Community Recreation Programmer

Announcement Number:
Community Recreation
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
16.30 - 18.21 - Hourly
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Position:   Community Recreation Programmer (Community Recreation Specialist), NF-0188-03

Salary:   $16.30 – $18.21 per hour, based on qualifications/experience

Employment Category:   Regular Full Time, 35-40 hours per week, with benefits.  May require working night, weekend and holiday hours.  Hours of work will vary as required by the needs of the program to include split days off, early shift and late shift.

Location:  Marketing/Administration Department, 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 the Community Recreation Programmer.  The ideal candidate assesses, plans, develops, budgets and executes a comprehensive Annual Community Recreation Program Calendar that reflects the needs of the customer and encompasses on-base classes and activities, off-base trips and tours, and special events for a wide range of customer demographics; including active-duty service members, families, retirees and youth.  Reporting directly to the Marketing & Communications Director and working out of the MWR Administration Office, the Community Recreation Programmer will also develop off-base recreational partnerships.  Innovation, teamwork and a strong work ethic are distinctive principles applied daily and will be expected of the chosen applicant.

Duties:  Plans, promotes and implements a variety of MWR or Community Recreation programs and activities.  Also responsible to seek various partnerships with community organizations and businesses in support of MWR programs and base wide special events. Uses creativity to plan, promote and implement well-rounded Community Recreation programs utilizing numerous facilities within the entire MWR Department, in accordance with CNIC approved program standards.  Coordinates leisure skills development activities and classes.  Organizes community special events.  Performs the development, management, maintenance, planning, business plan execution, and administration of a diverse Community Recreation program.  Ensures programs are in compliance with local and Regional program policies, regulations, and procedures, including higher level Navy and Department of Defense (DoD) instructions, regulations and program standards.  Develops working partnerships with both on base and off base organizations (park districts, forest preserve, clubs, special interest groups, etc.) to support and benefit MWR programs.  Researches and provides information and referral on a variety of recreational opportunities for individuals/families on and off the base.  Seeks ways to promote and market MWR facilities and events through outreach opportunities on base.  Promotes events and programs by speaking to large groups and using administrative resources to create and post advertising materials, providing input for quarterly calendars, etc.  Provides administrative duties and support through after-action reports, data collection and database administration.  Monitors Community Recreation programs to ensure Navy Program standards are met or exceeded.  Evaluates and reviews ongoing programs and recommends changes or enhancements that may develop, adapt, modify, expand, or otherwise change the program activity to better meet and enhance the expected effectiveness of the programmed activity.  Performs regular analysis of projects and programs.  Ensures all facilities and activities associated with the Community Recreation program meet established fire, safety, security and sanitation guidelines.  Performs inventory of various types of equipment, retail items, supplies and any other item deemed to have cash value.  Leads day-to-day operation of multiple programs to which assigned.  Provides customer service awareness and information, requisitioning merchandise, ensuring adequate stock levels, entertainment and promotion schedules.  Performs other duties as assigned as they pertain to the duties of this position.


  • Combination of experience related to customer service and or activity based programming.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Ability to create, negotiate, implement and sustain partnerships via various MWR agreements.

  • Ability to maintain a clear and accurate database.

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

  • Knowledge of recreational and entertainment events.

  • Must possess and be able to maintain a current and valid driver’s license.

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.  Administrative work is performed in a normal office setting. 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.

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