The City of Irvine is seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to assist with the development, coordination and implementation of child care and recreation programs, special events and operations at various community parks. These positions are Part-time with a schedule requirement of up to 19 hours per week. Multiple positions are available.
Future Part-time vacancies will be filled through this recruitment.
This is a continuous recruitment.
Interested applicants should submit their application as soon as possible.The City reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Assist with the development and implementation of various recreation, afterschool and drop-in programs, including camps, classes and special events for residents of all ages, interests and cultural backgrounds.
Teach and lead early childhood, kindergarten and school-age youth recreation classes, seasonal and school-break camps and various activities including sports, games, drama, science and tutoring/homework assistance.
Provide lead support to programs such as Lunch Time Activities, City Fitness and My Fun Time.
Assist with facility operations support and supervision including scheduling, record keeping, room set-ups, athletic field set up/prep and customer service for busy community center.
Provide groups with facility and program information, conduct walk-throughs with applicants, coordinate pre-event on-site preparations, manage large group attendance and supervision of events and activities.
Assist in maintaining facilities and coordinating equipment maintenance. Inventory and order supplies.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with staff, program participants, school personnel, contract instructors and community members.
Assist with the hiring, training, scheduling and evaluating of part-time staff and volunteers, including the coordination of daily program responsibilities and special projects. Provide lead support to the Leaders in Training volunteer program.
Provide staff and customer support by using CivicRec reports, including registering participants, preparing class rosters, batching payments and preparing deposits. Prepare and process program records and documents.
Assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of program marketing materials and resources.
Research, prepare and disseminate necessary reports, publicity, and statistical data as required.
May transport participants in vehicle requiring a Class B drivers' license. Class B license required within 3 months of employment, if qualified.
Up to 19 hours per week;
shifts are scheduled weekdays 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., evenings and weekends.
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions Two years college or university level work with an emphasis in Recreation, Education, Kinesiology, Human Services, Social Ecology or related field and two years experience as a Community Services Leader, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
Successful completion of a Class B physical and driving examination required prior to employment; Class B license required within 3 months of employment, if qualified.
Experience teaching, planning and implementing recreation classes, athletic programs and special events and working with volunteers and participants of varying ages, interests and cultural backgrounds.
Working knowledge of policies and procedures involved in facility operations, such as record-keeping, safety issues, room set-up, athletic field set up and preparation, etc.
Excellent customer service skills, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to respond to potentially intense and/or emergency situations in a rational and decisive manner, using tact, self-restraint and good judgment.
Ability to interface directly and cooperatively with supervisors, co-workers, program participants, facility group users and the public.
Ability to push, pull, drag, lift, or carry equipment/supplies (weighing 50 lbs.) and ability to lean, stoop, twist and bend in the performance of job duties.
Supplemental Information CITY OF IRVINE
The City of Irvine is located 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles and six miles from the ocean in Orange County, California. Irvine encompasses more than 66 square miles and has a current residential population of more than 267,000. Incorporated in 1971, Irvine is recognized as one of America's safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, state-of-the-art transportation programs and systems, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine's enviable quality of life. The City is ideally located adjacent to John Wayne/Orange County Airport and close to many of Southern California's largest tourist attractions, numerous resorts, and some of the state's finest beaches.
Irvine has also been recognized as one of America's Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine . The City of Irvine also has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.
The City employs over 800 full-time and more than 700 part-time personnel and has an operating budget of $191.7 million. The Irvine community features an array of entertainment and recreational opportunities, parks and open space, a nationally recognized school district, a vibrant business environment, and an exceptional quality of life that makes it one of the most desirable cities in which to live and work.
The Community Services Department has developed over the City's history into an award winning mixture of programs and services. The Department employs 127 full-time and approximately 500 part-time personnel. Community Service programs/functions include Senior Services, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Animal Care, Recreation and Park Services and Operations, Orange County Great Park, Disability Services, Athletics, Aquatics, Fine Arts Center, Facility Reservations and Contract Classes, Development and Park Planning, Environmental and Open Space Programs, Administrative, Business and Support Services, Community Relations, Volunteer Coordination, Public Information and Special Events, and Transportation Services (TRIPS).
The Department oversees development and maintenance of more than 700,000 square feet of high quality public facilities, creation of community and neighborhood park systems, and operation of existing parks and facilities, which includes: athletic fields and two aquatic centers, multiple community and neighborhood parks, senior centers, eight community centers, a fine arts center, an adventure playground, a nature center, an animal care center and a skate park.
The Community Services Department vision is to create a lasting contribution to the health and well-being of the community. The Department's mission is to provide exceptional service, innovative programs, and diverse cultural experiences in vibrant and sustainable spaces.
The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review and evaluation, online examination, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination.
Questions asked during the selection process are based on the knowledge and abilities required to successfully perform the job. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least two businessdays prior to the first phase of the selection process.
Prior to appointment, the City of Irvine conducts a thorough background investigation. In addition, the successful candidate may be required to take and pass a post-offer medical examination, which may include drug screening by a physician to ensure their ability to perform assigned duties.
The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Part-time employees are employed at will and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. As such, their services can be discontinued without cause.
Certain City operational budgets may not include funding for mandated CalPERS employer contributions; therefore, a qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment with the City of Irvine.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous