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Kent County Government - Job Description
Recreation Program Coordinator-Sports & Aquatics

FSLA Status: Non-Exempt
Closing Date: Open until Filled


The County Commissioners of Kent County are accepting applications for a Recreation Program Coordinator position (Sports & Aquatics) in the Parks and Recreation Department. Previous experience administering organized sports leagues and tournaments, possession of a current pool operator or aquatics facility operator certification and experience in administration of aquatic programs and facilities, as well as scheduling and supervising numerous staff and programs is preferred. Must work well with the public. Qualified applicants must have any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of a bachelor's degree with major course work in recreation, education or the behavioral sciences and three years of experience in general recreation or related field. Salary range in Grade 6 ($44,366 - $53,240), and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Obtain application and job specification from the county web site ( or the County Commissioners' Human Resources Office, 400 High Street, 2nd Floor, Chestertown, MD (410) 778-4595. Position is open until filled. For first consideration, receipt of application and a copy of your complete driving record is required by 4:30 p.m. on May 29, 2019. Screening for illegal drug use and passing a Maryland Criminal Records check will be required prior to appointment. EOE

Job Summary: The primary duty of the Sports & Aquatics Program Coordinator is to coordinate and provide oversight on all programs assigned. The position also identifies program needs and instructs recreational participants in program activities or regulations. May coordinate programs for specific populations or activities.

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

 *Coordinates and schedules youth and adult programs for special populations.
 Conducts research for program development. Prepares new and traditional programs.
 *Provides program leadership and prepares program budgets.
 *Works with advocacy groups; communicates with Board of Education representatives, parents, and agencies dealing with special populations.
 *Acts as a liaison to community groups, sports leagues, schools, parents, professional groups and environmental groups.
 *Responsible for program research by staying abreast of current regulations, trends and attending workshops.
 *Handles budget related duties as it relates to preparation and monitoring expenses.
 *Provide supervision to a variety of program staff.
 *Trains and oversees all duties of assigned seasonal staff.
 *Manages record keeping for programs assigned which include: attendance, program review, and government regulations.
 *Engages in publicity/recruitment duties and recruit staff and publicizing programs.
 *Assists with other programs and various duties as assigned.
 *Handles scheduling duties such as program dates, staff schedules, game schedules, and officials.
 *Responsible for evaluating programs and staff.
 *Problem-solves conflicts between children, parents, staff and school system employees.
 *Oversees vendor�s rental equipment, performers and officials.
 *Performs other duties as required.

Supervision: The position reports to the Program Supervisor. Position supervises seasonal and part-time staff.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

 *Communication and Persuasion: Ability to communicate with end users, to gain cooperation and understanding of programs and processes.
 *Customer Service: Ability to assist and support constituents in a timely and pleasing manner.
 *Analytical Thinking: Ability to think things through from an analytical perspective and understand the cause and effect of data and information shared and designed.
 *Detail Orientation: Ability to update information for users as it relates to instructions and directions, which are clear and concise and easy to understand.
 *Flexibility: Ability to deal with complex and varied work, requiring a complete knowledge of a wide variety of operations and practices consistently using independent judgment.
 *Decision Making: Ability to exercise strong decision making and good judgement as decisions made impact the entire system and department.
 *Computer Related Skills: Ability to work with software packages such as ActiveNet, Microsoft Office skills including Publisher, and accounting databases.
 *Supervision Skill: Ability to supervise multiple people with differing personalities and styles.
 *Technical Knowledge: Working knowledge of the principles and practices of public recreation programs and of safety requirements which must be met at a recreation center or outdoor recreation area, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), federal and state laws pertaining to sexual harassment and principles of risk management.
 *Additional Requirements: Must pass a Maryland Criminal Records check prior to employment and a urinalysis test, which may be repeated at random.

Education and Experience:

 *Bachelor's degree.
 *Three years related experience.
 *Or equivalent technical training, education or experience.
 *Six months of supervision experience.
 *One year recreational programming experience.
 *Valid Maryland Driver�s License and an acceptable motor vehicle record.
 *CPR & Advanced First Aid certifications required.
 *Blood Bourne Pathogen training required.
 *Certified Pool Operators license required.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Work is conducted in a variety of settings some which provide comfortable lighting, temperature and air conditions, however some areas will expose the employee to occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less than optimal temperature and air conditions. The position occasionally requires lifting and moving of moderately heavy items, such as boxes (up to 20 pounds) and/or periods of walking on a routine basis, and/or standing for periods of time and/or requires stooping and bending.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting rooms, or recreation areas e.g. use of safe work place practices with office or gym equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire regulations.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

This and all County positions are subject to transfer, based on need.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

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