Job Details

Position Title:Recreation Specialist II
Reference Number:12.123
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:916-774-5475
Contact Fax:916-774-5350
Date opened: 6/24/13


SALARY: $8.70 - $10.58 hourly

FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting a maximum of 50 QUALIFIED applications or closing no later than 5:00 P.M., Friday, July 5, 2013 or WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. PERS retired annuitants are not eligible to apply.

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the temporary part-time position of Recreation Specialist II to work at various facilities and park sites throughout the City of Roseville. The normal work schedule will vary Monday through Friday between 12:00 pm – 6:15 pm. This position is from August - May, with potential for year round work. The anticipated start date for this position is August 2013.


To perform a variety of duties related to planning, scheduling, organizing, and directing recreation activities and/or programs.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Conduct a variety of recreation programs including, but not limited to, games, sports, crafts, special events, day camps, and after school programs.
• Assist in planning, promoting, organizing, leading, and evaluating a variety of recreation programs and activities.
• Interact with and stimulate interest while conducting and supervising program activities such as sports, games, special events, arts and crafts, drama and social activities.
• Inspect assigned recreation facilities and/or equipment and recommend any necessary repair or maintenance work and supply needs.
• Receive and oversee the use of equipment and materials; care for and maintain equipment.
• Assist with supervision of assigned temporary staff; monitor staff relative to assigned duties.
• Complete records and reports as required.
• Promote and enforce safety procedures; render first aid and CPR, if certified, as required.
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
• Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

• Techniques, rules, and equipment used in a variety of recreational activities and games.
• Practices and methods of public relations and customer service; techniques and principles of effective interpersonal communication.
• Principles and techniques of first aid and CPR.

Ability to:

• On a continuous basis, know and understand operations and observe safety rules; walk long distances; intermittently interpret policies and procedures, and explain operations and problem solve issues for the public and with staff; participate with children in games and sports activities that involve running, bending, squatting, jumping, and reaching; lean, stoop, and bend to set up or break down equipment.
• Intermittently set up booths, hang banners, move tables, chairs and carry supplies; lift or carry weight of 45 pounds or less.
• Understand and translate City policies and practices into everyday working practices; make sound decisions with solid problem solving methods.
• Respond to emergency situations in a calm and effective manner; administer first aid and CPR, if certified.
• Identify problems regarding the facility and programs; refer difficult problems/irregularities for more advanced attention and recommend possible solutions.
• Maintain accurate and up-to-date records.
• Understand and carry out written and oral directions.
• Communicate tactfully with customers.
• Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
• Communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training


• One (1) season of experience in the subject area.


• Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.

License or Certificate

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certificates.

Note: Minors may have preclusions or restrictions in duties assigned and licenses required pursuant to 29 CFR § 570.

Applications will be screened by the Human Resources Department and then forwarded to the Parks and Recreation Department for final consideration. Those applicants meeting the qualifications may be contacted for an interview. Final appointment is contingent upon passing a City-paid pre-employment physical, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.

Job Status:Temporary / Seasonal, Hourly
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