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Recreation Specialist, PT


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  • Description

    Under direction and supervision of the Director of Parks & Recreation, the Recreation Specialist assists in the planning, organizing, and supervision of all Recreation and Parks programming, athletic activities, facility usage, and activities for the community. Must be able to work holidays, weekends, and nights.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of a specific statement from the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned. 

    • Assists in program development through working with staff, instructors, and independent contractors.
    • Monitors safety and security of program participants and recreational facilities.
    • Inspects and completes reports on all park and facility activities.
    • Unlocks and locks/secures all park facilities (gates, restrooms, concessions, pool, etc.), and ensures field lights are on/off as needed for recreational functions in all parks.
    • Prepares room set up and take down before and after rentals and programming.
    • Plans, coordinates, and assists in conducting various youth/adult sports and aquatics activities and events.
    • Assists in supervising volunteers and officials involved in programs.
    • Schedules and supervises use of Active/Passive Parks and facilities for activities; including coordinating activities related to facility rental, processing reservation permits, assessing and collecting fees, as appropriate. Monitors for compliance with city/department rules and regulations.
    • Promotes recreation program activities, special events in the community and facilities; assists in the preparation of marketing materials including flyers, promotional materials, and announcements.
    • Performs general maintenance tasks as needed, including but not limited to grounds maintenance, disposes of litter, removes debris from grounds, empties trash containers, cleans and maintains restrooms, prepares clay and turf areas for game play, drags and grooms baseball and softball fields, measures, marks, lays out, and paints playing fields, lines and chalks ball fields, and performs other maintenance tasks.
    • Attends meetings, workshops, and training and safety sessions, and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.
    • Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.

    Desired Skills and Qualifications:

    • Ability to perform multiple and concurrent tasks, often under time constraints/deadlines and/or in an environment of frequent interruptions.
    • Knowledge of the City of Doraville and surrounding areas.
    • Strong customer service skills.
    • Regular and consistent attendance is required.
    • Bilingual/Spanish speaking preferred.
  • Mental and Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of considerable weight (up to 50 pounds).
    • Performance of essential functions may require exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, fire, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, explosives, water hazards, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers.
    • In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable law, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the City.

    Other Requirements:

    • Applicant must clear a criminal background check and fingerprinting.
    • Applicant must pass a drug screen.
    • High school diploma or GED.
    • Experience in recreation, public works, or municipal government environment desired.
    • Current CPR/First Aid Certification or must become certified no later than ninety (90) days from date of hire.
    • Must be able to work holidays, weekends, and nights.
    • Possess a valid Georgia driver’s license with a clean driving record with no major infractions.

    At-Will Employment:

    This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

    Employment with the City of Doraville is at-will in accordance with Georgia law.

    Equal Opportunity:

    The City is an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including but not limited to, recruitment, selection, hiring, assignment, re-assignment, promotion, transfer, and compensation, discipline and termination. The City prohibits discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in employment based upon race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including same-sex); sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability or handicap; citizenship status; service member status; public assistance status; or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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