Sandy Creek Camp Counselor / Leisure Services (12 positions available)
Athens Clarke County HR Department - Athens, GA

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Please submit the original Summer Employment Application via mail or in-person to our office at 375 Satula Avenue, Athens, GA 30601. You may download the summer application form using the link in the Job Details section on the right-hand side of this notice.

The purpose of this position is to create a positive, supportive, and safe learning environment during the day camp programs sponsored by the Leisure Services Department. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: participating in and conducting activities and programs with assigned campers.

Sandy Creek Day Camp staff spends the day outside (weather permitting) conducting a variety of outdoor and environmental education programs. Activities include hiking, live animal experiences, games, crafts, canoeing, archery and more.

Qualified applicants must possess the following:
1. A valid drivers license. (When assigned to drive the school bus for Sandy Creek Camp, applicants must possess a valid Georgia Commerical Driver's License).

The Leisure Services Department operates eight day camps: East Athens, Lay Park, Sandy Creek, Memorial Park, Teens in Action, Parkview, Rocksprings and Project START. Most camps begin on June 3. The earlier date is shown to indicate pre-planning and training time. All camps run for eight consecutive weeks with the exception of Sandy Creek, Teens in Action and Project START. Sandy Creek and Project START begin employee training on May 28 and day camp begins June 3. Teens in Action camp begins employee training on May 28 and camp begins on June 10. Day Camp operational hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

ALL DAY CAMP STAFF ARE REQUIRED TO BE FIRST AID AND CPR CERTIFIED BEFORE CAMP STARTS (training will be provided) and all staff, upon hire are required to attend one orientation training May 11 or May 13, 2013.

This is a non-merit position (at-will) and serves at the discretion of the Department Director.

WORK LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park and Nature Center

APPROXIMATE WORK DATES: May 28 - July 20, 2013 May have to work on religious holidays

Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services summer seasonal positions will be advertised from January 21, 2013 through May 31, 2013. Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted during this posting period. Please note that positions will be filled throughout this posting period and that staffing may be fully complete prior to the ending date of May 31, 2013. Open positions will be updated at the Human Resources Department and at this website throughout this time period. Please check the job postings at the Human Resources Department or on the website to stay updated on available summer seasonal employment opportunities.

Athens-Clarke County maintains a drug-free workplace and it is a condition of employment that all employees be drug free.

Notice: Drug and Alcohol use by Athens-Clarke County employees during assigned working hours, in government buildings or on government grounds or otherwise while on government business is prohibited. This shall include the use of illegal substances, the abuse of prescription medications and the use of alcohol. Employees who test positive for drug use shall be terminated.

Miscellaneous Information If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Petina Cheek at