Recreation Manager
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Recreation Manager
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
Under general direction, plans, schedules, manages and supervises the programs and activities of the Recreation Division of the Parks and Recreation Department; manages and develops outside contracts, vendors, and project budgets; assures regulatory compliance and economy in all programs; performs related work as required.
Positions within this classification are responsible for work performed in support of the activities of the daily activities of the Recreation Division including recreation programming, building maintenance and vehicle maintenance.
Receives general direction from the Parks and Recreation Director and exercises direct and indirect supervision over personnel in assigned program areas.
The duties and responsibilities listed below are illustrative only and are not meant to be a full and exhaustive listing of all of the duties and responsibilities of the classification.

Administers programs and processes and makes decisions in accordance with established rules and regulations, policies and procedures and guidelines; participates in the development of department/division rules, policies and procedures, goals and objectives, and priorities.

Maintains records and prepares reports of work activities; collects data to coordinate program activities with other Parks and Recreation Department programs; oversees and inspects work of private contractors.

Investigates complaints and recommends corrective actions; develops notification letters and other public information materials; serves as liaison to user groups, clubs and other departments.

Assists in the preparation of the department budget; prepares and submits budget for assigned division and program areas; monitors budget expenditures; prepares cost estimates for maintenance, repair, and program activities.

Evaluates equipment for purchase and assists in the development of specifications; orders materials and supplies; approves orders of materials and supplies by other staff associated with program area.

Conducts staff meetings with assigned staff; inspects work of assigned staff; conducts employee performance evaluations as required; recommends employee actions, including performance improvements, discipline and salary adjustments; manages and approves time sheets, including overtime.

Performs the more complex or technical duties associated with program activities; operates all equipment associated with duties; keeps abreast of and maintains knowledge of latest technology and applications to the work.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations, including safety regulations and procedures; modern principles and practices of recreation programming, including age appropriate and physically challenged appropriate activities; effective supervisory and management principles and practices; budgeting, accounting and purchasing methods and principles; business mathematics; effective methods of record keeping and inventory control; computerized maintenance management systems; training and employee development programs.
Skill in:  preparing budget analysis, cost projections and cost-benefit analyses; managing complex projects; communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; training, evaluating and instructing staff; operating office equipment, including computers and associated software applications.
Ability to:  plan, organize, direct, schedule, supervise, and review activities of assigned staff; analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, and make sound decisions and recommendations; follow problems through to resolution; present clear and concise oral and written reports; learn, retain, interpret and apply pertinent provisions of the City’s Rules and Regulations, City policies and other laws related to human resources administration; learn, retain, interpret and apply plans and policies, adapting effectively to change; plan, prioritize and direct parks and recreation programs; coordinate program activities and projects with other programs, projects and contractors; exercise good judgment and make appropriate decisions; learn and use a variety of computer software applications related to the work; work effectively with community organizations, agencies and associated facilities; perform related duties as assigned.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  Equivalent to a graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or Leisure Services.
Experience:  Five years of increasingly responsible related experience, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

Required to work in a combination of office and field environments; travel to and from work sites. Must lift light to moderate objects, materials, and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds; considerable time standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, stooping, crouching, squatting, climbing ladders, crawling, and twisting of upper body. May be required to interact with customers with varying dispositions; may be required to utilize department or Citywide software applications to maintain records or perform various duties.
Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Class “C” driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record and continue to meet requirements for license renewal.
Certificates:  Must possess and maintain a valid First Aid Certificate issued by an organization similar to the American Red Cross.
SALARY:  $8,210 - $9,979 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200