Temporary - Professional Instructor I-II (Part-Time/Multiple Positions/Parks and Recreation)

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Jan 01, 2022
Part Time Education and Training Parks and Recreation

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
This position will be filled at one of the following based on qualifications:

Professional Instructor I
$15.00 - $19.00, depending on experience

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Any combination equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree, plus six (6) months related experience. Professional Certification may substitute for Bachelor's Degree.



OR

Professional Instructor II
$20.00 - $35.00, depending on experience

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Any combination equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree, plus two (2) years related experience. Professional Certification may substitute for Bachelor's Degree.

Notes to Applicants

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department ( PARD ) provides, protects and preserves a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community. Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and welfare benefits, such as medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more! Click HERE for more information.

The purpose of this Temporary - Professional Instructor I and II position is to provide temporary support to after school or summer camp Youth Development programs by creating curriculum that engages student participation and learning.

Application Instructions/Job Requirements:
  • Application: A detailed, complete application is required, and applicants must include on their Employment Record all experience (work and/or volunteer) related to this job posting - up to 10 years or more; this will be used to determine your base compensation. Employment Record dates must include month and year. Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application. Statements such as "See Resume" will not be accepted and a resume alone will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.
  • Skills Assessments: Skills assessment(s) may be required as part of the recruitment process.
  • Virtual Interviews: PARD may conduct virtual interviews.
  • Military/Veteran: An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview.
  • Physical Requirements: Tasks may involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using a force equal to lifting up to ten (10) pounds. Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be physically and mentally able to communicate, respond and work with participant's needs and safety issues.


Other Information:
  • Posting Guidelines: PARD reserves the right to close posted positions prior to the advertised close date, based on recruitment strategies and business needs. This posting may be used to fill other vacancies in other divisions/work locations within the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Decisions on assigned selection will be made at the time of hire based on the business needs of the department.
  • Work/Location Schedule Notes: May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends & holidays. Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.
  • Travel: If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.
  • Tobacco and Vape-Free Workplace: PARD work site locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any PARD work site - including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicles located on the premises.

Pay Range
$15.00- $30.00 per hour.

Hours
Days and Hours:
  • 20 - 40 hours per week, variable schedule.
  • May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
  • Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.

Job Close Date
01/31/2022
Type of Posting External
Department Parks and Recreation
Regular/Temporary Temporary
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location Various City of Austin Recreation Centers
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience working with youth and adults in recreational programming; and in implementing/teaching recreational classes and activities.
  • Experience working with special needs adults and youth.
  • Experience coaching various youth sports.
  • Experience designing, implementing and evaluating outdoor interpretive and/or recreational programming.



Preferred Skills:
  • Ability to fluently communicate (reading, writing, speaking) in English and Spanish.


Preferred Programming Knowledge:
  • Leading and/or instructing one or more of the following types of recreational programming:
    • Recreational Games and Activities (Indoor or Outdoor)
    • Sports/Athletic Programs
    • Performing & Visual Arts
    • Science/Nature/Environmental Education
    • Outdoor Recreation
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Team Building
    • Therapeutic Recreation, Inclusion and Special Education
    • S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math


Other:
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Prepares lesson plans.
2. Plans course content and method of presentation or delivery.
3. Selects and assembles materials, equipment and other instructional aids.
4. Schedules, registers, and conducts classes and workshops.
5. Adapts workshops and classes to student age, physical ability and interests.
6. Provides individual coaching.
7. Ensures safe and proper use of equipment and materials.
8. Selects, stores and inventories equipment and supplies.
9. Safely facilitate and actively supervise participants at all times while engaging in a variety of activities.
10. Regular attendance is essential for this position.
11. Attend all sessions of scheduled staff training.
12. Serve as a role-model, exercising appropriate decision-making boundary setting.
13. Utilize effective behavior management skills, including enforcing policies fairly, consistently, kindly and firmly.
14. Communicate clearly and professionally with, participants, parents, co-workers and supervisor.
15. Work cooperatively with other staff.
16. Provide customer service.
17. Complete reports and forms and assist with maintaining records in accordance with COA and PARD policies.
18. Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities - Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
None.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

• Knowledge of youth programs and activities.
• Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
• Skill in oral and written communication.
• Skill in problem solving.
• Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
• Ability to work with children and teens, including youth with special needs
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the City and the public.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires any combination equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree, plus six (6) months related experience. Professional Certification may substitute for Bachelor's Degree. Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position?
  • Yes
  • No
* Have you previously worked for the City of Austin, Parks and Recreation Department? If yes, please indicate dates, work unit/section and position held at the Parks and Recreation Department.
(Open Ended Question)
* Which City of Austin Recreation Center(s) would you prefer to work at (select from list below)?
  • Alamo Recreation Center
  • Austin Recreation Center
  • Danny G McBeth Recreation Center
  • Delores Duffie Recreation Center
  • Dittmar Recreation Center
  • Dottie Jordan Recreation Center
  • Dove Springs Recreation Center
  • Givens Recreation Center
  • Gustavo "Gus" L Garcia Recreation Center
  • Hancock Recreation Center
  • Lorraine "Grandma" Camacho Activity Center
  • Metz Recreation Center
  • Montopolis Recreation Center
  • Northwest Recreation Center
  • Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center
  • Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center
  • Pickfair Community Center
  • South Austin Recreation Center
  • Turner-Roberts Recreation Center
  • Virginia L Brown Recreation Center
  • All
* Describe your experience working with youth and adults with special needs - include how many years of experience; the ages of the participants; and give examples of the type of recreational classes and activities taught.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience in designing, implementing and evaluating outdoor interpretive and/ or recreational programming - include how many years of experience; the ages of the participants; and give examples of the type of outdoor interpretive and/ or recreational programming.
(Open Ended Question)
* Which type of recreational programming do you have experience in leading and/or instructing:
  • Recreational Games and Activities (Indoor or Outdoor)
  • Sports/Athletic Programs
  • Performing & Visual Arts
  • Science/Nature/Environmental Education
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Team Building
  • Therapeutic Recreation, Inclusion and Special Education
  • All
* Are you bilingual in English/Spanish or English/other language?
  • Fluent in two or more languages - read, write, speak
  • Bilingual and able to speak in a second language
  • Bilingual and understand if someone is speaking to me in a second language
  • None of the above
* If selected as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
  • Yes
  • No
* Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
  • Yes
  • No
* This is a multi-position job posting and you will only be notified if you are selected to move forward in the process. Once the department is no longer hiring for this position, you will receive a notification informing you of such.
  • I acknowledge this statement

Optional & Required Documents
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