Minimum Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in specialized program area or related field and two (2) years of experience in program development; or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128.
Considerable knowledge of the principles and techniques employed in developing programs; considerable knowledge of the principles of research and evaluation of community programs and user interests; and considerable knowledge of training, facility and material resources used in a broad program offering. Ability to understand program area, social and cultural interests, needs and conditions throughout the City; ability to communicate both verbally and in writing; ability to operate computer, analyze budget and finances and manage personnel; ability to manage multiple priorities and maintain a positive work setting; and the ability to utilize the highest level of interpersonal skill in order to understand, select, develop and motivate people at any level within or outside the organization.
Physical Requirements: Physical requirements include arm and hand dexterity enough to use a keyboard and telephone; occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds; may be subject to walking, standing, sitting, reaching, balancing, bending, handling, smelling and twisting; and vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform the essential tasks.
Licenses and Certification: Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class "D" Operator's License; Certification as a Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and first aid and CPR certification is preferred in some positions. Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor, CPR for the Professional Rescuer certifications are required in some positions. Aquatics Instructor Training, Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) are highly desirable in some positions.