Outdoor Recreation Instructor – 8 Vacancies – Texas

Agency
City of McAllen
Location
McAllen, Texas
Job Category
Part Time Vacancies
Salary
Level 1 - $7.69 / hr; Level 2 - $8.22 / hr
Start Date
09/09/2019
Last Date to Apply
08/12/2019
Website
https://www.mcallen.net/departments/hr/job-opportunities
Description
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY Job Description - LEVEL 1 Under general supervision, the Instructor I is responsible for implementing specific programs as assigned. Employee prepares standard routine reports and records. Job involves decision making which require sound interpretation and mature judgment. Employee provides continuous service to the public frequently involving sensitive matters that demand the utmost tact, courtesy and resourcefulness. Employee has full responsibility for directly, assisting and evaluating job performance of one or more employees. The McAllen Nature Center is a 20 acre nature site, offering wellness and nature activities as well as an opportunity for visitors to self-tour the site. Job Responsibilities - LEVEL 1 1. Performs functions at McAllen Nature Center or at various City sites and events. 2. Required to work Holidays, weekends and evenings. 3. Some program skill/knowledge preferred but not required about nature and wildlife. 4. Staffing the visitor information table, assisting with volunteer groups, teaching of private and public programs and school groups. 5. Keeps and maintains records of program participants such as attendance, accident and/or incident reports. 6. Fulfills assigns duties based on task. 7. Assists in planning and follows lesson plans for assigned program. 8. Accomplishes activities while still keeping it fun for all participants. 9. Keeps work areas neat and clean. 10. Thinks and promotes "safety" at all times. 11. Assists in cases of emergency. 12. Keeps a daily inventory of all equipment and supplies and reports any supplies needed for daily operations to immediate supervisor. 13. Organize activities that are supportive of the general recreation plan as presented by immediate supervisor. 14. Performs other job related tasks as assigned. 15. Assists on other projects and job related tasks in the department when requested. 16. Assists in meeting overall program objectives, safety and quality. 17. Communicate effectively with parents and guardians. Job Description - LEVEL 2 Under general supervision, the Instructor II is responsible for implementing specific programs as assigned. The employee prepares standard routine reports and records. The job involves decision making which require sound interpretation and mature judgment. The employee provides continuous service to the public frequently involving sensitive matters that demand the utmost tact, courtesy and resourcefulness. The employee has full responsibility for directly assisting and evaluating job performance of one or more employees. The McAllen Nature Center is a 20 acre nature site, offering wellness and nature activities as well as an opportunity for visitors to self-tour the site. Job Responsibilities - LEVEL 2 1. Performs functions at McAllen Nature Center or at various City sites and events. 2. Required to work holidays, weekends and evenings. 3. Required to have program knowledge and experience in nature and wildlife. 4. Staffing the visitor information table, assisting with volunteer groups, teaching of private and public programs and school groups. 5. Keeps and maintains records of program participants such as attendance, accident and/or incident reports. 6. Fulfills assigned duties based on task. 7. Assists in planning and follows lesson plans for assigned program. 8. Accomplishes activities while still keeping it fun for all participants. 9. Keeps work areas neat and clean. 10. Thinks and promotes "safety" at all times. 11. Assists in case of emergency. 12. Keeps a daily inventory of all equipment and supplies and reports any supplies needed for daily operations to immediate supervisor. 13. Organize activities that are supportive of the general recreation plan as presented by immediate supervisor. 14. Performs other job related tasks as assigned. 15. Assists on other projects and job related tasks in the department when requested. 16. Assists in meeting overall program objectives, safety and quality. 17. Communicate effectively with parents and guardians.
Qualifications
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - LEVEL 1 Minimum Requirements - 1. Job requires at least 16 years or older, enrolled or have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent. 2. Must be knowledgeable and capable of properly using program specific equipment, facilities, and teaching aides for teaching assigned programs. 3. Must be able to demonstrate and assess proper skills in assigned program. 4. Must be in good or excellent physical condition, mobile, and agile. 5. Must be alert, active, responsible and mature individual. 6. Must exhibit special leadership qualities and ability to work with superiors as well as subordinates. 7. Must be able to promote good public relations for the City. 8. An American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR certification is preferred but not required. 9. Must be able to meet the public in a courteous manner, using tact and diplomacy. Physical Requirements - LEVEL 1 1. Must be able to work outdoors in hot weather and be able to move about job site. 2. Must be able to lift a minimum of forty pounds. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - LEVEL 2 Minimum Requirements - 1. Job requires an accredited high school diploma or GED equivalent and one of the following: a. 1 year experience in a position such as a Program Instructor I, or Program Aide, or b. 1 year of college study equal to 24 credit hours. 2. Experience in working with elementary age children preferred. 3. An American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR certification is preferred but not required. 4. Must be knowledgeable and capable of properly using program specific equipment, facilities, and teaching aides for teaching assigned programs. 5. Must be able to demonstrate and assess proper skills in assigned program. 6. Must be in good or excellent physical condition, mobile, and agile. 7. Must be alert, active, responsible and mature individual. 8. Must exhibit special leadership qualities and ability to work with superiors as well as subordinates. 9. Must be able to promote good public relations for the City. 10. Must be able to meet the public in a courteous manner, using tact and diplomacy. Physical Requirements - LEVEL 2 1. Must be able to work outdoors in hot weather and be able to move about job site. 2. Must be able to lift a minimum of forty pounds. 3. Must be able to physically demonstrate and/or coach program activities offered to participants. Disclaimer This job description summarizes essential job functions and minimum job requirements for entry level work and typical duties illustrative of the type of work customarily assigned and performed in this position. However, this job description does not represent every aspect of the job nor does it guarantee permanent employment, as all positions with the City of McAllen are employment at will positions. Job descriptions are subject to periodic updates and modifications. The City reserves the right to change work assignments and other aspects of a job. The City of McAllen is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local laws.
Contact Person
Tiffany Kersten
Contact Phone
9566813302
Contact eMail
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