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Position Title:                Recreation Assistant

Department:                  Recreation

Reports To:                   Recreation Director

FLSA Status:                 Non-Exempt

Salary:                          $12.00 - $14.00/hr ($25,000-$29,000)

Last Update:                  June, 2019

Job Summary:

The Recreation Assistant performs a wide variety of tasks to facilitate recreational programs, special events, sports, and facility maintenance.

Job Scope:

The Recreation Assistant works under the direction of the Recreation Director, with supervision from the Sports Coordinator and Program Coordinator.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares program spaces for events including set-up and clean-up of all necessary equipment; sports and special events.
  • Manages and supervises a small number of recreational programs and activities.
  • Assists with budgeting and planning of recreational programs and activities.
  • Assists with production of Departmental events and functions.
  • Supervision of programs during activity times.
  • Assists citizens in registration for available classes, activities, and customer service.
  • Performs athletic field preparation and maintenance related to natural turfed baseball, softball, and soccer fields (dragging, lining, painting, bases, and goals, etc.).
  • Assists in the completion of best turf care practices including over seeding, mowing, aerating, thatching, watering, fertilizing, spraying, etc.
  • General grounds and facility maintenance work on equipment, buildings, and grounds; including raking leaves, cleaning walkways, removing debris, etc. 
  • Utilizes a wide variety of hand and power tools and landscape maintenance equipment including rotary and reel mowers, tractors, trenchers, utility vehicles, sprayers, weed eaters, chainsaw, etc.
  • As needed, repairs, moves and installs recreation equipment such as bleachers, benches, picnic tables, etc. 
  • Performs general maintenance duties not limited to; emptying, cleaning and lining waste receptacles, cleaning disinfecting, and restocking restrooms. 
  • Attends seminars and training as designated.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.

Education, Certification, and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent. 
  • Prefer graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in the field of Parks and Recreation or related field and/or equivalent work experience and education.
  • Ability to manage multiple functions effectively.
  • Must be self-motivated and adaptable.
  • Understanding of computer software programs, including recreation management software, word processing and spreadsheets.


Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Ability to comprehend and express ideas in written and verbal form.
  • Ability to verbally communicate in group situations.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • General knowledge of tools, power tools, and landscape maintenance equipment.
  • Working knowledge of computers, windows-based MS Office products, including Excel and Word, other internet-based applications.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team and with the public.
  • Ability to protect confidential information.
  • Ability to respond to difficult situations and complaints.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with individuals and organizations.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to work a varying schedule, including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Tools and Equipment Used:

General tools, power tools and outdoor landscape equipment.  Personal computer utilizing graphic design programs, word processing, spreadsheet, and database software, scanner, printer, telephone, and copier. Occasionally will utilize PA sound system and video projector.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to operate, finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently stoop, kneel, crouch or bend.  Manual labor including lifting and carrying heavy objects, as heavy as 100 lbs. 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in an outdoor environment and exposure to all types of weather conditions is expected.  Frequent exposure to machinery and excessive noise.  Occasional exposure to dust, accidental cuts, and other potentially infectious materials and environmental toxins when removing trash and debris.

Selection Guidelines:

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview, background, and reference check.  Job related tests and information may be required.

The Spring Hill Recreation Commission is an equal opportunity employer.  Any applicant/employee with a disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act may request an accommodation to perform the functions of this position.  Requests should be directed to the immediate supervisor.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.