R E C R E A T I O N S U P E R V I S O R
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This is first-level supervisory/administrative recreation work directing the day-to-day activities of a major segment of an area or County-wide program. Contacts include school officials, local and national organizations, sports associations, community organizations, media, and other government organizations for the purpose of coordinating and promoting programs and facility usage. Further contacts are with civic/youth organizations, program participants, health care providers, contractors, professional recreation organizations, and subordinate staff. The purpose of these contacts is for identifying and resolving problems, providing and exchanging information, coordinating services and to maintain awareness in professional trends and developments. This class of work may entail some public service/assistance, but it is incidental to the primary focus of the work performed.
Employees in this class plan, develop and supervise recreational programs and activities. Work involves providing supervision over professional and part-time temporary employees. Of significance is the responsibility for day-to-day direction and administration of recreation programs through subordinate staff, providing assistance/support to an Area Director/Program Coordinator, and development and maintenance of working relationships within the department, outside agencies, community groups, and program participants. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Recreation Area Director or Recreation Program Coordinator. Considerable latitude is permitted for program development and implementation within general administrative policies and objectives. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observations of results obtained. The complexity of the work is evidenced by the employee's responsibility for providing recreation programs to a diverse population. Increased citizen awareness and their requests for services must be balanced against the organization's mission and available resources. The impact of properly performed work is realized by all citizens through a high quality recreation program. Work is performed in an office environment and includes some walking, standing, bending, or carrying of light items.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Illustrative Only)
Plans, develops, and supervises recreational programs and activities.
Supervises, coaches, and evaluates full-time, part-time, and temporary employees.
Recruits, trains, and supervises the use of volunteer recreation workers.
Assists Area Director/Program Coordinator with administration of section.
Advises and meets with civic associations, interested groups, and individuals concerning recreation programs.
Reviews and evaluates program activities and implements change when required.
Participates in preparation and monitoring of operating budget.
Develops and approves promotional activities for programs and events.
Maintains and evaluates programs and staff to assure program effectiveness.
Plans, develops, coordinates, and implements staff training programs.
Conducts staff meetings for personnel to discuss problems, programs, policies or procedures.
Prepares or supervises preparation of special and regular reports.
Assists in identifying goals and objectives.
Discerns the need for area recreational and cultural activities, develops programs, and discusses and publicizes them through contacts with civic associations and other interested groups and individuals.
Serves as acting Recreation Program Manager.
May prepare grant proposals and applications.
Performs related duties as required.
Experience: Four (4) years of related professional experience in the recreational field.
Education: Bachelor's degree in recreation or related field.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of the methods, techniques, materials, equipment, and safety precautions used in planning, promoting, and executing recreational programs.
Considerable knowledge of the recreational and leisure needs of children, youth and adults.
Experience in utilizing community resources in the development of recreational programs.
Ability to plan, effectively organize, and supervise the activities of both professional and para-professional recreational personnel.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co- workers, volunteers, and other groups and individuals interested in recreation.
Ability to supervise others.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to attend meetings or perform other assignments at locations outside the office, if necessary.
Ability to present and promote programs.
Ability to deal tactfully, effectively, and equitably with the public to build customer satisfaction.
Ability to conduct analytical studies and make recommendations concerning effectiveness and efficiency.
For positions assigned to Aquatics, possession of a Montgomery County Pool Operators License.
Individuals appointed to a position in this class will be required to serve a probationary period of twelve months and, if promoted to a position in this class, will be required to serve a probationary period of six months. Performance will be carefully evaluated during the probationary period. Continuation in this class will be contingent upon successful completion of the probationary period.
MEDICAL PROTOCOL: Medical History Review
Class Established: January, 1974
Revised: October, 1978
November, 1992 (M)
Revised: October, 2003 (M)
April, 2004 (M)
Formerly titled 'Recreation Supervisor II'