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Position Purpose

This position plans, organizes and conducts educational and recreational programs for participants of all age groups. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities. This position will report directly to the Supervisor III/Supervisor IV.

Essential Functions

Assists supervisor in reviewing and preparing recommendations for new recreation center programs and assists in the implementation of approved center programs.
Coordinates and develops after school programs, seasonal camps, special events and athletic programs.
Evaluates programs and events for effectiveness and participation levels, assist in the development of new programs, and recommends program changes; tracks services provided, monitors results and generate operational/program reports as needed.
Assures Recreation Center activities meet community needs, and are in compliance with all laws, policies, regulations, goals and safety standards.
Assists in the preparation of marketing material such as brochures and fliers.
Maintains supplies and equipment.
Conducts periodic inventory of program supplies and equipment.
Assures compliance with the Fixed Asset policy and procedure.
Serves as a liaison to community, educational, civic groups and social service agencies by attending meetings, coordinating collaborative events and activities to promote programs and allow for cooperative efforts.
Organizes sports teams, leagues, and tournaments and coaches various sports teams to ensure that sporting events operate efficiently and according to the current department athletic initiatives.
Recruits and trains volunteers to serve in the capacity of league officials, coaches and score-keeping.
Performs administrative duties including compiling reports to ensure proper accountability of activities.
Assists in the compliance and reporting process of the department-wide Environmental Management System (EMS) initiative.

Minimum Qualifications

Entry Level position: Six months to one year of related experience/training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Some college preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Various sports and recreational activities.
Ability to organize and implement a diverse and creative recreation program.
Ability to work with a multi-cultural community with participants of all age groups.
City policies and procedures, rules and regulations governing the conduct and safety of persons using municipal recreation facilities, programs and equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective rapport with all levels of management, city officials, vendors, contracted instructors, government agencies, other employees and the general public.
Effective verbal and written communication.
Safety rules and precautions/occupational hazards.
Experience in administration of benefits and other programs Division/Department: Recreation Services Location: Job Title: Recreation Program Specialist Working Title Recreation Specialist Reports to: Supervisor III/Supervisor IV Grade: E Type of position: Full-time Part-time Temporary Hours_____40___ / week Exempt Nonexempt 2.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
Must be able to gather and analyze information for interpretation and resolution.
Ability to make good sound professional judgment decisions and act accordingly.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
Exposed to all weather conditions when conducting outdoor activities.
Subject to minor injuries when conducting and participating in outdoor sports activities.
Required to perform moderate physical work and lift/carry up to 50lbs.
May require long periods of standing, walking, bending, twisting, reaching, squatting, carrying, dragging, holding, pulling, pushing and lifting when setting up and conducting recreation program or sports activities.
Occasional exposure to hostile program participants.

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