The Recreation Specialist is responsible for the development, coordination, scheduling, and implementation of specialized recreation programs and facilities for youth/teens, adults, seniors and families in the areas of sports, fitness, wellness, camps, aquatics, outdoor adventure, education, special events, facility rentals and/or other specialized interest areas. The successful applicant should have a general understanding of department and functional operations and must be able to work with considerable initiative. The successful applicant will work under the direction of the Recreation Superintendent. The successful applicant will have frequent interaction with staff, co-workers and customers to provide general procedures and respond to technical questions.
Essential duties and responsibilities include: development, coordination, scheduling and implementation of recreation programs and special events; compile and maintain program reports, supervise and train employees; coordinate safety training for recreation programs and facility staff; will assist in the aquatic operations, and will participate and assist with the Recreation Division’s annual budget preparation.
Annual Salary Range: $42,809 - $57,377/annual, salary at hiring will be dependent upon the applicant’s education and experience (this salary range reflects steps 1 and 7 of a 7 step pay scale for this position), plus excellent benefits
Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, physical education, leisure services or a related field
Two years of recreation program experience OR any equivalent combination of education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities which would allow an individual to perform the duties of this position
Valid Montana driver’s license or the ability to obtain within thirty (30) days of employment
Desirable Qualifications or the Ability and Interest to Attain:
Designation as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
Designation as a Certified Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) and/or a Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO)
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from the State of Montana
Required Application Materials:
City of Billings Application
All City of Billings positions are subject to pre-employment drug testing.
The application and supporting documents can be submitted online at www.billingsmt.gov or to the City of Billings, Human Resources, 210 N. 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101. EOE
APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN HUMAN RESOURCES BY 5:00 PM ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020.
About City of Billings, Montana
Billings, the largest city (population: 109,000) in Montana, is located in south central Montana, within easy driving distance of Yellowstone National Park. Nestled in the fertile valley of the Yellowstone River and framed on three sides by scenic mountain ranges, Billings is a blend of plains and mountain geographies.
The Billings Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Lands manages the City’s Parks and Recreation System. Residents and visitors are offered approximately 2,580 acres (approximately 4 square miles) of parkland that includes: 171 park areas, 46 playgrounds, 21 restrooms, 22 basketball courts, 25 tennis courts, 29 park shelters, 66 horseshoe pits, over 100 athletic fields (soccer, baseball and softball), 6 neighborhood centers, 30 miles of paved multi-use trails, 3 cemeteries, 2 outdoor pools, 2 wading pools, 4 spray parks, 1 dog park, batting cage facility, par 3 golf course and a minor league baseball stadium.
The department provides over 270 recreation programs for people of all ages (pre-school through senior citizens). These programs are offered in a wide range of interests including; Aquatics, Youth Sports, Youth Camps, Adult Sports, Fitness, Special I...nterest, and Adults Age 55+. In addition, activities are also provided by the department indirectly through partnerships with various organizations.