Danville

Program Assistant (20133631)

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Recreation
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East Bay
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Temporary
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Until filled
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$14.06-$23.88 Hourly
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None

Location

510 La Gonda Way Danville, 94526

Description

Program Assistant

Salary Range: $16.00 - $26.50/hour, depending on experience.

DEFINITION

Plans, implements and evaluates a minimum of one program, event, or service in a specific area of parks, recreation, cultural arts, and/or facilities. Recommends and coordinates purchase of program supplies and equipment. Provides highly organized and responsible assistance and support to the Program Coordinator.

  • This is a part-time temporary, non-benefitted position.
  • Flexible schedule of 15-20 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends; not-to-exceed 950 hours per calendar year.
  • This position located at Village Theatre and Art Gallery

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

General supervision is received from Program Coordinator and Program Supervisor.  May exercise supervision of part-time personnel and volunteers as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

Essential duties are inclusive of, but not limited to the following:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate innovative programs effectively.
  • Assist in handling reservations in the Facilities Management program area in Recreation, Arts and Community Services; deal directly with the public and internal staff.
  • Receive and process incoming inquiries from the Town staff and the community to make various event reservations of Town facilities.
  • Must have strong customer service skills and be capable of handling multiple tasks while determining priorities. 
  • Supervise and motivate participants, part-time personnel, and volunteers.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Attention to detail and strong proofing and writing skills.
  • Perform duties within OSHA standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.  

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant must be at least 18 years old.  Receive satisfactory results from a background investigation and fingerprinting.  Provide written proof of a negative TB test prior to appointment.

Knowledge of:

  • Recreational programs, developmentally appropriate group activities, arts and crafts, games and sports; applicable health and safety regulations.
  • Record keeping practices and procedures; modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Basic mathematical computations.

Ability to:

  • Understand and follow oral and written directions; communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and members of the public.
  • Compose correspondence, brochures, flyers and other informational documents.
  • Provide information to the public in person, by telephone, or through written correspondence where judgment, knowledge and interpretive skills may be required.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

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

Education:

Graduation from high school or equivalent is required with college-level coursework completed in Recreation, Human Development, Education, or related field preferred. 

Experience:

Background in municipal parks and recreation and/or theatre is desirable.  Supervision of part-time and/or volunteer personnel is highly desirable. Customer service experience is a plus.

LICENSE(S) AND CERTIFICATION(S)

Possession of a valid California State Driver's License, or license in another state with the ability to obtain a California license within 30 days of hire.  First Aid and CPR/AED certification is required but may be obtained during the first 90 days of employment. 

RECRUITMENT CONTACT

Ian Murdock, Program Supervisor

imurdock@danville.ca.gov

(925)314-3406

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(925)314-3406
Contact email: