FLSA: Exempt

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(S16) $54,724.80 - $82,035.20 a year

JOB CODE: 116400


Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

JOB PURPOSE: The selected candidate will be responsible for performing diverse supervisory and administrative tasks in directing the overall parks and recreation program for a small to medium group of neighborhood, conservation, urban relief and/or major parks and related programming and/or facilities.


  • Plans, organizes, schedules, directs, and coordinates programming, operation and maintenance of all facilities within the assigned area.

  • Ensures compliance with applicable safety, maintenance and programming practices and standards.

  • Directs/oversees the planning and organization of major and minor sports, social programs, classes, and special events designed to meet community needs.

  • Solicits active interest, participation and support of neighborhood and community groups. Interprets and enforces department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Teaches first aid.

  • Participates in compiling manuals for various programs.

  • Plans and conducts periodic staff meetings.

  • Coordinates the recruitment of various short-term and intermittent assistants and instructors for activities.

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of programs and activities.

  • Maintains payroll, personnel and inventory records.

  • Assigns work or submits work orders to assure proper maintenance of facilities and equipment.

  • Coordinates the provision of resources including supplies, tools and equipment.

  • Prepares budget request for assigned area and recommends capital equipment purchases and capital improvement projects.

  • Prepares reports and statistical studies.

  • Plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of subordinate supervisory and operations staff.

  • Recommends employment, promotion, discipline, demotion, and dismissal of subordinate employees as necessary.

  • Responds to employee grievances.

  • Completes performance evaluations; responds to requests for leave; ensures that subordinate employees receive appropriate orientation and training; plans and conducts staff meetings.

  • Performs related work as required.


  • Knowledge of theory, principles, practices, and techniques of parks and recreation programming and maintenance.

  • Knowledge of the wide variety of recreational interests in the community.

  • Knowledge of public relations and public recreation policies, procedures and methods.

  • Knowledge of facilities and equipment needed in a parks and recreation programs including maintenance requirements.

  • Working knowledge of effective supervisory techniques; office management, records keeping and report writing; first aid and CPR.

  • Ability to coordinate a parks and recreation program for all ages and interests.

  • Ability to supervise, assign and review the work of others.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, civic groups and the general public.

  • Ability to operate and instruct others in the operation of equipment.

  • Ability to maintain records; prepare and interpret written reports and impart them effectively; perform activities requiring light to moderate physical exertion.

  • Ability to operate a light motor vehicle if required.

  • Skill in the operation and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities and equipment.


    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation administration or a related field and five (5) years of experience in the conduct and administration of parks and recreation activities including three (3) years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


  • Possession of: a valid Florida driver's license.

  • First Aid, CPR and CPRP certification are desirable.


    Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of May 14, 2013. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

    4-30-13 (116400)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 5/14/2013 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.