City of Garland, TX

Recreation Services Specialist I - Gale Fields

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/1/2021 9:30 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
PRCAD - Fields
Target Hiring Range
Depending on qualifications
Regular Full-Time

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 the planning, promotion, development and coordination of recreation activities at an assigned facility for the City of Garland.


Target Hiring Range: $17.51/hr - $21.80/hr

Essential Job Functions

  1. Assist in the planning and organizing of recreation activities performed on a day to day basis including recruiting new instructors, scheduling classes, teaching courses.
  2. Implement a variety of courses based on individual abilities and needs of the community.
  3. Assist in the operation of the recreation center including registration, equipment check out and answer telephones and emails.
  4. Ensure proper amount of space is used for each activity according to policies and guidelines.
  5. Collect and record daily intake of money from fees paid by patrons. Prepare daily deposit of monies collected.
  6. Assist in the preparation of promotional materials and agenda items, such as marketing flyers and brochures, to promote the center and its programs for the community.  

Minimum Education & Work Experience

 Bachelors degree
 Up to 1 year related experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

  • Bachelors Degree in Recreation Administration, Leisure Administration, Public Education or related field
  • 1-3 years experience in recreation programming, customer service or similar area
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) ICS (Incident Command System) courses IS100 and IS700 taken preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of recreation programming and activities
  • Basic knowledge of marketing methods and strategies
  • Basic knowledge of financial bookkeeping practices and procedures
  • Skill in basic computer operations and software including MS Office and registration/reservation applications
  • Ability to meet and exceed facility and staff goals
  • Ability to enforce recreation center rules and procedures
  • Ability to assess needs of recreation center service areas and plan appropriate programming

Licenses & Certifications

 Valid Class C Texas driver's license
 CPR, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and First Aide Certifications within 6 months of hire
 City of Garland Defensive Driving Certification within 6 months of hire

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works both in inside and outside environmental conditions; occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Work requires standing, walking, lifting up to 25 lbs, grasping, and repetitive motions. Incumbent may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
Position requires working 1 night a week and occasional weekends.


Customer Service
Personal Organization


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