Working with City of West Palm Beach - Parks & Recreation, one will learn skills that can prepare them to work in almost any position. Each Center has its different "Community demographics", but common factors when interacting with people; this broadens one's ability to expand their knowledge "culturally", with various age groups, lifestyles, backgrounds, etc. Working in Parks & Recreation helps the "worker" to grow and develop, being able to work in group/team settings, handle various, spontaneous "difficult" situations, enhance personal "responsibility"/accountability assets, time management, exercise "initiative" and innovation often, learn about City Government, and develop and maintain relationships with Community Organizations, Agencies, Programs, Youth, etc. Working in 'Recreation' allows one to enjoy many "leisure activities", Sporting events, "Fun" Centers, outdoor activities, while getting paid! It also helps one develop a "sense of community" during many emergency situations, such as 'Hurricanes' in South Florida, when helping with the distribution of "emergency" supplies; helping many youth develop "life"/social skills, excel in school, through Programming made available at Recreation Centers. Training/Workshops are incomparable, (i.e. CPR/AED/First Aid; CDL; Ethics; Self Improvement, EOP; FEMA, etc.); Educational/Degree advancement; Job Promotion Opportunities; Benefits/Retirement. Many enjoyable, lasting "memories" and friendships with co-workers, patrons, Community, and City-Sponsored Events "downtown", have been created working with City of West Palm Beach.
Training/Workshops; "leisure activities";City-Sponsored Events; "reasonable salaries"