Chico Area Recreation and Park District - Chico, CA
Location: Chico, California
Salary: $67,891 - $74,859 annual (DOE)
4 Year Degree
2 openings available.
Salary Range: Please click the link below to download the full range of salary schedules for our company. There are many ranges listed on the attached, and in order to receive accurate information you must refer to the title associated with this position, 'Recreation Supervisor', while viewing the schedule. Note that CARD policy does not allow candidates to be hired beyond Step C without prior board approval.
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Do you enjoy working with a strong team of creative and passionate professionals? Are you looking for a job that is fun, full of variety and makes a significant contribution to the quality of life in your community? The Chico Area Recreation and Park District is looking for two recreation supervisors to join our team. The ideal candidates will have a passion for recreation as well as possessing strong people and management skills. Demonstrated success in team leadership, change management and strategic planning is a plus. In addition, the successful candidates will have a proven track record in fiscal responsibility, cultural competence, inclusivity, adaptability/flexibility, clear communication and customer focus. This position reports directly to the Recreation Manager.
About Chico Area Recreation & Park District
As a California Recreation and Park District, the Chico Area Recreation and Park District (CARD) is committed to improving and protecting the quality of life for all residents of the Greater Chico Area by providing essential recreation, park and open space facilities and services. The District accepts this public trust and conversely expects each of its employees to do the same.
For 70+ years, CARD has provided parks and recreation services in Chico, CA. Oversite is provided by a 5-member elected board of directors. CARD provides quality recreational programs and facilities for the greater Chico area. Parks are beautifully maintained, and a wide variety of recreational opportunities are offered for all ages and abilities. Services include community parks that are home to a wide variety of sports fields, neighborhood parks that are nestled in the beautiful neighborhoods of Chico, a gym which is home to successful youth and adult sports programs, Chico Creek Nature Center and, 4 community centers which include 2 premier wedding venues.
In addition to the positive work environment, CARD offers a fantastic benefit package that includes 80 hours of paid vacation, 56 hours of administrative leave, 12 days of paid sick leave, 6 additional days of holiday pay between the Christmas and New Year holidays along with (13) paid holidays throughout the year and defined contribution of $1075.00 per month toward health, dental and vision benefits.
This position participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Classic Members in this position will contribute 8% and New Members (PEPRA) will contribute 6.75%. Benefits of CalPERS membership include:
Classic Members (membership in CalPERS before 01/01/2013) – 2% @ 55
New Members (membership in CalPERS after 01/01/2013) – 2% @ 62
Starting salary is $67,891 - $74,859 annually, depending on experience. The Recreation Supervisor will be eligible for a step increase following the successful completion of a 6-month probation period.
Under general direction of the Recreation Manager, the Recreation Supervisor plans, organizes, and supervises a wide variety of activity functions and community recreation programs and projects. Responsibilities include development and implementation of program procedures, budget, marketing, facility management and organization, as well as supervision of full-time, part-time, and temporary personnel. Uses professional judgment in initiating and revising programs which conform with community need and departmental resources and other related duties as assigned; performs a wide variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
As Recreation Supervisor, he/she is responsible for development, implementation, supervision and evaluation of community recreation activities, including but not limited to, camps, leisure classes, youth and toddler classes, trips and tours, special events, leagues, youth and/or adult sports, teens, afterschool programs, aquatics and other duties as assigned. He/she must have the ability to administer agreements with private instructors, and or contractual officials; maintain proper records pertaining to personnel, inventory, program, accident reports, and forms; participate in division budget planning, including monitoring and control of expenditures; submit budget recommendations and justification; prepares and coordinates the development of program and event publicity, including news releases, flyers, pamphlets, brochures and parent handbooks where applicable; ability to promote, organize, and stimulate good relationships with neighborhood/community groups and agencies; coordinates and cooperates with school and/or city officials and community groups regarding program offerings, facilities and coordination of services. Responsible for working effectively with other District Divisions, and the general public.
