Professional recreation work of an administrative nature in assisting in the planning and supervising of the municipal recreation and aquatic facilities. Work involves implementing department and City policies as they pertain to the Recreation Division, including planning, developing, controlling, and evaluating recreational facilities and maintenance. Primary duties must consistently include exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of the organizational significance.
Example of Duties:
Directs the general planning and direction of an expanding, flexible program of recreational activities for all segments, groups, ages, and interest levels of the community; directly supervises major segments of the program such as summer programs.
Interviews, or participates in the interviewing of, personnel for employment in the recreation program; tests applicants; investigates problems of a disciplinary nature concerning staff members and takes or recommends appropriate action.
Interviews, or participates in the interviewing of volunteers in Recreational programs.
Meets with school officials to coordinate use of school facilities and programs; plan recreation program involving other agencies and resources.
Prepares correspondence and communications pertaining to recreation; prepares or assists in the preparation of reports on departmental activities.
Conducts orientation and other training sessions for staff personnel; evaluates staff work performance.
Participates in execution of programs, particularly in new, experimental, or difficult programs; investigates and resolves situations requiring changes in content, staff, timing, or facilities.
Maintains and manages operating budgets, special event's budgets. Supervises the rate of expenditures.
Supervises all fiscal related projects and monetary deposits of recreation or aquatic sites.
Assists Superintendent with budget process, capital protects and special projects.
Supervises and evaluates performance of multiple employees, contract employees, and volunteers.
Supervises and completes administrative duties including but not limited to logs, reports, work orders, proposals, justifications, statistical information, communicative letters and memos, and a variety of office related tasks of recreation or aquatic sites.
Supervises the arrangement procedures of rental facilities.
Adheres to all policies and procedures of the City of Lakeland and the Parks & Recreation Department.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS- Aquatic:
Maintains pool chemistry, water cleanliness, chemical storage, chemical record keeping and statistical information of all aquatic sites.
Monitors updates and tracking of permits, licenses, grants, Title III, and documents of various government agencies for all aquatic sites.
Maintains building/facility related items such as repairs, equipment, maintenance, and property inventory of all aquatic sites.
Develops media and marketing strategies including but not limited to community based invitations, speaking engagements, educational sessions, and various promotional opportunities.
Remains rescue-ready at all times and performing or training professional rescuer duties as needed, remaining current in all skills, and remaining on-call as needed for emergency situations.
Performs related work as required.
May serve as a Lifeguard, Lifeguard Trainer, Instructor or Instructor Trainer as needed.
Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver's Class "D" License (6) six months upon being hired.
Must maintain a valid telephone number.
May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director.
Considerable knowledge of computer programs, hardware, and software.
Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of recreation administration.
Considerable knowledge of a variety of recreational programs and activities.
Considerable knowledge of human behavior, psychology, as applied to varied groups participating in recreational activities.
Knowledge of operation of various exercise equipment.
Ability to be responsible for overseeing the routine safety and maintenance of the facilities.
Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing various competitive athletics.
Some knowledge of the principles and practices of business or public administration.
Ability to assist in the development and execution of a well-rounded program of recreational activities on a city-wide basis and to supervise staff.
Ability to cooperate with and interpret recreational philosophies to public and private groups and agencies and the general public.
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Ability to mediate, troubleshoot, problem solve and diffuse potential difficulties.
Plans, develops, and implements programs of interest for Recreation users.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment involving customer complaints using services and/or facilities.
Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time, exerting up to 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis, routine keyboard operations.
The job risks exposure to blood borne pathogen, high temperatures outside activities-heat
and bright/dim light. The job requires normal visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.
All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination). Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone. Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including "junk" folders. Test times and locations to be announced.
THE CITY OF LAKELAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.
Graduation from a four (4) year accredited college or university. Major course work in recreation preferred.
Two (2) or more years of supervisory experience with numerous subordinates.
Certification as a Swimming Pool Operator or Aquatics Facility Operator Certification is preferred.
Two (2) or more years of experience as a Lifeguard Instructor or Lifeguard Instructor Trainer preferred.
Two (2) or more years of experience as a Water Safety Instructor Trainer preferred.
Required Documents: College Diploma or Unofficial Transcript and Resume