Community Recreation Specialist/ Recreation Assistant

Wythe County Parks and Recreation
Published
11/29/2021
Location
340 South 6th Street, Wytheville, VA 24382, Wytheville, VA
Category
Job Type
Job Code
Wythe County Community Recreation Specialist
Salary
$26,453 plus benefits, commensurate with experience and education
Required Education
Preferred Associates or higher in related field
Attention
Kevin Williams

Description

Education and Experience:

  • Preferred Associate degree or higher in parks and recreation, community health and fitness, physical education, leisure studies or related field
  • Experience in parks and recreation, programming and special event planning
  • Experience or knowledge in the following areas
    • Youth and adult programs
    • Media outreach, promotions and public speaking
    • Special events development and operation
    • Fitness programs
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and access requirements
    • Staff hiring, supervision, evaluation and training, particularly for fitness instructors and programmatic leaders.

 

Responsible to:

  • Reports to, works at the direction of and is evaluated by Parks & Recreation Director.

 

Duties:

  • Plans, operates and facilitates community programs, classes and events.
  • Employs and entrepreneurial approach to work, proactively initiating, managing and sustaining new programs in response to community needs.
  • Serves as liaison between departments and community groups.
  • Works with public- and private-sector partners to reserve space for programs.
  • Promotes use of county parks, trails and recreation facilities.
  • Partners with media, social media and the public to increase awareness of and participation in county recreational programs
  • Prepares media releases on upcoming events
    • Utilizing social media, press, TV and radio as available.
  • Helps ensure recreation department’s compliance with all local, state and federally mandated programs and requirements for access.
  • Assists in supervising/managing Rural Retreat Campground and Pool.
    • Includes but not limited to maintenance at campground and pool.
    • Develops community programs for increasing pool usage.
  • Assists in supervising sporting events as needed.
  • Support the overall development and growth of the department’s offerings & initiatives.
  • Operation of a county vehicle to complete program tasks.
  • Completes all other duties as assigned by the Director.

 

Special Requirements

  • Physical work requires the occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; frequently requires standing, kneeling, walking, lifting, etc.; requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions
  • Works in a variety of settings, including assigned county office space, schools, outdoors and in a variety of program spaces.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Basic computer and technology skills, including smartphones, computer software, and social media, among others.

Required Experience

 Preferred Associate degree or higher in parks and recreation, community health and fitness, physical education, leisure studies or related field
 Experience in parks and recreation, programming and special event planning
 Experience or knowledge in the following areas
 Youth and adult programs
 Media outreach, promotions and public speaking
 Special events development and operation
 Fitness programs
 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and access requirements
 Staff hiring, supervision, evaluation and training, particularly for fitness instructors and programmatic leaders.

Employee Benefits

Health, VRS

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