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    Amusement and Recreation Attendants

    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, and repair activities. Monitor activities to ensure adherence to rules and safety procedures, and 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, and grounds. Operate machines to clean, smooth, and prepare the ice surfaces of rinks for activities such as skating, hockey, and curling. Announce and describe amusement park attractions to patrons in order 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 and 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.

    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.

    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. Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively. Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Social Perceptiveness -- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Instructing -- Teaching others how to do something. Learning Strategies -- Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. Service Orientation -- Actively looking for ways to help people.

    Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 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. Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. 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.

    Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Performing for or Working Directly with the Public -- Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Assisting and Caring for Others -- Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others -- Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. Scheduling Work and Activities -- Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.