Portland Park's and Recreation

Adult Crew Leader (6 positions available)

Posted: November 19, 2018
Location: Portland, Oregon
Time Commitment: Work dates: Approx. June 17 - August 21 (work Monday - Friday / 36 hours per week)


Inspire the next generation of conservation leaders through environmental career exposure, technical job skills, interpersonal skills, and community building.

We are hiring 6 crew leaders to work on 3 different crews.

Job Responsibilites

As a Youth Conservation Crew Leader, you will mentor and supervise 6 youth ages 14-18 from diverse backgrounds as they complete important work in our natural areas, build job and life skills, and earn a paycheck.

Required Qualifications

  • Technically proficient in one or more of the following areas: trail building & maintenance, environmental education, habitat restoration, or tree care
  • Invested in equity, diversity, and culturally responsive leadership
  • Skilled facilitators who can create a dynamic, inclusive, growth-oriented, and productive work environment
  • Knowledgable about the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest. Experience with traditional ecological knowledge is valued.
  • Adults who love working with teens and who demonstrate best practices of teaching, leading, community building, and mentoring teens to develop job skills
  • Excited about working alongside teens outdoors in Portland Parks & Recreation’s natural areas all summer
  • Safe drivers with a current driver’s license
  • Able to work independently and/or with a co-leader.

We encourage people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders and abilities to apply, as well as English Language Learners.

Salary and Benefits

Hourly rate: $15-18/hour depending on experience

Application Process

Online application

For your application to be complete, submit:

1. Resumé (include all languages spoken)
2. List of 3 references
3. Answers to the 7 questions on the application form (up to 3 pages in length)

Email your complete application to kelly.rosteck@portlandoregon.gov

The application & recommendation letter must be received by midnight on March 1, 2019.


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