Recreation Program Manager II - Department of Recreation & Parks

Business/Employer: Worcester County Government
Position: Recreation Program Manager II - Department of Recreation & Parks
Category: Government
Type: Full Time
Duration: Year Round
Pay: Hourly | $23.07

Apply in person at Worcester County Government Center, 1 W Market Street, Room 1301, Snow Hill, MD or on-line at:


JOB SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Recreation Superintendent and Recreation Program Manager IV, the Recreation Program Manager administers and oversees the planning, organization, marketing, promotion, and the financial management of new and existing recreation programs and special events for the Worcester County Department of Recreation & Parks.

• Pre-employment background check & motor vehicle history.
• Essential personnel that may require working in the evenings or weekends for events or programs
• Safety Sensitive Position subject to Drug and Alcohol Testing

• Develops, implements and administers diverse, comprehensive, and safe recreational programs in the areas of fitness, youth sports, adult recreation, special events, and sports camps for citizens through the life-span.
• Coordinate program/event logistics, publicity, including public relationship, advertising and collateral material design, production and distribution.
• Coordinates field schedules, acquires program facilities and oversees maintenance of facilities during programs and events.
• Identify and attract new programs and recreation opportunities, build and strengthen partnerships within the county, and optimize the use of county facilities, fields, and parks.
• Provides program assistance within the Recreation Department and serves as a backup when required.
• Actively participate and coordinate in staff meetings and committees as necessary.
• Secures and maintains required program records and reports for registration, participation surveys & scheduling.
• Maintains accurate equipment inventory, acquires quotes for equipment purchases, and maintains equipment records.
• Supervise and coordinate with instructors, recreation organizations and businesses in recreation programming and opportunities.
• Assists in development and implementation of promotional materials, registration, newspaper articles, t-shirt design, and mailings.
• Obtain officials for all team and league events.
• Identifies reputable, responsible volunteers to act as coaches, assistant coaches, assist with programs and special events etc., and coordinates effort.
• Obtain paperwork and background checks for volunteers prior to program.
• Handles grievances and inquiries from citizens, prepares agenda and conducts meetings with public and/or program participants.
• Communicates and presents information and concerns to the Recreation Superintendent.
• Assists with preparation of department budget, prepares and administers cost analysis, complies with budget allocations.
• Attends workshops and seminars to keep abreast of current and innovative recreation and park trends and standards.
• Assists in developing effective and efficient strategic planning.
• Supports and promotes the mission of the recreation & parks department and supports all staff members, representing the department in a highly professional, congenial manner.
• Works with the Recreation Superintendent and Manager IV to develop policies and agreements for programs and facilities.
• Works with the Director, Risk Management Officer, and County Attorney on risk management procedures.
• Complies with all safety programs and works safely.
• Must maintain confidentiality and comply with the records retention policy
• Maintain professionalism with staff, participants, and the public
• Hours of work vary based on the program(s) and event(s) and will require evening and/or weekend work
• Adhere to the Worcester County Government Personnel Rules & Regulations and departmental policies;
• Performs all other duties as assigned.

• College degree in recreational, physical education, leisure service, exercise science, sports management or a related field or equivalent experience.
• CPR certification required within 1 year of employment, if not already certified.
• Fitness instruction experience and/or certification preferred, but not required
• Lifeguard training and/or certification preferred, but not required
• Valid driver’s license with less than 4 points (MD)
• Working knowledge of computer software: Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, Access & Power Point, with clerical skills sufficient to produce required documents in acceptable format.
• Above average oral and written communication skills necessary to communicate effectively with coworkers, county officials and program participants, follow verbal and written instructions; keep records; complete written forms.
• Ability to apply acquired knowledge to increasingly varied and complex tasks.

(Rarely (<5% of the time), Occasional (5-25% of the time), Frequent (25-75% of the time); Constant (<75% of the time). Medium Work; Constant viewing, hearing, talking and lifting up to 10lbs; Frequent standing, carrying, pushing, pulling, walking and lifting and moving of objects up to 25lbs; Rarely up to 50lbs. Known hazards include risks associated with heat, humidity, noise, poor ventilation, slippery and uneven surfaces, weather and vibration. Work environment involves everyday risks typical of such places as parks, playgrounds, and swimming pools. Environment may also involve exposure to adverse, inclement weather conditions.

Apply in person at Worcester County Government Center, 1 W Market Street, Room 1301, Snow Hill, MD or on-line at: