City of Astoria
  • 17-Oct-2018 to 30-Nov-2018 (PST)
  • Recreation Center
  • Astoria, OR, USA
  • 10.75 - 12.50
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

No benefits, sick leave per Oregon State statutes


This position is responsible for performing a variety of Astoria Parks and Recreation recreational program tasks by performing the following duties.


This description covers the most significant essential and auxiliary duties performed by this position for illustration purposes, but does not include other occasional work, which may be similar, related to, or a logical assignment for the position.  The job description does NOT constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the organizational needs and requirements of the job change.

  1. Supports the Parks and Recreation Department during programmed activities and events. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Recreation Manager and in coordination with the Recreation Coordinator.
  1. Performs the duties of recreation programs, teaches classes and provides services to the public.
  1. Provides customer services, direct leadership, and general supervision of recreation programs.


  • Opens, closes, and supervise facilities.
  • Processes patron registration and checks patrons in for programs using department point of sale registration system.
  • Sells concessions and merchandise.
  • Maintains accountability for cash handling and till balance.
  • Provides for a clean, safe, and secure environment.
  • Completes and maintains proper forms, reports, and information.
  • Enforces facility, equipment, and program rules and regulations, taking appropriate disciplinary action with participants and/or spectators when necessary.
  • Performs administrative tasks as required.
  • Promotes, and evaluates recreation programs.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of current programs and develops sound program recommendations.
  • Provides program supply lists and develops curriculum for scheduled programs.
  • Provides recommendations to the Recreation Coordinator on program scheduling and staff scheduling.
  • Oversees facility supplies and appearance.
  • Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; establishes and maintains schedules and methods for recreation activities.
  • Communicates effectively to participants, provides information and assistance to participants regarding general inquiries, programs, and schedules.
  • Assists with implementation of special events and activities.
  • Assists in responding to emergency situations in the work place by following the emergency action plan, contacting the appropriate agencies, and documenting incidents and necessary.
  • Keeps certifications current according to assigned role.
  • Displays excellent communication skills required in working with coworkers/public, including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under
  • Demonstrates abilities to work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
  • Maintains a neat and professional appearance and follows dress code protocol where assigned.
  • Respectfully takes direction from the supervisor.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and guidelines as described in the City of Astoria Personnel Manual, Parks and Recreation Department Manual, and other documentation related to this position.


This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. 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.


No prior experience or training.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Has the minimal skills necessary to operate a computer.  Can log on to a computer system, navigate in windows, perform simple tasks within applications and enter information into a database. 


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.


A current CPR/First Aid certification is required within 60 days of hire.


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.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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