OPS Levy County 4-H Summer Camp Assistants

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 11, 2022
Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Classification Title:

OPS 4-H Summer Camp Assistants

Job Description:

Successful candidates must be able to facilitate traditional camp activities (workshops, field trips, recreational activities) and facilitate rainy day alternative activities in the event of inclement weather. They must also be able to support camping programmatic responsibilities related to (a) positive youth development and (b) program planning related to overall organizational systems.

Summer camp staff will work with the 4-H Extension Agent and the 4-H Program Assistant to make all reasonable efforts to meet Affirmative Action Compliance Standards and University of Florida’s Youth Protection Policy, which includes adherence to policies regarding direct supervision and transport of minors, ages 8 to 18 years. Successful candidates must be able to enforce rules to guide, conduct and safeguard health and safety of youth and volunteer leaders. Travels according to the UF/IFAS Extension Florida 4-H Youth Protection Policy. Travel includes taking youth to and from camp within the county and the surrounding areas.

Camp staff also must be able to adapt quickly and positively to schedule changes, demonstrate willingness and ability to learn the principles of positive youth development, life skill development, and the mission of Florida 4-H. Infrequently, summer camp staff may be required to perform other work related duties as assigned by the 4-H Extension Agent and/or the County Extension Director.

Develops and improves knowledge of 4-H youth development subject matter, becomes more proficient in compliance standards for youth programming through participation in orientation training, continuous on-the-job training and self-study. Learn and understand the emergency and risk management policies and procedures as they apply to the facility and the program participants. Maintain a clean and appropriate work appearance within the parameters of the Florida 4-H Camping Dress Code.


Verbal and written instructions for workforce development and program delivery. Additional instructions on an as-needed basis. Must be able to work independently and in a team. This position reports directly to the 4-H Youth Development Agent. The County Extension Director supervises this position indirectly.


Typical schedule is Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and Friday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. However, this position will require irregular work hours after 4:30 PM and occasionally before 7:00 AM, Monday – Thursday, as requested by the immediate supervisor.

Expected Salary:

$10-$11 hourly

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a strong understanding of 4-H and/or conducting educational programs.

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position for the purposes of travel to county, district and state events and other duties assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent strongly desired.

Experience coordinating and implementing education programs is strongly desired.

Possess Lifeguard and CPR/First Aid training and certification.

Ability to work with and instruct youth through innovative and non-formal methods.

Experience working with diverse youth and adult audiences; work cooperatively with other summer camp staff and office personnel.

Ability to interact with the public in a positive and effective manner to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Skill in the use of standard office equipment and computer software applications/ equipment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty & staff. We welcome nominations and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This is a time-limited position.

Health Assessment Required:No