Recreation Aide – Sports Leagues Casual Staff

Salary$13.15 – $16.75 Hourly
Job TypeCasual
Job Number2020-00127
Closing date and time2/10/2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana

Location Multiple Locations, OR

BureauPortland Parks & Recreation

The Position – Recreation Aide – Sports Leagues Casual Staff

Portland Parks and Recreation is looking for  Recreation Aide – Sports Leagues Casual Staff to join their team!

Recreation Aide - Sports Leagues Casual Staff

Position Description:
The Recreation Aide – Sports League Staff is responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of each participant enrolled in the program. Applicants must demonstrate leadership, show active participation and enthusiasm on the court while serving as a positive role model to all participants and other staff.

This position is utilized for our Youth Sports Leagues that are a function of the Sports Office. Examples of these leagues include Saturday Youth Volleyball and Saturday Golden ball programs.

This is a part-time position with flexible hours and may include days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Work hours can be assigned verbally and depend on enrollment levels, needs of the program, and other factors. There is no guarantee of the number of hours needed each week nor the number of hours worked from week to week. Recreation Aide – Sports Leagues Casual Staff

Employees in this position serve at will. Recreation Aide

OVERVIEW: Sports League Level I – Gym Host(Age 18 & Over)
The Recreation Aide – Sports League Staff Gym Host: is responsible for providing a safe and positive gym environment for the participants enrolled in the program as well as for spectators, volunteer coaches, and other staff. Applicants must demonstrate customer service, leadership, ability to deal with difficult situations as they may arise. Must be able to handle conflicts and respond to quick situations and/or customer concerns.

The gym host is responsible for greeting teams and spectators, training adults to use score clock, signing in officials and recording scores and any incidents at the end of each game. Please see additional information for more specific detail on a Gym Host duties & responsibilities. Recreation Aide
 To qualify the following minimum qualifications are required for this position:  

  1. Ability to work in a team atmosphere promoting positive and effective working relationships with staff, volunteers and customers.
  2. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and perform job duties as described (sports official; gym host)
  3. Ability to work on weekends.
  4. Strong people and customer service skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with staff and diverse groups of people.
  5. Ability to represent Portland Parks & Recreation in a professional manner.
  6. Ability to arrive on-time to your assigned location. Flexibility in travelling to various gyms throughout the city.

Applicant must also possess: Recreation Aide

  1. Ability to recognize and respond to safety and emergency situation.
  2. Ability to handle conflicts and respond to problems and customer concerns.
  3. Ability to maintain composure in difficult situations and a fast-paced environment.
  4. Ability to represent Portland Parks & Recreation in a professional manner.
  5. Ability to check emails and create an account on the officials scheduling software; Reftown.
  6. Ability to handle conflicts and respond to problems while maintaining composure in difficult situations.

The Recruitment Process

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following to be considered:

  1. Answer to the Supplemental Questions
  • Answers to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your answers to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement.
  • If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, as identified below, please describe in your answers any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the “To Qualify” section above

If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and/or Veteran’s Administration Letter Stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran’s Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

Veteran’s Preference documentation must be submitted with your application materials.

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, colour, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting an accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Loan Tran
[email protected]
(503) 823-6821Additional Information

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities: Gym Host

1. Strong people and customer service skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with staff and the public.
2. Work independently or with a partner/s.
3. Inspect assigned gym location for cleanliness, safety for players and spectators and in some cases the specific sporting equipment.
5. Ability to display a positive, encouraging, upbeat attitude at all times.
6. Ability to recognize and respond to safety and emergency situations.
7. Maintain excellent communication with all staff and customers through verbal, electronic and written means.
8. Attend all mandatory staff meetings and training.
9. Follow all Portland Parks & Recreation rules, policies, and procedures.
10. Support sporting events, games, or competitions, by maintaining standards of play and ensuring that game and league rules are observed.
11. Other duties as assigned


A Career with the City of Portland offers many Employee BenefitsThis summary outlines the benefit programs, actual benefits may vary depending on the bargaining unit and employment status.

The City of Portland offers a comprehensive benefits package that is competitive with other private and public sector employers.
More detailed information can be obtained by calling the Benefits & Wellness Office at 503-823-6031. Health Care (Medical, Vision, and Dental)

  • A choice of two medical/vision plans and two dental plans.
  • Coverage is available to benefits-eligible employees, their spouse/domestic partner, and eligible dependent children up to age 26.
  • For full-time employees, the City pays 95% of the cost of coverage, you pay 5%.
  • The part-time employees’ cost is pro-rated based on the number of hours in the employee’s regular work schedule.

Wellness Benefits

  • We offer many on-site fitness centre locations and classes, stretching,
  • discounts to local fitness clubs,
  • smoking cessation benefits,
  • chronic care coaching programs,
  • worksite wellness screenings and flu shots.

Life Insurance

  • Basic life insurance at no cost to full-time employees.
  • Levels of coverage are based on bargaining units, employment status and/or annual salaries.
    • Supplemental life insurance – employees may purchase up to $500,000 for themselves
    • up to $300,000 for their spouse or domestic partner.
    • up to $25,000 for dependent children.
    • This coverage is portable upon retirement or separation. There are some limitations to the coverage level.

Long Term Disability

  • Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Long Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of your basic monthly earnings up to $3,333 per month.
  • The benefit is available 60 days from the onset of the approved disability, or exhaustion of sick leave, whichever is later.
  • Preexisting condition limitations do apply.
  • Employees may also purchase an additional 20% (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.

Short-Term Disability

  • Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Short-Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of pre-disability earnings for eligible employees
  • The benefit is available after a 14-day waiting period and can continue for 90 days.
  • Pre-existing condition limitations do apply.
  • Employees may also purchase an additional 20% benefit (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.

Employee Assistance Plan

  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provides confidential counseling services for employees and eligible dependents.
  • Effective July 1, 2013, the plan provides up to five free visits per year.

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) allows you to make pre-tax contributions to your account to pay for eligible medical/dental/vision expenses which are not paid by your health insurance (deductibles, co-pays, etc.)
  • Dependent Care Account Program (DCAP) allows you to pay for your eligible dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. The maximum allowable you may contribute to this plan is $5,000.


  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
    • The City currently pays the employee’s share of the retirement contribution.
    • Employees who are OPSRP members are vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65 (age 60 for police and fire.)
  • Option to contribute a portion of your earnings on a pre-tax basis to the City’s Deferred Compensation Program.

Paid Leave

  • 112 hours of vacation each year initially. This accrual will increase over time.
  • Sick leave typically accrues up to a maximum rate of 40 hours per the calendar year
  • 10 paid holidays each year
  • Three personal days accrue each year

Family Medical Leave
In accordance with federal and state law and the City policy for family medical leave, the City grants family and medical leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical-related reasons.
Other Benefits

  • City’s TRIP Reduction Incentive Program (for transportation options)
Agency City of Portland

Phone 503-823-6821

Address 1120 SW 5th Ave, 404

Portland, Oregon, 97204



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