Environmental Education - YCC Crew Member and NDC Educator I (Ages 14+) - Open Continuous

  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 17, 2023
Full Time Education and Training Environmental Services
  • Salary: $16.00 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Position

Do you want to work outdoors all summer?
Do you enjoy learning about plants and animals?
Do you want to protect the environment?

Apply now to work with Portland Parks & Recreation's Environmental Education department!

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

Available Youth positions for Summer 2023:
Please follow the links below for more information about the programs.

Nature Day Camp Educator I
Work with children ages 5 - 12 in local parks, leading games, activities, and exploring nature.

Age Requirements: Must be between 16 - 21 years old.

Work Schedule: June 16 through August 18, 2023; Monday through Friday; 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Youth Conservation Crew Member
Work with plants, animals and trails.

Age Requirements: Must be between 14- 18 years old.

Work Schedule: In the summer, work June 27 through August 11, 2023; Tuesday through Friday; 8:30am to 2:30pm. During the school year, sign up to work on Saturdays and school holidays.

These are seasonal Community Service Aide (CSA) I 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 are the values that 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 qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Be between the ages of 14 and 21 years old by June 1, 2023.
    • Applicants ages 14-18 will be considered for Youth Conservation Crew.
    • Applicants ages 16- 21 will be considered for Nature Day Camp Educator I
Applicants must also:
  • Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.
Preferred Qualifications:
Please note, these are not required, but will be helpful:
  • Speak one of the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Chinese, or Russian.
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

Applicants must submit the following to be considered:

  1. Answers to the Supplemental Questions
  • Your answers to the supplemental questions will be reviewed for this position.
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: Must be a US Citizen or have documents that allow you to work within the US 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, Pregnancy, and Religious Request: If you would like to request a reasonable change when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below.

Equal Employment: 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: 4/3/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

Job Address

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