Recreation Technician (19929065)

Special Events
East Bay
11/15/2019 at 5pm or until 999 applicants
$36.06-$45.07 Hourly

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


The City of Dublin is seeking a creative and community oriented, self-starter to serve as Recreation Technician.  Under the direction of the Recreation Coordinator-Special Events, this position is responsible for developing, organizing and overseeing a variety of recreational services, activities, and programs. The current vacancy is for a Recreation Technician who will assist with various community and special events, including the weekly Farmer’s Markets, seasonal event and large scale events, such as the St. Patrick’s Day Festival, which attracts over 50,000 visitors. This job requires a flexible schedule to work at evening and weekend events.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists with the City’s recreation and community services programs which may include: aquatics, senior citizens, youth and adult sports, playgrounds, special events, camps, teens and preschool. 
  • Provides on-site supervision and implementation of assigned program areas.
  • Assists with administrative tasks including the maintenance of records, files and other data.
  • Assists in preparing promotional materials including flyers, program brochures, newsletters and press releases.
  • Ensures that assigned program or event is operating in compliance with established health and fire department rules and regulations.
  • Monitors facilities and activities of users; secures facilities as required.
  • Issues equipment for recreational activities; prepares for special events such as dances and excursions.
  • Participates in assessing supplies needed for events and requisition additional supplies as needed.
  • Assists in the assurance that City recreational activities start and finish in the prescribed manner and time frames. 
  • Assists responsible staff to prepare for upcoming recreational events.
  • Notifies participants for scheduling events and registration requirements.
  • Coordinates recruitments, recommends for employment, trains, supervises and evaluates volunteers and temporary part-time staff.

Ideal Candidate

  1. Experience:  Equivalent to graduation from high school, supplemented by college courses in community services, recreation program management, gerontology, or a related field. Graduation from an accredited community college with an AA degree, which includes courses in recreation, community service administration, gerontology, or a related field, is preferred.
  2. Education/Training:  Two years’ experience performing entry level work in Parks and Community Services and/or Recreation programs.
  3. Licenses/Certificates:  Possession of a valid California Class C drivers’ license and Certificate of Automobile Insurance for Personal Liability.  Certification in CPR and First Aid preferred.
  4. This classification is designated as a Mandatory Reporter; Completion of Mandatory Reporter training is required within one month of employment.  

Knowledge of

  • Principles and practices of record keeping.
  • Principles and practices of basic supervision and training methods and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of standard safety precautions.
  • Methods of program planning and evaluation.
  • Operational characteristics of the assigned recreation program.
  • English usage, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation.
  • Customer service techniques.

Ability To:

  • Work independently under minimal supervision. 
  • Schedule, train, and supervise the work of others.
  • Problem solve conflicts and disputes.
  • Assist in the operations of assigned recreation programs.
  • Express ideas and communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 
  • Instruct and enforce safety rules. 
  • Analyze, interpret and explain program policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Prepare written reports, newsletters, flyers and other written materials.


The City of Dublin offers an attractive salary compensation and benefits plan in a professional, growth-oriented environment.  The salary range for the RECREATION TECHNICIAN position is $36.06 - $45.07 per hour. The following benefits will complete the compensation package:

  • Classic CalPERS Members – 2.7%@55; EPMC 0%; 7% Cost Sharing; Single Highest Year 
  • New CalPERS Members Tier effective 1/1/13 – 2.0%@62; 3.05 Cost Sharing; 3-Year Final Avg. Compensation
  • Pay-for-Performance system available 
  • Choice of medical plans through PERS with the City contributing up to $1,780.00 per month; ($1,780.31 eff. 1/01/2020)
  • Post-retirement medical provided under Government Code Section 22892(b) as established by the Public Employees’ Medical and Hospital Care Act (PEMHCA) through CalPERS; PEMHCA Minimum.
  • City-paid full family dental insurance 
  • City-paid single vision plan; optional family coverage 
  • IRS Section 125 plan/$900 annual account seed money (HRA)
  • City-paid $50,000 term life insurance 
  • City-paid long-term disability insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Plan 
  • Education reimbursement program 
  • Thirteen paid holidays (including one floating holiday) per year; Three (3) paid floating holidays designated for December 23, 26 & 27, 2019. 
  • Approximately 22 days per year of General Leave in lieu of traditional sick & vacation leave; increases with longevity

In addition to the above benefits, the City offers voluntary participation in a deferred compensation program, short-term disability program, supplemental life insurance, Dependent Care Assistance program and a credit union. 

The City of Dublin does not participate in the Social Security system except for mandatory Medicare.

Special Instructions

The best qualified candidates whose background and experience most closely meet the City's current needs will be invited to participate in an interview/oral board. In addition, the selection process may consist of written and/or oral components.   The City reserves the right to test an applicant in any other manner to determine suitability and to alter any aspect of the selection process.  Meeting the minimum requirements listed in this job description does not guarantee advancement in subsequent phases of the selection process.

Candidates who successfully complete the interview process may be placed on an employment eligibility list.  This list may be canceled at any time, without notice to candidates. All offers of employment are conditional upon the ability to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. In addition, positions located in the Parks and/or Police Services Department are subject to a background check, including fingerprinting prior to employment.

Pursuant to the City’s Personnel Rules Section 24.2, the City retains the right to take appropriate steps to avoid inappropriate working relationships among relatives.

In accordance with Federal and State laws, the City of Dublin does not discriminate on the basis of ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin rage, religion, sex or sexual orientation.

The City of Dublin will make reasonable accommodations for the participation in employment, programs, and facilities.  Please notify the Personnel Division at (925) 833-6605 regarding the type of reasonable accommodations needed within three days following recruitment closing date.

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