River Instructor - Extra Help
SALARY: $14.71 - $17.88 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 04/18/17
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Department: CAO, Parks
Location: Placerville, California
The County of El Dorado is conducting this recruitment to fill one (1) seasonal, extra help vacancies for the Parks Division of the Chief Administrative Office located in Placerville. This recruitment will remain open until filled.
This recruitment will also establish a list which may be used up to three months, to fill future extra help vacancies throughout the County.
A Training and Experience Evaluation may be utilized to determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.
Examples of Essential Functions
El Dorado County manages commercial and non-commercial whitewater recreation to protect the safety, health, and welfare of river users and to protect the riparian environment and riparian landowners and helps implement requirements as outlined by the County's River Management Plan. To that end, the El Dorado County River Instructor:
•Conducts on-river patrols utilizing kayaks and rafts.
•Performs river patrols with personnel from other responsible agencies (Folsom Area BLM and California State Parks).
•Provides on-river rescue and basic first aid.
•Coordinates emergency evacuations with El Dorado County Sheriff's Department.
•Provides non-commercial boater information and education at river access points: river maps, safety/interpretive brochures, river information and education.
•Monitors existing resource conditions including: river use levels; water quality issues; safety and education issues; facilities and services in the river corridor.
•Coordinates the annual volunteer river clean-up.
•Makes education/river safety presentations to outfitter guides, boating clubs and organizations on river safety, boater responsibilities, emphasizing the South Fork of the American River's boater responsibility code: equipment, training, location of public lands, private properties rights and leave no trace techniques.
•Is responsible for on-river compliance activities of commercial outfitters.
•Provides education to and investigates groups concerning non-permitted outfitters.
Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted)
The ideal candidate will possess:
•Experience rowing, paddle guiding, and kayaking in class III-IV whitewater
•Experience responding to emergencies and providing medical care and/or rescue
•Experience providing education on safety and/or environmental awareness
•Experience in River Management or other Natural Resources Management field
•Experience in Recreation Management or Outdoor Education
•Certificates such as CPR/First Aid, Wilderness First Responder and/or Swift Water Rescue