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Hillsborough County Government

Athletics Specialist (#ATHSPCGENM) GENM
$17.23-$27.35 Hourly / $2,986.53-$4,740.67 Monthly / $35,838.40-$56,888.00 Yearly


Performs supervisory duties of youth and adult sports programs.


A Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Physical Education or related field; and
One year of experience as a supervisor of employees involved in recreational work; and
Possession of a First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification with Practical Application; and
Possession of a valid Driver's License.

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.


  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, procedures and practices of public athletic recreation administration.
  • Considerable knowledge of Hillsborough County ordinances, lease agreements, national and state laws.
  • Considerable knowledge of athletic recreational programs, individual and team sports including rules, strategy, scheduling and equipment use.
  • Working knowledge of county and department policies and regulations.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to operate and maintain recreational facilities and equipment.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain files and reports.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Exceptional public relations skills.
  • Ability to work independently, use initiative and exercise sound judgment.


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.

  • Supervises the work of subordinate personnel by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and evaluating work.
  • Plans and organizes group meetings for the promotion of athletic programs, activities and events.
  • Supervises individual and team programs and activities.
  • Supervises maintenance and capital improvements of county athletic facilities.
  • Assesses budget needs and prepares budget requests.
  • Develops, markets and supervises new athletic programs.
  • Conducts training seminars for managers, coaches and youth team volunteers.
  • Collects fees for field usage, sports programs and sponsorships.
  • Attends regular season and tournament games played on County facilities.
  • Assists in the recruiting, selection and training of subordinate employees.
  • Inspects facilities, grounds and equipment for compliance of safety, security, equipment maintenance and supply requirements.
  • May be required to work non-standard duty hours.
  • Liaisons with internal and external departments, agencies, organizations and leagues.
  • 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.


  • Certification as a Chapter Director by the National Alliance for Youth Sports to be obtained within 6 months of hire date.
  • 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 is based upon Child Care Licensing requirements.

CLASS: ATHSPCGENM; EST: 7/22/2011 8:03:00 AM; REV: ;