Recreation Services Manager
City of El Cajon, CA - El Cajon, CA

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Function: Under administrative direction, plans, directs, and supervises a recreational division which includes managing multiple community centers, athletic facilities, Citywide programs, and recreation staff; works in collaboration with community organizations, businesses and individuals in providing and coordinating recreation services in the community; provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Director of Recreation; and performs related work as required.

Typical Duties:
Plans, directs and supervises a recreational division including programs, sports, special events, and facilities management to meet social, economic, and geographic recreational needs of the community; Develops, evaluates, directs and approves recreation programs including athletic, cultural and social activities and services for all age groups; Establishes and approves goals and objectives; measures and evaluates results and outcomes of programs and activities, and recommends adjustments to achieve program and department goals; Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identifies resource needs; reviews with appropriate management staff; and implements improvements; Coordinates the administration of special events, inter-agency programs, contractual programs, satellite programs, aquatic programs and City-wide instructional programs; Promotes and coordinates the activities and operations of the Recreation Department; prepares program events and marketing including news releases, fliers, event schedules, brochures, and City Newsletter and Recreation Guide; Reviews, interprets and makes recommendations for City and departmental rules and regulations; Develops and implements department policies and procedures; Supervises, trains and evaluates subordinate staff; Reviews, interviews and recommends selection for full-time and part-time recreation staff; conducts and attends staff meetings; leads work teams; Participates in the development and administration of the division’s annual budget; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; recommends adjustments as necessary; Identifies and makes recommendations on safety hazards, maintenance and repairs; Performs studies, prepares reports and keeps records; Develops and implements revenue generating programs; measures and evaluates revenues; administers and supervises grant programs and funds; Serves as a liaison with other City Departments, community organizations, and outside agencies; resolves sensitive and/or controversial issues; Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other correspondence; Works in collaboration with community agencies, schools, businesses and organizations to achieve the leisure and social goals of the City; Investigates complaints regarding recreation and leisure services; Provides interdepartmental support on projects including capital improvement projects and facility management for new or existing facilities.

Qualification Guidelines:
Education: Equivalent to at least a Bachelor’s degree in recreation or a related field.
Experience: At least four years experience in a full-time professional capacity in the community recreation field or equivalent, including supervisory responsibilities. Special Requirements: Possession of, or ability to obtain, prior to employment, a valid Class C California driver’s license with a safe driving record. The employee may be required to use personal auto or arrange transportation between work sites.

Additional Information:
Please click on the following link to access the complete classification specification for Recreation Services Manager . Note: An additional 5% salary differential will be applied for a Master's degree directly related to the position.

Interested applicants are required to submit both a City application and supplemental questionnaire by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012. Applications and supplemental questionnaires will be screened and the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the following examination process: Written Exercise (25% weight), Oral Presentation (25% weight), and a Qualifications Appraisal Interview (50% weight). The examination process is tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2013; final interviews are tentatively scheduled the week of January 20th. Successful candidates will be placed on an eligible list for employment consideration for at least six months. Candidates selected for this position will be required to pass a thorough background investigation, and may be required to successfully pass a pre-employment medical examination, which may include an alcohol and/or drug screen.

Please note, City Hall will be closed from Friday, December 21, 2012 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013. City Hall will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.