Recreation Supervisor I

City of Lakeland, Civil Service Lakeland, FL
General Description of Class Benefits Supplemental Questions

Responsible recreation supervisory work in coordinating elements of the recreation program.

Example of Duties:

* Administers a general program of recreation at an assigned recreation facility.

* Prepares related publicity, news bulletins, and brochures.

* Maintains statistical and fiscal records.

* Prepares reports.

* Supervises and pays instructors.

* Schedules and coordinates classes.

* Organizes and directs special events and programs.

* Inspects recreation center, equipment, and supplies and recommends maintenance, repair, or replacement.

* Supervises and evaluates performance of multiple employees.


* Assists with special events.

* Performs related work as required.


* Two (2) year college degree in recreation or related field.

* One (1) year of recreation experience.

* An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies necessary for success in the target position may be considered.


* Must possess and maintain a valid state of Florida driver's license.

* Must maintain a valid telephone number.

* Must maintain First Aid and CPR certification.

* May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department.

* Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director.

Supplemental Information:

* Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of recreational planning, the philosophy and objectives of public recreation, and the psychology of special age groups.

* Considerable knowledge of first aid methods and necessary safety precautions used in recreation work.

* Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing various competitive athletic games such as softball, baseball, and basketball.

* Knowledge of computer programs.

* Ability to train and supervise subordinates in recreation work.

* Ability to work with groups of all age levels in recreational activities and athletic contests.

* Ability to maintain discipline and to solve disciplinary problems effectively.

* Ability to arrange and coordinate schedules for classes.

* Ability to maintain statistical and fiscal records, and prepare reports.

* Ability to adhere to program standards and objectives outlined by superiors.

* Knowledge of operation of various exercise equipment.

* Ability to apply customer service skills and troubleshooting.


* Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time, exerting up to 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis, and routine keyboard operations.

* The job risks exposure to blood borne pathogens, high temperatures outside activities-heat, significant environmental hazards, and bright/dim light.

* The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.

All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination). Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone. Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including "junk" folders. Test times and locations to be announced.