Recreation Employment - Community Centers (Ages 15+) - Open Continuous

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 11/25/2022
Description

Portland Parks & Recreation is looking to hire Community Center staff for part-time, year-round employment in the Recreation Division!


Portland Parks & Recreation operates nine Community Centers that serve and engage the public within the Portland area. Community Centers are open to the public for drop-in and registered activities including, but not limited to swim lessons, sports, art classes, music lessons, Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation programming, Lifelong Recreation programming, and TeenForce.

We are looking for people to work at the following Community Centers: Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, Southwest, and Woodstock. This is an open and continuous recruitment for year-round employment.



Positions include:

Find out more below about these job types, locations, hours and pay ranges.

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 speak another language fluently to include that information in their responses below. Bilingual/bi-cultural candidates are encouraged to apply.

These are part-time positions 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 these positions serve at will.


Please note: Counselor, Attendant, and Customer Service positions are represented by Labors' (LiUNA) Local 483 - Recreation. Applicants start at the entry hourly rate. To view the labor agreement, please go to the Labor agreements webpage and click on the appropriate link.


Wages after July 1, 2022: Wages for represented positions are pending until the completion of contract negotiations. The new wage rates will apply retroactively from July 1.




RECREATION ASSOCIATE - COUNSELOR

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.


Training Wage: Counselor training wage is $15.00.


Positions Available:

Counselor I: Preschool Aide

Assist Lead Portland Parks Preschool Teachers. Shifts can include mornings and afternoons.

Locations: East Portland Community Center, Montavilla Community Center, Mt. Scott Community Center, Peninsula Park Community Center, and Southwest Community Center.

Shift Range: Weekday mornings and afternoons.

Age Requirement: Must be at least 15 years old.

Wage Range: $15.00 - $16.25 hourly


Counselor I: After School Program

Help with afterschool programs and instruction.

Locations: Charles Jordan Community Center, Peninsula Park Community Center, and St. Johns Community Center.

Shift Range: Weekday afternoons and evenings between 1:45pm-6:00pm.

Age Requirement: Must be at least 15 years old.

Wage Range: $15.00 - $16.25 hourly


Counselor II: After School Program

Help with afterschool programs and instruction. Participates in program leadership and provides direction to counselor I staff.

Location: Peninsula Park Community Center.

Shift Range: Weekday afternoons from 3:00-6:00pm.

Age Requirement: Must be at least 18 years old.

Wage Range: $16.25 - $17.50 hourly


Counselor I: No School Day Camps

Help with youth camps during no-school days and school breaks. Shifts can include mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

Locations: Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, and Southwest Community Centers.

Shift Range: Weekday early mornings, mornings, afternoon, and evenings during PPS no school days.

Age Requirement: Must be at least 15 years old.

Wage Range: $15.00 - $16.25 hourly


Counselor II: No School Day Camps

Help with youth camps during no-school days and school breaks. Participates in program leadership and provides direction to counselor I staff.

Locations: Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, and Southwest Community Centers.

Shift Range: Weekday early mornings, mornings, afternoon, and evenings during PPS no school days.

Age Requirement: Must be at least 18 years old.

Wage Range: $16.25 - $17.50 hourly



RECREATION ASSOCIATE - ATTENDANT

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.


Training Wage: Attendant training wage is $15.00.


Wage Range: $15.00 - $16.25 hourly

Age Requirement: Must be at least 15 years old

Positions Available:

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.

Locations: Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, and Southwest Community Centers.

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


Attendant I - Gym Attendant

Facilitates gym activities, and develops rapport with participants.

Locations: Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, and Southwest Community Centers.

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


Attendant I - Party & Rental Hosts

Facilitates rental set-up and clean-up, physically moves items from space to space inside the facility and outdoors, and leads party package activities.

Locations: Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, and Southwest Community Centers.

Shift Ranges: Can include weekday and weekend early mornings, mornings, afternoon, and evenings; possible after-hours rentals and holidays.


Attendant I - Indoor Park Attendant

Plans, prepares, and facilitates activities. Provides direction and gives instructions to small and large groups.
Locations: Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, and Southwest Community Centers.

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


Attendant I - Roller Rink Attendant

Facilitates roller rink activities, and develops rapport with participants. Processes drop-in admissions and skate rentals. Maintains skating rink and skates. Completes needed cash handling paperwork and recordkeeping.

Locations: Mt. Scott Community Center.

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


Attendant I - Fitness Attendant

Maintains cleanliness and order of fitness center, develops rapport with participants, and completes needed paperwork.

Locations: Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Mt. Scott, and Southwest Community Centers.

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


RECREATION ASSOCIATE – CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Responsible for providing quality customer service to everyone, either on site or over the phone, when representing Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) in a variety of environments, including, but not limited to, PP&R Centers/buildings, pools, parks, outreach events, schools, and other places where PP&R provides programs, activities and/or information sessions. This includes frequent interaction with the public and Portland Parks & Recreation staff.


Training Wage: Customer Service training wage is $15.00.


Wage Range: $16.50 - $19.25 hourly

Age Requirement: Must be at least 18 years old

Positions Available:

Customer Service Representative

Complete registrations for activities and process and collect admissions for drop-in activities including aquatic and fitness programs, tennis courts, art studios. Demonstrate superior customer service skills. Provide facility reservation information, schedule lessons, sell concessions, process payments, answer phones, provide clerical support, take messages, and support facility rentals. Assist with cleaning and maintaining the facility throughout the day.


Locations: Charles Jordan Community Center, East Portland Community Center, Matt Dishman Community Center, Montavilla Community Center, Mt. Scott Community Center, Peninsula Park Community Center, and Southwest Community Center.

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


RECREATION AIDE – INSTRUCTOR (PARKS ACTIVITIES SPECIALIST)

Instructors prepare and present introductory lessons/activities for programs and classes for a variety of age ranges including preschool, youth, teen and adult. Areas of assignment are as follows: messy art, cooking, dance exploration, music exploration, sports and movement, tumbling and dance exploration, fine arts, writing, and languages. 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.

Training Wage: Instructor training wage is $14.75 for all instructor positions.

Age Requirement: Must be at least 15 years old.

Positions Available:

Instructor I*

Types of Instruction: Messy art, movement & tumbling, music exploration, sports, dance exploration, cooking, and other enrichment classes. Class instruction is typically for parent/child, preschool, and youth age participants.


*Instructor Level I are not required to have formal education/training or hold certifications in the program areas above.


Locations: Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, and Southwest Community Centers.

Shift Range: All operating hours.

Wage Range: $15.50 - $17.15 hourly


Instructor II*

Types of Instruction: Dance- ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz; art; music exploration; fencing; martial arts; language – Mandarin, ASL, ESL, etc.; archery; skateboarding. Class instruction is typically for youth and adult age participants.

*It is preferred for Level II - General Instructors to have formal education/training or hold certifications in the program areas above.


Locations: Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, Southwest, and Woodstock Community Centers.

Shift Range: All operating hours.

Wage Range: $17.20 - $22.20 hourly

Instructor III*

Types of Instruction: Gymnastic classes for all ages. Class instruction is typically for youth age participants.


*It is preferred for Level III to have formal education/training or hold certifications specifically in gymnastics.


Locations: Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, and Southwest Community Centers.

Shift Times: Can include weekday and weekend mornings, afternoon, and evenings.

Wage Range: $19.25-$24.25 hourly



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.

Positions are not eligible for benefits.

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  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 also:

  • 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.
  • 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 year-round employment.
  • This recruitment will remain open until December 31, 2022.

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
Tamela Ressler, Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources

Tamela.Ressler@portlandoregon.gov


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