Part-Time Park Assistant

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Make a difference in the community you live in! As a Community Builder—an employee with the City of Gainesville— you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it’s a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.

Job Description:


This is a paraprofessional position performing varied office support and field duties related to the administration of programming and events.

Positions allocated to this class reports to a designated supervisor and work under limited supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its varied and specialized programmatic responsibilities.


This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower-level duties may be required.


Performs routine clerical duties, including typing, filing, and answering the telephone.

Interviews and/or counsels Park visitors, vendors, and tenants.

Answers public inquiries about programs and events.  Receives and records complaints and documents that corrective action is taken.  Assists managers in responding to requests for services from the public and other agencies.

Assists the public with Park reservations/rentals, as well as other facilities and programs.

Gathers, verifies, prepares and maintains detailed and specialized information for a variety of reports and records.

Assists with preparing marketing materials and presentations.

Assists in the evaluation of new and existing programming and activities based on current or future needs and trends and past failures and successes.

Assists in maintaining records and preparing necessary reports including financial reports that account for revenues and expenditures.

Assists coordination with outside groups and businesses in Park activities designed to benefit the City.

Assists special program personnel in various activities.

Performs essential functions to ensure maximum quality guest experience.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, and four (4) years of administrative support and guest service experience in a hospitality, park or other outdoor venue preferred.

Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in park management, park administration, hospitality management, business administration, environmental studies, or related field may substitute for two years of administrative support and guest service experience.



Valid driver license required upon appointment. Valid Florida Driver License required within 30 days of appointment and at all time while employed in this classification.


American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid is required upon hire.

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