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Well KEPT Program Supervisor
The Well KEPT Program is a summer youth employment program offered through the Natural Resource Division of the Parks & Community Services Department. The program is designed to provide Bellevue youth with education, job skills, and career development training in the field of park resource management. Work focuses on parkland renovation and maintenance; projects may include forest enhancement, wetland restoration, and trail construction. The Well KEPT Program combines on-the-job work experience, environmental education, and career development training to instill strong self-esteem, good work habits, and sound environmental ethics.
Hours: 40 hours per week, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Assignment Length: Approximately June 10, 2013 – August 30, 2013
•Assist the Park Ranger with program administration, hiring the 10-person youth crew, and scheduling projects for the youth crew.
•Responsible for direct supervision of the youth crew.
•Must posses a strong customer service attitude and high level of interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with youth.
•Must be able to work with minimal supervision and to direct and motivate crews independently in the field.
Must be at least 19 years of age with completion of at least two years of college desirable.
•Required to possess a valid Washington driver’s license by date of hire. Must have and maintain a good driving record according to City standards. Current original drivers abstract required at time of interview.
•Experience in environmental restoration, trail construction, and/or landscape maintenance preferred.
•Supervisory experience working with diverse youth groups preferred.
•Experience using a variety of hand and/or power tools beneficial.
• Criminal History check required on all applicants.
•The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
•The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.
•The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
•Work may periodically require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.
•Employee must be willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions.
Definition of a Temporary
•Hired on the City’s payroll for up to 9 months working full-time or part-time.
•Cannot work for more than 9 months in the previous 12 months, whether in the same position or a series of consecutive positions.
•Cannot work simultaneously as a temporary employee and a temporary agency worker.
•A temporary employee who has worked the 9 month maximum in the previous 12 months must have at least a 3-month break in service before being re-employed by the City in another temporary status.
•At-will for the duration of the temporary status, except as indicated by union contract.
•Employment eligibility of a new hire into a temporary status must be verified.
•Temporary workers will be placed in non-regular positions, and shall receive no other compensation or benefits than the designated base hourly rate for hours of actual work performed except as specifically authorized by ordinance.
How To Apply
Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position. For further information about the job, please contact Alex DySard via email at [email protected] or at 425.452.4195. If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.