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Job Title: LABORER (part-time): Fourteen (14) positions - Durham Parks and Recreation, Durham, NC Posted on: November 25, 2014

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position:          LABORER (part-time):  Fourteen (14) positions

                        (March 2, 2015 through October 31, 2015)               

Division/Work Unit:  Park Planning & Education/ Park Maintenance Unit

Hours:  Varies, evenings and weekends required; rotating shifts Monday- Sunday

Description:  The purpose of this position is to provide semi-skilled and manual labor for the City of Durham Parks and Recreation Department. This is accomplished by performing general maintenance duties, mowing and trimming grass, and assisting with special assignments.

Routine assignments include performing routine maintenance and cleaning of outdoor facilities, parks, shelters, etc.; operating commercial mowing equipment (Zero Turn Mowers), weed eaters, leaf blowers, etc.; parks and recreation maintenance and repair; inspecting play areas and equipment; and athletic turf maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines.  Level of knowledge is equivalent to less than high school or equivalency.
  • No experience required.
  • Valid NC Class "C" Driver's License required.
  • Applicant must positively pass pre-employment drug screen, physical examination and background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in semi-skilled manual labor (i.e. mowing, park clean up, etc.)
  • Experience operating Zero Turn Riding mowers (commercial mowers);
  • Commercial landscape or athletic field maintenance experience;

Hourly Pay Rate:        $12.17/hour    

For More Information:            Contact Robert Jennings, Parks Superintendent; (919) 560-1701 Robert.Jennings@durhamnc.gov       

Application Deadline: 12/05/2014

To Apply:  Applications available at http://durhamnc.gov/ich/as/hr/Pages/city_jobs.aspx

Individuals selected for conditional offers of employment must pass the City of Durham physical examination including drug and alcohol testing.  A driver's history check is conducted for applicants applying for jobs requiring a valid North Carolina Driver's License and/or CDL. This Agency seeks diversity in the workplace.  The City of Durham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Title: SENIOR LABORER - hiring 3 positions - Durham Parks and Recreation, Durham, NC Posted on: November 25, 2014

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position:          SENIOR LABORER - hiring 3 positions (#3875, #970, and #3769)

Division/Work Unit:  Park Planning and Education/Park Maintenance Unit

Hours:  Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm; some evenings and weekends will be required.

Description:  Performs a variety of manual tasks of more than ordinary difficulty requiring special knowledge or skills acquired through on-the-job training or experience. May serve as a lead worker to an assigned crew engaged in manual and semi-skilled work. Responsible for planning and coordinating work assignments to ensure the work of the crew is completed in a timely fashion. Work follows well established routines and procedures, which require limited judgment in the determination of priorities and work methods, and less technical supervision of the work positions classified as Crew Chief. Deviations from normal assignments or routines are referred to a supervisor for resolution, and work is frequently inspected by a superior while in progress and upon completion.  Assignments will include operating commercial mowing and landscaping equipment (Zero Turn Mowers, Reel mowers, trimmers, edgers, blowers, and other handheld landscaping equipment) and responsibilities will be assigned at times relating to turf care, special event setups, field lining/painting for athletic events, and custodial experience in a public setting.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent;
  • One or more years of experience;
  • Valid North Carolina Class "C" Driver's License required (*See preferences)
  • Experience operating Zero Turn Riding mowers (commercial mowers);
  • Commercial landscape experience;
  • Athletic Fields maintenance experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Valid North Carolina Pesticide Applicator's License.   If candidate does not possess valid NC Pesticide Applicator's License, ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.
  • NC CDL, Class "B" Driver's License preferred 

Hiring Range: $27,842 - $33,410                  

For More Information:            Contact Robert Jennings, Parks Superintendent

                                                (919) 560-1701 Robert.Jennings@durhamnc.gov     

Application Deadline: 12/01/2014

To Apply:  Applications available at www.durhamnc.gov/employment

Individuals selected for conditional offers of employment must pass the City of Durham physical examination including drug and alcohol testing.  A driver's history check is conducted for applicants applying for jobs requiring a valid North Carolina Driver's License and/or CDL. This Agency seeks diversity in the workplace.  The City of Durham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

Job Title: Park Supervisor - Fisher River Park - Surry County Parks and Recreation Posted on: November 20, 2014

  RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Park Supervisor

Surry County Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for a full-time Park Supervisor.

This position will oversee the general operations of Fisher River Park, including supervising and participating in the repair, maintenance, and care of the Park, as well as supervising temporary part-time employees. This position will also oversee equipment operations, equipment maintenance, and janitorial duties. The position, in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Director, will schedule and evaluate staff and oversee staff training. This position is responsible for ordering supplies and performs other duties as assigned. This position works under the direct supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director.

The position requires exercising independent judgment in selecting and prioritizing day-to-day operations of Fisher River Park. The employee must have flexibility in working a varied work schedule. The employee in this position must be able to maintain favorable public relations in a busy park setting; to promote and maintain a positive work environment; possess the ability to organize, evaluate, and present information in writing and orally; have the knowledge and ability to calculate the cost of materials and labor associated with projects; and be available to work flexible hours and respond to alarms and emergency situations.

SALARY RANGE: Grade 60 $24,492 - $39,588

Job Requirements: This position requires graduation from a two year college with an Associate's Degree in Parks and Recreation or a related field, with a four year degree preferred, or five years of experience in Parks and Recreation or a related field including some supervisory experience, as well as extensive experience in grounds/maintenance work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The employee must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable under regular insurance rates. The employee must also possess a Pesticide Applicator License issued by the State of North Carolina (including right of way and turf and ornamental), be a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, have first aid/CPR certification, or obtain certifications within ten months. Other desired experience and trainings include: experience with heavy equipment, bucket truck operation, towing, canoe access maintenance, a CDL license, horticulture and landscaping.

Applications will be taken at the Employment Security Commission, 541 West Pine Street, Mount Airy, NC until 5:00 pm on closing date. A complete list of duties and analysis of physical demands is available for review. In-house applicants should contact Sandra Snow, Asst. County Manager for Human Resources and Operations, at 401-8202.

SURRY COUNTY IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE/EEO EMPLOYER

Date Posted: November 18, 2014
Closing Date: December 8, 2014

Job Title: ADVENTURE PROGRAMS MASTER PROGRAM SPECIALIST (part-time) - Durham Parks and Recreation - Durham, NC Posted on: November 18, 2014

 JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position: ADVENTURE PROGRAMS MASTER PROGRAM SPECIALIST (part-time)   

Division/Work Unit:  Park Planning, Outdoor Recreation & Maintenance/Adventure Programs

Hours:  approximately 20-25 hours per week; Varies Mon- Sun; Evenings & Weekends

Description:  Position requires responsible, professional recreation work in assisting in the development and execution of programs with Durham Parks and Recreation's Adventure Programs and Outdoor Recreation unit which operates at various sites in Durham.  Work involves responsibility for assisting with the planning and carrying out of specialty classes, including assisting with setting up programs, leading, supervising and evaluating programs and staff.  Work involves skill in communicating with program participants, families, and representatives of community agencies and resources. DPR Adventure Programs and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation such as disc golf, camping, canoeing and kayaking, as well as experiential learning opportunities to local youth, city staff, corporate entities and other clientele. Individual will assist with the Low Challenge Course and High Ropes course programs as well as other community programming around Durham.  Programs take place weekdays, weekends, and evenings and are outdoor-centered.   Individual will also assist in promoting and coordinating specific activities within Adventure Programs by distributing flyers, brochures and other materials.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Manager of Adventure Programs/Outdoor Recreation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or the equivalent.
  • 2-3 years of experience in recreation or a related field including Physical Education, Recreation, or related field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Applicants must have or be able to obtain American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED for the Workplace (r. 06): Standard First Aid with CPR/AED - Adult plus Child and Infant CPR" certifications within thirty (30) days of hire. (DPR will provide training)
  • Applicant must positively pass pre-employment drug screen, physical examination and background check.
  • NC Class "C" Driver's License required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • NC driver's license. CDL class B with "P" endorsement preferred.

Hourly Pay Rate:  $14.19/hour       

For More Information: Contact Kim Oberle, Recreation Manager at 560-4355; Kimberly.Oberle@durhamnc.gov

Application Deadline: 11/28/14

To Apply: Applications available at http://durhamnc.gov/ich/as/hr/Pages/city_jobs.aspx

Individuals selected for conditional offers of employment must pass the City of Durham physical examination including drug and alcohol testing.  A driver's history check is conducted for applicants applying for jobs requiring a valid North Carolina Driver's License and/or CDL. This Agency seeks diversity in the workplace.  The City of Durham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Title: Nature Center Manager - Mecklenburg County, NC Posted on: November 10, 2014

A Nature Center Manager for Latta Plantation Nature Center has been posted both internally and external.  If you meet the minimum qualifications and are interested please apply through MyHR or www.CharMeck.org.    

Responsibilities/Qualifications:

This position manages the operations, staff and programs at one of the county nature centers. Responsibilities include: staff supervision, facility operations, budget management, program development and facilitation, visitor services, volunteer program coordination, and working closely with numerous partnering agencies, non-profit organizations and schools. Applicants must have an understanding of the principles of interpretation and environmental education and be familiar with nature-based programming.

