Recreation Specialist

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • determined based on need, Arizona
  • Sep 20, 2021
Seasonal Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $15.91 Hourly USD

Job Description

Position Scope

***MULTIPLE OPENINGS; THIS POSITION IS SEASONAL AND WILL WORK WITH BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2021/2022. SPLIT SHIFTS ARE AVAILABLE. MUST BE MINIMUM 21 YEARS OF AGE***

Under close supervision, assists participants in the activities of City recreation programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
  • Assists participants in the activities in programs and recreation facilities; plans events and activities, as directed by Recreation Coordinator and/or Recreation Programmer.
  • Coordinates and organizes activities and special events for a City recreation program; programs include special adult, teen and child programs and facilities, recreation facilities, special events, youth activities and sports programs.
  • Supervises program and facility guests, and enforces rules.
  • Sets up and takes down equipment for activities and events; supervises and coaches participants as directed.
  • Maintains equipment and facilities in clean and safe condition.
  • Develops and maintains event/facility calendars.
  • Communicates with the general public and others in order to coordinate program activities, special events and utilization of facilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements
Education and Experience:
Six (6) months of previous parks, recreation or other related experience. High school diploma or GED is required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • City policies and procedures.
  • Policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct and safety of persons using municipal recreational facilities, programs and equipment.
  • Equipment used in recreational and sports programs.
  • All sports rules and regulations.
  • Proper materials and procedures used for cleaning.
Skill in:
  • Interacting with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with people.
  • Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.

Additional Information
Special Requirements: First Aid and CPR certifications. Must be at least 21 years of age to work in some recreation programs.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is performed outdoors and in recreation facilities.
Reports To: Recreation Coordinator
Supervision Exercised: None
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Employee Benefits
(Temporary, Seasonal, & Reserve Positions)

457(b) Deferred Compensation Retirement Savings
All paid City employees are eligible to participate in a voluntary 457(b) deferred compensation plan. Contributions are pre-tax and invested at the direction of the employee. The City does not contribute funds to this plan.

Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
ASRS eligibility is defined by the State. Participation is mandatory for employees deemed eligible. ASRS defines eligibility as employees scheduled to work 20 hours or more each week for 20 or more weeks per year.

Sick Leave
Temporary, seasonal and reserve employees accrue 1 hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked.

For complete details, please visit the City website at:

Benefits & Wellness

City benefit plans are subject to change at any time.
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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