considered for positions.

The project is implemented in partnership with Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Inc. Interns will help CESC provide North Richmond homes with free remediation to reduce asthma triggers such as dust and mold.

CESC wants to service 30 homes this year.

Last year, Chevron invested $295,000 in the program. The company has invested another $300,000 for more remediation projects in 2015.

Services provided include replacing dust-friendly carpet flooring with linoleum, replacing moldy dry wall, plumbing, ventilation retrofits, window repair, and educational trainings.

To apply, mail, fax or email cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to: Lourdes Clark, Office Manager, Community Energy Services Corporation, 1013 Pardee Street, Berkeley, CA 94710; or fax: (510) 981-0102 or email: Lourdes@ebenergy.org.



About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.