Summer Recreation Employment - Summer Free for All (Ages 17+) (Open Continuous)

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 7/05/2022
Description
Are you ready for fun this summer? Portland Parks & Recreation is seeking candidates for summer Recreation Employment opportunities. The Summer Free For All program includes: Free Lunch + Play programs; Movies, Concerts, and Events in the parks; Arts Pods; and CMC In The Park.

Portland Parks & Recreation strives to hire staff that share in our mission of providing inclusive programming that celebrates and reflects the diversity of Portland and the youth we serve and align with City of Portland's core values of Anti-Racism and Equity. This includes a daily commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.

FREE LUNCH + PLAY
The Free Lunch + Play program is from June 21 - August 26, 2022. During this time children and families spontaneously “drop-in” to various parks and mobile sites to play, make friends, participate in activities, and eat a free meal onsite. Some children and families will return to the same sites frequently, while others may visit only once. Staff provide drop-in recreation activities such as arts n’ crafts, sports, and games to youth and families, give out meals as part of the Federal lunch program, and provides a fun, safe experience for children in our parks. All staff are expected to be inclusive, friendly, reliable, and eager to play with diverse groups of children and youth during their entire shift each day. All Free Lunch + Play positions are physically active, high-energy jobs that take place in various types of outdoor spaces and weather. Must be able to lift and move 20 pounds throughout the shift each day.

EVENTS PROGRAM (Movies, Concerts & Events)
Works as a member of a team to prepare for and deliver movies, concerts, and other special events as needed. Sets up and tears down equipment including stages, audio/visual equipment, inflatable movie screens, popcorn machines, generators, tents and other supplies. Loads and transports equipment to parks in city vehicles and operate a lift gate as needed. Creates welcoming atmosphere, engages with park users and event guests of all ages, sponsors, food vendors, and performers. 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. Driver’s License preferred. These hours may be weekdays and weekends, afternoons, evenings and late evenings up to and past midnight.

ARTS PODS (Mobile Art/Music Studios)
Arts Pods are an outreach program of Multnomah Arts Center and Community Music Center bringing art and music experiences to the public in parks and other community locations throughout the city. An Art Pod is a self-contained mobile unit which provides free, safe, on-site, drop-in, enriching community arts and music experiences. They are led by Specialized Arts Instructors and supported by Counselor I and II positions. Those interested in the Specialized Arts Instructor position should apply here.

CMC IN THE PARK
The Community Music Center runs classes, lessons and ensembles outdoors in parks. They are led by Specialized Arts Instructors and supported by Counselor I and II positions. (Those interested in the Specialized Arts Instructor position should apply here.

This recruitment is for positions held at various parks located throughout Portland. This is an open continuous recruitment and intended for summer employment only.

Positions include:
Find more information below about job types, locations of potential job openings, shifts and salary ranges.

RECREATION ASSOCIATE - COUNSELOR I

Summary:

Counselors organize, plan, and lead a variety of activities including art, crafts, music, performance, science, games, nature, and sports in addition to supporting the physical, social, and cognitive development of preschool and school-aged participants. Positions will be responsible for maintaining discipline and safety while monitoring youth, consistently modeling appropriate behavior, maintaining accurate program records, and performing maintenance duties as assigned.

This is a seasonal 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. Employees in this position serve at will.

Note: This position is represented by represented by the LIUNA Laborers' Local #483- Recreation Employees. To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.

Ages:

Counselor I (Must be at least 17 years old)

Wage Range:

Through June 30, 2022:
Recreation Associate – Counselor I: $15.00 - $16.25
After July 1, 2022:
Wages for represented positions are pending until the completion of contract negotiations. Wage increases will be implemented effective July 1, or a retro payment will be processed if contract negotiations are completed after July 1.

Training Wage:

Counselor training wage is $15.00 for all counselor positions.

