May 1, 2021
Plantation, FL
Job Type



This is a non-exempt position, which is professional recreation work assisting in the planning, organizing and implementing recreation activities and custodial maintenance of a recreation site.

An employee in this classification assists in the planning, developing and managing recreational and athletic programs for participants ranging from pre-school through senior citizen groups. The employee works within departmental policies and procedures, however exercises independent judgment in the application of specialized knowledge of community recreation programming. Assist with the direction of the maintenance, office staff, facility attendants and instructors assigned to the facility.

Work is performed under the general supervision of a Facilities Manager who reviews work through observation and personal conferences for attainment of desired program results.

Employees are hired as AT WILL employees that serve at the pleasure of the City and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Examples of Duties

Assists in the planning, developing and implementing recreational activities.

Assists in the direction of maintenance, office staff, facility attendants and instructors assigned to the facility.

Collects fees and charges for on-going recreation programs, classes and special events; and close out and balance cash register at the end of shift. Executes purchase orders authorized by the department director.

Assists with camp programs during the summer and City-wide special events.

Assists with Kid's Day Off, Winter Wonderland and Spring Break Programs.

Assists with the inventory, check out, upkeep and repair of facility equipment.

Monitors departmental programs scheduled at facility.

Performs registration, refunds, reports through Rec Trac Computer System.

Performs any assigned duty before, during and after a declared emergency.

This position does not have final procurement authority.

Performs other related duties as required and as directed.

Typical Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and techniques of recreational activities.

Knowledge of multi-disciplined recreation activities, including individual and group activities.

Knowledge of proper telephone etiquette and procedures with the ability to provide information to the public via telephone and in person.

Ability to effectively supervise and direct the activities of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high moral.

Ability to demonstrate good public relation skills with visitors and participants.

Ability to perform routine building maintenance, such as scrub, mop, vacuum, sweep floors, clean office areas and restrooms.

Ability to work a flexible work schedule to accommodate the facility's needs and assist in special events during the year.

Ability to supervise and interact with children in various programs offered by the City in a safe and professional manner.

Ability to maintain complex records and prepare accurate reports.

Ability to perform monetary transactions; close out and balance cash register at end of shift.

Ability to maintain facility for safety hazards and knowledge of proper use of safety practices.

Ability to meet and deal courteously with the general public and establish and maintain an effective working relationship with civic groups, City officials and other municipal employees.

Ability to operate a City vehicle and possess the required license.

Ability to learn basic computer skills as well as Vermont Systems Rec Trac Registration System.


Associates degree in recreation/physical education or two (2) years experience in conducting organized recreational programs and recreation center operations.

Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered.

LiveScan Fingerprint Process

Incumbents in this job class are required to undergo a Level 2 Background Screening as required by the State of Florida. The screening includes a photograph, fingerprint-based searches of criminal records nationally, and is performed using the electronic LiveScan process.

Supplemental Information

This is a designated "Response" classification in the City's Emergency Operations Plan and will require the employee occupying this position to work for declared emergencies. Attendance at National Incident Management System (NIMS) training at the appropriate level is mandatory.
Closing Date/Time: 5/4/2021 4:15 PM Eastern

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