Parks and Natural Resources.Recreation Coordinator - CareerLadder Group.4041
RECREATION COORDINATOR I, II, III
(Parks and Natural Resources)
Pay: Recreation Coordinator I: $15.70/hr. ($32,656.00 annually)
Recreation Coordinator II: $17.23/hr. ($36,025.60 annually)
Recreation Coordinator III: $18.91/hr. ($39,332.80 annually)
Shift: Monday - Saturday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (40 hours/week)
Five Locations Available:
Homeland Heritage Park: 249 Church Street, Homeland
Wilfred Smith Resource Center : 135 Avenue Y NE, Winter Haven,
Medulla Resources Center: 1049 Lake Parker Road, Lakeland
Health Benefits Package, Including Paid Holidays Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities, and duties of the job illustrated below:
Assist the Recreation Supervisor in the general development and direction of a year-round countywide recreation program for various interest and age groups. Coordinate activities such as the Summer Recreation Program, Polk County Easter Egg Hunts, Cracker Storytelling Festival, Adult Sports Tournaments, Adult Ball Leagues, and additional recreational events and activities as assigned and developed. Develop and coordinate sponsorship program for Parks & Natural Resources special events and programs. Assist with the recruitment and training of volunteers. Assist with the promotion of Parks & Natural Resources special events and programs. Conduct NYSCA clinics resulting in certification of coaches and documentation of these clinics to ensure a higher quality Youth League. Receive and respond to general inquiries, request or complaints from the public concerning recreational programs and activities. Assist in the interviewing, recommending for hiring and any administrative actions of the recreation program staff. Oversee staff as required. Oversee the operation of youth sports organizations that contract and utilize Polk County's facilities. This is to include contracts, schedules, insurance requirements, coaches training and bylaw compliance. Perform related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Knowledgeable of a variety of recreational programs and activities. Ability to plan, assign, review and oversee the work of others. Ability to use good judgment in administrative and personnel matters making independent decisions. Ability to display a cooperative attitude and willingness to respond effectively to general public concerns, philosophies and needs within recreational planning, program activities and overall county recreation goals and objectives. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with employees, officials and the public. Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds regularly and a minimum of 40 pounds occasionally. Ability to work flexible hours as assigned.
Recreation Coordinator I Graduate of an accredited two-year college with major course work in recreation, education, or a related field and have some experience in planning and overseeing recreation programs. Must have a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license within three months of date of employment. A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. Recreation Coordinator II Graduate of an accredited two-year college with major course work in recreation, education, or a related field and have six (6) months experience as a Recreation Coordinator or in an equivalent job classification. Must have a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license within three months of date of employment. A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. Recreation Coordinator III Graduate of an accredited two-year college with major course work in recreation, education, or a related field and have a minimum of two (2) years' experience as a Parks & Natural Resources professional, including the qualifications of a Recreation Coordinator I and II. Must have a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license within three months of date of employment. A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Recreation Coordinator II: Spend a minimum of eight hours becoming familiar with each of the following aspects of the Parks & Natural Resources Services Division: A. Youth Sports B. Special Events C. Parks D. Sponsorships Successfully complete a Customer Service Training course supplied by either the Polk County Personnel Division or another approved instructor. Obtain certification as a NYSCA Clinician.
Recreation Coordinator III: Attendance of at least three FRPA or other professional organization meetings with a minimum of ten field related classes taken. Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge and application of Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division policies and procedures relative to: A. Parks B. Programming C. Sports Leagues D. Special Events E. Rentals Obtain First Aid and CPR certifications. Maintain NYSCA Clinicians certification by instructing a minimum of one Coach's Certification Clinic.
This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County
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