Plans, coordinates, and implements broad and varied recreation programs including, but not limited to activities, leagues, aquatics, special events, trips and tours, teens, afterschool programs, youth and toddler classes, camps, youth and/or adult sports, and leisure classes; organizes, coordinates, implements and promotes specialized recreation programs and classes with outside agencies and organizations; co-sponsorship of events with community groups and business;
Administers agreements with private instructors and/or contractual officials, school districts, and city offices; consults with individuals and groups to determine their recreational interests, needs, and desires; monitors registration;
Coordinates and cooperates with school officials and community groups regarding program offerings and coordination of services;
Supervises and evaluates full-time, part-time, temporary and volunteer staff, including recruiting, interviewing, selecting new employees, training, assigning, planning and reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, investigating complaints and recommending corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints; plan and conduct in-service training programs in assigned phases of responsibility and conduct staff meetings.
Prepares and meets with the general public including clubs and organizations to promote activities and fundraise;
Maintains accurate records and evaluates and analyzes programs and writes and presents analytical reports summarizing findings on programs and services for presentation to General Manager, the CARD Board of Directors and the general public.
Participates in budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justification for budget items, monitors and controls expenditures.
Make recommendations to the Recreation Manager on matters of policy regarding recreation programs. Consult with subordinates and fellow supervisors on assigned major phases of the recreation program.
Schedules recreation facilities such as community centers, pools, playgrounds, and sports facilities; makes recommendations for repairs and improvements of recreation areas and facilities; arranges for use of park, school, and private facilities for department recreation and leisure programs;
Prepares information for the CARD activity guide, news articles and releases, fliers, brochures, posters, mailings and other public relations material for the department;
May administer grant programs, following specified guidelines;
Purchase, coordination of, and responsibility for equipment and supplies necessary for the successful completion of the recreation programs; keep appropriate records and inventory of all equipment; solicits and secures bids;
Investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
Communicate clearly, and concisely both orally and in writing; possess strong planning and organizational skills and creativity;
Work flexible hours, holidays, and weekends as necessary for successful implementation of special events, tournaments, camps, programs, etc.;
Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision;
Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of modern principles and practices of recreation program development and administration through the utilization of program goals and objectives.
Principals and techniques of planning, organizing, evaluating and promoting of programs and activities; methodology of supervising and evaluating employees.
Ability to use volunteers effectively; principals and practices of hiring, training, and supervision.
Thorough knowledge of various special recreation programs and ability to lead participants in a variety of activities.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing to customers, staff, students, suppliers, school personnel, community groups, entertainers/specialist, and supervisors to promote, instruct, and/or provide information.
Knowledge of safe and hazardous practices in recreation programs and activities.
Knowledge of budgeting, record keeping, and business practices and principles; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations.
Public recreation facility management operations and techniques.
Purchasing procedures and inventory control.
PC literate to include word processing, desktop publishing and other computer applications desirable.
Ability to work harmoniously and cooperatively with fellow employees and the public.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in recreation or related field, and at least three years of experience in varied recreation and park programs.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License, CPR and First Aid Certificates; ability to obtain other certificates as required.
Continuous sitting in an indoor office environment with some standing and walking; significant work in an outdoor environment with standing and walking required over sometime uneven or slippery ground; frequent fine finger dexterity and light to moderate finger pressure to manipulate keyboard, reaching above and at shoulder height; side-to-side turning of neck; downward and upward flexion of the neck; moderate twisting of upper flexion of the neck; moderate twisting of upper body; occasional lifting and carrying of up to 50 pounds; pinch grasp to manipulate writing utensil; moderate grasp to manipulate reference books and manuals.
CARD is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
If candidate is given a conditional job offer, they must pass a fingerprint background check (Live Scan). If Live Scan is passed, the employee will be required to provide original documents for physical review within 3 days from date of hire, satisfying the Form I-9 requirements. Copies cannot be accepted. Examples of original documents include a driver's license, ID card, unexpired US Passport, social security card, birth certificate.