In various agencies as a summer employee performs one or more tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature in providing a variety of services to clients or the public in one of several areas. This class may also be used during the winter college intersession for a period not to exceed six weeks.
Work areas covered by this class shall include the assignments and hourly rates as listed below:
Minimum Maximum Assignment Hourly Rates Hourly Rates
General $8.25 $11.00 Patient Care Services 8.25 11.00 Maintenance 8.25 11.00 Laboratory Assistant 8.25 11.00 Recreational Aide 8.25 11.00 Transportation Services (Bus Driver) 8.75 12.00 Tourist Information Clerk 8.75 12.00 Specialized Recreational Services 10.00 14.00 Tourist Information Coordinator 10.50 14.00 Camp Director and Waterfront Director 11.00 15.00
Minimum and maximum hourly rates will be subject to the following criteria:
Returning Summer Workers may receive $.50 an hour additional compensation for each season of service up to the maximum hourly rate.
Experienced workers in the specific functional area with another employer may be credited with such time on an equivalent basis to seasons worked and granted the same additional compensation up to the maximum hourly rate.
The minimum rate for the General assignment will be set no lower than current State Minimum Wage.
College students may be granted additional compensation of up to $.50 more per hour (up to the maximum hourly rate) for each full year of completed education on the basis of 30 semester hours equaling one (1) year.
In the Department of Children and Families, Wilderness School, work assignments and hourly rates are as follows:
Assignment Hourly Rate Maximum Hourly Rate
Program Director $12.85 $15.00 Lead Instructor 9.50 15.00 Instructor III 9.00 15.00 Instructor II 8.50 15.00 Instructor I 8.25 15.00 Base Camp Staff: Summer Supervisor 10.00 15.00 Summer Specialist lll 9.00 15.00 Summer Specialist ll 8.50 15.00 Summer Specialist l 8.25 15.00
Works under the supervison of an employee of higher grade.
May supervise other seasonal employees.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
See attached Addendum
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of assigned speciality; knowledge in operation of equipment, materials and activities of assigned speciality; knowledge to degree necessary for dealing with and understanding client behavior; interpersonal skills; skill in techniques of assigned speciality; ability to assist clients in self care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct where applicable; ability to understand and carry out written orders and oral instructions; adequate physical strength and stamina to perform duties; some positions may require supervisory and/or leadership abilities.
Incumbents in this class hired as Boating Directors and Waterfront Directors must possess Certification in Red Cross Life Saving and Water Safety Instructor and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). They may also require training in first aid.
Incumbents in this class assigned to recreational activities must be able to perform emergency first aid as needed and certain positions will require a current Standard First Aid Certificate.
Incumbents in this class assigned as bus drivers or operate a motor vehicle must possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator License to drive a bus and/or a Motor Vehicle Operators License as necessary.
Incumbents in this class hired at DCF Wilderness School as Instructors or Course Directors must possess: current Wilderness First Responder or equivalent; current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer CPR; and current DCF Medications Administration Certification or ability to become certified in this requirement during program sponsored training prior to summer season.
Incumbents in this class hired as DCF Wilderness School Base Camp Staff must possess: Current Wilderness First Aid or equivalent, and current AHA Healthcare Provider or ARC Professional Rescuer CPR.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Permanent status cannot be attained while working in this classification.
Incumbents may not work more than six (6) months, the equivalent of 1040 hours, in a calendar year.
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group VR 99 approved effective January 1, 2009. (Revised change hourly wage)
5704A 4/7/10 cm
(99)-Unassigned or Unknown
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
GENERAL: Performs clerical tasks such as filing, typing, xeroxing, recording information, answering telephone, reception duties, computing, office machine operation, routine library tasks, inventory, stockroom, mail processing, cashiering, etc.; makes change; rings up fees; balances receipts; performs related duties as required.
PATIENT CARE SERVICES: Under supervision incumbents are assigned to cottages, buildings, living areas, classrooms and provide assistance to clients in activities of daily living; participates in preparation, serving and feeding of clients; performs housekeeping duties; aids clients in personal activities such as dressing, bathing, etc.; participates in client social and recreational activities; performs related duties as required.
MAINTENANCE: Performs maintenance tasks in areas such as road building and equipment, grounds care, custodial and/or housekeeping and food services, traffic counting; may operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.
LABORATORY ASSISTANT: Performs routine laboratory duties; prepares simple solutions, culture media and reagents, etc; makes simple stains, solutions; cleans and sterilizes equipment, etc,; performs related duties as required.
RECREATIONAL AIDE: Conducts recreational activities for patients, clients, residents in areas such as field trips, sports and social activities; cleans area and maintains equipment; assists in ensuring safety of clients, patients and residents; performs related duties as required.
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (BUS DRIVER): Incumbents in this class required to drive a large school bus the majority of their time shall be assigned to this service and functional title. Incumbents will drive a large bus on a regular basis and may operate other motor vehicles as necessary; performs related duties as required. Incumbents driving school buses shall maintain a good driving record.
TOURIST INFORMATION CLERK: Assists tourists by providing information on highway directions, tourist and camping facilities, points of interest and events in state; performs related duties as required.
SPECIALIZED RECREATION SERVICES (SPECIALIZED RECREATION SUPERVISOR): Provides a variety of specialized recreation services and acts in one of the following capacities:
BOATING DIRECTOR: Supervises and responsible for summer boating program; supervises summer workers and volunteers; teaches staff and clients in acceptable procedures in operation of row boats, paddle boats and canoes; adapts program for each client; insures safety of program; supervises maintenance of equipment; performs related duties as required.
EQUESTRIAN SPECIALIST: Supervises equestrian program; adapts program for each client's needs; supervises volunteers in program; aids in maintenance and upkeep duties as required; performs related duties as required.
COMMUNITY OR RESIDENT SPECIALIST: Plans and implements leisure activites; supervises summer workers and volunteers in a variety of leisure time activities; responsible for maintenance and care of equipment, supplies and facilities; transports clients; performs related duties as required.
TOURIST INFORMATION COORDINATOR: Plans work schedules of informational display exhibits; maintains liaison between Tourist Information Clerks in the field; prepares reports on distribution of printed materials; supervises a group of seasonal employees; performs related duties as required.
CAMP DIRECTOR: Serves as camp director and organizes, plans, coordinates and manages day camp and overnight programs; supervises assigned staff and volunteers; responsible for care and safety of all program participants; prepares reports; responsible for maintenance of facilities; performs related duties as required.
WATERFRONT DIRECTOR: Supervises and responsible for organizing, planning and managing a comprehensive summer water activities program and related activities; supervises work and assignments of lifeguards; responsible for departmental Water Safety Policy; trains staff in water safety; performs related duties as required.
DCF WILDERNESS SCHOOL PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Supervises the instructional aspects of the Wilderness School program courses, coordinates food services and directs instructional and technical training for Wilderness School staff.
DCF WILDERNESS SCHOOL LEAD INSTRUCTOR/INSTRUCTOR: Supervises and leads a group of up to ten students during the 20-day or 5-day expedition; provides skills instruction in backpacking, wilderness camping, map and compass, flat water and white water canoeing, rock climbing and rappelling, first aid, nutrition, personal hygiene and ecology; provides small group and individual counseling for adolescents of varying backgrounds.
DCF WILDERNESS SCHOOL BASE CAMP STAFF: Provides base camp support to groups engaged in field activities and conducts base camp Officer of the Day and Back-up duties as required; provides transports of students, staff, supplies, and materials to field. Demonstrated skills and abilities as required by positions.