Performs difficult technical and skilled administrative support work planning, organizing and supervising recreational programs at a recreation center; does related work as required. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Senior Recreation Center Supervisor and Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation & Cultural Services-Programs. Continuous supervision is exercised over assigned staff.
Assists the Center Supervisor in program execution – 30%
Supervises participants utilizing a recreation center – 15%
Enforces rules and regulations, maintains order and discipline, and mediates disputes – 15%
Assists in determining participants' recreation interests and planning programs to meet these needs – 10%
Works with community groups to develop programs and utilize Center facilities – 5%
Conducts public relations for programs – 5%
Instructs participants in a variety of sports, indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, and other recreational activities – 5%
Prepares reports on activities, requests materials and supplies – 5%
Collects revenue for accounts and deposits funds – 5%
Assists in maintaining the cleanliness and order of the facility and recreational equipment – 5%
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of the principles, rules, materials and equipment requirements of a variety of recreational activities; thorough knowledge of the rules and equipment of the sport activity or craft to which assigned, and ability to instruct participants; general knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of public and therapeutic recreation; general knowledge of first aid practices and techniques; ability to adhere to program standards and objectives outlined by superiors, and to lead and instruct groups in games, sports and other recreational activities; ability to resolve disputes with firmness and impartiality; ability to meet and deal tactfully with the public.
Education/Experience/Physical Demands/Special Requirements/Additional Information: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in recreation, physical education, or related field and moderate experience in organized recreational programs, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid North Carolina driver's license.
NIMS IS-700, IS-100, and IS-200 within one year of hire.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Ability to push, pull, or lift up to 50 lbs.; work in a recreational environment such as a recreation center, athletic field, or park area.
The physical activity of this position includes:
Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal spoken word levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.
The physical requirements of this position:
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Office Environment Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision:
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform one or more of the following: preparing and analyzing data and figures; accounting; transcription; computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines (including inspection).
The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position:
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
Drug screening, criminal background, and a POET (post offer employment testing) are required.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.
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The City of Gastonia is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/H