INTERPRETIVE SERVICE SPECIALIST I
SALARY: $23.8992 to $33.6288 Hourly
FINAL FILING DATE: We are accepting applications until closing at 5 pm, November 9th, 2021; PERS retired annuitants are not eligible to apply.
IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.
The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the temporary and part-time position of Interpretive Services Specialist I in the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department. The normal work schedule will vary depending on the department’s operating schedule, and may include evenings and weekends. This position is limited to 1,500 hours for the fiscal year.
Appointment in this position includes the following supplementary benefits:
- Opportunity to work up to 1,500 hours per year (average 30 hours per week)
- Enrollment in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
- Optional limited medical benefits (a city contribution of $143.00 per month)
The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.
The City of Roseville is committed to a diverse workforce. We are engaged in understanding the needs and backgrounds of our colleagues and those we serve. Our organization is unified in this commitment, as we believe this produces the best results for our community.
The City of Roseville (COR) incorporates the following Core Competencies as part of the City’s culture:
- Focus on people: Develop and deliver service-oriented solutions that meet or exceed expectations.
- Build trust: Ensure honesty and integrity to gain confidence and support of others.
- Ensure accountability: Take responsibility for the outcomes of one’s own work and foster a sense of ownership in others.
- Communicate effectively: Deliver clear, concise messages and actively listen to ideas and questions.
- Collaborate inclusively: Build effective working partnerships, alliances, and teams.
- Make quality decisions: Make sound, timely decisions and recommendations.
- Be adaptable/agile: Change approach or methods to best fit the situation and effectively balance competing priorities.
The City of Roseville Parks, Recreation & Libraries Department incorporates our culture into our everyday interactions with our co-workers and our community.
- Take Pride - We’re proud of the services that we provide to our residents.
- Be Creative - We encourage an environment that allows for passion and innovation.
- Always Improving - We embrace change by fostering opportunities to learn, adapt and grow.
- Work as a Team -Teamwork makes us stronger, more efficient and adds value to our department.
- Make it Fun - We celebrate our co-workers, achievements and successes.
To perform technical and professional duties in support of assigned interpretive or educational facilities and programs within the City of Roseville; to work collaboratively with City departments to maintain, update, and design new programs to meet the goals of the City and needs of the community; and to coordinate and oversee volunteer programs.
This is the entry level class in the Interpretive Services Specialist series. This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under general supervision while learning job tasks.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from assigned management staff. May exercise direct supervision over technical, administrative support and/or part-time personnel.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Research, design and implement interpretive or educational programs that meet the goals and objectives of the City and needs of the community.
- Establish and implement evaluation systems and track program statistics; modify programs as necessary based on results.
- Work collaboratively with City departments and outside groups to update and create new programs; develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with the community, local educators and other community based organizations and groups.
- Oversee the recruitment, training, retention and recognition of volunteers.
- Design and create exhibits; participate in the development, presentation, storage, preservation and loan of exhibit materials and collection.
- Participate in the planning and implementation of special events related to assignment.
- Participate in the development and promotion of programs and services.
- Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints related to program areas of assignment and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Basic principles and practices of interpretive and educational program development and service delivery.
- Educational needs of a wide variety of age groups and special populations.
- Principles and practices of organizing groups, programs and services in an education environment.
- Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.
- Modern office equipment and methods including use of computer applications in word processing, spreadsheet, and databases.
- Principles and practices of safety management.
- Learn to plan, organize, and coordinate a variety of interpretive and educational programs as assigned.
- On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job. Intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
- On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
- Train staff and volunteers in work procedures and requirements.
- Interpret and explain pertinent City and department policies and procedures.
- Analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, and recommend or take effective course of action.
- Promote and enforce safe work practices and ensure facility and equipment safety.
- Work weekends and evening shifts as required.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- No professional experience is required.
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in biological sciences, cultural history, anthropology, interpretation, historical preservation or a related field.
License or Certificate
- Possession of a valid California driver’s license upon date of appointment.
- Was any of the work experience listed on your application an unpaid internship, or volunteer work? If so, please list below which ones.
- Describe your experience working with museum collections, particularly with Native American and contemporary art collections.
- What experiences you have developing, curating, and installing interpretive and fine art exhibits?
- The Maidu Museum works closely with local Nisenan, Maidu, and Konkow tribes as well as Indigenous artists, craftspeople, and culture bearers. This position will be helping to develop new relationships and strengthening current ones as the Tribal Liaison for the museum. What experience do you have working with Native American communities and tribes?
- Describe your experience organizing large events and programs.
Applications will be screened by the Human Resources Department for minimum qualifications. Qualifying applicants may be contacted by the Department to interview. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.
THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 5 WORKING DAYS BEFORE A SCHEDULED INTERVIEW/EXAMINATION PROCESS. MEDICAL DISABILITY VERIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACCOMMODATION.
The following options apply to the evaluation of college degrees from countries outside the United States:
- Educational background from a foreign country may be evaluated by an accredited United States college or university listed on the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions and Programs website.
- Verification of degree equivalency may be obtained from organizations that provide foreign education credential evaluation services. The City of Roseville will accept verification from any of listed member agencies found at www.naces.org
- A copy of the foreign credential evaluation verification must be attached to the employment application.
- Applicants who do not provide this verification will be eliminated from further consideration.