KIA Asst
City of Nampa - Nampa, ID

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KIDS IN ACTION ASSISTANT
NOTICE OF JOB OPENING

RECREATION CENTER

December 11, 2012

Please post or otherwise make available the following information. The City of Nampa has an opening for a Part-time Kids-in-Action Assistant.

The City of Nampa is committed to ensuring equal opportunities to all individuals. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resource Director at 468-5437. TDD Relay Service: US West 1-800-377-3529 or 7-1-1 .

Salary : $8.53 per hour, no benefits.

Hours: Up to 19.75 hours, Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m-6:30 p.m., the incumbent must be able to work flexible and varied hours.

Minimum Age Requirement: 16 years old .

The principal function of an employee in this class is to assist with programs for home-schooled children and day camp attendees to ensure the provision of a safe and healthy environment for program participants. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the assigned supervisor, other City employees, program participants, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a recreational facility environment.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

1. Provides assistance to recreation class and program leaders in the implementation of a variety of youth programs for patrons of the Nampa Recreation Center and associated locations on a part-time basis. Assists in planning group and individual promotional activities and programs to encourage program and/or class participation. Provides individual or group instruction regarding the program or class to which assigned, including independent instruction to program patrons under direction of the program leader. Works closely with members of various age groups of young children.

2. Provides security for each child enrolled in the Kids-in-Action program. Works under direction of Kids-in-Action After School Club Coordinator to ensure that those enrolled in the program or class meet the goals of the activity safely and with an ongoing interest which includes supervising and interacting with children in sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming and other recreational activities. Assists in coordinating response to any emergency regarding program or other class or facility users; requests the call-out of medical and other personnel as required; provides information for necessary accident reports.

3. Receives and provides clear, constructive feedback regarding work performance (to/from individuals or groups) and provides clarification as necessary .

4. Provides standard information to program or class patrons regarding departmental procedures and requirements and other activities to enhance their use of City recreation activities and facilities .

5. Maintains accurate records and files related to the class or program to which assigned; maintains an inventory of handouts, forms and reports .

6. Uses standard office equipment and performs standard office support duties in the course of the work.

7. Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:
Some knowledge of safety principles, practices and equipment related to the work.

Some knowledge of standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment.

Some knowledge of business arithmetic.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:
Skill in first aid and CPR techniques.

Skill in basic record keeping practices and basic computer applications related to the work.

Skill in basic principles for dealing with people of various ages and from various socio-economic groups.

Ability to interpret, apply and explain applicable procedures and regulations.

Ability to maintaining accurate records and files.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Ability to handle in a constructive, non-disruptive manner the multiple business, organizational and interpersonal changes or stresses that may exist in the employee’s work, work processes, dealings with other personnel, and supervision (provided or received). (“Work processes” include, but are not limited to, how work is performed, supervised or distributed; how problems are solved; and how decisions are made.)

Ability to adapt, with minimal or no advance notice, to changes in how business is conducted and work is accomplished.

Must be sufficiently adaptable to accept and perform in a timely and effective manner work assignments that are outside the normal (day-to-day) routine.

Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Any combination of education and experience, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. A typical way of gaining the knowledge and skills is outlined below.

Equivalent to six months of full or part-time experience in dealing with the public, preferably of various ages; paid or volunteer experience in a recreational or instruction setting is desirable.

REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Possess or obtain first aid and CPR certificates.

FINGER DEXTERITY:
Sufficient finger or manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to operate a personal computer, telephone and related equipment.

SPEECH:
Sufficient clarity of speech or other communication ability with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to communicate effectively and convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.

HEARING:
Sufficient clarity of hearing with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.

VISUAL ABILITIES:
Sufficient visual acuity or other power of observation with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned; to make general observations of facilities and structures; to review a wide variety of materials in electronic or hard copy form and perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection).

PHYSICAL STRENGTH AND PERSONAL MOBILITY:
Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which enables the employee to function within a function within a recreational facility environment. Light work - exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.

Special Conditions : The City of Nampa has a Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and driving check.

Dates to Submit Application : Application and position information may be found online at: www.cityofnampa.us . Applicant must submit an online application; resumes will not be taken in lieu of the application. Position will close on December 26, 2012 at 5:00 P.M.

Position may be filled prior to closing date.

The City of Nampa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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