Under limited supervision, performs supervisory and recreational work in developing, supervising and administering an athletic program of organized youth and/or adult athletic activities, a recreation program for all age groups, and related special events for the Richland County Recreation Commission. Work involves developing and organizing recreation and athletic programs for youth, adults and senior citizens; meeting with community groups and individuals to determine recreational and athletic program needs and interests; and supervising a staff of athletic and recreation directors and aides. Employee is also responsible for coordinating recreation and athletic programs and events with other agencies, evaluating current programs, and performing various operational administrative tasks in the recreation and athletic programs. Employee must exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in properly coordinating recreation and athletic programs. Employee must also exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with program participants, employees and volunteers. Reports to the Executive Director.
(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description).
Directs, coordinates and supervises Commission-sponsored recreation and athletic programs and events for preteen, teen, adult, special populations and senior citizen groups and individuals; arranges, schedules and secures necessary instructional and supervisory personnel to carry out such programs; develops, recommends and implements departmental policies pertaining to recreation and athletic programs.
Works with community groups and individuals in determining recreation and athletic program needs and interest of the community, and establishing programs to meet such needs; coordinates County programs with programs sponsored by other agencies and community groups; interacts with other Commission divisions and agencies and state and national recreation organizations.
Supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and schedules Facility Operation Division staff and deals with personnel issues as they arise. Directs continuing risk management studies; recommends and monitors capital construction and renovation projects.
Makes periodic observation and evaluation of recreation and athletic events and games for quality of competition, proper use of equipment and facilities, and sportsmanship; receives and responds to inquiries, complaints, compliments and other comments from public concerning Commission recreation and athletic activities.
Prepares budget request and justification for Facility Operation Division, allocate funds between departments and sections and approve expenditures.
Monitors routine and emergency maintenance needs of athletic fields, community centers and park facilities.
Participate in the recruitment, promotion, interviewing, hiring, and training of Division employees.
Maintains records and logs of activities and incidents pertaining to recreation and athletic programs, and prepares periodic reports.
Moves equipment; sets up tables and chairs; attends meetings; picks up and delivers supplies.
Follows up on work orders.
Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
Ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving instructions, assignments or directions to subordinates or assistants; and receiving instructions, assignments or directions from superiors.
Ability to read a variety of reports, letters and memos, forms, etc.
Ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, news releases, statistics, work orders, payment vouchers, payroll forms, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style.
Ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control and confidence.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in standard college-level English.
Ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; utilize decimals and percentages.
Ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.
Ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.
Ability to communicate via a telephone and two-way radio.
Knowledge of the principles, practices, rules and procedures of organized competitive sports and athletic and recreational activity programs.
Knowledge of the facilities, materials and equipment utilized in recreation and athletic programs, special events, and related specialties.
Knowledge of a wide variety of athletic interests and recreational activities for all age groups in the community.
Knowledge of the philosophies and objectives of public recreation and athletics programs.
Knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.
Knowledge of the requirements, policies and procedures of various media outlets necessary for promotional activities.
Knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of athletic program administration.
Skill in training, coaching and counseling participants and officials.
Ability to perceive, plan, promote, organize and coordinate athletic programs and events for all age groups.
Ability to use common office machines and popular computer drive word processing, spreadsheet and file maintenance programs.
Ability to maintain routine administrative reports and records.
Ability to plan and supervise the activities required to execute assigned recreational and athletic programs.
Ability to assign, direct and supervise the work of subordinate recreation and athletic program personnel.
Ability to compose effective correspondence.
Ability to communicate and establish rapport, understanding and confidence with participants and the general public.
Ability to exercise independent judgment in the application of program and game rules and procedures.
Ability to exercise considerable tact and courtesy in frequent contact with the public.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
Performance Evaluation Criteria: Quality of Work, Quantity of Work, Dependability, Attendance, Initiative and Enthusiasm, Judgment, Cooperation, Relationships, Coordination of Work, Safety, Planning, Organizing, Staffing Leading, Controlling, Delegating, Decision Making, Creativity, Human Relations, Policy Implementation and Policy Formulation.
Physical Demands: (Note: physical demands are representative of the physical requirements for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.)
Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including common office equipment such as copiers, calculators, etc.; and hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, shovels and rakes. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 5 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work. Requires the ability to: coordinate hands and eyes in using job-related office equipment and various hand tools; handle a variety of items, job-related office equipment, hand tools, etc.; differentiate between colors and shades of color; talk and/or hear. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
About Richland County Recreation Commission
MissionDedicated to enriching lives and connecting communities through diverse recreational opportunities.VisionTo be recognized as a leader in park management and the delivery of quality recreation programs in order to better promote health and improve the quality of life in Richland County.Vision DescriptionTo be the model recreation agency in the state of South Carolina.To be a leader in innovative parks, recreation programming and green initiatives.To be a nationally recognized leader in self-sustaining state-of-the-art recreational programming.To be recognized as “making a significant difference” in the quality of life in Richland County.To be a recognized leader in the state for preventive health programs.To be a health conscious agency through recreation and sports.To be highly effective in our community wellness programming initiatives.To see marked increase in utilization because of new programs.To be a “model agency” with superb parks, facilities and recreational programs.To become an agency with a greater number of adaptive recreation and facility options.To work in cooperation and collaboration with elected officials and community leaders.To become totally self-sufficie...nt.To be recognized by NRPA (Gold Medal Award) and maintain our CAPRA certification.To have a fully functioning Foundation that has name recognition, is self-sustaining, can enhance the needs of RCRC, conduct special events, concerts, assist in any funding shortfall from the County and has higher success rates in grant awards.Core ValuesOur Agency’s Guiding Principles are:HONESTYTRUSTRESPECTCARINGINTEGRITY