Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation - Recreation Specialist III (Special Events)
Job Postings
Written by Suzanne Neve   
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 12:29 PM

ISSUED:  2-6-17     CLOSES:  2-10-17

Position:                  RECREATION SPECIALIST III (Special Events)

Salary:                    $39,091 Annually

Department:            Parks and Recreation/Special Facilities

Location:                 John Prince Park, 2700 6th Avenue South, Lake Worth

Hours:                     8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday - Friday

Other:                     Valid Florida Driver’s License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.

Performs administrative and supervisory work developing and managing large special events for County-Wide participation, partnerships and sponsorships with outside organizations to enable/enhance specialized recreation program delivery.  Plans, coordinates, manages, develops, promotes and budgets large festivals and events in compliance with Department, County and industry standards.  Duties may include extensive research, relationship building oversight and fund-raising.  Recommends new hires and terminations; conducts and signs disciplinary actions. Work is reviewed by a Recreation Program Coordinator through conferences, reports and results obtained.

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners provides an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and participation in the Florida Retirement System.


Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Health and Physical Education or related field; minimum of three (3) years organizing and directing recreational activities.  Equivalency:  Unrelated Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of related experience.

Necessary Special Requirements:  Must obtain First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications within six (6) months of hire.

PREFERENCE FOR EXPERIENCE:  Planning and implementing festival events; with partner building/fundraising; developing and implementing a sponsorship campaign; hiring//evaluating/counseling/promoting/terminating employees.

Visit for job description and to apply online.  May submit scannable application/resume with any Veteran’s Preference documentation to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue #300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406  Info 561/616-6888  Fax 561/616-6893 (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted).  Applications/resumes must include Job ID number, and will be accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 10, 2017.  EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP), Drug Free Work Place; All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.