Bachelor's degree in environmental, biological or natural sciences, environmental education, interpretation, natural resources, or resources management and three (3) years of experience in environmental education/interpretive programming and one (1) year of supervisory experience and budget management. The position requires supervisory skills as well as technical knowledge and experience in leading public programs. Applicants must possess strong communication and organizational skills, be able to manage multiple tasks concurrently, and adjust to seasonal changes in workload. Position requires a valid NC or SC Driver's License and ability to obtain and maintain a County operator's permit.

Special Requirements:

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, Huntersville, North Carolina

Latta Plantation Nature Center serves as the gateway to the 1,474 acres of Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. It is the source for environmental education and outdoor recreational programs and information on the preserve's natural communities, flora, and fauna. The preserve, Mecklenburg County's largest, forms a green peninsula extending into Mountain Island Lake and protects a natural heritage site and several endangered plants.

The Nature Center Manager supervises the operations, staff, and programming at the nature center and surrounding nature preserves. Candidate must have management experience, outstanding interpersonal skills, be able to work well with a diverse audience, have experience in the field of educational and public programming, and provide leadership and vision for a high-performing staff. Other responsibilities include: staff and seasonal supervision, facility operations and exhibit planning, budget management, program development and facilitation, visitor services, volunteer program coordination, and working closely with numerous partnering agencies, non-profit organizations and schools. Applicants must have an understanding of the principles of interpretation and environmental education, be familiar with nature-based programming and able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Specifically, the Nature Center Manager will:

  • Direct the overall operations and fiscal management of a nature center
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise full time permanent and various temporary staff
  • Develop and implement hands-on, place-based environmental education, outdoor recreation and nature programs for all ages
  • Design thematic lesson plans, pre-and post-visit activities, and program assessment methods
  • Work as part of an overall team of nature center staff at three nature centers within Mecklenburg County
  • Coordinate summer nature camps, service learning opportunities, and special events
  • Coordinate a comprehensive volunteer program in support of nature center initiatives
  • Develop and implement workshops for teachers and non-formal educators
  • Develop, design, and maintain educational exhibits, native plant gardens, and interpretive brochures
  • Strengthen existing partnerships and create new ones through networking and cooperative projects
  • Coordinate marketing efforts for programs, workshops, special events, and nature center initiatives
  • Enforce and educate the public on nature preserve rules and regulations
  • Relate the benefits of parks and recreation and nature preserves to the public

Posting Number: 8780

Closing Date: 12/1/2014

Job Title: Park Aide - Operations - Historic Oak View County Park - Raleigh, NC Posted on: November 05, 2014

Park Aide - Operations (1 position vacant) - Historic Oak View County Park, Raleigh, NC

Park Aide-Operation (PA-Ops) employees at Historic Oak View County Park work a maximum of 20 hours/week and usually work at least one weekend per month.  All PA-Ops involved with general site maintenance, basic carpentry, grounds and gardens maintenance, livestock care, and customer service. Hiring Range is $8.19-$10/hour, commensurate with educational background and job-related experience.

To apply, please send a resume to Matt Southern, Assistant Park Manager - Operations, at Matthew.Southern@wakegov.com.

Please note: Background checks are required before employment can begin.

Job Title: Base Manager - Broadreach - Raleigh, NC - St. Martin Posted on: October 31, 2014

Broadreach is hiring a Caribbean Base Manager!

Over the past 20 years, Broadreach has emerged as the world leader in summer adventure and study abroad programs for over 13,000 middle school, high school and college students. And the only summer program to offer the blend of college credit, community service hours and internationally recognized certifications on 70 adventures in 40 countries.

Since 1993, we've challenged students to embrace the thrill of real-world learning. We continue to value the idea that complete immersion in global issues and unique cultural experiences enables students to walk away with a deeper understanding of the world around them. Our accredited courses, accepted at major universities, don't look like traditional study abroad programs where you trade one campus setting for another. Instead we take education to every corner of the planet: small villages, field research stations, into the ocean or under a jungle canopy. It's study abroad done an entirely new way.

Dates: Early Spring and Summer 2015

Job Description: Base Manager needed to support the program team in the Raleigh HQ office during spring (part time in April and May) and able to work full time at our Caribbean base in St. Martin for the summer. Duties include, though are not limited to, communicate with the Raleigh HQ office, trip leaders and parents; coordinate airport pick up and drop off logistics for students and instructors; manage updates to the summer trip updates blog; order food and organize meals along with food distribution to the boats; handle diving gear distribution; manage Caribbean Logistics Interns and support the Caribbean Operations Director with overall base and programming operations.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in international programming and working in the Caribbean.
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong computer skills and be familiar with the Microsoft Suite (Excel, Outlook, and Word)
  • Able to adapt to different environments and think outside of the box.
  • Experience working with youth preferred.
  • Prior international travel preferred.

http://www.gobroadreach.com/application-for-employment.asp?type=seasonal

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