Recreation Specialist II (Operational Di...
City of El Cajon, CA - El Cajon, CA

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The City of El Cajon is looking for an individual to assist the Recreation Services Supervisor with the operation and supervision of events at a banquet type community center.

The ideal candidate would enjoy providing customer service, assist with event setup and breakdown, answer public inquiries, handle reservations, and perform basic computer/office duties.

This candidate would derive satisfaction from working with the public to plan and coordinate events. This individual would be detail oriented, organized, creative and able to multi-task. We are seeking a person who presents a professional image, possesses the ability to lead subordinate staff, and follows both written and oral instructions. Additional duties will be assigned as included in the Recreation Specialist II job description.

A Leader
A Problem-Solver
An Effective Planner
A Good Listener
A Good Motivator Function : Under immediate supervision, to assist with the operation and safe implementation of recreation programs at a community center or park, or provide specialized instruction in a specific area such as dance, gymnastics, fitness, arts and crafts, swimming, tennis, pre-school activities, etc.; and perform related work as required.
Class Characteristics : Operational Directors may have some supervisory responsibilities.

Typical Duties:
Center Operational Staff: Assists in planning, conducting and evaluating recreation programs and events; Maintains order among center patrons; Issues game equipment; Takes registration for recreation programs; Collects and is accountable for fees for classes and activities; May prepare materials for fund deposits; Assists with set-up and light maintenance of the facility and equipment; May develop various publicity for promotion of center programs and events; Provides information to the public about City-wide recreation events; May assist with scheduling facility use; Upholds City ordinances, policies and regulations concerning City parks; Notifies appropriate agency when compliance is not met; Makes recommendations regarding facility and equipment repairs and safety; May be given specific areas of program responsibility; May assist in training and directing subordinate personnel, developing programs and special events; May act as center director in the absence of the Recreation Services Supervisor or Assistant Supervisor; May assist in interviewing prospective employees in subordinate positions.

Qualification Guidelines:
Education : Educational achievement equivalent to completion of or currently attending high school. College courses in recreation, event planning or related field are desired for Operational Directors' positions

Experience : Some experience in recreation, office/clerical work, hotel or banquet facilities is preferred.
Special Requirements : Center operational staff and instructors must have ability to obtain a CPR card and First Aid Certificate.

Additional Information:
Please click on the following link to access the complete Classification Specification: Recreation Specialist II .

Hours/Schedule: 20-25+ hours per week. Primarily weekdays (Monday through Friday). Must be available to work some weekends, holidays and weeknights.

Applications may be picked up at any City of El Cajon Recreation Center and submitted directly to Ronald Reagan Community Center during normal business hours, or mailed to:

City of El Cajon Recreation
200 Civic Center Way
El Cajon, CA 92020

For additional information, please contact Ginny Good at (619) 441-1673.

Candidates selected for this position will be required to pass a background investigation, including a DMV check.