Job: Summer Program Assistant

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Pay: up to $15/hour

$15 - $

Posted: 04/06/2018

Job Status: Part Time, Contract/Temporary

Job Reference #: 2041952

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

GoWILD Summer Program Assistant 
Summer Program Assistant works with the GoWILD Program Coordinator to provide logisitic and administrative requirements in order to carry out the programs for this grant funded effort.   Programs will be offered for groups of up to 50 students and their guardians, in open space and nature based outdoor recreation / education guided programs. This position helps to develop additional programs throughout the summer as well as development of the detailed logisitics required to implement the programs.  This position will keep all required grant reporting up to date as needed. The position will also participate in and the preparation and clean-up of materials each day; work with students arrival and release, coordinate detailed planning, food, transportation and communications to implement smooth delivery of programs; and will assist in maintaining positive relationships with program attendees and their guardians.  This position will report daily to Superintendent at Havana Heights Park building.

This is Seasonal posting from April through October
This is a non benefited position

**This posting will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained; however, it is subject to close at any time without prior notice.** 


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and assist with implementation of summer program details and logistics, including scheduling, ordering supplies and confirming requirements
  • Assist Program Coordinator in implementing programs and associated materials preparation and clean-up
  • Coordinate supply lists and materials needs and communicate materials needs to Superintendent
  • Assist with sign-in and sign-out, greeting parents and students
  • Assist in maintaining accurate record of student attendees and all associated paperwork
  • Assist in supervising children attendees with safety as the first focus
  • Communicate with parents/guardians as needed
  • Make sure each child is accounted for at all times
  • Assist in the supervision of lunches and snacks
  • Attend mandatory Staff Trainings
  • Interact with campers and engage them in the activities
  • Inform Program Coordinator of any special needs or accommodations necessary for attendee participation
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications


  • High School Diploma required, and an interest in natural resources, ecology, wildlife, landscape architecture or other closely related field. 
  • At least 3 months of experience working with adults or children in an outdoor related activity or program.  Specialization in public open space, cultural and natural resources experience is a plus. 
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

  • Knowledge of ecological principles and practices related to natural resource management; knowledge of local native plants and animals of Colorado; ability to manage programs and people is beneficial.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, employees and citizens;
  • Handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Interpret applicable state and local laws, ordinances, and policies;
  • Present natural resource related programs. 
  • Works varied schedules that includes some nights and weekends.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, use of personal computers and related software that includes word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications
Licenses or Certificates:
  • Required: Colorado Driver's License with good driving history.
  • Preferred: Certified First Aid/CPR/ Certified Interpretive Guide or Native Plant Master certification.
This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands: 

  • Physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 40 pounds with physical strength to handle emergency situations; frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; considerable walking and standing in all types of terrain; frequent performance of activities requiring full range of body movement including bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, climbing, and crawling; ability to swim; considerable hand/eye coordination to operate watercraft, archery equipment, and fishing equipment, and compute skills; hand/foot/eye coordination for operating equipment, and vehicles; vision to read reports, documents, manuals, and other written material; speech communications, and hearing to communicate with employees, participants and citizens.
Work Environment: 
  • Frequently works outdoors with exposure to varying types of weather, dust, noise, and fumes.
Equipment Used: 
  • Operates motor vehicles, and familiarity with camping, archery and fishing equipment for outdoor programs.
For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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