The work involves responsibility for assisting in the organization, direction, and coordination of the athletic program in the City of Syracuse Parks and Recreation Departments specific to Golf Courses, Skating Rinks and Adult Leagues. The work requires the exercise of independent judgment in interpreting recreation program rules and regulations. An employee in this class reports directly to the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. Supervision may be a function of this class. Does related work as required.


Manages operations of athletic facilities, such as golf courses and skating rinks.

Oversees organized leagues for the City of Syracuse golf courses and skating rinks.

Interprets rules and regulation involving league athletics.

Schedules Instructional clinics, lessons, tournaments at golf courses.

Trains coaching staff with regard to rules and regulations.

Assists with home game management and supervision.

Assists in compiling a master athletic schedule for practices, scrimmages, games, and facility uses.

Communicates with school staff and outside groups regarding master schedule.

Oversees adult athletic programs.

Develops and implements instructional and recreational golf/ice programs for youth, senior citizens, intergenerational, disabled, troubled youth and other special groups; develops year-round program adapted to recreation and senior centers.
Supervises maintenance and repair tasks to maintain the condition and appearance of golf courses, clubhouses and ice rinks.

Oversees and develops budget for Division of Golf/Rinks.

Responsible for daily cash deposits and cash reports/journals.

Responsible for hiring, training and supervision of all staff assigned to the Golf/Rinks Division.


Thorough knowledge of league and section rules and regulations.

Good knowledge of league scheduling procedures.

Good knowledge of game administration procedures.

Working knowledge of the budgeting process.

Working knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.

Ability to plan, schedule and supervise the work of subordinate employees.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to interpret rules, policies and regulations.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with athletics staff and the public.

Ability to coordinate, organize and promote athletic leagues.
Good organizational skills.
Basic computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and databases.


A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate's degree in recreation, sports management or a closely related field and one (1) year of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in recreation league management or the day-to-day operations of a recreational facility; or

B. Three (3) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in recreation league management or the day-to-day operations of a recreational facility.

09/2017 Date of original composition