Recreation Supervisor III

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Position Description

DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation

REPORTS TO: Recreation Manager


SALARY: $17.56 – $26.35



This position is responsible for supervising day-to-day operations at the Recreation and Aquatic Center, providing administrative support, supervision and training of Recreation Supervisors over assigned areas, and Recreation Leaders


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.

  • Provides supervision, and leadership to Recreation Supervisors who coordinate all recreation programs, and center-based events and activities.
  • Assist and guide the departments marketing objectives by working with recreation staff to provide information internally and externally to the public on recreational programming and services.
  • Ability to supervise, direct and schedule Recreation Supervisors, I, II and other personnel as assigned for optimal operational coverage.
  • May be responsible for the selection, supervision, training and evaluation of Recreation supervisory staff and subordinates.
  • Assist the Recreation Manager with budget preparation for programs, services and special events.
  • Provides training to Recreation Supervisors on preparing program proposal and evaluations as budgeted.
  • Supports and serves as the backup to the Administrative Assistant in processing department payroll, requisitions, and credit card transactions.
  • Supervises the daily cash handling procedures, and monitors all payment transactions performed by supervisors, recreation leaders and other PT staff.
  • Performs department cash handling audits and runs financial reports using recreation management software – Activnet.
  • Monitors facility usage, member services and new member orientation.
  • Oversees care and maintenance of recreational equipment, as assigned to Supervisors.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports and composes correspondence relative to work.
  • Detects safety risks and hazards to users and employees and devises corrective measures.
  • Following and administering the policies and procedures set forth by the Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment, supplies and materials.
  • Assisting in special events as scheduled.
  • The Recreation Supervisor III oversees the Recreation and Aquatic Center in absence of the Recreation Center Supervisor(s).
  • Recognition of emergency situations and administering action as required.
  • Works closely with the Recreation and Aquatics Manager, and Administrative Office Manager in monitoring and evaluating program(s) and services.
  • Works collaboratively to coordinates all daily, seasonal, and yearly calendars of Parks and Recreation reservations, rentals, programming activities, and events including camps, classes, clinics, lessons, trainings, trips, special interest groups, private parties, special events.
  • Reviews annual work plans prepared by all supervisory staff.
  • Assists the Recreation Manager in planning and developing new programs.
  • Compliance with all Health Department regulations associated with the Recreation facility.
  • Reviews program contracts for instructor compliance and payment for services.
  • Responsible for initiating revisions for operating manuals, instructor manual, camp manual and volunteer manual to reflect best practices and standards.
  • Routinely schedules and conducts meetings with supervisory staff to review programs, services and leads initiatives for new programs
  • Explains and interprets rules and regulations, fees and charges, and recreational operations to patrons and participants.
  • Reviews the work of Department’s Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for program marketing
  • Reviews all participant accident reports and incident reports.
  • Conducts annual safety audits of recreation center and Peace Hall with Recreation Supervisor II.
  • Responsible for program development strategies for the Recreation.
  • Assists the Recreation Manager with special projects, reports and presentations.
  • Serves as the City’s Special Events Coordinator in the absence of the coordinator as assigned.
  • Serves as the Recreation Manager overseeing the Recreation facilities in the absence of the Recreation Manager as assigned.
  • Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skilled in supervisory and leadership best practices.
  • Ability to provide excellent team leadership and customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and handle multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of parks, recreation and aquatics.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures, management and marketing of a wide variety of leisure programs and special events.
  • Knowledge of computerized registration systems and the ability to educate and train others in work procedures, when required.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments in the absence of the Parks and Recreation Director.
  • Ability to delegate responsibility.
  • Ability to plan, develop and administer a comprehensive recreation program, including analysis of trends in parks and recreation.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with participants, community groups, advisory boards, employees and the public.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and to maintain records.
  • Ability to design and implement a system of research and analysis to support department operations.
  • Ability to administer and follow the disciplinary procedures set forth by the City and the department.
  • Ability to multi-task successfully.
  • Ability to inspire creativity, develop and execute community based programs.
  • Ability to understand and monitor the department’s account within the City’s budgeting system to track funds, develop reports, and make recommendations


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in parks and recreation or a closely related field.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in organized community recreation and aquatics programs.
  • At least three years of experience in a responsible supervisory and/or administrative capacity.
  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional preferred.
  • A comparable amount of directly related experience or training/certification may be substituted for the minimum educational requirements.


A Florida driver’s license is 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:

This job requires work that may involve walking, standing and/or sitting for long periods of time. Ability to climb stairs and ladders.  Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

Sensory Requirements:

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversations in English.  Ability to see, read, and comprehend letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols, which are both large and small. Ability to recognize smells that may indicate a dangerous condition. Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.


Ability to deal with stress related to emergency situations which demand immediate attention as well as staying calm in said emergencies.  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 St., 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.