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With three community centers, two pools, a golf course, 65 parks, 72,000 public area trees, innovative youth services, numerous special destinations, and over 1,600 recreation classes offered annually – the City of Santa Rosa’s Recreation & Parks Department is committed to providing the community with a safe, healthy and exciting place to live. Recreation Coordinators are at the forefront of this effort developing innovative and enriching programs to create meaningful recreational experiences for residents.
This recruitment is being conducted to fill one current full time opening and to create an eligible list that may be used to fill additional full or part-time openings that may occur in the near future. If you are interested in a Recreation Coordinator position in any of the sections in the Recreation & Parks Department, including Arts Programs, Youth Development/Gang Prevention Programs, Aquatics, Youth and Adult Sports, Senior Programs, Special Events and Volunteer Programs, Classes and Workshops, Facility Rentals, and Howarth Park, you are encouraged to apply now!
Ideal candidates will have experience and skills in supervising youth activities and recreation staff members, recreation activity planning and organizing, facility supervision, customer service, and computer applications. They will possess strong interpersonal skills and be willing to work a flexible schedule. Bilingual skills are desirable for some openings.
Notes: In Fiscal Year 2012-13, City of Santa Rosa employees in this position are required to participate in a 64 hour Mandatory Time Off (MTO) without pay program. New employees shall be required to take a pro-rated number of MTO hours during the fiscal year, to be determined based on their date of hire and full time or part time status.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan, schedule, implement and evaluate recreational activities in a specific program area, such as outdoor education, cultural, aquatics, life enrichment and athletic classes and activities, special events, lakefront operations, or excursions, for a wide variety of age groups and special populations;
direct and train temporary and seasonal staff and volunteers, and monitor proper completion of work;
supervise activities in community parks, community centers, aquatic centers, or athletic facilities;
keep accurate records of program activities;
evaluate effectiveness of programs and activities and make recommendations for changes;
purchase, store, and monitor the use of supplies and equipment;
ensure compliance with applicable City, County and State laws and ordinances, and City policies and procedures;
monitor program expenditures and prepare related reports;
publicize recreation activities through a wide variety of promotional media. Additional Duties :
Collect, record, and deposit daily revenues;
assist in coordination of maintenance and custodial activities;
perform minor maintenance at pool facilities;
perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of : Techniques of planning, scheduling, implementing, and evaluating group, social and recreational activities; special issues associated with conducting activities for citizens with a wide variety of physical and mental disabilities; principles and practices of operating the recreational activities of community parks, community centers, aquatic centers, and athletic facilities; recreation site management, including coordination with special instructors and concessionaires, and operation of amusement rides; principles of recreation budgeting; program evaluation methods and techniques; techniques of effective supervision, training and performance evaluation; problem solving techniques; rules of English grammar, punctuation and spelling; pool maintenance and water chemistry standards; health and safety regulations; Red Cross standards for swim programs; financial recordkeeping practices as applied to Recreation Programs; and general maintenance and custodial care standards for facilities and equipment. Ability to : Supervise, train, schedule, assign and evaluate assigned staff and volunteers; plan, schedule, implement and evaluate recreational programs; communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing; make effective presentations to groups; follow written and oral directions; develop and maintain a variety of recreational activities for a wide range of age groups and special populations; prepare reports; maintain accurate records; schedule and oversee facility use; establish and maintain positive working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; oversee daily operation of a park or major facility; monitor observance of laws, ordinances and health standards; perform basic arithmetic; publicize and promote activities; prepare flyers and promotional material; operate a computer terminal; interpret and apply laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, and safety and health standards; recommend rules and policies; and enforce maintenance standards. The ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable for some positions. Experience and Education : Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience - Sufficient years of experience in the delivery of recreation or leisure services to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above. For positions in Aquatics, this must include lifeguard and swim instructor experience. Education - Equivalent to an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college with coursework in recreation, public administration, physical education, special education or a related field.
All applications will be carefully reviewed. Those with the MOST desirable qualifications will be placed on an eligible list. As openings occur, candidates will be referred for interviews based on their experience related to the particular opening.
Incumbents assigned to this classification work in conditions that vary depending on the section assignment. All sections require incumbents to work a flexible schedule, depending on program needs, including working evenings and weekends and shifting assignments as program needs change. All sections sometimes require incumbents to work outdoors in varied temperatures, and this is a frequent requirement in pool, park, athletic and outdoor recreation assignments. All sections require incumbents to use vision and/or hearing to identify and evaluate field emergencies; incumbents must also respond physically to these emergencies quickly and appropriately. An incumbent assigned to a pool frequently would work with and around pool chemicals such as chlorine. The incumbent routinely would be asked to lift bags of pool chemicals weighing 50 pounds. In an emergency situation, an incumbent would need to perform pool rescues. In community center and clubhouse assignments, incumbents lift, move, set up and remove tables, sound equipment, and chairs weighing up to 50 pounds, and lift and move supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.
Incumbents working in parks occasionally would be required to right capsized boats in water and to walk on park trails that are rough, uneven or rocky. In these assignments, an incumbent routinely would lift and move motors weighing 75 pounds, and lift and drag onto a dolly boats weighing 100 to 150 pounds. An incumbent assigned to athletics programs routinely would lift and move bags of field marking materials weighing up to 50 pounds. In outdoor recreation assignments, an incumbent occasionally would be required to lead groups on tours of remote areas involving walking on steep, rough and/or uneven terrain.
City of Santa Rosa, CA - 20 months ago