Assistant Recreation Supervisor

James City County Parks & Recreation
5320 Palmer Lane Suite 2A, Williamsburg, VA
Job Type
$11.99 per hour plus Partial County Benefits
Required Education
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to 48 semester hours of college credit coursework;


James City County Parks and Recreation seeks responsible individuals to assist with overseeing the comprehensive Before and After School Program and Summer Camp Program to include daily program schedule planning, activity leadership, and record keeping. The average work schedule is Monday-Friday between 7:00 am – 9:30 am and/or 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm (with the exception of current school changes due to COVID-19. Staff may be asked to work 6-5 hr. shifts each day, but not to exceed 28 hrs. per week. Work hours may include occasional day, evening, or weekends. Summer Camp hours will include 6-8 hr. shifts, each day, between the hours of 7:00 am – 6:00 pm. Responsibilities:

  • Organize, lead, teach, and oversee a variety of recreational activities such as arts and crafts, sports, outdoor games, educational program components, etc. for children ages 5-14; supervise participants on field trips; plan daily activity and snack schedule; and coordinate family involvement.
  • Implement and ensure compliance with State-licensed program rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Assist Recreation Supervisor with the effective supervision of assigned staff; assist Recreation Supervisor with maintaining program within budget limitations; keep accurate records/statistics and completes necessary site paperwork; report all accidents, incidents, and disciplinary actions to supervisor; and, act as Site Supervisor in absence of the Recreation Supervisor.
  • Ensure a safe environment and proper use, inventory and upkeep of site facilities, vehicles, supplies, and equipment; develop and enforce site rules; open, close, and secure facility daily.

Required Experience

Some experience in staff management, instructional procedures and practices, and working with children of different ages and abilities, preferably in a recreational, state-licensed, or educational setting; some supervisory experience preferred.
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Virginia driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record based on James City County’s criteria.
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 60 days of hire, certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer certification, First Aid certification, and Medicine Administration; training in passenger van safety and county sponsored OSHA training
Must obtain a minimum of 24 hours of staff training and development through in-service training, individual study, classroom training, seminars or conference annually.
Considerable knowledge of stages of growth and development, safety and health practices of different age groups and abilities, different types of demographics and associated needs, and planning different recreational activities; knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service; and, knowledge of leadership techniques.

Employee Benefits

Partial County Benefits to include Long Term Care Insurance, Funeral Leave, School and Volunteer Leave, Civil Leave, Military Leave, Eleven Paid Holidays, Deferred Compensation, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Time Off, access to the Sick Leave Bank, Tuition Assistance and the Working Toward Wellness Program.

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