State of Washington Classified Job Specification
RECREATION & ATHLETICS SPECIALIST 1
Class Series Concept
Coordinates intramural or extramural recreational revenue/nonrevenue-producing sports programs with student committees and sport clubs; helps assess student interest for programs; recommends changes to appropriate staff person;
Assists in planning, budgeting and monitoring expenses of campus recreational programs;
Works in one or several skill areas, instructing in program of sports, social activities, drama, music, outings, literature, and arts and crafts;
Confers with supervisor to discuss individual's disabilities and determines his limitations insofar as participation is concerned;
May perform therapeutic-type activities with individuals; for example, stack wood building blocks.
Participates actively in the Recreation Department meetings and other departmental and group meetings as may be required;
Makes oral and written progress, proposals, evaluations, promotional, and adjustment reports; maintains records to assess facilities usage and evaluate programs;
Coordinates work with other personnel engaged in carrying out recreation activities;
Assists in contacting community resources in planning for special events;
Directs and supervises residents while riding on trains, buses, or on the merry go-round and/or residents in such activities as swimming, fishing, hiking, attending shows, movies, and other spectator activities;
Works with volunteers assigned to recreation programs;
Performs lifeguard duties and swimming instruction;
Oversees issuance of recreation equipment and supplies;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: plan, organize, and lead group activities; instruct and encourage individuals in recreation; adapt recreation policies, methods and techniques to specific operational situations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees; prepare reports; keep records.
For positions which include swimming instruction, a valid Water Safety Instructor's Certificate or equivalent issued by American Red Cross or YMCA is required. For positions which include lifeguard duties but not swimming instruction, a valid Senior Lifesaving Certificate or equivalent issued by American Red Cross or YMCA is required.
A Bachelor's degree involving major study in either (a) recreation, (b) music, drama or physical education or (c) psychology, sociology or education with a minor in recreation, physical education, music or drama.
Three years of experience as a recreational assistant.
Two years of college in recreation or equivalent. Two years of work experience in recreational or intramural sports programs may substitute for the educational requirements.