County of Alameda

Recreation Coordinator I (#1172H)

Bargaining Unit: ( )
$25.08-$30.48 Hourly / $2,006.40-$2,438.40 BiWeekly /
$4,347.20-$5,283.20 Monthly / $52,166.40-$63,398.40 Yearly

Under general supervision, to plan, organize, and direct recreational programs or activities and; to perform day to day operational management; to provide high quality customer service and to do related work as required.


Recreation Coordinator I is a full time professional recreation employee assigned the responsibilities of maintaining a recreation program within the Recreation District.
Recreation Coordinator directs recreation leaders and volunteers, and oversees all operations at assigned facilities. This position differs from the next higher classification, Recreation Coordinator II, in that the latter is responsible for managing and maintaining multiple recreational programs.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.
However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Supervises and personally participates in the planning and conducting of various program activities, including preparation of program content, publicity, scheduling, procedures, development, determination of staffing, equipment and facility needs, selection, assignment and training of personnel, and coordination with groups concerned.

2. Directs subordinate personnel through progressive work assignments and work review; discussion, with a goal of development of professional competence in various fields of recreation.

3. Review and evaluates procedures, forms, filing, and other systems, particularly regarding general administrative activities, and recommends revisions as needed.

4. Performs various special administrative assignments as directed.

5. Prepares budget recommendations for recreation program personnel, supplies, programs and equipment.

6. Attends staff meetings.

7. Recommends selection, oversees performance, provides necessary training, and provides input for evaluation of subordinate staff, volunteers and contract employees.

8. Represents the District at professional and community meetings.

9. Coordinates maintenance and security for assigned facilities.

10. Keeps records of work performed, hours worked; tracks revenues and expenditures for programs.

A combination of training and experience which demonstrates that a person has obtained the required knowledge and is able to perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed). A person with the following combined training and experience would typically qualify to compete in a selection process.


Possession of an Associate of Arts Degree or the equivalent of two (2) years of college or university study with specialization in recreation, or in a closely related field, AND


The equivalent of one (1) year of full time paid experience as a Recreation Leader. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.)


Candidates must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle operator’s license and a good driving record.

Special Requirements:

Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation AED and First Aid Training Certificate within six months of employment.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• The assigned recreation program area.
• Specific rules and regulations of the assigned program area.
• Proper equipment and tools required for the assigned program area and materials and their uses.
• First aid principles and practices.
• Principles and practices of program oversight.
• Computer applications related to the work.

Ability to:

• Plan, organize and implement recreation programs.
• Lead, motivate and direct the work of others.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Analyze and problem solve.
• Maintain records and reports.
• Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those encountered in the course of work.
• Withstand sustained periods of sitting while intermittently operating keyboards, twisting and reaching to operate other equipment without incapacitating adverse effect.
• Safely transport and lift objects weighing up to forty (40) pounds.


CSC Date: 02/01

Newspecs: 1172HARD.doc

AM:po Revised/Retitled 5/11/09

old title: Recreation Coordinator

CSC Date: 1/27/2010