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City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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$25,896.00 - $31,824.00 Annually


Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Part-time Unclassified

Job Number

23-00059 (PT)



Opening Date


Closing Date

10/31/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
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General Statement of Duties

Parks/Recreation Specialist (Waterfront/Audio services)


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following items

The Recreation Specialist is the person responsible for providing audio and staging services at Sawyer Point. The Recreation Specialist is the employee responsible for setting up stages and operating audio systems. The primary responsibility of the Recreation Specialist is to ensure that audio services are provided properly, safely and in accordance with the policies & procedures of the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Park Board. In addition to audio responsibilities, the Recreation Specialist is also responsible for the management of the Proctor & Gamble Performance Pavilion.

Operates the various mixing boards and other audio equipment owned by the Cincinnati Park Board. Directs Program Leaders in setting up stages for various entertainment acts or speakers. Assists in loading and unloading of audio systems.

Reports to the Service Area Coordinator (SAC) and carries out duties as directed. Schedules the use of the P&G Pavilion. Meets with event organizers to determine load-in and load-out times and to consult on audio equipment configurations.

Monitors the use of the P&G Pavilion, including the comings & goings of event staff, volunteers, caterers, contractors, etc.

Assure that all acts who perform at Sawyer Point maintain proper language and are family friendly at all times. The Recreation Specialist has the authority to "pull the plug" if a situation warrants. Enforces the Policies & Procedures for the use of the P&G Performance Pavilion. Completes records and reports. Submits all reports on time. (Examples: Accidents to Participants, As Occurs, Property Damage, work order requests). Reports any unusual occurrences to the appropriate supervisor or security officer. Reports definite or potential hazards and unsafe conditions to the proper person. Alerts staff to risks or potential accidents.

Administers first aid required by an accident victim. Within limits of training, a Recreation Specialist must provide initial care needed to sustain life until the qualified medical personnel take over. Activates, as required, the Central Riverfront's Emergency Action Plans. Observes and enforces all Park Board Rules and Regulations. Solicits help from the Service Area Coordinator (SAC) as required. Projects a positive image in both conduct and appearance.

HOURS: The Park and Recreation Specialist works up to 40 hours per week, year-round, but may not exceed 1560 hours worked per year. These hours will be on a flexible schedule and will include evenings, weekends, and holidays as required. This is a part-time position without benefits.

Required Education And Experience

Parks/Recreation Specialist (Waterfront/Audio services)

Must be eighteen (18) years of age and a high school graduate.

Must pass a City of Cincinnati police check.

Must pass a criminal record check conducted by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This process includes fingerprinting.

Must have previous working or educational experience as a sound technician.

Desired Experience

A degree or certificate in music, audio engineering, or a similar field is desirable. The employee must have previous experience running a front of house operation in the capacity of audio technician. The employee should demonstrate the ability to communicate, in technical terms, with various bands, choral groups, and other entertainment industry individuals and groups. In addition, the employee should know the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the Cincinnati Park Board.

Training Requirements

Annually, this employee must complete Park Board training and/or pre-season orientation. Training topics may include, but are not limited to, CPR, First Aid, Back Safety, Fire Safety, Customer Service, Cultural Diversity, Sexual Harassment, Inclusion, and the Waterfront Division's pre-season orientation.

MILITARY EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE EVALUATIONMilitary education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.

Working and Physical Conditions

Environmental Conditions

Indoor and outdoor environments; exposure to office computer screens; work on slippery or uneven surfaces; work in or around water; exposure to poison flora, insects, or other animal diseases; exposure to extremes in weather conditions (all types of weather); exposure to human health issues; exposure to various chemicals (ex. water-quality testing chemicals); at times will work alone at parks and nature centers.

Physical Conditions

Responsibilities and duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, climbing, walking for prolonged periods of time; lead hikes over varied terrain, including steps and hills.

occasional light or moderate lifting and carrying required; occasionally required to use hands to finger, occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to distinguish colors, and the ability to adjust focus; must speak clearly and audibly

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.


The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving


Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")


Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.


By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the Human Resources staff and hiring department(s). Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions. The Human Resources staff will verify that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the job posting, based on the information provided in your application and in these answers. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
  • Yes, I understand and agree.

Have you read the entire job description?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you have experience in operating audio systems?
  • Yes
  • No

How many years of experience do you have in operating audio systems?
  • less than 1 year
  • 1-2 years
  • 3 or more years

Do you have any stage-setting experience?
  • Yes
  • No

How many years of experience do you have in setting stages?
  • less than 1 year
  • 1-2 years
  • 3 or more years

Are you willing to work different shifts, including weekends and holidays?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you understand that you will be required to take and pass a drug screen?
  • Yes
  • No

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City of Cincinnati


805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202