Recreation Specialist I, II

San Francisco/Peninsula
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Continuous or until 500 applicants
$13.57-$23.65 Hourly
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About Millbrae
The City of Millbrae is located in San Mateo County on the northern San Francisco Peninsula, immediately west of the San Francisco International Airport. The City covers 3.25 square miles primarily between the Bayshore (101) and Junipero Serra (280) Freeways. Millbrae is a suburban, residential community that is essentially built out with 70% of the City's 8,200 dwelling units comprised of single-family units.
Millbrae retains its "small town" feel while its economy continues to expand, as it remains linked to the growing airport and related tourism. The City planned a major downtown revitalization with the arrival of the new San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station.
A five member City Council elected to four-year overlapping terms governs the City Government, incorporated in 1948. The City Council appoints the City Manager who serves as the City's chief executive officer. Millbrae is a general law city. Department Heads are appointed by the City Manager. The City is organized into the following departments, which provide direct City services: Community Development, Finance, Administration, Admin Services, and Public Works. Administration includes the executive and legislative offices as well as the City Clerk and legal services. Admin Services includes Human Resources and Recreation. The City contracts with the San Mateo County Sheriffs office and Central County Fire for police and fire services.
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623 Magnolia Avenue Millbrae, 94030
Definition: Under supervision, to provide leadership to recreation programs, activities or facilities. This temporary part-time non-benefited position works 15-20 hours per week, and less than 1000 hours annually. The position will continue until completion of the assigned recreation program or until a subsequent recruitment.
The Recreation Specialist is responsible for planning, organizing, scheduling and administering a specialized phase of the recreation program.
Essential Duties: Depending upon assignment, the duties of a Recreation Specialist may include but are not limited to the following:
Leads and or guides Recreation program Leaders and Volunteers.
Assists in planning, organizing, scheduling, and providing direct leadership to classes in a specialized phase of the recreation program, class, or activities.
Develops, organizes, inventories and maintains necessary facilities and materials.
Coordinates programs, classes, and activities with other recreation programs, and other City of Millbrae Recreation Department sites.
Maintains group and individual discipline, and code of conduct.
Plans a logical detailed sequence of activities to fit the abilities and interest of the participants.
Keeps records of attendance and participation, and supports participation through the Recreation Department's registration software system and other means of tracking.
Typical duties include: record keeping, special event liaison, assisting in front office day-to-day operations, sports programming and gym supervision and class/program development.
Special Requirements: Vision adequate to supervise participants in recreational programs; speak clearly and understandable; ability to bend stoop or crouch; physical stamina to supervise groups of youth participating in recreational programs; ability to work off-hours, shifts or events as required; strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds; and the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of:
Principles and methods used in organizing, conducting and supervising a program of recreational activities;
Basic record keeping techniques;
Basic first aid and safety practices and procedures;
Building and classroom setup and take down;
Basic building maintenance including removal of trash and debris;
Basic customer service including greeting guests and providing recreation activity information.
Recreation development, organization, and planning
Computer skills to include Microsoft Office
Ability to:
Work evenings and weekends as needed;
Plan and organize recreation program elements;
Prioritize and handle multiple program tasks;
Think and act quickly in emergencies;
Judge situations and people accurately;
Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with subordinates, peers, and supervisors and the public; and
Perform work in a safe manner;
Perform the physical duties of the job.
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12) grade and 30 college semester units
in recreation or a related field. Additional college level semester units may be
substituted for up to one year of required experience.
Minimum of 2,500 hours OR three years part-time progressively responsible experience as Recreation Leader II or equivalent.
Must possess a first aid and/or CPR certificate.
Service Standards
Must successfully complete a background process. All candidates will be
fingerprinted pursuant to California State Law. All successful candidates under
age 18 must possess a work permit prior to hire.
This is a non-benefitted position. However, sick leave will be provided in accordance with California state law.

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