This is professional and administrative work in the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Pensacola.
An employee in this class is responsible for assisting, organizing, and coordinating athletic programs and special events within the Parks and Recreation Department. Although duties are performed under direct supervision, some independent judgment and initiative is required.
Responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating diverse athletic programs in the City of Pensacola to include organizing, and monitoring structured sports leagues as well as providing customer service.
Conducts program area evaluations, and operational studies as needed to obtain information required to make recommendations/modifications to athletic programs, policies, and procedures to ensure assigned programs meet the needs of the general public and program participants.
Assists in the forecasting and oversight of assigned programs and related activities to include recommending desired staffing, and identifying equipment, material, and supplies based on anticipated attendance.
Assists with organizing and coordinating athletic programs and special events.
Prepares facilities for use to ensure appropriate equipment and supplies are available for classes and athletic events held at various facilities.
Prepares and distributes promotional materials advertising upcoming events to encourage attendance and participation.
Maintains and enforces proper discipline, safety, and health standards to provide for environments conducive for athletic activities while also helping to minimize potential harm to participants.
Maintains attendance records and prepares financial reports documenting athletic participation within the program to track value added and effectiveness of assigned programs.
Performs a variety of general and routine administrative tasks in support of athletic programs to include typing, filing, sorting mail, tracking inventory, and other tasks as needed to efficiently deliver programs.
Develops and maintains relationships with other athletic organizations within the community in order to obtain feedback regarding effectiveness of current programs as well as potential future programs to consider by the Department.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of sports management principles and methods used in organizing and directing play athletics to ensure a safe and effective environment are maintained in the execution of athletic activities.
Knowledge of program management techniques and best practices as well as recommended staffing levels as need to properly provide recommendations for program staffing to ensure programs are delivered as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Knowledge of budgeting best practices as needed to help manage, oversee, and forecast present and future budgetary needs for assigned functional areas as well as maintaining proper related documentation as required by laws, ordinances, and policies.
Knowledge of instruction techniques and methodologies as needed to deliver program and activity information to participants from a variety of different demographics.
Knowledge of effective communication techniques as needed to communicate with audiences from a variety of different backgrounds to include dealing with difficult people as well as other communication techniques used to calm escalated matters.
Knowledge of risk management and lawful use as it relates to utilization of local rivers, bayous, bays, and wildernesses to ensure for safe execution of the outdoor recreational programs.
Ability to use organizational skills to prioritize duties, and to plan, coordinate, and schedule various activities.
Ability to monitor and evaluate program effectiveness and to make recommendations for necessary changes.
Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with others both orally and in writing to convey department information.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public to ensure proper delivery of youth sports and outdoor recreational programs.
Ability to officiate a variety of athletic activities.
Ability to follow departmental and City-wide policies and procedures as they relate to the general work processes for recreation services program planning and implementation.
Minimum Preparation For Work
Minimum Preparation for Work:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in recreation, leisure services, physical education or related field; and
Three (3) years of experience in the field of recreation, preferably working with children in both areas of responsibility.
Combination of education, training, and/or work experience equal to or greater than the requirements listed above as determined by Human Resources.
Necessary Special Requirements:
Possession of an appropriate Florida State license for equipment operated and any license, training or certification required by law or regulation to complete assigned tasks.
Possession of CDL Class B within 120 days of hire.
Possession of CPR/First Aid Certification within 60 days of hire.