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Seasonal Recreation Counselor II 10219

at City of Sunrise Florida

Posted: 1/18/2020
Job Status: Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2590124

Job Description

Overall Job Objective



This is entry level seasonal work in the area of recreation, which follows well-established procedures.

An employee in this class is responsible for performing or assisting in a variety of leadership or instructional activities at an assigned recreation area. Under immediate supervision, the employee performs tasks, which are learned through previous experience or by on-the-job training. Work is of routine difficulty and includes making recommendations for programs or activities at assigned areas. Since the employee works with a higher level leader the exercise of only limited initiative and independent judgment is required. Tact and courtesy are also required when dealing with parents of program participants. Assignments are normally performed on a seasonal basis at a center, school, or playground/park and might require evening and weekend hours. Work is reviewed through continuous observation while in progress and results obtained upon completion.

Examples of Duties

  • Organizes and supervises games, sports, individual and group activities, arts and crafts, and special activities; coaches and officiates team activities; maintains good public relations with the community.
  • Assists in planning children's programs; swimming and personal hygiene; may purchase snacks and supplies for participants.
  • Displays leadership ability in planning and directing recreational activities; issues and maintains recreational equipment; teaches participants to safely and correctly operate playground equipment; maintains discipline; teaches fair play and sportsmanship; administers first aid; promotes safety.
  • Maintains and submits attendance and other records; opens, closes and secures buildings; attends meetings, workshops and training clinics to keep abreast of new ideas and developments; arranges for social events; performs scorekeeper duties during certain sport programs.



  • Completion of the eighth (8th) school grade, AND must  be 16 years of age

  • Must be at least 16 years of age as of June 9th, 2020
  • Must have at least one (1) season of experience or 320 Work Hours or more working with children in a recreational setting (1 Season = 320 Work Hours)
  • Basic swimming skills preferred

All applicants MUST submit the following documents at the time of application. Failure to do so will automatically DISQUALIFY the application from consideration:

 1) Driver's License OR School ID

 2) Birth Certificate

3) Social Security Card  

 4) Proof of Education (highest completed grade level)
(Report card, transcript, or class schedule is acceptable)

  • Moderate physical effort in light work, which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials up to fifty (50) pounds. Basic swimming skills are highly recommended.
Work Environment:
  • Work is performed primarily outdoors in various weather conditions.  Tasks may be required to be performed with exposure to adverse temperatures and inclement weather.
  • The ability to perceive and differentiate visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally and in writing. Required to read and speak English, communicate with coworkers, supervisors and the general public.

Supplemental Information


  • Some knowledge of the rules and conduct of a variety of sports and games
  • Some knowledge of first aid techniques
  • Some knowledge of basic records keeping
  • Some knowledge of instructional techniques when assigned to specific area
  • Ability to provide leadership and direction during a variety of recreation activities
  • Ability to provide instruction to participants engaged in arts and crafts, group games and sports
  • Ability to stimulate public support and participation in recreation activities
  • Ability to maintain records and compile reports
  • Ability to fill out basic score book for baseball, softball and basketball
  • Ability to operate and instruct others in operation of recreational equipment
  • Skill in administering first aid
  • Skill in operation and care of recreational equipment
  • Some knowledge of water safety and ability to swim
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, City officials, employees, program participants and the general public
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing to individuals as well as groups
  • Ability to withstand pressure of competing priorities and varied responsibilities and work efficiently and effectively to develop win-win solutions