General Statement of Duties:

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


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 and supervise hands on activities through organized games, arts and crafts, nature activities, field trips, etc;
  • Supervise playground leaders, attendants and participants; report
    disciplinary problems to the Program Administrator/Coordinator. Assist
    with staff evaluations
  • Ensure playground rules and regulations are followed;
  • Plan field trips, provide and collect permission slips and money from participants; compile attendance roster for trips;
  • 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;
  • Maintain inventory of all supplies and equipment;
  • Plan and coordinate staff training;
  • Coordinate events, sports camps and activities with other community agencies and schools;
  • Coordinate summer food service program;
  • Ensure playground sites/facilities are well maintained, clean, safe and properly managed;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Knowledge 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 youth 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. Skill in developing and
maintaining reports.

Acceptable Experience and Training:

Must be a minimum age of 18; experience in working with pre-school or
school age children (ex: teaching, 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 preferred.


Physical Requirements:

Task involves frequent walking, standing; some lifting and carrying
objects of moderate weight (12-20 lbs.) and occasional heavy weight (50
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 visual perception and
discrimination. Task requires oral communications ability.

Reasonable Accommodation(s):

Reasonable 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

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