Lewis County Opportunities, Inc.  •  8265 State Route 812  •  Lowville, NY  13367
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If you enjoy helping others, and making a difference in our community, why not consider becoming an employee of Opportunities?  We are an equal opportunity employer, with employment practices administered without regard to race, creed (religion), color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or prior criminal conviction/arrest.  Our agency recognizes its responsibility to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability who can perform the essential functions of the job. All members of the management team are committed to the spirit and letter of Opportunities' Affirmative Action Plan and equal employment opportunity policy.

 
 
Benefits Program
 
Opportunities offers a generous benefits program to eligible employees.
 
Paid Time Off
  • Annual Leave - Full Time employees accrue annual leave beginning at the rate of 3.5 hours per pay period, when 70 hours are accounted for in a pay period, up to a maximum of 160 hours at any one time. At the beginning of the third year of regular employment, the accrual rate changes to reflect 7 additional hours per year, in each of years 3 through 9.

    Part Time employees accrue annual leave beginning at the rate of 1.75 hours per pay period if their normal work schedule is 35 hours or more per pay period, and when at least 35 hours are accounted for in a pay period, up to a maximum of 80 hours at any one time. At the beginning of the third year of regular employment, the accrual rate changes to reflect 3.5 additional hours per year, in each of years 3 through 9.

    Upon termination from employment, all employees are paid for accrued annual leave.
  • Sick Leave - Full Time employees accrue sick leave at the rate of 4.75 hours per pay period when 70 hours are accounted for in a pay period, up to a maximum of 480 hours at any one time.

    Part Time employees accrue sick leave at a rate of 2.38 hours per pay period if
    their normal work schedule is 35 hours or more per pay period, and when at least 35 hours are accounted for in a pay period, up to a maximum of 240 hours at any one time.
     

  • Holidays - All Full Time employees observe the following paid holidays as set by the Board of Directors:

    1. New Year's Day
    2. Martin Luther King Day
    3. Presidents' Day
    4. Memorial Day
    5. Independence Day
    6. Labor Day
    7. Columbus Day
    8. Veterans' Day
    9. Thanksgiving Day
    10. Christmas Day
    11. Staff Elected Day (determined annually by employee majority vote and Board approval)

    The number of hours paid per holiday is based on the employee’s normal work schedule for that day. If the observed holiday falls on the Full Time employee’s regular day off, the employee takes the day before or day after within that pay week for the agency observed holiday.  Part Time employees observe these paid holidays if they are regularly scheduled to work on these days. The number of hours paid per holiday is based on the employee’s normal work schedule for that day.
     

  • Personal Leave - 21 hours of personal leave are granted on January 1st of each year to all Full Time employees.  10.5 hours of personal leave are granted on January 1st of each year to all Part Time employees whose normal work schedule is 35 hours or more per pay period.  Personal leave is available on a use or lose basis and any remaining personal leave will expire annually on December 31. No pay is granted at termination for any unused personal time.
     

  • Bereavement Leave - In the event of a death in the Full Time-Regular employee's family, up to 3 days may be authorized.

  • Civic Duties - Upon approval by the employee's supervisor, employees may be excused to register to vote, donate blood, respond to fire or E.M.T. emergencies (if a member of local fire department or ambulance squad) without charging the absence to accrued time.

Insurances
  • Health Insurance - Eligible employees can elect to participate in the Agency's group health insurance plan, with coverage effective on the 1st of the month following one full month of employment.  Tiers include employee, employee + children, employee + spouse, and family coverage at competitive rates.
  • Dental Insurance - Full Time-Regular employees are eligible to participate in the Agency group dental insurance plan, with coverage effective on the 1st of the month following one full month of employment.  Tiers include single, employee + children, employee + spouse, and family coverage at competitive rates.

  • Group Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
    Full Time-Regular employees are eligible to participate in this type of plan with coverage effective on the 1st of the month following one full month of employment.  Employee contributions are at competitive rates.

  • Other Insurances - Other insurances, such as cancer, accident insurance and short-term disability are offered at competitive rates.

 
Premium Conversion Account
 
  • Employees can elect to pay for their portion of health and dental insurance premiums with pre-tax dollars.
 
Health Care Reimbursement Account
 
  • Prior to the start of the plan year (January 1st of each year) Full time-Regular employees can elect to set aside a pre-established dollar amount from their pay, before taxes, to cover medical and/or dental expenses not covered through any health plans.
 
Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
 
  • Prior to the start of the plan year (January 1st of each year) Full time-Regular employees requiring day care services can set aside a pre-established amount of dollars from their pay, before taxes, to pay for day care expenses.
 
Pension Plan
 
  • Employees are eligible to participate after 1 year of service in which 1,000 hours are worked for the Agency.  The plan is entirely employer paid, with no contributions by employees. After 3 years of service, the employee becomes 100% vested.
 
Annuity Plan
 
  • Employees are eligible to establish a 403(b) custodial account, which provides the employee an opportunity to save for retirement, invest in a variety of mutual funds, reduce federal income taxes on current income and benefit from tax-deferred compounding of investment earnings.
 
Northern Federal Credit Union Payroll Deposit
 
  • This option is available to all employees upon hire and any time thereafter.
 
Tuition Assistance Program
 
  • This benefit may be available to an employee who enrolls and successfully completes a course directly related to their position (certain eligibility and approval requirements apply.)
 
 
 
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Current Openings
 

There are no current openings.

 
 

 

 

 
How To Apply
 
Applications can be downloaded here and must be submitted by the specific deadline indicated under a given job posting.  Please include a letter of interest and your resume if you have one.  Applicants can email the application to hrdirector@lcopps.org or present the completed application in person; or mail to:

Lewis County Opportunities, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources Manager
8265 State Route 812
Lowville, NY  13367
 

Lewis County Opportunities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
 
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