SUPERINTENDENT OF RECREATION
Under direction, plans, promotes, organizes and administers
a comprehensive recreation service for the community; does
other related duties 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
Administers the policies of the recreation board or authority
responsible for community recreation.
Plans, promotes, organizes, and administers a comprehensive
community recreation service.
Establishes administrative procedures to provide maximum
service at a reasonable cost.
Reviews effectiveness of the recreation service.
Studies community recreation needs and develops immediate
and long-range plans to meet these needs.
Establishes and maintains cooperative planning and working
relationships with other local community agencies and
Organizes, trains, and supervises subordinates, and
provides them with needed advice and assistance.
Prepares budget estimates and maintains records of
Directs the acquisition, design, construction, and operation
of recreation facilities, and arranges for their maintenance
Prepares reports and correspondence.
Stimulates public interest in recreation activities.
Establishes and maintains records of recreation activities
and services, correspondence, personnel, and property.
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.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with
a Bachelorís degree.
Four (4) years of supervisory experience in recreation work
involving planning, promoting, organizing, and/or directing a
comprehensive recreation service or program for a community.
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required education
may substituted additional experience as indicated on a
year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits
being equal to one (1) year of experience.
NOTE: A Masterís degree in Recreation or in Parks and
Recreation Management from an accredited college or
university may be substituted for one (1) year of required
Appointees may be required to possess valid certification as
a Recreation Administrator issued by the New Jersey Board
of Recreation Examiners
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 essential duties
of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of methods used to prepare budget estimates.
Knowledge of methods used to organize and administer a
comprehensive recreation program.
Ability to organize, develop, and coordinate recreation
activities of the jurisdiction.
Ability to efficiently administer the area and facilities of a
Ability to provide assignments and instruction to subordinates,
and to supervise their work.
Ability to stimulate interest in community recreation activities.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships
with local governing authorities and interested agencies and
Ability to prepare reports and correspondence.
Ability to establish and maintain essential 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, speak, understand, or 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
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
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.