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01 Aug
Recreation Supervisor - Casper Recreation Center

Class Summary

Assigned to: Recreation Center

Total Compensation Package

Incumbents are responsible for coordinating a broad range of activities and operations related to a recreational facility or area including supervising assigned staff. Responsibilities may include selecting, training, and scheduling staff; assigning tasks and monitoring performance; monitoring the maintenance of facilities and equipment; purchasing equipment, materials, and supplies; developing and monitoring a budget; marketing facilities and services; recommending and implementing goals, policies and procedures; maintaining records; and preparing operational and financial reports. Receives general guidance from the Recreation Manager and higher level supervisory staff.

This position is driving essential (see driving requirements below).

Typical Class Essential Duties

  1. Supervises assigned staff to include: authorizing time off, approving payroll and hiring; prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.

  2. Coordinates and assigns day-to-day activities of assigned staff and prioritizes projects relating to a recreation facility or area.

  3. Develops, organizes and evaluates recreational programs and services including identifying community needs, evaluating trends, recommending new/revised programs, and scheduling facilities, staff, contractors, and equipment.

  4. Monitors equipment and supply inventories; purchases equipment and supplies as needed; maintains equipment as necessary.

  5. Establishes schedules and methods for providing recreation services; identifies resource needs; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; and allocates resources accordingly.

  6. Monitors the condition and operation of recreational facilities, grounds, and equipment; documents conditions; coordinates repairs as needed.

  7. Meets with public groups, clubs, organizations, and agencies to explain and promote community services, activities, and programs that encourage community participation.

  8. Conducts accident and injury investigations after each incident and implements corrective actions to ensure the hazard is reduced or eliminated.

  9. Assists with budget preparation and administration; prepares costs estimates and justifications for budget items; submits and approves invoices for payment and monitors expenses to align with budget allocated.

  10. Keeps current on new trends and innovations in recreation services.

  11. Prepares operational and statistical reports.

  12. Responds to and resolves citizen concerns and complaints.

  13. Represents the City of Casper by responding to the public, citizens, its employees, and others in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner while continuously maintaining a positive customer service demeanor.

  14. Follows all City safety procedures. Reports all accidents/incidents to supervisor.

  15. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable age-appropriate activities, programs, and materials.

  • Basic operational characteristics, services and activities of a recreation program.

  • Current trends and innovations of recreation services and activities.

  • Applicable Federal, State, Local and City government codes, rules and regulations relating to the various aspects of a recreation program.

  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.

  • Safety procedures.

  • Public relation principles.

  • Record maintenance systems and techniques.

  • Research methods and techniques.

  • Data analysis methods.

  • Mathematical and statistical principles.

  • Customer service principles.

  • Computers and related software applications.

  • Basic principles of municipal budgeting preparation and control; inventory principles.

Abilities (position requirements at entry):

Ability to:

  • Prepare and distribute publicity concerning new or ongoing recreation services.

  • Understand community needs in a variety of recreation areas and evaluate activities according to those needs.

  • Plan, develop and implement a variety of recreation programs and services.

  • Develop bid specifications for the purchase of capital equipment.

  • Coordinate the work of personnel.

  • Create and review reports; perform analysis.

  • Manage projects and programs efficiently.

  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

  • Follow applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.

  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance.

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Follow written and verbal instructions and direction.

  • Provide leadership and direction.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Skills (position requirements at entry):

Skill in:

  • Monitoring and evaluating employees.

  • Delegating and prioritizing work.

  • Conflict resolution.

  • Training employees.

  • Speaking in public.

  • Technical writing.

  • Time management.

  • Project management.

  • Providing customer service.

  • Performing mathematical and statistical calculations.

  • Basic principles of budgeting.

  • Compiling, analyzing, and summarizing information.

  • Oral and written communication, sufficient to exchange or convey effective information and to give/receive work direction.

  • Operating modern office equipment, software and operating systems/applications.

Training, Experience & Certifications

Training and Experience

  • Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible experience in the administration of recreation programs and/or facilities.

  • Minimum of two years of experience working as a supervisor.

  • Associate's Degree in recreation administration or a closely related field.

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Licensing and Certification Requirements

Licensing Requirements:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Wyoming Driver's License.

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, First Aid and CPR certificates.

Supplemental Information & Physical Requirements

The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Employment with the City of Casper is contingent upon a successful background screen and pre-employment drug test. Applicants who have failed a pre-employment screen or have been terminated from the City of Casper are ineligible for employment consideration for 12 months. You will become eligible for consideration 12 months from the date of your incident (pre-employment screen or termination).

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must utilize direct deposit for payroll purposes.

Driving records are required for all new employees regardless of the position's driving requirements. If the employee has not held a Wyoming driver's license for the last three years, the employee must provide at their own initiation and expense a driving record from their previous state(s) of residence.

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Driving Requirements:

For driving essential positions, employment with the City of Casper is contingent upon a satisfactory driving record. A driving record that reflects any of the following criteria is considered unsatisfactory:

1) Convicted of three (3) or more moving violations within the previous 36 months (three separate, individual incidents);

2) A conviction within the previous 36 months of any of the following:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;

  • Leaving the scene of an accident;

  • Fleeing to avoid arrest;

  • Reckless Driving;

  • Homicide or assault by motor vehicle;

  • Driving without auto insurance;

  • Driving on a suspended license;

  • Refusal to take blood/breathalyzer test for suspected DUI or impaired driving.

If you have questions regarding the background screen, pre-employment drug test or driving record, please contact the Human Resources Office at (307)235-8344 prior to accepting a job offer.