Playground Aide - Temporary

Parks & Recreation, 633 Walnut, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #585
Sunday, May 14, 2023


Under the general supervision of Center Coordinator, responsibilities include assisting with supervision of children; leading arts, crafts, games, and sports; ensuring summer camp rules are followed; implementing recommendations by staff; and other duties as assigned.


Although this position exercises no direct supervision over other employees, the Playground Aide is responsible for Camp participants.


Assist in the management of the summer camp program.

Be courteous and provide quality customer service while effectively communicating with children, parents, staff, and the general public.

Responsible for safety of summer camp participants by responding to incidents and emergencies, and enforcing camp policies and procedures.

Perform light janitorial duties as assigned.


Support all City of Abilene Parks and Recreation activities and events.      

Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned


Knowledge of:

A variety of games, arts, and crafts.

Skill to:

Ensure safety of children attending the camp program.

Ability to:

Respond quickly in an emergency situation.

Learn the computer system (Active) and scanning procedures.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Perform as a team member in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.     

Experience and Training Guidelines:

For positions with more than one level, all listed requirements at the lower levels are required at the higher levels. Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


Prefer previous experience in a camp program setting is preferred.   


Completion of some high school and must be at least 16 years of age. 

Any equivalent combination of recreation experience and training may be qualifying.      

License or Certificate:

None required.      

Special Requirements:

Arrive to work on time as scheduled, in the appropriate work attire.

Must be able to work a flexible work schedule that includes nights, holidays, and weekends.

Must be able to work in outdoor conditions and extreme heat.

Must be at least the minimum age of 16. 

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

With or without accommodation, the “X” indicates the overall strength demand of the position during a typical workday:

___     Sedentary – lifting of no more than 10 pounds

__x_   Light – lifting no more than 20 pounds; carrying up to 10 pounds

___     Medium – lifting no more than 50 pounds; carrying up to 25 pounds

___     Heavy – lifting no more than 100 pounds; carrying up to 50 pounds

___     Very Heavy – team lifting over 100 pounds; carrying more than 50 pounds

Physical Demand Codes:  The following describes whether or not the position is expected to exert the physical demands listed during a typical workday as well as the overall frequency of the task:

Codes for how often:

N         =          No

E         =          Extensive (100 – 70% of the time)

M         =          Moderate (60 – 30% of the time)

I           =          Infrequent (20 – 10% of the time)

A         =          Almost Never (<10% of the time)

Code / Task

__E_   Standing

__I_    Sitting

__E_   Walking

__I_    Lifting

__M_  Carrying

___I    Pushing/Pulling

__A_   Overhead Work

__A_   Fine Dexterity

__I_    Kneeling

__I_    Crouching

__I_    Crawling

_M       Bending

_M__  Twisting

__I_    Climbing

__I_    Balancing

__E_   Vision

__E     Hearing

__E     Talking

___     Other:  _____________________

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $9.63
  • Max Hiring Rate $11.79
Location on Google Maps
  • Parks & Recreation, 633 Walnut, Abilene, Texas, United States of America