Summer Camp Counselor
City of Ames, IA - Ames, IA

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The City of Ames Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for Summer Camp Counselors. These are temporary positions working from June through July (Monday-Friday) and average up to 25 hours per week.

Summer Camp Counselors are directly accountable to the Program Site Supervisor and the Parks & Recreation Coordinator and adjunctly accountable to the Parks & Recreation Superintendent and the Director of Parks & Recreation.

Examples of Essential Job Functions:

Instruct youth on the basic fundamentals of the activity/sport; enforce all procedures and rules in place for all youth at all facilities/locations; inspect environment to ensure the safety of the children; and teach good sportsmanship at all times.

Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include continuous improvement, respect for others, being customer driven, leadership, data-driven decisions, positive attitude, teaming environment, honesty and integrity, innovation and creativity, employee involvement, and excellence. For all employees, this includes maintaining city wide services through a Total City Perspective, presenting a positive attitude, communicating effectively, dealing courteously with customers and co-workers, and maintaining effective relationships. For leaders, this also includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.


Education and Experience: Must be at least 17 years of age. Previous experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary to Perform Essential Functions: Knowledge of the sport or activity.

Skill in being organized, dependable, and reliable.

Ability to teach basic fundamentals to youth of various ages; ability to communicate with parents and youth; ability to understand, appreciate and embody the City of Ames Core Values; ability to maintain an exceptional level of safety; ability to maintain a professional appearance (staff shirt w/ appropriate athletic shorts or pants) at all times while on site; ability to maintain a professional demeanor (calm and courteous) at all times while on site.

Supplemental Information:

Selection Process:
The selection process consists of an evaluation of education and experience, an on-site interview, and completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.

E-Verify Process:
The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents as soon as possible after the job offer has been made. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at:

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