Union City

Recreation Program Coordinator (20138083)

East Bay
7/29/2021 at 5pm
$5,381.00-$6,519.00 Monthly

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


34009 Alvarado-Niles Road Union City, 94587



Under general supervision, the Recreation Program Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and direction of a broad range of recreation programs and services.



This is a journey level classification. As assigned, incumbents plan, organize, coordinate and conduct a variety of recreation programs, such as tots, youth, teen, senior, playground, sports, special events, fee classes and volunteers. Incumbents exercise considerable judgment in the daily decision making which affects the scheduling and operations of recreation activities. Incumbents may provide functional supervision of seasonal or temporary employees and volunteers.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (illustrative only):

  • Plans, implements, manages, and evaluates recreational programs and activities for all ages; including volunteer services and special events.
  • Develops, coordinates and implements creative program ideas.
  • Interviews, trains, and supervises seasonal, part-time, and volunteer staff.
  • Assists in grant and budget administration and other administrative functions, as assigned.
  • Maintains supply and equipment inventory as needed.
  • Develops positive relations with participants, families, and community residents.
  • Answers inquiries and provides other services to the public, as needed.

Ideal Candidate



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

Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of full-time experience implementing and conducting various recreation programs and activities.



Knowledge Of:

  • Theories, principles, methods, materials and equipment required for developing various recreation programs and activities;
  • Principles and practices of program planning and event coordination;
  • Safety practices and procedures, including First Aid, AED and CPR;
  • Record keeping principles and practices;
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals of various ages, socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, both in person and on the telephone;
  • Budgetary principles and practices; and
  • Basic supervisory principles and practices


Ability To:

  • Plan, organize, coordinate and conduct various recreation programs and activities
  • Develop and implement various programs and events;
  • Plan and direct the work of assigned staff;
  • Develop budgetary, staffing, and equipment requirements for proposed recreation programs and activities
  • Maintain accurate records and files
  • Prepare clear, concise reports, correspondence, instructions and other written materials;
  • Work without close supervision in standard work situation;
  • Effectively communicate; and
  • Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, participants, and the public.



Possession of a CPR, First Aid, and AED certification.

Possession of a valid California Commercial Driver’s License with a Passenger Endorsements and maintain a satisfactory driving record.

Possession of Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate



The City of Union City is an equal opportunity employer. The City of Union City will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Positions in this class typically require: sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Incumbents generally work in a typical office environment with adequate light and temperature.

Travel: Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel as necessary.



Retirement: CalPERS enrollment in either 2% @ 60 (Classic Employees) or the new 2% @ 62 (New Employees) formula is dependent on the individual’s eligibility, as per AB 340. The City does not participate in Social Security therefore there are no Social Security tax deductions (except 1.45% Medicare).

Life Insurance: Premium is paid by the City. Life insurance and AD&D is equal to $100,000 each. Short-term disability insurance premium shared by the City and employee. Additional voluntary supplemental life insurance is available.

Medical/Dental: The City provides $2,000/month to purchase medical, dental and vision benefits.

Leaves: 8 hours of sick leave/month with no limit on accumulation; 80 hours of vacation per year for the first three years of service; 10 paid holidays/year plus 2 floating holidays (18 hrs.).

Other: Educational Reimbursement for approved coursework; flexible work schedule. Deferred Compensation Plan available.


Special Instructions


Application and resume should be completed on-line via the CalOpps website by 5:00 PM PST on July 29, 2021.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Application and resume will be reviewed and evaluated using, in part, the criteria contained in this brochure.

The selection process may consist of one or more of the following components: a written exam, an oral interview, and medical exam. Only a limited number of persons whose application materials clearly demonstrate that they meet the needs of the City in terms of training, experience, education, and other job related characteristics will be invited to participate in the selection process. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.

Applicants who are invited to continue in the selection process will be notified by e-mail. Successful candidates’ names will be placed on an employment eligibility list. The eligibility list will remain in effect for a minimum of one year from the date the list is established. Additional vacancies that occur for this classification may be hired from the list.

The City of Union City provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, upon request. Please contact the Human Resources Department if you will need reasonable accommodation for any aspect of the selection process.

The City of Union City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

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