Recreation Supervisor - Seniors and Special Events
City of Patterson Recreation & Community Services
January 22, 2018
47256.00 - 57444.00
Full-time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The position under general supervision of the Director of Recreation and Community Services Department develops, plans, organizes, coordinates, and supervises community and recreation programs for seniors; Hammon Senior Center (HSC) daily operations, senior programming, trips, senior events, liaison to affiliated programs, Senior Board, City run community events, movie nights, department fundraisers, and senior resources; assigned to senior related commissions and committees. The ideal candidate will have the ability to multitask to handle competing priorities and demands.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This classification is assigned to the following specific area of concentration as distinguished below:
Seniors & Events: Hammon Senior Center (HSC) daily operations, senior programming, trips, senior events, liaison to affiliated programs, Senior Board, City run community events, movie nights, department fundraisers, and senior resources; assigned to senior related commissions and committees.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Develop, plan, organize, implement, and evaluate a variety of community services and recreation programs, including special events and contract services; oversight and management of program development; establish schedules and methods for providing recreation services; identify resource needs; allocate resources accordingly; develop goals and objectives; make changes and improvements to existing standards for programs; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; prepare community event and recreation publicity; implement referral systems and the publication of seasonal brochures; implement the dissemination of recreation and community service publicity; prepare periodic reports; maintain files and records; develop contracts and hire contracted instructors.
Education: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation administration or a related field.
Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible administrative or technical experience preferably in the Public Sector; possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid CPR Certificate
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATES: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California Driver’s License; ppossession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid CPR Certificate desirable.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Methods, techniques, principles, and procedures used in the planning, development and administration of community service programs; principles and procedures for implementing and directing community services; principles and practices of budget development; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; various sports equipment used in recreation programs.
ABILITY TO: Multitask to handle competing priorities and demands; understand and carry out oral and written directions to develop reports, evaluations and other material as appropriate; maintain good organizational and communication skills; communicate courteously and effectively with the general public; ability to speak Spanish is desirable.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years of age or older; must successfully pass a pre-employment medical examination, including a drug screen, fingerprint, background check, and reference check; must be able to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to work in the United States.
About City of Patterson Recreation & Community Services
The City of Patterson, has a population of 20,875, Patterson is a rural small town surrounded by agricultural land and the Pacific Coast Range (Diablo Range) to the west. Agriculture is its primary economic base. Orchards of apricots, almonds and walnuts play an important role in Patterson’s economy.Known as the “Apricot Capitol of the World,” Patterson, California is a rural town that yields about 95,000 tons of the fruit each year. Patterson apricots are well known because of their high yield and delicate flavor. The Patterson area boasts numerous outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing, golf, and hiking in the Diablo Range.Patterson maintains its small-town atmosphere while providing services found in larger cities. It's a great place to live!
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