CPRS Job Listing

Job Ad ID: 731

Recreation Specialist

Salary: $20.00 - $40.00
Location: Calabasas, CA
Closing Date: May 13, 2021


Under general supervision, organizes and conducts specialized recreation programs for the community and provides highly responsible and technical staff assistance for the Community Services Department.

Essential Job Duties:

The following tasks are essential for this position.  Incumbents in this classification may not perform all of these tasks, or may perform similar related tasks not listed here.

  1. Assists and participates in the planning, organization, and supervision of specialized recreation programs.
  2. Oversees the class registration operation, inputs class data, and analyzes program data to develop statistical program information.
  3. Provides liaison between community services program participants and the City.
  4. Speaks to community groups and schools to promote participation in scheduled activities and explains specialized programs.
  5. Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports.
  6. Establishes and maintains relationships with local media representatives.
  7. Maintains program calendar for all program locations.
  8. Assists with camp programs.
  9. Assists with the implementation of the Joint Use Agreement with the Las Virgenes Unified School District.
  10. Assists with instructor recruitment, payments, and contract maintenance.
  11. Prepares and distributes promotional materials, news release, and public service announcements for department classes, programs, and services.
  12. Assists with youth and adult sports programs.
  13. Perform other related duties as required.



Minimum Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

Knowledge of:

  • Personal computer and related software.
  • Principles and practices of organizing and conducting public recreation programs.
  • Recreational activities.
  • Principles and practices of clubs, centers and parks established to meet the leisure and recreational needs of community groups of all ages.
  • Record keeping and reporting procedures.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Operate a variety of office equipment including personal computer and related software.
  • Apply sound judgment in the solution of problems related to parks, recreation, and community services activities.

Training and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be one year of full time recreation program involvement and working towards a degree in leisure studies, recreation administration, physical education, or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid California driver's license, live-scan fingerprinting clearance, and current First Aid and CPR certifications required; possession of a WSI card is desirable.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Require vision (which may be corrected) to read small print.
  • Require the mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend.  Require mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects.
  • Require the ability to stand for long periods.
  • Perform lifting, pushing and/or pulling which does not exceed 50 pounds and is an infrequent aspect of the job.
  • Is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • May be required to use personal vehicle in the course of employment.
  • May be required to attend periodic evening meetings and/or to travel within and out of City boundaries to attend meetings.
  • May be required to work at a video display terminal for prolonged periods.
  • May be required to work evenings, weekends, or holidays.


How To Apply:

Please visit the City of Calabasas Employment Opportunities page at:

https://www.cityofcalabasas.com/services/jobs for instructions on how to apply.


Agency: City of Calabasas
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