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Recreation Specialist
Salary Range $42,036 - $56,897
Town of Los Altos Hills, San Francisco/Peninsula


For more info contact:
[email protected]
Close Date: Jul 31, 2017
Salary: $20.21 - $27.35 Hourly

Under the general direction of the Community Services Supervisor, this position performs a wide variety of assignments including the marketing, development and management of the Town’s Recreation Programs and assisting with Community Events. The Recreation Specialist will be responsible for the daily operation and implementation of all aspects of the Town’s contract classes, serve as the staff liaison of the Youth Commission and promotion of the Parks and Recreation Department activities. This position will perform a variety of special projects as assigned by the Community Services Supervisor.

The ability to occasionally work weekends and evenings is required for this position.


Duties include but are not limited to:
• Serve as the staff liaison to the Youth Commission
• Manage independent contractor contracts, rosters and payment
• Manage social media accounts i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, Instagram, etc.
• Develop and manage publicity and promotion, prepare and distribute marketing materials including brochures, flyers, banners, promotional collateral and event schedules
• Assist with coordinating Town sponsored events
• Promote Donor Wall project
• Outreach to local schools, businesses and residents
• Recommend and assist in the implementation of departmental goals and objectives
• Promote community involvement at Town events
• Develop and explore different avenues of community outreach
• Answering general inquiries
• Provide assistance in the preparation and administration of the Los Altos Hills Parks and Recreation department annual budget
• Identify and coordinate opportunities to share resources with other governmental agencies.


• Education/experience:

Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a Recreation Specialist. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess a bachelor’s degree and one year of recreation, event planning and/or community services experiences.

• License/Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California Driver’s License. Possession of or ability to obtain the following certifications may be required depending on assignment: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Automatic External Defibrillator, Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Ideal Candidate:

• Exhibit a high level of self-motivation; self-starter
• Encompass leadership skills and enthusiasm for community based programs, events and activities
• Demonstrate superior organizational and planning skills
• Strong sense of time management
• Work independently and as part of a team
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, volunteer committees, outside professionals and other employees
• Proficient in Adobe Suite

  • CalPERS Retirement
    • New employees with no prior CalPERS service or have a break in CalPERS service of 6 months or more: 2% @ 62.
  • Health Insurance – Town provides a generous flexible spending allowance to employees at a rate that currently covers up to the Kaiser premium cost.
  • Dental Insurance – Town paid insurance through Assurant Employee Benefits for employee and eligible dependents.
  • Vision Insurance – Town paid insurance through VSP for employee and eligible dependents.
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (ADD) Insurance – Town paid Life and ADD insurance for active employees to receive a lump sum amount up to the employee’s annual salary in the event of a qualified loss while employed by the Town.

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