Program Specialist III- Community and Recreation Program - NH Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Community Recreation

Date Submitted: 11.20.2023

Application Deadline: 12.1.2023

Position Title: Program Specialist III

Contact Name: Eric Feldbaum

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Organization: NH Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Community Recreation

Job Description

Program Specialist III- Community and Recreation Program

Position #8T3185

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation, has a full-time vacancy for a Program Specialist III.


To manage, coordinate and provide guidance and assistance handling all post-completion responsibilities of LWCF projects within the bureau of Community and Recreation program. Ensure compliance in accordance with the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, as well as State and Local Assistance Program (LWCF) within the state consistent with the LWCF Act of 1965.


Coordinates, conducts, and reviews all post completion project inspections of individual state and local project sites and areas every five years as required by federal program rules. Provide post completion reports to NPS as required. Ensure properties acquired and or developed with LWCF assistance are retained for outdoor recreation purpose in accordance with project grant agreements. Consult with the NPS on matters of non-compliance and takes appropriate actions to resolve them.

Coordinates the receipt and review of post completion and stewardship requests and provides technical and programmatic guidance. Submits appropriate reports and documentation for NPS review and approval, post completion. Plans proposals for items including but not limited to leasing and Concession agreements, conversions of Use, underground utility easements and right of way, commercial Signage, proposals to construct public facilities, temporary non-conforming uses, sheltering Facilities, obsolete Facilities and significant change of use. Coordinates the executions of all formal post completion amendments as necessary through the usage of the federal online project management and file sharing platforms.

Research and review all changes in the use, transfer of ownership and control or interests in both surface and subsurface properties acquired or developed through the LWCF program. Research public records from various repositories, including but not limited to county registries of deeds for applicable project and property information.

Develops, manages, and maintains the legacy of electronic project files. Works to digitize all remaining project files as well as inventory and catalog all hard files with State Archives. Develop a GIS database to include all LWCF attributes, not limited to past inspections, grant agreement and amendments, application documents and post completion and stewardship communications. Maintain open communication with the National Park Service; as well as elected federal, state and local officials; federal, state and local agency staff, and general public.

Works with other department offices and state agencies relative to any land acquisition, development or use plans and activities that may impact program compliance. Assists with updates to survey plans and facility maps of LWCF encumbered properties. Participates in state and department land management teams to provide programmatic guidance on compliance and stewardship as needed and applicable.

Responds to requests from other state agencies, municipal offices, and consulting firms for review of potential impacts to state and local LWCF areas by various federal, state, or local funded public works projects. Provides appropriate stewardship guidance and compliance action plans as necessary.

Reviews, interprets, and explains all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, rules, and agreements specific to and relative to the programs post-completion requirements.

Assists other programs within the Community Recreation Bureau, as well as outreach and operations for the Division of Parks and Recreation, as requested.

Advises designated LWCF State Liaison Officer and Alternate State Liaison Officer(s), as well as federal, state, and local elected officials, on all post completions and stewardship matters.


Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with major study in the public administration, business administration, parks and recreation management or hospitality and leisure. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Four years of professional experience in a cultural institution of public administration or in project management, assessment, park management, land management, grant management, recreation management, planning, or finance , with responsibility for program implementation, direct service delivery, planning or program evaluation. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.

License/Certificate: Valid driver’s license.


Physical Demands: Standing and walking in various indoor or outdoor environmental conditions over varying terrain and surfaces for extended periods. Lifting and carrying loads of approximately 50 lbs.

Travel: Intermittent intrastate and interstate transportation by various means, including but not limited to aerial lifts, motor vehicles, off-highway recreational vehicles, boats, and airplanes. May include overnight lodging.

Schedule: Must be available to work a non-traditional schedule including early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists the essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

For further information please contact: Mr. Eric Feldbaum, Community Recreation Administrator,, Tel # (603) 271-3556.

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Deputy Director of Parks, Recreation and Facilites - City of Portland

Date Submitted: 11/09/2023

Application Deadline: 01/31/2024

Position Title: Deputy Director of Parks Recreation and Facilites

Contact Name: Samara Ray

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Organization: The City of Portland, Maine

Job Description

DEPUTY DIRECTOR – Parks, Recreation & Facilities (PRF) Department - Full-Time, 37.5 hour position.

This position will be a key part of the Leadership team that implements the mission of Portland’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Facilities: to enhance the quality of life through people, parks and programming while creating lasting memories for the citizens of Portland and its visitors.

The City of Portland PRF Department consists of 68 parks, 30 playgrounds, over 20,000 street trees, 11 community gardens, 50+ miles of trails, 39 athletic fields and various winter recreation areas. The Department operates the 30-hole Riverside Golf Course, Troubh Ice Arena, historic Merrill Auditorium, Ocean Gateway, and the Portland Expo. The Department provides recreational and community programming for tens of thousands of children, adults and seniors of all abilities. The Department manages outside events, races, and concerts throughout the City, and manages facilities and leases of multiple professional minor league sports teams. The Department manages maintenance and capital improvements for all of Portland’s public buildings, piers and waterfront facilities. The Department manages cruise ship arrivals and departures. The Department manages 13 cemeteries with hundreds of burials annually, and oversees plowing of 120 miles of City sidewalks, school parking lots, and park roads.

