RECREATION LEADER I/II & RECREATION SPECIALIST

  • CITY OF VENTURA, CA
  • 501 Poli Street, Ventura, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Temporary Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: See Position Description USD

Job Description

Description

The City of Ventura is hiring! The City of Ventura's Parks and Recreation Department is actively hiring for part-time, extra-help Recreation Leader I/II and Recreation Specialist positions.

Recreation Leader I/II and Recreation Specialists work under general supervision and may provide on-sight supervision, oversight, instruction, and support for a variety of programs, tours, and recreation activities in the areas of sports, cultural arts, interpretive and adaptive services, and other related parks, recreation, senior, youth, and community programs and services.

The ideal candidate has the following attributes:
  • Enjoys working with people of different backgrounds and ages,
  • Enjoys working outdoors, in all types of weather,
  • Enjoys physical fitness and can perform physical activities for several hours at a time
  • Is organized and able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing, to people of all ages and backgrounds
Depending on your level of experience and the operational needs of each program, vacancies may be filled at any an appropriate level.

Recreation Leader I/II: Provides task-oriented support to recreation and cultural programs, operations, activities, services, and events.

Recreation Specialist: Plans, organizes, and coordinates a community program in a specialized area requiring advanced knowledge, skills or ability related to that area; trains support staff and may work on projects within a given field. May provide transportation for participants, driving a city vehicle.

These are temporary, extra-help positions, working up to 20 hours per week and paid on an hourly basis. Assignments may include working at night, weekends, holidays, and include travel to game or tour locations.

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Depending on assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

SPORTS LEAGUE PROGRAMS (year-round) - $15.00 - $17.85 per hour
Provide site supervision or act as an attendant monitoring and overseeing a variety of youth and adult sporting events, including basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, and flag football. Duties may include scorekeeping, scheduling, communicating with staff and participants, cash management (making deposits), and completing related reports. Must have some experience in team sports or outdoor recreation.

SAILING CENTER PROGRAMS (year-round) - $15.00 - $17.85 per hour
Provide on-site supervision, instruction, and support with special events and activities in the areas of sailing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. May assist with maintenance and upkeep of necessary equipment. Must possess CPR and First Aid certifications.

YOUTH AFTER SCHOOL & CAMP PROGRAMS (year-round) - $15.00 - $17.85 per hour
Depending on assignment, may provide support and/or oversight with the following programs:

PEAK After School Programs : Coordinate after school youth enrichment activities at school sites, provide homework assistance, and organize day-to-day activities including sports, games, and special programs. May develop curriculum and provide instruction related to sports, enrichment, music, or dance.

Westpark Community Center : Coordinate after school enrichment activities at Westpark Community Center, provide homework assistance, and organize day-to-day activities including sports, games, and special programs. May develop curriculum and provide instruction related to sports, enrichment, music, or dance. May support youth soccer, basketball, and flag football sports leagues.

School Break Camp Programs : Coordinate and organize school break activities at indoor and outdoor program sites throughout the city. Lead activities, sports, games, and special programs. May develop curriculum and provide instruction related to sports, enrichment, music, or dance.

ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAMS (year-round) - $15.00 - $20.00 per hour
Depending on assignment, may provide program and facility support including customer service, data entry, clerical duties, special projects, facility rental oversight, and/or support with the following programs:

Historic Programs : Teach hands-on education programs to preschool through 6th grade students at the historic Olivas Adobe. Facilitate educational tours and activities to individuals of all ages at the city's historic sites with a focus on local history.

Public Art : Schedule, coordinate, and conduct tours of the city's Municipal Art Collection for individuals of all ages. Support Public Art program operations and activities including training program volunteers.

Special Events : Provide event support including set-up and breakdown of city-sponsored events such as the Music Under the Stars summer concert series and 4th of July Street Fair. Requires weekend availability.

Cultural Arts Classes : Teach creative and performing arts classes for participants of all ages.

Arts & Culture Tour Program : Assist in tour planning, coordination, billing, reporting, marketing, and computer record maintenance. Support the coordination of tour escorts, vendors, and bus charters.

