The Town of Blacksburg is currently recruiting for the position of Adventure & Environmental Education Trip Leader with the Outdoors Program in the Recreation Department. The Outdoors Program offers an array of outdoor adventure and environmental education programs for co-ed youth groups and adults. Our programs highlight the natural beauty of the New River Valley and Southwest Virginia through canoeing, kayaking, caving, rock climbing, hiking, camping and environmental education.
Adventure & Environmental Education Trip Leaders will be responsible for leading groups of 6-15 participants on day and overnight trips during the week and/or weekend. This position will provide sound judgment and decision-making skills to ensure the safety of each participant; instruct and facilitate games; manage group dynamics and foster a safe and energetic atmosphere where participants can gain an appreciation of the natural world. Applicants must be comfortable staying in rustic camping situations with little to no facilities or amenities on an occasional overnight basis.
Applicants must be comfortable leading others in an outdoor setting and demonstrate basic technical skills in canoeing, kayaking, caving, rock climbing, hiking, camping and environmental education. Applicants for this position must be 18 years of age or older to be considered and in good physical condition. Applicants should have or be willing to obtain current CPR and Basic First Aid certifications. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certifications are preferred but not required. Other current outdoor certifications are a plus. A valid Virginia driver’s license and an excellent driving record are also required. Experience driving a 15-passenger van towing a trailer is preferred. A satisfactory post-offer, pre-employment criminal background investigation will be required of the selected applicant.
Hourly rate range: $9.50 - $10.00 depending upon experience and certifications. The position duration will be from May through August of 2019. Applicants must be available to work Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM and on an occasional overnight/weekend basis. This position will not exceed 1,500 hours during the initial year of employment or during the Affordable Care Act measurement period of April 1st through March 31st.
A Town of Blacksburg application and a current résumé are required for this position by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 5, 2019. Applications are available at the Human Resources office located in the Municipal Building at 300 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA, 24060, or may be downloaded at www.blacksburg.gov/jobs. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application process may call 540-443-1020 (voice) or utilize the Virginia Relay Center at 711 (TDD).
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