According to recent reports published by Bay City News, jobless rates for the state of California stayed the same between January and February, while rates for the Bay Area remains at or slightly below the rest of the state.
Finding a job in the Bay Area can be tough - so hopefully, if you're looking in the Menlo Park area, these two leads will help a bit.
The City of Menlo Park is currently hiring for the following two full-time positions.
COMMUNITY SERVICES MANAGER
Close Date: Apr 10, 2012
Salary: $7,676.00 - $9,268.00 Monthly
Under direction of the Department Director, the Community Services Manager supervises the Social Services Division of the Community Services Department. The incumbent has responsibility for the effective delivery of multiple, major social, recreation and cultural programs including: the operations of community facilities, the management of ongoing social services/cultural operations and after-school, senior and full-time developmental child care programs, as well as principles, practices and methods of community organizing and community capacity-building activities. This is a professional classification with administrative and program supervision responsibilities. Work assignments consist of responsibility for providing direction to others in executing professional work necessary to support major child care programs, a senior center, a community center and neighborhood capacity-building projects.
The successful incumbent will have knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of activities suitable for all age groups; community facilities functions, uses and operations; safety, health and first aid techniques/materials; appropriate licensing requirements; principles of effective supervision; community building practices in diverse settings; and supervision of personnel in a team-oriented environment. The ability to evaluate, plan and implement community programs; prepare budgets, produce analyses, identify resources/needs/costs; organize and direct the activities of staff, participants and others involved in programs; prepare documentation and materials required to obtain program resources and authorizations; keep accurate records, prepare related reports; interact effectively with a variety of people of all ages, including volunteers, in a wide variety of circumstances.
Requirements for this position are:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in early childhood education, teaching, social services and community capacity-building or another closely related field. Three to five years of increasingly responsible full-time professional experience in social services programs. The possession of a Master's Degree in a field closely related to job content may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Incumbents may be required to possess such certifications as are necessary to functional program requirements such as first aid, water safety, etc. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License is required at all times. The incumbent may be required to acquire a Class B License.
RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Close Date: Apr 3, 2012
Salary: $4,832.00 - $5,805.00 Monthly
This is a professional classification with project lead responsibilities. Work assignments include responsibility for accomplishing work associated with multiple recreation services and facilities operations. The schedule for this position: Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., however, the schedule may be adjusted for business needs such as special events on weekends and evenings.
The successful incumbent will have knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of recreation including; activities suitable for all age groups; recreation facilities functions, uses, maintenance and operations; safety, health and first aid techniques/materials; principles of effective supervision and scheduling of personnel. The ability to evaluate, plan and implement recreation programs, activities and special events; prepare budgets, produce analyses, identify resources/needs/costs; organize and direct the activities of staff, participants and others involved in programs; prepare documentation and materials required to obtain program resources and authorizations; keep accurate records, prepare related reports; interact effectively with a variety of people of all ages, including volunteers, in a wide variety of circumstances.
All City employees receive the following benefits:
Vacation: Progressive, paid vacation starting with 11 days per year
Sick Leave: 8 hours per month
Health Insurance: City contributes to medical coverage
Holidays: 11 holidays and 34 floating hours off with pay per year
Dental and Vision: City reimbursement plan. There is a six-month waiting period
Retirement: Public Employees retirement system, 2 percent at age 60.
Deferred Compensation: voluntary
Life Insurance: 1-1/2 times regular annual wage.
Long Term Disability: Subect to a 90 day waiting period
For more information, visit the City's website at www.menlopark.org.