City of Garland, TX

  • Recreation Associate I - Senior Activity Center (Nutrition)

    Location US
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/7/2019 1:58 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    PRCAD - Seniors
    USD $11.91/Hr.
    USD $14.53/Hr.
    Temporary Part-Time
    Job Code Category
    Parks and Recreation
  • Position Summary

    PRCAD is looking for an individual with a passion to serve and a vision to impact their community by making Garland more Active, Healthy, Fun and Inviting. Garland is a vibrant and diverse community of 235,000 with an outstanding parks and recreation system that is focused on meeting the leisure needs of residents. With over 2,500 acres of parks, 30 miles of hike and bike trails, natural areas, sports complexes, pools and recreation centers - Garland offers limitless recreation and wellness opportunities. To hire and keep the best employees, Garland provides a great work environment and benefits for employees.


    Responsible for assisting with processing congregate meal participants, ensuring sanitary and safe conditions for food preparation and serving areas.  Also responsible for collecting data, compiling information, and preparation of daily and monthly reports. 



    Essential Job Functions

    1. Assist in the supervision of the nutrition activities conducted at a senior center.
    2. Assist in the control of kitchen equipment and supplies.
    3. Maintain daily and monthly state and federal reports. 
    4. Enforce and maintain City and Departmental policies as needed.
    5. Performs other duties as required.


    Minimum Education & Work Experience

    High school graduate or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
    Up to 1 year college coursework in Nutrition, Recreation, Parks or Sports Management
    Must possess or obtain Food Handlers Certification within three months of employment
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience:     

    • Six months to one year experience in a recreation or sports facility
    • Bilingual preferred

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           

    • Basic knowledge of a variety of recreation activities and the ability to communicate that knowledge into organized activities
    • Basic knowledge of First Aid and CPR procedures
    • Basic knowledge of nutrition, kitchen and food handling procedures
    • Basic knowledge of recreational equipment and correct operation
    • Basic skill in operating office equipment and personal computer
    • Basic skill in operating equipment and supplies for custodial or technical assignments
    • Ability to work independently of the supervisor
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing


    Licenses & Certifications

    Food Handlers Certification or the ability to obtain within 3 months of hire

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    Normal work day is four hours. Work is normally Monday - Friday. Occasional weekend or evening work may be required during special events or activities. Daily tasks require standing, sitting, bending and lifting up to twenty pounds.
    **This is a part-time position limited to working 1000 hours in a 12 month period.


    Customer Service
    Interpersonal Skills
    Managing Conflict
    Problem Solving/Analysis


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