Salary: $15.69 - $16.67 / Hour USD
Plus $ 2.00 / Hour Extra Help Differential
THE JOB: The Parks Department is hiring Recreation Leaders of all levels for our Learning and Enrichment Camps. Camps will be small, stable groups of school-age children to support Distance Learning and provide enriching activities. Under supervision, perform duties related to recreational, cultural and park operational programs for children and adults at a variety of sites; and do other work as required.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be:
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Worker IV: The full-time equivalent of nine months experience, which demonstrates the required knowledge and abilities for the particular assignment/program. Prior supervisory experience may be required for certain positions.
Special Requirements: License, Certificate Requirements: Some positions may require possession of a valid California class C driver license. Some positions may require possession of the equivalent to a valid First Aid Certificate, and Infant and two person CPR certificates to be obtained within the first three months of employment.
Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required for some positions.
Special Working Conditions: Some positions may involve exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; strong and unpleasant odors and fumes; noise from children; allergens such as poison oak, pollen, and bee stings; pool chemical fluctuations which might cause irritation to eyes and skin; and the possibility of administering first aid which may involve exposure to infections which might cause chronic disease or death.
Other Special Requirements: Availability to work variable schedules including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the program area to which assigned. Working knowledge of supervision may be required of some positions.
Ability to: For all positions with I as trainee, II as second level, III as journey, and IV as advanced journey; communicate effectively with those contacted in the course of business including participants, staff, parents, and the public; write clearly and concisely; maintain a professional demeanor; accept constructive criticism and direction from supervisors; understand and follow oral and written instructions; maintain a clean and orderly work site. For levels III and IV additional ability to Supervise, evaluate, and train lower level staff and volunteers. For Recreation assignments additional ability to actively motivate program participants. Effectively deal with stressful and emergency situations. For some assignments administer first aid; hear and distinguish a variety of sounds such as those of participants in need of assistance in a noisy environment, fire alarms, and approaching vehicles or equipment, which might pose a danger; see program participants in need of assistance from near and far distances; speak loudly in order to warn program participants of impending danger.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: This recruitment is for extra-help (temporary) employment that is of limited duration. Extra-help employees are used for employment on short-term projects; on a seasonal basis to meet recurrent work peaks; employment on an as-needed basis to meet peak workload, emergency, or other unusual situations. Extra-help employees cannot work more than 999 hours in a fiscal year and are covered by Social Security.
THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at www.santacruzcountyjobs.com or mail/bring an application and supplemental questionnaire to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.
Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.
To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.
Note: Provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
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Closing Date/Time: Continuous
4/25/2021 11:59:00 PM
Santa Cruz, California