Recreation Specialist I (Specialized Recreation) (Shoreline)

17500 Midvale Avenue North

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compensation: Fully Benefited, $24.66 - $31.25 Hourly
employment type: part-time

CLOSING DATE: 09/29/19 11:59 PM


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Weekly schedule:
Part-time, 0.60 FTE, 24 hours per week
Monday -Thursday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM and additional hours assigned throughout the month, including some weekend hours
Job offer to the most successful candidate is contingent upon verification of driving history and a successful passing of a criminal background check.

To lead and assist in implementing recreation activities by overseeing extra help and patron participation. Provide administrative support to recreation programs, prepare recreational facilities for participant use and provide guidance for classes, activities and special events. This position will also help provide support for city of Shoreline special events, including, but limited to, day of event support, pre-event preparation and on-going event activities.

This is the first level class within the Recreation Specialist series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Recreation Specialist II by performing the full range of duties as assigned with support and assistance from an assigned supervisor or manager. The duties include planning, implementing and leading recreational activities in assigned areas. Employees at this level receive regular instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Receives supervision from the assigned supervisor or manager. Provides lead guidance to extra help personnel as assigned.


ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Common Essential Functions:
Lead recreation activities on a daily basis in the areas of specialized recreation, including community events.
Prepare recreational facilities for use; ensure that appropriate equipment is available for classes and events; set up and take down equipment.
Perform a variety of administrative tasks in support of recreation programs.
Provide information on activities, schedules, and registration requirements.
Implement large and small group activities and community events; guide and participate in a variety of recreational activities (e.g.: music, art, sports and outdoor recreation.)
Provide oversight, instruction and a safe environment for on-site recreational activities; including participants, extra help staff and volunteers.
Assist in promoting recreation activities in the community.
Assist in monitoring and evaluating recreation programs.
Assist in the development and implementation of recreation activities and provide input on facility goals, and priorities.
Monitor the use of recreational facilities, including adherence to all applicable safety and facility rules and regulations.
Operate office equipment to perform administrative tasks including computers and various software applications, copiers, fax machines and telephones.
Provide oversight, instruction and a safe environment for on-site recreational activities; including participants, extra help staff and volunteers.
Provide appropriate health and human services referrals to patrons.
Supervise field trips for participants.
Assist in maintaining attendance reports, activity logs, incident/accident reports and related records.
Specialized Recreation Focus:
Provide supervision to program participants with developmental and physical disabilities.
Interact and engage with guardians and caretakers of participants to ensure proper support is given to participants.


Knowledge of:
Basic operations, services and activities of recreation programming.
Basic principles of working with participants with developmental and physical disabilities.
Principles and practices of recreation program development and implementation.
Principles, methods and techniques of instruction in assigned areas.
Methods and techniques of organizing and leading recreation activities.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.
Basic recreation facilities, including equipment.
Rules, practices, techniques and equipment used in a wide range of recreation activities.
Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Ability to:
Assist in the implementation of daily activities for assigned program areas.
Work with diverse populations.
Lead program participants in recreational activities in assigned areas.
Assist in promoting recreation activities and programs in the community.
Establish and maintain a safe environment.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Lead volunteers and extra help staff.
Assist in operating and maintaining recreation facilities.
Set up and take down equipment for recreation programs and special events.
Maintain accurate records and files.
Use MS Office products at a functional level.
Analyze problems and identify alternate solutions.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

Experience and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
One year of experience working with recreation activities involving participants in one or more of the areas of recreation (children, youth, adults, seniors with developmental and physical disabilities).

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Some college level coursework in recreation, education, social services or a related field is desired.

Possession of a current First Aid/CPR certification or certified within 3 months of hire.
Valid Washington State Driver's License required with an acceptable driving record
or a successful candidate with a valid non-Washington State issued driver's license must acquire a Washington State issued Driver's License within 3 months of hire.
Employment is contingent upon successfully passing state/federal pre-employment background checks.

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