Develops youth, adult and aquatic recreation programs and special events on behalf of the City's Parks and Recreation Department; responds to program inquiries and complaints; provides customer service and assistance to participants; markets and advertises Parks and Recreation Department's programs and activities; prepares various types of program records and documentation; and performs other duties relative to area of assignment as required.
Examples of Duties:
Participates in planning, coordinating, promoting, and implementing the City's recreation programming including recreation classes, aquatic programs, sports leagues, and/or athletic activities. Prepares and distributes flyers, advertisements, news releases, and other types of marketing materials used to promote the City's recreation/athletic programs, activities, and events. Updates the Parks and Recreation section of the City's website; posts public notices to the City's website regarding the Department's recreation activities and events. Responds to various types of public inquiries regarding recreation programming matters; assists in resolving patron and participant complaints. Interprets, applies, and explains rules and regulations governing recreation/aquatic programs. Coordinates participant registration process; receives and processes; provides information on rental rates and policies; receives rental fees; executes rental contracts. Oversees, coordinates, and evaluates year-round recreation programs for youth and teens; plans, organizes, and implements those programs; supervise and manage contracted instructors. Interviews applicants; coordinates program orientation and training for contracted instructors. Oversees and maintains concession operations; schedules and supervises the activities of concession operators. Coordinates the purchase of concession, cleaning, and/or other recreation supplies. Manages cash receipts for area of assignment; prepares bank deposits; reconciles cash reports; submits revenue reports to the Finance Department. Implement and supervise all outdoor aquatic programs and events, staff and facilities. Compiles statistical data; prepares various types of program records and reports. Performs other related duties as assigned or required.
Bachelor's Degree in Parks and Recreation, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Administration or related field.
Three years recreation/aquatic programming experience to include two years supervisor experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Certified Pool Operator certificate, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certificate, National Incident Management (NIMS) ICS certifications. Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.
Physical Demands/Work Environments:
Work is performed in and around municipal recreation facilities. Subject to sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, and lifting of objects up to 50 pounds; depending on area of assignment, work may be subject to swimming and occasional lifting of objects up to 100 pounds. Exposure to variable weather conditions, machinery with moving parts, electrical currents, hazardous chemicals, infectious diseases, blood borne pathogens, and irate members of the public is involved.
Internal Number: 2018-320
About City of Longview
Longview was founded in the early 1870's when Southern Pacific Railroad extended its track from Marshall westward into Gregg County. The railroad laid out a new town on land purchased from Ossamus Hitch Methvin Sr. Management for the railroad called the new settlement Longview, reportedly because of the impressive view from Mr. Methvin's house. Longview incorporated on May 17, 1871, the first community in Gregg County to do so. The population of Longview grew to 5,036 in the 1930's, and more than doubled to 13,758 by 1940 – due to the discovery of crude oil in the area. Longview's growth has continued throughout the years and has a population of 80,455 as of the 2010 Census.Longview is the county seat of Gregg County and is located on the U.S. Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 80 corridor that stretches from Dallas/Fort Worth through Shreveport/Bossier City, La., Dallas lies 125 miles west of Longview, and Shreveport is 60 miles east. Longview is proud to be the hub of East Texas outdoor recreation and leisure travel, and is famous for its fabulous festivals, fine dining and historic downtown. Our festivals start in June. The Great Texas Balloon Race is a competitive event attracting ...world class hot air balloon pilots from around the world who compete for points toward national and international titles. There are 25 lakes, within 75 miles of Longview, providing many outdoor activities.