nature of work varies due to the season and/or assignment which may change
throughout the year. Work location varies and may be indoors or outside. Incumbent works individually without
immediate supervision, as a member of a team, or as a lead staff depending upon
the nature of the job assignment.
Incumbent may work primarily in a programming situation as a leader for
varied program activities but may have a secondary role in maintenance of the
facility or work area. An incumbent may
work primarily as a maintenance individual at various park facilities but have
a secondary function as a program leader.
The primary programmatic function would include, but is not limited to, instructing specialized classes in arts and crafts, fine arts, physical fitness,
dance or aquatics; general supervision of program participants; assisting in
the development and implementation of various recreational programs including
athletics; performing special assignments such as research projects related to
recreation and parks operations; and performing maintenance duties as required
to ensure program success and to provide a clean safe working environment. Incumbent will also assist in conducting
leisure-time activities and maintaining Division of Recreation and Youth Services
grounds and facilities.
Associate's degree or higher in Recreation Administration,
Physical Education, Sports Management, Leisure Services, Business
Administration, Communications or a related field AND one
year of full-time paid supervisory/leadership experience; OR
High School diploma (or G.E.D.) AND 6 years of full-time or 7 years of part-time (part-time defined as having worked on average 35 hours/week) paid supervisory/leadership experience in recreation, athletic or leisure time
Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region.
Must have a valid driver's license at time of appointment
and maintain as a condition of employment.
6 months of appointment, the following certifications must be obtained and
maintained as a condition of continued employment:
•First Aid and Adult/Child
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillator
•Certified Pool Operator (CPO) and Certified Park and Recreation
Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.
Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants to pass a police background investigation.
Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity required by the Immigration and Nationality Act.