Recreation Aide II

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Assists the Recreation Leader with the development, implementation, and coordination of a variety of recreational programs and activities within an assigned City recreational facility.  Provides oversight and guidance to Recreation Aide I.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its oversight of assigned recreational programs and activities.


This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower-level duties may be required.


Follows and enforces all city and departmental policies and procedures.

Assists supervisor with the planning, coordination and implementation of recreational activities, such as, special events, sports leagues, instructional programs, special population programs, dances, general recreation programs and other related activities.

Assists with performing site program criteria evaluations by taking notes, providing feedback to assigned staff and following-up with supervisor.

Assists in the development of new programs and classes.

Answers public inquiries about programs.  Receives and records complaints; and informs supervisor.  Assists supervisor in responding to requests for services from the public and other agencies.

Assists in the collection of surveys related to the evaluation of programs and makes recommendations for modifications and improvements.

Opens and closes park and recreation facilities and buildings, according to schedule.

Maintains registration, participation, inventory and expenditure records for recreation programs.  Provides monthly report of these records.

Oversees facility and program safety and risk management.  Reports needed maintenance and repairs to supervisor.

Assists in marketing recreational programs including meeting with community groups and implementing new concepts, such as, computerized program registration.

Enforces published schedules and coordinates assigned staff.

Maintains facility, equipment and supply inventory; keeps all equipment and supplies in good working condition; and/or cares for livestock and other live animals, including but not limited to, invertebrates, fish, reptiles and amphibians.

Assists with selection, promotion, discharge and recommends other appropriate personnel actions.  Assists with pre-employment testing and training of staff.

Assists with swimming lessons by providing support and supervision both in and out of the water.

Transports participants and/or staff, depending upon assignment and work location.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma and two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in recreational programming, instruction, or related work.



Valid Florida Driver’s License is required within thirty (30) days of appointment.


General (all areas):

American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required within six (6) months of appointment.


American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) is required upon appointment.

American Red Cross Lifeguard (LG) Instructor is required upon appointment.


National Alliance for Youth Sports certification as a Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) is required within one year of appointment.

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