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Recreation Program Leader 1
As a Recreation Program Leader 1, you would plan and coordinate organized discretionary time activities for inmates in a facility of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. This would include developing and directing a comprehensive recreational program of athletic and non-athletic activities; assessing the interests of the inmates; developing procedures for and monitoring all activities to ensure compliance with established directives; soliciting inmate and community involvement; providing instruction in and officiating at activities; preparing written reports; maintaining records of participants, programs, and equipment; responsibility for issuance and repair of equipment and supplies; conducting tryouts and selecting teams and officials; and coordinating tournaments and other events.
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Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.
You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.
On or before the date of the examination, you must have:
Either 1. an associate's degree in physical education, recreation, recreational therapy, or a closely related recreational field* AND two years of experience directing or assisting in the direction of a scheduled, organized recreational program;
Or 2. a bachelor's degree in physical education, recreation, recreational therapy, or a closely related recreational field;*
Or 3. a bachelor's degree AND two years of experience as described in #1.
*Qualifying closely related recreational field degrees for this exam are: athletic training, exercise science, kinesiology (athletic training), kinesiology (physical education), kinesiology (sports management), movement and science, recreation and leisure studies, recreation education, recreation management, sports management, or therapeutic recreation.
For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.26-985
When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.
Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.