Recreation Center Director (Selective Certification - ADA Compliance) (Extended Closing Date)

Job Details

This listing closes on 3/5/2014 at 12:59 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana.

Salary  

$52,956.80 - $65,000.00 Annually

Location  

Oakland

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Oakland Parks & Recreation Department

Job Number

13-PP131-12

Closing date and time

3/5/2014 at 12:59 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana

The Position

(Extended Closing Date)

The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill a Recreation Center Director vacancy at the Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center - Inclusion Center within the Office of Parks and Recreation.  

General Position: Under direction, the incumbent plans, implements and oversees community based recreational programs and activities; manages a facility or a city-wide program that provides social and educational leisure time programs for participants; and performs as working supervisor to assigned staff, and performs related duties as assigned.  This is a professional classification whose incumbents perform supervision, management, leadership and program planning.  The Recreation Center Director develops and implements recreational programs within established operating policies.  Incumbents are expected to use professional judgment and skill in the performance of assignments.  This classification differs from the Recreation Program Director in that the incumbent performs as a working supervisor to assigned part-time and/or full time staff, conducts and analyzes community needs assessment surveys, and is responsible for preparing and developing recreation center budgets.  Receives general supervision from the Recreation General Supervisor or management staff.  May provide supervision to the Recreation Program Director, Recreation Leaders, Recreation Specialists, Recreation Aides and volunteers.

Selective Certification - ADA Compliance:  The current vacancy is located at the Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center - Inclusion Center within the Office of Parks and Recreation.  The incumbent in this position will be the Office of Parks and Recreation's primary point of contact for program and service accommodation requests made by qualified persons with disabilities under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used only to fill vacancies that may occur within The City that are selectively certified for Recreation Center Director (ADA Compliance) including full-time and permanent part-time positions.

Examples of Duties

For General Recreation Center Director Positions:

  • Oversee the development of on-going and special programs and activities; schedule and coordinate recreational and other leisure activities appropriate to the center, facility, or city-wide program.
  • Assign, schedule, and supervise staff work; perform orientation, training and evaluation.
  • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of recreation center budget; maintain related records and reports; direct office and accounting functions.
  • Maintain relationships with representatives of other City departments, community agencies and community advisory committees.
  • Assist in establishing and provide staff support to recreation advisory councils.
  • Prepare and distribute promotional materials on recreation services and program offerings.
  • Conduct program registration and admit patrons to recreational facilities, programs and events.
  • Respond to questions, complaints and requests for services from the public or City departments.
  • Enforce department operational procedures relating to the security of the building and equipment at all times including when the building is closed.
  • Inspect facility, equipment and supplies for safety standards and maintenance needs; order recreation equipment, supplies and props as needed; prepare service requests.
  • Oversee patron use of recreational equipment/facility in compliance with City rules and regulations; monitor safety of participants and staff.
  • Conduct and analyze community recreational needs assessment surveys for improved programs and services; review and approve plans, educational programs, and activities; participate in public agency or community planning or advisory activities.
  • Maintain discipline and counsel patrons.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
For Selectively Certified Recreation Center Director Positions in ADA Compliance:
  • Create program accommodations and modifications for persons with disabilities.
  • Research and analyze federal, state, and local laws related to individuals with disabilities.
  • Responsible for identifying barriers to accessibility and recommending action to comply with federal and state statutory accessibility requirements.
  • Develop and update policies and procedures to maintain compliance with all related laws.
  • Collect, organize and analyze data for use with reports and documentation required to maintain contracts and vendor agreements.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements for Application

Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable.

For General Recreation Center Director Positions:

Education:
A Bachelor's degree in recreation or a related field.
 
