Outdoor Recreation Specialist – Part-time

Leisure: Recreation


$12.53 Per Hour


Free access to all 4 of the City of St. George Golf Courses, the Recreation Center, the City Pool and the Aquatic Center upon successful completion of 3-months of employment.
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Job Description

Position Summary

Under the direction of a City of St. George  Outdoor Recreation Supervisor , assists in developing and managing various programs, events, and/or facility operations; assists with the development, interpretation, training, and enforcement of division policies and practices; provides suggestions to improve the overall program; and helps develops short-range goals and plans.  The Outdoor Recreation Specialist interacts with community members through organizing and teaching outdoor recreation classes, clinics, programs, camps, and competitions.


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

1.            Provides leadership by taking charge of specific parts of an assigned program, event, or facility operation. 

2.            Leads youth and adults on excursions: bouldering, mountain biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, and hiking.

3.            Teaches the technical skills necessary for the activities listed above (#2).

4.            Performs maintenance and upkeep of the program mountain bikes.

5.            Schedules employees and/or contractors, volunteer groups, and vendors.

6.            Assists in interviewing potential staff employees. 

7.            Assists in providing feedback and evaluation to the Recreation/Outdoor Recreation Supervisor for employees and contractors who work under their direction at events, programs, or facilities.

8.            Handles minor employee issues when Outdoor Recreation Supervisor is not on duty or at that specific site and then reports back to supervisor.

9.            Helps recruit, train, and organize volunteers.

10.        Assists the Recreation/Outdoor Recreation Supervisor with planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and helps to maintain relationships with program contractors.

11.        Coordinates with sponsors and helps to create new partnerships.

12.        Manages inventory controls and oversees the proper use, safety, and security of all supplies, and makes requests to the Recreation/ Outdoor Recreation Supervisor for purchase of equipment needed.

13.        Assists the Recreation/Outdoor Recreation Supervisor in budgetary process and assumes responsibility for cost control during events, programs, or facilities.

14.        Performs money handling duties, and implements city policies and procedures on proper money handling.

15.        Works with the Recreation/Outdoor Recreation Supervisor to advertise the programs and sign-up dates, and ensures that the mission and program policy are known to all participants.

16.        Works in a broad range of assignments with limited to no training such as children’s camps, races, tournaments, recreation center or pool management, Huntsman Senior Games, and special events.

17.        Performs other related duties as required.


Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Conditions vary depending on the assignment.  May work both indoor and outdoor during recreation events in varied temperatures and weather conditions.  Requires the use of vision and/or hearing to identify and evaluate emergencies, and must be able to respond to these emergencies quickly and appropriately.  Moderately heavy physical activity exerting up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently.  Moderate exposure to stress as a result of human behavior. 

Note:   Must be available to work weekends, evenings, holidays and other schedules to help prepare for recreation offerings.  This is a part-time position with variable hours averaging less than 30 hours per week over a period of twelve months. 

Minimum Qualifications


Education:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Degree in recreation or related field or some secondary education toward such a degree preferred.   

Experience:  Recreation related experience required. Supervisory experience preferred.

Licenses and/or Certifications: 

         CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications must be obtained within sixty (60) days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

         Must possess a valid driver license.  A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire       and be maintained throughout employment.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of: 

         Program common practices. 

         Computers and computer programs.


         Skills in working with people of all ages.

         Technical skills related to the area assigned.

         Interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to:

         Work in a broad range of assignments with limited to no training. 

         Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the activities and personnel involved in recreation programs, events, classes, or facilities.

         Plan and exercise judgment in new or constantly changing problems and situations.

         Show good judgment in preventing injuries and responding to recreation related injuries based on an understanding of risk management.

         Establish good community relations.

         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials, civic organizations, and the public.

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position is open until filled. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.