Recreation Employment - Community Centers - Open Continuous

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 6/30/2022
Description


Portland Parks & Recreation is looking to hire staff for year-round employment at the Community Centers!


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.

This recruitment is for positions held within Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, Southwest and Woodstock Community Centers. This is an open continuous recruitment and intended for year-round employment.

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

Positions include:

Click here to view the minimum qualifications.



RECREATION ASSOCIATE - COUNSELOR

Summary:



Counselor I & II
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 part-time 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. This position is represented.


Note: Counselor positions are represented by Labors' (LiUNA) Local 483 - Recreation. To view, please go to the Labor agreements webpage and click on the appropriate link.

Ages:

Counselor I (Must be at least 15 years old)
Counselor II (Must be at least 18 years old)


Wage Range:

Recreation Associate – Counselor I $15.00 - $16.25
Recreation Associate – Counselor II $16.25 - $17.50


Training Wage:

Counselor training wage is $15.00 for all counselor positions.


Position/s:



Recreation Associate – Counselor I: Preschool Aide


Counselor I: 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.


Recreation Associate – Counselor I: After School Program

Counselor I: Help with afterschool programs and instructions.

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


Shift Range: Weekday afternoons and evenings.


Recreation Associate – Counselor II: After School Program

Counselor II: Help with afterschool programs and instructions. Participates in program leadership and provides direction to counselor I staff.

Location: Peninsula Park Community Center.

Shift Range: Weekday afternoons and evenings.

Recreation Associate – Counselor I: No School Day Camps

Counselor I: 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.


Recreation Associate – Counselor II: No School Day Camps

Counselor II: 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.

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RECREATION ASSOCIATE - ATTENDANT


Summary:

Attendant I
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 part-time 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: Attendant positions are represented by Labors' (LiUNA) Local 483 - Recreation. To view, please go to the Labor agreements webpage and click on the appropriate link.

Ages:

Attendant (Must be at least 15 years old)

Wage Range:

Recreation Associate - Attendant I $15.00 - $16.25

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: 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.


Recreation Associate Attendant I - Gym Attendant

Creates welcoming atmosphere, facilitates gym activities, and develops rapport with participants. Monitors use of space and needs of guests, is proactive in addressing potential safety concerns, and upholds the PP&R code of conduct. Monitors participation and completes needed paperwork and record keeping.

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.


Recreation Associate Attendant I - Party & Rental Hosts

Creates welcoming atmosphere, facilitates rental set-up and clean-up, and physically moves items from space to space inside the facility and outdoors. Leads party package activities, monitors use of space and needs of guests, is proactive in addressing potential safety concerns, and upholds the PP&R code of conduct. Monitors participation and completes needed paperwork and recordkeeping.

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.


Recreation Associate Attendant I - Indoor Park Attendant

Fosters an environment that is organized, safe, and welcoming. Plans, prepares, and facilitates activities. Provides direction and gives instructions to small and large groups. Monitors use of space and needs of guests, is proactive in addressing potential safety concerns, and upholds the PP&R code of conduct. Monitors participation and completes needed paperwork and recordkeeping.

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.


Recreation Associate Attendant I - Roller Rink Attendant

Creates welcoming atmosphere, facilitates roller rink activities, and develops rapport with participants. Processes drop-in admissions and skate rentals. Maintains skating rink and skates. Monitors use of space and needs of guests, is proactive in addressing potential safety concerns, and upholds the PP&R code of conduct. Monitors participation and 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.


Recreation Associate Attendant I - Fitness Attendant

Creates welcoming atmosphere, maintains cleanliness and order of fitness center, develops rapport with participants, and completes needed paperwork. Monitors use of space and needs of guests, is proactive in addressing potential safety concerns, and upholds the PP&R code of conduct.

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.


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RECREATION ASSOCIATE – CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE


Summary:

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.

This is a part-time position with flexible hours and may include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Work hours are often 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: Customer Service Representative positions are represented by Labors' (LiUNA) Local 483 - Recreation. To view, please go to the Labor agreements webpage and click on the appropriate link.

Ages:

Customer Service Representative (Must be at least 18 years old)

Wage Range:

Recreation Associate - Customer Service Representative $16.50 - $19.25

Training Wage:

Customer Service training wage is $15.00.

Position/s:


Recreation Associate - 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.


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RECREATION AIDE – INSTRUCTOR (PARKS ACTIVITIES SPECIALIST)

Summary:

Instructor I, II, & III
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. This is a part-time 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: Instructor positions are not union represented.

Ages:

Instructor (Must be at least 15 years old)

Wage Range:

Recreation Aide – Instructor I $14.40 - $16.40
Recreation Aide – Instructor II $16.45 - $21.45
Recreation Aide – Instructor III $18.50-$23.50

Training Wage:

Instructor training wage is $15.00 for all instructor positions.

Position/s:


Recreation Aide – 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.

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


Shift Range: All operating hours.


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


Recreation Aide – 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.

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


Shift Range: All operating hours.


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

Recreation Aide – Instructor III*

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

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.


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

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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.

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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.
  • 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 year-round employment. If looking for summer employment, please apply to the summer recruitment openings.
  • This recruitment will remain open until July 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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