As-Needed - Recreation Leader II/III

  • City of Santa Clara, CA
  • Santa Clara, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Variable Shift Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $16.40 - $17.25 Hourly USD

Job Description

Description

The City
The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city - one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation.

The Department:
The Parks Division provides planning, development, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of City parks and open spaces. The Recreation Division provides classes and programs for all ages and abilities. We aim to promote the use of safe, clean, and attractive facilities for enjoyment and quality of life for all ages and abilities. The Cemetery Division maintains 33,000 internment sites in a peaceful public park.

The Position:
The Recreation Leader II will supervise children, youth, teens, and other program participants in many facilities, including but not limited to the Reed & Grant Sports Park, Youth Soccer Park, Youth Activity Center & Teen Center, and Community Recreation Center. In this role, the successful incumbents will help conduct health and safety checks, open/closing facilities, serve as Disaster Service Worker while adhering to COVID-19 protocols

This is a temporary, as-needed position within the Parks and Recreation Department. As-Needed employment is not to be considered permanent. Under CalPERS regulations and the City of Santa Clara practices, as-needed employees are not permitted to work more than 960 hours (retired annuitants) or 999 hours per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).

Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee to proceed in the process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited for an interview.

Typical Duties

Recreation Leader II
Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed.
Under general supervision:
  • Leads and conducts diversified recreation activities such as arts and crafts, low organized games, team games sports and dramatics
  • Assists in organizing, promoting and directing special event activities such as Halloween Party, Easter Egg Hunt or Art and Wine Festival
  • Ensures proper safety precautions are observed in assigned activities and free play
  • Administers first aid as required
  • Reports to supervisors orally and in writing on activities, groups or individuals, plans and problems
  • Prepares athletic field
  • Opens, closes, and secures activity facilities
  • Recommends action and carries out policies in dealing with specific groups
  • Issues, receives and oversees the use of equipment and materials
  • Cares for and maintains equipment
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Recreation Leader III
Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed.
Under general supervision:
  • Promotes recreation programs and activitiesin a specialty area; explains rules and regulations
  • Organizes and leads groups in the particular recreation activities making up the specialty area
  • Consults with recreation staff to coordinate the specialty area with the overall recreation program; incorporates the recreation specialty into a Department-approved total philosophy of recreation; interprets philosophy to participants and the public
  • Advises and assists other recreation leadership staff members involved with the speciality activity to meet the specific needs and interests of the people involved
  • Demonstrates and explains techniques, procedures, materials, equipment, and supplies used in the activity field
  • Keeps records and accounts of attendance, inventory, financial charges and receipts, personnel, special events, accidents, and other matters requiring systematic recording
  • Reports to supervisors on groups or individuals, plans, and problems; recommends action and carries out departmental policies in leading the special activity
  • Issues, receives, and oversees the use of equipment by individuals and groups in the activity; recommends the acquisition or disposal of such equipment and materials
  • Ensures all appropriate safety precautions are observed in the activity
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Recreation Leader II

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum Requirements:
  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and
  • No experience required; and
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Possession of the following is desirable:
  • A valid California Class C driver's license
  • A valid American Red Cross First Aid certificate

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • As a condition of employment, incumbents will be required to be fingerprinted in accordance with State of California law
  • In-service training and orientation may be required prior to performance of full job duties
  • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment

Recreation Leader III

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum Requirements:
  • Completion of forty-five (45) semester units of coursework, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university, preferably with an emphasis in Recreation, Physical Education or a related field; or
  • Six hundred (600) hours of recreation leadership experience equivalent to the level of Recreation Leader II with the City of Santa Clara; and
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application

LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Possession of the following is desirable:
  • A valid California Class C driver's license
  • A valid American Red Cross First Aid certificate

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • As a condition of employment, incumbents will be required to be fingerprinted in accordance with State of California law
  • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment

Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. The City will not sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of:
  • Techniques, rules, and equipment used in a variety of recreational activities and games
  • Recreation hazards and safety precautions
Recreation Leader II/III
Ability to:
  • Lead and conduct several broad types of recreation activities
  • Learn and apply activity rules and regulations
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including children
  • Provide and follow oral and written instructions
  • Physically lead and coordinate assigned recreation activities
  • Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals
  • Exercise tact and maintain poise in resolving disputes and differences arising with the public and employees
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
Recreation Leader III
Considerable ability to:
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a specialty recreation activity
  • Promote, organize, lead and conduct a specialty recreation activity for participants of all skill levels
  • Instruct and coach participants in a specialty activity
  • Physically lead and coordinate assigned recreation activities
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including children
  • Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals
  • Exercise tact and maintain poise in resolving disputes and differences arising with the public and employees
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
Physical ability to:
  • Assist participants in and out of wheelchairs
  • Restrain and/or lift program participants
Additional Information:
You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) City Application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov. This position is continuous or open until filled: Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis for consideration to the position. If you are interested in applying you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible before the position is closed.

The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov.

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