Recreation Aide - Instructor (Parks Activities Specialist)

  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $14.40 - $23.50 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Position

Do you enjoy teaching or leading classes and having fun?
Portland Parks and Recreation is looking to hire multiple Recreation Aide Instructors/Parks Activities Specialist positions across the Portland area!

Our Recreation Aide Instructors (Parks Activities Specialists) instruct and/or monitor classes/activities in area of assignment. They may develop lesson plans related to area of assignment based upon overall program objectives and guidelines. They also prepare materials for instruction of classes/activities; record participation for classes/activities; and perform duties related to customer service, cross marketing and delivery of assigned activities. We are hiring the following types of instructors:

Recreation Aide - Instructor I (Parks Activities Specialist)

Instructors prepare and present lessons/activities for programs and classes. Areas of assignment are as follows: messy art, cooking, dance exploration, enrichment, music exploration, and sports. Creates welcoming atmosphere, engages with park and facility guests, provides excellent customer service and is a resource for PP&R information. Maintains clean facilities and/or park spaces, monitors use of space and needs of guests, is proactive in addressing potential safety concerns, upholds the PP&R code of conduct, communicates with supervisor, rangers, and security under established guidelines. Monitors participation and completes needed paperwork and record keeping.

Recreation Aide - Instructor II (Parks Activities Specialist)

Instructors prepare and present lessons/activities for programs and classes. Areas of assignment are as follows: art, art studio technician, archery, fencing, martial arts, skateboarding, music, language, and dance such as ballet, tap, hip hop and jazz. Creates welcoming atmosphere, engages with park and facility guests, provides excellent customer service and is a resource for PP&R information. Maintains clean facilities and/or park spaces, monitors use of space and needs of guests, is proactive in addressing potential safety concerns, upholds the PP&R code of conduct, communicates with supervisor, rangers, and security under established guidelines. Monitors participation and completes needed paperwork and record keeping.

Recreation Aide - Instructor III (Parks Activities Specialist)

Instructors prepare and present lessons/activities for programs and classes. Instructor III is classified as classes/programs relating to gymnastics. Instructors are responsible for maintaining discipline and safety while upholding PP&R rules & guidelines. Instructors communicate effectively with members of the public and participants exercising problem solving skills and responding to customer concerns. Instructors communicate with staff regarding supplies, space, and other needs while performing maintenance duties as assigned. Monitors participation and completes needed paperwork and record keeping. Instructor hours are dependent on site & program needs and are subject to change depending on attendance and program scheduling.

Please see the "Additional Information" section for details about each position.

WAGE RANGE:
Recreation Aide - Instructor I: $14.40 - $16.40
Recreation Aide - Instructor II: $16.45 - $21.45
Recreation Aide - Instructor III: $18.50 - $23.50

This is a part-time position with flexible hours and may include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Work hours can be assigned verbally and depend on enrollment levels, needs of the program, and other factors. There is no guarantee of the number of hours needed each week nor the number of hours worked from week to week.

About Portland Parks & Recreation
The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their resume. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

This position is not benefits eligible.


To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for the position:

1. Knowledge of principles, practices and rules related to assigned area of instruction and activity delivery.
2. Ability to prepare and present lessons/activities for programs and classes.
3. Skill in leading classes and activities while educating and motivating participants in a positive manner.
4. Skill in communicating and working effectively with diverse members of the public, participants and co-workers.
5. Ability to recognize and respond to safety and emergency situations.
6. Skill in problem solving and responding to customer concerns.

The Recruitment Process

Applicants must submit the following to be considered:

  1. Work History
  2. Answers to Supplemental Questions
  3. Resume-Optional
  • Work Experience: Fully describe your relevant work experience and/or any unpaid volunteer experience, making sure to explain how your experience demonstrates the qualifications listed in the "To Qualify" section above.
  • Supplemental Questions: Please answer all required questions


Your application will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their answers in their supplemental questions. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation for required certifications may be required prior to the establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: https://www.portland.gov/bhr/career-center/applying-city-jobs

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Questions?
Anna Morgan, Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
Anna.Morgan@portlandoregon.gov

PROGRAM AREAS

Regional and Neighborhood Community Centers : Programs include a wide variety of activity types and may be offered morning, afternoon, evening, and weekends. Instructors may be scheduled to teach a single class or a block of classes in a row. Locations: Charles Jordan Community Center, East Portland Community Center, Matt Dishman Community Center, Montavilla Community Center, Mt. Scott Community Center, Peninsula Park Community Center, St. Johns Community Center, Southwest Community Center Shift times: Operational hours may include 5:30am-10:00pm.

Art centers : Programs focus on art, music and fitness and may be offered morning, afternoon, evening, and weekends. Instructors may be scheduled to teach a single class or a block of classes in a row. Locations: Community Music Center, Multnomah Arts Center. Shift times: Varied hours including weekdays and weekends.

Teen Force : Programs include a wide range of activities in the afternoons and evenings and are focused on youth development for ages 10-20. Locations: Charles Jordan Community Center, East Portland Community Center, Matt Dishman Community Center, Montavilla Community Center and Mt. Scott Community Center Shift Times: After school and weekends.

SUN Community Schools: Programs include a wide range of activities in the afternoons and evenings.
Locations: Alice Ott Middle School, Arleta Elementary, Beaumont Middle School, Centennial Middle School, Faubion K-8 School, Grout Elementary, Lane Middle School, Mt. Tabor Middle School, Parkrose High School, Roseway Heights Middle School and Sitton Elementary.
Shift Times: Afternoons and evenings, Mon-Fri.

Virtual Classes : Programs include a wide range of activities provided through Zoom in addition to instruction made available through Stay and Play videos on YouTube and open signal broadcasting on public access television. Instructors must have access to a computer with a camera and internet access. Locations: Depending on the program, instructors may need to work from a combination of various PP&R locations for filming and assignments may include remote work from home. Shift Times: Varied hours including weekdays and weekends.

Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation : Programs include a wide range of activities throughout the day and serve people living with disabilities. Locations: These programs are offered from locations across Portland and may include travel outside of the Portland area. Shift Times: Varied hours including weekdays and weekends.

Lifelong Recreation : Programs include a wide range of activities, hikes and trips in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends and serve aging adults 60+. Locations: These programs are offered from locations across Portland and may include travel outside of the Portland area. Shift Times: Varied hours including weekdays and weekends.Closing Date/Time: 1/31/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

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