NATURE OF WORK
This is specialized recreation work in organizing, conducting and supervising varied recreation activities at county parks, community center, and related facilities.
Work involves responsibility for planning, organizing, and instructing all age groups in a variety of recreational activities. The employee exercises independent judgement within established policies and procedures. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate or seasonal employees engaged in varied recreation and athletic activities. Work is reviewed by observation or program effectiveness and through periodic conferences by a supervisor for the attainment of desired results.
Organizes, teaches, and leads all age groups in a variety of recreational activities.
Referees and umpires ball games; sees that play equipment and the playgrounds are in readiness; maintains good sportsmanship on the part of players and spectators alike.
Issues and collects playground equipment; maintains discipline on indoor and outdoor play areas; maintains safety of participants and spectators alike; renders first aid in cases of minor injuries.
Performs minor maintenance duties in order to keep facilities and grounds in a clean and safe condition; does minor repair work on recreational equipment.
Teaches and explains games and sports to participants; instructs classes in arts and crafts; teaches and conducts a variety of related recreation activities not requiring a high degree of organization or specialization.
Meets with organized groups, individuals or other interested parties to provide information, assess community-wide program needs and interests, formulate new programs and further public relations for the county.
Assists in developing sports activities for handicapped and senior citizens; evaluates effectiveness of programs and makes recommendations to superiors.
Schedules park facilities; issues permits; maintains a variety of reports on park and recreation operations.
Assists in planning and supervising various county special events and activities.
Assists in coordinating various sports and athletic programs; assists in organizing adult league activities; scheduling tournaments, and hiring officials, scorekeepers and instructors.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the principles, objectives, facilities and equipment needed to conduct specific recreational and sports activities.
Considerable knowledge of the rules and regulations of a variety of team and individual sports.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of first aid and skill in its application.
Knowledge of the hazards inherent in the area of assignment and the necessary precautionary measures.
Ability to lead and instruct in the fundamentals of a variety of team and individual sports.
Ability to lead and instruct games and other recreational activities.
Ability to officiate in a variety of sports.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to keep records and prepare reports.
Ability to resolve minor disciplinary problems arising in recreational areas.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
Skill in a variety of sports and games.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in recreation education or physical education; six (6) months experience in organizing and supervising team and individual sports and other recreational activities; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: White Collar
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Parks and Recreation
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/76 R8/01