The following position is CLOSED as of August 31 2018. No further applications will be accepted.

Athletic Specialist
JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for coordinating athletic programming and activities for the County.
MAJOR DUTIES

• Coordinates day-to-day athletic programming for the Department.
• Develops, organizes, coordinates, and schedules athletic programs including adult and child sports such as softball, basketball, football, and baseball.
• Recommends new leisure programs & special events to enhance the department’s offerings and meet community needs.
• Recruits, trains, and supervises coaches, volunteers, and participants; evaluates coaches.
• Prepares & submits information for marketing and promoting athletic programs through media and community outreach.
• Develops and monitors athletic program budgets; compiles financial reports.
• Prepare information & monitors program registration; assigns participants and coordinates team and coaching assignments.
• Prepares practice and game schedules; hires officials; updates calendar quarterly.
• Prepares, maintains, and keeps inventory of all sporting equipment and uniforms.
• Communicates athletic facility and field preparation and maintenance to Park Maintenance staff.
• Insures departmental policies & procedures regarding activities, staff & volunteers are followed.
• Supervises games & events requiring evening & weekend work
• Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

• Knowledge of athletic and recreational programming and services.
• Knowledge of facility and sporting safety requirements.
• Knowledge of physical education and fitness activities.
• Knowledge of facility, grounds, and athletic turf maintenance.
• Knowledge of basic accounting standards and practices.
• Knowledge of computers and ability to utilize job related software programs.
• Skill in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports.
• Skill in managing volunteers.
• Skill in oral and written communication.
• Skill in interpersonal relations.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

The Leisure Services Program Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results

GUIDELINES

Guidelines include County & Departmental policies and procedures, safety requirements, and related federal, state, and local laws. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK

• The work consists of related coordination and supervisory duties.
• The purpose of this position is to coordinate athletic programs for the Department. Successful performance helps ensure quality services that meet the needs of the County residents.

CONTACTS

• Contacts are typically with coworkers, other County agencies and employees, vendors, and members of the general public.
• Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; or to resolve problems; or to motivate or influence persons.
• Networking & developing professional, working relationships with other recreational professional on the district & state levels is also essential to success.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT

• The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects.
• The work is typically performed in an office or at athletic fields and facilities. The work is often performed outdoors and exposes the employee to occasional cold or inclement weather.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

This position has direct supervision over part-time athletic staff, coaches and volunteers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field, or a combination of education, experience and skills that meet the prerequisites of the position.
• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years of experience or service.
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.