New job Recreation Supervisor in Nevada

Recreation Supervisor

Company : City of Reno, NV
Salary : $73,694 - $94,088 a year
Location : Nevada

Full Description


Our Parks and Recreation Department would like your next adventure to be with us as a Recreation Supervisor.

At the City of Reno's Parks and Recreation Department you will join a team of community oriented, energetic professionals who are dedicated to fulfilling a multitude of services for our citizens.

The successful candidate in this position will supervise, assign, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for administering the operations of an assigned recreation or community service program. These areas may include: aquatics, golf operations, indoor centers, special events, youth services or outdoor recreation and athletics.

There is currently one vacancy in the Parks and Recreation Department in which hiring will begin immediately following the close of this recruitment. Starting salary for this position will be $73,694.40 annually, which is step one of the current pay plan. This recruitment will also establish a list for future vacancies, which will be filled as they occur. This is an open competitive recruitment for all qualified individuals.

Examples of Essential Functions

  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for supervising the operations of an assigned recreation or community service program including either aquatics, golf operations, indoor centers, special events, youth services, or outdoor recreation and athletics for the Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Department.
  • Establish schedules and methods for providing assigned recreation program or community services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.
  • Participate in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; participate in the implementation of approved policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the selection of assigned staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of the assigned recreation program budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.
  • Oversee fund-raising efforts and grant preparation for assigned recreation and community service programs; monitor grant funded programs to ensure compliance with established requirements.
  • Coordinate the provision of downtown cultural and special events; create action plans for marketing and promotion of event, vendor and entertainment selection, stage management, use of lighting and sound equipment, food and beverage concessions and related activities.
  • Maintain yearly calendar of events held in the downtown area; provide information and resources to the public regarding upcoming events.
  • Oversee operations of assigned recreation section; manage expenses and revenues and prepare appropriate reports.
  • Develop, organize and implement before and after school child care programs and youth services; coordinate, supervise and schedule activities of staff; ensure instructional programs provide social, physical and intellectual growth.
  • Conduct on-site inspections of assigned areas; ensure proper maintenance and safety requirements are adhered to; respond to inquiries from staff.
  • Oversee the operations of assigned section; provide effective customer service.
  • Supervise the administration of various contracted recreational programs and classes; select instructors for classes, determine class locations and develop marketing and advertising materials.
  • Provide responsible staff assistance to assigned division manager in the general administration of the Department; conduct operational studies and analyses involving budget, organization, procedures, policies, or administrative problems.
  • Supervise staff in scheduling use of City-owned facilities, parks, athletic fields and County school District sites for use by various clubs, corporations and private parties; coordinate facility usage with appropriate City departments and divisions.
  • Monitor assigned departmental events to troubleshoot potential problems; investigate complaints regarding facilities, parks, programs or staff; identify issues and recommend corrective action.
  • Promote and coordinate specific activities within the assigned recreation program; prepare program event and facility marketing material including news releases, flyers, schedules of events, pamphlets and brochures.
  • Meet with public, private and community organizations to present and discuss issues and programs within the assigned recreation program; resolve complaints in a timely manner.
  • Schedule usage of assigned recreational facilities for activities including section programs, special events, and public use; provide information and assistance to users of facilities.
  • Monitor and inspect assigned recreational facilities for safety and proper maintenance; schedule maintenance and secure facilities.
  • Analyze and initiate cost saving, revenue producing, and efficiency projects to enhance financial base for the City.
  • Monitor assigned agreements and ensure compliance of agreements.
  • Continually evaluate assigned sections to determine areas for change, improvement, and/or efficiency.
  • Oversee and participate in the pursuit of alternative funding sources to support section programs such as public and private partnerships, donations, and the use of volunteers.
  • Ensure program registration, facility reservations, and financial transactions are conducted in accurate and efficient manner and in accordance with department/city guidelines.
  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Initiate, maintain, and develop effective working relationships with schools, agencies, businesses, and community groups; develop outreach programs with agencies that are designed to encourage con-sponsorship of activities and events.
  • Prepare analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities; write and/or make recommendations to bid documents, RFP's/RFQ's, staff reports, and council reports.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of recreation programs to which assigned; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs.

Minimum Qualifications

The following minimum requirements must be met by applicants at the time of application:


  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation, leisure studies, public administration, business administration, or related field.
  • Four years of experience in the coordination of recreation programs including one year of administrative and/or lead supervisory responsibility.

  • An Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation, leisure studies, public administration, business administration, or related field.
  • Six years of experience in the coordination of recreation programs including two years of administrative and/or lead supervisory responsibility.
All candidates must possess a valid drivers license

Supplemental Information

To Apply:
Submit your completed application and all additional information/documentation requested online at by April 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT. If a computer or mobile device is not available to you, suggested locations to complete an online application submittal include: the City of Reno City Hall 2nd floor computer kiosk or 5th floor Civil Service Offices, any locations of Nevada Job Connect or any local library or educational facility.

Examination Process:
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for hire. The examination will consists of online assessments which will include Computer Skills Tests on MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point and an Emotional Intelligence Profile; along with a Training and Experience evaluation (T&E) weighted as follows.

Excel, Word, Power Point skills test = Pass/Fail
Emotional Intelligence Profile = Informational purposes only
Training & Experience Evaluation = 100%

Online Assessment Details:
Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the online assessments once the recruitment has closed. These tests will be self-administered with no proctor, which means candidates will be able to complete them online at their convenience during the designated testing window.

The instructions and guidelines will be emailed to qualified applicants after the recruitment closes on April 18, 2021. All assessments must be completed within the designated testing window to move forward in the hiring process.

T&E Evaluation Details:
The T&E examination consists of a Supplemental Questionnaire. The questions may be viewed online under the tab marked "QUESTIONS" on the job announcement page. The T&E must be submitted online at the time of application.

  • Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification.
  • Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question.
  • Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments to the application will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online.
  • "See Resume" or "See above," etc., are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
  • Changes or corrections to your responses cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • TIP: It may be more efficient to develop your responses in a word processing document and then paste them into the online questionnaire to be submitted.

Applicants are notified by email of their examination results. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications will also be notified.

Testing Accommodation:
If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability and will be requesting an accommodation, that request must be made to the Chief Examiner no later than the closing date of this announcement.

Appointment and Certification:
Appointments to positions in the City's Civil Service system are made on the basis of examination. Scores resulting from a competitive examination are used in determining a person's rank on an eligible register. The department may hire any of the persons referred. The names of those persons not hired may be considered when the next vacancy occurs, for as long as that register is viable.

Questions and Updates:
Questions about the information on this announcement and updates to application information should be directed to Civil Service at (775) 334-2223.

The City of Reno is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, retention, and disciplinary decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, political affiliation, membership in an employee association, or any other protected class status applicable under federal or state law or City Charter.

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