|Supervises, sets up, promotes, organizes, implements and evaluates recreation activities with a minimum of instruction in areas of assignments including, but not limited to, special events, sports (youth and adult), summer playgrounds, contract classes, special projects, cable television (Government Access Channel), senior programs, teen programs and managing the operation and maintenance of facilities. Coordinates the usage of athletic fields; trains, supervises and evaluates full and part-time employees, contract employees and volunteers; prepares and develops program and event publicity including news releases, flyers, pamphlets, and brochures. Participates in the development of the annual budget for the Community Services Department; assists and advises the Community Services Director on the development and implementation of related issues. Maintains activity records and reports; assists in monitoring budget and expenditures. Establishes and maintains contact with school officials and community groups regarding programs and collaborative services; responds to citizen inquiries, complaints and input; purchases necessary equipment and supplies; works weekends and nights, as needed.|
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Supervises and sets up equipment for recreation activities and special events requiring the ability to perform a moderate amount of physical effort including but not limited to lifting up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping, crouching, and walking on uneven surfaces. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors, with exposure to water, heat, cold, and wind. Plan and prepare schedules for recreation activities, parks and building facilities in addition to a variety of detailed written correspondence and reports requiring hand and finger dexterity and coordination for operation of a computer keyboard. Advise the Community Services Director of departmental activities and make recommendations for improvements requiring clear oral and written communications . Speak before public and professional groups on plans, objectives, policies and programs of the Community Services Department; attend meetings with school officials, community groups and others, and resolve customer questions and complaints, requiring clear oral communication and hearing ability to understand questions.
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in recreation or related field and three years experience in recreation programs with a wide variety of activities, including a minimum of one year supervisory experience along with a minimum of one year working in a full-time responsible leadership capacity.
Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of principles and techniques of planning and directing a variety of recreation programs, senior services, related activities and programs through community participation and organization; operate programs within allocated budget; coordinate and operate recreation facilities; ability to communicate with general public in person and by telephone and to train, select and supervise staff and volunteers requiring the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; understand community needs in a variety of recreation areas and evaluate activities according to needs; create and implement innovative programs and activities. Ability to be customer service orientated and a team player, and to maintain cooperative working relationships with other City employees, school officials, and the general public. Ability to operate a computer terminal and personal computer using moderate to advanced computer skills. Spanish speaking ability is desirable, as well as job related experience in a culturally diverse community.
LICENSE: Possession of valid Class C California driver's license.
In addition to your Salary, the City of Santa Paula offers you an extensive package, including:
Retirement: 2% at 62 for new CalPERS members. 2% at 55 for existing "classic" CalPERS members with less than a six month break in service from another CalPERS agency.
Cafeteria Plan: The City currently contributes $914.60 a month towards a cafeteria plan, which can be used towards the premiums of health, dental and vision insurance.
Long Term Disability Insurance: The City offer employer paid long term disability insurance.
Annual Leave: 96 hours of annual vacation leave for the first five years of employment; 62 hours of annual administrative leave; 96 hours of annual sick leave; 10 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays per year.
Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSA): Medical and dependent care reimbursement account is available.
Deferred Compensation Program: Deferred Contribution Plan (457 plan) is available.
Tuition Reimbursement: Employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement up to $2500 per fiscal year for job related or professional development courses.
***Position will receive an additional 5% base wage salary increase beginning July 1, 2018; and an additional 5% base salary increase beginning July 1, 2019.***
Under general direction of the Community Services Director, this position plans, administers, organizes, develops, and implements a variety of recreation programs, activities and events. Performs supervisory and administrative work, including budget preparation, staff leadership, training, motivation, staff and program evaluation. Manages facilities operation and develops recommendations for improvements and performs related work as required. Assumes the responsibilities of the Community Services Director when assigned.
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