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City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Aide (Sports) (Vacancies) in Columbus, Ohio

Recreation and Parks Aide (Sports) (Vacancies)

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Recreation and Parks Aide (Sports) (Vacancies)


$10.10 - $17.00 Hourly


Varies by position

Job Type

Part-time Seasonal Limitation


51 Columbus Recreation and Parks Department

Job Number



8/31/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

  • Description

  • Benefits


Under general supervision, is responsible for performing a wide variety of unskilled and semi-skilled recreation or parks related activities on a seasonal basis; performs related duties as required.

Examples of Work

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)

  • Acts as attendant at various rented recreational facilities by collecting and verifying user permits, ensuring standards of acceptable conduct, and cleaning and maintaining the facilities; opens and closes recreational facilities at designated times;

  • Distributes, sets up, and collects sports equipment such as volleyball and basketball nets, golf carts and score boards; arranges tables and chairs; inspects sports equipment to identify repair or replacement needs; distributes and collects supplies; takes inventory of supplies and equipment;

  • Informs players of rules concerning dress, conduct or equipment and enforces rules or ejects unruly players or unauthorized persons as necessary;

  • Distributes and monitors free lunches to eligible participants in a free lunch program;

  • Assists with display, scheduling, and promotional functions at an art facility;

  • Performs general grounds cleaning work; picks up debris, such as glass, paper or fallen limbs; rakes leaves or sand traps; pulls weeds; trims and mows grass; digs holes for planting;

  • Assists in maintaining athletic fields, playgrounds, and boat docks;

  • Assists in making minor repairs to facilities, fixtures, and equipment;

  • Assists skilled park, forestry, and horticultural personnel in the care of various plants and trees;

  • Empties trash barrels and charcoal grills; cleans and maintains restrooms;

  • Collects personal belongings from swimming pool participants, assigns and places personal belongings in basket in swimming pool basket room, and ensures proper return of personal belongings to participants;

  • Acts as a starter for City golf courses; ensures golfers get off first tee in order, golf carts are provided to paying golfers, and faster golfers play through at various holes;

  • Coordinates use of recreational facility to prevent players from interfering with one another;

  • Sets up equipment and sponsor banner and presents musical groups to audience for outdoor concerts;

  • Patrols recreational facility to detect theft, fire, vandalism or destruction and reports damages to appropriate authority; inspects facility premises to identify maintenance and repair needs;

  • Prepares and/or completes routine records and reports;

  • May drive a pick-up truck, van, golf cart or riding mower in support of regular duties;

  • May operate hand or power tools, weed eaters, pruning equipment, cleaning equipment, computers, cash registers, and/or typewriters;

  • May be required to flag traffic in park maintenance work.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required for some assignments.

Test/Job Contact Information

Recruitment #: 23-3684-V33

Employment Type: Part-Time (Seasonal)

Should you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact:

Rob Ricer

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department

1111 East Broad St.

Columbus, Ohio 43205

P: (614) 645-2348

E: rlricer@columbus.gov

The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Columbus seeks to promote compensation strategies that maximize the recruitment, performance, development, and retention of quality employees in support of the City's Covenant and strategic plan. In addition to a competitive pay plan, the City offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes the following:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Short-term Disability

  • Life Insurance

  • Wellness Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

Specifics about these benefit opportunities and eligibility can be discussed with one of the City's human resources professionals at the time of your interview or by contacting the Department of Human Resources, Labor Relations Office at (614)645-7206 for further information.


City of Columbus


77 N. Front Street, Suite 330

Columbus, Ohio, 43215


(614) 645-8300




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