CPRS Job Listing

Job Ad ID: 710


Salary: $4,336.80 - $5,371.60 Monthly
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Closing Date: April 12, 2021

Here in Huntington Beach, we believe passionately that the key to becoming the best beach City in the world starts and ends with finding the right people to join our team. At this time, we have an outstanding career opportunity available, as we're looking for the "right person" to serve as a Community Services & Recreation Specialist.

Does the idea of thinking outside of the box, taking calculated risks and creating new experiences for the community intrigue you?  Do you thrive in team-oriented environments?  Are you ready to dive in, learn quickly and inject yourself as a leader into summer programming and beyond? If you answered YES to these questions, then we encourage you to “ride the wave” and apply for three exciting Community Services Specialist opportunities in Huntington Beach!  We are seeking qualified candidates in the areas of Aquatics, Arts and Youth Sports!  

In Huntington Beach, we value soft skills such as emotional intelligence and attitude just as much as technical skills and competency. Primary importance to our organization is the identification of individuals that are team-oriented, dedicated, genuine to the organization's values, and confident yet grounded in humility. Successful candidates will understand and value the critical importance that people play in building a successful organization.

Key traits for our ideal Community Services & Recreation Specialist include:

  • A relationship builder and connector.  Someone who can quickly forge strong, trusting relationships with diverse sets of people, and readily inspires others to action.
  • A keen sense of ethics.  Someone who recognizes the importance of personal and organizational integrity, and someone comfortable raising and discussing ethical issues with the goal of "doing what's right," not "being right."
  • Obsessive about outcomes.  Someone who makes data-driven decisions and stays laser-focused on truly audacious goals while balancing the day-to-day needs of the organization.
  • A strategic problem-solver.  Someone able to break large challenges into smaller, manageable pieces, and then works to identify trends and prioritizes solving the root cause of issues.
  • Intellectual curiosity.  Someone who is an excellent listener, and who applies strong critical thinking skills and business judgment to complex issues.
  • Self-driven.  Someone with superior written, organizational, and project management skills who follows-through on all facets of work.
  • A polished and professional demeanor.  Someone who will take great pride in representing the Huntington Beach community.
  • A positive attitude.  Someone who understands that even the best laid plans can go wrong, and has the self-confidence to course-correct with positivity and grace.



Under general supervision, performs a variety of administrative duties related to Community Services operations, including assisting in the development, implementation and administration of a broad range of community services programs; assists in the maintenance of assigned work site; provides oversight for a variety of recreation and sports facilities; oversees the work of part-time/seasonal/recurrent staff.



Reports to:    Community Services Recreation Supervisor or Manager

Supervises:   Part-time staff and volunteers as assigned



This is a journey-level classification responsible for oversight, development, implementation and administration of a variety of community services activities and events.  This classification is distinguished from the Community Services Recreation Supervisor position in that this classification functions primarily in an administrative support capacity and the latter has direct significant responsibility for program development, supervision and/or advanced and complex administrative functions.

Note: This job description is currently being updated and is under review for final approval.

Examples of Essential Duties:

  • Plans, organizes, oversees and implements a variety of community services programs, events, facility rentals and activities; assists in developing, scheduling and administering community services special events; responds to inquiries from the public regarding programs and facilities:


  • Oversee a year-round pool and two additional outdoor pools during the summer
  • Maintain records of certifications for approximately 40 Lifeguards and Swim Instructors
  • Conduct monthly in-service trainings for aquatics staff
  • Perform quarterly evaluations for part-time staff and gather feedback from participants 
  • Create marketing materials for aquatics program

Youth Sports

  • Oversee multiple sports at various locations throughout the year
  • Organize youth sports leagues by holding tryouts, recruiting volunteer coaches, placing participants on teams, ordering uniforms, and scheduling league play
  • Conduct frequent trainings for staff and volunteers

Art Center

  • Marketing, coordinating, supervising programs and classes at the Art Center
  • Recruit and onboard new instructors
  • Coordinate and oversee annual summer Art Camp
  • Coordinate and oversee grant funded programs and community partnerships
  • Report and manage facility maintenance

Examples of Essential Duties for All Divisions/Sections

  • Performs a variety of general administrative support duties, including filing and copying; prepares routine correspondence and reports, composes flyers, schedules of events, pamphlets and brochures, operates a personal computer and uses applicable software to maintain records, prepare reports and other written material; 
  • Coordinates event arrangements and equipment needs; evaluates and facilitates special requests; oversees a variety of recreation and sports facilities; arranges and operates a variety of recreational equipment; identifies maintenance and safety issues; conducts visual facilities and equipment audits; submits facilities maintenance requests, ensures program facilities are in compliance with City, County and State regulations; 
  • Applies and interprets City policies and procedures; communicates program regulations and requirements to staff and the public;
  • Accounts for and processes program revenues and records; processes a variety of program registration, facility rental, and other activity and event applications; 
  • Assists in monitoring of supplies and equipment to maintain adequate program inventory; prepares cost estimates, monitors and controls expenditures;
  • Assists in the recruitment/selection/evaluation of part-time/seasonal/recurrent employees; oversees, schedules, trains and evaluates part-time/seasonal/ recurrent staff and volunteers; provides technical assistance to staff;
  • Coordinates required safety training as needed; performs basic first aid and assists in emergency situations when required; and, performs related duties and responsibilities as required within the scope of the classification.
  • Drives a vehicle on City business
  • Reports to work as scheduled and works a variety of schedules including evenings, weekends and holidays as required
  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance record
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned

The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification.  The City, at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.



Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying.  A typical combination includes:
Knowledge of: 

  • Principles and practices of community services program development, marketing, and implementation
  • Procedures for maintaining a variety of recreation and leisure activities and programs through community participation
  • Recent developments and information related to community services
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and safety regulations.

Ability to:

  • Assist in organizing and coordinating a variety of duties related to playgrounds, facilities, recreation, events and other community services programs
  • Recommend and implement goals and objectives for providing community oriented programs
  • Elicit community and organizational support for community services programs
  • Maintain accurate records, record and retrieve information; write reports 
  • Operate personal computer and standard software applications 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work 
  • Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing

Education: Two (2) years’ (60 semester units or 90 quarter units) college-level coursework in recreation administration, physical education, kinesiology, human services or other directly related field.   Associate’s degree (from an accredited college) is preferred.
Experience: Two (2) years’ increasingly responsible recreation or community services experience, preferably in a municipal government environment.
Possession of a valid Class C California driver license and an acceptable driving record are required by time of appointment and throughout course of employment.
Incumbents must complete Advanced First Aid and CPR training within first six months of hire.  
Possession of Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, Title 22 and/or Lifeguard Instructor Certifications is highly desirable for candidates interested in aquatics positions.
Employees regularly assigned/required to drive a city or personal vehicle in the course and scope of work shall be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull Notice program.
Public Employee Disaster Service Worker:  In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, all Huntington Beach city employees are required to perform assigned disaster service worker duties in the event of an emergency or a disaster.

How To Apply:

Application Deadline: April 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM PST

Click HERE to apply online and view the full job posting!

Agency: City of Huntington Beach
Apply To: 2000 Main St.

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Contact Name: Marisa Areyan
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