FLSA: Hourly

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(022) $15.27 - $21.69 an hour     $31,761.60 - $45,115.20 a year

JOB CODE: 001153


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 lead tasks of average difficulty at an assigned recreation center, community center, preschool or playground.


  • Coordinating activities of an assigned recreation area.

  • Planning, promoting, conducting, teaching, and overseeing play activities, team sports, after school programs, crafts, contests, and other activities.

  • Assisting participants in use of computer labs.

  • Conferring with supervisor about organizational administration problems.

  • Transporting participants in department vehicle or travel between sites may be required.

  • Teaching reading readiness, math concepts, and safety.

  • Promoting good public relations in the community.

  • Preparing promotional materials such as fliers and posters.

  • Assisting clubs and civic groups in conducting recreational activities.

  • Recommending programs based on needs analysis of the community.

  • Interpreting departmental policies and rules for the general public.

  • Overseeing lower level recreation personnel, and custodial personnel.

  • Providing input into performance evaluations for lower level staff.

  • Overseeing security and building and equipment maintenance.

  • Inspecting recreational facilities, apparatus and equipment to ensure safety and cleanliness, performs field maintenance when required.

  • Maintaining inventory of supplies; submits requisitions for needed repairs and supplies.

  • Operating audiovisual equipment such as tape players, film and slide projectors for recreational shows and productions.

  • Maintaining attendance and financial records and prepares reports.

  • Collecting money for classes and purchases supplies.

  • Attempting to trace and collect delinquent fees.

  • Attending and conducting sessions at meetings, workshops and training clinics; administers first aid.

  • Performing related work as required.


  • Knowledge of techniques relating to a wide variety of organized recreation activities.

  • Working knowledge of rules and conduct of a variety of sports and games.

  • Knowledge of public relations principles and practices.

  • Knowledge of computer skills.

  • Knowledge of records keeping and report writing.

  • Ability to stimulate interest in recreational activities for all age groups.

  • Ability to oversee the work of others.

  • Ability to provide leadership in coordinating and conducting recreational activities.

  • Ability to maintain records and compile reports.

  • Ability to administer first aid.

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

  • Ability to perform activities requiring light to moderate physical exertion.

  • Ability to operate a light motor vehicle if required.

  • Ability to work nights, weekends holidays.

  • Skill in administering first aid.

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


    Graduation from an accredited high school and completion of two (2) years of college and three (3) years experience in organized recreation programs, preferably in an instructional capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


  • Possession of: Standard First Aid and CPR Certificates within six (6) months of appointment.

  • A valid Florida driver's license; a Florida CDL Class "C" with passenger endorsement within six (6) months of appointment.

    TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of August 2, 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.

    7-18-13; 7-29-13 (001153)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 8/2/2013 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.