Cupertino

Recreation Coordinator - Limited Term

Recreation
South Bay
Full-Time
8/24/2017 at 5pm or until 500 applicants
$66,396.72-$80,705.66 Annually


Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

10300 Torre Ave. Cupertino, 95014-3232

Description

Salary: $66,396.72 - $80,705.66 annually

+ CalPERS Retirement

Filing Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Supplemental Application Required

The Position

The City of Cupertino is currently recruiting for a Limited-term Recreation Coordinator in the ­­­­­­­­Recreation and Education Division. Appointment to this position is limited and will end no later than three years the date of appointment. This Recreation Coordinator position is located at the Senior Center and plans, organizes and coordinates a variety of recreation programs, services, events and activities, including overseeing the volunteer program, marketing, and coordinating classes, special events and facility reservations.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to: Plan, coordinate, schedule, promote and evaluate a variety of programs which may include instructional classes, special events, trips and excursions, seasonal camps, and aquatics and sports programs; promote interest and involvement in recreation activities; serve as a liaison between the city, other public and private agencies, citizen groups and professional organizations on matters pertaining to assigned recreation services; prepare and/or coordinate the development of recreation program publicity; participate in preparing and monitoring program budgets; identify community leisure services needs and recommend appropriate programs; recruit, select, train, schedule, and evaluate part-time employees and volunteers; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service; perform related duties as required.

Qualifications

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of supervision and training, budgeting, and program needs analysis; methods, techniques, procedures, and philosophy of recreation programming; first aid and safety practices.

Ability to: Organize, direct, and supervise the activities of groups using recreation facilities; express and relate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; keep records and prepare reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, community groups, and the public; on a continuing basis, stand, sit, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist and reach, and lift and carry weight of 25 pounds or less while coordinating and/or supervising recreation activities.

Experience and Education: One year of experience coordinating a variety of recreation programs and services. Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation/leisure services or related field. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for 2 years of the required education on a year-for-year basis. Experience working with seniors in recreational and leisure activities is highly desirable. Municipal experience preferred.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license.

The Selection Procedure

Applicants must complete an official City of Cupertino application and supplemental application and return it to Human Resources or apply online at www.calopps.org. Final Filing Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Failure to complete the supplemental application will disqualify the applicant from the recruitment process. Applications will be screened according to the qualifications outlined in this job announcement. Applicants possessing the most relevant qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which may include a written examination and/or panel interview. An eligible list will be established as a result of this process and will remain in effect for 3 months from the date established. Eligible lists may be extended for up to one year. The City of Cupertino is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person’s race, religion, color, sex (including gender and pregnancy), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics, and physical or mental disability. Candidates with a disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process, should advise City of Cupertino Human Resources upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.

About the City

The City of Cupertino (population 60,000) is located against the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains at the west end of the world famous Silicon Valley. Rich in diversity, Cupertino is committed to becoming a model multicultural community for the 21st century. With one of the most diverse, technologically savvy, and nonpartisan populations in Northern California, Cupertino is quickly becoming a city that people like to talk about. Corporate headquarters blend with tree-shrouded residential neighborhoods that climb into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountain range. This is the backdrop for living and working in Cupertino, California. Cupertino is home to many well-known high-tech companies like Apple, and offers a dynamic and exciting business climate. Winner of numerous state and national awards for excellence, Cupertino public schools are widely acknowledged to be models of quality instruction. Cupertino is also home to De Anza College, recently named the best community college in California. Quality schools and proximity to high-tech jobs and beautiful open spaces make Cupertino a desirable location for a highly educated and culturally diverse population.

Employee Benefits

Excellent supplemental Benefit package includes:

CalPERS Retirement:

New employees to Cupertino hired after 12/29/12 with prior CalPERS (or reciprocal agency) service– 2.0% @ 60, employees pay full 7% of employee contribution.

