PARKS, RECREATION, FACILITIES DEPARTMENT
RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Minimum Salary $37,833
This position is directly responsible for coordination, supervision and implementation of
recreation programs assigned by the Recreation Director. These duties will consist of daytime,
evening, and weekend programming. Position will develop and supervise special events as
needed. Supervision of part-time staff required. Monetary responsibility for program budgets
under the direct supervision of the Department Director will be required.
Minimum qualifications include Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in
Recreation, or related field. Minimum one (1) year of experience working in recreation programs
required (volunteer and internship experience also qualifies). Must be willing to work evenings
and weekends as needed to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job. Working knowledge
of MS-Office computer software (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.); must be willing to learn
registration software (RecTrac); and possession of a valid drivers license.
For application and job description, contact the Washington County Human Resources
Department, 100 W. Washington Street, Room 251, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740, Monday -
Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M., or by calling 240-313-2357, Voice or 240-313-2077, TDD or
visit our website at www.washco-md.net.
Deadline for filing applications with the Department of Human Resources is 4:00 p.m., Friday,
July 24, 2009. Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals requiring
special accommodations or assistance are requested to contact the Human Resources Department
at 240-313-2357, Voice or 240-313-2077, TDD. M/F/H/V.
Recreation Program Coordinator Grade 11
Responsible for coordination, supervision and direction of recreation programs, grant programs
and facility rentals at locations within an assigned area in the county. On-going duties of this
position will include supervising additional recreation center sites and creating recreation
programs at miscellaneous park and school sites, supervise sports leagues throughout
Washington County. Supervision is given to paid and volunteer staff at the recreation center(s)
and various locations within the assigned area program area; supervision is received from the
(These 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 from
the Department Director).
1. Supervise and train part-time staff to instruct or lead programs, coordinate volunteer
efforts for Recreation Center(s) and other locations within assigned program area.
2. Work with office staff to schedule, organize, and administer special registration times for
specific programs assigned to the position.
3. Coordinate with designated personnel (HCC, WCPS, Parks, Recreation, Facilities
Department, etc) on use of facilities for various programs (e.g. permission for use,
building access, security clearance, sports equipment, access and set up, access to
cleaning equipment, etc.)
4. Evaluate, review, and make recommendations to the Department Director for program
changes, improvements, and future program planning.
5. Develop and produce detailed flyers for distribution of programs assigned by the
6. Ensure that any facility used by the Department for programming is ready for use.
7. In compliance with procedures and preferences for custodial work in school facilities,
perform general custodial work after Recreation use of facilities ( e.g. dry mop floors,
clean restrooms, collect and remove trash; etc.)
8. Compile and maintain related reports and records of programs; prepare correspondence,
memorandums, promotional materials and any other written work as assigned by
9. Schedule and attend related meetings or Boards as assigned by Director.
10. Operate a County vehicle to visit programs or transport equipment as needed.
11. Perform other related duties as required by Director.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1. Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and methods of public recreation.
2. Ability to analyze programs to adhere to Departmental policies, objectives, cost
effectiveness and any other pertinent factors for overall County recreation.
3. Knowledge of training and supervisory techniques.
4. Ability to work well with a wide variety of people to include program participants,
part-time staff, public officials, and other recreation professionals.
5. Excellent oral and written communications skills and ability to make presentations to
large groups of people.
6. Ability to work independently.
Recreation Program Coordinator
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Recreation, or
2. Minimum 1 year of experience working in Recreation Programs required
(volunteer and internship experience also qualifies).
3. Working knowledge of MS-Office computer software (Word, Excel, Power Point,
A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with
other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as
normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls.
Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related
equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax
machine. Some standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling,
crawling, reaching, and handling, pushing, and pulling will be required. Ability to move
and transport recreational equipment when necessary.
Possession of a valid driver’s license.
FLSA Status: Exempt