Parks, Recreation, Facilities Supervisor (Nature-Based and Sports Programming)
City of San Jose
Location: San Jose, California
Salary: Min $97,690 - Max$119,093
3 openings available.
Are you ready to join a team that is “Building Community Through Fun?” Are you ready to make a difference?
The City of San José’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is looking for people who want to make San José a better place to live. Our mission is to connect people through parks, recreation and neighborhood services for an active San José. ActivateSJ, PRNS’ latest strategic work plan, is committed to establishing healthy communities that inspire belonging by following the guiding principles of stewardship, nature, equity & access, identity and public life.
The Department creates and activates thriving places where people live, work, play, and learn, which include 48 community centers, 10 regional parks, 203 neighborhood parks, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, 290 playgrounds and almost 63 miles of trails, programs and services that touch the lives of individuals and families in our community. We take a fun approach to public service, and value the public’s trust. Our team is collaborative, supportive, and innovative. We are a fast-paced organization that takes decisive action after thoughtful planning.
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third-party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at http://www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.
The total salary range for the Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Supervisor classification is $97,690.32-$119,093.52 annually. This amount includes an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable pay. The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidates’ qualifications and experience.
The PRNS Department is currently seeking to fill three (3) Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Supervisor positions, one (1) in the Recreation Division and two (2) positions in the Parks Division.
The Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Supervisor positions perform duties that may require knowledge in a variety of subject areas, such as recreation, therapeutic recreation programs, and/or gerontology recreation programs, and care and shelter coordination; may be responsible for ensuring the proper maintenance and operation of City Parks by supervising interpretive and education programs for City park users, ensuring safe, secure parks; maintaining and conserving natural features and wildlife in City parks and coordinating emergency services within parks, such as search and rescue and fire suppression. The positions must have the ability to constantly adjust to changing conditions and support a wide variety of customers, agencies, and department staff.
Bilingual applicants speaking a second language such as Spanish or Vietnamese are encouraged to apply.
Emma Prusch Farm Park/ Nature Based Programming
The Parks, Recreation and Facilities Supervisor (PRFS) manages the operations and maintenance of Emma Prusch Farm Park (EPFP) and programs at Almaden Lake Park (ALP) and Alum Rock Park (ARP). EPFP has a multifaceted operation that offers facility rentals, barn animal husbandry, The Hatchery Preschool and youth summer camps, an on-site operational partner, Veggielution, and in-house maintenance. EPFP serves as a community-hub for the surrounding area and works closely with internal and external partners to serve the local community though amenities and services such as Cooling Centers, access to health and wellness resources and additional city services. Outdoor Nature and Education programs, classes and camps occur at all three (3) locations. ALP and ARP programs include the daily operations of the parking program, Youth Science Institute and Visitors Center at Alum Rock Park. This position is responsible for negotiating and administering major contractual agreements and coordinating high-profile community events for the three (3) regional parks under its management. The PRFS will report directly to the Parks Manager for Regional Parks in the Destination, Events and Sports unit of the Parks Division and work cooperatively with peers internal to the Division, Department, other City Departments, non-CSJ organizations, community members and the offices of elected officials.
Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park and Arcadia Ballpark (Overstrength position)
The Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Supervisor (PRFS) manages the operations and maintenance of San Jose’s premiere destination facilities of Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park (LCASP) and Arcadia Ballpark. This position will also manage the maintenance of the Police Activities League (PAL) Stadium. LCASP includes the largest skate park in California and also offers a bike park that draws an audience from all over the Bay Area. LCASP’s programs include day pass admission, membership access, equipment rentals, special events, private rentals and recreational classes and camps. Arcadia Ballpark is the City’s 14.5-acre softball complex that includes four natural grass fields, hot concessions grill, restrooms, shaded stadium seating and a sports-themed playground. Arcadia Ballpark’s programs include sports leagues, special events, recreational camps & classes, and a field reservation program. This position is responsible for the management and supervision needed to maintain the day-to-day operations, programs, contracts, and maintenance for both facilities. The PRFS will report directly to the Parks Manager for Sports programming in the Destinations, Events and Sports Unit of the Parks Division and work cooperatively with peers internal to the Division, Department, other City Departments, non-CSJ organizations, community members and the offices of elected officials. This is a temporary (Overstrength) position that is anticipated to be funded through June 30, 2024, subject to further extension as appropriate. If this position is not extended through the budget process, the City may seek to place you in other internal job opportunities based on your previous work experience.
The Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Supervisor assigned to the Recreation Division performs duties that may require knowledge in a variety of subject areas, such as recreation, therapeutic recreation programs, and/or gerontology recreation programs. The PRFS may be assigned to Community Center operations, Citywide service areas (including leisure, seniors, therapeutics, or aquatics). Community Center operations include responsibilities in leading a team at a multi service HUB including seniors, adults, and youth programs in addition to recreation programming throughout the Council District at satellite sites. PRFS’ assigned to Citywide roles will be responsible for the administration and delivery of major citywide recreation programming related to the areas assigned to that PRFS. The positions must have the ability to constantly adjust to changing conditions and support a wide variety of customers, agencies, partners and department staff.
Responsibilities for these positions may include, but are not limited to the following:
Supervises, trains, and evaluates subordinate staff and their work.
Gathers and compiles routine statistical, program, race, and ethnicity data.
Prepares and reviews records, forms, reports, permit applications, and grant reporting.
May handle cash and perform cash reconciliation, monitors and tracks budgets.
Prepares, controls, and implements budgets for specialized service programs within assigned area and provides budget input for personnel, equipment, supplies, and related items.
Estimates equipment, material, manpower, and time necessary for work completion; sets priorities. Ensures all City safety protocols are followed. Responsible for equipment and inventory control.
Ensures that recreation public facilities/structures are maintained in a clean, safe condition. Conserves and preserves natural open space for public enjoyment. Recommending improvements and inspects projects to maintain and restore natural resources in City Parks, undeveloped City/Park lands.
Plans, coordinates, and supervises comprehensive recreation activities for all age groups.
Supervises public contact, liaison work, and preparation/presentation of programs related to recreation service programs.
Provides information regarding services and programs available through all forms of media.
Develops, reviews and/or supervises contracts for development, operations, projects, or sponsorships.
Supervises development of resources through fundraising, solicitation of donations or co-sponsorships, and obtaining grants to support programs.
Responsible for administration of revenue generating activities including fee collections, revenue projections, and revenue analysis.
May develop proposals for methods to enhance the facility or operation with non-traditional funding sources or alternative manpower resources.
Researches, evaluates, and recommends new and existing policy and/or organizational changes aimed at organizational development and improvements.
Aligns program objectives and work plans with the goal of better supporting the department’s cost recovery, fee generation, and financial sustainability targets.
Performs other related work, as required.
If assigned to fieldwork, possess ability lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects (such as equipment) up to 50 pounds, or heavier weights, in all cases with the use of proper equipment.
For the Emma Prusch Farm Park/ Nature Based Programming position: oversees staff and participates in providing husbandry of Emma Prusch farm animals.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
Education and Experience: Two (2) years of undergraduate coursework from an accredited college or university (equivalent to 60 semester units or 90 quarter units) AND four (4) years increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and operations of a park or administering recreation programs, including two (2) years in a lead capacity.
Acceptable Substitution: Additional related experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Bachelor's Degree may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required experience. There is no substitution for the lead experience.
Required Licensing: As a condition of employment in some designated positions, possession of a valid State of California Class B driver's license with applicable endorsements may be required in the performance of job duties.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
Per the City’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, the City requires all new hires to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment absent an approved medical or religious exemption. Fully vaccinated means a person has received the following:
Two doses of the monovalent Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine; or • Two doses of the monovalent Moderna COVID-19 vaccine; or • Two doses of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine; or • One dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine; or • One dose of the bivalent Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine; or • One dose of the bivalent Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:
Job Expertise: Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies, and federal and state rules and regulations.
· Knowledge of safety rules in using herbicides, insecticides, and other chemicals.
