The Community and the District

“Creating Community Through People, Parks and Programs”
The Sunrise Recreation and Park District is a dependent special district of Sacramento County located in the northeast section of the county. The District offers parks, recreation and community services to a 27 square mile area with a population of 163,000. An Advisory Board of Directors appointed by the County Board of Supervisors governs the District.

The District currently administers 40 parks and open space sites, a nine-hole golf course, historic home, 2 aquatic facilities, 1 Skate Park and 3 community centers.  The District continues to develop a park and recreation system servicing the residential population.  Community partnerships are important in the program service delivery.

Position: Recreation and Community Services Manager I, II
Under general supervision, the Recreation and Community Services Manager will develop, manage and evaluate adult sports programs, special interest classes and special events for the community. This position will supervise part time staff and volunteers; develop partnerships with non-profit organizations and community groups to provide a variety of adult programs. The Manager will be committed to professional development for all adult programs and perform duties as required.

The Recreation Service Manager

  • Develop community knowledge and build partnerships that will benefit adult programs and enhance service.
  • Plan, organize, develop and implement adult sports programs, special interest classes and special events that promote health and wellness.
  • Make resource allocation decisions based on program needs for personnel, equipment and materials.
  • Schedule, monitor, train and motivate part time staff and volunteers using best practices approach.
  • Evaluate the progress and effectiveness of programs with measurable outcomes.
  • Formulate and administer program budgets.
  • Develop public relations materials for the marketing of programs and promotion of the health and wellness benefits of adult programs.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative partnerships with community organizations and agencies to build coalitions that will improve services and programs.
  • Enforce safe work practices and disciplinary procedures for employees.
  • Coordinate with local Police and Fire Agencies for emergency response protocols.
  • Prepare and present verbal and written reports to governmental agencies and community groups.

Education and Experience

Two years of increasingly responsible experience working with adult sports programs, special interest classes and special events with one year of supervisory experience.

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in recreation, physical education or related field.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of the principals and mission of parks and recreation to create community through recreational experiences, specifically adult sports, special interest classes and special events.
  • Budgeting and personnel management as practiced in the public sector.
  • Principals of supervision, employee motivation and team building.
  • Facility management and best practices for adult sports operations.
  • Ability to “multitask” to handle competing priorities and demands.Ability to facilitate employee and community groups to work effectively and collaboratively.
  • Skills in monitoring program results and demonstrating outcomes both qualitatively and quantitatively.
  • Political acumen and community relations’ ability to build partnerships and advocacy for Adult Sports Programs.
  • Basic computer skills to utilize computer system and software.
  • Verbal and written communication skills to develop reports, grants, evaluations and other material as appropriate.

The Selection Process

Candidate selection will be based on application and resume most pertinent to this position. The final selection process will include, but is not limited to, a written exercise and oral interview.

How to Apply

Submit completed District application along with a resume and five references (references will not be contacted until mutual interest is determined) to:

Sunrise Recreation and Park District
7801 Auburn Blvd.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610

District application can be obtained at or by calling (916) 725-1585.

Final Filing Date

Deadline to submit completed application, resume and references

By 5:00 PM, March 12, 2004.

No postmarks accepted

Salary and Benefits

Salary Range:  $3,147 – $4,403 per month

Retirement:  Membership in the Sacramento County Retirement System (SCERS).  Reciprocity with Public Employees Retirement System  (PERS).

Health Benefits: The District provides life insurance, health and dental coverage.

Vacation, Holidays and Sick Leave:

10 days - Up to 3 years
15 days – 4 to 8 years
18 days – 9 to 13 years
20 days – 14to 18 years
22 days – 19 years +
Holidays – 11 days per year
Sick Leave – 8 hours per month

Deferred Compensation: A non-contributory deferred compensation plan is available

The Sunrise Recreation and Park District
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans With Disability Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with employer.

DISTRICT APPLICATION REQUIRED - (See the previous page for link to Application form)