City of Fort Wayne

Camp Assistant Supervisor - City Safari

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Working under direction of the supervisor, the incumbent assists in the operation of the City Safari day camp. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day
Job Code: 2019040
Posted On: Friday, 11th January 2019
Category: Seasonal
Department: Parks & Recreation - Botanical Conservatory
Shift: Monday - Friday 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $10.00 - $12.00 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Working under direction of the supervisor, the incumbent assists in the operation of the City Safari day camp. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  •  Assists in developing activities and weekly schedules;
  • Trains counselors;

  • Handles daily operations;

  • Handles emergencies and other related problems;

  • Greets campers and parents;

  • Assigns campers to groups;

  • Verifies camper information and maintains records;

  • Ensures teaching and practice of nature observation, reporting, and predicting; map reading, navigation, and transportation safety skills; plant and animal care and environmental ethics; and local history and human culture;

  • Ensures teaching and practice of art projects, games, investigative walks, garden care, and recreational activities;

  • Implements large group management plan, promoting positive, inclusive group dynamics;

  • Follows and enforces child safety protocols;

  • Disciplines campers and staff;

  • Takes photographs to document camp week;

  • Leads graduation ceremony;

  • Meets with Day Camp Supervisor to discuss problems;

  • Learns duties of Supervisor and acts in Supervisor’s place during his/her absence;

  • Contacts parents with any problems or concerns regarding campers;

  • Requests maintenance and/or repairs.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

  • Drives department vehicle to pick up supplies and/or transport campers on field trips;

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management.  If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor.  Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises up to 4 counselors in cooperation with or in absence of the City Safari Day Camp Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

 

  • Completion of a four year college degree in education, environmental education, recreation or related field;

  • Two years experience in recreation, education, outdoor education or a related field.

 OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and/or ABILITIES

  • Specialized knowledge in basic principles of outdoor/camp skills, ecology, counseling, organizational and teaching skills;

  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively while teaching ecology and various outdoor skills;

  • Ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with departmental managers, operating staff and the general public.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Incumbent has contact with persons employed by other organizations or with public.  The purpose of contacts is to render service, giving explanation, interpret policies and maintain coordination.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

 Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

 REASONING ABILITY

Level of instructions is generally accepted but is not always clearly applicable.  Judgment is needed in selecting the most pertinent guidelines in interpreting precedents and in adapting to standards set by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department.  Incumbent is involved with moderate duties with substantial intricacy involving variables or considerations with inter-relationships that are not clearly evident.  Incumbent makes substantial contributions involving non-routine decisions and recommendations.  The purpose and desired results are indicated any anticipated and/or unusual problems are discussed with the supervisor.  Deviations from guidelines must be referred to the supervisor.  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS –Required for Continued Employment

  •  Valid Indiana Driver's License if a City vehicle is used;
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR by the American Heart Association within two weeks of employment (provided by the City’s Risk Management Department).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Incumbent has sustained exposure to dust, hazardous conditions with exposure to inclement weather and various temperature changes.  Incumbent is exposed to recurring work conditions involve chance of injury.

 

 


 

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All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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