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

Support for Job Placement

Support for Job Placement

If you are a high school graduate, between the ages of 18-24 and reside in Delaware County and need help finding a job; contact the Blueprint for Success Program.

Youth Employment (STEP Program)

Youth Employment (STEP Program)

This program has been extended until August 26!

Have your children sign up and get in shape for the upcoming school year!

To speed up your enrollment, you will need the following documents: birth certificate, social security card, photo ID, working papers and a current report card.

***Please call Ms. Elaine Greene-Upton directly to enroll at 610-364-1212  —   (DO NOT scan the QR Code)***

Recycling, Trash and Streets Coordinator

Recycling, Trash and Streets Coordinator

Organization Unit:        Department of Public Works, Parks, & Property

Reports to:                   Director of Public Works

Status:                         Full-time, Non-Bargaining Unit

Hours:                          M-F, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Posting Period:             August 5, 2021 – August 19, 2021, or until position is filled

Salary range:                $40,000 – $46,000

Benefits:                      Medical, Vision, Dental, & Life


Responsible for the implementation and direction of PA Act 101 guidelines within the City of Chester with regard to recycling and City Ordinance number 926.  Responsible for managing the trash contract with the City’s residential trash vendor.  Responsible for assisting with bulk trash phone calls, handicapped signs and other duties as assigned by the Director of Public Works.


  1. Prepare monthly reports of matters regarding recycling for distribution to Council and City Engineer;
  2. Direct both commercial and residential recycling programs;
  3. Responsible for public education and awareness of requirements pertaining to recycling program;
  4. Develop educational mailing, newspaper releases, and warning notices for commercial and residential recycling programs;
  5. Overseeing that private recycling haulers adhere to municipal contracts;
  6. Track tonnage of recyclable material generated by commercial and residential programs;
  7. Preparation and filing of applications and related correspondence for recycling performance grants;
  8. Implements recycling programs as directed by PA Act 101 within time frames dictated;
  9. Develops specifications and directs distribution of recycling containers;
  10. Answer questions and address complaints from the public at large;
  11. Liaison between private recycling haulers, the public, sorting centers and the City;
  12. Administers the annual recycling report program;
  13. Tracts permitting to private trash haulers in accordance with city ordinances;
  14. Assists with bulk trash phone calls and handicapped sign process
  15. All other duties as assigned by the Director of Public Works and/or the City Engineer or their designees.


  1. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent;
  2. Must be a Chester resident;
  3. Must have a current PA Driver’s License;
  4. Must operate an insured personal vehicle or have access to one;
  5. Good interpersonal skills, professional telephone manner with excellent oral and written communication skills;
  6. Strong knowledge of Windows, specifically Word and Excel.


Work requires the ability to sit, stand, bend, reach, and occasionally lift objects (0-15lbs).  Also requires individual to
drive around the City to ensure that trash vendor is adhering to service levels in contract.


The work is performed primarily in an office environment but is occasionally exposed to hot, cold and inclement weather, as well as dust, pollen, fumes and noise, outdoors.


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.