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Depot Park Ambassador

at City Of Gainesville, FL

Pay: $13.25 to $14.12/hour
$13.25 - $14.12
Posted: 10/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2403795
Categories: Other/General

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Overall Job Objective

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Depot Park Ambassador

The City of Gainesville is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual who is innovative and forward thinking that will embrace the organization's citizen centered vision.  The community, its elected leaders, and executive leadership team have embraced this vision.

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department is currently seeking Park Ambassadors to assist with daily operations, community engagement, management and maintenance of Depot Park. This is a Full Time position working weekdays, weekends and holidays providing positive public relations and user experiences, visitor services, enforcing park rules and performing grounds and building maintenance/janitorial duties.
To be considered for this position you must have:
  • High School Diploma or an acceptable equivalency diploma
  • One year of experience in recreation working with the public, including customer service, preferably in parks, recreation, park maintenance, or the hospitality industry.
  • American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) are required upon appointment.
  • Depending upon area of assignment:
  • Valid Florida Driver License is required within thirty (30) days of appointment.
  • May Create Eligibility List
  • May Fill Multiple Positions
  • May under fill the position
  • May be Required to Complete an Assessment(s)
Embracing change is the Gainesville way of life! 
Come join our team as we shift the culture from "No to Yes", "from reactive to proactive," "from policy-oriented to services-oriented", and "from silos to teams". 

Job Description

This is routine work of limited variety and complexity in recreational programs and activities at City-owned recreational facilities.
Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under limited supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its limited responsibility and lack of complexity.
*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.
Depending on area of assignment:
Assists in conducting activities. 
Distributes equipment for programs and events. 
Records attendance and participation for facility programs and events.
Assists in maintaining order and discipline. 
Checks equipment to assure that it is clean and in proper working order.
Assists in instructing sewing, ceramics, arts and crafts, dancing, and games.
Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.
Depending on area of assignment:
Performs related clerical work; including copying facility schedule for distribution to the administrative office, answering telephone and providing information on facility activities and schedules.
Conducts routine maintenance and custodial tasks at parks facilities and buildings.
Prepares recreational facilities for classes, meetings, events and activities, may include setting up chairs and tables, moving furniture and equipment.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.
Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma and one (1) year experience in recreation work.
Depending upon area of assignment:
Valid Florida Driver License is required within thirty (30) days of appointment.
General (all areas):
American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) are required upon appointment.
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) is required upon appointment.
American Red Cross Lifeguard (LG) Instructor is required upon appointment.
National Alliance for Youth Sports certification as a Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) is required within one year of appointment.
General (all areas):
Knowledge of one or more activities involved in a community recreation program or event.
Knowledge of the goals of a community recreation program or event.
Knowledge of personal computers and related software.
Ability to instruct program participants in varied recreational activities.
Ability to work effectively with co-workers and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Knowledge of principles and methods of water safety and aquatic recreation programming.
Knowledge of swimming pool maintenance practices and methods, including water chemistry applications.
Knowledge of athletic rules and regulations.
Knowledge of animal husbandry and plant cultivation.
Knowledge of Florida natural and cultural history
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.
General (all areas):
Work requires physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential job functions, including the ability to lift, carry, push, or pull 50 pounds without assistance.
Work requires the ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals, including but not limited to:  water treatment, gasoline, motor oil, household cleaning and maintenance chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides.
Ability to climb stairs and ladders to the height of twelve (12) feet.
Must conform to grooming and dress codes (uniforms furnished).
Ability to use respiratory protection equipment, including self-contained breathing units.
Ability to pass the Pre employment Lifeguard swim test and be able to swim down to a depth of sixteen (16) feet.
Possess normal color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, distance vision and close vision.
Ability to stand and work on your feet for extended periods of time.
Ability to work with and around live animals.
Work requires performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.
Must be able to work a  varying schedule outside normal business hours, including early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays.