This is a full-time position and receives all benefits afforded to regular employees.
Summary: The Recreation Program Coordinator coordinates pool and mini-golf operations at Neptune Park Fun Zone. This position hires and trains seasonal employees to work as lifeguards and site attendants at these facilities during the spring/summer season. This position oversees seasonal staff schedules, swim programs, and pool operations/maintenance during the summer season. During the school year, this position plans and coordinates a variety of instructional classes and special events on St. Simons Island including Drool at the Pool, Pumpkin Carving, Babysitting Course, Santa Paws, Polar Plunge, and Opening Day at Mallery Park, and also coordinates various youth and adult athletic programs at parks on St. Simons Island.
- Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; conducts interviews and makes hiring recommendations: provides training to sports officials, coaches, volunteers, or other workers.
- Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; develops work schedules to ensure adequate coverage; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise.
- Ensures compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
- Assists with development of budget for area of assignment; assists in obtaining competitive bids.
- Recruits and schedules volunteers, sports officials, or other workers to assist with various activities; supervises activities of volunteers, sports officials, or other workers.
- Plans, organizes, sets up, and supervises youth/adult athletic programs; selects and places teams; develops league schedules; schedules athletic fields or recreational facilities for use in conducting activities.
- Plans, organizes, and supervises aquatics program activities; schedules aquatic events, swimming lessons, group swim camps, pool maintenance, and other activities; hires, trains, and supervises pool/beach lifeguards at county-owned aquatic facilities; selects, schedules, and supervises contracted swim instructors; supervises/monitors activities in pool and beach areas; inspects beach and pool areas for hazards; monitors weather conditions and makes decisions to close aquatic facilities due to inclement weather; monitors crowd behavior and conducts crowd control; checks pool water levels and chemical levels, making necessary adjustments; inspects chlorine feeder pumps, pool acid feeder pumps, skimmer, main drain, and pool equipment; backwashes pool; maintains medical emergency and rescue equipment; performs lifeguard duties as needed.
- Plans, organizes, and supervises recreational programs for senior citizens and for youth/teens; plans and coordinates classes, after-school camps, day camps, summer camps, or other activities; works with trip coordinators to plan details of trips/events; calculates trip costs; provides program information and conducts program registration; transports participants to/from program sites.
- Plans, organizes, and supervises community education programs and classes.
- Assists in registering participants in programs/activities; receives completed registration cards and reviews for completeness; enters participant registration data into computer database; maintains attendance records; calculates and collects appropriate fees.
- Coordinates timely preparation and maintenance of athletic fields, buildings, and facilities for games/activities; requests, supervises, and/or assists with preparation and setup of athletic fields and recreational facilities; inspects vehicles, fields, and facilities to identify problems, maintenance issues, or safety concerns.
- Monitors inventory of equipment and supplies; ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct programs and work activities; initiates orders for new/replacement materials; maintains computerized inventory database; performs minor repairs; informs supervisory personnel of faulty or malfunctioning equipment.
- Maintains program records; maintains database of program participants; maintains records of pool attendance; records program expenditures and revenues; maintains records of accidents/incidents and follows up on status/resolution.
- Evaluates effectiveness of programs, events, or activities; compiles data pertaining to participation levels, program costs, revenues, or other data; evaluates participation levels and overall success of each event to determine feasibility for continuation: recommends addition, deletion or revision of programs as appropriate.
- Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, schedules, budget documents, program attendance records, revenue records, vehicle usage reports, performance evaluations, flyers, or other documents.
- Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, budget documents, invoices, payments/revenues, registration forms, performance evaluations, job applications, vehicle maintenance reports, brochures, rule books, blueprints, drawings, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
- Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, database, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, sports scheduling program, or other computer programs; performs basic maintenance of computer system and office equipment, such as backing up data or replacing paper, ink, or toner.
- Responds to complaints and questions related to programs and activities; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.
- Communicates with supervisor, employees, community service workers, volunteers, program instructors, sports officials, other departments, program participants, parents, contractors, vendors/suppliers, the public, community organizations, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice/direction.
- Attends meetings, serves on committees, and makes presentations as needed.
- Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; maintains an awareness of new programs, methods, trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
- Performs general clerical tasks, which may include answering telephone calls, typing documents, entering data into computer, making copies, sending/receiving faxes, filing documentation, or processing incoming/outgoing mail.
- Provides assistance to other employees as needed.
- Performs other related duties as required.