Recreation Supervisor II

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Position Description

DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation

REPORTS TO: Recreation Supervisor III  


SALARY: $16.42 – $24.62



This position is responsible for supervising the daily operations at the Recreation and Aquatic Center and the supervision and training of Recreation Leaders. As well as, providing Leadership to Recreation Supervisor I. This class differs from Recreation Supervisor I in that more advanced and complex work may be performed, more independence is exercised, and the number of subordinates supervised may be more.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the major tasks performed within this classification.   It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.  Specific tasks on a day-to-day basis will reflect the overall areas of expertise for this position.

  • Assisting the public by providing information regarding recreational programming and services.
  • Supervises and directs Recreation Leaders, Child Watch Attendants, and Recreation Supervisor I’s
  • Provide leadership and mentors subordinate staff – Recreation Supervisor I, Recreation Leaders.
  • Assist in organizing programs and prepare facilities for classes, special events and user groups.
  • Oversees onboarding for all entry-level recreation staff.
  • Establishes membership orientation, schedules facility tours and coordinates membership recognition.
  • Assist in training and mentoring of Recreation Leaders.
  • Monitors recreation program cost and budget for Recreation Programs under their oversight.
  • Responsible for the selection, training and evaluation of Recreation Supervisor I and subordinates.
  • Develop, plan, coordinate, and supervise programs and events, youth camp, youth sports and adult sports, teen and family programs, and special events as assigned.
  • Collaborates with the Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator to promote programs and services.
  • Attends departmental meetings – scheduling and facilitating Supervisor I monthly meetings.
  • Identifies and coordinates outreach opportunities for Supervisors.
  • Responsible for overseeing and creating the annual program and event calendar in collaboration with the Recreation Supervisors.
  • Identify and perform custodial duties to support the standard in maintaining the interior and exterior of the facility.
  • Oversee preventative care, scheduled maintenance and replacement of recreational equipment.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports and composes correspondence relative to all work responsibilities.
  • Assists Recreation Supervisor III as the staff liaison working with contracted vendors and the IT Department to meet operational needs for scheduling, POS, and management of registration software system.
  • Detects safety risks and hazards to users and employees and reports and takes corrective action.
  • Follows and administers the policies and procedures set forth by the Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment, supplies and materials.
  • Recommends purchasing request for programs, services, and event needs.
  • Assisting in special events, and other programs as scheduled.
  • Conducts annual safety audits of the Recreation Center, Peace Hall and other special use facilities used for programs as assigned.
  • Recognition of emergency situations, administering action as required and properly documenting incidents/accidents with first review for Supervisor Incident/Accident Reports.
  • Recommends facility improvements to align with safety best practices that support programming and day to day operations.
  • Assist the Recreation Supervisor III in evaluation, preparation and administration of the Recreation Division’s programming budget.
  • Interacts with public day to day to support supervisors, user groups and follow up with inquiries from the public and can intervene and effectively deal with patrons’ issues and concerns, and diffuse conflict.
  • Communicate effectively at all levels of the department; Director, Assistant Director, Recreation Supervisor III, supervisory staff and Aquatics Manager, Aquatic Coordinator and Head Lifeguards.
  • Following and administering the rules and procedures set forth by the City of New Port Richey and the Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Works under the general supervision of the Recreation Supervisor III.
  • Compliance with all Health Department regulations.
  • Develops customer service trainings for Recreation Staff – collaborative with the Aquatic staff.
  • May be required to serve Recreation Supervisor III, situationally in their absence.
  • Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Skilled in the use of the internet, word processing, e-mail and spread sheet programs utilized by the City.
  • Ability to listen and ascertain the needs of the customer.
  • Ability to meet and deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
  • Skilled in customer service.
  • Knowledge of effective supervisory methods and practices.
  • Ability to learn and implement Parks and Recreation Department Policies and Procedures.
  • Ability to handle multiple activities at once and work positively within a team model.
  • Ability to direct, train and motivate staff on a daily basis.
  • Ability to supervise and direct Recreation Leaders, child watch attendants, and contractual personnel as assigned
  • Ability to lift, carry and put away items weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to follow required safety precautions.
  • Knowledgeable in organizing, promoting, developing and evaluating programs, classes and special events to meet the needs of the community.
  • Knowledge of methods and requirements for facility operations and maintenance, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of computerized registration systems and the ability to educate and train others in work procedures, as required.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate sound judgment.
  • Ability to coordinate with public and private groups to develop partnerships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with other employees, agencies and the public.


Graduate from High School or GED equivalent. Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree with major course work in Parks and Recreation or closely related field preferred. Minimum three years of parks and recreation experience, with two years supervisory experience required.


Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license. Ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays and during emergency situations as required.  First Aid and CPR certifications are required. Every New Port Richey employee is required to fill out a Disaster Response Survey and is subject to being required to report to work during a declared disaster.


Physical Ability:

Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.  This job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception and depth perception.  Ability to stand or sit for periods longer than 30 minutes but not to exceed six hours consecutively.  Ability to climb ladders and stairs.

Sensory Requirements:

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents or rapidly spoken words. Ability to see, read, and comprehends letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols, which are both large and small.  Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols which are legible and understood by others.  Ability to learn tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained. 


Work often transfers from indoors to outdoors.  Ability to accept and support the decisions made by others that may be in opposition of own views.  

Applications can be emailed to, faxed to 727-853-1043 or sent/dropped off to 5919 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652.  EOE/DFWP

The City of New Port Richey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of New Port Richey provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.