Safety Education Assistant (Temporary)

$18.25 - $22.81 hourly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • May 18, 2023
Full time Other (Please Specify)

Job Description

Safety Education Assistant (Temporary)

Job ID: 106951

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time



Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service
• Professionalism
• Integrity
• Respect
• Individual accountability
• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This recruitment will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis, at least weekly.

We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time.


Hourly Pay Range: $18.253641 - $22.809130

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

A temporary status or seasonal status position receives Employee Assistance Program benefits only. Employees will accrue one (1) hour of sick leave for every thirty (30) hours worked with a maximum accrual of eighty (80) hours per year.


We're looking for people who are excited about accessible transportation, passionate about community outreach, and dedicated to equitable program delivery and service in Clackamas County.

The Clackamas County Drive to Zero program within the engineering division is seeking two temporary Safety Education Assistants to share the responsibility of managing Safety Street at the Clackamas County Fair and potentially at other events throughout the summer and fall season.

Safety Street is an outdoor safety-focused venue at the Clackamas County Fair, operated by the Clackamas County Drive to Zero program that includes a hands-on traffic safety exhibit. Safety Street is an interactive traffic safety booth for children, teens, and parents. Safety Education Assistants, in coordination with volunteers, will engage fairgoers in specifically designed traffic safety messaging and distribute educational materials. Individuals in these positions will be reporting directly to the Safety Street booth at the fair each day. Work takes place outdoors and is subject to current weather conditions (rain, sunshine, high temperature, etc.). Incumbents are responsible for helping ensure the program runs smoothly by working as a team with volunteers and other Department of Transportation and Development employees.

The Safety Education Assistants are ambassadors of the Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development's education, safety, and outreach team; therefore, we are searching for highly motivated individuals with excellent interpersonal skills comfortable with leading outreach and education efforts for children, youth, adults and seniors to encourage safe transportation behaviors by all road users - bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists. If selected, you will work individually and as part of a team to deliver traffic safety messaging through face-to-face demonstrations during the Clackamas County Fair. After the fair concludes, there may opportunities for additional hours to povide outreach in public places, community events, schools and/or day camps.

Hours and Duration:
These positions are temporary positions predominately needed to work the week of the County Fair. Incumbents will work directly at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds outdoors at a booth from Tuesday, August 15th - Saturday August 19th, 6-8 hours per day, not to exceed 40 hours per week. The typical hours will be 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, with rotating days off, specific hours will be discussed with the selected candidates at time of hire.

* Employment may be extended beyond the Clackamas County Safety Street Fair. Opportunity for additional assignments will be discussed with the selected candidates.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Must be at least 16 years of age (parental consent will be required for anyone under the age of 18)
• Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Customer service experience
• Experience in an educational/teaching, leadership and/ or mentor role
• Experience working with the public
• Experience coordinating people/projects
• Fluency in a language other than English, such as Spanish
• Experience working or volunteering in a community outreach role
• Experience working with teenagers
• Familiarity with Clackamas County, its neighborhoods and public transportation system
• Proficient with general Microsoft Office applications

We are looking for individuals who have:

• Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task in a busy, fast-paced environment
• Strong communication skills that demonstrate the ability to interact well with people of all ages, abilities, cultural groups, economic statuses, sexual orientations, and disabilities
• The ability to work individually or as a team while attending events in an unstructured and informal environment, with limited supervision
• The ability to travel to and work at the Clackamas County Fair, and potentially a variety of sites including street festivals, commercial areas, public parks, and schools throughout the County
• The ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, ranging from temperatures in the 60's to high 90's, sometimes in direct sunlight
• The ability to lift a minimum of 20 pounds.
• Strong problem-solving skills
• A commitment to be prompt and punctual with regards to attendance and participation in events

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


• Represent Clackamas County in a professional and courteous manner
• Positively engage and interact with parents, young adults, and children of various ages
• Educate fair attendees on traffic safety
• Open and close the venue each day
• Ensure sufficient volunteers are present, monitor the volunteers at the various safety stations and coordinate breaks throughout the day. Typically, there will be 2-3 volunteers working each shift. The Temporary Safety Education Assistant will work assigned days, so there is staffing for the full duration of each day, including opening and closing hours of Safety Street.
• Work with the Clackamas County Sherriff's Office to ensure compliance with traffic safety laws for all road users by targeting behaviors most commonly associated with serious crashes
• Promote Drive to Zero program goals and initiatives through community engagement and outreach
• Provide traffic safety information in public venues
• Perform demonstrations and presentations in formal and informal settings
• Work with community groups, teachers, police officers and sheriffs, business associations, volunteers, sponsors, and other partner organizations
• Evaluate (in written reports) presentations given and events attended
• Market the program to event organizers and assist with program administrative tasks as necessary


Some Knowledge of: Techniques and procedures used in gathering and transmitting information in both written and verbal form; basic math; English grammar and composition; basic record keeping procedures and techniques; interpersonal communication principles and techniques; regulations, policies, services and mission of specific program assignments; office procedures, practices and equipment, including computer keyboard operations; principles of cultural sensitivity; community resources; office equipment including personal computers and software programs.

Skill to: Effectively organize work and follow both written and verbal directions; operate office or specialized equipment related to program area; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with staff, provide customer service to the general public and clients; relate to a wide variety of people of varying ages, cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds and needs; maintain records, perform basic data entry and retrieval, word processing and filing tasks; establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, other employees and the general public; work effectively as a team member to provide services to clients and the public.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.


The mission of the Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) is to assist residents and businesses in creating vibrant, sustainable communities through innovative and responsive public service.

DTD is responsible for a broad range of county services involving land use planning and permitting, building permits, county code enforcement, solid waste and recycling, road construction and maintenance, surveying, plat approvals, public land corner restoration and dog services. The county's urban renewal programs also report to DTD.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).



Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Once a job applicant has accepted a position, they will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States prior to their first day.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.


Lindsay Roberts, Recruiter

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