The mission of the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District is to provide the people of the Livermore area with outstanding recreation programs and a system of parks, trails, recreation areas and facilities that promote enjoyment, lifelong learning and healthy active lifestyles.
Application Start Date: March 5, 2020
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Recreation Coordinator will help oversee our nature summer camp operations. We are looking for a strong youth leader who will work in close partnership with the Ranger staff to create a positive camp experience for our councilors, campers of all ages, and their families. The position will start in May for planning, approximately 10 hours per week until camp training week, then the schedule will be Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m- 4:00 p.m.
Please submit a District application and resume online https://www.calopps.org/livermore-area-recreation-and-park-district. Applicants who do not submit all required documents may not be considered.
Based upon all submitted materials, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to proceed in the recruitment process.
Under direction, plans, directs, and oversees staff, operations, and activities of an assigned recreation program area. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: sports, cultural activities, enrichment programs, and special events. Oversees the development, promotion, and implementation of programs which meet the needs of a diverse community; ensures program facilities are properly maintained; and performs related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from higher-level supervisory staff. Leads and directs lower-level staff and volunteers.
The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for planning, overseeing, and directing the operations, services, staff, and activities of an assigned recreation program area. Performance requires ability to work independently with initiative and discretion within established guidelines. This classification is distinguished from Recreation Supervisor in that the latter has overall administrative and operational responsibility for recreation programs and services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
- Oversees the development, promotion, and implementation of a diversified recreation program for all ages in accordance with community needs; evaluates program effectiveness; recommends changes and implements management decisions.
- Oversees the activities of staff and volunteers; plans, assigns, trains, directs, and monitors staff duties; provides input to supervisor for employee performance evaluations.
- Serves as a liaison and resource for community agencies and other organizations; performs community outreach to promote recreation programs and stimulate interest in District offerings.
- Serves as District representative with external organizations; attends and/or speaks at meetings, community and professional functions, and conferences as assigned.
- Assists supervisor with budget development and management.
- Performs administrative tasks, such as attending and scheduling meetings, preparing reports, monitoring expenditures, and maintaining records.
- Assists in developing and implementing policies, procedures, and staff training for program areas.
- Receives and responds to questions and concerns from patrons; identifies issues and resolves problems or refers to supervisor as appropriate.
- Oversees fee collection and accounting activities; reviews records and files to ensure proper accounting and documentation consistent with District policies and procedures.
- Inspects and maintains program equipment; ensures that maintenance and repair needs are addressed.
- Assists with District special events as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Incumbents work in both indoor and outdoor environments with moderate to loud noise levels. May work in controlled temperature conditions, cold and hot temperatures, or inclement weather conditions. Incumbents will interact with individuals in interpreting and enforcing rules, policies, and procedures.
Incumbents may be assigned an irregular work schedule, including weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays.
Must possess: mobility to perform medium physical work; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and to operate a vehicle to transport materials and equipment to various sites and offices; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The classification supports indoor and outdoor recreation programs requiring frequent walking, running, conducting exercises, and related physical activities. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, calculator, or tools and equipment used in assigned program area. Program activities may require sitting, standing, walking on level and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping, and making repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; the ability to lift, carry, and push tools, equipment, and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds, or higher weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment.
Education and Experience:
- High School Diploma or GED, supplemented by two years or 60 units of college level coursework, in business administration, recreation, physical education, or a related field, Bachelor’s Degree desirable;
- Three years of experience directing and overseeing a recreation program;
- Any combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Principles and practices of leadership.
- Organization and operation of the assigned program area and related facilities.
- Proper care and use of recreation equipment, materials, and supplies.
- Methods and techniques of planning, evaluating, and implementing recreation programs.
- Principles and techniques for fostering effective work groups.
- Cash management, accounting, and record-keeping techniques.
- Principles and practices for providing high level of customer service.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
- Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
- Lead lower-level staff and volunteers, including training, work planning, organizing, scheduling, and coordinating.
- Assist with the planning and development of recreation policies and procedures.
- Understand, interpret, and apply all relevant laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Maintain accurate financial records and work within authorized budgeted resources.
- Maintain facilities and equipment in a clean, safe, and secure manner.
- Speak effectively in public.
- Independently organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments.
- Demonstrate strong customer service skills and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships.
- Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
Licenses and Certifications:
- At time of appointment, California Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record maintained throughout employment.
- Completion of American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED training within six months of hire and maintain certification throughout employment.
- Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.
- Medical exam and drug testing clearance.
Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation throughout the selection process. Request for reasonable accommodation during the selection process may be made by contacting the Human Resources Office prior to the final filing date.
LARPD is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization.