Under the general supervision of the Parks and Recreation Supervisor, this is a highly responsible position overseeing recreational programming, activities and operations at various facilities, parks and special events.
Essential Job Functions
Develops, plans, promotes, implements and reviews a wide range of recreational programs, activities and special events.
Schedules staff to cover various parks, facilities, programs and events.
Recruits, trains and supervises staff on operational procedures and policies.
Monitors program and facility budgets, tracks revenue and expenditures and procurement needs.
Interacts with service providers, sponsors and City personnel on projects and programs.
Provides general information to park and facility users.
Supervises activities and enforces park and facility rules to ensure a safe environment.
Ensures that medical assistance is readily available, including CPR and First Aid, and follows appropriate reporting requirements when necessary.
Generates reports; drafts memorandums and correspondence as needed.
Maintains and tracks appropriate records and documentation.
Inspects play areas, playgrounds and facilities for cleanliness and safety.
Provides direct supervision of assigned staff, including coordination/training of volunteers.
Develops public relation strategies and promotional materials.
Acts as a liaison to various community organizations, clubs and service groups.
(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related duties as assigned, including City directed work assignments in the event of a declared emergency.)
Knowledge of recreation field.
Knowledge of budget development and management.
Skilled in the use of small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
Skilled in using computers for data entry, word processing and accounting purposes.
Ability to organize and communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other government agencies and the public, especially the youth.
Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
Ability to understand and enforce rules and regulations.
Ability to think clearly in emergency situations when necessary.
Ability to plan, organize and use mature judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions in accordance with established policy.
Education, Experience, Licenses and Certifications
Education and Experience:
Three (3) years of experience in recreational programming, including planning, organizing and instruction, or an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in recreation, physical education, education, or public administration.
Two (2) years' experience in recreational programming, including planning, organizing and instruction, or a Bachelor's degree in recreation, physical education, education, or public administration.
Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license by date of hire.
Possession of or ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certification within first six (6) months of employment.
Certified Parks and Recreation Professional preferred.
(A comparable amount of relevant training, education and/or experience may be substituted for the above qualifications.)
All benefits are effective the 1st of the month following 30 days.Aetna – Health InsuranceThe City offers eligible employees the choice of 2 Open Access In Network plans and 1 Open Access PPO Plan. Premiums and co-pays are dependent upon your plan choice.Cigna Dental– Dental InsuranceThe City's dental plan is a PPO plan providing eligible employees with in network or out of network options. You are entitled to two (2) preventive care treatments per calendar year (6 months apart). There is a $1,500 lifetime maximum for Orthodontia (children up to age 19). Premiums will depend on which tier you choose.EyeMed Vision Care – Vision InsuranceThe City's vision plan allows eligible employees to stay in network or go out of network. Your co-pays will vary depending on the network you use. You are entitled to an exam, frames and lenses once every 12 months.Cigna Life – Life, Voluntary Life, Dependent Life InsuranceThe City offers eligible employees a basic term life insurance benefit equal to their annual salary up to a $75,000 maximum at no charge. You can purchase additional voluntary life insurance for yourself and your dependents. Cigna – Short Term DisabilityThe City provides short term disability coverage to all eligible employees at no cost to the employee. This coverage is used in the event of an accident or illness outside of work. The plan pays 66.67% of your weekly salary up to a maximum of $1,000. Benefits begin on the 31st day of your disability. The City offers a buy-up to the Short Term Disability Benefit with a 7 day wait period. E-Flex – Flexible Spending AccountA flexible spending account helps you pay out-of-pocket medical, dental, eye care, daycare and other expenses, with tax deferred money deducted from your paycheck each payroll. The maximum annual election is $2,500.00. Over-the-counter medications must be accompanied by a doctor's prescription although other medical supplies will still be eligible for reimbursement. This is a voluntary benefit.Trustmark– Supplemental PolicesTrustmark Insurance Company offers voluntary supplemental Critical Illness/Cancer, Accident and Universal Life policies which are paid for by the employee.LifeLock Benefit SolutionsProtect your personal information and defend against attacks with 24/7, proactive identity theft protection from LifeLock. This is an employee paid voluntary program.ICMA-RC – Deferred Compensation PlansThe City offers eligible employees the opportunity to enroll in a deferred retirement plan. The money that is deducted from your paycheck each payroll is put into this account and is tax deferred at the end of the year. One-on-one meetings with each company are held quarterly so employees can speak with the representative confidentially on preparing for their retirement. This is a voluntary program.Florida Retirement System – FRSEligible employees are enrolled in the Florida Retirement System with an 8 year vesting period. Employees contribute 3% of their gross earnings per payroll which is subject to change with the IRS. Cigna – Employee Assistance ProgramThe City offers this program to all employees. This is a confidential counseling program for employees and their families. The City pays for 3 visits and if you choose to continue, you would use the specialist co-pay on your insurance plan. Counseling can include stress, alcoholism, family problems, marriage difficulties, financial trouble, depression, work/life and more. VPI – Veterinary Pet InsuranceThe City offers Pet Insurance as a voluntary benefit. This benefit is not payroll deducted.Florida Prepaid College BoardEmployees are eligible to enroll in college savings programs as well as 529 plans.Educational Assistance ProgramEmployees are eligible for job-related or degree required educational assistance reimbursement up to $2,500 per fiscal year (subject to the availability of funds).Paid HolidaysThe City observes 12 paid holidays per year. Sick Leave and Annual LeaveFull time employees accrue eight (8) hours per month starting on the first day of employment. Accruals and usage will appear on your pay stub each payroll. Full time employees accrue annual leave (vacation) bi-weekly, based on years of service. Sick Leave IncentiveEmployees receive an incentive of up to four (4) days per calendar year for every 250 hours remaining in their sick leave bank. Sick leave incentive days cannot be carried over to the next year.Personal LeaveEmployees are eligible for a maximum of two (2) personal leave days per calendar year when they have accrued 96 or sick more hours. This leave is approved by the department director through the department leave approval process.Bereavement LeaveEmployees are entitled to five (5) days of bereavement leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member. Employees should check the personnel policy or union contracts, whichever is applicable, for the definition of an "immediate family member".