Recreation Coordinator

San Francisco/Peninsula
3/23/2018 at 5pm or until 100 applicants
$5,030.00-$5,988.00 Monthly

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


540 Crespi Drive Pacifica, 94044








The City of Pacifica is seeking an individual as its next Recreation Coordinator. This is a fulltime, fully benefitted position with the Recreation Division of the Parks, Beaches & Recreation Department. Details follow below! This recruitment closes on March 23, 2018 at 5:00PM or upon receipt of the first 100 qualified applicants.  



Under direct supervision of the Assistant Recreation Supervisor, the recreation coordinator assists in the development, supervision and evaluation of a wide range of recreation programs for various age groups; organizes and conducts special events; oversees volunteers and part-time staff; has responsibility for assigned portions of the Assistant Recreation Supervisor program responsibilities; and does other related work as assigned.



The Recreation Coordinator must have the ability to:

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills in order to generate reports, maintain records, and provide written employee evaluations;
  • Work independently and within teams;
  • Work some evenings and weekends;
  • Use word processing and spreadsheet software, as well as being able to keep accurate records, maintain program budgets, complete city paperwork, and communicate with a variety of agencies, vendors, community groups, and members of the public.
  • Maintain facilities and equipment used in its programs;
  • Travel to different sites and locations.



  • Organizes, and directs the work of subordinates in developing and implementing broad and diversified recreation programs service to meet community needs;
  • Maintains appropriate budgetary controls; responsible for a variety of programs; plans and implements training and supervision of part-time staff; handles the promotion of programs including but not limited to communication with local publications, online media, the City's web site, and social media platforms;
  • Responsible for a variety of youth and adult programs including special events;
  • Assists with programming, coordination, and scheduling the Community Center and youth activities;
  • Work alone, as well as work well with others.



Recreation coordinator positions will be assigned to one or more of the following positions: community sports, aquatics; special events; the Community Center, elementary aged recreation; teens; class registrations and the department activity guide; community rentals and facilities; administration.


Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:


Possession of a BA/BS degree in recreation or related field and one year of professional recreation work experience. Basic computer skills needed for reports & recordkeeping. Proficiency in Microsoft Word a must and Excel skills desired. Proficiency in recreation (scheduling and class registration) software such as Activenet highly desired.



Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License. Ability to obtain American Red Cross First Aid certificate and CPR Adult, Child and Infant CPR within one year of employment.



Physical Skills: Ability to sit, stand, walk, run, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb; lift and carry 50 pounds; use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.

Work Environment: Work in an indoor and outdoor environment; exposure to noise and confining workspaces.

Ability To: Travel to different sites and locations; drive safely to different sites and locations; maintain a safe driving record; maintain a neat and clean appearance. Some positions must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.



Recruitment closes on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5:00PM or upon receipt of the first 100 qualified applicants, whichever occurs first. The completion of a City of Pacifica application is required, and a resume is not accepted in lieu of an application. The most highly qualified candidates will be invited to an oral panel interview that may include a practical exercise tentatively scheduled the week of April 9 - 12, 2018. The selected candidate must be able to pass the final phases of the hiring process that include providing documentation validating the right to work in the United States, pass a background investigation that includes fingerprinting and reference checking.

Information contained herein subject to change without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract or offer of employment. The City of Pacifica does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, disability or sexual orientation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate would have a strong background working with children and an enthusiasm for putting on large scale community events.  They should be a supportive team member who wants to be involved with many ongoing recreation programs and have a passion for creating fun and lifelong experience for children, teens, families, and the community at large.


Holidays: Thirteen (13) days per year.

Vacation: From 11 to 27 days per year, depending on length of service.

Sick leave: Accrual is one day per month, with no limit on accrual.

Retirement: In addition to salary, the City shall contract with CALPers to provide a retirement plan that utilizes formula for Classic CalPERS members 2.5 @ 55 and for non-classic 2% @ 62 for individuals with no prior CalPERS service or reciprocity.  

Insurance:  The City provides its employees with a cafeteria plan allowance that allows employees to purchase health care benefits through either Teamsters Union #856 Health and Welfare or CalPERS medical benefits plan. 

The City contributes toward a dental insurance plan for employee and all eligible dependents who opt for non-union health care benefits.

The City pays premiums for:

·         Life insurance premium in the amount of $30,000.

·         Long term disability insurance (to begin sixty days after onset of non-work-related illness or injury).

Training: The City will pay up to $1,000 per year toward the cost of books and tuition required as part of courses taken that are job-related (suspended under current MOU).

Deferred Compensation: Employees may participate in a choice of three deferred compensation plans.

Union Membership: Union membership is required.

Special Instructions

This recruitment closes on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5:00PM, or upon receipt of the first 100 qualified applications, whichever occurs first.  EOE

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