Under general supervision, coordinate and supervise recreation programs at an assigned facility in one of the following program areas: Recreation, Park Facilities, Cultural Services, Sports, or Aquatics. Perform other duties as required.
This class works with considerable independence as a program specialist or site supervisor and differs from the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Worker series in that the latter is assigned to various recreation, cultural, and facility functions on a non-permanent, part-time basis.
The Recreation Program Specialist differs from the higher class of Recreation Services Supervisor, in that the former serves as a specialist or coordinator for a recreation or facilities program, while the Recreation Services Supervisor coordinates multiple programs at multiple facilities, and supervises assigned staff including Recreation Program Specialists.
Recreation: At an assigned location, plan, schedule, implement and supervise a recreation program or activities including: arts and crafts projects, sports and games, drama, music, cooking, science projects, outdoor activities, field trips, and therapeutic recreation; maintain order; ensures the safety and well being of program participants; enforce and follow policies and procedures; communicate with parents of program participants; set up and clean up program activities; write and maintain program records; collect and account for fees; transport supplies; notify supervisor of unusual problems disturbances and emergencies; attend meetings; may administer first aid; supervise volunteers and seasonal staff; train and evaluate performance; operate computer registration system; and may make oral presentations to commissions and public organizations.
Park Facilities: Schedule and provide routine information concerning park usage and operations in person and over the phone; operate the computerized reservation system; collect and account for fees received; resolve scheduling problems; inform staff of maintenance problems; coordinate seasonal staff assigned to park facilities; notifies supervisor of unusual problems disturbances and emergencies; attends meetings; maintains records; may assist in the implementation, organization and development of promotional, cultural and historical interpretive programs; may supervise volunteers and seasonal staff including training and evaluating performance.
Cultural Services: Assist with a variety of projects and programs related to cultural services; prepare graphics and basic design materials for fliers or posters; prepare routine publicity materials; assist in the production of special events; maintain the information base regarding local arts organizations, and event schedules; organize data in the Artists Slide Bank; hang art shows in County government facilities; rotate the County Art Collection; insure the safety and condition of the collection; organize and attends meetings; may supervise volunteers and seasonal staff including training and evaluating performance; and may make oral presentations to commissions and public organizations.
Sports: Coordinate and supervise sports programs; plan and conduct program activities such as men's, woman's and coed leagues and tournaments; officiate sports programs; prepare program and activity descriptions; assist in the preparation of brochures, flyers and other publicity materials to pro mote program participation; supervise program participants to maintain discipline and order; inspect facilities and equipment to ensure a safe environment for participants; maintain and periodically distribute team standings; supervise and schedule sports officials; document games worked by contracted officials and submit invoices for compensation; attend monthly softball organization meetings; maintain inventory records; and order sports supplies.
Aquatics: Supervise, organize, motivate, assist with hiring and training of the aquatics staff, schedule and evaluate the staff assigned to a swimming facility, insure that safety standards, sanitary requirements and regulations are enforced; prepare and maintain routine reports on staff and operations; prepare staff schedules; supervise the care and maintenance of swim lesson, exercise, first aid, and lifesaving equipment; inventory equipment and supplies; enforce water safety rules and regulations; perform rescues; perform first aid and resuscitation; act as a liaison between the public, staff and office personnel; evaluate programs and suggest improvements; supervise routine maintenance; plan and facilitate staff meetings and in- service training; teach the aquatics staff the lifeguard, first aid, CPR, and water safety courses required to perform their job; teach the community courses which qualify the public to apply for lifeguard positions at Simpkins Family Swim Center; handle general daily functions of an aquatics facility; notify supervisors of disturbances, emergencies and staff performance and facility problems; open and close swimming facilities; assist in the planning, organization, set up and teardown of accommodations for special events and facility rentals; perform cashier, office, and clerical duties, assist supervisor as requested.
Working knowledge of:
Some knowledge of: Supervision and training.
Ability to: Communicate effectively and tactfully with those contacted in the course of business including participants, staff, parents, and the public. Write clearly and concisely. Maintain a professional demeanor. Accept constructive criticism and direction from supervisors. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Maintain a clean and orderly work site. Supervise, evaluate, and train lower level staff and volunteers.
For some assignments:
Some positions may require ability to:
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: