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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS This is professional level work involving administrative responsibilities as well as responsi­bilities for planning, organizing and supervising major segments of community recreations programs. General direction is received from the Director of Parks & Recreations. Supervision is exercised over a number of recreation subordinate personnel including program leaders and clerical employees. Performs related work as required.


  • Acts for and in the place of the Director of Recreation & Parks in his absence;
  • Appoints, supervises and terminates recreation and park employees as appropriate;
  • Assists in planning, organizing, directing and reviewing adminis­trative procedures and policies necessary to the opera­tion of the Department of Recreation & Parks;
  • Assists the Director with the preparation of the annual budget; et;
  • Plans, promotes and supervises special activities and recrea­tion cultural events;
  • Promotes the organization of recreation activities and park opera­tions to insure maximum use of the facilities;
  • Supervises and reviews the work of the departmental subordinates and reports periodically to the Director;
  • Supervises the recruiting and training of personnel;
  • Prepares publicity and news releases for an assigned portion of the recreation program;
  • Establishes records and makes reports;
  • 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 administration, theory and practices; good knowledge of parks and recreation management; good knowledge of program planning and implementation; good knowledge of supervision; working knowledge of business administration; working knowledge of community organizations; ability to work with groups of varied ages and interests; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.


  1. Bachelors degree in recreation or a related field, and one (1) year experience in the administration of recreation and/or park services which shall have included supervisory experi­ence; or
  2. Bachelors degree and two (2) years experience in the administration of recreation and/or park services which shall have included supervisory experience; or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicat­ed in a) and b) above.

PLEASE 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.


10/94; 3/95; 4/09

Competitive Class

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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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