Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Hiring Range for this position is $27.00 - $31.25 per hour. Based off education and experience.

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespectProfessionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
Why Work for Aurora?
  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and wellness programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces


The Recreation Supervisor is engaged through challenging assignments and opportunities to develop youth programs and specialty camps that appeal to the citizens of Aurora. This position will design a comprehensive approach to youth programming across all recreation centers and facilities, as well as create, implement, and oversee full-day, state-licensed youth summer camp programs. To best meet the needs of customers, this position will be required to periodically work weekends and nights.
Essential duties include:
  • Lead by example to guarantee excellent customer service for participants in the City of Aurora recreation programs by establishing high customer service standards for staff and ensuring a high level of accountability to meet those expectations.
  • Stays current with trends in the Recreation industry to ensure that citizens of Aurora are offered superior options to meet their varied needs.
  • Assists in budget preparation and manages revenue/expenses closely for strong financial performance. 
  • Develop, plan, organize, implement and evaluate a variety of community-focused recreation programs.
  • Makes personnel decisions on selection hiring, training, evaluation and developing assigned employees.
  • Design, manage, and evaluate camp programs and city-wide youth programs that meet the needs and interests of youth.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


Education: Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Business Management or a related field. 

Experience: At least 3 years progressively responsible experience in Park and Recreation administration, including youth programs and camp programs. 5 years or more (preferred).
At least 3 years of supervisory and budget experience. 5 years or more preferred.

An equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.

Knowledge: Knowledge of how to successfully manage a business with both revenue and expense expectations. Knowledge of current trends in the Recreation industry.

Abilities: The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens. The ability to respond to customer inquiries and complaints in a timely manner. The ability to motivate staff, create a positive work environment, and hold staff accountable for achieving measurable goals and developing their skills.

Skills: Strong organization, management, communication, interpersonal and planning skills are required.

Licenses, Certificates, or Equipment Required:
Colorado Driver's License with a good driving record. 
Opportunity to occasionally use your own personal equipment (vehicle, cell phone, laptop, tools, etc.) in the course of your employment.


Physical Demands: sedentary to moderate physical work depending upon assignment. May require ability to lift up to a maximum of 50 pounds; some lifting and carrying objects up to 20 pounds; may require regular standing and walking; may require bending, crouching, pausing, pulling and climbing; hand/eye coordination for operation of a computer keyboard' may require foot/eye coordination for operation of motor vehicle; vision to read reports and other written material; frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens.

Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment, and occasionally at indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, public buildings and/or parks.

Equipment Used: Operates equipment and vehicles common to Recreation Management functions.  


For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, military service and include related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies

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