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Job Specification

SUPERINTENDENT OF RECREATION

DEFINITION

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 
interested individuals.

Organizes, trains, and supervises subordinates, and 
provides them with needed advice and assistance.

Prepares budget estimates and maintains records of 
expenditures.

Directs the acquisition, design, construction, and operation 
of recreation facilities, and arranges for their maintenance 
and operation.

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.

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION

Graduation from an accredited college or university with 
a Bachelorís degree.

EXPERIENCE

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 
experience.

LICENSE

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 
recreation system.

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 
individuals.

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 
eligible.


This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
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03834@LC N/A32-

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.

7/6/2018