SENIOR RECREATION LEADER
City of Newport Beach, CA - Newport Beach, CA

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This recruitment will remain open until 150 applications are received or February 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Currently there is one (1) part-time vacancy at the OASIS Senior Center performing duties in facilities set-up and rentals, customer service, and fitness center operations. The individual selected for this position will need to be available to work a varied schedule of at least 20 hours during the workweek, including nights and weekends.

Those candidates deemed most qualified as reflected in their application will be invited to a written examination tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 4, 2013 . The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future Senior Recreation Leader vacancies in any of the following areas: Youth Sports Programs, After School and Day Camps, Early Childhood Development Program, City-wide special events, Adult Sports Programs, and/or Community Center Operations.

DEFINITION: To perform a variety of duties and assists in the delivery of one or more of the following: Youth Sports Program, After School and Day Camps Programs, Early Childhood Development Program, City-wide special events, Adult Sports Program, Senior Programs, and/or Community Center Operations (programs, facility rentals, and customer service).

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This position requires a specific knowledge of and interest in sports, arts and crafts, education, leisure activities for youth and/or adults, and/or community center and facility maintenance and operations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receives general supervision from the Recreation Manager, Recreation Supervisor, Assistant Recreation Coordinator or other staff as assigned.

Essential Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Officiate youth sports games, including basketball and football;
  • Set-up and take down tables, chairs, gymnastics equipment, and other equipment and materials;
  • Plan, evaluate, and schedule programs;
  • Assist customers at the front desk and on the telephone with questions or concerns regarding recreation programs and services and facility rentals; register customers for classes and facility rentals using Department registration and facility software RecWare Safari; resolve enrollment and facility rental issues;
  • Monitor facility use; troubleshoot participant and facility users concerns; ensure facility set-ups are safe, properly set-up and meet the facility users needs;
  • Provide lead direction to Recreation Leaders and other part-time staff; assign tasks and duties and monitor performance; provide input on performance evaluations; enforce all City policies and procedures;
  • Maintain a safe program environment for participants, facility users and staff;
  • Care and maintain all equipment issued; inform supervisor when there are hazards or when equipment needs replacing;
  • Prepare facilities, including sports fields, youth care centers, and community centers, for programs and services; clean up facility at conclusion of event, rental or program;
  • Communicate with parents and school site staff regarding programs;
  • Attend all applicable City of Newport Beach Recreation Division trainings and orientation; and
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Knowledge of:

Basic objectives, methods, and techniques of community recreation programs;

Youth sports, including flag football, basketball, and track and field;

Basic community center maintenance and facility set-up;

Arts and crafts and/or indoor and outdoor games;

Child development; and

Safe work practices.

Ability to:

Plan and organize recreation programs for children and/or adults;

Conduct a football, basketball practice, or track and field practice;

Assist in the supervision of Recreation Leaders;

Create a team atmosphere;

Exhibit initiative, creativity, and responsibility;

Handle stressful or sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy;

Communicate, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;

Appear for work on time;

Follow directions from a supervisor;

Understand and follow posted work rules and procedures;

Accept constructive criticism; and

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, specifically participants, parents, co-workers, and school site staff.

Experience & Training and License/Certificate:

A combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Two years work experience in recreation, childcare, facilities set-up and operations, or related field.

Training: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

License/Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Red Cross CPR and First Aid certificates within six (6) months of hire.

Additional Requirement : Prior to employment, the prospective candidate must successfully complete a thorough background review, including being fingerprinted by Newport Beach Police Department.

Disaster Service Worker : In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of Newport Beach Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.

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