Recreation Leader Job Description - Eau Gallie Civic Center, Joseph N. Davis Community Center, Lipscomb Community Center, Wickham Park Community Center

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, performs varied routine duties in assisting with recreation activities, services and programs and assisting with supervision of a recreation facility.  Work requires flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays. Work is reviewed through observation and results attained.  Performs other work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Assists in the supervision of the facility. Opens, closes, secures and maintains a safe program environment and facility. 

Issues equipment, collects fees and memberships, issues receipts, maintains attendance records if required, handles citizen complaints and concerns in a professional manner and assists in ensuring the proper care and use of facilities and equipment.

Provides instruction, and assists in conducting recreational programs such as classes, summer camps, special events and various sports activities.

Assists in enforcing rules and regulations of proper facility use and maintains orderliness of recreational areas.

May be required to set up tables and chairs for recreational programs and rentals.

Answers phones, provides program information and takes messages.

Instructs children in fundamentals of recreational activities including games, recreational classes and sports related activities.

Accompanies participant groups at special events or on program outings

May be called to fill in for recreation leaders at other recreation facilities within the Department.

Register and enroll participants in various recreation programs/activities using current registration software program.

Observe safety precautions, correct minor safety problems, conduct activities in a safe manner and assist in completing forms & records including accident and incident reports.

Handle park pavilion/gazebo rentals.

Design flyers, pamphlets, press releases and public information used to market recreation programs.

Contacts local businesses, individuals & community organizations for program support and participation.

Assume responsibility of facility operations in the absence of Recreation Supervisor.

May perform other duties unique to the recreation division.

REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma, GED required. Three months work experience in recreational activities or related field. Valid State of Florida Driver’s License required. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida driver’s license within 10 days of employment.  Must meet Level II background requirements.

B.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Ability to operate office equipment, including copiers, telephone systems, cash registers and  personal computers.

Knowledge of basic computer skills.

Knowledge of a variety of recreational activities and equipment.

Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the play of a variety of recreational games.

Ability to responsibly oversee the use of a recreational facility.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and courteous relationships with the public.

Ability to maintain simple records and perform basic mathematical calculations.

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to communicate with users and participants of different facilities and activities.

Ability to lift and set up tables and chairs at different activity sites.

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Ability to climb up and down ladders.

Ability to walk, run, and participate in activities which requires physical dexterity.

Ability to hear.

Ability to understand and communicate with co-workers and children.

Ability to work effectively around noise and in areas of cold, heat, dust, dirt and various odors.

Ability to effectively deal with stressful situations associated with conflict between individuals that arise in a normal day such as verbal conflicts or physical fights.

Ability to read and write.

Ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written instructions.

 

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION.  WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revised- 09/2017