Community Activity Worker-Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services(1901649)
City Of San Jose
San Jose
hace 4 días

Job Description

  • Community Activity Worker-Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services(1901649) (2000371)About the DepartmentThe City of San José’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is proud to be Building Community Through Fun through innovative, creative, and excellent programs and services.
  • Our mission is to build healthy communities through people, parks, and programs. The Department is a steady force in our community, advancing education, health, and social connections.

    We meet the diverse needs of our community across the lifespan by connecting people to places and people to people. The principles of equity, access, diversity, inclusion, sustainability, and flexibility guide us.

    The Department creates and activates thriving places where people live, work, play, and learn, which include 50 community centers, 200 parks, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, over 60 miles of trails, programs and services that touch the lives of individuals and families in our community.

    We take a fun approach to public service, and value the public’s trust. Our team is collaborative, supportive, and innovative.Learn more about PRNS

    Positions & Duties

    The salary range for thisclassification is $18.66-$22.71 hourly, $38,812.80 -$47,236.80 annually. This position is covered underthe Living Wage Policy and your hourly rate will be adjusted to $22.

    68 / 23.93per hour. The Living Wage rate consists of a base amount and an approximatefive percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable pay.

    Parks Recreation andNeighborhood Services department (PRNS) is recruiting to fill multiple CommunityActivity Worker positions to support the following programs.

    Some positions maybe part-time or limit dated June 30, 2020 :

  • BeautifySJprogram
  • AboutProject Hope ProjectHope is a community empowerment program that focuses on educating the residentson how to work in partnership with the City to coordinate and mobilizeresources that will help address ongoing neighborhood / community issues such ascrime, poverty, and blight.

    The program’s goal is to develop sustainableneighborhood associations that can best advocate for their community. Currentvacancies exist in each of three teams, which will consist of one Community Coordinatorand two Community Activity Workers.

    AboutBeautifySJ program - TheBeautifySJ Anti-Graffiti & Anti-Litter program provides coordinatedgraffiti abatement services, coordinates neighborhood litter clean-up eventsand hosts three large annual litter events throughout the City of SanJose.

    Current vacancies exist in thefollowing three areas : volunteer coordination, work order system management,and graffiti and litter abatement.

    Please note that staff maybe required to work weekends and evenings.

    The Community ActivityWorker will report directly to the Community Coordinator. Job duties for theposition include, but are not limited to :

  • ProjectHope program
  • Assistwith volunteer recruitment and retention efforts to form neighborhoodsassociations and volunteer groups to become self-sufficient and pro-active neighborhoodadvocates and stewards
  • Workindependently in remote field offices located in schools, places of worship andother place-based community partners
  • Abilityto develop and maintain effective working relationships with community members,neighborhood organizations, key stakeholders, City staff (Council, Mayor’s Office,and all City Departments)
  • Participatesin planning and coordinating in-service training and development of programaids and materials
  • Performspublic contact and liaison work in explaining and interpreting program
  • Conductsand facilitates workshops for the neighborhood
  • Assistsin planning and implementing special activities or programs, such as communityservice projects, community meetings, community litter pick-ups, neighborhood-wideevents, dumpster days
  • Designsand produces flyers and announcements
  • Maybe required to provide bilingual translation and / or interpretation
  • 2. BeautifySJprogram -

  • Supportthe City’s inter-Department BeautifySJ Initiative to address litter / trashrelated blight by attending resource fairs and neighborhood based outreachevents
  • Directlysupport the Anti-Litter Program efforts to reduce citywide by collaboratingwith internal City Departments and external partners
  • Plan,lead and execute neighborhood litter events including litter cleanup eventslocated at or near encampments
  • Workwith schools, non-profit partners, and organizations to form litter cleanupgroups to support the City’s efforts to reduce litter
  • Assistwith volunteer recruitment and retention efforts, including data collection andleading volunteer litter cleanup events
  • Interactdaily with City staff, Council staff, residents, vendors, and property owners toaddress litter related blight.
  • This recruitment may beused to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If youare interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensureyou are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicantsfrom this recruitment.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Education : Graduation from high school orequivalent (General Education Development (GED) Test or California ProficiencyCertificate).
  • Experience : Two years of full time equivalentexperience (4,160 hours) doing community related work, projects, or programs.
  • Acceptable Substitution : One year of college (30 semester units) may be substituted for one yearof the required experience.

  • EmploymentEligibility : Federal law requires all employees to provideverification of their eligibility to work in this country.
  • Please be informed that the City of San Josewill not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department ofLabor.

    Desirable Qualifications

    Licenses / Certificates : Possession of a valid California Driver'sLicense (or the ability to obtain one)

    Competencies

    Theideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated inpast and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include :

    JobExpertise : Demonstratesknowledge of and experience with applicable professional / technical principlesand practices, Citywide and departmental procedures / policies and federal andstate rules and regulations.

    CustomerService : Demonstratesthe ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively andefficiently using professional demeanor.

  • Initiative : Exhibits resourcefulbehaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive,and avoids difficulties by planning ahead;
  • displays willingness to assume extraresponsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities thatpromote job performance.

    Reliability : Completes quality workassignments in a timely and efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities andmaintains confidentiality as appropriate.

    Teamwork& Interpersonal Skills : Developseffective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping othersaccomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.

  • CommunicationSkills : Effectivelyconveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and inwriting; demonstrates effective use of listening skills;
  • displays openness toother people’s ideas and thoughts.

    Selection Process

    The selection process willconsist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based onthe application and responses to the Job-Specific Questions.

    Only thecandidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceedin the selection process. Additionalphases of the selection process may consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical / writingexercise.

    Youwill be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during theonline application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limitincluding spaces for each text response.

    You MUST answerall job-specific questions to be considered for this vacancy or yourapplication will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration :

    2. Pleaseprovide the following details of your work experience doing community relatedwork, projects, or programs : .

    1) A brief description of your workexperience 2) Name(s) of employer(s) 3) Dates / length of employment(s) 4) Average hours worked per week

    3. Pleasedescribe your customer service philosophy. Include examples of how you have put this philosophy into action in yourprior work experience.

    4. Please select which program you are applying for : 1) Project Hope Program 2) Beautify SJ Program 3) Both Programs

    For questions about the dutiesof these positions, please contact :

  • forProject Hope program, Israel Canjura at
  • forBeautifySJ program Olympia Williams at
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