Experience:
One year of experience as a Recreation Program Director.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of community based recreational programs.
  • Basic principles of supervision and training.
  • Promote and develop programs to meet community needs.
  • Oral and written presentation skills; public relations skills and marketing techniques.
  • State, Federal and local regulations related to safety and safe work practices.
  • Accounting and revenue handling procedures.
  • Records management, budget management, report writing and general office skills.
Ability to:
  • Develop, plan, supervise and lead recreational programs; assess recreational needs of the community including special populations.
  • Promote and develop programs; public speaking.
  • Plan and oversee operation of a staffed facility or city-wide program.
  • Organize community and provide leadership; work effectively in a diverse community.
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Follow and promote safe work practices.
  • Write reports of a general nature including budget reports.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
License:

Possession of a valid California Driver's License may be required.

For Selectively Certified Recreation Center Director Positions in ADA Compliance:

Education:
A Bachelor's degree in recreation or a related field.
 
Experience:
One year of experience as a Recreation Program Director with experience with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, which covers state and local governments and non-discrimination based on disability.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of community based recreational programs.
  • Basic principles of supervision and training.
  • Promote and develop programs to meet community needs.
  • Oral and written presentation skills; public relations skills and marketing techniques.
  • State, Federal and local regulations related to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Accounting and revenue handling procedures.
  • Records management, budget management, report writing and general office skills.
  • Oral and written presentation skills; public relations skills and marketing techniques.
Ability to:
  • Create program accommodations and modifications for persons with disabilities.
  • Develop, plan, supervise and lead recreational programs; assess recreational needs of the community including special populations.
  • Promote and develop programs and services for persons with disabilities in a community based setting; public speaking.
  • Plan and oversee operation of a staffed facility or city-wide program.
  • Organize community and provide leadership; work effectively in a diverse community.
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Write reports and collect data to maintain contracts and vendor agreements with Regional Centers and other disability related funding agencies. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
License:

Possession of a valid California Driver's License may be required.

Supplemental Information

The Selection Process

Stage I: The first stage in the selection process will consist of a review of each applicant employment application, current resume, and supplemental questionnaire for minimum qualifications (weighted pass/fail).  Applications submitted without all required materials will not be given further consideration. 

Stage II: The second stage will consist of subject matter experts evaluating and rating the completed supplemental questionnaires.  Applicant responses to the supplemental questions must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section of this announcement.  The evaluation of supplemental questions may be weighted 100% of an applicant score (before residency and/or veteran points) and may determine rank on the eligible list.  If a sufficient number of quality application packets are received, the supplemental screening may be followed by a third stage and the most qualified applicants will be invited to the next stage. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to Stage III.

Stage III: The third stage may consist of an oral examination that may be preceded by a brief written exercise (weighted 100%)  and that will test the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section.

The ranked eligible list may be developed directly from the supplemental screening OR the results of Stage III. Candidates must earn a scale score of 70 in this examination process to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration.  

The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.

How to Apply
Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least an hour to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm

If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also work stations at the Department of Human Resources Management, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Work stations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).  

Our on-line application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact the Help Desk at (877) 204-4442.

You may also call the City of Oakland Department of Human Resources Management at (510) 238-3112 for information.

Date Of Examination:
To Be Announced


The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer.

Employee Benefits Information

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01
Please describe your experience creating program accommodations and modifications for persons with disabilities. Include specifics regarding your responsibilities for scheduling and coordination of activities.
02
Please describe your experience preparing and monitoring recreation center budgets or other program or facility budgets. Include information on the size of the budget, the factors you considered in making fiscal decisions along with your experience directing office and accounting functions.
03
Please describe your experience providing customer service in a diverse cultural environment. Include experiences handling complaints and service requests from the public.
04
Please be sure to answer the supplemental questions thoroughly and accurately. The rating of the supplemental questions may determine your application status and/or rank on an eligible list. I have read and understand the statement above concerning submission of supplemental questionnaire responses.
05
Do you understand that your answers to the above questions must be supported by information in the "Experience" section of this job application?
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Please describe your experience providing programs and services for persons with disabilities in a community based setting.
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Please describe your experience with reporting and documentation required to maintain contracts and vendor agreements with Regional Centers and other disability related funding agencies.

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Agency
City of Oakland
Phone
(510) 238-3112
Website
http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/HumanResources/index.htm
Address
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza - 2nd Floor

Oakland, California, 94612.

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