Chester Workforce Development Center

Eric Bayne, Coordinator, Workforce Development

Eric Bayne, Coordinator, Workforce Development

Contact Eric Bayne:
610-447-7793 (office)
484-213-3141 (cell) or
[email protected] (email)

Job Opportunities

Summer Food Service Program

Summer Food Service Program

Applications will be available at City Hall, 1 Fourth Street, Chester, PA, at the front desk, between 9:30am – 4:00pm for the following positions:


  • Seeking motivated individuals to serve meals and supervise recreational and educational activities at various sites & playgrounds for children between the ages of 2 -18.


  • Reliable persons to act as a liaison between playground sites and office personnel within the Department of Recreation.  Candidates should possess strong leadership skills.  Vehicle required.


  • Dependable individuals needed to maintain order and monitor activities at the City pool to prevent accidents and enforce pool rules and regulations.


  • Seeking certified life guards able to react quickly and calmly in emergencies; rescue swimmers in danger of drowning and effectively administer First Aid.


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must

Be able to pass an FBI and Child

Abuse Clearance.

Workforce Development/Retention Specialist

Workforce Development/Retention Specialist

Workforce Development/Retention Specialist

Delivers job readiness and sector-based technical courses to customers participating in the Business Interface training and job placement programs. This position will need to seamlessly report to multiple locations in Delaware. The Workforce Development Trainer is an essential part of a team who has a passion for improving the lives of our program participants.


  • Provide classroom training on job readiness curriculum specifically for BI’s industry-based employment program
  • Assist in the design of training modules and coursework.
  • Develop training programs and schedules in collaboration with business partners.
  • Develop and maintain a list of local service providers with which to leverage free and/or reduced co services for program participants
  • Develop a library of training materials on the various modules developed specifically for BI to include training manuals, participant manuals, PowerPoint presentations, Internet-based training designs, etc.
  • Determine the best delivery methods for various training including classroom, published materials, Internet-based offerings, and other leading-edge approaches.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of individual training programs, maintaining related records of program activities, and prepare reports detailing implementation and program results.
  • Provide retention services to program participants-services include informal counseling, mentoring support, assistance with supportive service as needed
  • Manage retention reporting, including obtaining necessary paperwork, pursuant to the contract reporting requirements
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Social Services, Counseling, Education, or related field
  • Working knowledge of workforce development
  • Working knowledge~ of community resources and various benefits/entitlements to support low-wage workers and small/medium-sized employers
  • Minimum of 5 years of training development and delivery preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to engage adult learners in training activities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Willingness and ability to work as a member of a team

Business Interface mobilizes the business community in support of hiring nontraditional pools of labor. By linking under-served populations with employers in need of well-prepared and willing labor, we help individuals transition from a life of dependency to independence.

Business Interface, LLC(BI) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, BI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $35,000.00 /year

To apply: Please send your resume to, [email protected] 302-660-7123

Paid Internships (Delaware County)

Paid Internships (Delaware County)

Delaware County is looking to hire college or graduate students to fill two internship positions.

  1. Economic Development/Commerce Center Internship. To find out more about this opportunity, click the link below:

  1. Sustainability Commission and Chief Sustainability Officer Internship. To find out more about this opportunity, click  the link below:


Agri-Kind ( Multiple Positions Available)

Agri-Kind ( Multiple Positions Available)

We’re Growing…

PA Medical Cannabis Grow Process Facility in Chester, PA looking for team members to join us as we embark on the next phase of bringing quality cannabis products to our patients.

If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more information about our company, culture, and products, visit our website at


Groundskeeper | Chester Housing Authority

Groundskeeper | Chester Housing Authority

Classification:                Groundskeeper                                                                         

Supervisor:                    Property Manager                                                          _______=

Effective Date:              01/01/2020_____________________________________________

Position Summary

Under direct supervision of the Property Manager performs general manual and limited unskilled work in the maintenance and upkeep of public housing grounds. Responsibilities include performing a variety of custodial, grounds keeping tasks at the various Authority properties, may operate simple hand tools.  Instructions are specific in nature on all but previously learned tasks, and work is subject to review for quality upon completion.

Essential Job Functions (An incumbent may or may not perform all the following duties)

The statements contained here reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the work load.

  1. Performs general grounds maintenance.
  2. Pick up debris for eventual disposal as instructed, keeps Authority grounds free of trash.
  3. Emptying trash receptacles.
  4. Sweep streets
  5. Reports any unsafe or hazardous conditions encountered or observed on Authority property.
  6. Uses a variety of small hand tools and implements such as but not limited to rakes, shovels, brooms, mops, pliers, hedge clippers, etc.
  7. Sweeps and maintains parking areas.
  8. Performs other related duties as required.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of grounds maintenance practices and procedures.
  2. Knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, and materials used in repair and groundskeeping.
  3. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and applicable safety precautions of the assigned work.
  4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, residents, contractors, and the general public.
  5. Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  6. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

 Physical Requirements

  1. Ability to work while standing for extended periods of time.
  2. Ability to bend or stoop down

Minimum, Education, Training and/or Experience

  1. Graduation from high school, or equivalent.
  2. Some experience in maintenance or grounds care.
  3. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities may be considered sufficient.

