Community Recreation Programmer With CRAB Oversight

Announcement Number:
Community Recreation
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
16.20 - 18.21 - Hourly
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Employment Category:   Regular Full Time, 35-40 hours per week, with benefits.  May require working night, weekend and holiday hours.

Location:  The Children’s Recreation Activity Building (CRAB), Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA

Introduction: Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay's NRPA award-winning and CAPRA accredited MWR program is seeking an energetic recreation professional to join our team as a Community Recreation (CR) Programmer. The ideal candidate should possess great interpersonal skills and enjoy working collaboratively on a team. Specific goals for the selected candidate will include: creating diverse recreation programs targeted at various demographics, delivering leisure skills courses through partnerships and contracts, and develop events that reflect/meet customer needs. An additional responsibility will be leading the unique CRAB facility. This facility is focused on meeting the recreation needs of young children through indoor play, learning and social activities. The CR Programmer will need excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to work well with the MWR team when planning and executing large-scale events, programs, and initiatives. Innovation, teamwork, and a strong work ethic are distinctive principles applied daily and will be expected of the chosen applicant.

Duties:  Manages and administers a comprehensive and diverse year-round recreation program and various recreation facilities.  Also, plans, promotes and implements a variety of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) or Community Recreation (CR) programs and activities while seeking various partnerships with community organizations and businesses, in support of MWR programs and special events. 

*Supervision 25% - Performs supervisory duties which include assigning work, defining priorities, selecting and recommending applicants for hire, evaluating performance, recommending pay adjustments/awards, providing or recommending training, approving and/or disapproving leave requests, initiating corrective actions, and recommending formal corrective/disciplinary actions as warranted.  Leads and instructs staff in administering traditional and non-traditional workshops, clinics and events in a variety of outdoor skill areas including but not limited to camping, cycling, sailing, backpacking, canoeing, snow skiing, hiking or water sports.

*Program Management 35% - Uses creativity to plan, promote and implement well-rounded Community Recreation programs.  Coordinates leisure skill development activities and classes.  Organizes community special events.  Responsible for the development, management, maintenance, planning, business plan execution, and administration of a diverse Community Recreation program.

*Marketing 15% -  Responsible for planning, coordinating, publicizing, marketing and execution of programs and special events.

*Administration 25% - Provides administrative duties and support through after-action reports, data collection and database administration.  All administrative duties are completed through a variety of sources including computer software.  Monitors various programs to ensure standards are met or exceeded.  Routinely evaluates and reviews ongoing programs.  Assists with writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  Provides onsite project oversight and ensures that approved plans are implemented.  Ensures all facilities and activities associated with the Community Recreation program meet established fire, safety, security and sanitation guidelines.  Leads and performs check-in and check-out of materials and collects any applicable fees by operating Point-of-Sale (POS) computer system for equipment and activities.  Completes a Daily Activity Report (DAR).  Performs inventory.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Ø  Knowledge gained through relevant education and training (i.e., Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Marketing, Business or closely related field) and/or equivalent recreation related work experience.

Ø  Combination of experience related to customer service and/or activity based functions.

Ø  Ability to work independently, make sound decisions and have the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Ø  Knowledge of the goals, principles, techniques and methods of procedure used in organizing, planning and conducting all types of activities.

Ø  Knowledge of the entire scope of activities and their suitability in the Community Recreation Program for individuals and groups of varying demographics, ages and interests.

Ø  Ability to represent the department and speak in front of both small and large groups.

Ø  Program planning and leadership skills to devise and implement a leisure and social recreation program that will stimulate and sustain the interest of participants and challenge participants that they may benefit from the social values to be derived from recreational activities.

Ø  Ability to obtain and maintain a valid state driver’s license.  License must be obtained within 90 days of being placed in the position.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:  

Work is sedentary at times but physical exertion is involved in program set-up.  Bending, stooping, lifting of items, etc. will be required when organizing or setting up for programs/events.  Work may require considerable physical exertion while instructing or guiding participants in a variety of activities.  Work may require sitting, walking, long periods of standing, bending and lifting of moderately heavy items up to 40 pounds, occasionally required to lift heavier items.  Work may require working outside for special events or leading outdoor group outings or trips.  The activities segment of this position involves everyday risks and discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of the various activities involved.  Work is performed both indoors and outdoors, without a fixed schedule.  The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.  Administrative work is performed in a normal office setting.

Basis of Review:   Applicants will be evaluated based on experience and qualifications described above and presented in written format.