Gilroy

Recreation Leader III/Specialist (20115080)

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Recreation
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South Bay
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Continuous
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$16.08-$28.57 Hourly
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None


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Description

Recreation Leader III - $16.08 - $20.02 per hour
Recreation Specialist- $22.73 - 28.57 per hour

 

The Recreation Division is recruiting for a part time limited term Recreation Leader III or Recreation Specialist. The position will be filled at either level and the assignment will end June 30, 2022. The Recreation Division is a fun, energetic, hard-working team that is always willing to provide support to one another's program. We are nimble and able to pivot on a moment's notice, regardless of the situation. Recreation is dedicated to advancing the social benefits of recreation for our community.


Recreation Leader III 
Under direct supervision of a Recreation Coordinator or Recreation Specialist and indirect supervision of a Recreation Supervisor, assist, plan, organize, and lead the physical, recreational, and social activities of assigned recreation programs.  Program areas include, but are not limited to, Adaptive (Special Needs), Adult and/or Youth sports, After School Program, Cultural Arts, Facility Attendant, Senior Center, Special Events, Summer Camps, and Youth Center/Youth Services.  This position may be a year round part-time position or seasonal position, depending on the recreation program. As related experience is gained as noted in the job qualifications and requirements, and with the recommendation in the employee's performance evaluation, Recreation Leaders can advance from Recreation Leader I to Recreation Leader II or from Recreation Leader II to Recreation Leader III.  As the employee advances through the job series the employee will take on more responsibility and more challenging work assignments.

Recreation Specialist 
Under general supervision of a Recreation Supervisor or Recreation Coordinator, plan, organize, and direct the physical, recreational, and social activities of assigned recreation programs.  Program areas include, but are not limited to:  Aquatics, Adaptive (special needs), Adult and/or Youth Sports such as organized leagues or classes, After School Program, Cultural Arts, Facility Attendant, Senior Center, Special Events, Summer Camps, Theater, and Youth Center/Youth Services.  This position may be a full-time position, year round part-time position, or a seasonal position. This classification is distinguished from the Recreation Coordinator classification based upon the required education and experience and range/scope of work assigned.  Further, this is an entry-level, paraprofessional position supporting the Recreation Department. 

First Year Projects
1. Assist in coordinating monthly community meeting with core of group of resident leaders (youth and/or adults) of East Gilroy.
2. Open and Close for pro-social classes at San Ysidro Park.
3. Assist in supervising and coordinating of pro-social and/or group classes related to education, health and wellness, safety and gang prevention.
4. Assist in community events as needed. 


 

Ideal Candidate

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK: 
Recreation Leader III 
The following are examples of work that apply to all Recreation Leaders though some work may vary based on assigned program areas.

  1.  Assist and/or lead in organizing a wide variety of programs and activities to meet the recreational, educational, physical, and social needs in the community. Expect to work with multiple age groups such as children, teenagers, adults and seniors.
  2. Observe program areas to insure cleanliness and safe, proper use of facilities and equipment.
  3. Participate in related training programs and staff meetings.
  4. Perform a variety of clerical and administrative support functions for assigned program area as needed.
  5. Render first aid in the event of injury.
  6. Perform related work as required and may be asked to do the following:
    1. Issue and collect equipment.
    2. Setup and tear-down for programming
    3. Provide elementary instruction in arts and crafts, recreation, and sports activities.
    4. Keep activity and attendance records.
    5. May keep score at athletic events.
    6. Prepare field for various organized games.
    7. Serve as an attendant during a facility reservation.
  7. Drive City vehicle as assigned.

Recreation Specialist

The following are examples of work that apply to all Recreation Specialist though some work may vary based on assigned program areas.
 
1.  PROGRAMMING:

  1. Coordinate, facilitate, and lead assigned recreation program(s) including development of program, hiring of part-time staff, supervision and training of part-time staff and unpaid volunteers, resolving program issues, and ensuring that assigned program is delivered as planned.
  2. Seeks guidance and direction from Recreation Coordinator and/or Recreation Supervisor when needed.
  3. Respond to inquiries and resolve concerns/issues regarding their assigned program areas.
  4. Create program and department surveys to collect data, and obtain customer feedback experience.
  5. Review and document the progress and effectiveness of specific and assigned recreation programs; develop and present recommendations for change.
  6. Assist Recreation Coordinator and/or Recreation Supervisor in the facilitation of special events such as the Kids-Triathlon, Breakfast with Santa and/or National Night Out.
  7. Recruit program participants and volunteers.
  8. Observe program areas to insure cleanliness and safe, proper use of facilities and equipment.
  9. Promote programs and events via preparation of brochures, flyers, social media efforts, and other venues for community outreach.

