Seasonal Program Specialist

Oakland County
Job Description

Under limited supervision, assists the supervisor in the administration and operation of a County park which may include campgrounds, concessions, day use parks, golf operations, waterparks, or other recreational facilities. May also participate in the development and implementation of recreational programs to support the positive public image of Oakland County Parks and Recreation.  Supports core recreational programming in one or more of the following areas: Adaptive/Therapeutic Recreation, Golf, Nature Interpretive & Educational Services, Outdoor Adventure, Mobile Recreation, Volunteer Services, Dog Park Programs, Sports Complexes, Grill Room or Concessions, and Health and Fitness or Special Events.  Accounts for fees received, maintains records and provides input and recommendations to the supervisor regarding budget proposals and expenditures.  May coordinate work schedules for part time staff.  Provides input on hiring, training, and performance management of part time staff.  May assist in inspecting and providing input to Park Supervisor regarding the maintenance, improvement and repair of buildings, grounds and equipment, and other park facilities. 
Assists parks staff with recreational program activities and special events dealing with general park visitors, citizen volunteers, or special events for all groups.  Evaluates the results of recreational programs and makes recommendations for adjustments as needed.  Works weekends, evenings and holidays.  Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.


Minimum Qualifications

1.  Be at least 16 years old and a high school graduate; OR have completed the State requirements for a G.E.D. certificate; OR be an emancipated minor; OR have passed their 18th birthday; AND

NOTE: When assigned to Golf Course Grill rooms, must have passed their 18th birthday, per the State of Michigan, due to the sale of alcoholic beverages.
2.a.  Have at least six (6) months of full time work experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity preferably in a park, recreation and/or program setting; OR

b.  Have at least six (6) months paid or voluntary experience in Leadership for organizations such as civic, philanthropic, school clubs, and/or sports teams.
3.  Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license. Out of country driver's license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver's license before the hire date.   
4.  Pass the employment physical established for this classification.

Special Requirements

1.  Must maintain a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license. 

2.  If assigned to a youth recreational program, prior to employment, candidates will be required to provide Parks & Recreation with documentation from the Michigan Department of Human Services (previously called Family Independence Agency) that they have not been named in a central registry case as the perpetrator of child abuse or child neglect.  In addition, applicants being considered for hire will be asked to sign a form authorizing Parks & Recreation to request and receive a criminal history check in accordance with the privacy act of 1974. 

Applicants for positions at Parks & Recreation will not be considered if they have been convicted of either of the following:
(a)        Child Abuse or Neglect.
(b)        A felony involving harm or threatened harm to an individual within the 10 years immediately preceding the date of hire.


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