CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Amusement and Recreation Attendants

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Amusement and Recreation Attendants
Summary Job Description Tasks
Perform variety of attending duties at amusement or recreation facility. May schedule use of recreation facilities, maintain and provide equipment to participants of sporting events or recreational pursuits, or operate amusement concessions and rides. Provide information about facilities, entertainment options, and rules and regulations.
Record details of attendance, sales, receipts, reservations, or repair activities.
Monitor activities to ensure adherence to rules and safety procedures, or arrange for the removal of unruly patrons.
Sell tickets and collect fees from customers.
Keep informed of shut-down and emergency evacuation procedures.
Clean sporting equipment, vehicles, rides, booths, facilities, or grounds.
Operate machines to clean, smooth, and prepare the ice surfaces of rinks for activities such as skating, hockey, and curling.
Announce or describe amusement park attractions to patrons to entice customers to games and other entertainment.
Fasten safety devices for patrons, or provide them with directions for fastening devices.
Inspect equipment to detect wear and damage and perform minor repairs, adjustments or maintenance tasks such as oiling parts.
Operate, drive, or explain the use of mechanical riding devices or other automatic equipment in amusement parks, carnivals, or recreation areas.
Rent, sell, or issue sporting equipment and supplies such as bowling shoes, golf balls, swimming suits, and beach chairs.
Verify, collect, or punch tickets before admitting patrons to venues such as amusement parks and rides.
Tend amusement booths in parks, carnivals, or stadiums, performing duties such as conducting games, photographing patrons, and awarding prizes.
Direct patrons to rides, seats, or attractions.
Provide assistance to patrons entering or exiting amusement rides, boats, or ski lifts, or mounting or dismounting animals.
Sell and serve refreshments to customers.
Schedule the use of recreation facilities such as golf courses, tennis courts, bowling alleys, and softball diamonds.
Maintain inventories of equipment, storing and retrieving items and assembling and disassembling equipment as necessary.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Amusement and Recreation Attendants
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Amusement and Recreation Attendants
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Amusement and Recreation Attendants
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Amusement and Recreation Attendants
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Database software Data base user interface and query software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Internet Explorer Internet browser software
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
Adding machines Adding machines
Bowling pinsetting machines Bowling equipment
Cable cars Streetcars or tramway cars
Calculators Calculators or accessories
Costumes Costumes or accessories
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Electronic cash registers Cash registers
Face masks Costumes or accessories
Fax machines Facsimile machines
Fertilizer spreaders Fertilizer spreaders or distributors
Field painting machines Paint sprayers
First aid kits Emergency medical services first aid kits
Go-carts Go cart
Hard hats Hard hats
Hula-hoops Balance or gross motor equipment
Irrigation sprinklers Water sprinklers
J-bars Manlift or personnel lift
Jump ropes Jump ropes
Loudspeakers Loudspeakers
Material transport trucks Cargo trucks
Metallic glitter Metallic glitter
Microphones Microphones
Passenger vans Minivans or vans
Photocopying equipment Photocopiers
Riding mowers Lawnmowers
Roller skates Roller skates or roller blades
Rope tows Manlift or personnel lift
Ski lifts Manlift or personnel lift
T-bars Manlift or personnel lift
Vacuum cleaners Vacuum cleaners
Water-based face paints Water based paints
Wigs Costumes or accessories
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Amusement and Recreation Attendants
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
Related Work Experience None
Related Work Experience Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Amusement and Recreation Attendants
Alternate Job Title(s)
Activities Attendant
Alley Worker
Amusement Park Worker
Amusement or Recreation Card Checker
Animal Ride Attendant
Animal Rides Manager
Arcade Attendant
Artificial Snow Making Machine Operator
Athletic Equipment Manager
Athletic Events Scorer
Ball Racker
Ball Shagger
Ball Worker
Basket Person
Bat Person
Beach Attendant
Board Attendant
Boat Camp Operator
Boat Dock Operator
Boathouse Keeper
Bowling Alley Attendant
Bowling Floor Desk Clerk
Bowling Floor Manager
Bowling or Skating Front Desk Clerk
Bridge Game Director
Cabana Attendant
Car Usher
Cardroom Attendant
Cardroom Supervisor
Carnival Worker
Clay Pigeon Loader
Clay Pigeon Setter
Coach Driver
Community Center Coordinator
Concession Attendant
Cue Worker
Curb Worker
Dance Hall Host/Hostess
Dance Hall Hostess
Desk Clerk
Desk Monitor
Dog Track Kennel Manager
Donkey Ride Operator
Dude Wrangler
Equipment Manager
Ferris Wheel Attendant
Ferris Wheel Operator
Floor Attendant
Front Desk Clerk
Fun House Operator
Game Attendant
Golf Caddie
Golf Caddy
Golf Course Assistant
Golf Course Starter
Golf Range Attendant
Gym Attendant
Hospitality Aide
Hotel Casino Floorperson
Ice Rink Attendant
Ice Scraper
Jinrikisha Driver
Jukebox Operator
Locker Room Attendant
Magician Helper
Merry Go Round Attendant
Merry Go Round Operator
Miniature Train Driver
Monitor Worker
Park Attendant
Parking Attendant
Pick Up Attendant
Pier Master
Pier Master Assistant
Pin Chaser
Pin Machine Operator
Pin Setter
Pony Ride Operator
Pony Worker
Pool Hand
Pool Table Operator
Poolroom Table Attendant
Pull Tab Dealer
Pull Worker
Rack Worker
Receiving Barn Custodian
Record Changer
Recreation Aide
Recreation Assistant
Recreation Attendant
Recreation Clerk
Recreation Facility Attendant
Recreation Leader
Recreation Programmer
Recreational Assistant
Ride Attendant
Ride Operator
Rides Attendant
Rides Supervisor
Rink Rat
Roller Coaster Operator
Rolling Chair Pusher
Rope Tow Operator
Score Caller
Scoreboard Operator
Shuffle Board Operator
Skate Hop
Skate Shop Attendant
Skeet Operator
Ski Lift Attendant
Ski Lift Operator
Ski Tow Operator
Slot Machine Department Floorperson
Snow Blower
Snow Maker
Social Staff Worker
Sports Complex Attendant
Stadium Attendant
Sweat Box Attendant
Swimming Pool Attendant
Swing Ride Operator
Table Keeper
Take-Off Man
Take-Off Worker
Target Setter
Tow Operator
Train Operator
Trap Operator
Trap Puller
Trap Setter
Turntable Operator
Weight Guesser
Wharf Attendant
Whip Operator
Wired Music Operator
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Amusement and Recreation Attendants
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