The principal function of an employee in this class is to organize, implement, evaluate, and market quality recreation programs and events for people of all ages and abilities. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of an assigned supervisor, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, City officials, community and neighborhood organizations, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in various recreational settings, both indoors and outdoors.
14 hours/week Sept.-May
30 hours/week June-August
Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)
- Provides a wide variety of recreational activities, classes, programs, and special events for the general public;
- Plans, organizes, coordinates, implements, evaluates, and markets recreation programs within assigned areas, including preparing lesson plans and gathering necessary materials and equipment;
- Promotes recreation activities through developing and disseminating information on scheduled events, including presentations to community groups, attending marketing events and fairs, responding to requests for information from the public, and ensuring a wide range of people are encouraged to participate in events;
- Ensures the safety of all participants within an assigned recreation program, including maintaining the cleanliness and organization of equipment, materials, and facilities, performing minor equipment repair when necessary, and completing accident and incident reports;
- Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions;
- Performs First Aid and/or C.P.R. when necessary;
- Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;
- Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas;
- Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;
- Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;
- Performs other duties consistent with the role and function of this classification.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- To comply with Child Labor Laws, must be at least 16 years of age;
- Experience (at least 3 months) in leading recreational activities or child development;
- OR Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Substantial knowledge of techniques used in the promotion of community, recreational and athletic events;
- Some knowledge of child development and behavior;
- Some knowledge of, or the ability to quickly learn the current principles and practices involved in recreation programs and special events;
- Some knowledge of or the ability to quickly learn, the goals and objectives of the Recreation Division;
- Ability to perform basic First Aid and C.P.R.;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned supervisors, other employees, and the general public;
- Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;
- Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions;
- Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations;
- Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;
- Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
- Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
- Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks;
- Consistently performs assignments in accordance with the City's Core Values of Integrity, Leadership, Service, and Teamwork.
REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
- First-Aid and C.P.R. Certifications are preferred or must be obtained within 3 mos. of employment (the City will assist you with obtaining this requirement);
- Offers for employment are conditional upon satisfactory response to appropriate post conditional offer process.