September 14, 2023
Las Vegas, NV
Job Type


The Clark County Parks and Recreation Department is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the Recreation Specialist I/II . This position will work in various divisions within the department including Safekey , Recreation Centers , Gang Intervention and Aquatics. As a member of the team, you will plan and implement scheduled recreational and cultural programs and assist in carrying out programs and events, including directing the work of support and volunteers. As experience is gained, assignments are more independent and performed under more general supervision.

Recreation/Cultural Specialist I: $21.69 - $33.58 Hourly
Recreation/Cultural Specialist II: $23.37 - $36.37 Hourly

The Recreation/Cultural Specialist I is a training underfill position, upon successful completion of the training program the successful candidate will be non-competitively promoted to Recreation/Cultural Specialist II.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive Eligibility list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months at either level or may be extended as needed by Human Resources.

Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the selection process.
Education and Experience:
Recreation/Cultural Specialist I - Equivalent to an Associate's Degree AND two (2) years full-time experience in recreation program planning and implementation or leading recreation, sports or cultural programs. Bachelor's Degree in recreation, leisure studies, art or a closely related field preferred. Professional level experience and/or education that has provided the skills and knowledge necessary to perform all job functions at this level may be substituted on a year-for-year basis

Recreation/Cultural Specialist II - In addition to the above, minimum of one (1) year full-time experience in recreation program planning and implementation.

Working Conditions : Specified positions may require working evening, night, and weekend and holiday assignments. Specified positions may work in a juvenile detention facility with exposure to potentially abusive individuals or hazardous conditions. Specified positions may require driving to rural facilities. Specified positions may require working outdoors with exposure to extreme weather conditions.

Licensing and Certification : Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of appointment. Possess or be able to obtain certification in CPR and first aid. Specified positions may require possession of one or more of the following certifications: Mandt, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Life Guarding Instructor Trainer or some other special certification/license.

Background Investigation : Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Medical Examination : Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing : Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.
Plans, organizes, schedules and coordinates recreation, sports, camp, age-oriented and cultural programs and activities. Assists in the development and implementation of new programs; prepares program goals, outlines and budget requirements, estimates required facilities, supplies and staff and implements upon approval. Requisitions or obtains needed materials and supplies. Directs and reviews the work of part-time and support staff and volunteers; instructs staff in work procedures and ensures adherence to safety policies and procedures. Provides technical assistance to staff; inspects and evaluates work being performed; identifies problem areas and directs remedial actions to be taken. Prepares and maintains statistical and narrative records and reports related to recreation programs, facilities and projects. Responds to public inquiries and complaints related to recreation and cultural programs and activities to maintain good public relations. Promotes County recreation and cultural programs in the community and/or a facility; communicates with business and community leaders, the media, and other public officials to promote programs and fund-raising. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Orders and accounts for the use of program supplies and equipment. Uses standard office equipment in the course of the work; drives a personal or County vehicle to reach various recreation sites and attend meetings.
Mobility to work in a typical office or recreation facility setting and use standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Specified positions may require strength and dexterity to lead and participate in specific sports activities and/or ability to drive a motor vehicle. Specified positions may require the strength of lift equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Come Make a Difference and Join the Clark County Family where we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Flexible Schedules including 4/10 options
  • More Money in Your Pocket
    • 100% Employer Paid Defined Benefit Retirement
    • No Social Security Deduction
    • No State Income Taxes

Two Employer Sponsored Health Plans Offered - Choice of PPO or EPO (hybrid of HMO)

  • Medical - Employer pays 90% of premium
    • Pharmacy Benefits (30, 90-day retail or mail order fills)
    • 24/7 Telephone Advice Nurse - no employee cost
    • Teledoc, Doctoroo, and Dispatch Health

Retiree insurance - eligible after 5 years of service Dental Vision Life Insurance - Employer Paid AD&D - Employer Paid Long Term Disability - Employer Paid Generous Leave Accruals that include:

  • 13Paid Holidays includinga Floating Birthday Holiday
  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave

Other leave options

  • Catastrophic Leave
  • Parental Leave - Up to 90 days

Wide Variety of Voluntary Benefits that include

  • Guardian - Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Trustmark - Permanent Life Insurance benefits and long-term care.
  • Sunlife Financial - Basic and Voluntary Life Insurance, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance
  • TASC - Flexible Spending Account - FSA & Dependent Day Care Debit Card Available
  • Morgan Stanley - Deferred Compensation Plan

Employee Assistance Program Onsite Fitness Center - $12/month*Benefits vary and are subject to change depending on assignment, hiring organization and bargaining unit.

Closing Date/Time: 9/26/2023 5:01 PM Pacific

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