1. Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university; and
2. Two years of full-time paid experience providing recreation and leisure services for an agency or organization that conducts professional recreation programs.
1. Applicants who lack six months or less of the experience referenced in the above requirement may file for this examination. However, they cannot be appointed until the full experience requirement has been met.
2. Some positions require availability in the evenings, on weekends, and holidays.
3. Most positions require a valid California driver’s license.
4. The eligibility requirement for the next administration of the Recreation Facility Director examination may be changed to require a valid California driver’s license for all positions.
|RECREATION FACILITY DIRECTOR 2434 Supplemental Questionnaire
||I understand that I MUST provide on my City application, the following information: - Official social security number - Working E-mail - Telephone Number Failure to provide this information may lead to your disqualification from this examination.
|| I understand this statement and will provide the required information.
||I understand that I am required to describe, IN DETAIL, my appropriate qualifying experience in the Work Experience Section of my application. I understand that if I attach a resume and/or cover letter IN LIEU of completing the Work Experience Section, my application is incomplete and WILL NOT be considered for this examination, and my application WILL NOT be further processed. In addition to including your qualifying experience, please list all jobs regardless of duration, including part-time jobs, military service and any periods of unemployment during the last ten years.
|| I understand this statement to its fullest.
||I am currently:
|| A City of Los Angeles employee having received a regular appointment.
An exempt City of Los Angeles employee, but have civil service status.
An exempt City of Los Angeles employee without receiving civil service status.
A City of Los Angeles employee on a part-time basis.
On a regular reserve list for the City of Los Angeles.
Not employed with the City of Los Angeles.
||I have graduated from a recognized four-year college or university. (NOTE: You MUST list your school name, location, dates attended, and type of degree earned in the Education Section of the application. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification.)
||I have full-time paid experience providing recreation and leisure services for an agency or organization that conducts professional recreation programs for: (NOTE: You MUST provide detailed description of this experience in the Work Experience section of the application. Failure to so will result in your disqualification from this examination.)
|| This statement does not apply to me.
Between 1 month to 9 months
Between 10 months to 17 months
Between 18 months to 23 months
24 months or more
||If you have not already done so, in the space below please provide detailed information of the experience you claim to be qualifying in Question #5. Please include a description of the duties you performed and also the name of the agency or organization you worked for. Also, please include the dates of employment. Failure to provide this information will result in your disqualification from this examination.
|* Required Question
Please mention you learned of this employment opportunity on the Careers In Government website.
Applications will only be accepted on-line. When you are viewing the on-line job bulletin of your choice, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the “Apply” icon. On-line job bulletins are also available at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lacity/default.cfm for Open Competitive Examinations and at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lacity/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1 for Promotional Examinations.
In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all applicants who apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet anticipated hiring needs, only a limited number of qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the written test in the following order: 1) Los Angeles City Promotional applicants who meet the minimum requirements. You must have received a regular appointment to a City position or be on a reserve list to apply for this examination as a promotional candidate; 2) Applicants currently employed by the City of Los Angeles on a part-time or exempt basis who meet the minimum requirements; 3) Remaining applicants who meet the minimum requirements in sufficient numbers to meet hiring needs in the order that applications were received. Applications submitted during the filing period will be kept on file for two years form August 16, 2013 in the event that additional applicants need to be tested to meet hiring needs.
Written test . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Qualifying
Interview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%
Advisory Essay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0%
The examination will consist of a qualifying multiple-choice written test, advisory writing exercise, and interview. In the qualifying multiple-choice written test, which will consist of multiple-choice questions, candidates may be examined for knowledge of: recreational sport rules, equipment, terminology sufficient to plan and implement programs; record keeping procedures; basic arithmetic; budgetary principles; supervisory principles and practices, including techniques of training, counseling, and disciplining personnel, as well as equal employment opportunity principles; basic safety and first aid practices; and the ability to solve problems; read and understand written material; and other necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities.
On the same day as the multiple-choice written test, candidates will be required to prepare some written material related to the duties and responsibilities of a Recreation Facility Director. This material will not be separately scored, but for those candidates who pass the qualifying multiple-choice written test, it will be presented to the interview panel for discussion with the candidate and consideration in the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications.
Candidates will be notified later by mail of the time and location of the multiple-choice written test and essay, both of which will be held in a single half-day session on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Candidates must achieve a passing score on the qualifying written test and complete the advisory essay in order to be called for the interview. Those who do not complete the advisory essay will not be invited to the interview and will be considered to have failed the entire examination.
The examination score will be based entirely on the interview. In the interview, emphasis may be placed on the candidate’s background as it has prepared the candidate to create innovative programs for recreation; effectively use available resources to produce the most or best recreation programming possible; supervise employees engaged in recreational activities; willingness to serve the public; assertiveness sufficient to take charge of situations in order to control the activities of the public at a recreation center; knowledge of public relations techniques; and ability to make decisions required to solve problems; plan, organize, conduct and coordinate recreational programs and activities; effectively interact with people of varying cultures, age groups, and capabilities, including the public and community agencies’ and organizations’ concerns with recreational activities; communicate with individuals effectively in a group or individual setting; communicate in writing in a clear, organized, and convincing manner; and other necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Passing Score for the Qualifying Written Test
The passing score for the qualifying written test will be determined by Personnel Department staff after the qualifying written test is administered. Consideration will be given to the number of candidates taking the test and the existing and anticipated number of vacancies, such that there are a sufficient number of eligibles on the list to satisfy current and future vacancies for the next two years. Therefore, the passing score for the qualifying multiple-choice written test may be set either above or below 70%.
1. This examination is based on a validation study and, as provided by Civil Service Commission Rule 4.20, the written test will not be subject to candidate inspection.
2. As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the City application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained at http://per.lacity.org/exams/verify_disability.pdf.
3. Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin.
4. The promotional list will ordinarily be used ahead of the open competitive list. However, if open competitive candidates receive a higher score, without military credits, than the highest available promotional candidate, after adding 0.25 of a point for each year of service, the Civil Service Commission, upon request of the appointing authority, may approve certification of such open competitive candidates ahead of the promotional candidates.
5. A final score of 70% in the interview portion of the examination is required to be placed on the eligible list.
6. You must have received a regular appointment to a City position or be on a reserve list to file on a promotional basis.
7. In conjunction with Civil Service rules, applicants who have received a regular appointment to a City position or are on a reserve list will be considered Promotional candidates while all other applicants will be considered Open candidates.
If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position.
THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN BOTH ON AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL AND AN OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS
The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
An Equal Opportunity Employer