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Parks and Recreation Coordinator I (Youth)
Type: Full Time
Compensation/Pay Rate: $33,914 - $44,631 annually plus excellent benefits
Posted Date: 8/30/2017 12:15 PM
Deadline to Apply: 9/22/2017 5:00 PM

The Coordinator I for Parks and Recreation coordinates and leads non-athletic program for youth generally up to age 12 including day camps, after school programs, enrichment programs, preschool programs, crafts, dance, etc.

- Graduation from an appropriately accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management or related field;
- Appropriate driver’s license valid in NC and good driving record;
- CPR and First Aid certification within six months;
- Certification as Parks and Recreation Professional within one year;
- Ability to operate 15 passenger van.

- General knowledge of the principles, rules, materials and equipment required for a variety of recreational activities;
- General knowledge of standard office procedures and equipment;
- General knowledge of work processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail, desktop publishing, presentation and registration software;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective productive working relationships with associates and the public;
- Ability to work regularly including nights and weekends;
- Ability to read and understand policy and procedure manuals, safety rules and policies, and departmental strategic plan;
- Ability to maintain attendance records and time sheets;
- Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement;
- Ability to solve problems and make decisions within scope of responsibility;
- Ability to plan and oversee the work of volunteers and part-time temporary employees;
- Ability to plan, and monitor program budget.

- Coordinate summer day camp subject to supervision of results and progress;
- Lead programs for preschool and school aged, including after school and weekend programs;
- Recruit and oversee volunteers and part-time day camp staff;
- Assist in preparation and implementation for special events;
- Assist in preparing, managing and overseeing program budget;
- Market programs;
- Provide office support;
- Attend meetings as assigned.

This is light working environment requiring exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally. Work requires climbing, stooping, reaching, walking over uneven surfaces, grasping, fingering and repetitive motions of the hands and wrists. Communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas at normal spoken word levels. Visual acuity is required for depth perception, preparing, and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspections of small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles and determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work and observing general surroundings and activities. The worker is subject to inside and outside weather conditions, including heat and cold and inclement weather.

This position is considered safety sensitive under the Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy.


The application and instructions are available here. Submit City of Lexington Employment Application and resume to, by mail to City of Lexington, P.O. Box 1615, Lexington, NC 27293 or in person at 711 South Talbert Blvd., Lexington, NC. Deadline to apply is September 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Applications are also taken until 5:00pm at the NC Works Career Center, 555 West Center Street Extension, Lexington, NC 27295.

The City of Lexington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, genetic information or handicapped status in employment or the provision of services.

Applicants offered employment will be asked to participate in a drug and alcohol screening test.