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11 Sep 2018

Part Time Recreation Specialist (Boathouse)

City of Coronado – Posted by bgreenhalgh Coronado, California, United States

Job Description

The ideal candidate will be highly knowledgeable in the field of boating and have experience teaching in all or some paddle sports including, but not limited to, stand up paddling, kayaking, sculling, and sweep rowing, and outrigger canoeing. Possession of a degree in Recreation Administration, Leisure Studies, or a related field is highly desirable. Possession, or the ability to obtain, Lifeguarding with Waterfront Skills or Waterfront Lifeguarding, Title 22, and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer certifications within 60 days of employment are required.

This is a part-time temporary, non-benefited position. Responsibilities for this position include skill instruction of paddle and rowing sports; maintenance of the boat storage area; boat, equipment, and storage space rentals; planning and coordination of boathouse special events; and development and maintenance of team rowing partnerships.

Key Responsibilities


The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:

1. Organize, lead or teach a specialized recreation program, activity, class or other recreational activities.

2. Promote and coordinate a specific program, service, activity or class; prepare program event and facility marketing materials including news releases, flyers, schedules of events, pamphlets and brochures.

3. Observe necessary precautions to ensure the safety of program or class participants; monitor and inspect assigned facilities for needed maintenance; clean facilities as needed.

4. Develop program or class curriculum and maintain a calendar of activities; prepare program or class activity brochures for public distribution; modify program or class activities and schedules as required.

5. Supervise and monitor the behavior of program or class participants; enforce applicable rules and regulations; provide appropriate disciplinary measures as needed.

6. Evaluate assigned programs or classes for needed supplies and equipment; order or obtain supplies as needed; issue supplies and equipment to participants; provide assistance in setting up for various activities.

7. Monitor program or class performance; recommend and implement modifications to systems and procedures.

8. Maintain records and develop reports concerning new or ongoing programs or classes and program and class effectiveness.

9. Supervise, direct and coordinate the work of subordinate personnel.

10. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


1. Develop survey instruments; conduct surveys of program or class participants to determine participant needs; interpret and record survey results; implement or adjust programs or classes based on survey findings.

Minimum Requirements

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: At least three years of increasingly responsible experience in a specialized recreation program area.

Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in area of specialization, recreation, leisure studies or a related field.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License with a safe driving record. Designated positions require the possession, or ability to obtain, a Class B driver’s license. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid first aid certificate. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid CPR certificate.


How to Apply

A City of Coronado employment application and copies of all licenses and/or certificates must be received on-line via Link "Employment" by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018. The most highly qualified candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in an examination process, which may include a performance exercise and/or oral appraisal interview. Prior to employment, the selected candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment examination which includes fingerprinting, drug screening, and a Tuberculosis test. The selected candidate will also be required to submit verification of legal right to work in the United States.

Job Categories: Boating. Job Types: Part Time.

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