Community Recreation Program Supervisor
City of Danville, VA - Danville, VA

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Performs intermediate paraprofessional work in planning, coordination, promotion, implementation and supervision of a variety of recreation programs and/or activities to include parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, and camp programs; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Program Coordinator. Supervision is exercised over all subordinate personnel.

Essential Job Functions*:










Very Heavy

Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.

Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally; 10 lbs. frequently; or negligible amounts constantly; OR requires walking or standing to a significant degree.

Exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally; 10-25 lbs. frequently; or up to 10 lbs. constantly.

Exerting 50-100 lbs. occasionally; 10-25 lbs. frequently; or up to 10-20 lbs. constantly.

Exerting over 100 lbs. occasionally; 50-100 lbs. frequently; or up to 20-50 lbs. constantly.



Essential Functions

% of Time



Coordinates, develops, plans and supervises a variety of recreation programs and facilities, evaluates recreational activities, programs and special events; Distributes supplies and equipment and maintains inventory; Prepares publicity information and material; Prepares a variety of reports, evaluations, work schedules and assignments; Completes accident reports; Submits requests for maintenance service, materials and equipment; Performs other reasonable duties as assigned; Reports to Program Coordinator.




Assists in promotion of service area programs; Assists with division/department Special Events as requested; Works at sites other than primary location as needed and scheduled by supervisor; Conducts/instructs activities as requested and scheduled; Recruits volunteers and works with community groups; Registers participants and collects fees; Drives vehicle as needed to transport supplies, equipment and participants;


Typical Qualifications:

Formal Education

Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical, or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.


Over one year up to and including two years.


Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling of work.

Human Collaboration Skills

Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.

Freedom to Act

Receives Direction: This job title normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results. There is some opportunity for discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. The assignment is usually reviewed upon completion.

Technical Skills

Skilled: Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.

Fiscal Responsibility

This job title has no fiscal/budgetary responsibility.


Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.


Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.


Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Special License and Certificates:

Driver’s License-Standard.