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Parks and Recreation - Intern

  • Salary/Pay Rate:$10.00/hr
  • Posted Date:04/10/2018

SUMMARY:

The purpose of this position is to further the student’s understanding and experience in the field of Parks and Recreation (programming, park planning, administration, open space management, etc.). The Parks and Recreation Intern will assist staff with the implementation of recreation programs (summer programs, recreation programs, special events, etc.).  Under the direction of the Parks and Recreation Supervisor, the Parks and Recreation Intern will apply their academic experiences, applications and theories into practical use, to be used in a professional work environment.  The Parks and Recreation Intern position typically last up to 12 weeks, with the Intern working up to 40 hours per week.  Housing accommodations will be provided for the selected candidate.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Will participate in the different facets of the Parks and Recreation Department, including, but not limited to: administration; nature education programming; recreation programming; athletic programming; special events; marketing and special projects.
  • Assist in special projects assigned by the Parks and Recreation Supervisor.
  • Will be assigned an event, program or league to develop and implement during the summer. 
  • Assist with the daily operations of Parks and Recreation, as well as recreation program planning and development.
  • Assist in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of various department special events and activities.
  • Assist with planning and marketing of special events. Will assist in developing press releases, creating flyers, maintaining electronic marquis, creating e-notifications, etc.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules that may include weekends, evenings, split shifts and holidays and maintain regular attendance as required.
  • Present an oral report and/or presentation to Administration at the end of the internship.
  • Will perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements

  • Student in either a Bachelors or Master’s program in Parks and Recreation Management or closely related field (sports management, public administration).
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations governing public events and community programs.
  • Knowledge of administrative practices relating to parks and recreation.
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions.
  • Must have good communication skills; requires a calm demeanor in responding to customer questions/and or complaints, and dealing with the general public in everyday activities.
  • Ability to work within established guidelines.
  • Ability to perform repetitious tasks.
  • Must pass a medical physical examination and drug test.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.
  • Valid Class C Texas State Driver's License and safe driving record.
  • To perform this job successfully, the person in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

     

    Desirable Requirements

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • First-aid/CPR certified.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION:

  • Endurance/Moving About: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time). Move from location to location.
  • Endurance/Overall strength: Heavy work. Exerts force and/or lifts or carries objects weighing up to 150 pounds occasionally.
  • Walking: Constantly (up to 2/3 of the time). Move about on foot.
  • Sitting: Frequently (1/3 or more of the time).
  • Lifting/Carrying: Periodic. Lift by manually raising or lowering an object from one level to another (including upward pulling), and/or carry transport and object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder.
  • Pushing/Pulling: Periodic. Push by exerting force on an object so that it moves away from the force or worker (including slapping, striking, kicking, and treadle actions); and/or pull by exerting force on an object so that it moves toward the force or worker (including jerking).
  • Controls: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time). Use one or both arms and/or hands and /or one or either feet or legs to move controls on machinery or equipment.
  • Climbing Periodic. Ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, ropes, and the like using the feet and legs and /or hands and arms.
  • Balancing: Periodic. Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or running on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Bending/Stooping: Periodic. Stoop by bending the body downward or forward by flexing the spine at the waist, and /or bend by extending the spine backward or from side to side.
  • Kneeling/Crouching: Periodic. Kneel by bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees, and/or crouch by bending the body downward and forward by bending the legs and spine.
  • Crawling: Periodic. Move about on the hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time). Extend hands and arms in any direction.
  • Handling: Constantly (up to 2/3 of the time). Seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with the hand or hands.
  • Rotation: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time). Twist and turn the spine or a ball and socket joint such as the shoulder or hip.
  • Talking: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time). Express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Hearing: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time). Perceive the nature of sounds by the ear.
  • Seeing: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time). Obtain impressions through the eyes of the shape, size, distance, motion, color or other characteristics of objects.
  • Reading: Read design drawings, written reports and instructions.
  • Writing: Able to accurately record information and summary of events.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Location: Both inside and outside. Work is spent inside (where there is protection from weather, but not necessarily from temperature changes) and outside (where there may be no effective protection from weather).
  • Extreme Cold: Endure temperature(s) sufficiently low to cause marked bodily discomfort unless exceptional protection is used.
  • Extreme Heat: Endure temperature(s) sufficiently high to cause marked bodily discomfort unless exceptional protection is used.
  • Wet Conditions: Endure contact with water or other liquids.
  • Noise / Vibration: Periodic. Occasionally endure noises, either constant or intermittent while at work sites.
  • Smell: Fumes chemicals, or toxic substances.
  • Requires 24 hour on-call status for emergency situations.
  • Shift work (including weekends and holidays) may be required.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Has no supervisory responsibility.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Receive direction from the Parks and Recreation Supervisor, Director of Parks and Recreation, and/or the Mayor.

 

WORKING HOURS:

Normal working hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with one hour for lunch.  However, normal working hours may change at any time at the direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation.  Long and irregular hours may be required to complete assigned tasks and/or projects.  In the event of emergencies, may be called into work and work schedule will be adjusted during the emergency.

 

EXPECTATIONS OF ALL CITY EMPLOYEES:


  • Support City and Department goals and objectives.
  • Serve and meet the needs of our citizens during routine or emergency situations.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, demonstrate team skills, and perform a fair share of team responsibilities.
  • Plan and organize his/her work, time and resources, and, if applicable, that of subordinates.
  • Contribute to the development of others, to the Department, and the City.
  • Produce desired work outcomes including quality, quantity and timeliness.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates and people to whom service is provided.
  • Understand and value differences in employees and value input from others.
  • Consistently report to work and work assignments prepared and on schedule.
  • Consistently display a positive behavior with regard to work, willingly accept constructive criticism and be respectful of others.

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City of Bay City and the employee and is subject to change by the City of Bay City as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.  The City of Bay City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In compliance with the American’s with Disability Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Formal application or letter of interest, rating of education and experience; oral interview, reference and criminal background checks, and drug screens are required.  In addition, job related tests may also be required.

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