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Recreation Officer III

  • Recreation Officer III
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$35,308.00 – $56,092.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,471.00 – $2,338.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is senior-level administrative and supervisory work planning and directing a large and comprehensive recreation program in a state facility.

Job Duties

Plans, organizes, and directs a large and comprehensive recreation program including a variety of sports and indoor/outdoor recreational activities designed to contribute to the physical well-being and total rehabilitation of the offenders.

Supervises, evaluates, and directs recreation and other staff assigned to the recreation program.

Consults with recreation and custody personnel in developing and implementing a wide variety of recreation activities.

Works with community groups, the general public, the facility superintendent, and other staff members in the formulation and implementation of special and regular recreation and entertainment activities.

Provides in-service training for facility employees who may assist in recreation activities but are not formally assigned to the recreation department.

Coordinates the recreation program with the work and activities of all other facility departments.

Prepares recreational budgets and requests for purchase of equipment.

Schedules and secures approval for activities, music groups, etc.

Maintains proper condition of buildings and equipment; ensures that all recreation areas are kept clean and in good appearance.

Receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed to insure compliance with facility policy, achievement of objectives, and coordination with other phases of the total treatment program.

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 II 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,

Three 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, including one or more years with responsibility for budgeting, purchasing, and supervision of staff.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required general 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.

Comprehensive knowledge of preparing and conducting planned group recreational activities.

Comprehensive knowledge of recreation and its value in a corrective and rehabilitative program.

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

Ability to supervise, evaluate, and direct the work of others.

Ability to maintain interest in the positive improvement and rehabilitation of adults who are socially maladjusted.

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

Ability to lead and to secure the confidence and cooperation of various groups in recreational activities.

Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.

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 understand and enforce rules, regulations, and procedures.

Ability to be trained in computer and telecommunications usage.

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