Employment

Full Time Positions

PARK RANGER / INTERPRETER

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOBUnder limited supervision, coordinates and administers a comprehensive program of environmental interpretation and leisure programs, activities, services and events that promote environmental awareness and a lifestyle of wellness and physical activity for citizens of all ages, interests and abilities; ensures a safe environment for park visitors and staff. Performs related administrative and professional work as required. Reports to the Park Director or designated lead supervisor.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Plans, implements, administers, monitors, and evaluates environmental education classes and curriculum and recreation and leisure events, programs, activities, camps and services in assigned program areas.

Plans, coordinates, schedules and implements the daily activities of the park, including various group visits, camps, new and existing programs, and special events with particular emphasis on environmental education and outdoor recreation.

Teaches environmental education to school groups.

Develops and submits program budgets; monitors expenditures in assigned areas; assists with the preparation of grant applications for additional program funding, and maintains equipment inventory tracking.

Takes appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all program participants.

Assists Lead Ranger or Park Director with various programs and projects as requested.

May be responsible for Park operations in the absence of the Park Director.

Represents the Park on a professional level with the public, affiliated agencies and groups; may serve on community boards and committees.

Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints regarding Park programs and activities.

Opens, closes and patrols the park during hours of operations.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs general administrative / clerical duties as required, iRemoves trash and debris from park grounds as necessary.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Requires a Bachelor's degree in leisure services, parks and recreation, or related field supplemented by one to two years of recreation programming and teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Must possess a valid state driver’s license.

TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Physical Requirements:  Tasks involve the regular and at times sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderately heavy weight (up to 20 pounds), and occasionally heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).  Must be able to paddle and maneuver a canoe in strong current, and swim with skill.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Part Time Positions & Independent Contractor Opportunities

Maintenance Staff

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is hiring part-time maintenance staff at Saluda Shoals, Seven Oaks and Crooked Creek Parks.  Responsibilities include: general upkeep of the park facilities using light equipment for day to day grounds and building maintenance; may include some carpentry repair, ball field maintenance, equipment maintenance and park custodial duties. Successful candidate must be reliable and must possess a valid SC driver’s license.  Salary Range:  $7.35 - $11.00 per hour. Please apply online at www.icrc.net/employment-application.  Resumes or applications can be mailed to Eve Mittendorf, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC  29212.

Recreational Attendant (Seven Oaks Park)

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking a Recreation Attendant to perform fitness room orientations for new members at Seven Oaks Park for $10.20/hour. Applicants must have a high level of enthusiasm, instruct individuals of all ages and skill levels,  and maintain a high level of professionalism. A background in recreation and/or fitness is preferred. If you are interested, please notify Dena Long at (803)772-3336 or email dlong@icrc.net.

Senior Services Position

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is currently hiring an enthusiastic and dependable part time senior service staff member working with older adults at our Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  This position is responsible for implementing programs, daily activities, which may include exercise, arts/crafts, education, holiday events, trips, speakers, and snacks.  Additionally, this employee is responsible for paperwork related to reports completed for Federal and State Funding.  Schedule includes 15-20 hours per week. Current salary range: $8.00 - $12.00.  Strong people skills, initiative skills, and office and record keeping skills preferred. Please apply online at www.icrc.net/employment-application or email to jstrauss@icrc.net.

Front Desk Staff – Crooked Creek Park and Seven Oaks Park

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking outgoing, enthusiastic and dependable staff for part-time front desk staff at Crooked Creek and Seven Oaks Parks. Responsibilities include assisting receptionist with daily activities including a variety of duties in support of effective and efficient park operations.  Greets and assists office/park visitors; receives, screens and routes incoming calls in a courteous manner; collects, receipts and enters fees and other payments for deposit into computer software or as directed.

Experience in administrative, customer service or retail industries. Approximately 20-25 hours per week.  Salary range is $7.35 - $11.00 per hour depending on experience.  Please send resume and cover letter to 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC  29212, or email to jstrauss@icrc.net or apply online at www.icrc.net/employment-application.

