Program Assistant Part-Time

Recruitment #1901-PGATPTGU99-001

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

JOB OVERVIEW

Performs work directing educational activities concerning lawn and landscape water conservation, including but not limited to microirrigation, vegetable microirrigation and patio/container microirrigation and retro-fitting in-ground irrigation systems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working with plants native to Florida and activities promoting environmental and water conservation.

6-12 months of prior teaching experience.

Presentation and organizational skills required. 

Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license or have a means of transportation.

WORK CATEGORY

Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to lift 40 lbs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and implement water conservation educational programs for homeowners.
  • This program will encompass the organization and implementation of workshops (weekdays, nights and weekends), demonstrations, exhibits and other educational events.
  • Assist the public with answers to questions on water conservation strategies.
  • Order supplies for educational programs (to include hand-outs, microirrigation kits, hose nozzles, etc.).
  • Promote the program through the media via press releases, feature articles, radio, television, webpage, FFL Facebook and other social marketing techniques.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of program and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Monthly and quarterly reports are required, as is attendance and participation in Extension office and Horticulture program monthly meetings.