City of Garland, TX

  • Recreation Associate I

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/6/2019 4:44 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    PRCAD - Holford
    Job Family
    Customer Service
    USD $12.00/Hr.
    USD $14.70/Hr.
    Regular 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 building maintenance and customer service for all activities, events and services scheduled at the PRCAD facilities. 

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Assist the public as required to give information regarding programs, schedules and other related information.
    2. Assist in control of equipment and supplies.
    3. Provide customer services to patrons in the center and on the phone.
    4. Register participants in the computer system.
    5. Maintain a clean and safe building by sweeping, mopping, picking up litter, etc.
    6. Enforce and maintain City and Departmental policies as needed.
    7. Interpret and relate departmental rules and policies.

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

     High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
     No experience required
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience:     

    • Up to 1 year experience in customer service industry

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • General knowledge of various recreational activities and the ability to communicate
    • General knowledge of various methods in supervising software programs
    • Skill in basic first aid and CPR procedures
    • Skill to operate equipment and perform physical work as required
    • Skill to operate office equipment, computers, telephones, and photocopiers
    • Skill in utilizing tools required for technical and custodial work
    • Ability to organize recreation activities
    • Ability to understand and follow instructions
    • Ability to work without continuous supervision

    Licenses & Certifications

     None required

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work. Incumbent is exposed to hazardous conditions while using cleansing chemicals. Physical tasks will include working with tools, lifting, squatting, climbing, bending, stooping, walking, and carrying supplies, as needed, to accomplish the tasks of the activity on a daily basis. Must have the flexibility to work evenings and weekends and at the various city recreation centers.
    ** This is a part-time position limited to working 1000 hours in a calendar year.


    Customer Service
    Interpersonal Skills
    Managing Conflict
    Problem Solving/Analysis


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