2019-20 Temporary Position Opening
Open to the Public


Columbia River Gorge Elementary
1.5 hrs per day (8:15 am – 8:55 am and 3:40 pm – 4:30 pm) Regular days
1.5 hrs per day (8:15 am – 8:55 am and 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm) Wednesdays
1.5 hrs per day (8:15 am – 8:55 am and 12:40 am – 1:30 pm) Conf/Last days

Student attendance days only
Start and end times are subject to variation based upon changing needs.

(60 work days probation for new employees)
Permanent Rate  $16.35 – $18.79

Purpose Statement:

The job of Playground Assistant is done for the purpose/s of monitoring students and the recess environment; maintaining playground equipment; and evaluating situations to ensure a safe environment for students, staff and the District.

This job reports to Building Administrator

Essential Functions

  • Maintains recess equipment and playground for the purpose of ensuring a safe and sanitary environment.
  • Monitors students for the purpose of ensuring the safety and welfare of students.
  • Performs inventory of recess equipment (e.g. balls, cones, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items for students use.
  • Prepares a variety of reports for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.
  • Responds to inquiries (e.g. students, teachers, administrators, and/or parents) for the purpose of solving problems, providing information and/or directing to other sources.

Other Functions

  • Assists students with schoolwork for the purpose of providing leadership and guidance.
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including pertinent software applications.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: behavior and crisis management techniques; age appropriate activities; and safety practices and procedures.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with specific, job-related data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. In working with other, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires following prescribed guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating in a positive, non-threatening manner; exhibiting tact and patience; and building effective relationships.


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; leading, guiding and/or coordinating others; and operating within a defined budget. There is a continual opportunity to impact the Organization’s services.

Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling; some stooping kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 5% sitting, 80% walking and 15% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and a generally hazard free environment.

Experience          Job related experience is desired.
Education           High School diploma or equivalent.
Required Testing
Certificates & Licenses  Valid First Aid Certificate
Continuing Ed./Training
Clearances      WA State Misconduct Clearance
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

FLSA Status                      Approval Date              Salary Grade
Non Exempt                                                              Sch A Staff Assistants – Playground

POSTED: November 18, 2019


The Washougal School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:  Civil Rights Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator:  Aaron Hansen, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3050; Title IX Officer:  Gary McGarvie, 1201 39th Street, Washougal, WA 98671, (360) 954-3104.