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Now hiring CDL Driver, willing to perform different tasks with different machines, Wages depending on experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid holiday and vacation. Call 378-5878

Bookkeeper Wanted

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor (“SIFRI”), a 501(c)(3) organization, seeks part-time bookkeeping services:

SIFRI seeks a professional bookkeeper to work with its volunteer treasurer to perform monthly accounting services, including monthly reconciliation and financial report preparation. Five to ten hours per month anticipated. Quickbooks experience required. No office or equipment provided. Contract to begin September 2013. Must be licensed, bonded, and insured.

Please contact Katie Loring at 378-1123 or with questions, or send letters of proposal and resumes to SIFRI at PO Box 2856, Friday Harbor 98250.

Two Job Openings

Orcas Recycling Services seeking Scalehouse Attendant for Orcas Transfer Station. Responsibilities include communicating with customers, assessing incoming materials and processing transactions. Requires reliability, people skills, integrity, computer & cash register skills. Experience with large equipment, big plus. Applications at Smith & Speed in Eastsound (Tues-Sat) or call 360-472-0177. EOE.

Orcas Recycling Services seeking Transfer Station Attendant for Orcas Transfer Station. Responsibilities include use of a backhoe for loading and compacting refuse, tarping trailers and assisting customers. Requires reliability, proficiency in backhoe operations, tractor / trailer operation, high standard of safety, good people skills. Experience with computers & cash register, big plus. Applications available at Smith & Speed in Eastsound (Tues-Sat) or call 360-472-0177. EOE.

Temporary Grounds Keeping/Janitorial Position

The Port of Friday Harbor is seeking a temporary Grounds Keeping/Janitor to work April 15th - Sept. 15th, weekend work required.

Rate: $13/hour, 32 hours per week. For job description and application see ‘News Flash’ on website or pick up at the Port Office 204 Front Street. Applications are due March 29, 2013. ATTN: Joe Wheeler, PO Box 889 Friday Harbor, WA. 98250. Phone (360)378-4072 or email

San Juan Island Library - Program Associate, Adult Services

The San Juan Island Library is seeking a Program Associate to design and implement innovative programming for adult library patrons based on priorities established with the Library Director.

The Program Associate will participate in event marketing by developing, designing and producing promotional materials such as brochures, booklists and program flyers, along with web-based newsletters and blogposts. Other job duties include serving patrons at the library service desk by telephone and/or in person, attending staff meetings and training, and working with other employees on special projects and committees as assigned.

This is a part-time, professional position with an anticipated schedule of 15 hours/week, including evening and weekend shifts. The position qualifies for the following Library benefits: Sick pay, holiday pay, vacation pay and longevity pay, along with ongoing staff training and education.

Qualified individuals will posses the following:

§ Bachelor degree, Masters in Library and Information Science preferred.

§ 1 " 3 years prior library experience and/or equivalent service experience.

§ Demonstrated experience developing and marketing community-based programs.

§ Experience with web-based marketing, knowledge of JOOMLA a plus.

§ Effective interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication.

§ Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects.

§ Proficiency with web searching, email, and Microsoft Office applications.

Interested candidates should forward resume and cover letter outlining specific qualifications to: with “Program Associate” in the subject line.

Hard copies may be sent to:

San Juan Island Library
Attn.: Library Director
1010 Guard Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Full job description available at

Application deadline is 5 PM, February 2, 2013.

Need Work in Return For Place

Work & Place to Live ASAP (presently homeless)

Looking for a place to live and pay part of rent with a work trade. I have quite a family (see photo) and I need room for them too. I can do any kind of work outside, with horses and other livestock, gardening, yard work and fixing up around your place. Can also help you with your computer. Call: 378.9671 or email:

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Local Grass Fed Beef For Sale

Will sell halves or quaters only.
$3.50 per lb plus cutting and wrapping.
Call 378 4579 or 378 7484

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