Education Program Assistant City of Boise

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Education Program Assistant City of Boise
by Dixie Conner - Thursday, January 5, 2017, 10:54 AM

Education Program Asst (Part-Time)

Education Program Asst (Part-Time) is loaded
 $11.42 - $13.33 Hourly$11.42 - $13.33 Hourly
 Boise, IDPW West Boise, Boise, ID
Job Type
Part Time
Public Works Admin
Job Number
 1/5/2017 5:00 PM Mountain
Summary Statement


Presents environmental education lessons and tours to groups of all ages. Develops and teaches STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities for on-site and off-site programs and events. Assists with event or lesson development or other related work as required. Work is performed under general direction.

This is a part-time, 20-hours per week, position.

This position is designated as At-Will.


Essential Functions


Lead public and school tours of Boise WaterShed facility and wastewater treatment plant. Teach a variety of hands-on lessons including outdoor education programs. Leads activities at events and community outreach on-site and off-site. Provides public with information regarding programs and services. Develops and updates curriculum, event-based lessons, community programs, volunteer offerings, and presentations to meet the changing needs of a variety of audiences. (70%)

Coordinates on-site events and/or special projects. Determines themes, activities, staffing needs, and resources and oversees the volunteers and activities during the event or project. (15%)

Communicate with all ages and all types of individuals and groups in a variety of settings, including indoor and outdoor environments. Perform clerical duties, such as using Microsoft Office, iPad applications, email, PowerPoint presentation with scientific content knowledge. Positively and courteously respond to phone and in-person inquiries. (15%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%




Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training
One year experience teaching children in a formal or informal setting.

Knowledge of general computer programs and equipment.

Ability to communicate with clarity and conciseness to individuals and groups; convey respect, assistance, and resourcefulness, in a friendly manner; maintain a flexible schedule; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations; communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; and perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Bachelor's degree in science, education, or similar field. At least one year of experience with environmental education or working in a setting with children.

Special Requirements
All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.

Drug Free Workplace: In accordance with the City of Boise Drug Free Workplace Regulation, this position is designated as safety sensitive and is subject to testing requirements including Post Offer Applicant Testing, Random Testing, Reasonable Suspicion, Post - Accident, etc. Applicants will be required to submit to screening for illegal drug use prior to hire. Appointment to this position is contingent upon a negative pre-employment drug test.

This position has responsibilities that require the person to work with minors or individuals with disabilities.


Working Conditions


The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts
While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally lifting/carrying up to 20 lbs. Also the employee is occasionally pushing/pulling up to 20 lbs. The noise level is occasionally moderate. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, touch and feel. Work in this position also includes close vision and distance vision. Employees will sit and stand.

Working Environment
The work environment will include inside conditions and outdoor weather conditions.


City of Boise
625 W Idaho St

Boise, Idaho, 83702.