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City of Portland Adult Crew Leader - Youth Conservation Crew (Community Service Aide II) in Portland, Oregon

Adult Crew Leader - Youth Conservation Crew (Community Service Aide II)

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Adult Crew Leader - Youth Conservation Crew (Community Service Aide II)

Salary

$14.56 - $26.52 Hourly

Location

Multiple Locations, OR

Job Type

Casual

Bureau

Portland Parks & Recreation

Job Number

2021-00246

Closing

5/31/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

The Position

Portland Parks & Recreations is looking for 2021 Crew Leader for Youth Conservation Crew!

Inspire the next generation of conservation leaders through environmental career exposure, job skills, interpersonal skills, and community building. As a Youth Conservation Crew Leader, you will mentor and supervise 5 youth ages 14-19 from diverse backgrounds as they complete important work in our natural areas, build job and life skills, and earn a paycheck. See our website for more information: Portland Parks YCC.

Crew-Related Technical Skills We are hiring 8 crew leaders. In addition to having teaching, leading and mentorship skills, preferred candidates also have crew-related technical skills.

*Please see the Additional Information section below for details about each crew & their duties.

Work Schedule:

Dates: June 14 - August 18 (begin early and extending the position longer if schedule allows)

Hours: Monday (9am - 2pm); Tuesday - Friday (7:15am - 3:15pm)

Compensation:

Hourly rate is $17-$19 an hour, depending on experience and training.

Crew leaders also take part in professional development, networking, and growth opportunities. For many crew leaders, YCC is an entry into Portland Parks & Recreation. We invest in our crew leaders!

Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau:

Portland Parks & Recreation values a diverse workforce and seeks to promote equity and inclusion. Environmental Education programs serve children and youth from a broad range of backgrounds. Although not required, we encourage applicants that can fluently speak another language to include that information in the supplemental questions.

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 (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/article/763427) .

Why work at the City of Portland?

The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic 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, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

These positions are not benefit-eligible

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  • Experience working with diverse population

  • Experience mentoring, supporting, or leading teenagers

  • Ability to identify safety hazards and ensuring safety of crew members while following COVID-19 safety protocol

  • A valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving & experience record (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/12184) due 30 days after hire date

Preferred Qualifications

(Please note, these are not required but will be helpful)

  • Have skills in one or more of the following areas: trail building & maintenance, environmental education, habitat restoration, tree care, or gardening (see website Portland Parks YCC for more details)

  • Knowledgeable about the plants and animals in Portland. Experience with Traditional Ecological Knowledge is valued

The Recruitment Process

Applicants must submit the following to be considered:

  1. Resume

    1. Answers to Supplemental Questions

    2. List of 3 References

  • Your answers to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.

  • Your resume should support the details described in your answers to the supplemental questions.

  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your answers any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above

  • All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against 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 encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: www.bit.ly/howtoapplyclass

Contact Information

Halima Abdirizak, Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources

halima.abdirizak@portlandoregon.gov

(503) 823-6959

Crew-Related Technical Skills We are hiring 6 crew leaders. In addition to having teaching, leading and mentorship skills, preferred candidates also have crew-related technical skills.

CITY NATURE EAST CREW LEADERS - Crews enhance the native ecology of Portland Parks & Recreation's natural areas by removing introduced plants, including ivy, blackberry, and other species. Crews also take care of young native plants, conduct community science, collect data, and build split-rail fences. Crew leaders are responsible for teaching job skills, ecology, restoration techniques, and for building appreciation for our natural areas.

TRAIL CREW LEADER - The Trail Crew maintains trails in Portland Parks & Recreation natural areas. Using standard industry techniques for sustainable trail maintenance, the crew focuses on reducing sediment entering Portland's rivers, streams, and water bodies by reducing erosion, improving grading and drainage, improving stream crossings, and closing unofficial trails. Trail crew leaders guide the work of teens as they build trails, crib walls, rock walls, and other structures, teaching technical skills and ecology.

TREE CREW LEADER - The Tree Crew works in Portland parks, in rights-of-way, and on public school properties around Portland. The Tree Crew learns proper tree pruning techniques with a variety of tools. They weed, mulch, and water young trees to maintain the health of Portland's urban canopy. In addition, the Tree Crew may perform tree inventory data collection, learn about mapping and GIS, visit Heritage Trees, and harvest fruit from Urban Forestry's test orchard in a community work party. The crew leader should know proper pruning techniques, tree identification, and basic arboriculture which they will demonstrate to the crew on a daily basis. The crew leader will support crew members as they learn how to safely perform tree-related tasks and will also teach the importance of a thriving urban forest.

COMMUNITY GARDENS CREW LEADER - The Community Gardens Crew will help build and repair community gardens around town. The crew will interact with gardeners from around the world and explore issues related to gardening and food justice. The crew will spend several weeks working in the Native Gathering Garden, which focuses on indigenous land practices. The crew leader should be passionate about gardening and food justice.

A Career with the City of Portland offers many Employee Benefits

This summary outlines the benefit programs, actual benefts may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.

The City of Portland offers a comprehensive benefit package that is competitive with other private and public sector employers.

More detailed information can be obtained by calling the Benefits & Wellness Office at 503-823-6031.

Health Care (Medical, Vision and Dental) (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?&a=83299&c=27824)

  • A choice of two medical/vision plans and two dental plans.

  • Coverage is available to benefits-eligible employees, their spouse/domestic partner and eligible dependent children up to age 26.

  • For full time employees, the City pays 95% of the cost of coverage, you pay 5%.

  • The part-time employees' cost is pro-rated based on the number of hours in the employee's regular work schedule.

Wellness Benefits (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=31516)

  • We offer many on-site fitness center locations and classes, stretching,

  • discounts to local fitness clubs,

  • smoking cessation benefits,

  • chronic care coaching programs,

  • worksite wellness screenings and flu shots.

Life Insurance (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=28407)

  • Basic life insurance at no cost to full time employees.

  • Levels of coverage are based on bargaining units, employment status and/or annual salaries.

  • Supplemental life insurance - employees may purchase up to $500,000 for themselves

  • up to $300,000 for their spouse or domestic partner.

  • up to $25,000 for dependent children.

  • This coverage is portable upon retirement or separation. There are some limitations on coverage level.

Long Term Disability (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=28408&a=14620)

  • Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Long Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of your basic monthly earnings up to $3,333 per month.

  • The benefit is available 60 days from the onset of the approved disability, or exhaustion of sick leave, whichever is later.

  • Preexisting condition limitations do apply.

  • Employees may also purchase an additional 20% (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.

Short-Term Disability (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/article/728560)

  • Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Short-Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of pre-disability earnings for eligible employees

  • The benefit is available after a 14-day waiting period, and can continue for 90 days.

  • Pre-existing condition limitations do apply.

  • Employees may also purchase an additional 20% benefit (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.

Employee Assistance Plan (http://www.cascadecenters.com/)

  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provides confidential counseling services for employees and eligible dependents.

  • Effective July 1, 2013, the plan provides up to five free visits per year.

Flexible Spending Accounts (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=28412&a=14677)

  • Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) allows you to make pre-tax contributions to your account to pay for eligible medical/dental/vision expenses which are not paid by your health insurance (deductibles, co-pays, etc.)

  • Dependent Care Account Program (DCAP) allows you to pay for your eligible dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. The maximum allowable you may contribute to this plan is $5,000.

Retirement (http://www.oregon.gov/PERS/)

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • The City currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.

  • Employees who are OPSRP members are vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65 (age 60 for police and fire.)

  • Option to contribute a portion of your earnings on a pre-tax basis to the City's Deferred Compensation Program (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=26734) .

Paid Leave

  • 112 hours of vacation (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=27799&a=12413) each year initially. This accrual will increase over time.

