The City of Tustin Parks and Recreation Department is currently
seeking applicants for part-time Recreation Program Assistant. This
is a part-time, at-will,non-benefittedposition. Hours are limited
to less than 1,000 hours per fiscal year.
This position, under moderate supervision, assists in the
organization, implementation, and supervision of recreation
programs, activities, and special events for the community.
This recruitment is conducted on a continuous basis to meet the
needs of the City as vacancies occur and may close at any time.
The Recreation Program Assistant is a part-time classification
assigned to assist a Recreation Coordinator with a variety of
specialized recreation programs, activities, and special events,
including youth sports and activities, senior services, and youth
and family services. The Recreation Program Assistant is
distinguished from the Recreation Leader in that incumbents are
expected to have specialized knowledge and experience in the
assigned program area and take on a greater role in planning and
overseeing assigned programs, activities, and special events.
Employees may be assigned to work year-round or seasonally.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Moderate supervision is provided by a Recreation
Provides lead supervision to Recreation Leaders and volunteer
Application materials will be carefully reviewed to identify
those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for this
position. Individuals who are best qualified will be invited to
participate in a panel interview. Interviews will be scheduled on
an as needed basis. All candidates who pass the panel interview
will earn placement on the eligible list, which may be used for
current and future vacancies in the job classification.
Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assists a Recreation Coordinator with planning, developing, and
organizing recreation programs and special events
- Implements specific recreation activities such as dances,
luncheons, games, and sporting events; plans event activities and
assigns staff to required duties
- Prepares promotional materials for scheduled events, including
brochures, posters, advertisements, and flyers
- Assists in monitoring the daily operations and activities of a
recreation facility; monitors performance of Recreation Leader
staff; ensures rules and procedures are followed by patrons
- Prepares equipment, fields, and facilities for assigned
- Assists with registering participants in classes and sports
programs and booking facilities for events; collects and processes
fees; maintains files and records of transactions and
- Provides assistance to facility patrons and the general public;
answers questions regarding facility usage and program, activity,
and event specifics; responds to requests for human services needs
and refers patrons to appropriate resources
- Evaluates assigned programs, activities, and special events;
makes recommendations for improvements and new programs and
- Provides lead supervision to Recreation Leaders and volunteers;
trains new employees on work procedures
A combination of education, experience, and training that has
provided the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities is required
for entry into the classification. A typical combination
Education and/or Experience:
Graduation from high school; and one (1) year of paid or
volunteer recreation experience in the area of assignment.
Licenses and/or Certificates:
Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license and an
acceptable driving record. Valid First Aid and CPR certificates are
required within six (6) months of employment.
Satisfactory results from a background investigation, physical
examination and administrative screening. Occasionally required to
work extended hours which may include evenings, weekends, and
holidays. Bilingual skills are desirable.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
- Basic objectives, methods, and techniques of assigned
recreation program area
- Policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to area of
- Principles and practices of workplace safety, including CPR and
- Operate modern office equipment including a personal computer
and related business software
- Plan, implement, and instruct activities of assigned
- Establish and maintain courteous, cooperative, and effective
working relationships with staff, the general public, and others
encountered in the course of work
- Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in
- Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
- Prepare and maintain accurate and precise written records,
forms, and correspondence
- Evaluate situations, identify problems, and exercise sound
independent judgment within established guidelines
- Maintain professionalism and composure at all times, including
stressful and difficult situations and handle disputes and
complaints in a calm, courteous, and tactful manner
- Effectively handle multiple priorities and organize
- Work independently and efficiently with a minimum amount of
Working Conditions & Physical Demands
The physical and mental demands described here 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by
telephone; use hands to handle, feel and reach with hands and arms.
The employee frequently stands or walks and lifts and moves
equipment and supplies weighing up to 30 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability
to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is
regularly required to use written and oral communication skills;
read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and
solve complex problems; work on multiple concurrent tasks; work
with constant interruptions; and interact with staff, facility
users, and the general public.
The employee usually works both indoors and outdoors and the
noise level varies from moderately quiet to noisy, depending upon
program activities. Depending upon the program activities,
employees may be exposed to paints and other fumes and infectious
diseases when working with children or other special age groups.
Employees frequently are required to work in outside weather
conditions, including heat, cold, rain, moisture, and wind at
various facilities and events.
The City of Tustin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will
provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with