The City of San Marcos' Community Services Department is very excited to review qualified applications for the Recreation Supervisor II - Senior Programs and Services position.
This position will be primarily responsible for the daily operations, programming and oversight of the San Marcos Senior Activity Center. This position will report directly to the Program Manager and oversee a diverse and committed staff of full time and part time employees, supplemented with a consistent volunteer program, that are the heart and soul of the vibrant and very active Senior Activity Center. In addition, the Recreation Supervisor II will be involved with the Parks and Recreation Department as a whole, assisting with department wide events and activities that occur throughout the year and add enriching recreational opportunities to our community.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a can-do attitude, is able to genuinely connect and interact with the Seniors who visit the Senior Activity Center, will be able to be provide active and participative leadership with the dedicated group of employees and volunteers as well as have a passion and drive to enrich the lives of our diverse and evolving active senior population. Previous supervisory experience in a Senior Center or Senior Activities / Administration type of role will provide the ideal candidate with the foundational knowledge needed to continue to enrich and enhance the recreation and well being offerings for our Senior community members. Hands on, in depth experience in developing and executing programming specific to this population will equip the ideal candidate with the tools necessary to be successful.
Under general supervision, assists in the planning, organizing, and coordinating of a variety of recreational activities, special events, and community programs and services at an assigned recreation center, park facility, or recreational area; leads and supervises subordinate staff in assigned programs.
This is the full journey-level class in the Recreation Supervisor series and is distinguished from the Recreation Supervisor I level by the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Recreation Supervisor I level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently and exercising judgment and initiative, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class are normally filled by advancement from the Recreation Supervisor I level.
Objectives and methods of planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating recreation and community service programs; rules and skills involved in a variety of recreational and community service activities; principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluations; principles of budget preparation, monitoring and administration; pertinent local, State, and Federal laws, ordinances, and rules; principles and practices of conflict resolution; English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; computer equipment and software applications related to assignment.
Enlist staff interest, participation, and support of children and adults; obtain necessary licenses and/or certifications for specialized recreational programs (such as gerontology, outdoor leader, etc.); prepare and present written and oral reports and presentations to interested community groups; interpret and explain pertinent City and department policies and procedures; plan, assign, direct, and supervise the work of subordinates; train, motivate, and evaluate assigned staff; work varying schedules including evenings, weekends, and holidays; operate computer equipment and software applications related to assignment; work independently within broad parameters; exercise sound judgment and decision-making; operate computer equipment and software applications related to assignment; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner; demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
For complete job descriptions, requirements, supplemental questionnaire and online application visit our website www.san-marcos.net.
The City of San Marcos is located amid chaparral-clad hills in Northern San Diego County. The City enjoys year-round sunny days and, as the Pacific Ocean is only 12 miles to the west, an average annual temperature of 71 degrees. Within an hour's drive, one can access the San Diego Metropolitan area and the Cleveland National Forest, as well as San Diego County's coastal communities and beaches. In...corporated in 1963, the current population is approximately 90,000 and its boundaries cover 24 square miles. The City is responsible for public services, with the exception of the water and sewer function. The City also has excellent educational facilities and is home to Palomar Community College and Cal State University San Marcos.City offices are conveniently located just off the 78 freeway and steps away from the Sprinter station, restaurants, and the County Library. City employees also enjoy convenient access to fitness amenities.
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