Position/s:


Recreation Associate – Counselor I: Free Lunch + Play Park Site


Summary: Provide drop-in recreation activities, play, and free meals to youth in parks, Counselor I’s follow the guidance and direction of Counselor II’s

Locations: North Portland, Northeast Portland, East Portland, Outer East Portland, and Southwest Portland

Shift Range: Monday through Friday 11am-3pm

Special Requirement: Must be able to lift and move 20 pounds throughout the shift each day

Recreation Associate – Counselor I: On-Call Sub (Free Lunch + Play Park Site)

Summary: This position is considered “on-call” and will fill in at various Free Lunch + Play sites throughout Portland. On-Call Sub position works well for those who need more flexibility during the summer, such as those who are going to summer school, have a second job, have existing commitments during the week, or are taking 3+ vacations during the summer months.

Locations: North Portland, Northeast Portland, East Portland, Outer East Portland, and Southwest Portland

Shift Range: Monday through Friday 11am-3pm. Hours will vary depending on staffing needs throughout the summer.

Special Requirements: Must be able to lift and move 20 pounds throughout the shift each day;
Must have the ability to travel to various locations throughout Portland

Recreation Associate – Counselor I: Arts Pods

Summary: This position works as a member of a team to prepare for and deliver performing and visual arts activities in partnership with Free Lunch + Play Program sites and other locations. They arrive on site where Arts Pod vehicles are assigned each day. They set up and tear down equipment such as tents, signs, tables, chairs, and art/craft activity stations. They create a welcoming atmosphere, engaging playfully with park users and guests, providing information about PP&R programs, events, opportunities, and news. Arts Pods Counselor I positions assist Specialized Teaching Artists and Arts Pods Counselor IIs to deliver safe, fun, and equitable engagements. Prior experience with arts or music generally enables employees in this position to be more successful.

Locations: North Portland, Northeast Portland, East Portland, Outer East Portland, and Southwest Portland

Shift Range: Monday through Friday 10:30am-3:30pm

Recreation Associate - Counselor I: CMC in the Park

Summary: This position sets up/breaks down, stores and tracks equipment and supplies for specialized music activities in parks and monitors music classes, lessons, and ensembles, registered participants and spectators. Prior experience in music generally enables employees in this position to be more successful. The position involves lifting and moving a variety of equipment for a large part of each shift.

Locations: Kenilworth Park (SE 34th & Holgate) and Lincoln Park (SE 135th Avenue and Mill Street)

Shift Range: 4 – 8 hours per day (late morning through early evening)/ up to 4 days a week depending on programming.


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RECREATION ASSOCIATE - COUNSELOR II

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Counselor II’s are the staff leaders and are expected to communicate and model exceptional customer service, safety protocols, and engagement techniques to all Counselor 1’s and volunteers on a consistent basis. Counselor II’s are also responsible for prioritizing the safety of all staff and guests, documenting, and maintaining accurate records, being a liaison to all program partners, creating a culture of inclusiveness, care, and fun, ensuring staff and volunteers remain engaged and on-task, daily communication with supervisors.

This is a seasonal 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. Employees in this position serve at will.

NOTE: This position is represented by the LIUNA Laborers' Local #483- Recreation Employees. To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.

Ages:

Counselor II (Must be 19 years old)

Wage Range:

Through June 30, 2022:
Recreation Associate – Counselor II $16.25 - $17.50
After July 1, 2022:
Wages for represented positions are pending until the completion of contract negotiations. Wage increases will be implemented effective July 1, or a retro payment will be processed if contract negotiations are completed after July 1.

Training Wage:

Counselor training wage is $15.00 for all counselor positions

Position/s:


Recreation Associate – Counselor II: Free Lunch + Play at Park Sites

Summary: Ensure a safe and engaging experience for all visitors at Free Lunch + Play sites. Provides direction to counselor I staff, works collaboratively with counselors to develop, and lead the daily schedule, role models expectations, provides excellent customer service, and guaranteeing all leftover meals are donated to approved donation sites at the end of each shift.

