3286 Recreation Coordinator

Recruitment #CBT-3286-095079

Introduction


FINAL FILING DATE: FILE IMMEDIATELY. 
RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME, BUT NOT BEFORE JULY 17, 2019 AT 5:00 PM.

The current Permanent Civil Service position is located at the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD). The eligible list resulting from this examination may be utilized for future positions in this class in other City departments.

MISSION STATEMENT
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s mission is to provide enriching recreational activities, maintain beautiful parks and preserve the environment for the well-being of our diverse community.

ABOUT US
Amid a dynamic and ever-evolving urban landscape, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department stewards one of the premier urban park systems in America.  San Francisco recently became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park.  Considered by San Franciscans to be one of the City’s most popular and effective public agencies, our Department manages and maintains more than 225 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in San Francisco, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100- acre system includes 25 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. Included in the department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts, and TPC Harding Park golf course.

More than 2,000 talented individuals are part of our team, from gardeners, foresters, and recreation leaders to park rangers, custodians, electricians, painters and more. Our core mission, as it has been throughout our history, is to provide opportunities for San Francisco residents and visitors alike to gather, play, learn, relax, and enjoy nature in the city.

THE OPPORTUNITY
Under general supervision, the Recreation Coordinator supervises, plans, coordinates, develops and evaluates recreation programs in the areas of Recreation Facilities and Recreation Programs. Essential functions include:

  • Supervising staff and daily operations of a community recreation center or a city-wide recreation service area (such as Cultural Arts, Community Services, Leisure Services, Sports & Athletics, and Aquatics).
  • Conducting training and informational meetings with staff and volunteers concerning policies, procedures, rules and regulations related to their specific assigned activities at a community recreation center.
  • Analyzing community and group recreational needs (in selecting and adapting programs to meet those needs, in procuring the materials and resources necessary for implementing recreation programs, and in making the most effective use of the facilities and staff).
  • Designing curricula to meet community needs.
  • Recruiting, interviewing, and training staff for program sections.
  • Planning, designing and coordinating the production of publicity materials; preparing press releases and news articles for community papers, agendas and presentations for community meetings.
  • Coordinating and staffing a community recreation council to the community recreation center.
  • Assisting in the pursuit of additional resources for programs through grant applications, solicitation of donations and other fund-raising activities.
  • Compiling data, preparing various reports, such as attendance, schedules, expenses, and monitoring the center's or program area's annual operating budget.
  • Coordinating activities and approving facility use by outside groups under departmental policies.
  • Performing additional duties as required.  

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION: Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND 

EXPERIENCE: 4000 hours of experience leading recreational activities, performing recreational support services, and/or facility monitoring (experience as a security guard is not qualifying as facility monitoring).

SUBSTITUTION:

  1. Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year for year basis. Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal to 2000 hours.
  2. Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Recreation, Recreation Administration, Business Management, Physical Education/Kinesiology, Performing Arts, or Visual Arts may substitute for 2000 hours of experience as described above. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Fluency in other languages, including American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Experience within the Early Childhood field
  • Experience working in diverse and underserved communities
  • Experience working in the public sector

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process.  Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the 3286 Recreation Coordinator job announcement (CBT-3286-095079) 
  • Click on "Apply" and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions given on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.  Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Stacy Chung, by telephone at (415) 831-2082, or by email at Stacy.Chung@sfgov.org.

VERIFICATION:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Failure to provide the required verification when requested may result in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in this class.  Refer to the following links for verification:

Verification Guidelines: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#verification

Education Verification: http://www.sfdhr.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=18441   

NOTE:  Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying):
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

3286 Recreation Subtest (Weight: 50%):
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written multiple-choice examination that is designed to determine their relative knowledge, skill and ability levels in job related areas, including but not limited to:  knowledge of modern principles and practices of outcome-based recreation program planning and delivery; knowledge of principles and practices of multipurpose facility management; knowledge of budget practices; knowledge of modern office procedures and equipment, including computers; knowledge of outreach and promotion principles and practices; and knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws.  Oral and written communication abilities may be evaluated during the hiring process.

Basic Supervisory Exam (Weight: 50%):
Candidates will be administered a written multiple-choice examination that is designed to measure basic knowledge of various supervisory practices and procedures (e.g. directing, counseling, guiding, evaluating, motivating, disciplining, developing and training subordinates, delegation, etc.) as well as customer service and reading comprehension.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.

The Basic Supervisory Exam will be administered either on a computer or in paper format.  The type of format will depend on the size of the qualified applicant pool.  Qualified candidates will be notified of the type of exam format in their exam appointment notification.

The score you achieve on this examination shall be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take this test again should you apply and be found eligible for a future announcement for which this particular test is used. Please note this test is used for other supervisory classes therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the test for this future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which this test is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Date of Examination:  Qualified applicants will be notified by email of the exact time, date, and location of the examination.

NOTE: A passing score must be achieved on both the Recreation Subtest and Basic Supervisory Exam in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List/Score Report. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list/score report in rank order according to their final score.

Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.   

Certification Rule: 
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores pending approval on expansion of certification rule.  The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.

Eligible List/Score Report:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 12 months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Reasonable Accommodation Request:
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements of a job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: 
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

Veterans Preference:
Information regarding requests for veterans preference can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

General Information Concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Terms of the Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4.  Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement.  Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted.  Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned.  The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Additional Information:
General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures may be found online at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20.  

Exam Type: COMBINED, PROMOTIVE & ENTRANCE
Issued:  7/3/19
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: 095079
REC/SC/(415) 831-2082

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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