Recreation Worker I (SR-11)
County of Kauai - Hawaii

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Recruitment number: 1213-117 Open Competitive

Open: Includes all interested individuals including members of the general public

Eligible lists may be used for temporary and permanent vacancies for the class of work during the life of the eligible list. Temporary appointments may lead to conversion to permanent employment.

Duties Summary:
Independently plans and conducts a variety of recreational activities in support of a planned recreation program; and/or assists higher level staff in implementing a planned recreational program; and performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Applicants must meet all the requirements for the position they are seeking as of the filing date of their application, unless otherwise specified.

Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. Your possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must be of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Note: Calculation of experience is based on full-time, 40-hour work weeks. Part-time experience must be pro-rated. Example: Twelve months of experience at 20 hours per week is equivalent to six months of experience. In addition, hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week will not be credited. Example: Twelve months of experience at 60 hours per week is equivalent to one year, not one and one-half years.

Training and Experience : A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school and two years of experience in organizing, conducting, and/or instructing recreational or group activities.

In addition, prior to completion of probation, possession of a valid:

American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety Certificate or equivalent;

and either an American Red Cross Community CPR Certificate, certificate of completion of the American Heart Association Health Care Provider course or equivalent. (Certificates must be maintained on a current basis thereafter.)

License Requirement : Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license, as applicable to the position. Current position requires possession of a Type 3 license.

Knowledge of : the principles, practices, and techniques of recreational activities; the proper care and maintenance techniques of equipment and facilities; principles and practices of group leadership and instruction; public relations; safety practices and procedures.

Ability to : instruct and conduct recreational activities; motivate and stimulate group participants; understand and follow oral and written instructions; maintain harmonious relationships with staff and the public; prepare and maintain records.

Health and Physical Condition Requirements : Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards necessary and proper for performance of duties.

Special Working Conditions : irregular hours, including shift, seasonal and holiday, and weekend work as required.

Additional Job Information:
Required Forms and Documentation :
1. Verification of valid motor vehicle operator's license (Type 3 or equivalent).
2. Verification of education if substituting for experience

**Substitute Education for Experience**
A BA or BS degree in a Recreational program (Recreational Administration) or a BEd in Elementary or Secondary Education may be substituted for two (2) years of specialized work experience. A copy of your degree or transcripts must be submitted for verification.

Note : Transcripts downloaded from the internet are not acceptable. Copy of your education degree or transcripts and driver's license must be submitted in order to be given credit. Copies will not be returned. Mail or drop off: Department of Personnel Services, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 140, Lihue, HI 96766 or email at dps@kauai.gov within 7 calendar days from filing this application. Office hours are Monday and Friday (excepts holidays) from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Examination : The examination may consist of a written test, training and experience evaluation or another other accepted examining technique. Be certain to list all pertinent training and experience, as this may be important in determining your examination score in a training and experience evaluation. Candidates may be examined for their knowledge and abilities as noted above.

For further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the Internal Complaint and Merit Appeals Board Processes please visit our website at www.kauai.gov .

NOTE: Persons selected for employment are required to pass a pre-employment physical at their own expense and a drug screening test.

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