Student Worker (Parks Aide) - Brian Piccolo Park
Cooper City, FL 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Student Worker (Parks Aide) at Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome.

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This Job Announcement will remain open until a sufficient number of applications are received
General Description

Performs various duties at a specific location in Broward County.

This class works under close supervision according to set procedures.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Must be currently enrolled in a state licensed school, college, or university and must be at least 16 years of age and must demonstrate student status for the duration of the appointment.

Special Certifications and Licenses:
Possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver's License with authority to drive a county vehicle for duration of appointment.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Additional Information:
All candidates must complete an extensive ten (10) year work history verification and criminal background check which includes post-offer physical examination, clearing of DCF's Affidavit of Good Moral Character ( Ability to maintain authorization to operate a county vehicle/equipment.

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Maintains a variety of park and landscape areas in order to ensure that grounds and landscape areas are presentable, clean, and safe; cleans offices, break rooms, restrooms, recreation centers/halls, pavilions, tables/chairs, and related areas/facilities in order to provide a clean, sanitary, and safe environment for work/recreation.

Interacts with the public and other County employees in order to give directions or information, explains work activities/procedures, identifies service needs, and/or resolves day-to-day operational issues.

Inspects park facilities, including play areas, buildings, parking areas, etc. in order to ensure a safe work and recreation environment for employees and the public; performs a variety of facility maintenance work in order to ensure a clean, safe, sanitary environment for the public and County employees.

Sets up and takes down temporary facilities for meetings and special activities and events in order to provide a safe, comfortable location for special events/activities.

Picks up and delivers a variety of items to appropriate locations in order to ensure supplies and materials are available where and when needed and/or delivers mail.

Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of electronic office equipment within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.




  • Manages Complexity
Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Looks at complex issues from multiple angles; explores issues to uncover underlying issues and root causes; sees the main consequences and implications of different options.

  • Action Oriented
Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm. Tackles what needs to be done with enthusiasm, working quickly and without undue oversight.

  • Plans and Aligns
Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. Outlines clear plans that put actions in a logical sequence; conveys some time frames. Aligns own work with relevant workgroups. Takes some steps to reduce bottlenecks and speed up the work.

  • Optimizes Work Processes
Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. Uses metrics and benchmarks to monitor accuracy and quality. Takes steps to make methods productive and efficient. Promptly and effectively addresses process breakdowns.

  • Ensures Accountability
Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments. Accepts responsibility for own work, both successes and failures. Handles fair share and does not make excuses for problems. Usually meets commitments to others.

  • Drives Results
Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances. Holds self to high standards of performance; sets some challenging goals; wants to achieve meaningful results; pursues initiatives/efforts to successful completion and closure. Focuses on key goals, even during setbacks and obstacles.

  • Communicates Effectively
Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Listens attentively and takes an interest. Keeps others well informed; conveys information clearly, concisely, and professionally when speaking or writing.

  • Organizational Savvy
Maneuvers comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics. Proactively seeks to understand the organizational culture and adapts fluently to expected behaviors and protocols. Is inquisitive about the workgroup's function and the unwritten rules of the group.

  • Self-Development
Actively seeks new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels. Demonstrates strong commitment to own development by continuously updating knowledge, skills, and abilities. Shows strong enthusiasm for seeking learning opportunities.

  • Nimble Learning
Learns through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder. Relishes new or unusual problems; seeks others' input and experiments with own ideas. Easily learns the essence of difficult issues and concepts. Investigates and discusses own mistakes to learn from them.

County Core Values
All Broward County employees strive to demonstrate the County's four core behavioral competencies.

  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Customer focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Instills trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Values differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion. Broward County is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. We support the hiring of people with disabilities; therefore, if you require assistance due to a disability, please contact the Professional Standards Section in advance at 954-357-6500 or email to make an accommodation request.

Emergency Management Responsibilities
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$12.82 Hourly
Required Experience
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