Now Hiring: This Week’s Job Postings



A great week for job searching, especially if you’re an urban designer or real estater.

1) Entry-Level Urban Designer (Provisional) – Philadelphia City Planning Commission – Philadelphia
2) Urban Designer/Planner – WRT – Philadelphia
3) Program Associate, Community Planning & Development – Isles, Inc. – Trenton, NJ
4) Strategy & Sustainability Planner – SEPTA – Philadelphia
5) Senior Policy Associate – Philadelphia Works – Philadelphia
6) Analyst – Athenian Razak LLC – Philadelphia
7) Real Estate Associate – Doyle Real Estate Advisors – Philadelphia
8) Programs Director, Philadelphia Office – DREAM – Philadelphia POSITION FILLED!
9) Intern – Garden Justice Legal Initiative/Grounded in Philly – Philadelphia
10) Research Assistant – Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers – Camden, NJ
11) Manager, Policy Communications – Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce – Philadelphia
12) Wetlands Project Coordinator – The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University – Philadelphia

Full descriptions after the jump!

1) Entry-Level Urban Designer (Provisional) – Philadelphia City Planning Commission – Philadelphia
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is seeking to hire an entry-level urban designer on a provisional basis. The salary for this position will begin at approximately $44,000 with a comprehensive benefits package. The candidate must have a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in architecture, landscape architecture or urban design, and must have at least two years work experience in these areas, or the candidate may have a Masters degree in any of these disciplines without work experience to be considered for employment. The successful candidate will be skilled at Adobe Suite and SketchUp. Please submit a resume and a sample of work, performed at either university level, or at a professional office to David Schaaf, Director of Urban Design, planning@phila.gov, by Monday, October 14, 2013 at 5:00 PM. These documents may also be mailed to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, 1515 Arch Street, 13th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Attn: David Schaaf. A civil service test will be administered in the future by the City’s Office of Human Resources (OHR) that will be open to all who qualify. A successful provisional employee must be ranked 1 or 2 on the test results to be considered a permanent employee. Upon completion of one year’s satisfactory performance on this job, the urban designer will automatically become a City Planner III with a salary of approximately $56,000 per year.

2) Urban Designer/Planner – WRT – Philadelphia

WRT Philadelphia is seeking an urban designer with 2-4 years of experience for an entry level position in our Philadelphia office. A Bachelor of Architecture is required and Masters in Urban/City Planning and private sector experience in urban design is strongly desired. This position offers growth potential for a motivated individual.

The current work includes a variety of planning, urban design and architectural projects types and scales including master planning of large institutional and educational campuses, transit oriented developments, neighborhood master plans, comprehensive plans, and residential and mixed-use developments. The selected candidate will serve as urban designer for a variety of projects, with specific roles to include research, mapping and analysis; participation in public, client, and other project meetings; report writing; preparation of site plans, maps, digital models, photo-simulations and other graphics.

• Bachelor’s degree in Architecture is required.
• Masters in City/Urban Planning or Urban Design is strongly desired.
• Proficiency with ArcGIS, AutoCAD (or Revit, or 3ds max), SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) is required.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Team player and mentorship mindset
• Entrepreneurial drive
• LEED AP a plus
• Web design and/or use of technology/social media a plus

WRT is an award-winning firm with a reputation for excellence and a legacy in sustainable planning and design. For more information, visit WRTdesign.com.
WRT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We strongly value diversity and an inclusive workplace. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

3) Program Associate, Community Planning & Development – Isles, Inc. – Trenton, NJ
Professional Area:
Community Development and Redevelopment
Land-Use Management and Code Enforcement
Parks and Recreation Planning
Participation and Empowerment
Urban Design
1-3 years
Contact person:
Loren McAlister

Self-Reliant Families and Healthy, Sustainable Communities

Founded in 1981, Isles is a nationally recognized nonprofit community development and environmental organization with the mission to foster more self-reliant families in healthy, sustainable communities. Each year, Isles reaches thousands of central New Jersey residents with opportunities for at-risk youth job training, affordable housing development, financial literacy training, homeownership counseling, urban agriculture, food and nutrition education, environmental health and education, community organizing, and neighborhood and regional planning.

