Lane County Parks Volunteer Coordinator

  • July 16, 2019 11:12 AM
    Message # 7782765


    LANE COUNTY PARKS: Lane County's parks and open spaces are located in the region's most beautiful natural areas and offer opportunities for year-round recreation.  There are abundant trails for hiking and biking, ocean beaches and covered bridges to photograph and explore, and lakes and rivers to fish and float.  Visitors and residents come to camp, fish, picnic, and play.  Lane County Parks hosts over 3 million visitors per year at 68 recreational sites that total over 4,300 acres.  These sites offer reservoir access, river access, marinas, and a variety of camping options.  
    PARKS VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR:  This position will assist with the development of the Lane County Parks Volunteer Program, and will implement, manage, and coordinate this program.  The position effectively communicates with the public regarding the Volunteer Program, with the goal of developing a network of volunteers and partners to advance the vision, mission, and goals of the Parks Division as stated in the 2018 Lane County Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan.  The Parks Volunteer Coordinator works closely with the Parks Natural Areas Coordinator in areas such as recruiting and supervising volunteers and partners, tracking volunteer and partner contributions, forming Friends groups, developing recognition programs, and recruiting and managing interns.  This position will also facilitate the formation of an umbrella 501(c)(3) Friends non-profit organization to serve and advocate on behalf of the Parks Division.  The Parks Volunteer Coordinator reports directly to the Parks Division Manager.  Specific program duties include: 
    Volunteers and Partners

    • Promotes and supports volunteering opportunities by developing and implementing an engagement and communication plan focused on recruiting and retaining individuals, partners, and non-profits to assist with implementing the Parks Master Plan goals and strategies.
    • Develops and manages formalized agreements with partners and stakeholders who operate facilities on Lane County Park lands, who support stewardship, and who have an ownership stake in various County park sites.
    • Supports field staff by creating recognition material and by coordinating recognition events.
    • Facilitates local agency collaboration and planning efforts (e.g. City of Eugene Parks, City of Florence Parks & Recreation, Willamalane Parks & Recreation District, the City of Cottage Grove, etc.) and increases coordination with public and private entities that have an ownership stake in various County parks.
    Interpretation and Special Programs
    • Works with the Parks Division Manager and Parks Natural Areas Coordinator to develop goals, objectives, plans, and standards for the implementation of an interpretive program.
    • Works with the Parks Natural Areas Coordinator to communicate interpretive program goals and plans and the value of interpretive programs with the public and elected officials. 
    Public Relations/Communication, Recreation Skills and Other Duties
    • Provides technical assistance in the design and development of park events and activities that will achieve a positive visitor experience.
    • Engages with local businesses and outdoor recreation companies by organizing volunteer drives and investment opportunities to support park needs.
    • Ensures park events are consistent with park classification and character.
    • Works with Park staff to assess visitor experience and motivation.  Identifies program needs to improve quality of visitor recreational experience.
    The Engineering Analyst is a broad professional classification that encompasses incumbents engaged in a wide range of professional and technical engineering, environmental, surveying, waste management, and vegetation program management duties. Incumbents are generally responsible for consulting, investigating, evaluating, planning, and designing a wide range of work processes and products; providing project management oversight, which may include the supervision of lower level staff; and leading, overseeing, or reviewing environmental, infrastructure and geomatics projects. Specific duties will vary in accordance with assigned area of responsibility:
    If not attached, your application will not be considered.
    COVER LETTER REQUIREMENTS: In a cover letter, please address the following questions; highlighting specific experience, responsibilities, and skills obtained.  Your cover letter will be reviewed independently from your application.  NOTE:  In your responses, be sure to identify the number of the question you are answering.
    1. Please describe your knowledge and experience working with volunteers, either as an active participant or as the leader of a volunteer group or program.  Describe where you gained this experience, the role you played with the group, and the partners or organizations involved. 
    2. A local non-profit group is leading a significant restoration project on County park land, and you have been asked to facilitate the implementation of this restoration project.  What challenges do you anticipate encountering?  How will you address them? 
    3. Please share an example of a time when you developed a new program.  What was the process involved and how did you structure the program?  How did you implement the program and what was the result?  Did you learn any valuable lessons?
    4. Please describe a work-related experience where you had to deliver a program or service and communicate its value either to the public or an audience.  What was the feedback you received? Did you achieve the desired outcome?

    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Overtime required per operational needs. 
    *This is an Admin Pro represented position*
    In alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions.

    The 2018-2021 Strategic Plan focuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play.

     Examples of Duties - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
    TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

    Analyzes and evaluates a variety of engineering information including work processes and products, plans, resources, and/or related information.

    Develops, reviews, modifies, researches, and evaluates plans and specifications. Ensures compliance with applicable City, State and Federal requirements and sound engineering practice.

    Develops, reviews, and updates scope of work and cost estimates for assigned projects; negotiates and coordinates work with contractors; continually evaluates assigned work and assists in allocation of resources.

    Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports related to operations in assigned area of responsibility.

    May perform on-site inspections and evaluations of work to ensure compliance with regulations and
    ensure specifications are being met.

    May supervise staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations;
    ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a
    healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary

    Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

    The above description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

     Minimum Qualifications:
    Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry):
    • Engineering principles, practices and techniques applicable to area of assignment;
    • Cost estimates and cost analysis;
    • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
    • Inspection principles;
    • Recordkeeping principles and practices;
    • Computers and related software applications;
    • Supervisory principles and practices.

    Skills in: (position requirements at entry):
    • Applying engineering principles and practices;
    • Preparing project cost estimates and allocating resources;
    • Preparing and maintaining records and reports;
    • Analyzing and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
    • Organizing and coordinating activities in assigned area:
    • Performing on-site inspections;
    • Using a computer and related software applications;
    • Prioritizing, assigning, and evaluating work;
    • Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisors, the
    general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
     Experience and Training; Additional Information:
    (positions in this class typically require):

    Bachelor's degree in a field related to area of assignment, such as Public Administration, Marketing, Communications, Natural Resources, or a related field; and sufficient experience as necessitated by the competency level of this position. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

    Entry/Contributing Level: 0-2 years of professional experience; entry level for incumbents with Bachelor's degree.

    Desirable Qualifications
    • A Master's Degree in an associated field is preferred.
    • Proven ability to implement new programs or service delivery.
    • Volunteer experience, either as a participant and/or a program coordinator.

    Licensing Requirements (positions in this class typically require):
    • Valid Oregon Driver's License by time of appointment

    The Board of County Commissioners wants to help Lane County be the healthiest county in the state. Effective October 1, 2018, any tobacco use, including vaping devices, will not be allowed inside or on the grounds of properties owned or occupied by Lane County including: All outdoor areas, parking lots, County vehicles, and personal vehicles while on County property.
    Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

    If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.

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