• Youth Community Service Team Supervisor (YCSTS)

    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/19/2018 1:00 AM)
    Job Type
    Seasonal Full-Time
    Public Works Agency
    Job Closing Date
  • Nature of Work/Essential Functions

    *Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for the range.



    Under the direction of a Public Works Agency Project Management Supervisor, the YCSTS Supervisor will be responsible for participating in career enrichment activities that instill and foster personal growth and job skills readiness. Work crews will be comprised of Evanston youth between the ages of 14-18 in the Youth Engagement Program (YEP). The YCSTS will be responsible for the coordination, oversight, and supervision of a 1-10 member youth work crew charged with: outside landscape maintenance; cleaning of right-of ways, traffic calming circles and alleys; the painting of traffic signals, fire hydrants and light poles and any other approved job assignments; the daily loading and transporting of YCSTS tools and equipment; the maintenance and care of all tools; the collection and inventory of all tools at the end of the workday; and additional assignments as required.



    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):

    • Assigns job tasks and ensures work is completed in an acceptable manner.
    • Instructs workers in proper work practices, assigns various job tasks to the YCSTS members and makes sure work assignments are properly completed in a timely manner.
    • Interacts with general public regarding questions about the YEP.
    • Meets and confers with City staff and Evanston residents regarding YEP questions or concerns.
    • Completes and submits all required paperwork in an accurate and timely fashion (i.e., timesheets, injury reports, and daily work logs).
    • Provides clear instruction and/or hands on assistance in performing daily assignments.
    • Drives a van to various locations to load and unload tools as needed.
    • Assists other City staff with loading of debris and vegetation from various work sites.
    • Works independently in performing and completing daily job assignment.
    • Performs inventory, repair and maintenance of all tools and equipment.
    • Supervises 1-10 YEP worker(s).
    • Actively participates in youth career development activities.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements


    • Must possess a high school diploma or GED. Some college or trade school experience is preferred.
    • Must possess six (6) or more months of experience working with teens in a supervisory, educational or recreational setting. Previous experience as a YEP worker is preferred.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
    • Must be able to begin training in late May, will full-time hours starting in early June and continuing through late August.
    • Must be able to complete the full 9 week YEP summer program.
    • Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
    • Ability to work with, mentor, and supervise youth.
    • Knowledge of the materials, methods, tools, and equipment used in repairing and painting various surfaces and in the care of flowers, identifying and removal of weeds, lawn maintenance and general public clean-up.
    • Ability to read, understand, and apply instructions for the safe operation of paint supplies and tools, as well as hand tools
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, youth and the public
    • Ability to greet and communicate with the public in a courteous and professional manner.
    • Ability to read, understand, interpret and locate addresses within the City of Evanston boundaries illustrated on a Map.
    • Ability to multi-task in performing various duties, requests and responsibilities. 




    • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions such cold, high winds, rain, high temperatures, and humidity.
    • Ability to perform heavy manual labor able to lift minimum of 50 lbs. to kneel, bend, stand or sit for long periods of time, identify or distinguish colors.
    • Ability to work in situations where the following are present: loud noise levels, vibrations, fumes, dust and dirt.
    • Ability to climb a ladder.

    Additional Information


    Work is performed under the general direction of the Project Management Supervisor. Assignments may vary from day to day. Assignments can be either verbal or written, with the employee determining proper procedure and work methods and is responsible for completing the work according to City work rules and safety regulations. Work is reviewed through ongoing observation, written and verbal communication, meetings and feedback from supervisors and other department employees. Guidance is provided through rules and regulations, policies and procedures, Personnel Rules and OSHA. Work is evaluated at least annually for the safe and skilled operation of equipment, quality of tasks, adherence to work rules, and performance in accordance with classification standard. YCSTS supervisors are responsible for site inspections, ongoing observations, and written and verbal communications.





    The employee has contact with the general public in residential areas and with the public using parks and recreational areas. The employee may need to respond to questions and complaints and provide general direction to the public; the employee has regular contact with other City employees in order to share information and complete work assignments. Any questions, concerns, or complaints arising in the field will be directed by YCSTS supervisors to the Public Works Agency Project Management Supervisor or the Bureau Chief of Infrastructure Maintenance.




    To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.


    Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position.  Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, DCFS check, and criminal background check.

    The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.  The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).


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