Manhattan Beach Parks And Recreation: Senior Recreation Leader, Exam No. 11-004

The Parks Recreation Department is seeking a part-time Senior Recreation Leader to supervise the tennis program.  The City of Manhattan Beach tennis program provides an array of opportunities for the tennis community, including men and women tennis leagues, all-ages classes, private lessons, recreation play, and tournaments.  The Senior Recreation Leader assigned to the tennis program reports to the Recreation Supervisor and will assist with the oversight of tennis operations part-time Recreation Leaders.  The Senior Recreation Leader acts as liaison between participants, contract tennis pros and contract instructors, league and tournament coordinators, and outside agencies.  This position works at the Live Oak Tennis facility and the work schedules requires working early morning, evening, weekends, and holidays.

JOB FUNCTIONS:  The listed tasks are essential for this job and may include, but are not limited to the following: Plan, organize, implement, market, and evaluate a variety of recreation and cultural activities and/or classes; prepare oral and written reports; monitor and maintain accurate schedules; assist with the development and implementation of Parks and Recreation Department policies; develop and monitor recreation activities budget; on site monitoring and inspection of scheduled facility reservations and/or classes at City community centers, parks, play areas, tennis courts, athletic fields and other recreation facilities; report and recommend facility and park maintenance issues; recruit, train, supervise and evaluate assigned staff; supervise and monitor program registration and reservation services; schedule assigned staff and programs; attend department training and staff meetings; order supplies and materials for program activities; monitor and maintain a clean and safe work environment; display courteous and professional behavior toward the public and staff; and observe all City rules and regulations. May be required to work shifts, weekends, and holidays.

HOURS: Part-time positions will not work over 960 hours per fiscal year.

Training and Experience: Must have the equivalent to an Associate degree in recreation and leisure services, human services, or a related field and two years experience in planning, organizing, and conducting recreation programs, including supervising, budgeting, report writing, marketing, and training – OR – four years of relevant experience including two years in a supervisory role may be substituted for the Associate degree- OR- two years as City of Manhattan Beach Recreation Leader I/II and one year supervisory experience.

License: Must have a valid California driver’s license at the time of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Requires knowledge in the principles and practices of event organization and program development; budgeting practices, and requirements to implement broad recreation and cultural activities; skill in instruction and training; operating specific department tools and equipment; and effective communication skills, both oral and written. Must have the ability to plan, organize, and implement recreation events; supervise assigned staff; prepare oral and written reports; lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; and work effectively with others. Proficiency in the use of personal computer software (Windows) is desirable.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently operate tools, controls, and equipment; sit, stand, walk, run; and occasionally climb, balance, and kneel. Will frequently work outdoors and may be exposed to variable weather conditions.

HOW TO APPLY:  A City Application is required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM by mail or in person.  Facsimiles, photocopies, and electronic mail are not accepted.  If you need special assistance in the job application process, contact the Human Resources Analyst at (310) 802-5255. TDD: (310) 546-3501 (Hearing Impaired Only).

Applications will be reviewed and a select group of candidates whose background and experience best meet the requirements will be invited to an oral interview. Applications will be accepted until the needs of the department have been met.

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