New employees with no prior CalPERS service or a break in CalPERS service of 6 months or more -– 2.0% @ 62 employee required by law to pay 50% of the Normal Cost which currently equates to 6.25%.

Choice of health insurance, portion of family premium paid by the City, and fully or partially paid premium for employee, depending on plan.

Fully paid life, short-term and long-term disability insurance.

Fully paid dental insurance and partially paid vision insurance.

Fully paid Employee Assistance Program.

Educational reimbursement up to $1,350 for approved coursework.

12 holidays plus 20 hours of floating holidays annually; 8 hours of sick leave per month; 10 to 24 days of vacation annually.

Cupertino Sports Center membership and $400 credit which can be used to pay for recreation activities and programs.

Employment Information

employment applications may be obtained from the City of Cupertino Human Resources, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA, by calling (408) 777-3227, or by visiting our website at www.cupertino.org. To apply online, visit www.calopps.org. Completed employment applications and supporting materials must be received by the City’s Human Resources no later than the final filing date. Postmarks or late applications will not be accepted. Applications received through fax transmission by the final filing date are acceptable only on the condition that the original application is received no later than by 5 p.m. one week following the closing date. Applications must be filled out completely. Failure to list work experience or stating “See Resume” in the employment history section of the application will be considered an incomplete application and subject to rejection. Resumes may be attached separately. Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process including employment verification and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from the appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination. The City of Cupertino is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

A completed supplemental application must be submitted along with a completed City of Cupertino Employment Application to be considered for the Limited-Term Recreation Coordinator position.

Please provide a response to each question. Please limit your response to 2 pages total.

Describe your experience training volunteers/employees? Provide three specific tools you have used to motivate volunteers?

Explain your experience working in a team setting? What roles have you played? In which role do you feel most comfortable?

Tell about the most successful special event, in which you have been in charge. What were your areas of responsibility from start to finish?

Describe your specific experience working with seniors in a recreational setting.

Describe the various types of media have you used for promoting a new program? Which types do you think might be most effective when working with the senior population?

Please explain why you are interested in working for the City of Cupertino. What specifically attracted you to this job opening?

Ideal Candidate

Qualifications

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of supervision and training, budgeting, and program needs analysis; methods, techniques, procedures, and philosophy of recreation programming; first aid and safety practices.

Ability to: Organize, direct, and supervise the activities of groups using recreation facilities; express and relate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; keep records and prepare reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, community groups, and the public; on a continuing basis, stand, sit, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist and reach, and lift and carry weight of 25 pounds or less while coordinating and/or supervising recreation activities.

Experience and Education: One year of experience coordinating a variety of recreation programs and services. Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation/leisure services or related field. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for 2 years of the required education on a year-for-year basis. Experience working with Youth and Teens in recreational and leisure activities is highly desirable. Municipal experience preferred.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license.

Benefits

Excellent supplemental Benefit package includes:
• CalPERS Retirement:
o New employees to Cupertino hired after 12/29/12 with prior CalPERS (or reciprocal agency) service– 2.0% @ 60, employees pay full 7% of employee contribution.
o New employees with no prior CalPERS service or a break in CalPERS service of 6 months or more -– 2.0% @ 62 employee required by law to pay 50% of the Normal Cost which currently equates to 6.25%.
• Choice of health insurance, portion of family premium paid by the City, and fully or partially paid premium for employee, depending on plan.
• Fully paid life, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
• Fully paid dental insurance and partially paid vision insurance.
• Fully paid Employee Assistance Program.
• Educational reimbursement up to $1,350 for approved coursework.
• 12 holidays plus 20 hours of floating holidays annually; 8 hours of sick leave per month; 10 to 24 days of vacation annually.
• Cupertino Sports Center membership

Special Instructions

A completed supplemental application must be submitted along with a completed City of Cupertino Employment Application to be considered for the Limited-term Recreation Coordinator position.

Please provide a response to each question. Please limit your response to 2 pages total.
 

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(408)777-3227