· Knowledge of conservation principles.
· For the LCASP & Arcadia position: knowledge and experience in team sport and recreation programming.
· For the Emma Prusch Farm Park/ Nature Based Programming position: bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese is preferred.
· For the Emma Prusch Farm Park/ Nature Based Programming position: knowledge and experience with farm animal husbandry.
· Knowledge of the general principles and practices of park operations.
· Knowledge of techniques and procedures of regulation, rules, and park laws enforcement.
· Ability to schedule and arrange for security coverage of parks, facilities and park area.
· Ability to deal with the public in an effective manner.
· Ability to compile records and prepare reports.
· Ability to coordinate staff effectively in emergency situations.
· Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision.
· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
· Ability to provide a variety of recreation programs.
· Knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations.
· Knowledge of revenue accounting proceeding.
· Knowledge of budget preparation methods and techniques.
· Ability to study policy and make recommendations for change.
· Ability to study organization and make recommendations for improvements.
· Knowledge of contract elements, negotiation and administration.
· Knowledge of planning and coordinating services for a variety of trade, business, educational, non-profit, theatrical, entertainment, industrial events and programs
· Knowledge of current crowd and public facility management.
· Knowledge of computer software including Windows, Outlook, Excel and Power Point.
Communication Skills: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
Collaboration: Develops networks and builds alliances; engages in cross-functional activities.
Customer Service: Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor.
Fiscal Management: Understands the relationship of the budget and resources to the strategic plan; complies with administrative controls over funds, contracts, and procurements.
Leadership: Leads by example; demonstrates high ethical standards; remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes; provides motivational supports and direction.
Planning: Acts to align own unit's goals with the strategic direction of the organization; defines tasks and milestones to achieve objectives, while ensuring the optimal use of resources to meet those objectives.
Problem Solving: Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.
Project Management: Ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives.
Supervision: Sets effective long and short-term goals based on a good understanding of management practices; establishes realistic priorities within available resources; provides motivational support; empowers others; assigns decision-making and work functions to others in an appropriate manner to maximize organizational and individual effectiveness.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process may consist of one or more interviews.
You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces for each text response.
1. Briefly describe your experience with supervising a team that has implemented a wide array of recreation programming. Please Include specific examples, the scope of the programs and facilities managed.
2. Provide an example of a project or assignment you were responsible for that required collaboration with various department staff, external stakeholders, and/or the community to meet a common goal. Specify what your role was, how you developed and maintained effective working relationships, and what was the outcome of the collaboration.
3. Please describe your experience with managing budgets. List the type of budgets, amounts and tracking tools utilized.
4. Please describe you experience with managing or facilitating a Park or facility repair or capital project. Provide an example, what your role was and detail the steps you took to budget, plan and organize a successful project.
Your application may be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration if you do not complete all job-specific questions.
If you have questions regarding the duties of this position, selection or hiring process, please contact PRNS Employee Services Analyst, Jaine Davies at email@example.com.
The application deadline is 11:59 PM on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. If you do not receive the confirmation, please email CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application. Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285 or via email at Human.Resources@sanjoseca.gov if you have any questions.
Job: Parks Maintenance & Related
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard
Job Posting: Aug 30, 2023, 1:07:24 PM
Minimum Salary: 97,690.32
Maximum Salary:: 119,093.52
Bargaining Unit 1: Association of Maintenance Supervisory Personnel
The City of San José's Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is proud to be “Building Community Through Fun” through innovative, creative, and excellent programs and services. Our mission is to build healthy communities through people, parks, and programs. The Department is a steady force in our community, advancing education, health, and social connections. We meet the diverse needs of our community across the lifespan by connecting people to places and people to people. The principles of equity, access, diversity, inclusion, sustainability, and flexibility guide us.
The Department creates and activates thriving places where people live, work, play, and learn, which include over 50 community centers, 210 parks, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, over 60 miles of trails, programs and services that touch the lives of individuals and families in our community. We take a fun approach to public service, and value the public’s trust. Our team is collaborative, supportive, and innovative.