Community Recreation Coordinator (#RS7010)
$24.87-$30.23 Hourly / $4,310.80-$5,239.81 Monthly / $51,729.65-$62,877.72 Yearly


Under direction, performs program development duties in the County's Community Centers the Aging and Community Services Division of the Human Services Agency; and does related other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this single position class is responsible for creating, implementing, and coordinating recreation and education programs and activities for youth, adults, and seniors in the various County Community Centers.


  • Plans, develops, implements, and supervises a variety of year-round recreation programs and activities for youth, adults and seniors; and conducts needs assessments as needed.
  • Collaborates and coordinates recreation activities with other community-based organizations, such as cities within the county, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, and local schools.
  • Secures facilities, equipment, supplies, and transportation for recreation programs.
  • Organizes leagues for basketball, flag football, softball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, jogging/walking, dancing, exercise and other types of recreation.
  • Recruits recreation participants and volunteer officials for recreation activities; provides education and enforcement of adopted rules of play for recreation activities.
  • Acts as liaison between the Aging and Community Services Division and the general public regarding the community recreation and education programs.
  • Maintains program records and reports; analyzes program services in relations to community needs.


License: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's license.  


Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university.



Experience: Four years of progressively responsible experience in a recreation or social service delivery program.

Substitution: Education may be substituted for the required general qualifying experience on a year for year basis up to four years.


Principles or recreation management and leadership; rules and equipment used in recreation programs and activities; safety practices and procedures; basic first aid; public relations techniques; record keeping; language mechanics and report writing; community resources; principles of human behavior. 


Develop, plan, organize and implement recreation programs; and/or social service delivery programs; recruit and train volunteers; ensure safety and security of participants and equipment; maintain records and reports; deal tactfully with others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and others; make appropriate decisions; deal effectively in a multicultural working environment. understand, and apply written regulations and instructions; ability to write concise correspondence and reports.


Mobility-Frequently driving and sitting for extended period; occasional operation of keyboards, standing for long periods, walking, climbing stairs, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting, climbing stairs or other objects and running; Lifting-Frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5-70 pounds; Vision-Good overall vision and color perception; occasional reading and close-up work, hand and eye coordination, depth perception and field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity-Normal dexterity with frequent holding; occasional writing, grasping, reaching and repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing/talking on the telephone/radio and in person; occasional public address speaking and hearing faint sounds; Emotional/Psychological-Constant public contact and decision making; frequent concentration; occasional time spent working alone, weekends and overtime; Special Conditions-May be exposed to dust and varied outdoor conditions; Additional Requirements-Occasional ability to kick soccer balls and footballs; and throwing baseballs and basketballs.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RS7010; EST: 10/8/1997; REV: 12/13/2017;