Company: Town of West Hartford
Posted on: April 5, 2021
The Town of West Hartford Announces an Open Competitive
Examinationfor the Position of Recreation Specialist(Senior Center)
APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ELECTRONICALLY
Application Deadline: Salary Range:Monday, April 19, 2021 $49,790 -
$58,214 Job Purpose The job entails recreational supervisory work
of a varied nature at the Town's skating rink, swimming pool, golf
courses, tennis courts or other recreational facilities. Work
involves assisting facility managers, Leisure Services Manager
and/or Leisure Services Director in the selection, scheduling,
training and supervision of temporary employees at various Town
facilities. Specialists work with the facility managers and the
Director of Leisure Services and Social Services in preparation of
the budget and the planning and administration of departmental
programs. Specialists work as and supervise part-time employees in
capacities including but not limited to skating rink attendant,
life guard and water safety instructor, golf course starter and
ranger, tennis court supervisor and gymnasium specialist. Note:
This position will plan and develop programming and activities for
seniors at the Elmwood Community Center. Work Environment Work is
performed at a Leisure Services facility (Ice Rink, Pool, Golf
Course, etc.), and is not confined to a business office
environment. Work is performed with independence and initiative,
referring unusual problems to the Facility Supervisor or Leisure
Services Manager. Manages multiple priorities adhering to
established time frames and performance standards. Must be mobile,
able to push/pull light objects, occasionally lift objects up to 30
pounds. Must be able to bend and reach. Must be able to perform
such tasks as writing, filing, typing, using a calculator, and
skills which require hand-eye coordination such as using a personal
computer. Must be able to sit or stand for prolonged periods.
Frequent interaction with people utilizing extensive oral and
written communication. Must be able to concentrate on fine details
with constant interruption, attend to tasks/functions for more than
forty-five to sixty (45-60) minutes at a time, remember multiple
assignments given over long periods of time, and understand the
theories behind several related concepts. Must be able to
communicate and be understood clearly; hearing requirements include
the ability to effectively interact with customers in person or by
telephone. Work schedule subject to facility requirements and may
include evening shifts, weekend shifts and rotating shifts.
Essential Job Functions
- Provides direction and supervision at the skating rink during
peak program periods and assumes responsibility for the entire rink
operation in the absence of the Rink Manager.
- Conducts instructional swim classes and provides lifeguard
supervision during recreational swim periods at the town pools. May
serve as Head Lifeguard in the absence of Aquatic
- Serves as a starter and/or ranger at any of the Town's golf
courses, maintaining proper records and supervision.
- Assists in scheduling cultural programs and school year
activities including, but not limited to dance, handicraft,
gymnastics, informal and league basketball, dramatics and
- Operates equipment relative to program area (for example,
- Assists in the coordination of and provides supervision for the
outdoor activity areas.
- Provides supervision for programs a scheduled at Town Leisure
Services facilities and at local school gymnasiums and
- Assists facility manager with budget preparation.
- Interviews and makes recommendations for the hiring of
- May conduct training sessions for temporary employees.
- Assists in the approval of time cards and record maintenance
for temporary employees.
- Performs related duties as required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of organized public
- Knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques and
equipment of group recreational activities and planned recreational
- Knowledge of first aid methods and safety precautions.
- Knowledge of mechanical principles and practices.
- Ability to interview, train and supervise temporary
- Ability to plan, organize and supervise recreational and
cultural programs based upon community preferences and
- Knowledge of and ability to operate program specific
- Ability to develop long-range and short-term strategic
communication plans for the purpose of informing, entertaining,
engaging or changing behavior/opinion of targeted publics.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships
with associates and the general public.
Minimum Qualifications Graduation from a four year college or
university with specialization in recreation, physical education or
related field; or four years' experience as a recreation leader; or
any equivalent combination of education and experience. Method of
Selection Weight Passing Score Oral Board Examination 100% 70
Applicants must obtain a passing score of 70% on the Oral Board
Examination to be placed on the Eligible List for this position.
The Town reserves the right to limit the number of qualified
candidates invited to participate in any portion of the selection
process. An individual appointed to the position must
satisfactorily complete a one (1) year probationary period.
Application Process Applications may be accessed on the Jobs page
of the West Hartford website, . Applications must be completed no
later than Monday, April 19, 2021, unless the Director of Employee
Services extends such date.
APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ELECTRONICALLY
The Town of West Hartford shall not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical disability
or sexual orientation. The Department of Employee Services provides
reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an
accommodation on the application or testing process, please contact
the Employee Services Department.
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