Recreation Supervisor I/II

  • City of West Sacramento
  • 1110 West Capital Ave, West Sacramento, California
  • Jul 08, 2021
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Customer Service Education and Training Parks and Recreation Entry-Level, Mid to Senior Level, Supervisory
  • Salary: $57,900.00 USD
  • Salary Top: $78,408.00
  • Phone: 9166174507
  • Apply By: Jul 25, 2021


The Recreation Supervisor position in the Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for managing all City aquatic programs, including club teams, swim lessons, rentals, programming special events, supporting outdoor and Teen Afterschool programs, assist with customer service activities and effectively train staff. 

Preference will be given to candidates that have an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED, Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Training Instructor certification, (CPO/AFO is preferred), previous supervisor experience in developing, coordinating, organizing aquatic programs and lessons, special events, teen programs, rentals, developing and managing budgets, knowledge of government contracts/procurement processes and computer software pertaining to memberships/scheduling. The position is located at the Recreation Center. 

DEFINITION:  The Recreation Supervisor I/II coordinates all youth and adult operations including program development and supervision, program registration, press releases, scheduling of facility use, and supervision of centers. 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:  Receives direction from the Recreation Manager.  May exercise functional, technical and/or direct supervision over subordinate, extra help and/or volunteer staff.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:  The Recreation Supervisor I is the entry level in this series and initially performs tasks with supervision.  As experience increases, the Recreation Supervisor I is expected to work independently and exercise judgment.  The Recreation Supervisor II is the journey level of this classification series.
Advancement to the Recreation Supervisor II level shall occur after satisfactorily performing the duties of a Recreation Supervisor I for two (2) years and attainment of the minimum qualifications for the position.  Satisfactory performance means an overall satisfactory or higher rating on the performance evaluation during the last evaluation period.  An employee may be advanced to the II level in less than two (2) years if the employee's performance is noted as exceptional by the Department Head and the employee is recommended for early advancement by the Department Head.

Job Description

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  (Illustrative Only):  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Plans, organizes, and conducts a variety of youth and adult oriented activities and events for various age and special interest groups at centers, parks and schools.
  • Assists with activity registration and cash management.
  • Maintains records and provides reports to the Director or his/her designee, on facility use and recreation center programs.
  • Plans and coordinates educational/preventive programs as well as some sports oriented activities.
  • Plans and coordinates community events.
  • Utilizes the Facility Use Calendar to schedule facilities for use.
  • Recruits and supervises extra-help staff, as well as volunteers, to assist in recreation programs.
  • Promotes and makes programs using current technology and practices.
  • Reviews time sheets on payroll dates.
  • Assumes light typing duties to include typing business letters, memos and flyers for their assigned service area within the Recreation Division.
  • Organizes and monitors equipment and inventory.
  • Greets public, answers questions or directs them to appropriate office personnel as necessary.
  • Maintains files as established.

Job Requirements

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skill.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Education:  Recreation Supervisor I:  An Associate's degree from an accredited college with major work in recreation or related field.  Recreation Supervisor II:  A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in recreation or related field.
Experience:  Recreation Supervisor I:  One (1) year of full-time experience, including supervision, an an organized recreational setting.  One (1) additional year of full-time qualifying experience can substitute for one (1) year of the education requirement.  Recreation Supervisor II:  Two (2) years of full-time experience, including supervision, in an organized recreational setting.  An Associate's Degree plus an addition two (2) years of full-time qualifying experience can substitute for the required Bachelor's Degree.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:  A valid Class "3" or "C" California driver's license is required.  Possession and maintenance of a Standard First Aid Certificate issued by the American Red Cross and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.

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WORKING CONDITIONS:  May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays; may attend commission and off-hour meetings; may work an off-hour schedule.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Incumbents appointed to this class must possess mobility to work in a standard office and/or recreational facility setting; use standard office and/or recreation equipment, including a computer; operate a motor vehicle to visit various City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, climb, and walk on uneven surfaces to participate in recreational activities; push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information; occasionally lift, move, and carry objects that typically weigh up to 40 pounds.
ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS:  Incumbents appointed to this class work primarily in an office and/or recreational facilities environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances; may be exposed to inclement weather conditions while performing some outdoors duties; may be exposed to blood and body fluids rendering First Aid and CPR and are required to wear appropriate attire for the recreation activity to which they are assigned; may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Job Address

1110 West Capital Ave, West Sacramento, California United States View Map