Recreation And Parks Activity Coordinator

Baltimore County
35 per week $35,681 - $41,048 Per year MD 9831 Van Buren Ln, Cockeysville, MD 21030, United States


Pay Schedule I, Grade 19. Regular Schedule: 35 hours per week.
A vacancy exists in the Department of Recreation and Parks.
A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.
Current and future vacancies occurring within this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

 This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice.  Applicants are advised to apply promptly.

All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time. 

 List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.
Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You must attach proof of education, and/or certification(s)/professional license(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof ofprofessionaLicenses, Certifications and Education may result in your application not being considered.

Examples of Duties

Job Purpose
Under close supervision is responsible for the direct leadership of a wide variety of recreation activities, nature activities and special events.

Essential Job Duties

  • Assists in the creating, planning, implementing, scheduling, promoting and coordinating of a variety of recreation programs, activities and special events in a heavily programmed recreation center, both indoor and outdoor.
  • Plans and leads diversified programs and activities in the following categories: performing and cultural arts, sports, fitness, social and hobbies.
  • Recruits, trains and coordinates the work of part-time staff and volunteers.
  • Meets with local residents to determine recreational needs.
  • Inspects facilities to make certain that structures, areas and equipment are safe, adequate and functioning properly.
  • Prepares fields and diamonds for various sports at various locations.
  • Prepares program statistical reports.
  • May include regular maintenance of ball fields.
  • Enter programs and permits into the registration software: CivicRec
  • Work hours and weekly schedule vary week to week, weekends, and seasonally.
Examples of Other Duties
Performs other related duties as required.

 NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of required qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.


Required Education and Experience
Possession of a high school diploma or an equivalent;
Two years successful experience as a playground leader, recreation leader, recreation specialist, teacher, or worker in a closely allied field. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Entry Level)

  • A practical knowledge of the organization of leagues, clubs, tournaments, exhibits, demonstrations and entertainment
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and theory of programming recreational and leisure activities
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of community recreation
  • Knowledge of CPR/First Aid
  • Skill in at least three of the following types of activities:  athletics, dramatics, story-telling, low-organized games, social recreation, informal discussion, nature study, folk dancing, music, handicrafts
  • Sufficient skill in an appreciation of all activities conducted at a recreation center to develop a well-balanced, diversified program
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to secure effective use of volunteer leaders
  • Ability to manage a recreation center, park, or related facility
  • Ability to supervise and train staff
  • Ability to recruit, train, and guide volunteers  
  • Ability to assist in the planning, organizing, and supervising of recreation and parks programs for a community
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the public, other agencies, and co-workers
  • Ability to communicate effectively
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Full Performance)
  • Knowledge of County and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of departmental recreation and parks programs, services, and operations
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of managing a recreation facility
  • Skill in the management of a recreation center, park, or related facility
  • Skill in the supervision and training of staff
  • Skill in recruiting, training, and guiding volunteers
  • Skill in assisting in the planning, organizing, and supervising of recreation and parks programs for a community
Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a noncommercial class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

Proof of Education, License and Certification
Applicants are required to submit proof of driver's license and education to meet the qualifications of the position.  Unofficial copies are acceptable.

Documents can  be mailed or delivered to:
 ATTN: Activity Coordinator - Rec and Parks
 Office of Human Resources
 Baltimore County Government
 308 Allegheny Ave.
 Towson, MD 21204

You must attach proof of education, and/or certification(s)/professional license(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable. 

Examination Procedure
Qualified applicants will be assigned a rating based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as submitted on their application and supplemental questions. Applicants are advised to state the dates, duties and responsibilities of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System, with very limited exceptions. 

Physical and Environmental Conditions:
The work of this classification entails some physical labor including walking over rough and uneven surfaces in the inspection of facilities and grounds, and some lifting and carrying of items.  

The work entails travel to recreation and park sites, facilities, and meetings throughout the County.

Employees in this classification may be assigned to work nights, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.