Recreation, Recreation Programming, Special Events/Tourism, Youth Services
4 Year Degree
The Recreation Supervisor is responsible to plan, organize, direct and supervise major recreational programs, facilities and specialty classes such as adult and youth recreation activities, neighborhood engagement, community capacity building, sports and aquatics, special events, contract classes, and recreational facilities maintenance and operations; and to perform a variety of professional and technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
The Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department works closely with the community providing programming to youth, seniors and all citizens. We strive to foster a collaborative and collegial atmosphere among staff while providing high quality programs, activities and events to the community and neighborhoods. We take pride in offering excellent community service while remaining adaptable and responsive to our residents' needs and expectations.
The ideal candidate should be a self-directed problem solver with entrepreneurial spirit, high standards of excellence and demonstrate commitment to public service and program development.
Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant's responsibility to fill out the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application form with the words "see resume". The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations.
Applicants may be screened to the most qualified and invited to continue to the next phase of the testing process which may include an oral board interview and writing exercise.
Oral Board Interview and Writing Exercise Friday, September 14, 2018
Human Resources Department reserves the right to revise the testing process to best meet the needs of the City.
Three years of increasingly responsible experience in the development and implementation of recreational, social and cultural programs and activities; including one year providing technical and functional supervision over assigned personnel.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in parks and recreation, human development, public administration or a related field.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.
About City of Modesto
THE COMMUNITYModesto offers the diversity and facilities of a metropolitan city, but still maintains an atmosphere of old-fashioned hospitality and small town charm. Modesto offers the full spectrum of arts and entertainment from talented local artists and resident companies to international touring stars – we are considered the culture hub of the Central Valley.Modesto is located in the heart of one of the greatest agricultural areas of our nation – the San Joaquin Valley. Dairy products, almonds, apricots, melons, tomatoes, wine grapes, peaches, walnuts and poultry products are some of our top commodities. Visit in early spring to enjoy the delightful sights and smells of orchard blossoms. Come in the summer or fall and “Taste Modesto” at our traditional Farmer's Market or at a roadside produce stand.Should your “tastes” run more on the adventurous side, try rafting on the Stanislaus River, biking trails throughout Modesto, horseback riding at area ranches, and outdoor in-line skating or skateboarding at Modesto’s skate park.If leisure is your pleasure, explore our regional mall with a newly expanded Village, picnic in one of our 75 parks, visit the McHenry Museum or Mansion, pl...ay a round of golf or just bask poolside in our warm sunshine. Centrally located on Highway 99, Modesto allows for easy access to many major tourist attractions in California. To the west lies the San Francisco Bay Area (90-miles) and the Santa Cruz Beach (115-miles). To the east is the famed Gold Country “Mother Lode” (50-miles) and a little farther you can find the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, Lake Tahoe (180-miles) and Yosemite National Park (110-miles).With family-friendly attractions, festivals, museums, agriculture tours and tastings to first-class hotels and four-star restaurants, Modesto has something for everyone. Whenever you visit, you will have the opportunity to enjoy all of the “Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health” that Modesto has to offer! After all, we are a well-established community filled with civic pride and grand plans for the future.THE ORGANIZATIONThe City of Modesto is a charter city with a total operating budget of approximately $320 million. Employing 1,200 full-time and approximately 400 seasonal/part-time personnel, the City is governed under a Council-Manager form of government.Modesto’s City Council consists of seven members, including the Mayor. All are elected at-large for four-year terms. The City Council appoints three Charter Officers: the City Attorney, the City Clerk/Auditor and the City Manager. The City Manager delegates hiring responsibilities and supplemental duties to nine Department Directors in the areas of Community and Economic Development; Finance; Fire; Human Resources; Information Technology; Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods; Police; Public Works and Utilities.