- Position Description
This position is in the Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Department located in the town of Ajo, Arizona, which is 2.5 hours west of Tucson.
Salary Grade: 37
Coordinates recreation activities and staff at a Pima County recreation facility offering extensive recreational programs.
(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Monitors recreation programs, staff, facilities and equipment;
Directs, develops and coordinates recreation activities;
Organizes teams in a variety of sports, transports teams to games and may officiate at recreational games;
Coordinates recreation programs with social programs of other agencies as appropriate;
Handles public inquiries and problems and provides information concerning recreation policies;
Organizes and conducts field trips, special events and activities for community members;
Leads, trains and schedules recreation personnel at a recreation facility;
Ensures security and safety of recreational programs and facilities;
Maintains records and prepares reports;
Prepares brochures, advertisements, flyers and informational materials related to available programs and activities;
Attends meetings, training sessions, craft fairs and/or community events;
Collects money and makes deposits.
Depending upon the assigned recreation facility, some positions may:
Prepare and monitor facility budgets;
Develop and instruct specialized classes, activities and/or programs;
Coordinate and monitor intergovernmental and miscellaneous agreements;
Order equipment and supplies and track expenditures.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
- principles, rules, and organization of a wide variety of play and recreation activities;
- facilities, materials, and equipment available for various recreational activities;
- first aid and lifesaving techniques;
- recreation programs of private organizations and public jurisdictions in the community.
Some positions may require knowledge of budget preparation/monitoring and supervision of staff.
- communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
- selecting recreation activities suitable to individual and group interests, needs and capacities;
- stimulating interest and enthusiasm among others;
- maintaining discipline;
- organizing, coordinating and leading the work of others;
- administering First Aid and CPR and handling emergency situations.
Some positions may require skill in budget preparation/monitoring and supervising staff.
- Minimum Qualifications
Two years of recreation-related experience; or an equivalent combination of training, experience, or education from an accredited school.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.
(Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):
- Experience programming for various populations in a recreational, child care , social service or educational setting.
- Experience supervising staff.
- Written and verbal communication skills.
- Basic computer skills.
- Experience providing fitness, wellness or nutrition programming.
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.
- Supplemental Information
Licenses and Certificates: Current First Aid/CPR certifications. Valid driver license is required at time of application. Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Service's review and approval of the candidate's driving record.
Special Notice Items: Some positions within this classification may require a current Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Clearance Card in order to work with vulnerable adults and children at the time of application. The DPS Clearance Card may be required as a condition of continued employment. In positions requiring a DPS Clearance Card, failure to maintain a current DPS Clearance Card shall be grounds for termination.
Physical/Sensory Requirements: Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.
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