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Community Recreation Assistant

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Parks & Recreation Department
$17.50- $22.50/hour
Job Description: 

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Temporary, Part-Time*                                          

OPENS: February 26, 2020

CLOSES: When Filled

SALARY RANGE: $17.50- $22.50/hour                                                   

* This is a temporary position, ranging from 20-40 hours per week.



Under the direction of the Community Recreation Coordinator, the Community Recreation Assistant is responsible for providing leadership in the planning, organizing and administration of Summer Day Camp, Spring Break Camp, Holiday Camp, No School Days, Teen Camps and Afterschool program. In addition, this position is responsible for assisting with administration, planning, purchasing supplies for Community Recreation programs.



Train and lead staff in the development, implementation and evaluation of weekly day camp and preschool activity schedules.  Schedule and coordinate all field trips including transportation.  Discuss and implement discipline plans with parents, Recreation Coordinator, other staff, and participants.  Work closely with all staff to develop a cooperative, supportive and enthusiastic atmosphere for children, parents, school personnel and program specialists.  Purchase and manage supplies including maintaining an updated inventory of supplies. Monitor and prepare budget for program area.  Oversee the cleaning of program areas and storing of equipment and supplies at the end of each day.  Prepare and maintain required reports, including but not limited to, daily attendance sheets, volunteer calendars, youth registration forms, camp brochures, activity logs, and incident/accident reports.  Input reports into Laserfiche with appropriate retention periods. Provide customer service by responding to emails, voicemails, and walk-in customers at the front desk.  Prepare and distribute informational and promotional materials.  Attend required staff training.  Supervise and train the Camp Supervisors and conduct weekly staff meetings or as needed.  Maintain professional image and positive attitude at all times.  Act as role model for staff and participants.  Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Recreation Coordinator. 



Must be at least 21 years of age.  Educational background in recreation, education, or child development preferable.  Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in planning, implementing and supervising recreational and/or educational activities for children ages 6-12.  Supervisory experience preferable.  Ability to take initiative, make sound decisions, and trouble shoot problematic situations in an independent manner is required.  Valid Washington State driver’s license.  Ability to drive 15 passenger van.  Responsible for own transportation to and from various job sites.  Current First Aid, Child CPR and Adult CPR cards required.  Ability to successfully pass WSP Background Check.


TO APPLY: Please complete a required City of Federal Way application form and attach resume and cover letter.  Applications are available at City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003, on our website at www.cityoffederalway.com, or by calling 253-835-2530. Successful candidates for this position will be subject to a background check pursuant to RCW 43.43.832.


The City of Federal Way is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Applicants may request a copy of the City’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Human Resources at 253-835-2531. Any person requiring ADA accommodation should advise the City of the need. For telecommunications relay service for voice and text telephones call 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388/TTY or 1-800-833-6384/voice.