Tour Bus Driver : Provide tour transportation, assist participants, and complete travel documentation. A valid California DMV Class B Driver license with passenger endorsement, current medical certificate, and completed DOT training is required. General knowledge of wheelchairs and mechanical lifts is desirable.

SENIORS & COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS (year-round) - $15.00 - $20.00 per hour
Depending on assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Community Gardens : Provide care and maintenance of community garden common areas, pathways, vacant plots, and garden supplies. May facilitate tours and orientations to prospective gardeners and host classes and volunteer workdays on weekends.

Volunteer Programs : Support volunteer program operations including hosting onsite volunteer projects, maintaining the volunteer program database, and assisting with volunteer outreach and social media. Requires weekend availability.

Senior Nutrition Program : Under the supervision of the Senior Nutrition Program Specialist, assist with the preparation and serving of meals to program participants, train and oversee program volunteers, and support program data entry, cash handling, filing, clerical duties, and special projects.

Customer Service Representative : Assist customers over the phone, in-person, and by email with class registrations and information; support the Department with data entry, cash handling, filing, clerical duties, and on special projects.

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City of Ventura

The City of Ventura is located just north of Los Angeles County and south of Santa Barbara County and is frequently considered one of America's most desirable places to live. The City is a full-service municipality that was founded in 1782, incorporated in 1866, and serves nearly 110,000 residents within its 32 square miles. With nearly 600 employees, the City is dedicated to delivering key services to our businesses, residents, and visitors to ensure Ventura remains a fiscally stable, economically vibrant, safe, clean, and desirable community.

Locals and visitors enjoy Ventura's impressive park system that includes 32 parks and historic sites, and more than 800 acres of open green space. The City offers a remarkable year-round climate, friendly people, and a spectacular coastline. Ventura is an exciting location for a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, surfing, whale watching and windsurfing. Other activities include the Channel Islands National Park, championship golf, world-class shopping, wine tours, and more. Learn more about the City of Ventura at www.CityofVentura.ca.gov

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Additional Information

To be considered for this part-time extra-help position, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. Open until filled. Applications will be accepted until all current extra-help positions have been filled.

For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City's Career Page at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs or by clicking here Recreation Leader I/II and Recreation Specialist .

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov .

Minimum Qualifications

Recreation Leader I/II
A combination of education, training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities is required.

License:
  • Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.
  • If the position requires driving a mini-bus or van, a valid California Class B license, with passenger endorsement and the allowable auto transmission and air brake restrictions, must be obtained within six months of employment.
  • If the position requires driving a mini-bus or van, drug-testing is required, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT).
  • When assigned to Sailing/Kayaking/Stand-up Paddle Boarding programs, CPR and First Aid certifications are required.

Recreation Specialist
A combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and sufficient work experience in the specialty area to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform independently without close supervision are required.

License:
  • Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.
  • If the position requires driving a mini-bus or van, a valid California Class B license, with passenger endorsement and the allowable auto transmission and air brake restrictions, must be obtained within six months of employment.
  • If the position requires driving a mini-bus or van, drug-testing is required, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT).


Selection Process

Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply promptly. Open until filled.

It is important that your City job application show all the relevant education, training, and experience you possess. Resumes, CVs and cover letters may be attached to your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application or supplemental questionnaire. Submitting an incomplete application or supplemental questionnaire, may disqualify you from further consideration in the recruitment process.

Application Filing Deadline :

Applications and supplemental questions are reviewed on a continuous basis. For initial consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply promptly. Please note, the recruitment may close without notice.

Application Review Process :

All applications and supplemental questionnaires submitted will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement. Candidates will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

Department Selection Interview :

A select number of candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process that will be scheduled once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received for this position. Selected candidates will be notified if selected for an interview. Please note, given the current COVID-19 situation, initial panel interviews may be conducted via video teleconference. Selected applicants will be notified of specifics at the appropriate time.

The Eligibility List established for this classification may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail: recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Ventura values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the City derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in public service, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations, and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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