City of Blaine

The second level of the Management Series is responsible for managing activities of a specific functional area or program to ensure the quality and efficiency of service delivery and compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, regulation, and City policies and procedures. Responsibilities may include: supervising staff; providing expertise and guidance in assigned function; establishing and implementing objectives, plans, and procedures to promote services; developing and maintaining the department internal policies and procedures relating to training, budget, grant, programs, records, reports; and serving as a liaison with other agencies to provide information and assistance as needed.



1.       Supervises staff to include conducting performance evaluations; coordinating training; and implementing hiring, and discipline/termination procedures.

2.       Manages and/or performs the operations of an assigned program/services offered, by providing expertise and guidance; conducting research and compiling data; and establishing and implementing objectives, plans, and procedures.

3.       Develops, maintains, and evaluates internal policies, work plans, standards, and procedures related, but not limited to; trainings, grants, programs, projects, events, records, and reports; addresses employee and client complaints; ensures compliance with court orders and Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.

4.       Prepares, reviews, interprets, updates and/or analyzes a variety of information, data, contracts, and reports to ensure timely and accurate documentation; assists in evaluating/updating program operations, policies, and procedures; makes recommendations based on findings.

5.       Assists with budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; monitors and controls expenditures.

6.       Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Examples of specific job duties may include, but are not limited, to:

1.     Plans, organizes, and supervises a variety of recreation activities, programs, special events and outings for the older adult population.

2.     Recruits, selects, trains, schedules, and supervises part-time leaders, bus drivers, and volunteers. Approves staff time sheets.

3.     Plans, implements, and supervises community-wide special events.

4.     Coordinates program schedules and activities with schools, county, older adult centers, associations, related agencies, and other City departments.

5.     Collaborates with Volunteers of America Senior Nutrition Program and oversees, calculates and submits meal orders and monthly mailings of required documents.

6.     Develops methods to assess citizen needs and changing trends regarding program improvements, changing services and park facilities.  Submits end of season reports and program summaries to supervisor.

7.     Hires, confirms, and submits expense reports for entertainment.

8.     Promotes the recreation program on cable television shows and through public speaking engagements at community meetings and senior housing facilities.

9.     Transports equipment, participants, and employees, securing a D.O.T. Health Card Certificate for use of the MAYC passenger bus.

10.    Keeps up-to-date on new developments in the recreation and leisure profession with memberships and collaboration with established older adult agencies.

11.     Secure and maintain Serve Safe Certification or similar, for safe serving of food.


These examples are intended only as illustrations of various types of work performed, and are not necessarily all-inclusive.  The job description is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.



1.       Supervisory principles and practices;

2.       Applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations;

3.       Policy and procedure development principles and practices;

4.       Budgeting principles and practices;

5.       Research principles and practices;

6.       Computers and applicable software applications.

7.       Supervising staff;

8.       Developing policies and procedures;

9.       Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations;

10.     Managing budget(s);

11.      Conducting research;

12.      Operating computers and applicable software applications;

13.      Applying communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.



1.       Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services, Gerontology, Education, or related field.

2.       4 years experience in related field(s).

3.       2 years of computer experience, including Microsoft Word and Excel.

4.       Current  MN Drivers’ License.

5.       D.O.T. Health Card Certificate or ability to obtain within six months of hire.

6.      Serve Safe Certification or similar certification or ability to obtain within six months of hire.



1.       Experience working with volunteers.

2.       Previous supervisory experience in related field.

3.       Experience with Civic Rec registration and facility scheduling software.

4.       Working knowledge of services available for older adults.



Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are required only occasionally.



Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, drivers check, and reference check.



Application materials can be obtained at Applications must be received by 4:30 PM, Friday, May 31, 2024.


The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

The City of Blaine encourages qualified applicants of all backgrounds, cultures, races, gender, age and abilities to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, consideration for employment will be given without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


The City of Blaine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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