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City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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$12.45 - $15.30 Hourly


Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Temporary or Seasonal Worker Unclassified

Job Number



Recreation Commission

Opening Date


Closing Date

12/1/2023 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Description
  • Benefits
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General Statement of Duties

The function of the Recreation Specialist (RS) working in an Inclusive Program is to facilitate the participation of the individual(s) with a disability in the community recreation program. The RS will work in cooperation/collaboration with the community center staff. The ultimate goal is to foster full participation of the individual(s) with a disability in the recreational setting.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)

Knowledge Of

Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching, and instruction for individuals and groups.

Strategies to include individuals with disabilities in a group setting and how their disability may affect their participation.

Child development and age-appropriate behavioral expectations

Skills To

Adjust actions in relation to others.

Actively look for ways to help participants.

Talk to participants to convey information effectively.

Abilities To

Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.

Provide supervision of an individual's safety in a group setting.

Assist the individual with activities of daily living such as toileting, dressing, and/or feeding.

Listen and understand information and ideas presented through various types of communication.

Build working relationships.

Required Education And Experience

Must be 18 years of age or older.

One Year Experience Working Directly With Individuals With Disabilities.

Must be able to lift and/or transfer individual with disability independently or assisted.

Must be able to swim and be in the water to provide inclusion support to children with disabilities.

Must be certified (unexpired) or able to be certified within three (3) months of hire in: CPR/ First Aid Certification; Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. Certification must be acquired and maintained as part of employment.

Must have valid Driver's License for those positions which require driving.

Working and Physical Conditions

Environmental Conditions: Office environment: exposure to computer screens; working closely with others. Outdoor environments: exposure to extreme weather conditions; slippery/uneven surfaces; high noise levels.

Physical Conditions: Duties require maintaining physical conditions necessary for lifting and/or transferring individual with disability independently or assisted; standing, bending, stooping, kneeling; general manual dexterity required.

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

Are you at least 18 years of age or older?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you have any current Certifications or Licenses?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you have experience working with individuals with disabilities?
  • Yes
  • No

If you answered yes to the above question, please explain your experience. (Please type N/A if you answered No.)


Our recreation centers are sectioned by regions, East, and West, . In which region do you prefer to work?
  • East
  • West
  • No Preference

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  • Yes, I understand and agree.
  • No, I disagree

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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City of Cincinnati


805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202