Afterschool Safari Camp

(Seven Oaks Park, Crooked Creek Park, Oak Pointe Elementary and Ballentine Elementary)

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking fun and dependable staff for its afterschool programs in the Irmo and Chapin areas.  Must be available Mon - Fri, 2-6 P.M.  Experience in childcare, education or recreation preferred.  $7.35-$11.00 per hour based on experience.  Please apply at Crooked Creek Park, Saluda Shoals Park or Seven Oaks Park.  Resumes may be mailed to Afterschool Coordinator, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 or email jstrauss@icrc.net or apply online at www.icrc.net/employment-application.

Bus Drivers

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is currently hiring part-time bus drivers to transport children to Seven Oaks Park afterschool program during the 2014-2015 academic year. Approx. 10-15 hours a week. Competitive wages. Candidates are required to have a current CDL. Please apply at Seven Oaks Park, Crooked Creek Park or Saluda Shoals Park. Resumes can be mailed to Julie Strauss, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC, 29212 or emailed to jstrauss@icrc.net.

Therapeutic Recreation Part-time Staff (Seven Oaks Park)

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking outgoing, enthusiastic and dependable staff for its Therapeutic Recreation program at Seven Oaks Park.  Staff will be part of an evening program that focuses on life skills management and education for adults with disabilities. Must be available Tues-Thurs, 3:30-8:30 P.M. Must have South Carolina Driver’s License and be comfortable driving an agency vehicle. Experience with people with mental and/or physical disabilities, special education or recreation is preferred. Competitive salaries. Please apply at Crooked Creek Park, Saluda Shoals Park or Seven Oaks Park. Resumes may be mailed to Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 or email jokeefe@icrc.net.

Therapeutic Recreation Afterschool Counselor (Crooked Creek Park)

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking outgoing, enthusiastic and dependable staff for its Afternoon Adventures program at Crooked Creek Park.  Must be available Mon-Fri, 2:30-6:30 P.M and some half days and in-service days.  Experience with people with mental and/or physical disabilities, special education or recreation is preferred.  Salary range: $8.25-$10.00 per hour. If you are interested, please notify Jordan O’Keefe at (803)213-1194 or email jokeefe@icrc.net.

Recreational Attendant (Saluda Shoals Park)

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking outgoing, enthusiastic and dependable staff for part-time recreational attendant positions at Saluda Shoals Park. Responsibilities include: safety of park visitors, knowledgeable of various recreational opportunities within the park, the ability to teach responsible use of various equipment; handles sales of various recreational activities (canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, challenge course, horseback riding, splash pad), good cash handling & record keeping skills, strong people skills. Must be reliable and able to work evenings and weekends. Competitive salaries. Send resume or application to 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 or send by email to jstrauss@icrc.net.

 

Contract Opportunities

Certified Senior Fitness Instructor (Seven Oaks Park)

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking an independent contractor to instruct senior fitness classes.  Instructors must have a high level of enthusiasm.  Additionally, instructors will plan and supervise high quality group fitness classes for active older adults and maintain a high level of professionalism and willingness to have fun with students in a safe learning environment. A certification specializing in senior fitness is required or a combination of a group fitness certification and experience working with seniors.  Please contact Dena Long at (803)213-1191, Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia, SC 29210 or email at dlong@icrc.net.

Certified Tennis Instructor (Seven Oaks Park)

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking an independent contractor at Seven Oaks Park to teach group tennis lessons as well as private lessons. Instructors must have a high level of enthusiasm, instruct individuals of all ages and skill levels, maintain a high level of professionalism, and be certified through a professional tennis association. If you are interested, please notify Dena Long at (803)772-3336 or email dlong@icrc.net.

Certified Fitness Trainer (Seven Oaks Park)

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is seeking an independent contractor at Seven Oaks Park to design personal training programs for clients and monitor client training sessions. Trainers must have a high level of enthusiasm, instruct individuals of all ages and skill levels, maintain a high level of professionalism and be a certified fitness instructor. If you are interested, please notify Dena Long at (803)772-3336 or email dlong@icrc.net.

Athletic Officials

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is actively seeking umpires for our baseball program. We are reviewing contract opportunities with new umpires, experienced umpires, and returning umpires. Apart from the monetary benefit, umpiring provides a fun way to stay fit and healthy while participating in community sports. Umpiring suits all ages and actively encourages males and females to join the team...we’d love to hear from you.  As part of your contract, ICRC will offer umpire training. If interested, please contact Ashley Smith at 213.2012 or email at asmith@icrc.net.