Parks & Recreation Program Specialist
City of Parkland, FL - Parkland, FL

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A person in this position provides routine recreation work in the planing, directing, coordinating, and superivising a variety of activities and/or events at a city park, recreation center or in the community. This position requires initiative and independent judgment in accomplishing assignments.

Functions & Duties:

FUNCTIONS & DUTIES
  • Plan, organize, and lead a wide variety of recreational and leisure services activities for participants of all age groups.
  • Assists in the acquisition and completion of registration forms for recreation programs offered by the City.
  • Performs participant registration for recreational activities and collects fees for programs and activities.
  • Plans and conducts assigned activities for the Summer Recreation Camp Program.
  • Prepare newsletters, flyers, posters and other materials to promote programs to increase community awareness and individual participation.
  • Maintains records and accounts of attendance, financial charges, receipts, accident and incident reports, as required.
  • Performs reporting and record keeping duties for grant related activities in the Parks & Recreation Department.
  • Take photographs of recreational activities for the City website.
  • Develop and maintains a working relationship with a variety of people, organizations, and cultures, busines leaders, schools, service cluibs, media, religious organizations and senior citizen groups.
  • Assist with department and Citywide special events.
  • Additional tasks as directed.

Qualifications & Competencies:

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION:
  • Associates Degree in Recreation or a closely related field with one (1) years experience in Recreation.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered.
  • Must have a valid CPR/AED certification or the ability to obtain these certificates within three (3) months.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in summer recreation programs.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation and group activities.
  • Knowledge of proper telephone etiquette and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Outlook.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
  • One (1) years experience in recreation.
  • Must have a valid CPR/AED certification or the ability to obtain these certificates within three (3) months.
  • Possess a valid state of Florida driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Experience creating informational flyer's.
SKILLS / ABILITIES:
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions and to complete work assignment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan and implement classes, various activities, and special events.
  • Ability to maintain complex records and prepare technical reports.
  • Ability to work a digital camera.
  • Ability to maintain discipline and encourage compliance with safety rules and regulations.
  • Ability to utilize all media outlets to promote events and programs.

Working Conditions:
  • Ability to perform strenuous labor in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, officials, and the general public.
  • A person in this position must be able to walk, sit, climb ladders, kneel, bend, reach, push and or pull, lift and lower, handle or feel objects and controls.
  • Must be able to read instructions, write simple reports, visually determine that work is being done correctly, and hear instructions given in a quiet or noisy environment
  • Must be able to move and / or carry heavy objects for short and long distances.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including holidays, nights, and weekends.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, copier, calculator, and fax machine.
  • Level 2 background screening annually.

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