As a River House River Guide you will work with a team of other guides to safely guide participants down Oregon rivers. In addition to river guiding, guides are expected to provide a fun, positive and educational experience in nature. |
The successful candidate should have knowledge of the 40 Developmental Assets , benefits of recreation to a community, and strong whitewater guiding skills, including both paddle captain and rowing techniques. The successful candidate should also have knowledge of reading water, river safety, equipment use and care, knot tying, and river communication skills. This position has the opportunity to cross-train for other outdoor/environmental programs.
Employment Site(s) : River House Outdoor Program and guiding on primarily local rivers – Willamette and McKenzie. There is the potential to raft on other Oregon rivers.
Hours : Approximately 2-40 hours/week. Primarily May-September.
Salary: $8.95 - $15.45 / Hourly
*Additional steps above maximum range may be given for Instructor II and III positions based on experience and skills.
Must be 18 years of age to apply.
Application Deadline: March 15th, 5:00pm
Online applications only
Must Pass Criminal Background Check
Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
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Promotes the benefits of rafting and outdoor recreation.
Keeps accurate records, time sheets, attendance and course evaluations.
Teaches safety and implements solutions to potential and real hazards.
Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
May purchase supplies, coordinating expenditures with department policy.
Performs necessary repair and maintenance on program equipment.
Cleans up and stores program equipment after classes.
Maintain and enhance skills in area of expertise.
Maintains order and safety on and off the river.
May be asked to assist with reception duties at River House.
May train mentors, volunteers, or new instructors as assistants.
Develops and maintains excellent public relations.
Drives 15-passenger bus with or without a trailer; may be trained to drive vans with wheelchair lifts.
Inspects all equipment and activity area for hazards before activity.
Reports all lost or damaged equipment to Outdoor Program Supervisor.
Informs supervisor immediately following any accident and completes accident forms.
Adheres to scheduled work hours (flexible to last-minute cancellations).
Works cooperatively with staff and community members.
Completes other duties as directed by the Outdoor Program Supervisor.
Supports and respects diversity in the workplace.
Follows procedures and policies as set by the City and Recreation Division.
Knowledge of :
The principles of group dynamics and group interaction.
The principles of experiential education.
Environmental ethics and human impact on earth's ecology.
Emergency procedures and accident site management.
Youth Group Management.
Ability to :
Inspire people to connect with the outdoors.
Teach and lead groups of various ages and ability levels.
Communicate well both, orally and in writing.
Work in cooperation with staff and the public.
Communicate with supervisors, coworkers, and participants on sensitive issues.
Identify and prevent hazards, implement solutions, maintain safe environments.
Work within the guidelines set by the City and the department.
Work with difficult youth and teenagers.
Lift 30 lbs. above shoulders.
Must be able to safely guide participants of all ages and abilities down Class III rivers.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job.
Position may be hired at the Instructor 1, 2 or 3 level. To view a full list of duties, knowledge and skills required for this position you can link to the position's classification.
Must be 18 years of age to apply.
License or Certificate
Current first aid and CPR certificates or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
Valid Oregon driver’s license, or ability to obtain by date of hire; must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City’s standard. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).
Must pass criminal background check.
Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process will be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.
DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THE CITY, GENERALLY, ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION (TESTING, INTERVIEWS) WILL BE CONTACTED .
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The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.
The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.