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City of Austin Parks and Recreation, Nature Based Activity Specialist, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11606

Thu, March 31, 2016

The Nature Based Activity Specialist is a temporary/seasonal staff position scheduled to work between 20 and 40 hours per week in a after school program setting. 
- Austin Nature & Science Center 
- Camacho Activity Center 
- Zilker Botanical Gardens 
• Successful applicants must demonstrate strong leadership, exhibit creative thinking, perform good judgment, and have excellent communication skills. 
• Applicants must also possess reliability, trustworthiness, and be safety conscious. 

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned. 
1. Safely facilitate and actively supervise participants at all times while engaging in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. 
2. Develop, modify and teach program activities to accommodate various ages, abilities and interests. 
3. Regular attendance is mandatory for this position. 
4. Attend all sessions of scheduled staff training. 
5. Serve as a role-model, exercising appropriate decision-making and boundary setting. 
6. Utilize effective behavior management skills including enforcing policies fairly, consistently, kindly and firmly. 
7. Communicate clearly and professionally with participants, parents, co-workers and supervisor. 
8. Work cooperatively with co-counselors and other staff. 
9. Provide excellent customer service. 
10. Complete reports and forms and assist with maintaining records in accordance with City of Austin (COA) and Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) policies and procedures. 
11. Other duties as assigned.

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