Recreation Leader (Pottery)
Portland Parks and Recreation
Approximate Hourly Salary: $12.73 at entry - $18.37 after three years
(that 23% pay raise each year sounds about average for government work these days)
The Recreation Leader with a Pottery specialty is responsible for assisting, conducting, and administering pottery classes and programs; assisting in the recruitment, selection, and training of part-time pottery instructors; supervising volunteers and seasonal/casual staff.
One of these days I'm going to apply for one of these crackpot positions just so I can report on the interview process. Here's how I imagine it going:
Interviewer: So what makes you qualified for this position?
Me: No blood for oil!
Interviewer: You're hired.
In all fairness to my illegal alien readers who can't make a bong out of clay but can read the Spanish version of "Heather has two mommies" I will post this exciting opportunity for you with Multnomah County:
BILINGUAL SPANISH RAISING A READER LIBRARIAN
Salary: $22.34 - $27.49 hourly
The Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon is seeking applicants for a part-time (20 hours per week), grant-funded Bilingual Spanish Raising A Reader Librarian position.
The purpose of this position is to reach more Spanish-speaking families through the Raising A Reader Bookbag Program.
You can call it "grant funded" all you want but they still list the Cadillac benefits package for this position and duties such as "ordering of Spanish-language materials" are probably not included in the grant. I also don't see this person getting fired after the grant money runs out.