City of Sunrise Florida
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Seasonal Assistant Site Specialist 10219
at City of Sunrise Florida
NATURE OF WORKThis classification involves seasonal work in the area of recreation. Duties are performed within well-established procedures related to the coordination of recreational activities within the City's Leisure Services Department.An employee in this classification is responsible for assisting in the planning, directing, organizing and coordinating community recreation programs for youth, including cultural arts, arts and crafts, physical activities, special events, and aquatic activities. Work requires initiative and originality in developing specialized methods, equipment and techniques to conduct large or widespread recreation programs. Employees work within departmental policies and procedures, but exercise independent judgment in the application of specialized knowledge of community recreation programming. Supervision may be exercised over a group of recreational personnel. Effective communication skills, the ability to receive, follow and provide oral instructions; utilize tact and courtesy when dealing with subordinate staff, the general public and program participants are required. Assignments are normally performed on a seasonal basis at a center, school, or playground/park and may require evening and weekend hours. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Recreation Supervisor who reviews work through observation and personal conferences for attainment of desired program results.
Seasonal Program Dates: June 11, 2020 - August 3, 2020
Schedule: Varies (Up to 40 hours per week)
- Examples of Duties
- Develops and supervises the implementation of games, sports, individual and group activities, arts and crafts, special events, and aquatic related activities for an assigned recreational program setting.
- Displays leadership ability in planning and directing recreational activities, issues and maintains recreational equipment, teaches participants to safely and correctly operate playground equipment, maintains discipline, teaches fair play and sportsmanship. Administers first aid, promotes safety.
- Prepares correspondence to parents, responds to phone calls from parents and maintains an effective line of communication with all participant guardians.
- Opens, closes and secures buildings as needed, attends meetings and training clinics.
- Performs related work as required.
- Graduation from an accredited high school or G.E.D. equivalency diploma.
- One (1) year or five (5) seasons of full-time paid experience leading basic recreational or arts and crafts programs or child care.
- Work experience can be substituted with 2 years (48 credit hours) from an accredited college or university with a declared major in recreation or a closely related field.
- Certified teachers will meet the minimum requirements.
- Community theater experience preferred.
- Basic swimming skills preferred.
- Possession of a valid driver's license and a good driving record.
- CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
All applicants MUST submit the following documents at the time of application. Failure to do so will automatically DISQUALIFY the application from consideration:
1) Driver's License OR School ID
2) Birth Certificate
3) Social Security Card
4) Proof of Education (highest completed grade level)
(Diploma, transcript, or class schedule is acceptable)
- Moderate physical effort in light work, which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials up to fifty (50) pounds. Basic swimming skills are highly recommended.
- Work is performed primarily outdoors in various weather conditions. Tasks may be required to be performed with exposure to adverse temperatures and inclement weather.
- The ability to perceive and differentiate visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally and in writing. Required to read and speak English, communicate with coworkers, supervisors and the general public.
- Supplemental Information
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of the rules and conduct of a variety of sports and games
- Knowledge of first aid techniques
- Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices
- Some knowledge of basic records keeping
- Some knowledge of instructional techniques when assigned to a specific area
- Ability to provide leadership and direction during a variety of recreation activities
- Ability to provide instruction to participants engaged in arts and crafts, group games and sports
- Ability to stimulate public support and participation in recreation activities
- Ability to maintain records and compile reports
- Ability to operate and instruct others in operation of recreational equipment
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public
- Ability to plan and supervise the activities of subordinate personnel to achieve effective results
- Ability to express ideas thoroughly and concisely, orally and in writing
- Skill in administering first aid
- Skill in operation and care of recreational equipment
- Some knowledge of water safety and the ability to swim
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, City officials, employees, program participants and the general public
- Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing
- Ability to withstand pressure of competing priorities and varied responsibilities and work efficiently and effectively to develop win-win solutions