Recreation Supervisor - 2021 (20128889)

Central Valley
Until filled
$4,677.00-$5,686.00 Monthly


2701 Fourth St. Ceres, 95307




$4,677 - $5,686


Completed supplemental required

Summary Description

Under direction, develops, plans, organizes, coordinates, and supervises community and recreation programs; provides technical staff assistance in the field of community and recreation programming.

Representative Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Develop, plan, organize, implement, and evaluate a variety of community services and recreation programs, including special events and contract services.
  2. Establish schedules and methods for providing recreation services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.
  3. Participate in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; participate in the implementation of approved policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
  4. Prepare community event and recreation publicity; coordinate referral systems and the publication of seasonal brochures; coordinate the dissemination of recreation and community service publicity.
  5. Identify community needs and recommend appropriate programs related to area of assignment.
  6. Prepare periodic reports; maintain files and records.
  7. Conduct and supervise special events; develop contracts and hire contracted instructors.
  8. Maintain and design the online recreation registration program; process reservation requests for City parks and other City-owned facilities.
  9. Serve as staff liaison on various City recreation or community related committees and sub-committees as assigned by the department director.
  10. Prepare purchase requisitions; order supplies and materials.
  11. Participate in the selection of part-time recreation staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
  12. Participate in the preparation and administration of the recreation program budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.
  13. Respond to complaints and requests for information.
  14. Coordinate community services activity programs with other City departments, divisions, outside agencies, and service providers.
  15. Coordinate the reservation of Ceres Unified School District facilities with outside organizations.
  16. Meet with public groups, clubs, organizations, and agencies to explain and promote community services, activities, and programs that encourage community participation.
  17. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate assigned part-time staff.
  18. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the recreation field; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs.
  19. Perform related duties as required.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Methods, techniques, principles, and procedures used in the planning, development and administration of community service programs.

Common recreational and social needs of various age groups.

Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

Principles and procedures for implementing and directing a wide variety of community services activities.

Principles and practices of budget development.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Various sports equipment used in recreation programs.

Ability to:

Develop and administer a community services and recreation programs suited to the needs of the community.

Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the development and implementation of community services program.

Analyze, interpret, and explain section policies and procedures.

Supervise, train, and evaluate employees and volunteers.

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in recreation administration or a related field.


Two years of increasingly responsible community service or recreational program administration experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid C.P.R. Certificate.


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment and at indoor and outdoor recreational facilities; travel to different locations; incumbents may be exposed to inclement weather conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and recreation facility setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other recreation sites; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

EXAMINATION PROCESS   Those who meet the employment qualifications and whose strengths and background most closely match the needs of the position will be contacted through the CalOpps email system and invited to an Interview Panel test.  Candidates who achieve a passing score on the Interview Panel will be certified on an Employment List, from which the top 3 scores will be referred to the Recreation Department for a final selection interview.     

SELECTION PROCESS  A contingent offer of employment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background check, fingerprint clearance, and a physical examination.  The required I-9 verification form designated by the USCIS is required to certify eligibility for employment in the United States.

NOTE:  The City reserves the right to alter, adjust or change any portion of the examination process without notification.   The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract or employment expressed or implied.  Any provision contained within may be modified or revoked without notice.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability as defined by the ADA and you need reasonable accommodation to participate in any of the examinations administered by the City of Ceres, you must notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date for the specific job.  Official documentation of your functional limitations to support your request may be required.



Ideal Candidate

This is your opportunity to lead in Recreation!   We’re looking for a creative and flexible team player who brings a background of diverse programming. This career opportunity is an exciting, fast-paced leadership position directing, planning, organizing and supervising community and recreation programs.  Aside from being innovative and adaptable, the ideal candidate will bring about a mindset of entrepreneurship.


Health: The City contributes toward the combined monthly premiums for medical, dental and vision a maximum of $710, $1,470 or $2,090, dependent on level of medical coverage enrollment. Some of the monthly plan premium options are currently at no cost  to the employee and family!  Any employee contributions to health premiums are taken as pre-tax deductions. Employees eligible to waive medical coverage receive $200 per month in additional taxable compensation. Carriers include: Two Blue Shield HMOs, Blue Shield PPO, and a Kaiser HMO; Stanislaus Foundation Dental and Blue Shield MES Vision.

Retirement/Pension: The City offers a generous defined benefit plan pension (membership required) in the Stanislaus County Employees’ Retirement Association (StanCERA), as governed by County Employees’ Retirement Law of 1937 and Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA). “Classic members” (within the last six (6) months have been a member of StanCERA or a reciprocal retirement plan, e.g. CalPERS) are enrolled in the City’s 2% @ 55 plan; final compensation at retirement is based on the single highest year. Non-classic or “new members” are enrolled in the 2% @ 62 plan, and employees are required to pay 50% of the normal contribution rate as prescribed by PEPRA, currently 9.41%, on a pre-tax basis; final compensation at retirement is based on the average of the three highest years.

Other Benefits:  The City contributes an additional $100 per month through a qualified Section 125 plan to the employee’s Flexible Spending Account (FSA - for non-reimbursable medical expenses or daycare) or Health Savings Account (HSA), as applicable. City paid Basic Life Insurance of $50,000.

Voluntary Benefits & Leave:  Employee Assistance Program, voluntary options for Deferred Compensation (457), Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Voluntary Life and AD&D coverage, 96 hours of sick leave accrued each year with unlimited accrual; vacation accrual based on years of service with maximum accrual of 480 hours and 13 paid holidays (including one personal day) each year.

The City also participates in Social Security, which has a mandatory 7.65% contribution for Social Security and Medicare.

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