FLSA: Exempt

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(S06) $35,588.80 - $53,331.20 a year

JOBCODE: 116020


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 perform supervisory and administrative work managing a special use facility such as a playground activity center, art studio, or year round pool.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Parks and Recreation Center Coordinator is expected to:

  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise programming, custodial and grounds maintenance activities for a special use facility.

  • Assign, schedule, train, supervise, and review the work of subordinates.

  • Organize, promote and evaluate programs, classes, and special events designed to meet community needs.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable safety and maintenance practices and standards.

  • Collect, track, and deposit fees; manage attendance and financial records.

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

  • Solicit active interest, participation and the support of neighborhood and community groups.

  • Work flexible hours.

  • Perform additional duties relating to the successful execution of this position.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Parks and Recreation Center Coordinator is expected to have:

  • Knowledge of community needs and how to service those needs efficiently and effectively.

  • Knowledge of and the ability to implement appropriate practices, methods, and techniques of parks and recreation maintenance and programming.

  • Knowledge of and the ability to maintain proper records.

  • The ability to prepare and interpret written reports and impart them effectively.

  • The ability to coordinate with public and private groups to develop partnerships.

  • The ability to plan, assign, coordinate, supervise, and review the work of subordinate personnel.

  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinate personnel, peers, representatives of other city departments, and the public.

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.


Graduation from an accredited high school and two (2) years of college coursework in parks and recreation administration or a related field and three (3) years of experience in public parks and recreation programming and/or maintenance including one (1) year as a lead worker; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


  • Possession of: a valid Florida driverís license.

  • First Aid, CPR certification and Certified Parks and Recreation Professional status desired.


    Evaluation of training 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 September 2, 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.

    8-19-14 (116020)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 9/2/2014 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.