City of Garland, TX

TEMP - Recreation Aide - Senior Activity Center

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/13/2022 1:43 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
PRCAD - Carver Senior Center
USD $8.40/Hr.
USD $10.08/Hr.

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 recreational activities and services for all persons using the Senior Center. 

Essential Job Functions

  1. Provide information to the public regarding senior center activities; register participants for classes and activities.
  2. Assist the public via phone or walk-up to give information regarding programs, schedules and other Senior related information.
  3. Perform custodial and customer service to keep the Senior Center clean, orderly and properly set up for events and activities.
  4. Assist in inventory control of equipment and supplies.
  5. Supervise Senior activities and events.
  6. Enforce and maintain City and Department policies as needed including interpreting and relating department rules and policies to  customers.

Minimum Education & Work Experience

Up to 1 year college coursework in Recreation, Parks or Sports Management
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

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 supervision procedures for activities and events
  • 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

Licenses & Certifications


Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works typically in both indoor and outdoor environment and may be subjected to extremes of heat and cold, rain, humidity, noise, etc. Physical tasks include heavy lifting, bending, squatting, stooping, walking, and carrying supplies (up to 20 lbs). Variable work schedule, 20-40 hours per week, including some evenings.


Communication, Creativity/Innovation, Customer Service, Dependability, Interpersonal Skills, Planning, Problem Solving/Analysis and Teamwork


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