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City of Chandler Salary Plan - 2013-14
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Excellence is the responsibility of everyone at the City of Chandler. We lead by our core values in constant pursuit of excellence:

*Commitment – Dedicate oneself to consistent and excellent public service
*Innovation – Implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions
*Communication – Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner
*Integrity - Adherence to high ethical standards
*Diversity – Promote inclusiveness and impartiality throughout the organization
*Personal Responsibility – Take initiative to achieve excellence and accept accountability
*Respect – Demonstrate a high regard for others
*Teamwork – Promote cooperative efforts, open communication and trust

All City employees are expected to conduct themselves in a way consistent with the above values.

 
Job Description
RECREATION COORDINATOR I

Pay Grade: 21                FLSA Status: Non-Exempt    
Job Group: Supervisory (S)        Class Code: R004        
Effective Date: 7/01            Revision Date:     8/03, 7/05, 2/08, 5/12, 4/13, 2/14, 3/14

Classification Summary:
The primary function of an employee in this class is to plan, conduct and supervise organized recreation/aquatics or special event activities for participants from pre-school to advanced age group or individuals with special needs. This class is distinguished by being the entry-level professional position into the full-time recreational series. An employee in this class may be assigned to other duties in the City's Parks and Recreation/Aquatics Division.

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Plans, organizes, initiates, promotes, and directs a specific recreation activity or group of related recreation activities, or special event at an assigned location, facility, and/or activity center;
Writes program evaluations, maintains attendance statistics, training schedules/reports/documents, and financial records necessary to justify and support documentation;
Assists in planning, organizing, and supervising an annual calendar of community recreation/aquatic activity programs, including large special events;
Coordinates activities with other program supervisors and city departments, community groups, and school district staff, arranging resource and facility schedules;
Supervises use of facilities, equipment, and supplies;
Supervises and assists in recruiting recreation leaders or lifeguards including part-time, contract, and seasonal employees and volunteers;
Recruits and coordinates with event sponsors;
Contracts with outside suppliers and vendors;
Explains and demonstrates uses of equipment, supplies, and techniques used in recreational/aquatic activities, special events, and facilities;
Maintains attendance, activity, supply, and equipment records;
Maintains cash and financial records;
Assists in preparing manuals, rules and regulations, announcements, bulletins, and promotional materials;
Makes periodic written and oral reports, including budget updates and projections;
Advises, observes, and evaluates existing services/projects/programs and provides technical assistance to individual and groups both verbally and in writing;
Makes periodic written and oral reports to boards, commissions, community groups, etc.
Demonstrates leadership and promotes shared responsibility, diversity and teamwork. Emphasizes city values and encourages open door communication;
Formulates safety policies, regulations, and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook.

When Assigned to Aquatics:
May monitor swimming pool area to prevent and respond to emergency situations;
May monitor and/or adjust chemical levels of swimming pool, including maintaining written records;
Develops, prepares, instructs, and implements mandated training, including, but not limited to American Red Cross certification courses, rescue skills, emergency activation plan and physical conditioning and in-service training;
Recommends to Aquatics Superintendent the development of written manuals, operational policies, procedures, regulations and formulates safety policies and procedures. Enforces and communicates policy decision;
Oversees the maintenance of aquatic facilities. Supervises use of aquatic facilities, equipment, and supplies;
Attends conferences and other educational sessions and meetings related to coordinating and enhancing the various aquatic programs and services; maintains awareness off new developments in Park, Recreation and Aquatic fields and incorporates into the programs and operations when feasible;
Operates and maintains the aquatic facility in accordance with Maricopa County Health Departments Swimming Pool Rules and Regulations.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains and monitors grants.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Objectives, philosophy, and procedures of recreational programming for various age groups or individuals with special needs;
Skills, purposes, use and benefits of general and specific recreational and specialized programs;
Planning, organizational, scheduling, coordination, and promotional techniques related to recreation activities;
Program budgeting and financial management;
Supervisory skills, employee evaluations, and training methods;
Reservation and registration policies and procedures for facilities;
First aid and proper response in an emergency situation;
State and County health codes, tax requirements and other regulations for participants at special events;
Federal (OSHA) regulations and city policies regarding safe work and recreational practices.

Ability to:
Follow written and oral instructions;
Develop, organize, implement, promote, and supervise recreational activities following general guidelines, including the ability to adapt a program to specific circumstances;
Adhere to program standards and objectives outlined in city policy and by supervisors;
Prepare and deliver oral and written reports, maintain attendance, activity, and financial records, and perform program surveys and evaluations;
Work independently without direct supervision;
Complete multiple tasks, projects, events, duties and responsibilities simultaneously;
Monitor spending levels and reconcile to budgets;
Operate sports and recreational equipment related to specific programs;
Operate standard office equipment related to the position, including a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
Operate equipment related to sports and recreational activities, which may include a motor vehicle;
Communicate effectively with the public and other employees.

Supervision Received:
An employee in this class works under general supervision of the Recreation Manager, Recreation/Aquatics Superintendent or a Recreation Coordinator II.

Supervision Exercised:
Supervises activities and schedules of Recreation Leaders and/or Lifeguard employees and other assigned employees and volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications:
Associate's Degree in Recreation, Special Education or related field; and
Two (2) years' experience in recreation, including supervisory experience; and
Valid Arizona Driver's License with acceptable driving record; and
First Aid and CPR/AED certifications; and
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (for some positions); or
American Council on Exercise (ACE) or Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) certifications (for some positions) within six (6) months of hire or promotion date; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

When Assigned to Aquatics (in addition to the above minimum qualifications):
American Red Cross - Lifeguard Training; and
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor; and
CPR for the Professional Rescuer and AED; and
Valid Arizona Driver's License with acceptable driving record.

Desired Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Special Education or related field;
Three (3) to five (5) years experience;

When Assigned to Aquatics:
Aquatic Facility Operators (AFO) certificate or Certified Pool Operators (CPO) certificate;
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor certification and/or Water Safety Instructor Trainer certification.

Work Environment:
The primary duties of this class are performed in a public building environment or an outdoor aquatic environment that may include working in adverse weather conditions, working in a chemically treated pool and hazardous chemicals.

Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern and dispense verbal instructions;
Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written material and instructions and discern, supervise, and react to physical activities;
Sufficient strength to lift and carry objects up to 40 pounds for varying distances;
Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate sports and related office equipment;
Sufficient body flexibility, agility, and stamina to supervise recreational and sports activities;
Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to sit and work at a computer for an extended period of time as well as walk for an extended period of time;
Sufficient ability to endure prolonged exposure to arid desert conditions such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, and prolonged sun and heat exposure during summer months.