Recreation And Parks Specialist Non-merit

Baltimore County
26 per week $15 - $16 Per hour MD 9831 Van Buren Ln, Cockeysville, MD 21030, United States


Several Recreation and Parks Specialist vacancies at various locations exist in the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks.

Schedule: 10 to 17 hours per week or 18 to 26 hours per week. 

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

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

NoteFailure 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. 

Examples of Duties

Job Purpose
Under supervision is responsible for the direct organization and leadership of a variety of recreation and nature programs; including, but not limited to teen centers, music, drama, tumbling, gymnastics and art.

Essential Job Duties

  • Organize, supervise and instruct  specialized programs for various age groups.
  • Oversee the use of recreational facilities.  
  • Assist groups in planning and carrying out recreational programs.
  • Update and maintain electronic and physical files and/or records.
  • Create and design flyers, booklets, advertisement, brochures and/or reports.
  • Meet with the community citizens groups.
  • Supervise and train volunteer leaders.
  • Maintain the recreational center in a safe and satisfactory condition.
Examples of Other Duties
Perform other duties as assigned.

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


Training and Experience
Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent
Specialization in recreational programs, preferred  
Prior recreation leader experience helpful

Preferred Qualifications

  • Skill in and appreciation of specialized recreational programs
  • Experience with developing a well-balanced diversified program
  • Practical knowledge of the skill to be learned
  • Ability to work well with age group involved
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and accurately, both orally and writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Knowledge of office procedures and filing systems
  • Knowledge of automated office systems
  • Skill in operation of office machineries
  • Knowledge CPR and basic first aid
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
Sufficient skill in and appreciation of  the specialized program; to develop a well-balanced diversified program; a practical knowledge of the skill to be learned; ability to work well with age group involved; knowledge of first aid. 
Proof of Degree Equivalency 
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. ( )

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN:  Recreation and Parks Specialist 
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

 Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties 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 position entails frequent walking, standing, and other limited physical activity
Employees in this classification may be assigned to work nights, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete an employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education, and fingerprinting checks.