0922 Manager I - Recreation Manager

Recruitment #PBT-0922-092698

Introduction

FINAL FILING DATE: FILE IMMEDIATELY.
RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME, BUT NOT BEFORE MARCH 1, 2019 AT 5:00 PM.

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with the Civil Service Rule 111A.

The current 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 patrol officers, 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 the general direction of the Superintendent of Recreation and Community Services, the 0922 Recreation Manager directs, plans, organizes and manages recreation programs and services for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in one of five areas: Business Services; Community Services; Cultural Arts; Leisure and Aquatics; and Sports and Athletics. This position functions as a member of the recreation division management team and works to plan and carry out the department’s vision, mission and values.

Recreation Managers lead and direct a variety of staff including supervisors, coordinators and specialists, pool managers and other aquatic staff. Recreation Managers provide leadership and support in the creation of departmental policy, administrative planning and addressing departmental challenges. They prepare, execute and monitor expenditures of the annual budget for their assigned area of responsibility; analyze and evaluate assigned program performance per performance measurement criteria and apply data to program performance improvements. Recreation Managers work with various department divisions, across section of departmental staff, community groups and the general public to interpret and explain Department policies and decisions, and to develop support for the Department’s recreation programs and services. They provide management oversight of the purchase of equipment and supplies; direct the preparation of reports and maintenance of operational files and records; and represent the Department at meetings and conferences. Recreation Managers may be designated to act for the Superintendent in the latter’s absence; and performs other duties as assigned.

IDEAL CANDIDATE
Recreation Managers must be strategic thinkers and problem solvers who can provide innovative, yet practical solutions to long-term challenges. They must be effective team builders who can lead, coach, train, empower and develop staff. They must be willing to build a collaborative, positive environment which builds employee engagement.

Recreation Managers of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department must understand public sector administration and its impact on community well-being; partner well with the public, local businesses and community stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Parks and/or Recreation Administration or a related field; AND

2. Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience supervising employees engaged in the planning/implementation of a broad range of recreational activities; AND

3. Possession of a valid California Driver's License at the time of appointment.

SUBSTITUTION:
Additional qualifying experience as described above in minimum qualification #2 may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years).  One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units / forty-five (45) quarter units. 

Note: One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week).

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.

* Experience/Competence:  Extensive background in recreation. Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience, and accomplished results demonstrating positive organizational impact.

* Strong, astute leader and communicator who can align the department’s vision and values by inspiring, advising and facilitating goal accomplishment.

* Demonstrated expertise in successful team-building by developing direction and structure for subordinates to facilitate accomplishment of identified goals.

* Solid experience in managing work groups by instructing and advising staff, assigning and delegating workload and tracking and evaluating performance.

* Strong collaborator who understands public sector administration and its impact on community well -being, with experience in identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships to help achieve department goals.

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 0922 Manager I – Recreation Manager (PBT-0922-092698 job announcement)
* 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.

Supervisory Test Battery (Weight: 40%):
Candidates will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management. For more information about this Supervisory Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=325.

A passing score must be achieved on the Supervisory Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.

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

Scores attained on the Supervisory Test Battery will 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 the Supervisory Test Battery. The Supervisory Test Battery may be used for many other 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 selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Supervisory Test Battery, 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 Supervisory Test Battery. 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 the Supervisory Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight: 60%):
Candidates that achieve a passing score on the Supervisory Test Battery will be emailed a Supplemental Questionnaire.  Qualifying candidates will be required to respond to the essay type questions on the Supplemental Questionnaire in the time frame indicated, and submit their answers as directed.  Specific information regarding the Supplemental Questionnaire will be provided at a later time.  The questions contained in the supplemental questionnaire have been designed to measure the knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of the development and management of recreational programs; ability to develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with Department staff, other public agencies, stakeholders, and the public; knowledge of budget development, administration, monitoring and coordination, and determining the allocation of resources as related to program planning and implementation; knowledge of Department procedures and policies; ability to prepare and present plans and reports clearly and concisely orally and in writing; ability to research, analyze and report upon complex issues and activities and make recommendations; ability to manage, direct, discipline and develop staff.

Note: A passing score must be achieved on all examination components in order to be placed/ranked on the resulting Eligible List.  Candidates will be placed on the eligible list 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 the List. After the eligible list is finalized/adopted, the department may administer additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision (e.g. interviews, written exercise, etc.). 

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.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule.  Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

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: 2/8/19
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: 092698
MCCP#: 42-031
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.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 


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