Close Window   :   Print Page

City of Torrance
Class Code: 0024
Class Designation: Non-Civil Service/At-Will (Part Time)

April 1990

Unit Representation: Torrance Recurrent Recreational
Employees Organization

TO EXPRESS INTEREST IN THIS POSITION CLICK HERE


Recreation Specialist II

Position Summary

Under supervision, develops, researches, plans, organizes, directs, and manages community wide recreation programs within a specialty area; manages a minor facility, a specific subsection of a major facility, or total operation of an area which requires extensive control; and does related work as required.

Organizational Relationships

The Recreation Specialist II reports directly to a full-time Recreation Professional. Differs from Recreation Specialist I in that the Recreation Specialist II is responsible for either the development of new or current major events and programming, and/or the total management of an significant operational area or function in the Department.

Representative Job Duties

  • Responsible for management of a minor facility, a specific subsection of a major facility, or total operation of an area which requires extensive control. Coordinates and supervises all activities and personnel within that subsection, minor facility, or area.
  • Plans, organizes and directs major special events and programs including the development of project format, budget, project and staff schedule, staff assignments, materials and logistics.
  • Responsible for significant Department financial activity including generation, reporting, disbursement, and/or auditing of large sums of money.
  • Researches, develops, and directs the implementation of recreation services and programs.
  • Coordinates the assignments of and provides direction to other recurrent personnel and may be responsible for hiring, interviewing, evaluating, and training and orienting other recurrent personnel.
  • Provides input during the monitoring and evaluation of special events and major programs.
  • Develops art project concepts and designs art work including marketing materials, publicity brochures, grant materials, and layout work for other departmental publications. Directs staff in the creation of art work.
  • Plans and organizes exhibits including promotion, set-up, and selection of subject matter or artists.
  • Develops a wide range of Departmental brochures and publications including marketing, promotional, and fund-raising information.
  • Conducts demonstrations and presentations to community groups and may act as liaison to designated community organizations, other departments, and members of the public.
  • Prepares and presents comprehensive written and oral reports, evaluations, and analysis of programs, activities, and facilities.
  • Learn, monitor, and enforce Department policies and procedures including health and safety rules;
  • Oversees staff and participant activities for off-site activities which continue for at least a 24-hour period.
  • Interacts with other City departments or city agencies in performance of the above duties;
  • May perform lower classification tasks of same assignment.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Knowledge of
  • Advanced techniques of planning and implementing recreation program, services, and/or special events;
  • Basic First Aid Procedures;
  • Ability to
  • Manage a minor facility, a specific subsection of a major facility, or total operation of an area which requires extensive control;
  • Implement Department's philosophy of recreation;
  • Develop art concept and design art work;
  • Plan and organize exhibits;
  • Evaluate recreation activities to assess program effectiveness;
  • Generate, report, disburse, and/or audit large sums of money;
  • Oversee staff and participants for off-site activities which continue for at least a 24 hour period;
  • Research and prepare comprehensive written and oral reports and a wide range of brochures and publications;
  • Coordinates assignment of and provides direction to other recurrent personnel;
  • Learn, monitor, and enforce Department policies and procedures including health and safety rules;
  • Follow written and oral instructions;
  • Perform job duties under minimal supervision;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and other personnel.
  • Experience

    One year of increasingly responsible part-time experience at the level of Recreation Specialist I.

    Education

    No specific minimum.