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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  Work involves responsibility for assisting in the planning and coordination of park and recreation services, including specific responsibility for planning, organizing and supervising one or more major segments of the recreation program, such as programs for a geographical area of the community, recreation/parks department units, or specific activities (gymnastics, slimnastics, etc.). Work is performed under direct supervision of the Director of Parks and Recreation. Supervision, either direct or general, may be exercised over subordinate level personnel. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Assists in the planning and coordination of recreation services;
  • Plans, organizes, promotes and conducts a specific segment or segments of the recreation program (i.e., gymnastics, etc.);
  • Researches and prepares information for the Director of Parks and Recreation in the budget process;
  • Maintains records and makes reports;
  • Teaches, coaches and supervises athletics, programs, trips and events;
  • May prepare or assist in the preparation of publicity and/or meet and speak with local groups;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS Good knowledge of recreation administrative theory and practices; working knowledge of community organization and supervisory techniques; ability to plan, organize and promote recreation activities; ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing with groups and individuals; ability to stimulate and hold the interest of participants in both individual and group activities.


  1. Bachelors degree in recreation or a related field; or
  2. Bachelors degree, and one (1) year or four (4) seasons of paid experience in the conduct of recreational activities; or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in a) and b) above.

NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.


7/82; 2/86; 9/97; 4/09

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Non-Competitive Class PT [Town of Southeast]

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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