Recreation Specialist Senior
Bernalillo County Government - Sandia Park, NM

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Position Summary

Under general supervision of a recreation facility manager assist more experienced recreation staff in all phases of recreational activities at the assigned community facility or in an assigned program.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize and supervise recreational sports/activities at assigned locations.
  • Assist in developing, scheduling and implementing recreational programs, which meet the needs and interests of various age groups and participants with variable physical capabilities.
  • Provide recommendations to supervisor for program changes and innovation.
  • Responsible for enforcing rules of a community facility and or program.
  • Schedule activities and arranges for use of a recreational facility in cooperation with assigned supervisor.
  • Assist with some maintenance duties as necessary.
  • Perform clerical duties as required.
  • Transports program participants in multi-passenger vehicle as needed.
  • The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Two (2) years experience in the recreation field working with various age groups and individuals with variable physical abilities.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate with others in English.
  • Ability to communicate and maintain effective working relationships with staff, participants and the general public.
  • Ability to organize, control and instruct groups of individuals engaged in recreational activities.
  • Ability to work under the conditions and with the equipment described.

  • Supplemental Information:

    Screening and Compliance

    The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:
  • Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination and background investigation.
  • Employee must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.
  • Must have a valid New Mexico driver’s license by employment date and retain a valid new Mexico driver’s license while employed in this position.
  • Will receive skills training in basic first aid and CPR.
  • Working Conditions

  • Works with general direction and with select groups.
  • Work performed both indoors (60%) and outdoors (40%).
  • Worker will be exposed to natural weather conditions when working outdoors.
  • Duties will be performed on sand, gravel, asphalt, grass, wood floors and tile, all of which may be wet or dry.
  • Required to drive multi-passenger vehicles as needed.
  • Required to work variable hours.
  • Work hazards are those normally encountered in the instruction or participation in sports activities.
  • Equipment, Tools and Materials

  • Sports equipment such as used in baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, etc., and various arts and crafts supplies are utilized in the performance of essential duties.
  • Equipment and materials typically used in the performance of clerical duties include telephone, typewriter, copier and basic office supplies.
  • Equipment typically used in performance of maintenance duties include mops, brooms, buffer and window cleaning supplies.

  • Functional Analysis, Mental & Physical Functions:

    **NOTE: You are not required to disclose information about physical or mental limitations that you believe will not interfere with your capability to do the job. On the other hand, if you want the employer to consider special arrangements to accommodate a physical or mental impairment, you may identify that impairment in the space provided and suggest the kind of accommodation that you believe would be appropriate.

    Mental Functions
  • Ability to communicate knowledge of practices and techniques of organized recreational activities to participants; to recognize and correct unsafe activities.
  • Ability to follow instructions and to take responsibility for assigned duties.

  • Physical Functions
  • Work involves standing, walking, and running up to 85% of the working day.
  • Work involves being physically able to participate in the various sports and recreational activities described.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally; 10 to 20 pounds frequently.
  • Must be able to bend at the waist and twist/rotate frequently.
  • Must be able to work with arms bent or extended from body or overhead, and be able to push/pull with arms frequently.
  • Must be able to crouch and kneel occasionally.
  • Must be able to coordinate use of hands, feet, ears and eyes in performance of essential duties, and to use hands and fingers to grasp/manipulate various equipment and materials used to perform essential duties.