City of Fort Wayne

Program Coordinator - Salomon Farm

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Working under the direction of the Supervisor of Salomon Farm Park, the incumbent plans and conducts programs, assists with special events, and supports to rental and daily park operations. General overall duties incorporate planning,...
Job Code: 2022011
Posted On: Tuesday, 15th February 2022
Category: Seasonal
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: Varies
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $13.00 - $15.00 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Supervisor of Salomon Farm Park, the incumbent plans and conducts programs, assists with special events, and supports to rental and daily park operations. General overall duties incorporate planning, implementation, promotion, marketing, and evaluation of, programs and activities. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists with festivals and special events;
  • Researches, plans, develops, coordinates, and implements programs including session plans, budget, equipment, displays, exhibits, and evaluations;
  • Maintains program and event attendance;
  • Leads, directs, and instructs activities, works directly with program participants and serves as a role model;
  • Attends staff meetings and training sessions as required;
  • Follows and enforces safety rules and reports any irregularities and unusual conditions to supervisor;
  • Collects fees for programs and admissions as needed;
  • Prepares daily cash reports and daily reports as needed and reconciles any discrepancies;
  • Follows all City of Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation money handling procedures;
  • Assists in marketing and promotion of events and programs as directed;
  • Assists in the supervision of rentals as directed;
  • Is proficiently familiar with program organization, rules and topics;
  • Assist with animal care and cleaning as directed
  • Assists in trail, garden, and grounds maintenance as needed;
  • Enforces Park and Recreation department rules;
  • Greets the public and answers questions;
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment;
  • Assists in maintaining a clean general appearance of the assigned areas, buildings, facilities, and grounds;
  • Assist with sunflower operations and sales as assigned;
  • Assists with the removal of litter, refuse, debris, trash, and graffiti from assigned areas in a timely manner;
  • Assists with facility and restroom cleaning as needed;
  • Operates and maintains equipment and vehicles in a safe manner;
  • Reports vandalism and items in need of repair;
  • Performs duties within the guidelines of work rules and safety policies of the City of Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Performs other duties as assigned.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

On due occasion the incumbent may supervise groups of volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Any combination of education/experience equivalent to a high school diploma
  • Two years of advanced education or experience in recreation or related field, preferred but not required;

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and/or ABILITIES

  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Knowledge of Parks & Recreation facilities and functions;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers and operating employees of the Parks & Recreation Department and the general public;
  • Ability to work within a flexible schedule including evening and weekend assignments;
  • Works in harmony with fellow works and maintains good relations with park patrons;
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions;
  • Maintains a neat and personal appearance.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Contacts occur with the supervisor, departmental associates and the general public to give and receive factual information about the work.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY

Incumbent's work consists of moderately complex, relatively standardized tasks with the understanding and ability to make practical application of procedures that are directly relevant to the assigned duty such as meeting and coordinating with event sponsors and other organizations utilizing park facilities.

Incumbent makes choices and takes actions in performing a variety of relatively standardized assignments. Errors in decision or work are either readily detected or corrected through supervisory review. The supervisor's instructions are direct and detailed and will verify quality and accuracy at critical phases and

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Maintains a valid Indiana Driver's License for use of city vehicle;
  • Certified in First Aid and Adult, infant/Child CPR;

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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