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Recreation Series (Recreation Leader I, II, III & Recreation Program Specialist)

Company: City of Glendale, CA
Location: Glendale
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Position

NOTE: THESE POSITIONS ARE UNCLASSIFIED, NON-CIVIL SERVICE, HOURLY POSITIONS. INDIVIDUALS IN THESE POSITIONS MUST BE ABLE TO WORK FLEXIBLE HOURS - Monday through Friday between 1PM - 6PM and some weekends. Typical program hours are Monday through Thursday 2pm to 5:30pm, some Friday afternoons and evenings, and some Saturdays.

These classifications organize, lead, coach, referee, and participate in various Youth Sports (flag football, soccer, basketball and volleyball), youth fitness, day camps, and other recreation programs at City parks, playgrounds, elementary schools and other facilities on a part-time hourly basis. Bilingual ability in a language or languages commonly spoken in the Glendale community, such as Armenian, Spanish, Korean, etc, is desirable at all levels.

Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:

Leads, organizes, coaches, referees and stimulates interest in a variety of competitive and noncompetitive youth sports, youth fitness, games, contests, and cultural activities.

Assists in various recreational programs including playgrounds, day camps, aquatics, and Civic Auditorium operations.

May open buildings and facilities for programs or be responsible for proper closing procedures of those buildings and facilities.

Checks out playground equipment at the various facilities, dispenses towels, checks clothing, and cares for and cleans buildings and equipment.

Supervises children in the use of a wading pool.

Oversees recreational reservations, and supervises the use of facilities as to their proper care.

Performs cashier duties at some City functions.

Keeps routine records of program participants' progress and drafts written reports.

Sets up tables, chairs and audio visual equipment.

Performs light maintenance duties, such as cleaning, vacuuming and mopping.

Leads or assists with cleaning of public buildings, including restrooms, floors, carpet, counter tops and tables.

May have the opportunity to participate in related divisional cross-training efforts.

Experience and qualifications gained in this cross training may apply towards promotional opportunities and transfers.

Plans and conducts arts and crafts, sports, passive and active games and special interest activities.

Conducts arts and crafts, sports, passive and active games and special interest activities.

Supervises children and young adults on excursions.

Acts as site host for facility reservations and assists with City-wide special events.

Directs other recreational staff and volunteers.

Assists with the cleaning of public buildings, including offices, bathrooms, floors and carpets, by performing light maintenance, such as vacuuming, dusting and mopping after recreational activities.

May drive on City business depending on the needs of the position.

Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe efficient manner.

Ensures Department services are provided with exceptional customer service and the highest level of ethical standards.

Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:

Basic first aid practices.

Basic principles, practices and methods of organizing and instructing recreational programs.

Principles, practices and methods of organizing, instructing, and coaching youth sports and fitness at the elementary school-age level and recreational programs.

Skill in:

Dealing tactfully, courteously and effectively with public officials, program participants and the general public.

Operating and maintaining assigned equipment skillfully, safely and in conformance with applicable laws or regulations.

Planning, organizing and completing work assignments with little supervision.

Ability to:

Communicate effectively in English.

Foster a teamwork environment.

Handle cash responsibly and make accurate change.

Lead, coach, instruct and motivate participants.

Model and practice the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Provide clear work instruction.

Provide exceptional customer service to those using recreational facilities.

Read, write and comprehend directions in English.

Supervise and take responsibility for small children.

Recreation Leader I

Wage Range: $14.00 - $15.58 Hourly

Duties: Coordinates, develops, coaches, referees, and supervises various activities and practice sessions for various youth sports, youth fitness and recreation programs, activities and personnel at recreation facilities, after school programs and/or in the day camp program. Checks facilities for potential safety hazards. Conducts arts and crafts, sports, passive and active games and special interest activities. Acts as site host for facility reservations and assists with City-wide special events.

Experience Requirement: Three (3) months of experience involving public contact in recreational activities or related field. A valid California Class C driver's license is required.

Recreation Leader II

Wage Range: $14.00 - $15.58 Hourly

Duties: Coordinates, develops, coaches, referees, and supervises various activities and practice sessions for various youth sports, youth fitness and recreation programs, activities and personnel at recreation facilities, after school programs and/or in the day camp program. May train and supervise other staff in developing activities. Schedules and coordinates park activities, and checks facilities for potential safety hazards. Trains and supervises Recreation Leaders in developing well-rounded sports and recreation activities. Schedules and coordinates park activities, and checks facilities for potential safety hazards.

Education/Experience Requirement: One year (30 units) of college, including some course work in recreation leadership, and the equivalent of one year of paid experience in recreation leadership. A valid California Class C driver's license is required.

Recreation Leader III

Wage Range: $15.97 - $17.78 Hourly

Duties: Coordinates, develops, coaches, referees, and supervises various activities and practice sessions for various youth sports, youth fitness and recreation programs, activities and personnel at recreation facilities, after school programs and/or in the day camp program. Works independently. Trains and supervises other recreation staff in developing activities. Schedules, plans and coordinates park activities. Estimates supplies needed for programs and events, and ensures their purchase and delivery to the appropriate facility. Helps improve local community relations and handles complaints.

Education/Experience Requirement: One year (30 units) of college, including some course work in recreation leadership, and two years of paid experience in recreation leadership. A valid California Class C driver's license is required.

Recreation Program Specialist

Wage Range: $18.22 - $20.28 Hourly

Duties: Utilizes advanced knowledge in his/her respective field to educate, lead and instruct program participants and other staff members. Trains and supervises Recreation Leaders in developing programs and activities. Schedules, plans and coordinates park activities. Estimates supplies needed for programs and events, and ensures their purchase and delivery to the appropriate facility. Works to improve local community relations and handles complaints. Participates in fund-raising and enlists sponsors to assist in the funding for various community programs.

Education/Experience Requirement: Two years of college (60 units), including specific course work in recreation programming or related field. Two years of paid experience in recreation leadership, programming or related field. A valid California Class C driver's license is required.

Other Characteristics

Willingness to:

Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment

Work the necessary hours and times to accomplish goals, objectives, and required tasks.

Desirable Qualifications

Communicate in languages commonly spoken in the community, such as Armenian, Spanish, Korean, etc.

Possession of current First Aid and CPR certification.

License(s)/Certification(s)

Valid California Class C Drivers' License may be required.

Note

An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.

The selection process will consist of an interview. When positions become available, the City will review the applications on file, and conduct a selection process with the most highly suitable candidates. Due to the high number of applications anticipated, the City of Glendale cannot guarantee that all individuals filing applications for this position will be called for an interview. The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation including LiveScan fingerprinting. TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. The selected candidate will be subjected to a background check including LiveScan fingerprinting The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract.

Keywords: City of Glendale, CA, Glendale , Recreation Series (Recreation Leader I, II, III & Recreation Program Specialist), Other , Glendale, Arizona

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