County of Alameda

Recreation Coordinator II (#1173H)

Bargaining Unit: ( )
$31.71-$38.55 Hourly / $2,536.80-$3,084.00 BiWeekly /
$5,496.40-$6,682.00 Monthly / $65,956.80-$80,184.00 Yearly

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


This professional level class is assigned responsibility for managing and maintaining multiple recreational programs. The incumbent directs recreation leaders and volunteers and oversees all operations at assigned facilities. This class is distinguished from the Recreation Coordinator I in that the latter has responsibility for a specific program area. It is further distinguished from the next higher classification, Recreation Supervisor, in that the former provides direct management and day to day oversight of his/her respective programs, whereas the latter, through subordinate supervisors, directs the activities of a major category of recreational programs.


NOTE: The following are illustrative examples of duties performed by the 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; with a goal of development of professional competence in various fields of recreation.

3. Reviews and evaluates procedures, forms, filing and other systems 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. Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates 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.

Either I

The equivalent of one year full-time experience as a Recreation Coordinator I in the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District service.



Possession of an Associates of Art Degree or the equivalent of two years of college coursework (90 quarter or 60 semester units) with specialization in recreation or a closely related field.



The equivalent of two years full-time paid experience planning, organizing and directing recreational programs or activities, one year which must have included experience managing a major program including facility operations. (Additional experience may be substituted for the 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/Certifications:

• Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, AED and First Aid Certificate within six months of employment

(For Aquatics Program)
• American Red Cross Instructor/Trainer in the following courses:
• Water Safety Instructor/Aid
• Lifeguard Training
• National Recreation and Park Association Aquatic Facility Operator Certification or Certified Pool Operator Certification 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 the duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• The assigned recreation program areas.
• Specific rules and regulations of the assigned program areas.
• Proper equipment and tools required for the assigned program areas and materials and their uses.
• Principles and practices of program oversight.
• Computer applications related to the work.
• First Aid principles and practices.
• Principles of personnel management and supervision.
• Basic budget requirements for program areas. Ability to:
• Prepare budget recommendations for the program areas.
• Plan, organize and implement programs.
• Prepare reports, maintain files and records.
• Lead, motivate and direct the work of others.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Coordinate and conduct required training.
• Prepare budget recommendations for program personnel, supplies and equipment.
• 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.


Old doc: 1173hrd
New doc: 1173HARD.doc

CSC Date: 9/1/99
AM:pf Rev. 1/31/02

CSC Date: 2/27/02

AM:po revised 5/12/09

CSC Date: 1/27/2010