Recreation Leader I
Company: City of Poway, CA
Posted on: May 3, 2021
The City of Poway is currently recruiting for multiple
part-time, temporary Recreation Leader I candidates for various
locations throughout the City. Vacancies include both year-round
positions as well as summer only positions. Please indicate your
position preference(s) in supplemental question 10. You can select
both options, if interested.
If you're a self-motivated, team player who enjoys providing
exceptional customer service, come join our team and gain some
valuable recreation experience with the City's
extraordinaryCommunity Services Department!
The Recreation Leader I position is a part-time, temporary,
at-will position that plans, leads, and supports a variety of
programs in the Community Service Department. They perform
administrative work including scheduling events, programs and
facilities; collect and process payments; and track financials.
Recreation Leaders assist with coordinating events, facilitating
large group use and rental needs, and act as a public
representative for the department.
Staff in this position receive general supervision from the
Recreation Supervisor or assigned supervisor. They serve in a
leadership capacity with the ability to guide and influence,
however do not exercise direct supervision over staff. Recreation
Leaders may perform technical and functional supervision and
provide training to lower-level staff.
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind
the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable
accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the
essential functions of the job.
- Leads, teaches, and conducts diversified recreation activities
at various recreational facilities, including parks, schools, and
- Assists in planning and conducting community events, general
programs, and facility rentals; sets up and takes down tables,
chairs, and equipment, for classes, activities, events, and
- Supervises and schedules established programs of play
activities for children and adults.
- Communicates with school personnel to resolve routine
operational after school recreation program problems.
- Travels to assigned program sites to monitor program
- Resolves program problems within established guidelines;
suggests program improvements.
- Performs general office duties, including basic cashiering,
answering the telephone, greeting patrons, light typing, data
entry, copying, and filing; prepares flyers, calendars, and other
routine publicity; prepares routine reports of participation and
activities; updates kiosks and hotlines.
- Assists with facility reservations, including phone and front
counter contact, registering patrons for community events,
performing walk-through with renters, explaining facility use rules
and regulations, monitoring events, and recordkeeping.
- Conducts surveys of recreational programs; collects data and
presents to supervisor.
- Requisitions materials and equipment; takes periodic inventory
of materials and equipment.
- Maintains recreational facilities, storage sites, and other
work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing
equipment and materials at the close of the workday, performing
basic custodial duties and minor facility maintenance; opens,
closes, and secures building for events.
- Issues and collects recreation equipment and supplies; makes
minor repairs to recreation equipment.
- Assists in the encouragement of participation and good
- Responds to patrons needs for assistance or information.
- Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related
safety equipment as required.
- Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how
to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or
similar class of positions.
- Maintains accurate logs and records of work performed and
materials and equipment used.
- Assists with maintaining a computerized class enrollment and
facility reservation information system.
- Monitors the proper and safe use of program facilities by the
general public; patrols recreational facilities to ensure adherence
to rules and ordinances; enforces recreational facility safety
rules; interprets and applies policies, procedures, laws, codes,
and regulations; assists in education about the enforcement of
rules and regulations.
- Administers basic first aid and CPR as necessary.
- Maintains attendance and punctuality that is observant of
scheduled hours on a regular basis.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements/License or Certificates Required
Must be at least 16 years of age. Experience in recreation
leadership and programs is desirable.
Equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade.
Licenses and Certifications:
- A class C driver's license.
- Possess and maintain or obtain an American Red Cross First Aid
and CPR/AED certificate withinfive months of hire.
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office and/or
recreational facility setting and use standard office and/or
recreation equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed
materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to
communicate in person and over the telephone. Must possess the
physical stamina to arrange facilities for community events and/or
meetings and lift and move a variety of objects associated with the
operations of recreation facilities, programs and events. This may
include but not be limited to tables and chairs, bleachers,
umbrellas, volleyball standards and canopies. Finger dexterity is
needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer
keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.
Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel,
reach, climb, and walk on uneven surfaces to participate in
recreational activities; and push and pull drawers open and closed
to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the
ability to lift, carry, push and pull materials and objects
weighing up to 50 pounds or heavier with assistance and/or proper
Employees may work in the field and are occasionally exposed to
loud noise levels, cold and/or hot temperatures, vibration,
confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical
hazards. Incumbents may be exposed to blood and body fluids when
rendering First Aid and CPR. Employees are required to wear
appropriate attire for the recreation activity to which they are
assigned. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and
private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental
policies and procedures.
May be required to work various shifts including early mornings,
evenings, weekends, and holidays at a variety of City
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of relevant training
and experience as presented in the application and supplemental
questions. The following criteria will be used in the screening
process: Writing Skills (grammar, spelling, punctuation) - suitable
and appropriate for position; Work Experience - consistent,
compatible and applicable for the position; and Supplemental
Questions - content is inclusive and congruent with the
position.The process may include interviews and/or performance
tests. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligibility
list, which will be in effect for a period of six months. A
background investigation including LIVESCAN fingerprinting,
tuberculosis screening, reference checking, and verification of
previous employment and educationarerequired. Applicants will be
required to submit verification of the legal right to work in the
United States. The City of Poway participates in E-Verify.All
employees are required by law to sign a loyalty oath to the United
States and the State of California Constitution at time of
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