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Hillsborough County Government

Assistant Recreation Program Supervisor (#ASRPSPGENL) GENL
$16.20-$25.72 Hourly / $2,808.00-$4,458.13 Monthly / $33,696.00-$53,497.60 Yearly


  •  Certification through the National Recreation and Park Association


Performs supervisory and administrative duties in the implementation of a comprehensive facility based regional recreation program or a major county-wide recreation program.


An Associate's degree in Recreation, Physical Education or related field; and Two years of experience supervising employees involved in recreation work;

and Possession of a First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification with Practical Application; and Possession of a valid Driver's License.

Or An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Working knowledge of County and department policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of the theory and philosophy of recreation and/or group work and its application to individual and group behavior.
  • Ability to plan, promote, direct and supervise a comprehensive department program for a comm unity (or location).
  • Ability to ascertain and utilize the knowledge and skills of professional, technical and volunteer personnel who interact with the center and with the community.
  • Ability to effectively supervise and motivate personnel.
  • Ability to administer the operation and programming of a complex center under general supervision.
  • Ability to lead several broad types of center and community programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, community groups, businesses and other groups or individuals.
  • Ability to create, maintain and provide accurate records, reports and documents. Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to ascertain core issue of problems and provide viable resolutions.
  • Ability to use a computer with related software.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work varied hours based on program, services, department and community needs.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Assists with planning, initiating, organizing and directing an extensive diversified recreation program suited to the needs of participants and potential participants.
  • Assists with recreation facilities that are not staffed. 
  •  Supervises, trains, assigns and evaluates subordinate personnel and performance; assists in the supervision, training and evaluation of professionals, nonprofessionals and volunteers.
  • Relates and enforces the policies, procedures and regulations of the County and department to the center and its programs, staff and services. 
  •  Assists in the management of maintenance, safety and security of the center and reports deficiencies in a timely and verifies results. 
  •  Compiles, maintains and s ubmits accurate and timely financial, personnel, inventory, accident, program and other records, documents and reports according to County and department policies and procedures. 
  • Assists with reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of programs, participants, attendance and personnel; identifies problems and needs and recommends corrective action. 
  • Promotes, organizes and stimulates effective relationships with the community, activity groups, and other agencies/organizations serving the area by determining needs, interests and appropriate improvements.
  • Communicates departmental programs and philosophy to groups and individuals, both orally and in writing, through personal interaction, community resources, committees, key citizens, staff and volunteers. 
  • Assists with coordinating center services and the scheduling and uses of center facilities with overall department and community programs. 
  • Assists with the collecting of and accounting for fees, charges and disbursements. 
  • May assume duties of higher level supervisors in their absence. Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


Successful completion of a Level 2 Security Background Investigation in accordance with Florida Statute 435.04 prior to hiring.


  • Possession of a Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate to start training within 90 days of hire with successful completion within 12 months at employee’s expense. 
  • Possession of a Director Credential Certificate to start training within 90 days of hire with successful completion within 12 months at employee’s expense. Successful completion of 40 hours of Introductory Child Care Training at employee’s expense which must begin within 90 days of hire date and completed within 15 months from hire date. 
  • The required training consists of: 
    • Part I - 6 hours Child Growth and Development; 6 hours Behavioral Observation & Screening; 8 hours Health, Safety & Nutrition; 4 hours Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect; and 6 hours Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations.       
    • Part II- Certificate of completion of an approved 10 Hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices for school aged children.  

CLASS: ASRPSPGENL; EST: 7/22/2011; REV: 2/19/2017;