City of Goose Creek
  • Goose Creek, SC, USA
  • 45000-62000 +/-DOQ
  • Salary
  • 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.


This position is responsible for the administration and supervision of the programs division.


  • Plans, implements, executes robust activities at the recreation municipal complex and throughout the City of Goose Creek, including but not limited to, the City of Goose Creek's pre-school program, summer and holiday day camp programs, afterschool programs, arts programs, senior adult programs, and teen programs.
  • Supervises and schedules full-time, part-time, seasonal, temporary personnel and volunteers; manage, approve, and communicate staff work hours; approve timesheets; and monitor performance.
  • Adapt recreation programs to meet needs of the department and the community.
  • Conduct research to identify programs of value and interest to the community; evaluates program effectiveness and viability.
  • Make recommendations on new programs or modifications of existing programs to meet community needs.
  • Performs community outreach to promote recreational programs and stimulate interest in center offerings.
  • Determine site-specific program rules, guidelines and responsibilities for staff and program participants.
  • Manage disciplinary issues of program participants / facility users.
  • Communicate with participants and family members, other participants, and public.
  • Submit program and site information to be included in monthly newsletters.
  • Collaborate with management or supervisor to purchase equipment and services from outside vendors.
  • Manages budget for programs, to include requests for proposal, quarterly financial reports, invoice payment approvals, and purchasing supplies.
  • Keep records to include daily drop-in participants, program participants, rentals, revenues, expenses, and outcomes, and prepare the information for monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports.
  • Develops fee rules and registration procedures for new classes, programs, and camps and inputting them in the computer software program that the Recreation Department uses for registration and record keeping.
  • Develop, promote, and market community center programs.
  • Foster strong community engagement and collaborative programming by developing contacts and maintaining relationships with local stakeholders including civic associations, school parent teacher associations (PTAs), and neighboring businesses/organizations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Recreation or related field, preferred;
  • 2 years' experience in the recreation field to include at least one-year of supervision, preferred;
  • Park and Recreation Profession CPRP certification, preferred;
  • Experience in an office setting to include contact with the public and use of computers;
  • Any combination of education and experience totaling two years may be considered;
  • CPR and First Aid certification required within 90 days of hire.
  • Valid South Carolina Driver's License.


  • Knowledge of recreation programming.
  • Knowledge of personnel management and supervision.
  • Knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of public recreation, psychology, and sociology.
  • Ability to plan and administer a comprehensive and diversified recreation program for all ages, abilities, and interests.
  • Ability to provide supervision, leadership, training, and direction for assigned staff.
  • Ability to respond to and resolve difficult citizen inquiries and complaints, and advise the public on policies, procedures & regulations as it relates to the community centers and recreation programming.
  • Ability to manage a budget and plan for future needs.
  • Ability to drive a City vehicle to various locations for recreational programming.
  • Ability to use computers and various software programs, to include Word and Excel.


The work is typically performed indoors with some exposure to environmental conditions and/or hazards associated with outdoor temperatures, wetness and/or humidity.


Continuously requires hearing, vision, talking, carrying, pushing/pulling, sitting, standing, and walking/running. Frequently requires fine dexterity, handling/grasping, lifting, reaching, twisting, bending, crouching, and stooping, kneeling, and foot controls. Occasionally requires climbing. Medium strength demands include exerting up to 10 pounds constantly, up to 20 pounds frequently, and 20-50 pounds occasionally.


Constantly requires working closely with others as part of a team. Frequently frequent change of tasks and working in noisy/distracting environment. Occasionally requires time pressures, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, tedious, or exacting work, emergency situations, and irregular schedule/overtime.


The City of Goose Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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

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