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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



Recreation Commission

Opening Date


Closing Date

9/30/2023 1:05 PM Eastern
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General Statement of Duties

The Recreation Specialist position in the Cincinnati Recreation Commission's main office may work within the divisions of: Aquatics, Athletics, Finance, Maintenance, Marketing/Design & Communications, Planning & Development (Engineering), or Youth/Teen Services. This employee will be responsible for maintaining an efficient office environment by performing general office duties such as: typing, filing, record keeping, data tracking, computer data entry; customer service via phone or in person, entry level drafting using CAD, information research, field work under close supervision, and other miscellaneous clerical duties.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

Knowledge of:

General knowledge of standard office methods of administration, data entry, customer service.

Basic business English, including spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Basic math.

Basic accounting principles.

Basic computer functions.

Microsoft Office software.

Photo Shop and Sketchup.



Marketing computer software and online applications (CRM tools, Online analytics, Google Adwords etc.).

Skill To

Type from clear copy, with a minimum of errors.

Type final copies of reports, letters, tables, numerical data, and other materials from longhand or rough draft copy.

File accurately using alphabetical, numerical, and chronological systems.

Ability To

Write legibly.

Speak effectively on the phone and in person.

Proofread for errors.

Use English accurately (spelling, punctuation, and grammar).

Make corrections to grammar, spelling, punctuation, and format errors when typing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Follow oral and written instructions.

Plan, organize, and prioritize work to adhere to deadlines.

Make sound judgments based on logical analysis.

Use marketing computer software and online applications

Use computer to send and receive electronic messages.

Use computer and office related software packages, such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Use Photo Shop, Sketchup, and CAD.

Use basic office equipment.

Required Education And Experience

Must be 18 years of age or older. Must have valid Driver's License for those positions which require driving.

Graduate of or enrolled in a college level program in architecture, engineering, or planning.

Excellent knowledge of MAC, MS Office, marketing computer software and online applications (CRM tools, Online analytics, Google Adwords etc.)

Military Education & Experience Evaluation

Military 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: Office environment: exposure to computer screens; working closely with others. Outdoor environments: exposure to extreme weather conditions; work below ground; slippery/uneven surfaces; ladders/scaffolds; high noise levels; exposure to dust, asbestos, fumes.

Physical Conditions: Duties require maintaining physical conditions necessary for sitting or walking for prolonged periods of time; standing, bending, stooping, kneeling; moderate lifting/carrying; general manual dexterity required.

Examples of Work Performed

Answer phones and transfer to the appropriate staff member

Take and distribute accurate messages

Greet public and clients and direct them to the correct staff member

Receive, sort and distribute incoming mail

Monitor incoming emails and answer or forward as required

Prepare outgoing mail for distribution

Fax, scan and copy documents

Maintain office filing and storage systems

Update and maintain databases such as mailing lists, contact lists and client information

Update and maintain internal staff contact lists

Type documents, reports and correspondence

Organize travel arrangements for staff

Coordinate and organize appointments and meetings

Assist with event planning and implementation

Monitor and maintain office supplies

Ensure office equipment is properly maintained and serviced

Perform work related errands as requested such as going to the post office and bank

Surveys the present condition of a building along with professional assistance

Drafts details and provides notes regarding doors, hardware, paint, floor coverings, and any other architectural features

Prepares maps of urban areas showing buildings within property lines, location, and restrictions to on-street parking, furniture locations, etc

Determines costs by unit costs, system cost, or per-square-feet (or any other relevant "cost per" basis) of proposed building or public improvement construction by consulting cost estimate references

Assists in the analysis of building conditions

Gathers data concerning special studies or projects

Analyzes data using algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or any other appropriate mathematical application

Employ marketing analytics techniques to gather important data (social media, web analytics, rankings etc.)

Conduct market research and analyze consumer rating reports/ questionnaires

Assist in the organizing of promotional events and traditional or digital campaigns and attend them to facilitate their success

Keep office area clean

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.
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Do you have any current Certifications or Licenses?
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Are you at least 18 years of age or older?
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Please be advised that an incomplete application WILL NOT be considered for employment. An attached resume' is not required and is not an acceptable substitution for a completed application. I have read and understand the above statement.
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Do you understand notifications regarding this position will be sent via email, therefore, it is your responsibility to check your personal email, GovernmentJobs mailbox, SPAM, JUNK, and CLUTTER FOLDERS for any and all communication sent regarding this position ?
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City of Cincinnati


805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202