SUPERVISOR I (Recreation)
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under general direction, supervises and assists in the planning, organization, coordination, and supervision of a wide variety of recreation programs. Supervision is received from a Supervisor II/III (Recreation); supervision is exercised over part-time employees; oversees and monitors contract service providers.
This classification is the entry-level position in the supervisor classes. Incumbents must participate in a promotional testing process in order to advance to the progressively staffed Supervisor II/III classification.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Assists in planning, organizing, coordinating and supervising comprehensive municipal recreation programs and special events.
- Directs activities and programs at various recreation facilities, including playgrounds, ball fields and swimming pools.
- Keeps time records, prepares and submits reports.
- Prepares and participates in public relations and information programs.
- Assists in preparing and administering contracts for recreational classes.
- Establishes and oversees registration process for classes, activities, programs, parks and facilities.
- Designs, prepares, and distributes news releases, schedules, and informational pamphlets to promote interest and participation in recreation program activities.
- Assists with production of the department quarterly brochure.
- Assists in selection of part-time staff and/or contract service providers.
- Assists in scheduling, training, and evaluating work performance of assigned staff.
- Attends meetings as required.
- Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
- Basic objectives, methods, and techniques of planning for community recreation programs.
- Principles of organizing and directing a wide variety of recreational programs for all ages.
- Principles and practices of safety and first aid.
- Basic principles of supervision.
- Principles of customer service.
- Assist in planning, organizing and coordinating recreation activities.
- Plan, train, schedule and evaluation work of assigned staff.
- Conduct research, compile information and prepare clear, concise reports.
- Prepare and present informational programs and publicity materials;
- Generate support and enthusiasm of leaders, participants, groups and agencies in recreation programs.
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with the public members of all age groups, representatives of other agencies, volunteer organizations, employees, and contribute to a successful team effort.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Work varying hours, including evenings, weekends and/or holidays assigned
- Operate and use modern office equipment including a computer and various software packages.
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation or a related field.
Experience: Two years of full-time public or private recreation experience. Experience in a municipal recreation program is desirable.
License or Certificate: Must possess a valid Class C California driver’s license or be able to arrange transportation to off-site locations and field activities.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Exposure to extreme heat and dust working outdoors; noise of crowds of people shouting at sporting events, both indoors and outdoors; mechanical electrical hazards of equipment such as scoreboards, microwave, office machines; fumes and odors from cleaning solutions and chemicals. Work is performed indoors in office and in both indoor and outdoor recreation facilities. Work environment is informal, team-oriented, having variable tasks. Work is frequently fast-paced and high pressure. Work hours are 80 hours per bi-weekly pay period; overtime, evening, holiday and weekend work may be required.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office and field setting and operate office equipment. FREQUENT walking, standing, sitting; reaching at and above shoulder level; twisting at waist; upward and downward flexion of neck and side-to-side turning of neck; fine finger dexterity and grasp to manipulate and operate writing materials, papers and office equipment including computers and calculators; lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects weighing up to 10 lbs. from below waist to above shoulder level without assistance; lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects weighing 11-25 lbs. from below waist level without assistance. OCCASIONAL climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling; lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects weighing 26-50 lbs. from below waist to waist level with or without assistance ; pushing and pulling objects weighing up to 100 lbs. INFREQUENT lifting objects weighing 11-50 lbs. from chest level to above shoulder level with or without assistance; lifting, and carrying objects weighing 51-100 lbs. from below waist to waist level with assistance.
Communication: VERBAL for using telephone and for personal contact. WRITING or ability to record information in an alternate manner. READING for contracts, reports, permits, and computer screens.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to observe patrons of recreation programs and condition of recreational facilities, read computer screens, permits, contracts and reports.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction for telephone conversations and dealing with the public at meetings.
Date: October 2012
Revised By: JP/AS - Department
Date: August 1996
Revised By: BR/KG1