DESCRIPTIONBulletin will remain open until vacancies are filled. Bulletin may close at any time after June 20, 2022 without further notice.
Come join the City of Long Beach! Our Community Recreation Services Bureau, in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, is seeking amazing Recreation Program Leaders to assist with a wide range of programs at our many beautiful parks. These positions can be filled at the following levels, depending on qualifications:
RECREATION LEADER SPECIALIST III - $ 15.00 / hour
RECREATION LEADER SPECIALIST IV - $ 15.69 / hour
RECREATION LEADER SPECIALIST V - $ 16.40 / hour
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine is a nationally recognized and award-winning organization with 1,100 full-time/part time staff and a budget of $58 million. The Department oversees facilities and programs that reflect the needs and interests of a culturally diverse community, including: 170 parks with more than 3,200 acres devoted to open space and recreation, 27 community centers, 3 public pools, 6 miles of beaches, and 3 marinas.
The Department provides free and fee-based recreational programs and leisure opportunities, both self-directed and organized, for people of all ages and cultures. Youth programs include free youth sports for ages 5 to 14 serving nearly 10,000 participants annually, summer and vacation day camps, 2,100 recreational and educational classes, sailing and aquatics instruction, teen center activities, skateboarding opportunities, and supervised afterschool and weekend activities at parks and schools. In addition, approximately 12,000 youth participate in non-Department sports leagues that utilize park facilities. Below are some of the programs offered: AFTER SCHOOL
Activities include games, arts, tournaments, cooking, homework assistance, movies and holiday celebrations for ages 5 to 14. Generally offered Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m. with some exceptions. BE S.A.F.E.
The "Be SAFE" (Summer Activities in a Friendly Environment) program offers extended supervision hours at designated parks during summer evenings. Activities include: arts and crafts, outdoor games, sports, science activities, dance programs, fitness classes, cooking, gardening and flower arranging, and computer labs for youth and families. This 11-week summer program is offered Monday-Friday, from 5-8 p.m. from June 20 to August 26, 2022. DAY CAMP
Our Day Camps offer various camp activities for kids ages 5 to 12. Camps vary in their offered activities and may specialize in activities such as sports or performance arts, while some may offer more traditional camp activities. All camp activities will follow Health and Safety protocols in effect as per City of Long Beach Health Orders. Chaperoned field trips may be offered at all sites. All camps are fee-based and ensure no larger than a 14:2 ratio of campers to staff. Camps include: Creative Arts Camp, High Five Sports Camp, Music & Arts Camp, Park Day Camps, and Pee Wee Day Camp. SUMMER FUN
The Summer Fun Days program is a free, drop-in program offered at multiple parks throughout the City. Kids ages 5 to 12 may participate in various activities including, sports, games, arts and crafts and minor excursions. All safety and health protocols will be followed as per City of Long beach Health Orders. WINNERS REACHING AMAZING POTENTIAL (WRAP)
The WRAP Expanded Learning Program is a structured after-school program operated in partnership with the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD). This program is operated on LBUSD campuses and offers a balanced mixture of academic enrichment, homework assistance, and physically and emotionally healthy activities that are fundamental components of youth development. WRAP is offered free of charge to all participants. ( Must have completed 48 or more units at an accredited college or university OR pass a LBUSD-administered math and literacy exam.) YOUTH SPORTS (COACHES AND OFFICIALS)
The Youth Sports Program is offered year-round for youth ages 5 to 14. Our program focuses on developing fundamentals and good sportsmanship. Youth Sports Coaches and Officials provide instruction and officiating in ball hockey, basketball, indoor soccer, tee ball, baseball, softball, flag football and volleyball. (Must have working knowledge of sports, either leading/coaching a team or playing on a team.)
This is an unclassified, non-career position. Unclassified positions with the City do not require applying through the Civil Service process. All communication will be handled through the department. Non-career employees are not typically eligible for health/dental/vision benefits; however, may be eligible for sick leave benefits. Scheduled hours may vary by week on an as-needed basis. From June through August, the successful candidate may work up to 40 hours per week, not to exceed 1,600 work hours per service year. Non-career employees are not guaranteed a minimum number of work hours. This is an at-will, seasonal, part-time position.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
REQUIREMENTS TO FILE
- Design, plan, and implement various program activities;
- Participate with children of various ages during all activities;
- Attend all mandatory staff meetings and in-service and training sessions
- Ensure the health, safety and well being of the children in your care at all times;
- Adhere to the department dress code by maintaining a neat and clean personal appearance;
- Implement the department and site administrative and record keeping policies and procedures;
- Perform all other assigned duties as requested by the lead staff and/or supervisor.
This position is open to all candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications:
PLEASE NOTE: The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of Long Beach's Human Resources Department. SELECTION PROCEDURE
- Must be at least 16 years of age (if under 18, must have valid permit to work);
- Must have access to reliable transportation to and from work;
- Be willing to work a flexible schedule and assist various programs at various park locations;
- Be able to relate well to children, parents and staff (school and agency);
- Be able and willing to adapt to a changing environment;
- Experience in recreation programs, child care, sports, and/or other related areas is desirable.
All candidates must submit a complete application to be further considered. This bulletin is posted open continuous and may close at any time after June 20, 2022.
The most qualified applicants will be invited to continue in the selection process.
The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please call (562) 570-3181. In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer and/or Tagalog) are desirable for positions interacting with the public. The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization.
The City of Long Beach is committed to creating a workplace where every employee is valued for who they are. Having our workforce reflect the diversity of our community at various levels of the organization is a continuous goal embraced by our departments, management staff, and policymakers. To support efforts of fairness and diversity, City Leadership is committed to incorporating equity and inclusion into our work by supporting staff and community partners. We are committed to promoting transparency by publishing updated demographic information for employees, including workforce diversity data and pay by race and gender.
For technical issues with your application, please call (877) 204-4442.Closing Date/Time: Continuous