Removal date / Deadline: October 29, 2021
This is administrative professional recreation work organizing and directing regular and special recreation activities and events on a citywide basis. Work involves responsibility for developing and maintaining a large amount of varied recreation programming throughout the City; for planning and coordinating city-wide tournaments, or educational and cultural activities related to recreation; for coordinating in-service training, and providing administrative direction for city-wide recreation programs. Work is performed under the supervision of the Coordinator of Community Recreation, with latitude for independent judgment and action in administering programs. Employees exercise direct supervision over program staff. Work is reviewed through conferences and reports.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS include:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in recreation, group work, education, or physical education; and 1 to 3 years’ experience and the following knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Thorough knowledge of the rules, principles, techniques, and equipment applicable to recreation programming to meet the needs of all age groups and varied community interests. Thorough knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of organized recreation. Thorough knowledge of recognized service and civic community groups and of their objectives and programs. Ability to organize and integrate large and varied recreation programs and special events on a citywide scale. Ability to supervise a large group of professional employees in the recreation department. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with a wide variety of service and civic organizations, city officials, city department and agency heads, and the general public. Ability to type and manage spreadsheets. Knowledge of Rec Trac or other industry standard recreation management software preferred. Ability to communicate orally and in writing and to speak effectively in public before large crowds. Bilingual ability, especially Spanish, helpful.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Must have a valid Connecticut Drivers License. Must obtain a Public Passenger Endorsement within 6 months of hire.
See job posting and description for all requirements.
INSTRUCTIONS to apply:
In order to be considered for this title, you must apply during the posting period via the online application portal.
1) Go to https://newhavenct.munisselfservice.com/
2) Click on the “Employment Opportunities” link in the right margin (or found under “Expand Menu” if on a handheld device) and follow all instructions provided on that page. You will need a valid, working email address to apply.
Those persons meeting minimum requirements will be invited to participate in a Civil Service exam at a later date.
Applications for this position only accepted online at https://newhavenct.munisselfservice.com/ .
Please note that our method of communication with applicants is by email. In the application process, please provide us with a valid email address, and ensure you monitor your email, including spam or junk, for correspondence from our department.
If you experience technical difficulties in the online application process, please contact our office at 203-946-8252 or email NHJobs@newhavenct.gov.