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Job Specification

RECREATION SUPERVISOR

DEFINITION:

Under direction, plans, develops, promotes and oversees recreation 
programs and activities designed to meet the needs of the community; 
recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates recreation leaders and other 
staff involved in program operations; does other related work as required.

NOTE:  The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. 
A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this 
job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be
listed.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Plans, develops, organizes, implements, promotes and supervises a 
variety of community service and recreation programs and events.  

Plans, develops and promotes in/outdoor artificial ice rink competitions, 
exhibitions recitals and ice shows.

Plans, develops and promotes exhibits, shows, displays, festivals, 
concerts or other special events.

Monitors program activities to ensure efficiency.   
 
Participates in the development of standards, policies and procedures; 
makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing 
standards, policies and procedures. 

Conducts outreach and marketing activities with users, donors, sponsors 
and community groups.  
Identifies needs of programs and facilities; recommends actions to meet 
program objectives.  

Establishes schedules and methods for providing recreation services.  

Plans, develops and promotes a drama program involving activities 
such as puppetry, storytelling, pantomime or theater.

Plans, develops and promotes a diversified crafts program for 
playgrounds and recreation centers.

Plans, develops and promotes a program designed to provide cultural 
services.
 
Plans, develops and promotes a program of activities designed for 
participation by senior citizens and other special interest groups.

Supervises the work operations and/or functional programs and has 
responsibility for employee evaluations and for effectively recommending 
the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting and/or disciplining of employees.

Recommends, demonstrates and applies techniques, procedures, 
materials, equipment, and supplies for use in recreational activities.

Prepares performance/exhibit schedules and promotional/informational 
literature.

Solicits and interviews program/event participants.

Determines needed resources; locates needed facilities.

Provides input into the development of budgets; submits budget 
recommendations; may approve and monitor expenditures.  

Orders supplies, equipment and other materials according to established 
procedures.  

Solicits volunteer and professional advice and assistance.

Prepares reports and press releases.

Participates in community meetings and organizational planning.

Supervises the establishment and maintenance of records and files.

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office 
or related units.

REQUIREMENTS:

SPECIAL NOTE: The following requirements apply to positions in 
environments other than long- term care facilities.

EDUCATION:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's 
degree.

EXPERIENCE:

Two (2) years of experience in recreation work involving the planning, 
promotion, development, and supervision of a recreation program.

NOTE:  A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Recreation or in Park and 
Recreation Management from an accredited college or university may 
be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

NOTE:  Applicants who do not meet the educational requirement may 
substitute additional work experience as described on the basis of one 
(1) year of such experience being equal to thirty (30) semester hour credits.

REQUIREMENTS:

SPECIAL NOTE:  In accordance with N.J.A.C. 8:39-7.2, applicants for 
long-term care facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health 
and Senior Services must meet the following requirements.  

EDUCATION:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's 
degree with a major concentration consisting of 24 semester hour credits 
on one of the following areas: recreation, creative arts therapy, therapeutic 
recreation, art, art education, psychology, sociology or occupational therapy.

EXPERIENCE:

One (1) year of experience in recreation work involving the planning, 
promotion, development and supervision of a recreation program.

NOTE:  Applicants who do not meet the education requirement may 
substitute education and additional experience and certifications in the 
following manner:

     A high school diploma and three (3) years of additional experience in 
     resident activities in a health care facility and satisfactory completion 
     of an activities education program approved by the New Jersey 
     Department of Health and Senior Services for the above educational 
     requirement.

NOTE:  A current certification from the National Certification Council 
for Activity Professionals or the National Council for Therapeutic 
Recreation Certification may be substituted for the education requirement 
under N.J.A.C. 8:39- 7.2.

LICENSE:

Applicants may be required to possess a valid certificate as a Recreation 
Supervisor issued by the New Jersey Board of Recreation Examiners or 
as a National Recreation and Park Association Certified Parks and
Recreation Professional.

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey 
only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary 
to perform the essential duties of the position.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of the methods used to develop, plan, organize, evaluate, 
promote and supervise a recreation program.

Knowledge of the variety of recreation activities available to meet 
community needs.

Ability to organize, develop and coordinate a recreation program.

Ability to identify and evaluate community recreation needs.  

Ability to interpret and implement policies and procedures.  

Ability to provide assignments and instructions to subordinates and 
supervise their work.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with associates 
and the public.

Ability to prepare reports and press releases.

Ability to supervise the establishment and maintenance of records and files.

Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording 
and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

Ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English sufficiently 
to perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille 
may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they
can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable 
accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it 
would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be 
eligible.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
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03020LC N/A27-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

1/06/2016