Senior Program Leader (Community Gardens Program/Part-time)

  • Santa Ana, California
  • Feb 10, 2023
Part Time Administration and Management
  • Salary: 16 USD

Job Description

Description The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitude, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a passion for public service. Having highly talented employees provides the best service to our community.

This is a part-time position. The incumbent will work an average of 19 hours per week. Work schedule is to be determined. Primary bilingual pay is an additional $1.01/hr, if applicable. This recruitment is open until further notice and can close at any time and without notice.

The current vacancies are in the Community Garden Program. Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To
Under general supervision, assist with the coordination and implementation of recreation and educational activities including: seminars, special events, games, mini-excursions, competitive activities; assist with promotion of programs; conduct group transportation activities; compile program/activity descriptions; maintain inventory of materials and supplies; collect and submit participant registration forms, rosters, attendance sheets, monthly statistical reports, driver reports, timesheets, purchase requests, and other program data or reports; solicit event sponsors; contribute to the development of flyers and newsletters; instruct staff and/or volunteers in the implementation of programs and activities; monitor and evaluate daily activities and make recommendations for improvement and to contribute to life-enriching experiences; refer staff, volunteers and participants to center coordinator for disciplinary action or recognition of achievements; provide case management and general center support; transport program participants in City-owned vehicle; participate cooperatively in work team activities; answer telephone and provide customer assistance over the telephone or in person.

If assigned to the Community Garden Program, duties may also include composting, weeding, pruning, planting, watering, general garden maintenance, community building, and leading workshops related to community garden tasks, growing food, community health and nutritional awareness. Minimum Qualifications Education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school; some experience planning and implementing activities and events, preferably in Recreation; ability to deal professionally with senior citizens and participants of all ages, including children; possession and retention of a valid California Class C driver's license as condition of employment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the desirable skills and abilities listed below.

Skill in : basic use of computers, including Microsoft Word; operating a calculator, phone, and standard office equipment; gardening.

Ability to: establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication with fellow team members, various groups and organizations, the general public and other public entities; demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation and creativity in planning, organizing and directing the recreation program activities by providing leadership, instruction and training to participants; carry out directives from the Program Coordinator and/or Community Center Aide; take initiative, be proactive; attend staff meetings and trainings; multi-task and maintain organization in a fast-paced, changing environment; create and maintain confidentiality when dealing with proprietary information and sensitive situations.

Special Working Conditions: Must be willing and able to work irregular hours, including weekends, holidays and evenings, on an occasional basis, as a condition of employment.

Note : Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Hmong, Korean, or Samoan is highly desirable.

Must have reliable transportation. Selection Process All applicants are required to complete and submit a City application form online and answer the supplemental questionnaire. Resumes or faxed copies will not be accepted in lieu of an online application.

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The Human Resources Department and Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department will review the applications and those candidates who possess the most pertinent qualifications will be invited for an oral interview by the hiring agency. For additional information regarding duties, please call Veronica De Vol Roach at (714) 571-4253.

Candidates given a job offer will be required to pass a medical exam and background records check.

The City of Santa Ana is an equal opportunity employer. If you consider yourself a person with a disability, you may contact us regarding providing reasonable accommodation.

Part-Time employees accrue paid sick leave at the rate of one (1) hour of paid sick leave for every thirty (30) hours worked up to a maximum accrual of 6 days or 48 hours. Employees are eligible to use 3 days or 24 hours of accrued paid sick leave in a 12-month period. For additional information please visit the Department of Industrial Relations Website:

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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