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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is simple work involving the performance of routine tasks relating to implementation and support of community recreation programs for adults, teens and/or children, including camp programs. Work is performed under direct supervision of higher level recreation employees. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Assists in the conduct of soccer, basketball, baseball, bowling, badminton, volleyball, table game leagues, programs at recreation center or other physical facilities;
  • Assists in the conduct of socials, dances, tournaments, special events, story‑telling sessions, dramatics, parties, etc.;
  • Assists with the officiating at athletic contests;
  • Assists with the chaperoning of trips and other group activities;
  • Assists in the instruction of children in games, sports, arts and crafts, dancing, singing, dramatics, etc.;
  • Supervises the conduct of children's games and maintains order;
  • Keeps records of attendance, activities, equipment, etc.;
  • Makes up schedule for sports and special events;
  • Administers simple first aid;
  • Operates a movie projector, VCR or other audiovisual equipment;
  • Distributes and collects equipment;
  • May collect fees for events and activities;
  • 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 Knowledge of a variety of sports, games, and recreational activities; working knowledge of simple first aid; ability to deal calmly and effectively with a variety of people, including children and teenagers, and to secure cooperation and order; ability to give and enforce simple instructions; ability to keep simple records; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to follow detailed instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; good judgment; good observation; dependability; tact; courtesy; initiative.


Completion of two (2) years of high school.


Adequate experience and aptitude for leadership in recreational, youth, park service, cultural or educational enrichment activities, as determined by the Recreation Director or other Town authority.


7/89; 9/97; 12/05; 1/07; 1/09

Non-Competitive Class

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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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