Parks & Recreation Supervisor at Town of Vernon

Location: connecticut, united states

Job Description

      Town of Vernon Department: Parks & Recreation
      Job Title: Recreation Supervisor Bargaining Unit: Professional
      Wage Classification: E-2
      Salary Range: $53,635.08 - 67,924.29

      General Statement of Duties: Develops, coordinates, implements and supervises community recreational and park programs; advises the Director of Parks and Recreation in the planning of department’s programs and activities.

      Supervision Received: Receives general supervision from the Director or Assistant Director. Reports work accomplished to Director.

      Supervision Exercised: Provides general and task supervision to intermittent and seasonal staff. Recruits, trains and evaluates program staff; recommends related personnel actions as necessary. Assumes responsibilities for department programs in absence of the Director and Assistant Director.

      Essential Job Functions: Develops, coordinates, implements and supervises social, recreation, aquatics and leisure activities and programs according to a planned schedule. Procures materials, supplies and equipment needed. Assists in development of policy, rules and regulations; responsible for enforcement and management of assigned programs, events and Teen center. Assists in the near-term and long-range planning of recreation programs to assure proper operation, safety and supervision. Collects statistical program data; prepares and reviews data to evaluate programs; recommends continuance or ending of assigned programs as necessary. Develops schedules, plans tournaments and special events and prepares related public relations materials. Reviews and evaluates facilities; reserves athletic fields and facilities through coordination with school personnel and parks maintenance staff. Coordinates with Assistant Director and Parks Foremen on park and capital improvement projects as appropriate. Assists Director in budget preparations and recommends fee schedules and expenditures in accounts for assigned programs. Researches opportunities for external funding of programs through inter-government, foundation resources and grants. May administer approved grants. Organizes and chaperones trips. Regular and punctual attendance.

      Other Job Functions: Prepares and distributes promotional information regarding programs and events to the public and school system. Coordinates activities with interested private and community organizations. Performs other related duties as required.

      Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      Work is performed in office settings and outdoors. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.
      While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; talk; hear; walk/use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.
      Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
      Work Environment: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
      Must be able to concentrate on fine detail with some interruption. Must be able to remember task/assignment given to self and others over long periods of time. Must be able to perform highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge, its application to a variety of situations as well as exercise independent judgment.
      The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.


      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Considerable knowledge and skill in executing and administration of the principles and practices of recreation and aquatics programs; knowledge of design, layout, care and maintenance of recreational and aquatic areas; knowledge of planning, organizing and budgeting recreational activities and program evaluation; knowledge of grant writing and administration; ability to assess community recreational needs and initiate, plan, budget, implement, administer and evaluate programs; ability to foster relationships and deal effectively with officials, outside agencies, employees, and the general public; ability to maintain strict confidentiality; ability to work in a team environment and independently; ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment; ability to adapt to change; ability to be a self-starter; and demonstrate sound work ethics; ability to supervise, train and evaluate employees; ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed. Must be computer proficient. A criminal background check is required.

      Experience & Training: Bachelor’s degree in Park & Recreation Administration, Leisure Service Management, Public Administration or closely related field with at least three (3) years experience in the development and administration of a community recreation and parks programs, accounting, finance or closely related field, with three (3) years of progressively responsible governmental accounting experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

      Licenses or Certificates: Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license. CPR and First Aid Certification to be obtained and maintained within six (6) months of hire date.

      This job description is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position.