Recreation Coordinator

Pierce County Washington - Tacoma, WA (30+ days ago)4.0

This recruitment may be used to fill other Recreation Coordinator vacancies in the future.

The Parks and Recreation Department
Pierce County Parks and Recreation manages over 5,000 acres of open space, trails, developed and undeveloped parks. We provide recreational programs and infrastructure in active and passive parks and along trails. The department consists of four divisions: Recreation, Maintenance, Administration and Resource Stewardship. Our mission is to regionally deliver quality recreation opportunities and inviting parks, trails, and open space facilities to the residents of Pierce County.

Learn more about the Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department

This is recreation program planning and coordination work for the Parks and Recreation Department. An employee in this classification is responsible for recreation program planning and/or volunteer program planning, supervision of extra hires and volunteers and assisting with budget development and monitoring.

Assist with the development, planning, promoting, implementing, and evaluating of a wide range of programs including the Kite Festival, Eco Explorers, Adventure Camp, and non-traditional youth, senior, and family-related events.
Create program budgets, apply for grants and look for possible funding sources.
Conduct evaluations of program effectiveness; initiate investigations into problem areas; implement corrective measures.
Advertise the program through a variety of media sources.
Draft event plans, class and camp curriculums, and other correspondence as needed.
Supervise, train and schedule extra hire employees and volunteers.
Designate job assignments.
Assist with resolving employee problems.
Customer service support including greeting and registering customers for programs; both in-person and over the phone.
Direct the resolution of problems or emergencies affecting availability or quality of services.
Respond to sensitive or complex inquiries or complaints; documents resolutions to minimize future problems.
Assist in the coordination of facility set up for events and activities.
Prepare and maintain records and reports on program functions and track extra hire employees and/or volunteer hours.
Maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance during regularly scheduled work hours at assigned worksite.
Effectively persuade, inform, educate, train, solicit information, motivate and direct a wide variety of individuals or groups.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, employees and the general public.
Perform the physical requirements of the position; work within the established working conditions of the position.
Meet travel requirements of the position.
Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime.

Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation or related field AND
One year of experience with a recreation organization, including some supervisory/lead experience
Possession of a current basic first aid card is required within thirty days of employment
Additional education or experience may substitute for the recruiting requirement

Certified Parks and Recreation Professional Certification

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:To be considered for this opportunity please:
Complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application by selecting "APPLY" above or go to:
If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers.
Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need.

This is a competitive selection process. Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Pierce County welcomes a diverse workforce. Pierce County does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.