Locations: North Portland, Northeast Portland, East Portland, Outer East Portland, and Southwest Portland

Shift Range: Monday through Friday 11am-3pm

Recreation Associate – Counselor II: Free Lunch + Play On-Call Sub

This position is considered “on-call” and will fill in at various Free Lunch + Play sites throughout Portland. Hours will vary depending on staffing needs throughout the summer. The On-Call Sub position works well for those who need more flexibility during the summer, such as those who are going to summer school, have a second job, have existing commitments during the week, or are taking 3+ vacations during the summer months.

Locations: North Portland, Northeast Portland, East Portland, Outer East Portland, and Southwest Portland

Shift Range: Monday through Friday 11am-3pm

Recreation Associate – Counselor II: Free Lunch + Play Mobile Program

The Counselor II: Mobile position travels to two different Free Lunch + Play sites each day from 9am-5:30pm, four days a week to deliver recreation programs and free meals to ten different parks and apartment complexes across East Portland. Counselor II-Mobile staff must be comfortable playing with and leading crafts, games, and activities for preschool and youth. have a valid driver’s license, be comfortable driving a cargo van, and be able to present a clean 5-year driving record from the DMV*

Locations: East Portland

Shift Range: Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:30pm

*Not all positions will require a driver’s license.

Recreation Associate – Counselor II: Free Lunch + Play Program Support Specialist

Position supports Free Lunch + Play sites across the city by role modeling the Counselor II and Counselor I position to staff, teaching staff how to lead crafts, games, and activities; proactively work with youth; and how to promote site programs and activities to the community. Must have previous experience working as a Summer Free Lunch + Play staff member.

Locations: North Portland, Northeast Portland, East Portland, Outer East Portland, and Southwest Portland

Shift Range: Monday through Friday 10:30am-3:30pm

Special Requirement: Must have a valid driver’s license, and be able to present a clean 5-year driving record from the DMV.

Recreation Associate – Counselor II: Free Lunch + Play Craft Specialist

Provides craft ideas and supports staff in the parks on how to lead crafts to youth ages 3-5 and 6-12 years old for 26 park sites and 2 mobile van programs for the nine-weeks. Provide sites with requested craft supplies weekly, oversees the overall organization and inventory of the main storage area and prepares and distributes craft supplies to all sites.

Locations: Based out of Northeast Portland and will drive to 6-8 sites a day across the City.

Shift Range: Monday through Friday 8:15am-4:15pm

Special Requirements: Must have a valid driver’s license, be comfortable driving a cargo van, and be able to present a clean 5-year driving record from the DMV. Must be able to lift and move 20 pounds throughout the shift each day.

Recreation Associate – Counselor II: Free Lunch + Play Mobile Meal Driver

This position supports the two mobile Free Lunch + Play van programs by delivering the free federal lunch meals to two different mobile sites each morning and two different mobile sites each afternoon to parks and apartment complexes in outer east Portland. This requires good time management, promptness, and reliability. In addition, this position will be asked to sub in the mobile program as needed, which includes interacting and playing with children and families.

Locations: North Portland, Northeast Portland, East Portland, Outer East Portland, and Southwest Portland.

Shift Range: Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Special Requirements: *Must have a valid driver’s license, be comfortable driving a cargo van, and be able to present a clean 5-year driving record from the DMV. Must be able to lift and move 50 pounds throughout the shift each day

Recreation Associate – Counselor II: Arts Pods

This position works as a member of a team to prepare for and deliver performing and visual arts activities in partnership with Free Lunch + Play Program sites and other locations. They drive an Arts Pod vehicle each day. They set up and tear down equipment such as tents, signs, tables, chairs, and art/craft activity stations. They create a welcoming atmosphere, engaging playfully with park users and guests, providing information about PP&R programs, events, opportunities, and news. Arts Pods Counselor II positions assist Specialized Teaching Artists and lead Arts Pods Counselor Is to deliver safe, fun, and equitable engagements. Prior experience with arts or music generally enables employees in this position to be more successful.

