Job Opportunity: Boating & Science Recreation Program Director

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Recreation Program Director (Selective Certification - Boating & Science)

Salary  $52,956.80 - $65,000.00 Annually

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Location  Oakland, CA

Job Type Full Time

Department Oakland Parks & Recreation Department

Job Number 19-PP135-01SC

Closing 2/15/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

The Position

Recreation Program Director (Selective Certification - Boating & Science)

The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill one Recreation Program Director (Selective Certification - Boating & Science) vacancy within Oakland Parks, Recreation and Youth Development. Incumbents provide leadership for community based recreational programs and activities; and assist in the management of a recreation facility or city-wide program. The current position will oversee the City's boating centers and must have the experience and skills necessary to safely operate a wide variety of boats and teach boating skills and science curriculum to youth and adults and teach boating and science instruction skills to staff. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of specialized boating and science activities and sailing/operating small outboard-driven motorboats, pontoon boats and human powered boating (kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, dragon-boats, whale boats and rowboats).

This is a public contact position. Although no current vacancies require a specific language, the eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies that may require bilingual skills.

Selective Certification (Boating & Science)
This recruitment is being announced in accordance with Section 5.03 of the Civil Service Rules. The eligible list generated from this announcement will only be used to fill Recreation Program Director positions specialized in Boating & Science, including full-time and permanent part-time positions, if applicable, and may be used to fill future vacancies with the same Selective Certification.

Examples of Duties

For General Recreation Program Director Positions:
•Develop, coordinate and lead recreational and cultural arts activities which may include specialized programs and special events.
•Assist in conducting and analyzing community needs assessment surveys for improved programs
and services; participate in the formulation of plans, educational programs and activities.
•Prepare and distribute program information.
•May assign, schedule and direct part time staff and volunteers.
•Respond to citizen questions or complaints.
•Coordinate services and programs with neighborhood and community organizations.
•Conduct program registration and admit patrons to recreational facilities, programs and events.
•Inspect facility, equipment and supplies for compliance with safety standards and maintenance needs; recommend orders for recreation equipment, supplies and props, as needed.
•Maintain discipline in appropriate manner with patrons.
•Assist in maintaining records and reports.
•Oversee patron use of recreation equipment/facility in compliance with City rules and regulations.
•Follow department and facility procedures in securing park and recreational facility at closing time.
•Perform related duties as assigned.

For Selectively Certified Positions in Boating & Science:
•Teach and lead basic to advanced level boating and science programs, camps and classes; provide staff training in boating and science instruction skills as required.
•Write general descriptions of boating and science classes offered and create programs in the recreation database.
•Provide program information to the public.
•Facilitate participant registration.
•Coordinate special boating and science related events and programs; and conduct community outreach.
•Update science curriculum to match state educational standards.
•Maintain inventory and procure supplies for programs.

Minimum Requirements for Application

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

Graduation from college with a Bachelor's degree in recreation or a related field.

One year paid or volunteer experience in one or more areas of recreation programming or a related field.
For this selectively certified vacancy, special experience requirements include one year of demonstrated experience coordinating, facilitating, and managing specialized boating and science programs and activities. U.S. Sailing or ASA Sailing Instructor, Safe Powerboating, ACA Kayak or Canoe Instructor or Trip Leader certifications are highly desirable.

License or Certificate / Other Requirements:

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

Ability to obtain a State of California For Hire Vessel Operators License within 6 months from date of hire.


For General Recreation Program Director Positions:

Knowledge of: •Principles, problems and techniques of community recreation and basics of physical fitness.
•Basic principles of lead supervision and training.
•Rules, practices and equipment used in recreational activities.
•Departmental safety standards and work practices.
•Human development and behavior; basic organizational and leadership skills.
•Basic records management and general office skills.
•Oral and written presentation skills; public relations skills.
Ability to: •Plan, conduct, supervise and lead recreation programs and activities; assist in the management of a recreation facility or city-wide program.
•Promote and develop programs to meet local community needs.
•Organize community and provide leadership; work effectively in a diverse community.
•Communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
•Provide lead direction and training to assigned staff.
•Follow and promote safe work practices.
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
For Selectively Certified Positions in Boating & Science:

Knowledge of: •Specialized boating and science activities.
•Sailing/operating small outboard-driven motorboats, pontoon boats and human powered boating (kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, dragon-boats, whale boats and rowboats).
Ability to: •Lead and engage students in recreational boating activities utilizing an experiential education curriculum outdoors and in the classroom.

Supplemental Information

Stage I: The first stage in the selection process will consist of a review of each applicant employment application, copies of certifications and signed 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 two to three hours 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.c...

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 Human Resources Management Department, 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 NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday.

You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system.

Date of Examination:
Tentatively Scheduled for mid March 2019

The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer.

AgencyCity of Oakland
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza - 2nd Floor

Oakland, California, 94612

Phone(510) 238-3112