SUPERINTENDENT OF RECREATION I                                         4022

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

An employee in this class is responsible for the planning, coordination and direction of a public recreation program in a town or village with a population of up to 100,000.  The incumbent is expected to devote a major portion of his time to providing specific help in those areas where limitations may exist, and must insure that all programs are properly planned and executed.  The work is performed under the general direction of an administrative supervisor who reviews the achievements of the recreational program through observation and personal conferences.  Direct supervision is exercised over all professional and non-professional personnel employed in all phases of the recreational program.  Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

            Serves as administrative head of a recreation department in a town or village;

            Plans and supervises a program of recreational activities;

            Oversees and advises on acquisition, planning, design, construction and maintenance of recreational areas;

            Prepares, presents and implements the annual budget of the recreation department;

            Maintains an effective public relations program between the recreation department and the community;

            Supervises the recruitment, training and evaluation of professional, non-professional and clerical personnel;

            Conducts periodic staff meetings to discuss and evaluate the effectiveness of the recreational program;

            Controls the procedures used in the issuance and maintenance of equipment.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of recreational pro­grams; good knowledge of effective administrative and supervisory techniques; good knowledge of planning and equipping recreational facilities; ability to deal effectively with people from all age groups, ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale, tact; courtesy; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

            OPEN COMPETITIVE

            Either:

            a) Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Recreation or Parks Administration and two (2) years of supervi­sory experience in the conduct of a recreational program; or,

            b) Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree which includes, or is supplemented by, at least fifteen (15) credit hours in professional recreation courses (such courses to include recreational principles and programs, philosophy of recreation and recreation administration) and three (3) years of supervi­sory experience in the conduct of a recreation program; or,

            c) Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's and four (4) years of experience as described in b); or,

            d) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of a), b), and c).

 

            PROMOTIONAL:

            One (1) year of permanent competitive status as an Assistant Superintendent of Recreation I.

 

R7/31/90

SUFFOLK COUNTY

COMPETITIVE

RR11/4/09