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Lake Allatoona Outdoor/Overnight Camp Director

City of Atlanta • Atlanta, GA

Posted 9 days ago

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Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Job Description


Lake Allatoona Outdoor/ Overnight Camp Director

Pay Rate: $14.25 per hour

General Description and Classification Standards

Under direction, plans, organizes and administers a City Recreational Summer Camp; manages camp program operations, administration, facilities, and recreational programs for campers; performs related work as required. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a City Recreational Summer Camp at the campsite, including directing the food service, maintenance, recreation, administration, and medical services. For nine weeks, Camp Director works at the campsite while the Camp is open. During camp, the Camp Director has oversight of all camp functions and uses broad discretion to makes judgments and decisions in collaboration with the assigned Recreation Staff within the overall policy guidelines established by the department. This position will live onsite Monday night through Friday morning.  Room and board is provided.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for a City Recreational Summer Camp;
  • Plans, organizes and directs, through subordinate supervisors, the operation of the camp administrative, recreation programs, food service, maintenance and medical care functions;
  • In collaboration with assigned Recreation Staff reviews and evaluates the work of camp staff, including taking disciplinary action;
  • Ensures compliance of camp facilities and activities to pertinent codes, regulations and guidelines; monitors developments related to camp construction and maintenance, evaluates their impact and implements policy and procedure improvements;
  • Establishes and maintains good public relations with citizens, civic groups, and other departments of governmental agencies.
  • Prepares or reviews and maintains a wide variety of written reports and records, including reports on camp registration and rental fees, personnel records, periodic progress reports on camp activities, accident reports; prepares maintenance requests and requisitions;
  • Assists in the development of policy and implements procedures to ensure the health and safety of campers and camp staff, sanitary and safe facilities, and camp security; and performs related work as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of camp recreation program planning, development and implementation; including American Camping Association standards;
  • Principles and methods of camp planning and design, recreational programs, maintenance and camp operations, and environmental conservation and ecology;
  • Techniques of supervision including planning, assigning and monitoring work and of evaluation of camp staff;
  • Administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program development and implementation.
  • Theories, principles, techniques and equipment used in camp facilities and maintenance and operations;
  • Applicable laws and regulations; codes, ordinances, and guidelines pertaining to the work;
  • Computer applications and software used to track camp usage with standard desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, camp-tracking databases, and related software programs and systems;
  • Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work. 

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, assign, direct, review, and evaluate the work of assigned staff;
  • Select, motivate, and evaluate staff and provide for their training and professional development;
  • Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and internal controls;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work;
  • Communicate courteously and effectively with assigned Recreation staff and other camp staff members and relate well with campers in all age groups and the public;
  • Identify camp recreational and operational needs and recommend alternatives or enhancements;
  • Exercise sound independent judgment within general established guidelines;
  • Prepare clear, concise and complete reports and other written correspondence; and Represent the City effectively in meetings with community groups, businesses, and the public.


Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation, physical education, business or public administration or a closely related field; 
  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in recreation or camp programs, which includes at least two (2) years at a supervisory level.
  • Additional recreation or camp experience may be substituted on a year- for-year basis for up to two (2) years of the education requirement.
  • One-year experience (or equivalent summer sessions) in a residence recreational summer camp at a level equivalent to the City’s Camp Staff Supervisor.

Licensures and Certifications

  • Must be able to travel to various locations within the City of Atlanta and to the camps to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. 
  • During the tenure of this position, the incumbent is required to maintain a valid Georgia driver's license, as well as a satisfactory driving record.
  • CPR and first aid certification required at start of the summer season.

Additional Information: 

•    City of Atlanta required training May 28 – May 31, 2019.
•    Allatoona Campground specific site training and Outdoor Activity Training June 3 – June 7,             2019.
•    Summer staff will be required to work a 10 - hour shift Monday – Friday from June 10 – August       2, 2019.  Vacation requests during this time will not be approved.
•    All summer staff must be actively involved in the lake with campers during swim times and wear

     a bathing suit (one-piece for females, swimming trunks with lining for males). Staff is not

     required to know how to swim or teach swim lessons. 

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