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					CITY OF RENTON CLASS TITLE: RECREATION SPECIALIST II (RE-2485) BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, schedule, organize, coordinate and implement specialized programs having City-wide impact such as a fitness and wellness program, senior citizens recreation programs, athletics, developmentally disabled and other special programs; assist in selecting volunteers and part-time employees. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Recreation Specialist II incumbents exercise greater independence, direct more volunteers and are responsible for specialized City-wide programs. Recreation Specialist I is the entry-level class in the series. Incumbents organize and coordinate recreational programs and cultural arts activities at a neighborhood center. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES *Schedule, organize, coordinate and implement specialized programs having City-wide impact such as a fitness and wellness program, senior citizens recreation programs, athletics, developmentally disabled and other special programs. *Instruct, conduct and participate in a specialized program; prepare schedule of events and secure necessary supplies for daily and special activities; participate in programs at more than one facility as required. *Plan, schedule, organize and conduct various activities and services for the special recreational needs of the group being served, including developing and coordinating trips and tours. Recruit, train and coordinate volunteers, instructors and temporary employees; provide work direction to regular staff in a lower classifications as assigned; assist in maintaining attendance, registration, equipment, vandalism, incident and other applicable records. *Direct the payment of instructors and contracted workers as needed; develop and determine fees for classes to assure balance of budget; assist in budget preparation and control; approve expenditures for materials and supplies.

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*Operate and demonstrate safe and proper use of athletic, fitness, cultural, gardening and other type of equipment involved in specific recreation and cultural programs and activities. *Communicate and work with community groups, governmental and private agencies to obtain services, programs and support; solicit community participation. *Cooperate with public and private groups; communicate effectively with a wide variety of persons in conducting activities for special groups; maintain discipline in assigned area according to established guidelines. Prepare publicity releases, reports and comprehensive brochures to inform the public of services and programs offered. *Maintain safety standards and specialized safety requirements. Open and close facilities; prepare facilities for use and set up recreation areas for public use, performing routine custodial work as needed. *Discipline citizens, instructors, volunteers and employees as appropriate according to established guidelines. *Perform evening and weekend work and some heavy lifting is required. *Administer first aid and CPR as needed. Perform related duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF:
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Identifying recreational needs of the specific community group to which assigned and organizing programs to meet these needs. Recruiting, selecting and disciplining employees and volunteers. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Recreation programs and activities offered at a neighborhood center. Facility organization, policies and procedures. Rules and regulations of sports activities. Requirements of maintaining facilities in a safe, clean and orderly condition. Oral and written communication skills. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Record-keeping techniques. Telephone techniques and etiquette. Applicable codes, laws and regulations.

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Health and safety regulations. Principles of training and providing work direction. Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.

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Schedule, organize, coordinate and implement specialized programs having City-wide impact such as a fitness and wellness program, senior citizens recreation programs, athletics, developmentally disabled and other special programs. Promote community interest in specialized community program. Instruct and present ideas, rules and activities in a clear and comprehensible manner. Plan and organize work. Prioritize and schedule work. Schedule, organize and implement year-round recreational programs and activities. Operate and set up recreational equipment. Train and provide work direction to others. Work independently with little direction. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Maintain records. Lift heavy objects. Work evenings and weekends as required. Administer first aid and CPR as needed. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: two years college-level course work in recreation or related field and three years increasingly responsible recreation program experience. LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington State driver's license; obtain a valid CPR and first aid certificate within first six months in this classification. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office environment and in recreational activity areas. The ability to work evenings and weekends and lift heavy objects required. * Denotes an essential function
September 1993