Pay Range 10 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$13.9722$20.9583
Hourly (42 hrs.)$13.3068$19.9602
Hourly (56 hrs.)$9.9801$14.9702

Special Populations & Senior Specialist

Range: $29,062.11 - $43,593.16 (10)
Position Number: 50

Performs professional and supervisory responsibilities related to the development, coordination, and implementation of Senior Programs & Special Populations.
Plans, develops, schedules, and supervises senior programming;
Initiates and organizes new activities for special needs population
Serves as training director, coach, and instructor for Special Populations program
Supervises part-time staff and volunteers;
Initiates and organizes new activities for special needs population & senior programming;
Promotes Special Olympics and Special Populations through speaking engagements
Prepares and maintains reservation and attendance records and reports, employee time sheets, accident reports, and other documentation;
Works collaboratively with other departments within the City and in the community to develop programs and events;
Plans and supervises senior events;
Transports teams or seniors for various events as needed;
Coordinates and schedules senior trips throughout the year;
Represents department at community meetings and events;
Assists in budget preparation for programs and facilities;
Promotes programs and activities through a variety of media such as departmental publications, oral presentations, and promotional material;
Maintains good working relationship with related agencies;
Collects fees and payments;
Investigates incidents and accidents;
Requisitions supplies and equipment necessary to operate various programs;
Acts as a liaison to general public, special interest groups, and outside agencies for program development, special events, general services, and facility allocation;
Serves on various committees;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:
The principles, practices, and techniques of applicable recreation programs;
First Aid, CPR, and AED.
Skill in:
Using office equipment, including computers and related software.
Ability to:
Work in a group setting;
Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate various activities;
Ensure sound fiscal management;
Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Follow oral and written instructions;
Perform work requiring good physical and mental condition;
Deal tactfully and courteously with the public;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
Operate automobiles, vans, and buses; a variety of athletic equipment; computer; and other assigned equipment.
Work flexible hours to include evenings and weekends.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of machines, and operation of motor vehicles or equipment; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and noise. The worker may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Recreation Administration or closely related field; and
Two years experience in a recreational setting; or
An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Valid North Carolina driver's license and acceptable driving record;
Must possess (or obtain within 90 days of hire) and maintain a valid North Carolina Commercial Driver's License (CDL);
Must possess (or obtain within 90 days of hire) and maintain valid Red Cross First Aid, AED, and CPR certifications;
Requires working a varied schedule to include evenings and weekends.

Rev. 07-14