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UREC Climbing Wall Support Staff - Fall 2019 - 508059

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Work type: On-Campus Undergraduate
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Recreation, Student

Pay Grade/Pay Range: $7.25/hr


Department/Organization: UREC/University of Alabama


Normal Work Schedule: Must be available to work flexible schedule, to include some early mornings, evenings, weekends, and/or holiday hours as needed


Note to Applicants: Interested applicants must include resume, Spring 2019 class schedule, and hours of availability for Fall 2019 with application.


Job Summary: UREC Climbing Wall Support Staff are responsible for maintaining and supervising a safe indoor climbing area, instructing participants on the proper use of climbing equipment, equipment rental and point of sale transactions, and answering questions about outdoor equipment choices and outdoor recreation areas with the utmost degree of customer service and professionalism.


Additional Department Summary: General Duties: Provide excellent customer service to all patrons and guests Communicate via telephone, email, and in person with customers regarding equipment rental, outdoor recreational areas, and climbing wall related questions Operate a computer with equipment rental and facility management software Accurately manage point of sale, cash register drawer, and successfully execute transactions with customers Inform customers about local and regional outdoor recreation areas Communicate the pros and cons of different types of outdoor equipment Maintain safe climbing environment for patrons Instruct participants on how to connect to an auto-belay device Instruct participants on how to tie a figure-8 follow thru knot Instruct participants on correct use of belay device and proper belay procedures Be able to inspect and retire, when needed, equipment used for cycling, rock climbing, paddling, backpacking, and camping Actively participate in all meetings and in-service training sessions Enforce all University Recreation policies and procedures Competently act in designated role in Emergency Action Plan Other duties as assigned Upon hire, selected staff may be cross-trained for the Trip Leader position. The Outdoor Rec Trip Leader provides strong, confident leadership for various outdoor recreational activities and/or outdoor education clinics, and displays the highest degree of professionalism, guidance, instruction, and supervision to the participants that are under their care while attempting to instill an appreciation for the natural resource/area they are utilizing. About UREC: University Recreation employs over 500 students each year in customer service, programming, and operational support positions across all UREC facilities, including the Student Recreation Center, Student Activity Center at Presidential Village, Outdoor Pool Complex and Aquatic Center. We offer flexible scheduling and the opportunity to work in a dynamic, fun and rewarding environment where students gain valuable training, leadership experience, and workplace skills that will that will serve them well in future employment opportunities.


Required Minimum Qualifications: Must be enrolled and continuing as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student at The University of Alabama for the 2019-20 academic year Current American Red Cross certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED and Oxygen Administration, OR the ability to obtain prior to first shift (course is offered upon hire) Current Belay Certification at the UA Climbing Wall, OR the ability to obtain prior to first shift (course is offered upon hire) Must be able to work outdoors in various types of weather Must be able to lift and carry heavy equipment up to 50 pounds Must be able to work nights and weekends


Skills and Knowledge: Self-motivation and ability to work cooperatively as part of a team Willingness to learn and accept direction/feedback from peers and supervisors An understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies, and procedures Leadership and public relations skills Decision-making skills


Preferred Qualifications: Experience with outdoor recreational activities Knowledge of outdoor recreation equipment Experience leading groups into the outdoors in a variety of settings Experience in belay climbing instruction Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification


Enrollment Requirements: Applicants must meet enrollment requirements to be eligible for on-campus student employment. Applicants must be enrolled in a UA degree program and meet minimum credit hour requirements during the academic year: Undergraduate Students must be registered for at least 6 credit hours during fall/spring semesters; Graduate Students must be registered for at least 4.5 credit hours during fall/spring semesters; International Students must be registered full-time (Undergraduate = 12 credit hours, Graduate = 9 credit hours) during fall/spring semesters. Enrollment requirements must be maintained for the duration of on-campus employment. Individual hiring departments and programs may also have additional eligibility requirements for employment.


Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

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Equal Opportunity Statement

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The University of Alabama will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Supplemental Links


"EEO is the Law" Poster
http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

"Family and Medical Leave Act" 
http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf

"Employee Polygraph Protection Act" 
http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppac.pdf