Rec Room: Jobs available with Victoria parks department

By Shane Simon
Feb. 26, 2012 at 11:01 p.m.
Updated Feb. 25, 2012 at 8:26 p.m.

Does extra money make you sad? How many times have you said no to additional income? Do you despise the concept of fat pockets?

If you answered yes to these questions, then do yourself a favor and move on to the next article.

If your ears perked up as soon as you read this, you could soon be on your way to that set aside (or spending) cash we all enjoy.

I can't remember the last time the Victoria Parks and Recreation Department had 100 percent employment and did not have at least one job opening posted.

Now, it is even more so since we are hiring for full-time, part- time, seasonal and contract employees to assist with our various events, programs and general areas of employment.

One of our most highly sought after and specialized seasonal positions up for grabs this year is our pool staff. We have openings for head lifeguard, lifeguard and pool cashier. There is an additional monetary incentive on top of the hourly rate associated with the lifeguard position to help cover the cost of required training.

Trust me when I say, if you or someone you know is interested in the lifeguard position you need to contact us soon.

Another opportunity for evening work is to become an umpire and call games for our adult softball and kickball leagues. This job is unique in that we can work around your schedule. Just let us know which games you can call.

We have various recreational leagues for both softball and kickball that are perfect for first time umpires. This is ideal for the college student who has some athletic knowledge or the shift worker looking for part-time evening work.

Another fun part-time opportunity now available is our recreation worker position. Employees with this title work special events such as Market Days, Bootfest, street dances, Christmas in the Park and more.

Recreation workers are called in on an as-need and as-available basis so they will not be guaranteed 20 hours a week, but will be instantly hands on in our major programs and events.

We have full-time employment with both the Victoria Community Center and the parks maintenance divisions.

So if you like the idea of helping the Parks and Recreation Department make Victoria a better place to live, work and play from behind the scenes with the camaraderie of friendly and dedicated staff, then we need to see your application today.

Let us help you earn that new source of mullah with a full, part time or seasonal job that you will enjoy.

Applying for any Parks and Recreation position is simple and can be done online at or by visiting the city of Victoria human resource office at 700 Main St.

For additional information on any of our job openings please contact us at 361-485-3500.

Shane Simon is the recreation services manager for the Victoria Parks and Recreation Department. Contact him at 361-485-3200 or or follow us on Facebook at Victoria Parks Recreation.



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