Recreation Employment - SUN Community Schools (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 SUN Community School staff for part-time, year-round employment!


SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) Community Schools are an extended day of school, providing academic support and enrichment classes to students who reside in Multnomah County. SUN works in collaboration with Multnomah County, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), six school districts including: Centennial, Reynolds, Parkrose, David Douglas, Gresham–Barlow, and Portland Public School Districts. Currently there are 92 SUN Community School Sites, eleven are operated by PP&R. SUN seeks to support Black, Indigenousness, People of Color (BIPOC), Immigrants & Refugees, those experiencing poverty or houselessness and individuals with disabilities. SUN not only supports the youth but their families as well, the goal is to create self-sufficiency for the family unit.


SUN Community Schools offer after-school activities and academic support, camps, evening enrichment classes for youth and adults, including fitness, sports, arts, and more. We are looking for people that may lead activities at Alice Ott, Arleta, Beaumont, Centennial, Faubion, Grout, Lane, Mt. Tabor, Parkrose, Roseway Heights, and Sitton SUN Community Schools. This is an open and continuous recruitment for year-round employment.


Positions include:
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Counselor I, II, & III
  • Instructor I, II, and Specialized Arts

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 fluently speak another language to include that information in their resume. Bilingual 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.


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, school administration, community partners and Portland Parks & Recreation staff.


Please note: These 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.

Training Wage: Customer Service training wage is $15.00.

Positions Available:

Customer Service Representative

Greet and assist youth participants and develop rapport with youth and parents in person and/or over the phone. Complete registrations for activities, provide clerical support, track daily attendance, and complete data entry for reporting. Act as a Family Resource Navigator and work directly with SUN food pantries. Provide support to the meal service delivery and food pantries. Assist with cleaning and maintaining the facility through the day. Open and close the facility and/or activity area.


Locations: Alice Ott, Arleta, Beaumont, Centennial, Faubion, Grout, Lane, Mt. Tabor, Parkrose, Roseway Heights, and Sitton SUN Community Schools.

Shift Ranges: Weekday afternoons, and evenings.

Ages: Must be at least 18 years old

Wage Range: $16.50 - $19.25 hourly


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.


Please note: These 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.


Training Wage: Counselor training wage is $15.00 for all counselor positions.


Positions Available:

Counselor I: Extended Day Program

Help with afterschool activities and instructions.
Locations: Alice Ott, Arleta, Beaumont, Centennial, Faubion, Grout, Lane, Mt. Tabor, Parkrose, Roseway Heights, and Sitton SUN Community Schools.

Shifts: Weekday afternoons and evenings.
Age Requirement: Must be at least 15 years old
Wage Range: $15.00 - $16.25 hourly

Counselor II: Extended Day Program

Help with afterschool activities and instructions. Participates in program leadership and provides direction to counselor I staff.
Location: Alice Ott, Arleta, Beaumont, Centennial, Faubion, Grout, Lane, Mt. Tabor, Parkrose, Roseway Heights, and Sitton SUN Community Schools.

Shifts: Weekday afternoons and evenings.

Age Requirement: Must be at least 18 years old

Wage Range: $16.25 - $17.50 hourly


Counselor III: Extended Day Program

Help with afterschool activities and instructions. Participates in program leadership and provides direction to counselor I staff. This position is for certified or licensed teachers who instruct academic curriculum-based classes in SUN Community School programs.

Location: Alice Ott, Arleta, Beaumont, Centennial, Faubion, Grout, Lane, Mt. Tabor, Parkrose, Roseway Heights, and Sitton SUN Community Schools.

Shifts: Weekday afternoons and evenings.

Age Requirement: Must be at least 18 years old

Wage Range: $20.25 – $23.00 hourly



RECREATION AIDE - INSTRUCTOR (PARKS ACTIVITIES SPECIALIST)

Instructors prepare and present introductory lessons/activities for programs and classes for preschool and youth. Areas of assignment are as follows: messy art, cooking, dance exploration, music exploration, sports, and movement, tumbling and dance exploration. 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 predominately for youth and teenage participants.

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

Locations: Alice Ott, Arleta, Beaumont, Centennial, Faubion, Grout, Lane, Mt. Tabor, Parkrose, Roseway Heights, and Sitton SUN Community Schools.

Shift Range: Weekday afternoons and evenings.
Wage Range: $15.15 - $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 predominately for youth and teenage participants.

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

Locations: Alice Ott, Arleta, Beaumont, Centennial, Faubion, Grout, Lane, Mt. Tabor, Parkrose, Roseway Heights, and Sitton SUN Community Schools.

Shift Range: Weekday afternoons and evenings.
Wage Range: $17.20 - $22.20 hourly


Specialized Arts Instructor*

Type of Instruction: Private or group music lessons, music ensemble & choir, jewelry/metalsmithing, theatre, textiles, photography, drawing & painting, printmaking & Book Arts, literary arts, ballet academy, studio/professional dance, woodshop & sculpture, and ceramics. Class instruction is predominately for youth and teenage participants.

*Prior to being hired you must have had 500 hours of instruction experience AND met one or more of the following requirements below: certification in a related field, certificate of completion for trade-related training or education program 4-year degree or equivalent in a related field, and/or MA/MM in a related field.


Locations: Alice Ott, Arleta, Beaumont, Centennial, Faubion, Grout, Lane, Mt. Tabor, Parkrose, Roseway Heights, and Sitton SUN Community Schools.

Shift Times: Weekday afternoons and evenings.
Wage Range: $25.75 - $35.75 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


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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