Recreation Specialist for Tony Shotwell Life Center

  • City of Grand Prairie, TX
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $16.19 - $24.73 Hourly USD

Job Description

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to assist in the operation of the City's recreation centers. This is accomplished by developing and implementing specialized activities; performing a variety of office-related functions, registration fees, activity reports and related records and organizing and scheduling activities in assigned areas of responsibility. Other duties include creating event publicity through flyers and news releases; assisting in opening, closing and operating the center; implementing programs and interacting with other City employees and the general public.

Essential Job Functions

  • Coordinates recreation center lessons and other classes by scheduling classes and instructors; advertising classes; supervising classes; and teaching classes;
  • Assists in supervision of the facility by maintaining a safe environment for the public; supervising part-time and seasonal instructors in programs, leagues, or classes and communicating with youth participants' parents.
  • Performs office duties by maintaining report program worksheets daily; developing flyers, profit and loss reports; scheduling work hours for part-time employees; assisting in overseeing programs and reservation scheduling; inputting data into the computer; stuffing and preparing envelopes for mailing and filing.
  • Leads exercise classes by setting up the room; ensuring that all necessary equipment is provided (tape player, weights, mats, etc) and leading the classes in the exercises.
  • Organizes field trips by creating itineraries; contacting vendors for transportation, restaurants and tickets for events; coordinating the field trip dates to ensure that they don't overlap with recreational center activities; hosting the seniors' trips; working with the bus driver to assure that the seniors will have an enjoyable trip; helping with luggage; assisting seniors on and off the bus and in and out of buildings.
  • Promotes public relations by speaking to schools, groups, organizations, parents, members and participants about programs and the needs of the community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • One year of related experience
  • CPR - First Aid, Valid Texas Class C Driver's License
  • Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion.
  • Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees.
  • Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action.
  • Discussion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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