The City of Tualatin is recruiting an energetic, enthusiastic, and outgoing individual to assist in leading our youth volunteer program. Come be a part of TEAM Tualatin and Public Works and make a difference in a young person's life this summer by facilitating adventure, learning, exercise and the impact of community involvement.
This position organizes and presents or supervises assigned recreational activities or programs for department program areas that are temporary or seasonal in nature; does related work as required. Monitors facilities and city assets during community service programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Includes the following; other duties may be assigned.
Plans, develops and directs City-wide recreation programs or classes in one or more of the following areas: athletics, camps, disabled/adaptive, social and cultural, environmental, or other recreational activities. Participates in organizing the necessary materials, tools, and supplies for varying program needs. Organizes and procures tools, material and supplies needed for defined programs.
Provides direct program leadership.
Prepares program submittals, evaluations, and reports. Keeps records, requisitions equipment, materials and supplies.
In collaboration with departmental staff, develops a schedule or timeline within the program that addresses city and/or department objectives.
Monitors, operates within, and makes recommendations on program budget to immediate supervisor.
Develops community interest and participation in programs. Publicizes activities and programs.
Ensures appropriate security and safety of recreational facility, public properties, activities, programs and participants.
Leads work of other interns or volunteers; plans work schedules, makes work assignments, and/or provides training.
Recognizes unsafe conditions and reports to appropriate department staff.
Plans, develops, organizes and instructs specialized activity classes such as physical fitness, music, arts and crafts, dance, environmental education, community outreach, and special interests. Teaches, counsels, and leads teams or other youth groups.
Performs general clerical and staff functions, including but not limited to: preparing reports and records data to determine program impact and/or participant contribution. May also perform activity registration, checking out equipment, scheduling the use of facilities, applying fee schedules, , maintaining records, answering phones and inquiries, providing information to the public, and various general custodial tasks.
Drives participants to recreational activities utilizing city vehicles. Drives to trainings, other city facilities, and vendor sites as needed.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervision is not generally a responsibility of this position. Must be able to direct and lead the work activities of volunteers.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Three years of experience in a related field; two years of experience in supervising recreation programs; Three years of college education in a related field; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and education which would enable the person to perform the essential functions of the position.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, employees, volunteers or partners of organization. Bilingual (Spanish) fluency is preferred.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills: Ability to operate a personal computer and related software.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Possession of a valid Oregon driver's license and acceptable driving record. For positions required to drive the 15-passenger van, there is also a 21 year age requirement along with passing an internal driving course and exam. First Aid/CPR certification at time of appointment or within a timeframe determined by management.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal skills.
Skill in the leadership of several broad types of recreation activities. Personal skills in specialty activities and in their leadership.
Ability to lead youth volunteers, ages 12-18, in a program-based on public service needs that include park enhancement, environmental stewardship and community outreach and engagement.
For more information about the City of Tualatin's youth volunteer camp, TEAM Tualatin, please visit our webpage.
Other Qualifications: Knowledge of principles, terminology, techniques, methods, supplies and equipment, basic rules and skills involved in a variety of recreation programs or a specific program area. Ability to instruct and supervise recreation programs efficiently. Knowledge of techniques in supervising various recreational activities or specific program activity. Some knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of the recreation and education profession, and the purpose, use, and benefit of various elements of specific programs. Skill in leadership of several broad types of recreation activities or a specific activity. Personal skills in specialty activities and in their leadership.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and engage in some physical play during either indoor or outdoor activities. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level is usually moderate, but can be loud.
The position requires extensive public and staff interaction. Duties of this position will be performed in both indoor and outdoor environments, where there may be moderate to high noise levels, and differing weather conditions. Duties of this position require a willingness to work a flexible schedule, which may include nights, weekends, and holidays, and to attend out of town events.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The bulk of the hours will be mid June to mid August, daytime hours, to staff youth volunteer program. Staff are expected to attend summer staff training, which will be held prior to camp commencement.
TO APPLY: You must apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tualatinor/default.cfm No e-mailed or mailed applications or resumes can be substituted for the online application.
This position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed weekly.
If you need assistance with the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 503-691-3022. The City of Tualatin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: 2019-00011
About City of Tualatin
A fantastic opportunity awaits an energetic, enthusiastic, customer service- oriented individual who has a passion for public service. Located 12 miles south of Portland, Tualatin is a progressive, vibrant community of approximately 27,000.