Volunteer Program Assistant
City of Boise, ID - Boise, ID

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Assists in the development and production of marketing and training documents for a variety of volunteer programs. Utilizes volunteer management database to plan and coordinate a variety of service projects. Trains and supervises volunteers to ensure the successful and safe completion of service projects. Works independently under general supervision within established guidelines and procedures.

This is a full time temporary position lasting up to 9 months.

Essential Functions:
Assists staff in research, planning, and writing marketing and training documents for volunteer programs, such as manuals, brochures, flyers, and curriculum for the Park Ambassador Program. Works with both park and other department staff to implement the City's new, web-based volunteer management database for coordination of volunteers. (60%)

Trains and supervises volunteers on a variety of service projects throughout the parks. Projects may include planting, weeding, and mulching flower beds and tree wells, pruning shrubs and plants, picking up litter and disposing of debris. As well as general maintenance on buildings, furniture repairs and replacement, painting, carpentry repairs, moving furniture and setting up equipment for events throughout the parks. Identifies tools, materials, and equipment needed to safely complete tasks. (40%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Requirements:
Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Requires education and/or experience to attain the following:
Two years of experience in general administrative and clerical support, and graduation from high school or GED, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Basic knowledge of general business office practices and procedures; proficiency in English grammar, punctuation and spelling; general customer service techniques; and standard office equipment and computer software programs.

Ability to operate a computer with demonstrated proficiency using database, word processing, and spreadsheet software applications at an appropriate level for efficient job performance; express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing; demonstrate varied facility maintenance and cleaning tasks; train others in safely operating a wide variety of equipment and tools, utilizing related protective gear and safety equipment; identify and prioritize additional tasks; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations; communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; and perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Basic knowledge or experience in event planning, graphic design, and/or facility maintenance practices.

Licensing And Other Requirements
Valid Idaho driver's license.

Special Requirements
All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.

Applicants must be able to pass, or have:
Driving Record Check

Working Conditions:
The physical effort characteristics and working environment 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.

Physical Efforts
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently lifting/carrying up to 10 lbs and occasionally lifting/carrying up to 20 lbs. Also the employee is frequently pushing/pulling up to 10 lbs and occasionally pushing/pulling up to 20 lbs. The noise level is occasionally moderate. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, touch and feel. Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Employees will sit, stand, walk, reach and grasp. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.

Working Environment
The work environment will include inside conditions and outdoor weather conditions. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position. Includes work in parks facilities on uneven surfaces such as lawns and landscaping.
This position works: weekends and evenings as scheduled.

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