Community Planning & Development Overview

Isles’ Community Planning & Development staff works with communities to develop and implement innovative ways to achieve resident-led neighborhood revitalization. Our services fall into three broad categories: community planning, real estate development, and urban agriculture. We work with residents to develop and implement neighborhood plans; provide predevelopment, planning, funding, design, and community outreach assistance to physical redevelopment projects, including affordable housing; support community and school gardeners through the Isles Garden Support Network; offer food and nutrition education via film screenings, discussions, and cooking workshops through our Plate & Place service; and collaborate with other service providers to incorporate hands-on gardening and nutrition education into their youth-serving programs through our YouthGrow service. We also represent Isles on many local, regional, and statewide policy and issue-based committees, and are playing a leadership role in Trenton’s efforts to battle its problem of vacant and abandoned properties.

We are a lean, flat staff that is passionate about what we do. We are always busy, but never too busy to be creative, to laugh, and to find new ways to tackle persistent challenges. We operate as a cross-functional team that has at its disposal a unique set of neighborhood revitalization tools.
Job Description

We are a small staff that takes on big work. We enjoy working, learning, and joking together, so we are looking for someone who fits the way we work and is ready to bring his or her skills to bear on the broad range of projects that we undertake.

While we operate very much as a team, we have needs in both our urban agriculture and community planning service areas. This position will in large part be defined based on the skills, expertise, and interests of the candidate who is the best fit.

Do you have experience in community outreach, organizing, or planning? Perhaps you studied planning or are a certified planner. Or maybe you’re a seasoned project manager with strong research skills who is a quick learner and wants to work on community development and planning projects. If that’s the case, this job will entail assisting with or leading community planning projects, helping to implement existing neighborhood plans, managing relationships with collaborative partners external to Isles, writing and managing grants, and developing creative community outreach efforts.


We are looking for a bright, energetic, go-getter who is eager to be deeply immersed in a broad array of neighborhood revitalization work and who is able to effectively multitask on diverse projects. The ideal candidate will be:

Committed to issues of social, environmental, and economic equity and justice
Open to new people and experiences, and willing to work with people of all ages, races, cultures, ethnicities, genders, sexual preferences, etc.
Flexible and willing to get his or her hands dirty, both literally and figuratively
An excellent communicator and writer with strong computer skills
Able to keep a sense of humor in the face of numerous tight deadlines and a fast-paced environment
Willing to work some nights and weekends – Community work doesn’t happen on a 9 to 5 schedule
Willing to coordinate and work with volunteers
Organized and a self-starter
In possession of a valid driver’s license
Able to pass a background check
Convince us that you have skills and experience that can help us serve communities better and that you’re passionate about what we do. If you’re the right person to join our team, you might have some or all of the following skills, experience, and qualifications:

Experience conducting outreach in culturally diverse communities
Experience in community organizing
Comfort working collaboratively and respectfully with culturally diverse communities, stakeholders, and other organizations
Experience creating and implementing neighborhood plans
Skilled at mapping using GIS, Google Earth, Google Maps, and/or other mapping programs
Skilled at using Excel to track and analyze data
Demonstrated excellence in preparing and tracking budgets
A demonstrated history of successful grant writing
Experience as a teacher or a demonstrated aptitude for engaging and connecting with children
Strong graphic skills and experience using Illustrator, InDesign, and related programs
Experience researching diverse topics and distilling that research into audience-appropriate documents, images, graphs, charts, Facebook posts, brochures, or other communication tools
Formally or informally trained in urban planning or real estate development
Related professional certifications such as, but not limited to, AICP, PP, LEED, RD, etc.
Fluency in Spanish
– See more at: http://www.planetizen.com/node/65377

4) Strategy & Sustainability Planner – SEPTA – Philadelphia
Category: Professional/Management
Career Center: External
City/Town: Philadelphia
Location: Administration Group
Type of Assignment: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), is seeking a Strategy and Sustainability Planner to be located in our Center City Philadelphia headquarters.
The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of economic, social and environmental sustainability. Excellent analytical skills are a must. We are not seeking an Environment Engineer, rather, someone with a sustainability planning background.

