City of Palmdale Department of Parks and Recreation
Location: Palmdale, California
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
4 Year Degree
The City of Palmdale Department of Parks and Recreation is looking for an innovative, creative, and inspiring Recreation Supervisor to join our award-winning Special Events, Community Theater, and Entertainment Division. The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating new and enhancing existing special events.
If you have desire to work in a supportive environment where teamwork is essential and new ideas are welcomed, then one of these positions might be right for you.
For more information on current events including Kaleidoscope and current and past concerts and events, please visit Kaleidoscope and Ampitheater.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from the Parks and Recreation management team.
This position exercises direct and indirect supervision over supervisory, department staff.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Recommend and assist in the implementation of policies, procedures, goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for recreation programs and operation of recreation facilities.
Supervise, train, motivate, direct and review the work of staff involved in delivery of recreation programs and facility operations.
Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the planning, development, and implementation of recreation programs, special events, and facilities.
Evaluate, approve and direct implementation of specific programs, activities, plans, and procedures.
Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; write performance evaluations.
Review reports as well as operating and activity records of various facilities and programs.
Develop and evaluate sales and marketing strategies.
Oversee sales and revenue from merchandise, concession, ticket and rental sales.
Solicit sponsorships for equipment, supplies and in-kind services.
Prepare purchase requisitions; order supplies and materials.
Prepare status reports; conduct customer service surveys.
Survey community recreational resources and needs; evaluate results and recommend actions.
Prepare reports, agendas, and other written material; schedule meetings, events, and special activities.
Plan, organize and supervise administrative activities of facilities including recreation centers, pools and the aquatic park.
Coordinate facility maintenance, facility operations, approve contracts, facility use agreements and expenditures.
Meet with parents, special interest groups, clubs, organizations, and agencies to explain and promote community service and recreational activities and programs, and to solicit donations and in-kind contributions.
Assist in preparing and administering the department's budget; monitor the budget for assigned programs and facilities; research and recommend fees for new and existing programs.
Research and prepare reports; and complete assigned projects.
Respond to complaints, identify and implement solutions.
Coordinate recreation activities with other City departments and divisions and with outside agencies.
Assist peers in the implementation of their programs or events.
Provide highly responsible administrative support.
Select, supervise, train, and evaluate subordinates.
Perform related duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible experience managing recreation facilities, programs and activities including a minimum of two years supervisory experience.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in theater production, recreation administration, or a closely related field.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver license and legally required vehicle insurance. Must also be able to meet driving record standards set by the city's driving policy.
Positions responsible for aquatics programs and facilities may require one or more of the following certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer, American Red Cross Title 22 Instructor, Certified Pool Operator, National Aquatics Safety Company Instructor Trainer.
About City of Palmdale Department of Parks and Recreation
Incorporated in 1962, Palmdale became a charter city in 2009 and has a council/manager form of government. The City’s fiscally sound general fund operating expenditures were over $70m in FY21/22. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. Our mission is to provide a high level of service to the City and our residents by attracting, developing and retaining a diverse, well-qualified and professional workforce that reflects the high standards of the community we serve. We are guided by a set of values that empower us to be committed to service, grounded in integrity, cultivate greatness, nurture teamwork, and master the possibilities of what Palmdale can be. To learn about our values, please visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/values.