Recreation Specialist
City of Longview, WA - Longview, WA

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All applicants must apply online; include a cover letter, resume, and responses to supplemental questions. Important save-the-date information: Testing for this position is currently scheduled for the week of March 25th with interviews being conducted the week of April 8th.

The first level of the Recreation Series is responsible for performing specialized recreation program duties that could include: planning, organizing, conducting, and evaluating recreation programs; coordinating and evaluating the work of contracted, part-time, and volunteer staff; maintaining program documentation and records such as revenue, operational costs, and attendance; marketing programs and other offerings; and organizing events with outside organizations such as schools and citizen groups.

The Recreation Specialist is distinguished from the Recreation Coordinator in that the former provides input but does not have responsibility for the performance management of Recreation staff, and does not provide final approval for new and/or revised recreation programs.

Essential Job Duties:

Plans, organizes, schedules, and conducts recreational activities and programs within the community and the City, which includes: coordinating volunteers, determining appropriate sites for events or activities, locating and solidifying instructors and/or volunteers, soliciting and obtaining sponsorships and donations, coordinating programs and staff, and/or performing other related activities.

Prepares, reviews, and maintains a variety of reports and documents related to assigned programs and their associated activities, including financial reports that reflect program revenue, expenses, and participant counts.

Recommends and accounts for budgets for assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Serves as a liaison with the public, community cooperatives, school districts, internal employees, citizen groups, individuals, professional organizations and/or other interested parties.

Develops and distributes marketing and publicity brochures, fliers, mailings, and/or other related public relations materials; prepares information for public announcements via press releases, television, radio, email or other related marketing medias.

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Minimum Qualifications:

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):

Bachelor’s degree in recreation, physical education, sports management, or related field; and 1-2 years of recreation program experience.

Note: Additional qualifying experience may, at the discretion of the hiring manager, substitute for the required education of the assigned position.

Licensing Requirements:

· Valid Washington Driver's License

· First Aid & CPR Certification

· Blood Borne Pathogen Certication

· Food Handler Certification

15 Passenger Van Training

Ideal Candidate Information:

Knowledge of:

· Community services program planning, organization, and delivery;

· Marketing theories, principles, and practices;

· Accounting principles;

· Recordkeeping practices and principles;

· Applicable age-appropriate activities, programs, and materials;

· Principles in focused area of recreation expertise;

· Community demographics;

· Customer service principles;

Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, policies, rules, and regulations.

Skill in:

· Supervising volunteers in projects;

· Prioritizing and coordinating work;

· Maintaining records;

· Exercising good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations;

· Scheduling programs and events;

· Overseeing recreation program sites and equipment;

· Planning, developing, coordinating and overseeing programs and/or events;

· Evaluating program effectiveness;

· Preparing and maintaining records and reports;

· Providing customer service;

· Explaining policies and procedures;

Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

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