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Recreation Aide

at City of Maricopa

Pay: $11/hour
$11 - $11
Posted: 2/7/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2347165
Keywords: clerical

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

General Summary

This is a non-benefited, part-time position, and is either less than 19 or 29 hours a week depending on the position. This position requires night and weekend shift availability.

The first review of candidates will be Monday, February 25th, at 5:00 p.m., or when a sufficient number of applications have been received.

The City of Maricopa is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Positions allocable to this class report to a Recreation Services Leader and/or a Recreation Coordinator and are responsible for following the directions to implement educational, cultural, athletic, and special event recreation and program activities. Employees must be able to follow the lead of the Recreation Services Leader and/or Recreation Coordinator and have knowledge of facility operations, recreation programs and activities; knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal service; the ability to work independently; the ability to follow a plan, be organized, and conduct recreation activities; the ability to lead individuals and groups of children, teens, and adults; and effective verbal and written communication skills.

This position is FLSA - Non-Exempt and is Part-Time/Possibly Seasonal.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides a safe and fun environment in which both patrons of all ages feel comfortable.
  • Provides corrective action as needed and maintaining order in compliance with established rules.
  • Observing and actively participate in activities.
  • Assists the lead in completing and reporting accidents or injuries occurring in the assigned area.
  • Communicate with the lead and supervisor concerning cleaning supplies and program material needed.
  • Develop positive relations with customers; communicate recreation programs information to participants and the public.
  • Maintaining facilities and equipment.
  • Assisting lead by making needed equipment available and monitoring use.
  • Providing routine information on facility rules and division activities to participants and the general public.
  • Assist with daily housekeeping duties.
  • Writes simple reports including completes daily reports, facility attendance and membership/rental forms.
  • Meets standards and objectives as outlined by supervisors.
  • Learns City rules and regulations involved with activities of registration, publicity, City policies and safety.
  • Performs cash handling procedures as needed, such as collecting fees for programs, services, or commodities and maintaining related records, opening and closing register, documenting overages and shortages, preparing deposits for review, and taking advance registration or reservations for facility use.
  • Incumbents in this class may be rotated or transferred to other facilities and/or assignments based on department or seasonal needs.
  • Performing unskilled clerical work and other duties relating to job requirements.
  • Develop positive relations with customers; communicate recreation programs information to participants and parents.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Front Desk positions
  • Assist with operations such as checking in guests.
  • Acts as the frontline staff at the front desk and performs tasks such as answering phones, taking registrations and processing payments.
  • Guides and counsels facility patrons/program participants on park/facility/program rules, care of equipment and acceptable conduct in a helpful, positive manner; assists patrons/program participants in providing information, direction, and education and responds to complaints, inquiries, and information requests.
  • Sets up membership tours, take applications and process payments.

Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications

Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to the completion of the 10th grade (sophomore year), and at least six (6) months experience working in a professional setting. Position requires working flexible hours and availability for weekend, evening and holiday work.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and First Aid Course certification required within the first 6 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and First Aid Course; certification.
  • Previous babysitting experience desired
  • American Red Cross Babysitting Certificate desired
  • Previous public sector experience
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Previous sales experience for Front Desk positions
  • Previous babysitting experience desired for Child Watch positions
  • Previous sports experience for Youth & Adult Sports positions
  • Bilingual skills a plus.
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job, may be substituted for Preferred Qualifications at the discretion of the hiring authority.

Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties

Knowledge of:

  • Recreational activities
Skills required:
  • Meet and deal tactfully and effectively with the public
  • Working with youth
  • Perform simple mathematical calculations and perform multiple duties simultaneously
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Physical movement

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