The salary range is 55K to 69K.

1. Participate in the development of policies in the immediate manager’s organization, and interpret such policies throughout the department.
2. Develop objectives, policies and procedures for the approval of immediate manager.
3. Interpret and administer programs and procedures in accordance with approved policies.
4. Perform special assignments for immediate manager as requested.
5. Report performance to immediate manager.
6. Coordinates expense budget spending for the department to maintain performance within budget.
7. Develop a suitable successor and be responsible for training replacements at all levels within department.

Coordinates development, implementation, and reporting of SEPTA’s Sustainability Program Plan, serving as internal and external liaison for analytical support, operational execution, and communications campaigns associated with the Sustainability Program and its related initiatives.
1. Authors the Sustainability Program Plan and associated plan documents.
2. Develops, implements, and maintains sustainability program performance indicator reports.
3. Provides analytical support and champions development of tactical initiatives to support achievement of Sustainability Program performance targets.
4. Coordinates operational execution of tactical initiatives to support Sustainability Program implementation with SEPTA user departments.
5. Coordinates with internal stakeholders to disseminate and integrate Sustainability Program principles into SEPTA’s business practices.
6. Chairs SEPTA’s Sustainability Working Group and associated ad hoc action teams.
7. Serves as liaison to the Environmental & Sustainability Management System (ESMS) Oversight Team
8. Presents Sustainability Program documents and performance to external stakeholder groups
9. Manages sustainability-related content on SEPTA website and employee intranet site
10. Participates in industry sustainability committees and working groups
11. Recommends industry best practices and strategic opportunities to improve sustainability program performance and reporting practices
12. Supports Manager of Strategic Business Planning on initiatives and reports associated with development and implementation of the five-year Strategic Business Plan
13. Performs other duties as assigned

� Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Government, Environmental Planning, or equivalent field, and a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a related field, is required.
� Experience with popular software for word processing, reporting, presentation, and data management is required.
� Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills, are required.
� Experience with decision-making in an operational environment is preferred.
� Knowledge of and experience with conducting return on investment analyses is preferred.

If selected for an interview, you will be required to present your work on one project related to the topic of Sustainability Planning. Please be prepared to give a ten minute verbal presentation on your work to be accompanied by a Power Point presentation. Please bring four hard copies of your PowerPoint presentation.

5) Senior Policy Associate – Philadelphia Works – Philadelphia
The Sr. Policy Associate engages key stakeholders at the local, state and national levels to develop and implement policy approaches to address and influence policy and political impact on the workforce development system.

In this position you will be responsible for the following duties:

Conduct research on local regional state and national best practices pertaining to workforce system related program operations and polices: make recommendations regarding adoption of appropriate policies and practices in Philadelphia. Identify systems, agencies and organizations that Philadelphia Works should partner with in order to improve system performance; forge partnerships among these entities to enable the system to better address client needs. Research, track and analyze pertinent legislative and administrative policies that impact Philadelphia Works; keep leadership abreast of federal and state policy changes and potential policy changes and advise on responses. Identify internal and external operational concerns that can be remedied by policy clarification and/or development; elaborate policies and disseminate policy changes. Serve as a link to the advocacy community and partner with appropriate advocates to promote policies and practices beneficial to Philadelphia Works, its subcontractors, clients and employers. Prepare policy materials including policy reports, action alerts, talking points, issue briefs, letters, etc. Archive information pertinent to the development of policy. Act as a liaison representing Philadelphia Works with various public agencies. Collaborate with the Marketing and Communication Manager in preparing senior staff who participates in external public policy activities such as speaking engagements. Create and direct opportunities for stakeholders to participate in Philadelphia Works public policy activities. Network with other Workforce Investment Boards and affiliated organizations interested in common issues.

Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred, in political science, public policy or related field from an accredited college or university. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in legislative or public policy analysis.

Or, any combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Human Resources Department.

· Knowledge of federal , state and local policy and the regulatory environment in the State
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
· Ability to apply knowledge of workforce system and economic development to legislative and public policy analysis
· Excellent organizational, analytical and prioritizing skills
· Ability to work effectively with representatives from the business community, government organizations, stakeholders as well as board of directors, Sr. leadership and management
· Strong attention to details
· Capacity to synthesize information from multiple sources and generate summaries
· Strong teamwork skills
· Good judgment, solid business acumen and strong diplomacy skills
· Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
· Ability to interact effectively with various levels of staff, management, government officials, and the public
Salary Range: $68,000- $75,000
Apply here: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=6583641&t=2

6) Analyst – Athenian Razak LLC – Philadelphia

AthenianRazak consults on, creates, and manages real estate. We are a growing and award-winning real estate firm with a varied portfolio of consulting, data center, redevelopment, specialized development management and project management, and distressed asset repositioning work. AthenianRazak is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. AthenianRazak is looking for an analyst focused on real estate. You must be enthusiastic about using your knowledge to do the best possible job, as well as excited about learning new skills and using them on rapidly changing projects. If you’re right for this job you enjoy working hard and doing a great job and you’ll care about your role in a fast growing company with a reputation for excellence, transparency, stewardship, and innovation. Please send resume and cover letter to Jackie Buhn at jackie.buhn@athenianrazak.com.

7) Real Estate Associate – Doyle Real Estate Advisors – Philadelphia

Doyle Advisors, a well established, Philadelphia based real estate appraisal and consulting firm is seeking a full time Real Estate Associate. Duties include assisting with market feasibility analyses; tax assessment appeals; litigation support; competitive set research for appraisal reports; general market analysis; and market rent surveys. Position provides opportunity for appraisal license. Ideal candidates will hold a degree in real estate, urban planning, urban studies, design, or a related field. Necessary computer skills include Word, Excel, Outlook and must be facile with new software. Submit resume to jdoyle@doyleadvisors.com.

8) Programs Director, Philadelphia Office – DREAM – Philadelphia POSITION FILLED!

DREAM works to change the life outcomes of youth living in affordable housing by providing high quality, college-campus based Village Mentoring, summer enrichment, local and regional adventures, support for post-secondary success, and an unwavering commitment to dreaming big. We, have a lot of fun, believe all youth can thrive, have a relentless focus on families in affordable housing, are ready to go the extra mile to make change, and like to be bold, fun, energetic, goofy, outrageous, thoughtful and optimistic. Maybe you’d like to join us? We are seeking our first Philadelphia Programs Director to help launch DREAM for youth in affordable housing in Philly!
Your potential responsibilities would include launching and leading transformative, year-round DREAM programming for youth in Philadelphia, developing adventure opportunities in the region supporting and managing volunteers and program staff, evaluating impact and implement new strategies , building strategic, programmatic partnerships, and participating in fundraising efforts. For more information visit www.dreamprogram.org
To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest by email to recruit@dreamprogram.org. Our hiring process is rolling.

9) Intern – Garden Justice Legal Initiative/Grounded in Philly – Philadelphia

We’re looking for some help with Grounded in Philly and the Garden Justice Legal Initiative. Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested! If you could send this out today/this week that would be super appreciated.

