General Statement of Duties:

Under direct supervision,
assist the Program Leaders in the implementation and supervision of the
summer playground programs.  Ensure safe and clean environment for all


Essential Functions:

(Essential functions, as defined under
the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks,
knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions
and tasks performed by positions in this class.)


Examples of Work: (Illustrative Only)


  • Assist in the implementation of
    activities/events through organized games, arts and crafts, nature
    activities, field trips, etc;
  • Supervise playground participants of various ages (6-14) and ensure playground rules/regulations are followed;
  • Assist in planning field trips, which includes providing and collecting permissions slips from participants;
  • Maintain discipline of the participants at all times and report disciplinary problems to the site program leader;
  • Report parent concerns to the site program leader;
  • Complete forms and reports as required; ex.; disciplinary action, accident reports;
  • Keep facilities and playgrounds clean at all times;
  • Maintain inventory of all supplies and equipment;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

of playground operations and associated health and safety regulations;
Knowledge of general Parks and Recreation operating policies and
procedures; Knowledge of general office support practices and
procedures; Knowledge of modern first aid techniques; Skill in
establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other
city department staff and the general public; Skill in performing basic
facility maintenance; Ability to assist in planning, organizing, and
coordinating a variety of playground activities and events Ability to
follow oral and written instructions.


Acceptable Experience and Training:

Must be a
minimum age of 16; experience in working with pre-school or school age
children (ex: scouting, coaching, babysitting, etc.) preferred.




Physical Requirements:

Task involves frequent
walking, standing; some lifting and carrying objects of moderate weight
(12-20 lbs.) and occasional heavy weight (100 lbs plus); and/or the
operation of office equipment, keyboard, or hand tools in which
manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination are important ingredients
of safe and/or productive operations.


Environmental Requirements:

Task will require occasional exposure to adverse environmental conditions (heat, rain, cold).


Sensory Requirements:

Task requires color perception
and discrimination. Task requires sound perception and discrimination.
Task requires depth perception and discrimination. Task requires visual
perception and discrimination. Task requires oral communications


Reasonable Accommodation(s):

accommodation(s) if needed will be provided for the employee to perform
the required job with adequate strength, dexterity, coordination and
visual acuity and in a manner that does not pose a direct threat to the
health or safety of the employee or others in the workplace.

Applications may be downloaded at  or obtained from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development at 1140 East Center Street Kingsport, TN 37660.

Submit complete applications to the above physical address.

Positions open until filled.

Summer programs run May thru August 2010