Office Title: Challenge Course Facilitator
Civil Service Title: Community Associate
Work Location: Alley Pond Park, Queens
Duration: April 2021 – mid-December 2021
Salary: $20.98 per hour
Number of Positions: 8
NYC Parks is the steward of over 30,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets.
We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 1,800 basketball courts, 550 tennis courts, 67 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 15 nature centers, 14 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. We look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City’s principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.
The Urban Park Rangers of the City of New York/Parks & Recreation seek athletic, outdoor recreation leaders and youth development outdoor educators to work as facilitators at an exciting challenge course facility in Queens. Facilitate high and low-ropes programs for a diverse community including youth, adults, and people with disabilities. Lead off-course programs focusing on team building, leadership, and group dynamics. Perform routine assembly, inspection and maintenance of challenge course.
1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” above.
· Experience using ropes, harnesses, belay systems and carabiners.
· Comfortable working at heights.
· Ability to lead curricular based programs.
· Ability to work weekends.
· Experience in youth recreation and education.
· Bachelor’s degree.
· Driver License.
Residency in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam or Westchester counties required for employees with over two years of city service. New York City residency required for all other candidate within 90 days of hire.
Fees: Hired candidates will be subject to a processing fee of $61.00. Hired candidates who are not currently employed by the City will be subject to an $88.25 background check fee.
HOW TO APPLY
Send resume and cover letter by mail or email to: email@example.com
Urban Park Rangers
Attn: Challenge Course Facilitator
1234 Fifth Avenue – 5th floor
New York, NY 10029
Learn more at www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers