City of Friendswood
  • 12-Jan-2021 to 26-Jan-2021 (CST)
  • Friendswood, TX, USA
  • $18.27 - $23.39
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The City of Friendswood is currently accepting applications for a Recreation Specialist in the Parks and Recreation Department. 


  • To perform responsible professional work in the organization, planning, marketing, evaluation, and implementation of the City pool and all aquatic activities.
  • To work directly with other staff in planning, organizing, and executing programs and special events.



  1. Coordinate, implement, and evaluate the City Pool and Swim Lesson Program. 
  2. Interview, select, and evaluate aquatic staff and volunteers.
  3. Provide training to lifeguard staff for swim lessons and overall lifeguard knowledge.
  4. Establish schedules for aquatic programs, such as swim lessons, swim practices, Aqua Zumba, etc.
  5. Teach American Red Cross Lifeguard Training classes.
  6. Coordinates and schedules pool rentals with local swim teams and organizations.
  7. Receives telephone calls and visitors; answers routine inquiries, takes messages, and routes to appropriate party. 
  8. Greets all visitors and gives information or directions.
  9. Prepares daily cash receipt report and work order for Department.
  10. Assists with the maintenance of facilities with other divisions, departments and community groups through work orders in Incode software.
  11. Types memos, letters, and correspondence.
  12. Assists with the implementation of Adult Sports leagues and programs. 
  13. Uses CivicRec software program to schedule usage of City parks and recreational facilities, and register participants for recreational activities and events.
  14. Provide general maintenance of the City Pool, as well as overall pool water quality.
  15. Orders pool chemicals and water testing supplies.
  16. Coordinate, promote, implement and evaluate a variety of recreation programs and special events including, but not limited to, Movies in the Park, Youth Sports Day, and the Pitch, Hit, & Run competition.
  17. Assist with the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of other recreation programs and special events including, but not limited to, Adult Sport Tournaments, Daddy Daughter Dance, and the Fitness Preview Party.
  18. Coordinates volunteers for all events through volunteer apps and creating relationships with different organizations including the school district, boy scouts, girl scouts, and other local entities.
  19. Assists with Parks & Recreation website revision and maintenance as well as social media outlets.
  20. Place orders for event supplies, office supplies, decorations, equipment, and other items.
  21. Performs other duties within areas of responsibility and ability, as assigned.


1.  Minimum Education and Experience Required to Perform the Job:

  • Associate Degree or two to three years of college courses.
  • Three to five years of related experience.
  • Experience in municipal government.

2.   Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Parks and Recreation, or related field.
  • One to three years of related experience.
  • Experience in municipal government.


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