Trails Specialist
City of Avondale, AZ - Avondale, AZ

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The City of Avondale Parks, Recreation and Library Department has an opening for a part-time Trails Specialist. This is a non-exempt position. The position hours will vary based on department operational program needs.

Designs, implements and promotes outdoor recreation programs that are responsive to the needs and interest to Avondale residents. Provide direction and assistance to participants. Conducts a general program or recreation at an assigned area. Implement activities in specialized program areas.

Assist with set up of facilities, equipment, coordination or participants, program activities and with storage of equipment and supplies. Ability to plan and implement leisure classes for the public; ability to work with instructors, demonstrates excellent customer service skills and to communicate with staff.

Examples of Duties:
Engages with community members and stakeholders to develop outdoor classrooms and environmental education opportunities for residents.

Works with neighborhood and community groups on matters of civic and recreation interest. Maintains activity records and submits periodic and special reports.

Serves as an interdepartmental/intergovernmental liaison for establishing trail systems and other physical resources in the city.

Assists in locating development grants and other forms of outside funding.

Conduct operations and monitors task in conjunction with event. Direct others to perform minor event tasks and activities.

Typical Qualifications:
Work requires broad knowledge in a general profession or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation Management or a closely related profession.

Minimum three (3) years experience in the recreation field working on or with trails and outdoor programming.

Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License at time of hire. Must obtain a CPR/First Aid Certification within six months from date of hire.

Supplemental Information:
Work requires the ability to read and interpret manuals, rules, contracts, purchase orders, and professional publications.

Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and percentages.

Work requires the ability to write forms, letters, sponsorships, fliers, receipts, equipment bids and reports.

Planning responsibilities include collecting and tracking registration monies, reserving schools, training volunteers and coaches, and monitoring program results.

The incumbent prepares documents and conducts research to provide information to Recreation Coordinator. Responsible for monitoring and tracking funding sources, revenues and expenditures for assigned units. May also recommend budget allocations for Division.

May require functioning as a lead worker while performing own responsibilities, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work for part-time staff and volunteers.

Work involves decision making within established standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment and analytical skills required to determine appropriate course of action.

The incumbent in this position has a high degree of interaction with others both within and outside the organization. These contacts may involve similar work units or departments within the City which may be involved in decision making or providing approval or input. In addition, the incumbent works with individuals outside the City who may belong to professional or peer organizations. Working with various state and federal agencies, as well as vendors and suppliers for information on purchases, supplies or products may also be required. Meetings and discussions may be conducted with internal and external customers, clients and citizens. Employee must maintain regular attendance.

Applicants will need to visit the City of Avondale website at to complete and submit an employment application on-line. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at 623-333-2200.

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