Recreation Coordinator (20358638) – Bay County, MI

Recreation Coordinator (20358638)


Bay County, MI



22 Orinda Way Orinda, 94563



Experience:  Two (2) years of experience in the implementation of recreation programs or activities.

Training:Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation, public administration or a related field.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record.
  • First Aid and CPR Certification.
  • This position is a Mandated Reporter.

Special Requirements: Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to work in a standard office environment and lift up to 30 lbs. Ability to travel to different sites and locations. 

Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings.

Ability to pass a post-offer pre-employment comprehensive background check including a criminal history check, physical examination and drug screening.

Apply by closing date by submitting your application, resume and supplemental questionnaire.



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Ideal Candidate

The City of Orinda Parks and Recreation Department consists of a small, dedicated staff which strives to make the lives of Orinda residents and the community better.

The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter eager to provide recreation programming services, and opportunities involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.  The successful candidate will be adept at managing multiple priorities and work with a broad range of responsibilities to ensure recreation programs run smoothly and that the community receives quality customer service.  Other desirable qualities include:

  • Has a welcoming, professional, and outgoing demeanor with the ability to build and foster strong relationships.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, and communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal forms, including at times with a demanding customer.
  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team and remaining mindful of being kind, respectful, and supportive.
  • Good judgement, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs.
  • Adept a meeting objectives through excellent organizational and planning skills (despite interruptions and conflicting priorities).
  • Proficient with technology, including Microsoft Office suite and specialized systems and software used for recreation, communication and marketing (i.e., CivicRec, CivicPlus, Constant Contact, Survey Monkey and Canva).
  • Be community-oriented with a vision and passion for the profession of recreation.



This position is part of the General Employees' Unit and is represented by Teamsters Local Union No. 856. The City of Orinda offers a comprehensive benefit package, including:

  • 9/80 Work Schedule:  To support employee work/life balance, City employees work a 9/80 Work Schedule with every other Friday being a standard "Regular Day Off".  
  • Salary Increases:  There are two scheduled salary increases:  4% in July 2023 and 3% in July 2024.  In addition, employees have an opportunity for pay-for-performance salary adjustments.
  • Retirement:The City contributes thirteen percent (13%) of base salary to a MissionSquare Retirement 401(a) Money Purchase Plan defined contribution plan.  There is a three-year vesting period.  The City of Orinda does notprovide a defined benefit pension plan (i.e. CalPERS).  The City does not participate in Social Security, except for Medicare premiums.
  • Deferred Compensation: Employees have an option of participating in an MissionSquare Retirement 457 deferred compensation plan where contributions are from employee earnings.  The City will match up to three percent (3%) contributed by the employee.  
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance: The City offers several medical benefit plan options for the employee and his/her dependents.  The city contributions vary by plan and there are zero or very low cost plans available.  An in-lieu medical option is available upon proof of medical coverage for the employee and all his/her dependents. The City pays the full family premium for dental and vision coverage.
  • Leave Accruals: In lieu of vacation and sick leave, the City provides General Leave (PTO) of 19 days accrued during the first year of employment. Accrual is increased by one day for each subsequent year, up to a maximum of 25 days.
  • Holidays: The City observes 14 paid holidays per year. This includes 2 floating holidays (8 hours each) provided each fiscal year.
  • Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability & SDI: The City pays for a life insurance policy for an amount equal to one (1) times the annual salary up to a maximum of $150,000, as well as the cost of the monthly premium for Long Term Disability. The City participates in SDI, which is fully funded by the employee.

Additional Benefits:

  • The City offers a Flexible Benefits Plan for out of pocket health care expenses and dependent care expenses.
  • The City participates in a Transit Plan allowing participants to purchase transit fare on a pre-tax basis.  We are located close to the Orinda BART station.
  • The City provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) paid for by the City.
  • Reduced employee and dependent fees for City of Orinda Parks & Recreation classes and programs.
  • Educational/Professional Growth benefits.


Special Instructions


To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, applicants must submit a completed application, resume and supplemental questionnaire online at before the deadline to apply.  The deadline to apply is April 7, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Please note that a resume and other supplemental documentation may be attached but may not be used as a substitute for completing the application form fully.

The Selection Process

A limited number of the best qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process.  Applicants will be notified by phone and email if they are invited to participate further in the selection process.  Please provide a valid email address on your application.

Applicants selected to move forward in the process may be asked to participate in any combination of the following (at any phase of the selection process): a written examination, job related exercise, physical test or job simulation, phone interview and in-person or video panel interview(s).

The final phase of the selection process is the probationary period, which is six months, but may be extended by the City Manager.

EOE and Reasonable Accommodations

The City of Orinda is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws in its employment actions, decisions, policies and practices. 

In accordance with Federal Law, the City of Orinda will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States. 

Candidates with a disability which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should submit a request for accommodation by the final filing date by emailing [email protected].  Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.

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