Recreation Superintendent - Athletic /Aquatics Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general direction of the Recreation Manager performs professional and administrative work in directing the aquatics, athletics, and tennis programs as well as the special events and maintenance. Work is guided by City rules and regulations. Work is reviewed through attainment of program objectives, observation, reports and results obtained. Supervision is exercised over senior recreation supervisors, recreation supervisors, recreation aides, maintenance personnel, and aquatic specialists. Performs other work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Plans, organizes, assigns, and directs a broad range of public recreation activities.

Plans, assigns, and directs the activities of employees engaged in the promotion, operation, and maintenance of the City's Parks and Recreation programs and facilities.

Prepares and administers division budgets for recreation facilities and programs, and determines the need for equipment and capital improvement projects. Orders equipment, supplies and material within budgetary limitations. Reviews and approves purchase requests from staff to verify expenditure and necessity. Monitors budget expenditures and revenue collection in all areas.

Performs public relations duties and services and maintains effective communication between City, boards, other City departments, and community organizations.

Investigates and responds to inquiries and complaints relating to citizen use of recreation programs and facilities.

Determines present and future program and facility needs, and goals and objectives for the Recreation Division areas.

Coordinate rentals of City recreation buildings, athletic fields, swimming pools and outdoor pavilions.

Prepares Bid Specs for procurement of supplies, services and construction.

Coordinate and organize registration for recreation programs.

Coordinate maintenance of City recreation buildings, athletic fields, pavilions and playgrounds as well as supervise the maintenance of the swimming pools.

Directs the research, analysis and preparation of special reports, studies and surveys.

Supervises and manages recreation, aquatic, and maintenance personnel.

Responsible for all transactions involved in renting and using the City’s Recreation Services facilities.

Frequently inspects operations to assess the needs for facilities, personnel, equipment and policy or procedure changes.

Remain on-call after regular hours including weekends, nights and early mornings.

REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of a Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration or related field and three years of progressively responsible management/supervisory experience in a public recreation agency or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must have a valid State of Florida Driver License. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida driver’s license within 10 days of employment.

B.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of planning and coordinating citywide special events.

Knowledge of a recreation programming, principles, practices and techniques.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Ability to manage and supervise a wide range of subordinate personnel.

Ability to establish and maintain effective public relations.

Knowledge of codes and ordinances regulating recreational facilities.

Knowledge of recreation facilities, operations, maintenance and equipment.

Ability to work effectively with the public and City Boards and Departments. Must be able to communicate with a large number of people or one-on-one.

Knowledge of aquatic maintenance and operations procedures including lifeguarding skills.

Skills in managerial and budgetary practices and procedure.

Ability to develop long-range planning techniques, policies and procedures and promotional techniques for recreation facilities and programs.

Knowledge and skills in the use of personal computer and various application programs and the internet.

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to communicate in English clearly, both orally and in writing.

Ability to sit for long periods of time not to exceed eight (8) hours in one day.

Ability to read and understand complicated reports.

Ability to use hands, wrists and fingers.

Ability to write reports that are legible and understood by others.

Ability to lift and move tables, chairs and aquatic equipment.

Ability to walk, stand, reach, kneel, stoop and lift throughout the working day and participate in activities which requires physical dexterity.

Ability to drive to recreation sites throughout the day.



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 - 8/1/16