Senior Recreation Aides in Community Recreation work in the Adult Sports programs at the Sacramento Softball Complex. Adult Softball is the primary program offered, and includes men, women, and coed leagues, as well as customizable leagues that serve seniors and other groups. Staff duties include score keeping, light field preparation, and program set up and break down. The program typically runs February through November.
Senior Recreation Aides in Community Centers provide recreation programs and activities for youth, teens, adults and seniors, including but not limited to after school programs, fitness, health, and sport programs, Hot Spot programs for teens on Friday nights, and private rental events. Youth and teen recreation activities may include computers, crafts, cooking, leadership, homework help, performing arts, field trips, and special events
On a seasonal and/or part-time basis, supervise and participate in the leadership and/or monitoring of a variety of recreation activities, special events, civic engagement programs, human service programs, and/or neighborhood activities.
Employees in this classification are non-career. Incumbents can work up to 1040 hours per year. This classification differs from a Recreation Aide in that the Senior Recreation Aide also has the responsibility for supervising Recreation Aides.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
General supervision is provided by a higher-level position. Responsibilities include the direct supervision of Recreation Aides and/or other lower level City positions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Depending on assignment, incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform related duties as needed.
- Supervise and train Recreation Aides or other lower level City staff.
- Provide leadership in various City leagues, contests, tournaments, events, and other activities.
- Lead and/or monitor various activities in arts and crafts, sports, games, simple dramatics, workshops, meetings, and/or community events.
- Promote neighborhood, community recreation events, and programs.
- Request, issue, and monitor the return of playground and athletic equipment; check equipment for proper care and use.
- Inspect playground equipment and apparatus; recommend replacement or repair as needed.
- Compile simple written records related to assigned programs or facility.
- Open and close recreational facilities; monitor facility use; prepare and set up facilities for recreational or community use.
- Monitor various program operations, assist with program planning, accurately log data.
- Perform typing, filing, and other clerical tasks; provide assistance to staff.
- Operate a cash register and electronic registration and cash drawer system; quickly and accurately process payments; issue receipts.
- Understand and follow written and oral instructions
- Supervisory techniques and practices.
- Basic first aid and safety practices.
- Basic arithmetic.
- Use of computers, computer applications, and other common office machines.
- Supervise, train, and assign staff.
- Read, write, and speak the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance.
- Lead a variety of recreation and group activities.
- Handle and count money.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Six months of full-time experience comparable to a Recreation Aide with the City of Sacramento.
Possession of a valid California Class C or B Driver License is mandatory for some assignments. Loss of the Class C is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
Must be at least 16 years old at time of appointment.
Note: Employees assigned to Aquatics must be 18 years old by time of appointment.
If considered for appointment, candidates must:
- Pass a criminal background check.
- Pass a tuberculosis screening test.
Employees must complete “Mandated Reporter” training within two weeks of appointment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical standards described are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to walk frequently; work may include frequent running, starts, and stops; perform simple and power grasping; verbal and hearing skills to effectively communicate with participants and staff; visual acuity to read and record documents and make observations. Intermittently, lift, carry or move sports equipment of 20 pounds or less.
Work may be performed outdoors with exposure to heat, often over 100 degrees, sun, noise, dust, and pollens. Depending on assignment, may be exposed to pool chemicals.
Some assignments may require working evenings and weekends.
THE SELECTION PROCEDURE
Please note, the City of Sacramento’s preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the governmentjobs.com applicant inbox.
1. Application: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline;
- Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
- Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
- If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the duties area of the “Work Experience” section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 paid hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
- If “see resume” is noted in the “Work Experience” section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the “Work Experience” section.
- Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position.
- Supplemental documents such as resume, cover letter, and proof of education are highly preferred and recommended at the time of application submission. Documents should be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as attachment(s) via online with the employment application, emailed to email@example.com, or by FAX to (916) 596-1556. If submitting via FAX/email, please include your name and Job #009118-20-YPCE-7 on your documents.
2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) – In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Office by the final filing deadline;
- Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted.
- Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
- A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.
3. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail) – Human Resources will forward employment applications of individuals who submitted all the required documents (i.e. City of Sacramento Application and Supplemental Questionnaire) to the hiring department.
4. Hiring Interview: Those candidates determined to be the MOST QUALIFIED will be invited to participate in an interview process coordinated by the hiring department. There will be no eligible list established, as positions will be seasonal and/or part-time. A hiring interview is not guaranteed.
5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.
For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:
- Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/Home/ApplicationGuide for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.
- For technical support between 6 AM – 5 PM PT, contact Live Application Support at 855-524-5627.
- Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at http://www.cityofsacramento.org/HR/Career-Opportunities;
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
- Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726