2.  OFFICE TASKS:

  1. Perform a variety of clerical and administrative support functions for assigned program area as needed.
  2. Write, review, edit, and await supervisor approval of written program materials before general public distribution.
  3. Maintain basic program budgets for revenue and expenditure ledgers.
  4. Keep activity and attendance records
  5. Participate in citywide and recreation related training programs.
  6. Provide assistance and support on special projects and events as assigned.
  7. Maintain, monitor, purchase, and organize supplies, inventory, and equipment for assigned programs.

3.  SUPERVISION:

  1. Maintain and monitor staff hours and staff budgets.
  2. Review, approve, and submit Electronic Timesheets to supervisor for processing.
  3. Ensure employees understand staff expectations and program budget limits.
  4. Ensure that staff and their designated programs function safely in accordance with city safety standards and policies.
  5. Schedule and lead part-time staff meetings and/or training on a regular basis.
  6. Produce meeting agendas and keep minutes of meetings.
  7. Recruit and utilize volunteers to support program delivery.
  8. Render first aid in the event of injury, along with completing and submitting an accident report.
  9. May serve as Acting Recreation Coordinator as assigned.

4.  Drive City vehicles as assigned.

5.  Perform related work as assigned.  

 

REQUIREMENTS, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Recreation Leader III:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Two years of paid experience working in a recreation program-type setting.
  3. Must have experience supervising children, teens, adults, and/or seniors.
  4. Must have experience communicating with parents and the general public.


Recreation Leaders (All Levels):

  1. Valid tuberculosis (TB) Certificate.
  2. May be required to possess and maintain a valid California Driver License along with a safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicle(s).
  3. Possess (within 12 months of hire) and maintain a valid First Aid and CPR/AED certification.
  4. Pass a pre-employment drug test.
  5. Pass an employment background check including a Department of Justice criminal record check.
  6. Prefer non-tobacco user.
  7. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

Recreation Specialist:

  1. High school diploma, GED or equivalent AND sixty (60) semester units (or equivalent quarter units) from an accredited college or university.  An additional year (a third year) of related paid work experience can substitute for up to thirty (30) of the semester college units noted above. 
  2. Two years of paid work experience working in a recreation program-type setting.
  3. Must have experience supervising children, teens, adults, and/or seniors and communicating with parents and the public. 
  4. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office software programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  5. Strong verbal and written communication skills to perform assigned work.
  6. Valid tuberculosis (TB) Certificate.
  7. Possess (within 12 months of hire) and maintain a valid First Aid and CPR/AED certification.
  8. Possess and maintain a valid California Driver License along with a safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicle(s).
  9. Pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a drug test.
  10. Pass an employment background check including a Department of Justice criminal record check. 
  11. Prefer non-tobacco user.
  12. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

Special Instructions

APPLICATION PROCESS                                                                     
If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity please attach and submit the following required items with your NEOGOV application:
 

  • A completed City of Gilroy online application
  • Detailed resume that highlights your related skills and experience.

 
City Application Form – Candidates must complete the NEOGOV City of Gilroy application form for this position and submit online.  Please prepare attachments prior to completion of the NEOGOV application as incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  
Apply Online: Go to  Job Opportunities | City of Gilroy Job Opportunities . You can apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link. After viewing the Job Description, click the ‘Apply’ tab.  If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can import your resume from LinkedIn, upload it from a saved document on your computer, or manually enter your personal information.  This application will be saved and used to apply for future job openings.
  
 Position is Open Until Filled - Please Apply As Soon As Possible

 
 
Only complete application packets will be reviewed. Only the most qualified applicants with the most relevant experience and education will be invited to continue in the selection process. In addition, final candidates for the position are required to pass an employment background check and a State of California Department of Justice criminal records check given at the City’s expense, prior to appointment. If special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department right away 408-846-0228.
  
Attention: Communication regarding your status in this recruitment process will be conducted via e-mail. Be sure to include an e-mail address on the employment application. Applicants are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any changes to an e-mail address and/or other contact information.
  
THE CITY OF GILROY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND SUPPORTS WORKFORCE DIVERSITY. 

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(408)846-0228
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