Recreation Leader II - Programs

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

OPPORTUNITY Closing Date: Open Until Filled Interview Date: 2/1/2021 Desired Start Date: 3/1/2021 Please see the SELECTION PROCESS below for required attachment(s) to the electronic application. Applicants will not be able to 'submit' the application, without first electronically attaching the required documents. If you have further job-related questions please contact staff in the Recreation and Parks Departmnet at 805-925-0951 x2260 . If you are experiencing any technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for technical assistance at 1-855-524-5627. The Recreation Leader II classification may be assigned to different areas of responsibility and qualifications with separate 'working' job titles. Applicants should specify if they are applying for a Recreation Leader (for Recreation Program) or a Building Attendant position. WHAT YOU ARE INVESTING IN WHO WE ARE: The City of Santa Maria is a full-service City with a City Council/City Manager form of government with over 700 employees, an annual budget of approximately $222 million for FY 2019-20 and serves approximately 108,000 constituents. The City of Santa Maria is located on the beautiful central coast of California and covers over 23 square miles. The City has a harmonious balance of maintaining coastal and agricultural lands while promoting business. Santa Maria has been recognized nationally as an All-America City by the National Civic League and offers reasonably priced housing, community festivals, quality schools, and is in close proximity to beaches, cultural arts, a local airport, wineries, and higher education institutions. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: * Dedicated to providing excellent customer service * Motivated * Positive/Can Do Attitude * Team player * Excellent communicator * Detail & solution oriented * Spanish speaking skills are highly desirable IDEAL CANDIDATE Recreation Leader II: The ideal candidate will be reliable, courteous, energetic and friendly; possess: effective communications skills; the ability to take direction and work independently; plan and lead recreation and sports activities for all ages; demonstrate an ability to provide exemplary customer service and perform other duties as assigned in a professional manner while presenting a positive public image. The following duties are typical of this classification and are intended only to describe the various types of work that may be performed, the level of technical complexity of the assignment(s), and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties. The omission of a specific duty statement does not exclude it from the position if the work is consistent with the concept of the classification, or is similar or closely related to another duty statement to address business needs and changing business practices. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Recreation Leader II: Under general supervision, plan, organize and lead program participants in various recreation program activities in program areas to include youth after school and day camps, teen center, therapeutic, sports, seniors, and special events; monitor safe use of City facilities and equipment; work on special projects with Recreation Coordinator; transport participants in City vehicles when applicable; administer basic first aid when necessary. Works weekend, evenings, holidays; and split work shifts may be required Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years of age, with a work permit (if applicable). May be required to be at least 18 years of age due to work assignment environment. Experience: Recreation Leader II: One year of experience in recreation and/or youth services is desirable. Certifications: Current Tuberculosis (less than two years) clearance slips prior to employment is desired. American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification (must obtain within six months of employment). Special Requirement: Department of Justice background and fingerprint check prior to offer of employment. License: Valid California C Class Driver License; must have and maintain a satisfactory driving record and be insurable to operate City vehicles. Ability to: Recreation Leader II: Develop, organize, and supervise recreational activities adapt a program to specific and immediate circumstances following general guidelines set by a supervisor; including the ability to read and interpret recreational manuals, including game and activity instructions, rules and standards; utilize behavioral management techniques; prepare written forms to include incident reports, registration forms, attendance records, surveys and/or evaluations; operate standard office equipment to include phone and occasional computer use; follow and interpret verbal and written directions in English; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; work independently with minimal direction; take a proactive approach to problem solving; learn the organization, procedures, and operating details of the City department to which assigned; and maintain an effective working relationship with other staff, volunteers and the public. Knowledge of: Recreation Leader II: Leadership skills and techniques; rules of athletic competition such as basketball, baseball, and sprts and other games; techniques of playground planning; basic behavioral modification techniques; basic customer service skills; light custodial tasks; ability to work cooperatively and effectively with youth and adults. SELECTION PROCESS The completed electronic application packet will include the online application and supplemental questions. If you are experiencing any technical (computer related) difficulties or need help with attaching documents to your application, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627. The most qualified candidates will be selected to appear before a panel for an oral interview. Those applicants invited to interview will be notified electronically at the e-mail address provided by each candidate through application process. Therefore, it is the applicant's responsibility to provide an accurate email address and to allow their inbox to receive emails in regard to this recruitment. A tentative oral interview date has been scheduled for 2/1/2021. The oral board will recommend a limited number of candidates to the eligibility list from which the new Recreation Leader II may be selected. This recruitment may also establish an eligibility list for future Recreation Leader II openings.

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