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Recreation Specialist (Outdoor Recreation Option)

Recruitment #18-CI7324OUT-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to develop and implement recreational activities for all community centers in Montgomery County. Incumbents are assigned to a specialized area of expertise—outdoor recreation or general/creative arts. In addition, Specialists have management oversight over a group of the smaller community centers. The essential functions for the position include the following planning and developing recreation programs, administering recreation programs, promoting recreation programs, providing management oversight to a group of smaller community centers, and performing other related administrative duties. The Recreation Area Supervisor differs from the Recreation Specialist in that the Supervisor has oversight over the larger community centers as well as the Specialists who have oversight over recreation programming and smaller community centers. Incumbents report directly to the Recreation Area Supervisor. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in recreation administration, sports management, or a related field and one year of experience programming for a variety of outdoor recreational activities and two years of experience supervising employees involved in the provision of recreational services.  

Special Requirements

Work on holidays, nights, and weekends is required to ensure availability of programs and events to the community.  A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required in order to transport participants and/or equipment to various event sites.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the Parks and Recreation Department.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based on the education and experience on their online applications. Applicants are urged to fill in the online application completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the appropriate number of eligible applicants for immediate referral, the supplemental questionnaire will be scored and used to rank the qualified applicants on the eligible register. Tied scores will not be broken. If the number of qualified applicants is equal to or less than the appropriate number for referral, qualified candidates will be certified as equally qualified. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.


Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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