The Deputy Director position will work with the Director to directly oversee daily operations of the Department, with multiple Division Director reports. The Deputy Director will ensure smooth communication and coordination between Divisions and other City Departments. The Deputy will help implement employee safety and training programs, and to be part of employee recognition and performance management. The Deputy will collaborate with dozens of neighborhood associations, parks friends groups, and appointed commissions. The Deputy will serve as part of the leadership team for our Department of over 150 permanent employees, and up to 500 seasonal and on-call employees, providing leadership, mentorship, and supervision. The Deputy will serve as the Acting Director in the absence of the Director.

Requirements of Work: Graduation from a college or university with a BS degree in Parks and Recreation Management/Administration or Public Administration or a related degree, or 10 years combined education and experience. Considerable knowledge of the City, State and federal laws governing municipal government. Considerable knowledge of Parks and Recreation field. Proven ability to analyze a variety of personnel and management problems and make recommendations for their solution, and to prepare working procedures. Significant financial experience, including creating and monitoring budgets. Experience working with labor unions. Experience working with diverse populations. Excellent communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department employees, other governmental officials, the City Manager, City Council, Department Heads, members of Boards and Commissions and the general public. Ability to present information and express ideas effectively both orally and in writing. Considerable knowledge of the laws, ordinance and regulations relating to human resources, safety and operations.

Desired Experience and Training: Certified Parks and Recreation Professional

Necessary Special Requirements: Must possess a valid Class C driver's license in good standing. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal conviction background.

This position is non-union - D72 grade position with a starting pay of $107,702/annually

Accepting applications until the vacancy is filled.

City Benefits -

Permanent employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine and Thomas College.

The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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Administrative Assistant - Wolfeboro Parks & Recreation

Date Submitted: 11/06/2023

Application Deadline: 11/24/2023

Position Title: Administrative Assistant

Contact Name: Michele Chamberlain

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Organization: Town of Wolfeboro/Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation

Job Description

The Town of Wolfeboro is seeking applications for the position of Administrative Associate for Parks and Recreation. This is a full-time 35 hour union position.

This position provides moderately complex administrative support to the Department of Parks & Recreation-all divisions, and the Director of Pop Whalen and Abenaki to include day-to-day office management for the Departments. This position is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control; performs all other related work as required.


 Performs general office work: distributes mail, drafts correspondence, orders supplies, and acts as a go-to for general office help.

 Performs a range of administrative and clerical services including but not limited to payroll, accounts payable, the processing of purchase orders, utility invoices, deposits, and fees.

 Assists citizens with the process of Program registrations, payment plans, beach passes, user drop-in activities and payments.

 Assists with public service announcements, brochures, departments social media accounts and marketing.

 Assists with programming and special events as required which may result alternate scheduling.

High School Degree required, associate or bachelor’s degree preferred; Three to five (3-5) years of administrative experience or related field preferred; experience working with computers; experience working with the public and responding to customer service requests or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Please submit a Resume and/or Letter of Interest to the Human Resource’s Office preference will be given to applications received by 4:00 pm on November 24, 2023, but position will remain open until filled.

Attn: Michele Chamberlain, PO. Box 629, Wolfeboro NH, 03894 or via e-mail to

Recreation Supervisor I- Community Campus - City of Portsmouth

Date Submitted: 10/25/2023

Application Deadline: 12/25/2023

Position Title:Recreation Supervisor I- Community Campus

Contact Name: Shauna Judd

Contact Email:

Organization: City of Portsmouth

Job Description

Salary range is $70,720.23 - $85,960.88 per the Professional Management Association Working Agreement.

Detailed information about the Professional Management Association (PMA) Working Agreement including salary schedule and benefits can be found here:

The City offers a generous compensation and benefits package that includes retirement, paid time off including vacation, holidays, medical & dental insurance, flexible spending account, professional development, career growth, longevity incentives, and more!

Please visit Work with us | City of Portsmouth for more information.

The position is responsible for creating, supervising, and implementing recreation programs including the youth afterschool program, summer camps/programs, and training, scheduling, and overseeing staff for the Community Campus. Workload fluctuates with some predictability throughout the year, due to the change of seasons, school vacations, and various programs. Incumbent is required to work outside of normal business hours, on weekends, at night and/or on holidays as programs dictate.

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Director of Parks & Recreation - Town of Gilford

Date Submitted: 10.27.2023

Contact: Chrissy Blood, Executive Assistant



The Town of Gilford is currently accepting applications for the position of Parks & Recreation Director. This is a year-round, full-time position with excellent benefits in accordance with the Town’s Personnel Policies. The starting salary range is $61,880-$80,875 DOQE. A copy of the job description is available upon request.