Special Requirements

  1. Ability to be bonded.
  2. Must be insurable under the Housing Authority’s vehicle insurance policy.
Maintenance Manager | Chester Housing Authority

Maintenance Manager | Chester Housing Authority


Classification:  Maintenance Manager

Supervisor:       Director of Housing Operations

Effective date:  July 1, 2020


Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Housing Operations, this team member plans, organizes, manages, and provides administration and oversight for the Chester Housing Authority Maintenance Department; sets priorities and directs the work of assigned staff on a project or day-to-day basis; supervises the full range of day-to-day technical maintenance, repair, installation, alteration, and construction activities involving carpentry, plumbing, roofing, painting, mechanical, heating, air conditioning, and electrical trades work to improve, maintain, and renovate CHA buildings, facilities, and grounds; performs a variety of administrative tasks relative to the functional area; and performs related work as required.

Essential Job Functions

Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where and when appropriate so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises and reviews work of assigned staff in the maintenance of all Housing Authority buildings and facilities.
  • Manages the work order system and daily allocation of tasks for assigned maintenance staff in order to meet the appropriate priority for the work. Provides monthly reports to the Director of Housing Operations on work output.
  • Ensures and measures customer service in accordance with the Agency’s expectations.
  • Observes, directs, and evaluates the execution of the full range of facilities maintenance duties which includes a wide variety of routine to technical maintenance, repair, installation, alteration, and construction activities involving carpentry, plumbing, roofing, painting, mechanical, heating, air conditioning, and electrical trades work; may participate in performing technical building maintenance and repair work if qualified.
  • Ensures that the Authority’s maintenance policies and procedures are followed and updated as needed.
  • Evaluates employee performance, including completing performance evaluations, advices and effectively recommending progressive disciplinary action as needed; assists in employee selection and promotion. Manages leave requests from staff to ensure adequate day time and on–call coverage at all times.
  • Plans, schedules, prioritizes, and assigns routine and emergency maintenance, preventative maintenance and annual inspections and repair work; communicates status of repairs to appropriate personnel, working cooperatively to schedule repairs in accordance with established and special operational priorities.
  • Provides reports and/or update measures, monitoring the work load and operations and activities of the Maintenance Division; implements quality control measures; identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; provides recommendations concerning process changes and operational efficiencies; reviews recommendations with appropriate management staff and implements agreed-upon improvements.
  • May answer emergency phone calls for after-hours maintenance support on a secondary basis, provides support as needed to the primary on-call duty staff, and when necessary responds to calls as well and/or calls in a vendor.
  • Manages procurement of and relationships with third-party vendors for a wide range of contracted services, including but not limited to cycle and vacancy painting and flooring replacement, elevator maintenance, landscaping, and similar ongoing maintenance needs, ensuring work is done in compliance with contract requirements.
  • May provide input into the design, engineering, construction, and field inspection processes for Capital Improvement and Extraordinary Maintenance Projects to ensure contractors’ compliance with Housing Authority standards; attends preconstruction meetings; performs detailed plan checks of construction and design to ensure adherence to established policy and sound engineering practices.
  • Monitors the maintenance budget monthly. Manages inventory control to ensure that adequate but not excessive stock is kept and that costs are adequately budgeted for and assigned to the correct properties.
  • Recommends training for employees in work methods, use of tools and equipment, and relevant safety precautions.
  • Assists in developing short-term and long-term plans, work plans, procedures, and schedules.
  • Responds to complaints and answers questions from tenants or escalates to management, as necessary.
  • Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.
  • Maintains public facilities of shop areas, storage sites, and other work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the workday.
  • Manages the disaster recovery plan for the agency and represents the agency at meetings on such topics.
  • Maintains accurate computerized logs and records of work performed and materials and equipment used; prepares reports as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge and Abilities

  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures.
  • Techniques for managing systems and providing a high level of customer service to the public and Housing Authority staff, in person and over the telephone.
  • Record keeping principles and procedures; basic computer applications related to the work; English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation; basic arithmetic related to mechanical, electrical, and electronic components.
  • Yardi, TenMast or Emphysis (or similar) knowledge and ability to utilize electronic systems to manage and monitor workflow.
  • Safe work methods and safety practices pertaining to the work, including the handling of hazardous chemicals; safe driving rules and practices.
  • Principles and practices, methods, equipment, tools, and materials used in maintaining, repairing, constructing, and installing buildings and facilities, including carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, and mechanical and electrical work.
  • Ability to work in less than ideal conditions, g. noise, high traffic areas, etc.
  • Ability to estimate building and repair costs and to prepare specifications for new purchases for equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to orient other workers and to explain organizational policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors, consultants, contractors, architects, residents, HUD, and local, state, and federal officials; ability to communicate with people from a broad range of socio-economic
  • Ability to establish, monitor, and achieve objectives through skillful delegation of

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to physically walk and survey facilities in order to conduct
  • Ability to work/inspect in wet, damp, hot, cold, or dusty
  • Ability to stoop kneel in order to gain access to work
  • Ability to work while standing for extended periods of
  • Ability to lift 50 unassisted.

Minimum Education, Training, and/or Experience

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited two or four-year college or university with major coursework in construction management, urban studies, public administration, property management, or a related field
  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in maintenance operations and management, including one year of lead or supervisory experience, two years preferred. Experience with underserved populations and rental housing is preferred.

Special Requirements

  • A valid driver’s license
  • Possession of CMM and CAMT certification or ability to become certified within 12 months of the date of hire is required.
  • On-call 24-hours to respond to emergencies





Sanitation Worker (J.P. Mascaro & Sons)

Sanitation Worker (J.P. Mascaro & Sons)

J.P. Mascaro is looking to hire 5-6 Chester residents immediately.


Call General manager Tony Bergandino during normal business hours: