Environmental Education - YCC Adult Crew Leaders (Ages 20+) - Open Continuous

  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 17, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management Education and Training Environmental Services
  • Salary: $19.00 - $24.00 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Position

Portland Parks & Recreation is looking for summer 2023 Crew Leaders for the Youth Conservation Crew!

Do you love nature, being outdoors, AND working with youth?
Apply to be a Crew Leader or Office Assistant with the Youth Conservation Crew (YCC).

This is an ongoing recruitment to fill positions starting in June. Applicants are encouraged to apply early! Eligible applicants will be contacted for interviews as early as March.

Lead a group of teenagers ages 14-19 as they work on trees, trails, habitat, gardens, and more. Help teens develop a love of nature in the city, and the skills and knowledge they need to protect it.

Assist the YCC Coordinator with essential office tasks, and serve as a backup Crew Leader when needed.

Available Positions:
We are hiring 10 Crew Leaders to lead 5 crews:
  • Community Gardens Crew (hiring 2)
  • Natural Area Crew - East side (hiring 2)
  • Natural Area Crew - West side (hiring 2)
  • Trail Crew (hiring 2)
  • Tree Crew (hiring 2)
Visit our website for more information about each crew and what it's like to be a crew leader: https://www.portland.gov/parks/environmental-education/crew-leader-information

We are also hiring one Office Assistant to perform the following:
  • Assist the YCC Coordinator in daily tasks
  • Serve as a backup Crew Leader when needed
  • Track and deliver field supplies and equipment
  • Complete office tasks such as timekeeping, electronic file organization, and weekly reports
  • Help plan and run the end of summer celebration
  • Other duties as assigned!

Work Schedule:
Dates: June 12 - August 18, 2023
Hours: Monday (8:30am - 2:30pm); Tuesday - Friday (7:15am - 3:15pm)
Crew Leaders and Office Assistant may begin working earlier than June 12 on a flexible schedule if available.

Com p ensation:
Hourly rate is $19 - $24 an hour, depending on experience and training.
Crew Leaders and the Office Assistant also take part in professional development, networking, and growth opportunities. For many YCC staff, YCC is an entry into working at Portland Parks & Recreation. We work with our Crew Leaders and Office Assistant to achieve their goals!

These are seasonal Community Service Aide (CSA) II positions with a maximum of 1,400 hours in a calendar year.

These positions are not eligible for benefits.
About Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau:
Portland Parks & Recreation values a diverse workforce and seeks to promote equity and inclusion. Environmental Education programs serve children and youth from a broad range of backgrounds. Although not required, we encourage applications from individuals with diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds including the Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/e/x, Asian, Pacific Islander, Multiracial, LGBTQ2SIA+ or disability community.

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 serves a population of over 650,000. Culture and solutions are our focus. We view every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our experience. We are committed to removing 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, interested, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of October 18, 2021, all City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This is required for all positions at the City of Portland. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required by date of hire. You may
request an exception , for health or religious reasons, from getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the time a position is offered.

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
  1. Ability to promote equity, diversity, inclusion and provide culturally responsive leadership.
  2. Experience working with teenagers.
  3. Knowledge and familiarity with nature, the outdoors, or environmental education.

Applicants must also:
  • Be at least 20 years old by June 12, 2023.
  • Have gotten the COVID-19 shots per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.

Please note, these are not required but will be helpful.
  • Speak one of the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Chinese, or Russian.
  • Have skills in one or more of the following areas:
    • Trail building & maintenance
    • Environmental education
    • Habitat restoration
    • Tree care
    • Gardening
Knowledgeable about plants and animals in Portland
Ability to build community, and lead a productive team with high expectations, warmth, and respect
Ability to hold youth accountable for attendance and workplace behavior
Ability to mentor youth and support them in their personal and professional goals
Have a valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving record at the time of hire
We encourage alumni of Youth Conservation Crew to apply for crew leader positions!

Studies have shown that women and People of Color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your life experiences and qualifications for the role. Representation matters!

The Recruitment Process

Submit only your résumé and answers to the job questions for review. Do not add documents that are not listed . If you pass the basic skills (qualifications), you will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the date of the email result, to let us know if you disagree with your results. Read City of Portland Rule 3.01 for information. Additional review may be needed before the eligible list and/or final selection.

** PLEASE NOTE : We may use the list created from this opening to fill future positions. **

  • Closing Date: 4/10/23
  • Applications Graded: weekly, starting the week of 1/23/23
  • Eligible List: weekly, starting the week of 1/30/23
  • Interviews: ongoing
  • Hire Date: 6/12/23
Please note: All timelines can change.

Application Instructions

Applicants need to submit the following to be considered for the position:
  1. Résumé
  2. Answers to the Job Questions
  • Your résumé and answers to the questions will be scored for this position. Incomplete résumé and answers to the job questions may remove you from moving forward.
  • Your answers to the job questions should have details about your education, training, work experience or lived experience.
  • Your résumé should support your answers to the questions.
  • If you served in the military, you may ask for preference. More information can be found below. You may provide in your answers to the questions and resume, any skills gained during your service and how they relate to each of the required minimum skills for this job.
Please note, applications for this position must be turned in no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. Applications must be turned in through the City's online application system. Do not attach materials not listed. E-mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.

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 want to ask for Veterans' Preference, please add the following to your application:
  • Add a copy of your veteran document (DD214 or Veteran's Benefit Letter)
  • Check the box that you are a Veteran
  • Check the box asking for veteran preference
ADA Accommodations: If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below.

Equal Employment Opportunity: No person will be looked at as unfavorable 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 wants everyone who is interested in working at the City to apply.

Language Pay Differential
Employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English and who use their language skill to assist the community, may receive additional pay. More about the process can be found here.

Did you know? We have How to Apply Classes that are free on how to apply to the City. Click the link for the list of dates: https://www.portland.gov/bhr/career-center/applying-city-jobs

Contact Information
Jaclyn Snyder, Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Closing Date/Time: 4/10/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

Job Address

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