RECREATION SPECIALIST I, II
Definition: Under supervision, to provide leadership to recreation programs, activities or facilities. This temporary part-time non-benefited position works 15-20 hours per week, and less than 1000 hours annually. The position will continue until completion of the assigned recreation program or until a subsequent recruitment.
The Recreation Specialist is responsible for planning, organizing, scheduling and administering a specialized phase of the recreation program.
Essential Duties: Depending upon assignment, the duties of a Recreation Specialist may include but are not limited to the following:
- Leads and or guides Recreation program Leaders and Volunteers.
- Assists in planning, organizing, scheduling, and providing direct leadership to classes in a specialized phase of the recreation program, class, or activities.
- Develops, organizes, inventories and maintains necessary facilities and materials.
- Coordinates programs, classes, and activities with other recreation programs, and other City of Millbrae Recreation Department sites.
- Maintains group and individual discipline, and code of conduct.
- Plans a logical detailed sequence of activities to fit the abilities and interest of the participants.
- Keeps records of attendance and participation, and supports participation through the Recreation Department's registration software system and other means of tracking.
- Typical duties include: record keeping, special event liaison, assisting in front office day-to-day operations, sports programming and gym supervision and class/program development.
Special Requirements: Vision adequate to supervise participants in recreational programs; speak clearly and understandable; ability to bend stoop or crouch; physical stamina to supervise groups of youth participating in recreational programs; ability to work off-hours, shifts or events as required; strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds; and the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
- Principles and methods used in organizing, conducting and supervising a program of recreational activities;
- Basic record keeping techniques;
- Basic first aid and safety practices and procedures;
- Building and classroom setup and take down;
- Basic building maintenance including removal of trash and debris;
- Basic customer service including greeting guests and providing recreation activity information.
- Recreation development, organization, and planning
- Computer skills to include Microsoft Office
- Work evenings and weekends as needed;
- Plan and organize recreation program elements;
- Prioritize and handle multiple program tasks;
- Think and act quickly in emergencies;
- Judge situations and people accurately;
- Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
- Establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with subordinates, peers, and supervisors and the public; and
- Perform work in a safe manner;
- Perform the physical duties of the job.
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12) grade and 30 college semester units
in recreation or a related field. Additional college level semester units may be
substituted for up to one year of required experience.
Minimum of 2,500 hours OR three years part-time progressively responsible experience as Recreation Leader II or equivalent.
Must possess a first aid and/or CPR certificate.
Must successfully complete a background process. All candidates will be
fingerprinted pursuant to California State Law. All successful candidates under
age 18 must possess a work permit prior to hire.
This is a non-benefitted position. However, sick leave will be provided in accordance with California state law.