Working under the direction of the Manager VI – Neighborhood Programs or his representative as designated, the Playground Supervisor accepts supervision of all playground staff, operations, programs and activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Drives City vehicle daily to go to all playgrounds sites for delivery, pick up or drop in;
• Understands the work hours of the Summer Playground Supervisor are not standard 8-5pm. There are evenings and weekends included in this job;
• Acts as a role model to park leads, park staff and participants in the program;
• May assist in conducting interviews for all or part of summer playground staff;
• Plans and schedules playground sites field trips and special activities/programs;
• Coordinates activities with other Park Programs, City Departments and local agencies and groups such as Fort Wayne Community School's Free Lunch Program, Fort Wayne Philharmonic's Music groups, Science Central, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, etc.;
• Reviews inventory for arts and crafts, athletic equipment, games and daily use. Submits in writing items to be ordered for the summer;
• Reviews and arranges for printing of any forms, directions or rules and updates Playground Leaders Manuals with manager approval;
• Arranges for or picks up any supplies from Lawton Playground Storage or candy, food, etc. for prizes for special events;
• Visits each playground site (multiple times) daily to check on programs and/or problems.
• Picks up attendance reports on (Monday morning) on a weekly basis;
• Hands out, collects and checks submitted time cards. Keeps accurate records of time worked and amount paid for all staff including self;
• Is available at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday for any staff calling in and not coming to work and after 5pm for carnival nights and other special events.
• Conducts mid-way (4week) and final personnel evaluations for each Leader at collection of last time card;
• Interacts daily at each playground site with staff and participants;
• Provides agenda and conducts playground staff meetings if needed with manager approval;
• Solicits prize donations from area merchants for carnival event and park giveaways;
• Ensures that the carnivals sign, games, prizes and food are at the carnival site and ready prior to the event start time;
• Attends, sets up, and assists sites with their scheduled carnival including any or all other special events that are required;
• Arranges for closing of playground sites/Office and ensures the return of all equipment to Lawton Storage;
• Evaluates all equipment, discards broken and unusable games and pieces. places items back in storage with written documentation of the items, games, etc.;
• Writes and submits monthly Playground Report and weekly numbers report for each playground site as well as a monthly for each and combined;
• Attends Seasonal Employee Training (Bloodborne, Hazardous Communication);
• Reports irregularities and abnormal conditions on the playground/parks to manager and/or Lawton staff;
• Works all required time except for regularly scheduled holidays;
• Complies with dress code for the Summer Playground program; wears a playground staff T-shirt (provided), gym shoes/closed toe shoes and appropriate length shorts;
• Communicates daily and in a professional manner with upper management, supervisor, co-workers, participants, parents, volunteers and patrons of the park;
• Performs duties in accordance with the City's safety rules and operating regulations and practices;
Incumbent will supervise up to twenty-four people. The supervision is complex and involves adaptation of practices, procedures and methods.
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
• Baccalaureate and one year experience in supervision, either in a school setting or leisure program;
• General knowledge of working with people including interviewing and evaluating;
• Ability to plan, organize and train staff;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and the general public;
• Ability to write coherent reports;
• Ability to assign itinerants to replace absent staff members;
• Ability to solve working problems regarding staff and participants, and follow through by reporting problems;
• Proficient use of Microsoft Word and Excel
• A Standard First Aid Certificate and is required;
Ability to read, analyze, and interprets common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Indiana Driver's License
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 stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and carry the weight up and down stairs including a distance of 25 feet. 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.
Incumbent works inside and outside in normal weather changes, walks in various terrain and is exposed to hazardous conditions or substances, dust or grease.