This intern will support projects and campaigns aimed at ensuring that community farmers and gardeners in Philadelphia have the resources and tools they need to preserve their individual farms and gardens, and supporting movement building, self advocacy, and informed leadership to effect equitable and meaningful reforms needed for community land and food security and sovereignty at the neighborhood, city, and state levels.

Specific Responsibilities will include:
1. Promote, maintain, and use Grounded in Philly (www.groundedinphilly.org<http://www.groundedinphilly.org>) to help individuals and groups in Philadelphia identify, organize around and access publicly- and privately-owned vacant land in Philadelphia, as well as provide information about pathways to protect land for Philadelphia groups that are already land stewards
2. Work with neighborhood-based and youth partner organizations to interview gardeners and farmers on challenges and resource needs, and providing information on opportunities for advocacy and network building
3. Help with preparation and day-of activities related to our next regional event on October 26th. Growing Healthy Communities: A Prescription for Better Health – http://growinghealthy.eventbrite.com/
1. Strong computer skills
2. Strong interpersonal skills
3. Reliable and able to work independently
4. Strong interest in urban agriculture, community gardens, and/or land and food sovereignty
5. Strong writing and communication skills
6. Bi-lingual (English, Spanish) preferred, though not required
7. Experience with urban farming a plus, though not required
1. Start date immediately
2. Schedule is flexible: 1 day per week minimum, up to 5 days per week.
3. 2 month commitment minimum, though very open to longer commitments.
Please direct all questions, cover letters and resumes to Owen Taylor, Garden Justice Legal Initiative, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, United Way Building, Second Floor, 1709 Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103, 267-546-1304, otaylor@pilcop.org

10) Research Assistant – Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers – Camden, NJ

As a member of the Coalition’s Research and Evaluation Team, the Research Assistant will assist with various aspects of the organization’s research work. The position will provide the opportunity to develop applied research skills while at the same time contributing to the Coalition’s efforts to improve health care and reduce health care costs for residents of Camden, NJ. In addition, the Research Assistant will also facilitate the development of the Coalition’s Healthcare Hotspotting Analytic Toolkit. Hotspotting is a data-driven process used to identify, in a timely manner, patients who are heavy users of the healthcare system and their patterns of use, so targeted interventions and follow-up programs can be put in place to address their needs and change their existing, potentially ineffective utilization pattern. The Toolkit will serve as a web based resource for communities looking to implement hotspotting data analysis and programming.


Dataset Assembly

Standardize data from multiple institutions

Merge disparate datasets using probabilistic linkage techniques

Perform data quality validation

Data Analysis and Report Generation

Research best practices for working with hospital administrative data

Assist CCHP develop methodologies for analyzing, interpreting, and displaying data

Provide descriptive and statistical analysis of clinical and administrative data sets using a variety of programs (Microsoft Access, SPSS, R)

Assist with designing of reports intended for a wide array of audiences from CCHP staff to community members and stakeholders

Geospatial Analysis

Assist with GIS analysis of health data from Camden and partner communities

Link internal data with publicly-available datasets

Produce visual displays of spatial data (heat maps, thematic maps, etc.)

Research Support

Assist with Institutional Review Board work from applications to ongoing support

Perform literature reviews around areas relevant to CCHP clinical work

Assist with journal article preparation and writing

Dissemination of work to other communities

Support CCHP’s mission to serve as a teaching organization

Develop training materials for external communities hoping to analyze their own data


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social sciences or public health (or current graduate student)

Experience using a major statistical software package such as R or SPSS

Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methodology

Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative evaluation and research methods

Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information in a non- technical manner

Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team

Strong attention to detail

Good organization skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks

If you are interested in applying for this position please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@camdenhealth.org with “Research Assistant” in the subject line.

11) Manager, Policy Communications – Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce – Philadelphia

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting growth and economic development, advocating for sound public policy, and serving our members with outstanding programs and benefits. GPCC is the premier advocate of the region’s business community, representing members in 11 counties across three states with one voice.

