Temporary – Community Services Coordinator (Part-Time)

City of Austin, TX
November 7, 2019
Austin, TX
Job Type


Posting Title Temporary - Community Services Coordinator (Part-Time)
Job Requisition Number COA081104
Position Number T93005
Job Type Part-Time
Division Name Parks & Recreation
Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university plus two (2) years of experience in a related field.
  • Related experience may substitute up to a maximum of four (4) years.

Notes to Applicants
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department ( PARD ) provides, protects and preserves a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community.

The Community Services Coordinator, under minimal supervision, will be responsible for the dissemination of information (written and oral) to the general public and City employees regarding department wide programs. Acts as a liaison and represents the department with community outreach activities and programs.

  • Successful applicants must demonstrate strong leadership, exhibit creative thinking, perform good judgment, and have excellent communication skills.
  • Applicants must also possess reliability, trustworthiness, and be safety conscious.
  • Program locations vary depending on programming needs.
  • This is a temporary position with limited benefits.

Physical Requirements:

  • Tasks involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using a force equal to lifting up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
  • Tolerate loud noise associated with enthusiasm and excitement.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to communicate, respond and work with participants needs and safety issues; and adapt to a variety of conditions such as daily walking, standing, kneeling, stooping, running, bending, and stretching.
  • Work outdoors in any and all types of weather and/or inclement conditions; and in confined spaces.

Application Instructions:

  • Resume will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.
  • Detailed, complete Employment Application is required to help better evaluate the applicant's qualifications - minimum and preferred as noted on the job posting.
  • Detailed, complete Employment Application (employment dates must include month and year) will be used to determine salary if the applicant is the top candidate that is selected for this position.
  • Applicants must include on their Employment Application all experience (work and/or volunteer) related to this job posting - up to 10 yrs or more.
  • Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application - Statements such as "See Resume" will not be accepted.
  • Employment history dates must include month and year.

90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy:

  • This posting may be used to fill other vacancies in other divisions/work locations within the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Decisions on assigned selection will be made at the time of hire based on the business needs of the department.

Posting Guidelines:

  • PARD reserves the right to close posted positions prior to the advertised close date, based on recruitment strategies and business needs.

Physical Requirements:

  • Tasks may involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using a force equal to lifting up to ten (10) to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to communicate, respond and work with participant's needs and safety issues.

Military/Veteran Preference for Interview Process:

  • An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview.

Work/Location Schedule Notes:

  • May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
  • Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.

Drivers License and Certifications:

  • If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Multiple Work Sites:

  • This position will require traveling to multiple sites throughout the work day.

All PARD work site locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any PARD work site - including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicles located on the premises.

Pay Range
$19.50 - $24.81 per hour.

Days and Hours:

  • Monday - Friday, 20 hours per week.
  • May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
  • Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Parks & Recreation
Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits)
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location 200 S. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78704
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.
  • Community engagement training and/or possess a community engagement certification.
  • Experience planning community events.
  • Experience working with and understanding City of Austin communities and neighborhoods, specifically Districts 1, 2 and 3.
  • Experience in engaging diverse communities.
  • Experience in engaging community leaders and stakeholders, City Officials, the media, and the general public.


  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Coordinate department response to Council and community inquiries.
  • Serves as an interface to departmental advisory boards/commissions/groups.
  • Attends committee, board or other meetings as needed.
  • Coordinates events, special projects and other activities working with internal and external customers.
  • Acts as liaison and represents the department to City departments, citizens and other stakeholders.
  • Responds to and resolves sensitive inquiries and complaints, and issues from both internal and external sources.
  • Conducts research and provides data results with other departments, agencies and specific groups.
  • Reviews legislation, regulations and policies to determine impact.
  • Assists in planning the scope, criteria, and timelines for a variety of community program activities.
  • Speak as City representative before public group; as needed
  • Research information as requested and/or needed. Write informational reports. Compile data/information.
  • Research/investigate citizen complaints to determine validity and provide information concerning citizen complaints, etc.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Skill in prioritizing tasks.
  • Skill in oral and written communications
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with City employees and the public.
  • Skill in planning, coordinating and implementing community programs and activities.
  • Skills working with community representatives to identify and address local needs.
  • Skill in interpreting, organizing, coordinating and executing assignments, projects and programs.
  • Skill in conflict resolution and negotiation.
  • Skill in analyzing data.
  • Knowledge of the functions and organization of municipal government, to include the relationships between departments, divisions and agencies.
  • Knowledge Federal, State and Local laws.
  • Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
  • Ability to work well with individuals from a variety of different backgrounds and experience, including community leaders, residents, service providers, local officials and elected representatives.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires graduation with a Bachelor's degree from a four (4) year college or university with major coursework in a field related to the job. Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years. Do you meet this minimum qualification?

  • Yes
  • No

* Are you bilingual in English/Spanish or English/other language.

  • Fluent in two languages - read, write, speak
  • Bilingual and able to speak in the second languae
  • Bilingual and understand if someone is speaking to me in second language
  • None of the above

* If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?

  • Yes
  • No

Optional & Required Documents
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