Suisun City

Recreation Coordinator

Northern Bay Area
2/4/2019 at 5pm or until 100 applicants
$21.64-$26.30 Hourly

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


611 Village Drive Suisun City, 94585



Located nearly halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento, Suisun City is a hidden gem of the Bay Area. Suisun City is accessible from Interstate 80 via Highway 12 and Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor commuter rail stop at the Train Depot, right to the heart of the City’s historic Waterfront District, making it a prime location for job seekers as well as homeowners. The community is a unique destination for a Bay Area day trip, an overnight getaway or a place to work, particularly with its reverse commute for inner Bay Area residents. The Waterfront Promenade offers beautiful views and serves as an ideal setting for the myriad of outdoor activities, dining choices and lunch hour strolls.


The Recreation and Community Services Department is responsible for the operations and programs of the Suisun City Marina, the Senior Center and the Joseph A. Nelson Center, including preschool, after-school programs at various sites, recreation classes and sports leagues, community events and special event rentals.


The ideal candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, promoting, implementing, and coordinating the delivery of assigned recreation programs, activities, and classes.

Ideal Candidate


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Develops comprehensive enrichment programs for youth, adults, and senior population.
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, implements, and evaluates the delivery of assigned recreation programs, activities, and classes; develops and coordinates schedules of activities.
  • Participates in recruiting, selecting, training, motivating, and evaluating assigned part-time, contractual, and volunteer employees; provides staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; evaluates assigned staff; initiates disciplinary procedures as appropriate.
  • Develops schedules and work methods for performing assigned duties; monitors work flow and work activities; ensures adherence to safe work practices, methods, procedures, and practices.
  • Assists in the preparation and monitoring of assigned budgets; provides information for forecasting funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; recommends the purchase of necessary equipment and supplies; monitors expenditures. 
  • Markets and promotes assigned recreation programs, services, activities, and/or classes to the community; prepares and coordinates the development and distribution of marketing and publicity material including press releases, brochures, pamphlets, flyers, and printed schedules.
  • Administers agreements between City and a variety of community-based organizations.
  • Serves as liaison to various boards and commissions; may provide input to an outside advisory committee.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for assigned recreation services.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays current with trends in the field of recreation.
  • Performs related duties as required.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Education and Experience Guidelines

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

Education/Training:  Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. College-level coursework in recreation, leisure studies or related field.  A Bachelor's degree is highly desirable.  

Experience:   Two years of responsible recreation program experience.

License or Certificate:   Possession of an appropriate driver’s license. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (infant, child and adult), and Standard First Aid Certificate.


Please see Job Description for further details.


For positions represented by the Suisun City Employees’ Association, the benefit package includes:

Medical Insurance - Fully City-paid medical up to the CalPERS Kaiser Family Rate for employee, spouse and dependents. Employees who demonstrate health coverage through another source, an in-lieu cash payment of up to $300 per month is available. City offers IRS Section 125 benefits plan for dependent care and healthcare reimbursement accounts. Vision and dental insurance options available at competitive rates.

Retirement - Fully City-paid California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retirement of 2% @ 55 for Classic Employees (including EPMC), or 2% @ 62 for new employees subject to the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013. City does not participate in Social Security, but does withhold for Medicare, in accordance with federal law.

Life Insurance - Fully City-paid life insurance of $200,000 for employee only.

Deferred Compensation Plan - City contributes match up to $1,300 per year on a pay period basis into the ICMA 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.

Education / Training Reimbursement - Up to $1,000 per year upon successful completion of approved program.

Paid Leave - 96 hours of annual sick leave, 13 paid holidays per year (including two floating holidays), and 80 hours paid vacation per year for the first five years of service. Vacation amounts increase based on longevity - 120 hours after 5 years, 144 hours after 10 years, 160 hours after 15 years, and 184 hours after 19 years.

Alternative Work Schedule - The standard City work schedule is 9/80 with alternate Fridays off.

Uniform Allowance - Police Department positions include a $500 annual uniform allowance per MOU. Uniforms provided for Public Works Maintenance positions.

Special Instructions

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the City’s official application form, but should accompany the application.  All applications and resumes will be reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position.

A limited number of qualified applicants may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase(s) of the recruitment process, which may include one or more of the following: written examination, performance examination, assessment exercises, oral interviews, and complete background checks.

Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. 

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