The Parks & Recreation Director is responsible for the management and oversight of the Town’s recreational facilities and programs. Facilities include a Town Beach, ballfields, ice rink, and playgrounds. Programs offered include youth sports, arts & crafts, hiking, bus trips, holiday events, senior citizen activities, and summer day camps. Serves as a member of the Town’s senior management team. Duties include: staff supervision, record keeping, public relations, and working with a 5 member volunteer Recreation Commission. The ideal candidate will have a positive can-do attitude, along with a college degree in recreation and prior experience in a supervisory setting.

Applicants must have excellent organizational and communication skills along with a proven record of dedication to superior job performance.

Letters of interest with a resume and statement of qualifications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE.

Athletic Director - Seabrook Recreation Department

Date Submitted: 10/19/2023

Application Deadline: 12/19/2023

Position Title: Athletic Director

Contact Name: Cassandra Carter

Contact Email:

Organization: Seabrook Recreation Department

Job Description




In accordance with the Personnel Policy for the Town of Seabrook, Section I, E. Promotion, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the town and the Seabrook Supervisory Employees Association, applications are being accepted for the position of full-time athletic director.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years experience (with a degree), 5 years (without a degree) organizing & leading sports leagues, sports classes, conducting recreational activities and other sport related activities, and special events for a variety of age groups.
  • Preferred A.S. Degree in Sports Management, Recreation Leadership or Related Field.
  • Must have current Red Cross CPR & First Aid Certifications.
  • Preferred Serve Safe Certification.
  • Preferred Water Safety Certification.
  • Must be flexible with hours - shift may change every session and/or season - limited evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to work with different groups of people; Preschool - Senior Citizens.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • HOURS: 40 hours – hourly position

SALARY: $49,221 - $57,144

The town reserves the right to consider other qualifications, including but not limited to experience and employment history, that are relevant to obtaining the most qualified applicant.

Applications and copies of the job description may be obtained online at Position will be open until filled.


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Community Services Coordinator - Town of Salem

Date Submitted: 10.18.2023

Contact Name: Katie Duffey

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Organization: Town of Salem NH

Job Description

The Town of Salem, NH seeks Part-Time (25 hours/week)-Full-Time in summer (37.50 hours/week) Community Services Coordinator. Responsible for the daily administration of programs for the Community Services Department. Must possess both management skills and thorough knowledge of public recreation/community services. Must provide programs that meet the needs of the community, which are the central focus for the direction of the Department. Performs a variety of duties and responsibilities focusing on the design, implementation, and delivery of the Community Services Department programs. This position requires sound coordinative, administrative, and communicative skills and the ability to work effectively under minimal supervision.

The ideal candidate will be a college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, or related field with a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position with Possession of a valid motor vehicle license.

Starting pay $26.42/hour with holidays and paid time off benefits. Pre-employment testing will include educational and criminal background.

A rating of your application will be based on your education, assessment, training, and experience as it relates to the requirements for this position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application.

Position open until filled. All applications for this position will be held in confidence.

The full scope of responsibilities associated with this position and Town applications are available on-line at

Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume, and Town application to:

Accepting application until Position filled All applications for this position will be held in confidence. Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume, and Town application to:


City of Portsmouth - Part Time Lifeguard - Indoor Pool

Date Submitted: 9/21/2023

Application Deadline: 11/1/2023

Contact Name: Shauna Judd

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Organization: City of Portsmouth

Job Description

City of Portsmouth's Indoor Pool is looking for individuals willing to open the pool for 5am start time. We are flexible with other hours during the week and weekends!

Pay is $14.00 an hour.

The purpose of this position is to perform professional work in the safety and use of the Portsmouth Indoor Pool. Monitors activities in aquatic areas to prevent accidents and provide assistance to patrons while performing directly related work as required. Maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other City employees and the public.

If chosen for an interview, candidates will need to pass a preliminary CPR and swim test. The swim test includes:

1. Swim 300 yards continuously

2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs

3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 12 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 years on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or a ladder.

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City of Portsmouth - Full Time Lifeguard

Date Submitted: 9/6/2023

Application Deadline: 10/27/2023

Position Title: Full Time Lifeguard

Contact Name: Shauna Judd

Contact Email:

Organization: City of Portsmouth

Job Description

Pay rate for this position is $15.84 to $17.47 per the 1386A Working Agreement.

Detailed information about the AFSCME 1386A Working Agreement including salary schedule and benefits can be found here:

The City offers a generous compensation and benefits package that includes retirement, paid time off including vacation, holidays, medical & dental insurance, flexible spending account, professional development, career growth, longevity incentives, and more!

Please visit Work with us | City of Portsmouth for more information.

The purpose of this position is to monitor activities at the Portsmouth Indoor Pool to prevent accidents and provide assistance to patrons.

Schedule is 40 hours a week, Monday - Friday with a mix of morning, afternoon, and evenings. Incumbent will be expected to work weekends when needed.


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