Recreation Specialist/Community Recreation Programmer

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Regular, Full Time
$17.00 - $21.00 Hourly
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Location: Naval Station Everett Community Recreation

Pay Grade: NF-0188-03

Employee privileges include access to base facilities such as gyms, recreation centers, restaurants, and discount tickets to sporting and entertainment events.

Summary of Duties: Incumbent is responsible for the planning, coordinating, execution and evaluation of a comprehensive monthly calendar of reoccurring and non-reoccurring recreational activities, classes, events, trips, and programs. Recreation activities include but are not limited to special events, seasonal programs, and ongoing daily activities; including instructional classes, contests, trips and tournaments. Incumbent prepares for these programs by ordering the needed supplies, equipment, transportation, marketing support and making appropriate contacts and arrangements for the success of the programs. Arranges for space set up, audio-visual and other equipment and coordinates with managers when additional staff is needed to make a program successful.

Prepares and provides a detailed program plan that can be given to facilities managers when an activity requires front line staff execution. Decorates and sets up for activities/programs and ensures where activities are held are cleaned up both prior to and after events.

Works closely with Marketing to promote programs that are being planned and implemented. Uses creative techniques to encourage/attract patrons to participate. Coordinates with the installation marketing representative/sponsorship coordinator identifying commercial sponsorship opportunities in support of the program.

Incumbent captures metrics and evaluates programs. Evaluates effectiveness of program delivery based on user metrics, surveys, interactions with patrons and ICE comments. Uses data to make recommendations and modification to the program. Conducts focus groups in order to determine future programs. Prepares and submits required monthly reports and metrics for area of responsibility.

Qualifications: Incumbent must possess practical knowledge of goals, philosophy, principles, techniques, and procedures used in managing, organizing, planning, administering facilities and conducting recreational activities. Must have a fouryear undergraduate degree in Recreation or related subject area and one year of professional experience OR though three years of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade e-quipping the incumbent with the skills to successfully perform the position's duties. Must be able to utilize a computer and have basic knowledge of software such as Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Internet Explorer). Possesses strong communication skills and ability to communicate to all military personnel, advisory groups, DoD personnel, local community program representatives, and vendors.

Must have the ability to solve problems, make sound decisions and exercise good judgment with skill, tact and resourcefulness. The incumbent has considerable responsibility for and independence in planning and implementing diverse activities requiring initiative, innovation, and resourcefulness. Incumbent must be skilled and able to perform multiple job duties with limited direction or supervision. Must have general knowledge and skill in developing and executing operating budgets.

Incumbent demonstrates knowledge of marketing and promotion techniques motivating and encouraging program participation. Have the ability to evaluate activities, programs, and services to meet patron and organizational goals, objectives, interests, and needs taking corrective action when necessary to meet goals.

Qualifications preferred include:

  • Mountaineering experience or certifications including AIARE 1 or Avalanche Awareness and/or Ice Axe skills or demonstrated general snow travel knowledge.
  • Leave No Trace Instructor certification or experience
  • Wilderness First Aide or ability to obtain within six months
  • Alpine Tower/Ropes Course Experience or certifications
  • Rock Climbing Experience or certifications
  • Kayaking Instructor certification
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor certification
  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional Certificate

Within the first 90 days on the job be able to obtain certifications in First Aid and CPR. Must possess a valid driver's license for travel between sites and be comfortable driving a 15 passenger van. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Advancement Opportunities: Fleet & Family Readiness Programs is a worldwide enterprise as far-reaching as Europe & Japan with career opportunities in business, fitness, recreation, child care, hospitality management, housing, food services, or human services. Gain valuable experience and benefit from our mentoring and employee development programs. Where do you want to go today?

How to Apply: Submit a completed NAF Application and Declaration Form 306. Send in application via e-mail to:, or by fax to (360) 396-5445. Forms can be downloaded from: