Recreation Specialist II - Multiple Programs
City of Vacaville
 Vacaville, CA

The Position

Parks Make Life Better!

The City of Vacaville is currently recruiting to fill vacancies for Recreation Specialist II's in a variety of program areas within the Parks & Recreation Department. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring department on a continuous basis.

The Recreation Specialist II provides general administrative and onsite program support to the Parks and Recreation Department in a number of different program areas.

In addition to the Recreation Specialist I duties, Recreation Specialist II typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the planning and implementation of specialized activities, instructor plans, programs and events;
  • Assisting with overseeing programs;
  • Leading and supervising program participants;
  • Assisting with curriculum development and planning weekly schedules;
  • Scheduling, coordinating, and chaperoning field trips;
  • Organizing, teaching, guiding and directing activities for youth;
  • Creating event schedules and layouts;
  • Assisting with scheduling, training, leading and directing staff and volunteers;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with vendors, sponsors and community stakeholders;
  • Organizing and directing event activities for the Vacaville community;
  • Preparing written and verbal reports and correspondence;
  • Assisting with program and/or site specific budget;
  • Requisitioning, distributing and inventory of supplies (minor equipment assembly may be required);
  • Addressing general public and customer inquiries and concerns.

Recreation Specialists may work in a variety of program areas depending on departmental need.

Active Aging

Assist with planning and coordination of activities including, but not limited to: recreation and social programs, adult services, education, health and fitness, trips and tours, and special events.

Adult and Youth Sports

In addition to Recreation Specialist I duties, typical Recreation Specialist II Adult and Youth Sports duties may include: organizing and assisting with administration of youth and/or adult sport leagues and tournaments; scheduling league play; coordinating with internal and external tournament organizers; providing customer service and problem solving; assisting with scheduling staff meetings, answering phones and providing other general administrative support; performing and overseeing the preparation of all fields (Field Prep*) for youth, adult and tournament play which includes, but is not limited to: dragging, measuring, chalking, inserting bases, handling and hauling equipment.

  • In order to perform Field Prep duties, successful completion of a physical exam is required.

Concessions

In addition to Recreation Specialist I duties, typical Recreation Specialist II Concession duties may include: monitoring inventory, restocking and ensuring compliance with health code standards; training on concession operations.

Cultural Arts and Special Interest

Duties may include: assisting with planning, coordination of contract instructor led programs and classes; including, but not limited to, recreation classes, social programs, youth and adult services, education, health and fitness, and special events.

Facility Attendant*

In addition to Recreation Specialist I duties, typical Recreation Specialist II Facilities duties may include: assigning, scheduling, training and leading staff; purchasing and distributing equipment, materials and supplies; working independently; and performing minor equipment assembly such as cabinets, chairs, desks, etc.

  • In order to perform Facility Attendant duties, successful completion of a physical exam is required.

Gymnastics

In addition to Recreation Specialist I duties, typical Recreation Specialist II Gymnastics duties may include: assisting with overseeing the gymnastics programs; assisting with training, leading and directing staff; organizing, teaching, guiding and leading program participants in various levels of classes; acting as the liaison between participants, parents, and coaches; assisting in purchasing materials and supplies.

Early Childhood Enrichment

Duties may include: assisting in the Preschool classroom and supporting programming, instructor plans, and implementation of appropriate activities and/or programs for children ages 18 months – 5 years at assigned facilities; scheduling, coordinating, and chaperoning field trips; organizing and directing activities for youth; administrative functions in support of the Preschool Program, including organizing and purchasing equipment and preparing written reports, and supply lists; and promoting safety procedures.

Special Events

In addition to Recreation Specialist I duties, typical Recreation Specialist II Special Events duties may include: providing administrative and onsite program support; assisting with training, leading, scheduling and directing staff; assisting with program budget; developing and maintaining relationships with vendors, sponsors and community stakeholders; creating event schedules and layouts; organizing and directing event activities for the Vacaville community; preparing written and verbal reports and correspondence which may include drafting advertisements and social media posts for Coordinator review; requisition of supplies; and facility equipment upkeep.

Teens

Duties may include: administrative and onsite program support to the Teens Program, youth events, classes and activities; supervision of program participants, schedule planning, organizing and directing activities for youth. May assist with oversight of program site staff including training, leading and directing staff; facility maintenance and upkeep; preparation of written and verbal reports; requisition of supplies.

Youth Services

In addition to Recreation Specialist I duties, typical Recreation Specialist II Youth Services duties may include: administrative and onsite program support to the Thank Goodness It's Friday Club (TGIF) Program, youth events, classes and activities for summer camps; supervision of program participants, assisting with curriculum development, weekly schedule planning, organizing and directing activities for youth. May assist with oversight of TGIF program site staff including training, leading and directing staff; facility maintenance and upkeep; preparation of written and verbal reports; requisition of supplies.

For a complete job description, please visit our website at www.cityofvacaville.com.

Part-time positions are paid an hourly rate and can work up to a maximum of 129 hours per month. Some positions may require working irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays. Part-time positions are at-will, are not eligible for health or retirement benefits, and do not accrue leave time with the exception of state mandated sick leave (24 hours per year).

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: Equivalent to a high school diploma is required.

Experience: Equivalent of one (1) year working as a Recreation Specialist I in the City of Vacaville.

Click here to view the Recreation Specialist I classification.

License or Certificate:

Select positions may require the possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment. Must be at least 18 years of age if required to drive vehicles for City business.

Select positions may require the ability to obtain CPR & First Aid Certificates within 30 days of hire.

Physical and Sensory Requirements vary by position/program area. Please view the job description on our website (www.cityofvacaville.com) for complete details.

The Application Process

A completed City of Vacaville employment application and supplemental questionnaire must be received by Human Resources at 650 Merchant Street, Vacaville, CA 95688. This recruitment is continuous and could close at any time. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring department on a continuous basis.

Applicants can apply on-line at www.cityofvacaville.com. Application packets may also be requested in-person at the Human Resources Department or by calling (707) 449-5101.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application packet.

IMPORTANT: Contact with candidates will primarily be via email. Make sure that you list a current email, which you check regularly, on your application.

ADA Accommodation

It is the policy of City of Vacaville that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all City employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of City service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process must contact Human Resources at (707) 449-5101 or jobs@cityofvacaville.com to request accommodation. The request must be received no later than one (1) business day after the final filing date. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

The Selection Process

All applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and only the best qualified will be invited to continue in the examination process. The examination process may consist of an oral interview and/or a practical skills test. The process will evaluate the following areas (depending on actual position or work area).

In addition to the requirements of Recreation Specialist I:

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of working in the field of customer service and of providing City wide community programs and activities; Departmental and City-wide policies and procedures; best practices for technical and functional supervision of staff.

Ability to: Communicate positively and productively with staff and customers; be an enthusiastic self-starter who enjoys working with people of all ages; participate in staff development and training activities; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; support the planning and implementation of programs, activities and events; assist in preparing accurate reports and maintaining files.

Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment must provide a valid TB certificate and successfully complete the pre-placement process for this position before a final offer will be extended. Pre-placement assessments for this position include a Livescan (FBI/DOJ fingerprint review) and drug screen. Some work areas may also requires a DMV record review and/or medical exam.