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Recreation Officer II

  • Recreation Officer II
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$32,400.00 – $51,468.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,350.00 – $2,144.50
Pay Grade: 

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This is mid-level work in recreation and related activities in a state facility.

Job Duties

Directs a recreation program of limited scope or assists in organizing, conducting, and overseeing a variety of indoor/outdoor activities, games, and sports in a large and comprehensive recreation program.

Provides individual and group instruction in the fundamentals and rules of various activities.

Schedules facilities for movies, group activities, special seasonal programs, and competitive events; assists in or directs the planning and preparation for these activities.

Organizes and coordinates athletic events, shows, and other outside activities.

Issues recreation equipment and maintains records of its issuance; inspects the condition of equipment when returned.

Assumes responsibility for the care and maintenance of indoor and outdoor recreation facilities; participates in the selection and requisition of recreation equipment.

Confers with staff members, recreation director, or other supervisor regarding special, disciplinary, or related problems; assists less-experienced workers in handling such problems.

May supervise staff assigned to conduct and/or oversee recreation program activities.

Observes and evaluates the behavior and reaction of participants to activities and recommends continuation or changes as appropriate.

Receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed through observations.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of experience as a Recreation Officer I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Recreation, Physical Education, Leisure Studies, or a closely related field; and,

Two or more years of work experience, excluding volunteer experience, in the field of group recreation or physical education which included responsibility for organizing, implementing, scheduling, and/or overseeing recreation activities.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in a variety of indoor and outdoor games, sports, and related activities.

Intermediate knowledge of preparing and conducting planned group recreational activities.

Ability to integrate a recreation program appropriate with the mission of the agency.

Ability to give individual and group instruction in a variety of recreational activities.

Ability to plan, organize, lead, and adapt activities in accordance with individual and group needs.

Ability to observe behavior and report it accurately.

Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.

Ability to supervise and direct the work of others.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents, offenders, and other employees.

Ability to physically participate in and instruct sports programs.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to read and comprehend written materials.

Ability to understand and enforce rules, regulations, and procedures.

Ability to be trained in computer and telecommunications usage.

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