City of Goose Creek
  • Goose Creek, SC, USA
  • $33,466 to $43,507 annually
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full benefits package including State Retirement, Paid Individual Medical/Dental/Life, Paid Holidays, Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Wellness Programs and many other benefits.

Recreation Specialist



This position is responsible for assisting with administrative tasks related to the youth athletics program. This position may also assist "hands-on" with youth athletic programs as requested. This position reports to the Athletic Coordinator. This position requires flexibility to work evenings and weekends.


  • Provides administrative assistance to the Athletics Coordinator in the recreation division.
  • Performs administrative work related to the planning, organizing, and promotion of recreational programs and schedules.
  • Creates flyers, contributes to newsletters, and creates announcements as requested.
  • Provides administrative, clerical, software, and miscellaneous types of support to department personnel.
  • Assists in monitoring the day to day youth athletic programs and events.
  • Assists in the management of the team rosters, registrations, payments, and customer's accounts.
  • Assists in setting up gym for classes and monitoring equipment for safety.
  • Provides guidance to other volunteer coaches.
  • Oversees the outdoor pool during its operating season
  • May assist with payroll when requested.
  • Assists the public with questions, comments, complaints, and problems regarding services provided by the Recreation Department.
  • Attends staff meetings and related training.
  • May perform duties at other recreation locations as requested.
  • Serves as back up to co-workers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Bachelor's degree in Recreation or related field preferred.
  • One-year administrative experience working with schedules, rosters, registrations, flyers, written communication, etc.
  • Experience with youth athletic programs and preferred.
  • Aquatics experience preferred.
  • Recreation Department experience preferred.
  • Intermediate level experience with computers to include Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Publisher, and Word
  • CPR and First Aid certification required within 90 days of hire.
  • Valid South Carolina Driver's License.


  • Knowledge of youth athletics.
  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work under pressure, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to use computers and various software to include Word and Excel
  • Ability to monitor planned activities with children.
  • Ability to perform CPR and basic first aid.
  • Ability to supervise and relate well to children.
  • Ability to provide customer service to include problem solving and dispute resolution when necessary.


The work requires exerting up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 30 pounds of force to move objects and the following physical abilities: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity and walking.


The work is typically performed indoors and outdoors.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.  Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were written out in this job description.


The City reserves the right to revise this position description at any time.

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