Locations: North Portland, Northeast Portland, East Portland, Outer East Portland, and Southwest Portland.

Shift Range: Monday through Friday 10:30am-3:30pm

Special Requirements: Must have a valid driver’s license, be comfortable driving a cargo van, and be able to present a clean 5-year driving record from the DMV. Must be able to lift and move 20 pounds throughout the shift each day.

Recreation Associate – Counselor II: CMC in the Park

This position transports, sets up/breaks down, stores and tracks equipment and supplies for specialized music activities in parks. It monitors and is responsible for the successful execution of the music classes, lessons, and ensembles for registered participants. Prior experience in music generally enables employees in this position to be more successful.

Locations: Kenilworth Park (SE 34th & Holgate) and Lincoln Park (SE 135th Avenue and Mill Street)

Shift Range: 4 – 8 hours per day (late morning through early evening)/ up to 4 days a week depending on programming.

Special Requirements: Must have a valid driver’s license, be comfortable driving a cargo van, and be able to present a clean 5-year driving record from the DMV. The position involves lifting and moving a variety of equipment for a large part of each shift.


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RECREATION ASSOCIATE - ATTENDANT I

Summary:

Attendant positions are for the Summer Free for All Concerts, Movies and Events. Attendants monitor drop-in recreation activities in area of assignment. 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.

This is a seasonal 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. Employees in this position serve at will.

NOTE: This classification is represented by the LIUNA Laborers' Local #483- Recreation Employees. To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.

Ages:

Attendant (Must be 17 years old)

Wage Range:

Wage Range through June 30, 2022:
Recreation Associate - Attendant I $15.00 - $16.25

Wage Range after July 1, 2022:
Wages for represented positions are pending until the completion of contract negotiations. Wage increases will be implemented effective July 1, or a retro payment will be processed if contract negotiations are completed after July 1.

Training Wage:

Attendant training wage is $15.00 for all attendant positions.

Position/s:


Recreation Associate Attendant I – Facility Attendant

Maintains cleanliness and order of facility, stocks inventory, conducts set-up and take down of equipment for programs and rentals, physically moves items from space to space inside the facility and outdoors. Fosters an environment that is organized, safe, and welcoming.

Locations: Various parks around Portland

Shift Ranges: Can include weekday and weekend early mornings, mornings, afternoon, and evenings, and possible holidays.


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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.


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.

Positions are not eligible for benefits.

The following minimum qualifications are required for these positions are as follows:
1. Ability to promote a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
2. General knowledge of assigned recreation area.
3. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people.
4. Ability to recognize and respond to safety and emergency situations.
5. Ability to problem-solve and respond to customer concerns.

Applicants must possess:

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.

Submit only your work history and answers to supplemental questions for review. Do not add documents not listed. If you pass the basic skills (qualifications) review, 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.


Application Instructions


Applicants must submit the following to be considered:
1. Work History
2. Answers to Supplemental Questions

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 work history and answers to the questions will be scored for this position. Incomplete work history and answers to the job questions may remove you from moving forward.
  • Your answers to the supplemental questions should have details about your education, training, work experience or lived experience.
  • Your work history should support your answers to the questions.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law, your pay is determined based on the experience and education listed in your application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • 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.


Next Steps:
  • After you submit your application to Government Jobs, it will be reviewed, and you will be contacted for an interview if a position opens and if you meet the qualifications.
  • You may be contacted anytime while this recruitment remains open as this is an open-continuous recruitment.
  • This recruitment will consider only summer employment.
  • Applications submitted by April 4th will be guaranteed an interview. Applications submitted after April 4th, will only be interviewed on an as needed basis.
  • Interviews will be offered weekly beginning March 7th. You will get more information to sign-up for the date and times available once your application has been reviewed.
  • Summer Trainings will begin the week of June 13, 2022.
  • This recruitment will remain open until July 31, 2022.
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

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

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Listing Type
Jobs
Categories
Government/Public Agency
Position Type
Part Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary
$15.00 - $17.50 Hourly
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