  • Sick leave (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=27799&a=12414) typically accrues up to a maximim rate of 40 hours per calendar year

  • 10 paid holidays (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=27799&a=12412) each year

  • Three personal days accrue each year

Family Medical Leave

In accordance with federal and state law, and the City policy for family medical leave, the City grants family and medical leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical related reasons.

Other Benefits (http://www.portlandonline.com/omf/index.cfm?c=28409)

  • City's TRIP Reduction Incentive Program (for transportation options)

    01

    Thank you for your interest in joining the team at the City of Portland. We sincerely value your time and hope to make your application experience as positive as possible.

    The following supplemental questions are an important step in the examination and selection process to assist us in determining if you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in the posted vacancy.

    A lack of a complete and thorough response to each of the supplemental questions in the space provided may result in disqualification from the examination. In addition, the selections you make and responses you provide in the questionnaire must accurately reflect what is documented in your work history.

All of the supplemental questions below that are specifically listed in the "To Qualify" section are required for this position. Please provide unique responses for each question that specifically address the qualification(s). Answering "No", "See resume", or entering "N/A" in the open text field to any of the minimum qualifications may result in elimination from further consideration.

If you are requesting veterans' preference, please be sure to indicate that you are a veteran and also upload a copy of your DD214 and/or Veteran's administration letter stating your disability. Veteran's preference documentation must be submitted by the closing time of this announcement.

Have you read and understood all of the information listed above?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    Where did you first learn about this job opportunity? (If on a website or job board, please specify which one)

    03

    The City of Portland receives public records requests at times. Please indicate which response you find appropriate: (Answer will not disqualify you from the process)

  • My application was submitted with the understanding that the City of Portland would keep the information confidential and would only disclose the information if ordered to do so. I would not have submitted this application without the promise of confidentiality.

  • You may release my application, I am waiving confidentiality.

    04

    Do you possess a valid state driver's license and have an acceptable driving & experience record?

  • Yes

  • No

    05

    Provide a detailed example(s) of your experience working with diverse populations and where you are in your path to understanding issues related to diversity and equity.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Such as:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • Skills, training, or lived experience you have that will help you lead a group of diverse youth (professional, internship, volunteer)

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

06

Provide a detailed example(s) of your experience mentoring, supporting, or leading a team of teenagers aged 14-19.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification. Such as:

  • Examples of when you used the knowledge skill or ability;

  • What type of team did you work with?

  • What were the activities that you planned?

  • What leadership skills were needed?

  • What did you learn from the experience?

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

07

Do you have the ability to identify safety hazards and ensuring safety of crew members while following COVID-19 safety protocols?

  • Yes

  • No

    08

    Crew leaders must be available to work Monday – Friday June 14 to August 18. Are you available this whole time? If you're not or maybe are, please explain below:

    09

    The following questions are not scored during your application review but are additional questions to understand your interests & experience. Do you understand that?

  • Yes

  • No

    10

    Do you want to lead the City Nature East Crew, and do you have experience working with plants, landscaping, or natural areas? *Please note, if you don't have the experience or want to lead, it will not affect your eligibility to work with other crews.

  • Yes

  • No

    11

    Do you want to lead a Tree Crew, and do you have experience working with trees? *Please note, if you don't have the experience or want to lead, it will not affect your eligibility to work with other crews.

  • Yes

  • No

    12

    Do you want to lead a Trail Crew and do you have experience working with construction or trails? *Please note, if you don't have the experience or want to lead, it will not affect your eligibility to work with other crews.

  • Yes

  • No

    13

    Do you want to lead a Community Gardens Crew and do you have experience and/or interest in working with growing food, gardening, and/or food justice? *Please note, if you don't have the experience or want to lead, it will not affect your eligibility to work with other crews.

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question

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Address

1120 SW 5th Ave, 404 Portland, Oregon, 97204

Phone

503-823-4757

Website

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/jobs

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