We are currently seeking a Manager, Policy Communications that will be responsible for the development, execution and management of an integrated communications strategy to raise the visibility of all policy and advocacy efforts of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  1. Work with the Director, Public Policy and the SVP, Advocacy & Public Affairs  to develop, execute and manage an integrated communications strategy for all policy issues relevant to GPCC.
  2. Develop and execute grass roots advocacy, strategic communications and social media campaigns for GPCC aimed at influencing policy makers at the city, state and federal level on relevant policy issues.
  3. Draft communications materials for all Advocacy and Public Policy initiatives and events to advance GPCC’s policy agenda.
  4. Enhance, update and maintain advocacy lists at GPCC including grassroots, Council Connectors, and other new advocacy lists as developed.
  5. Partner with policy peers and community organizers across the city and region to advance the Chamber’s policies and positions. Conduct policy research as needed to help create and advance GPCC’s communications message on relevant issues.
  6. Work with CEO Council for Growth to promote Federal and Regional advocacy communications efforts.
  7. Work with Communications Department to create, and update website and social media content related to all Chamber advocacy efforts.
  8. Assist with and attend Chamber Public Policy events.
  9. Other duties as required due to operations needs or as directed by the Director, Public Policy or other Chamber leadership.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Political Science or related field.
  • Minimum of three to five years of communications/legislative experience, preferably in a government or policy-centered role.
  • Demonstrated abilities and experience with using social media to communicate the message.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, with ability to distill large amounts of policy information into concise and insightful reporting and communications products.
  • High-energy and a positive “team first” attitude.
  • Self-motivated and directed.
  • Ability to make timely decisions, exhibiting sound judgment and tact, and to accept responsibility for results.
  • Proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office programs.

To Apply

GPCC offers its employees a dynamic, fast-paced environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits package. Applicants must include salary requirements to be considered. To apply for this position, please use the following link:https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=884399212) Wetlands Project Coordinator – The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University – Philadelphia

Job Overview:

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is currently accepting applications for a full-time Environmental Scientist, in wetlands science, to coordinate and implement tidal wetland field and laboratory research projects.  Field locations are located in tidal freshwater and salt marshes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.  The position is a field crew leader who will be responsible for data collection, and supervision of staff scientists and interns. The selected person will report to the Wetland Section Leader/Principal Investigator and work in conjunction with a post-doctoral research fellow to plan and implement data collection and research priorities.



MS in environmental science, biology or similar field and a general understanding of freshwater and salt marsh ecology. Additional years of professional experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
Technical writing and word processing skills. Knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office, Sigma Plot, GoogleEarth and Leica Geo Office software preferred.
Valid driver’s license. Comfortable driving mini-vans and SUVs while towing a boat trailer.  Applicants with NJ or PA Coast Guard boating certification and experience operating small motorized vessels  preferred.
Extensive daily travel (>3 hrs per day) and physically demanding field work are regularly required.
Successful candidates will be highly-motivated, pay great attention to detail, possess high scientific integrity and a strong work ethic. Candidates must be able to work well in a team setting but also be confident working alone.


Essential Functions:

1.         Coordinate, lead and conduct field data collections in a variety of freshwater and salt marshes.


2.         Plan efficient field days by creating maps and data sheets, and organizing field crew members.


3.         Communicate with the Biogeochemistry Laboratories   to ensure samples are processed in a timely manner.


4.         Use soil sampling devices, SET (standard elevation tables), and YSI water monitoring devices to collect data in the field.


5.         Compile, summarize and evaluate field data.  Assist project manager with report writing.


6.         Gather information and complete permit applications prior to each field season.


7.         Track schedules and budgets to ensure that all project deadlines are met and projects are completed within budget.


The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=77715 or visit www.drexeljobs.com and search for Wetlands Project Coordinator.  The requisition number is 5643.


To Apply

To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=77715 or visit www.drexeljobs.com and search for Wetlands Project Coordinator.  The requisition number is 5643.

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