The City of Cape Coral

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Contract Counselor Specialist / Parks & Recreation / Special Events #4692

at The City of Cape Coral

Pay: $11.00 to $14.00/hour
Salary : $11.00 - $14.00 Hourly
Posted: 6/8/2018
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2106830

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Contract Counselor Specialist / Parks & Recreation / Special Events #4692
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$11.00 - $14.00 Hourly
Job Type:Contract
Location:CITY OF CAPE CORAL, Florida


There are five (5) open positions.

Responsible for the planning, organization, and initiation of all applicable programs, recreational activities and events. Must have excellent behavior management skills and provide positive communication between parents and staff. This position is responsible for the overall supervision of and safety of participants/volunteers, combined with implementation and adherence to lesson plans and/or City policies and procedures. This position is responsible for the ID checklist and/or attendance checklist; processing class registrations and record maintenance is expected. Event Specialist/Youth Services is responsible for operating audio visual equipment, set-up and break-down of:  events, birthday parties, dances, training classes, and other programs requiring audio visual support.  Event Specialist/Special Events is responsible for assisting with set-up and break-down of venues and stage operations, and various other event operations.  Dance Specialist is responsible for creating choreography, teaching dance classes, set-up and break-down of classrooms, providing appropriate music choices, and organizing recitals and performances.  Performs other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Individuals assigned to this classification must report to work per their assigned schedule. Parks and Recreation staff must be willing to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays as assigned.


Attending or completion of high school diploma or GED required. CPR and First Aid certification required within 90 days of hire or promotion.  Experience working with children required for Event Specialist/Youth Services and Dance Specialist positions.  For Event Specialist/Youth Services position, thorough understanding of amplifiers, mixers, special effects boards, dance lighting, CD, MP3, and other digital audio visual equipment required.  One (1) year experience as a D.J. preferred.  For Event Specialist/Special Events position, required to obtain stage certification within ninety (90) days of hire or promotion.  One (1) year experience working with labor groups/volunteers preferred.  For Dance Specialist position, thorough understanding of a variety of dance styles, dance techniques, age appropriate music, and planning recitals required.  One (1) year experience teaching dance preferred.  A valid Florida Class "E" Driver's License is required within 90 days of hire or promotion.

·         Tasks are performed indoors and outdoors, subject to weather conditions and uneven terrain, require some unassisted lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects up to 50 pounds. Tasks may require prolonged periods of standing or visual concentration and require moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

·         Requires the ability to speak, hear (perceive sound) and/or signal people to convey and exchange information; differentiate between colors or shades of color; read a variety of materials, at times complex; apply principles of rational problem-solving; record and deliver information, explain procedures, issue and follow oral and written instructions; and communicate effectively and efficiently in Standard English.  Requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide; calculate decimals and percentages.