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Park, Recreation & Public Facilities Coordinator

Parks, Recreation & Public Facilities Coordinator


Under the general direction of the Recreation Sr. Supervisor, the Coordinator is responsible for developing, organizing, and supervising part-time recreation personnel and activities including but not limited to after school programs, summer camps, aquatics, sports and special events. Responsibilities include but are not limited to recruiting, training and supervising of part-time, seasonal, and volunteer program staff as well as monitoring and assisting program grants and contractual agreements. Perform related work as assigned.

This position is assigned to the Miscellaneous Bargaining Unit for labor relation purposes and is subject to overtime, evening and weekend assignments.


The Coordinator receives direct supervision from the Recreation Sr. Supervisor in charge of the assigned program area. The Coordinator supervises part-time, seasonal and volunteer personnel.


This class provides leadership and general guidance for City recreation and related programs and activities. Work is performed at a variety of recreation sites, including community centers, schools, playgrounds, parks, sports facilities and other sites. Incumbents may be considered subject area experts in areas such as after school, aquatics, sports, or contract classes, or may be program generalists.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops, organizes and supervises recreation activities.
  • Helps recruit, train and supervise part-time, seasonal and volunteer staff.
  • Prepare program/activity reports, evaluations and maintains records.
  • Attend training sessions and meetings as assigned.
  • Coordinates programs/special events with community organizations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with public groups, agencies, school officials, and media in the course of work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Current recreation principles as applies to community programming.
  • Basic programming and supervision techniques.
  • Promotional publicity techniques and tools.
  • Basic concepts of recreation/social programming.

Skills in:

  • Developing, organizing, supervising, and evaluating recreation programs and activities.
  • Recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating staff.
  • Coordinating programs and special events with community groups.

Ability to:

  • Work effectively with the public, community groups and on teams.
  • Resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Schedule staff, programs and activities.
  • Effectively use written and oral communication techniques.
  • Use spreadsheets and graphic programs.
  • Perform clerical duties.



Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation, Community Services, Communications, Marketing or related field.


Two years of experience in organized Recreation Services, Leisure Service or related field work in a responsible leadership capacity.


Possession of an appropriate valid California Drivers License at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read instructions, read fine print, view computer screen, operate vehicles and equipment; hear well enough to converse on the telephone, on the radio and in person assisting customers and program participants; bodily mobility to lift and maneuver program supplies and equipment; use of hands and fingers for use of computer keyboard, copy machine, filing, writing, drive equipment and answering telephones; tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and able to lift equipment as necessary.

    For questions about City employment, please contact:

    Human Resources
    156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
    Turlock, CA 95380-5454
    (209) 668-5540
    Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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