General Statement of Duties:

general supervision, assists the Program Coordinator and Program
Administrators in the activities, events, and operations of the summer
playground programs for participants (age group 6 14) in a safe

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)


  • Implement hands on activities through organized games, arts and crafts, nature activities, field trips, etc;
  • Supervise playground attendants and participants;
  • Ensure playground rules and regulations are followed;
  • Plan field trips, provide and collect permission slips and money from participants; compile attendance roster for trips;
  • Maintain discipline of the program attendants and participants and
    report disciplinary problems to the Program Administrator/Coordinator ;
  • Handle parent concerns and report them to the Program Coordinator;
  • Prepare and maintain related records and reports; ex.; disciplinary action, accident reports, program evaluations, etc;
  • 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
planning, organizing, and coordinating a variety of playground
activities and events; 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
follow oral and written instructions; Ability to supervise.

Acceptable Experience and Training:

Must be a minimum
age of 18; experience in working with pre-school or school age children
(ex: scouting, coaching, babysitting, etc.);and/or two years of study
in the field of recreation, early elementary education, physical
fitness, art, music, drama and/or experience in a related field


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 nd 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.