FLSA: Hourly

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(018) $14.10 - $20.06 an hour     $29,328.00 - $41,724.80 a year

JOBCODE: 00152


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 planning, promoting and conducting recreational activities at an assigned recreation center, community center, preschool or playground.


  • Plans, promotes and conducts recreational activities.

  • Teaches and oversees games and sports activities.

  • Organizes sports, social activities and special events.

  • Assists participants in use of computer labs.

  • Schedules center and playground activities.

  • May be required to transport participants in department vehicle or travel between sites.

  • Maintains discipline at assigned area and confers with parents regarding discipline problems.

  • Teaches fair play and sportsmanship.

  • Administers minor first aid; promotes safety.

  • Maintains athletic equipment; performs building and field maintenance as necessary.

  • Receives monies from class participants; writes receipts for supplies and equipment; restocks supplies.

  • Oversees operation and performs maintenance of/on assigned area as required.

  • Attends and conducts sessions at meetings, workshops and training clinics.

  • Coordinates special programs, events, and travel arrangements; coordinates programs and activities with coworkers and supervisor.

  • Promotes good public relations with community.

  • Performs clerical work such as RecTrac entry, typing or filing; orders supplies, equipment, etc.

  • Inspects recreational facilities, apparatus, and equipment to ensure safety and cleanliness.

  • Enforces proper safety practices and occupational safety rules and regulations to prevent hazardous conditions and protect employees and the public from harm.

  • Performs related work as required.


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

  • Knowledge of computers and computer programs, and basic knowledge of record keeping.

  • Knowledge of instructional techniques.

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

  • Ability to provide instruction to participants engaged in group games and sports.

  • Ability to counsel and advise participants.

  • Ability to stimulate public participation and support for recreational activities.

  • Ability to maintain records and compile reports.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other 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.

  • Skill in administering first aid and CPR.

  • Skill in the care and maintenance of facilities, grounds, and recreational equipment.


    Graduation from an accredited high school and completion of one (1) year of college and one (1) year of experience in organized recreational programs, preferably in an instructional capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


  • Possession of Standard First Aid and CPR Certificates, or the ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.

  • Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License; a Florida Class “C” License within 6 months of employment.


    Evaluation of training and experience.

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of May 15, 2014. 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.

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    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 5/15/2014 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.