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Recreational Activities Specialist I

Recruitment #190226-X35A-06


Job Announcement # 19-086  

Location:    Oklahoma School for the Blind – Muskogee, OK
(May fill at a Level II, X35B)

Essential Functions: 
Provide instruction and supervision in an environment for visually impaired and blind students in recreational activities. Plan and organize various leisure time and recreational activities, outings, and provides transportation for students. Prepare for scheduled events and ensure that required equipment and other materials are present and ready for use. Demonstrates to visually impaired and blind students how to perform recreational skills, physically assisting students when necessary.

Applicant must be willing to perform all job related travel.

Shift work: 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. 

Preference may be given to applicants with experience working with children with visual impairments.

Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.


ALL SOURCES – Applicants, without previous classified state service, those that are in the unclassified status OR currently in probationary status, must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line External Listings applicant system ( 

Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line Internal Listings applicant system (

If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, contact Michelle Marston at (405) 951-3454.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities related to planning, organizing, directing and conducting individual and group leisure-time and physical education activities in a hospital, institution or school.


The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Plans, organizes and conducts various leisure-time and physical education activities, prepares scheduled events and insures that required equipment and other materials are in place.
  • Plans and directs group activities aimed at developing appropriate group interaction behavior, a sense of team work and fairness, interpersonal communication skills and cooperation and ensures that order and discipline are maintained during recreation periods.
  • Supervises, coaches and instructs indoor and outdoor team and athletic events.
  • Teaches physical education, hygiene, sanitation and good personal habits.
  • Participates in the maintenance, procurement and selection of athletic equipment, facilities, supplies and other materials for leisure-time activities and physical education programs.



The Recreational Activities Specialist job family consists of three levels of work, which are distinguished by the depth and breadth of accountability, the expertise required to perform assigned duties and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I:    
This is the basic level of this job family where incumbents are assigned responsibilities for performing beginning level work under close supervision, in a training status to build their skills in planning and conducting recreational activities.

Level II:  
This is the career level where incumbents will be assigned responsibilities at the full performance level for performing duties at all levels of complexity and may provide training and guidance to others in completing various recreational activities.


Level I:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of experience in instructing/directing a community service or recreational program; or in closely related work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Level II:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in physical education, recreation,recreational therapy, or a closely related field; or a bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in instructing/directing a community service or recreational program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

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