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Recreation Aide II

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Recreation Aide ll - Education
The City of Gainesville is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual who is innovative and forward thinking and who will embrace the organization's citizen-centered vision. The community, its elected leaders, and executive leadership team have embraced this vision.
As a  Recreation Aide ll
, you will be, but not limited to: Following and enforcing all city and departmental policies and procedures. Assisting supervisor with the planning, coordination and implementation of recreational activities, such as, special events, after school, summer camp, instructional programs, special population programs, general recreation programs and other related activities. Assisting with performing site program criteria evaluations by taking notes, providing feedback to assigned staff and following-up with supervisor. Assisting supervisor in the management of a recreation center, including but not limited to, cleaning the facility, creating work orders for repairs and making suggestions for improvement. Assisting in the development of new programs and classes. Answering public inquiries about programs. Receiving and records complaints; and informs supervisor. Assisting supervisor in responding to requests for services from the public and other agencies.
Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from  high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma
and;
Two (2) years
 of progressively responsible experience in recreational programming, instruction, or related work.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with agency accreditation, Active Net software program and municipal or governmental (VA, MWR, or state) recreation services is preferred.
Notes
: Successful  pre-employment physical examination and background screening
 are required.
American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required upon appointment. Valid Florida Driver's License is required within thirty (30) days of appointment. May be Required to Complete an Assessment(s) May create eligibility list May fill multiple positions
Embracing change is the Gainesville way of life! 
Come join our team as we shift the culture from No to Yes, from reactive to proactive, from policy-oriented to services-oriented, and from silos to teams.
Job Description
SUMMARY
Assists the Recreation Leader with the development, implementation, and coordination of a variety of recreational programs and activities within an assigned City recreational facility. Provides oversight and guidance to Recreation Aide I.
Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its oversight of assigned recreational programs and activities.
EXAMPLES OF WORK**
**This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Follows and enforces all city and departmental policies and procedures.
Assists supervisor with the planning, coordination and implementation of recreational activities, such as, special events, sports leagues, instructional programs, special population programs, dances, general recreation programs and other related activities.
Assists with performing site program criteria evaluations by taking notes, providing feedback to assigned staff and following-up with supervisor.
Assists in the development of new programs and classes.
Answers public inquiries about programs. Receives and records complaints; and informs supervisor. Assists supervisor in responding to requests for services from the public and other agencies.
Assists in the collection of surveys related to the evaluation of programs and makes recommendations for modifications and improvements.
Opens and closes park and recreation facilities and buildings, according to schedule.
Maintains registration, participation, inventory and expenditure records for recreation programs. Provides monthly report of these records.
Oversees facility and program safety and risk management. Reports needed maintenance and repairs to supervisor.
Assists in marketing recreational programs including meeting with community groups and implementing new concepts, such as, computerized program registration.
Enforces published schedules and coordinates assigned staff.
Maintains facility, equipment and supply inventory; keeps all equipment and supplies in good working condition; and/or cares for livestock and other live animals, including but not limited to, invertebrates, fish, reptiles and amphibians.
Assists with selection, promotion, discharge and recommends other appropriate personnel actions. Assists with pre-employment testing and training of staff.
Assists with swimming lessons by providing support and supervision both in and out of the water.
Transports participants and/or staff, depending upon assignment and work location.
Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
May act in the absence of the Recreation Leader and/or Recreation Supervisor.
Conducts routine maintenance tasks at parks facilities and buildings.
Prepares recreational facilities for classes, meetings, events and activities, may include setting up chairs and tables, moving furniture and equipment.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma and two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in recreational programming, instruction, or related work.
CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES
Licenses
Valid Florida Driver's License is required within thirty (30) days of appointment.
Certifications
General (all areas):
American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required upon appointment.
Sports (Aquatics and Athletics):
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) is required upon appointment.
American Red Cross Lifeguard (LG) Instructor is required upon appointment.
National Alliance for Youth Sports certification as a Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) is required upon appointment.
      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
General (all areas):
Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and materials of recreation programs and activities.
Knowledge of the materials, tools, and equipment associated with leading recreation programs and activities.
Knowledge of occupational hazards (including environmental hazards) and accident prevention methods.
Knowledge of personal computers and related software.
Ability to work effectively with coworkers and the general public.
Ability to handle cash, keep accurate records and prepare reports.
Ability to enforce schedule and coordinate assigned staff.
Ability to work independently and make sound decisions based on policy, procedure and circumstances.
Education (Centers/Environmental Education):
Knowledge of animal husbandry and plant cultivation.
Knowledge of Florida natural and cultural history.
Sports (Aquatics and Athletics):
Knowledge of athletic rules and regulations.
Knowledge of principles and methods of water safety and aquatic recreation programming.
Knowledge of swimming pool maintenance practices and methods, including water chemistry applications.
Ability to train and supervise aquatic staff, including teaching required certifications.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
General (all areas):
Work requires physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential job functions, including the ability to lift, carry, push or pull 50 pounds without assistance.
Work requires the ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals, including but not limited to: water treatment, gasoline, motor oil, household cleaning and maintenance chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides.
Must conform to grooming and dress codes (uniforms furnished).
Education (Centers/Environmental Education):
Ability to work with and around live animals.
Facilities:
Ability to climb stairs and ladders to the height of twelve (12) feet.
Sports (Aquatics/Athletics):
Ability to climb stairs and ladders to the height of twelve (12) feet.
Ability to use respiratory protection equipment, including self-contained breathing units.
Ability to pass the American Red Cross Lifeguard swim test and be able to swim down to a depth of sixteen (16) feet.
Possess normal color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, distance vision and close vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work requires performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.
Must be able to work a varying schedule outside normal business hours [e.g. early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays].
To learn more about benefits offered from the City of Gainesville / Gainesville Regional Utilities, please visit our benefits page at:

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Do you possess a high school diploma or an acceptable equivalency diploma (GED)?
Yes
No
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Please select the answer that best describes your years of full time experience in recreational programming, instruction, or related work.***EXPERIENCE MUST BE SHOWN ON APPLICATION FOR CONSIDERATION***
0 - less than 6 months
6 months to less than 1 year
1 year to less than 2 years
More than 2 years
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Please describe your experience in recreational programming, instruction, or related work you have performed during the past/current employment. NOTE: Entering See Resume / See Application does not qualify as an acceptable response.
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Do you understand that American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required upon appointment?
Yes
No
05
Do you understand that a valid Florida Driver's License is required within thirty (30) days of appointment?
Yes
No
06
Please select from the option below where you initially learned about this employment opportunity:
City of Gainesville Website
Governmentjobs.com
Career Source
Word of Mouth
College Job Posting
Other
Prefer not to disclose
Guardian
Recruiter
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If you selected Other from the above option, please identify the event, activity or source where you initially learned about this employment opportunity. Please type N/A if this question does not apply to you.*
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City of Gainesville
Website
****Address
222 E. University Ave
PO BOX 490
Gainesville, Florida, 32627
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