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Under supervision of a Recreation Coordinator, Recreation Supervisor, or Program Manager provides leadership and functional supervision to a recreation program, activity or service; directs and/or leads the activities of a program, activity or service; organizes and implements program elements and oversees participants, and performs related work as required.

Class Characteristics:

This is the higher level of a two-level Recreation Leader class series utilized in the Parks and Community Services Department. Positions are filled on a seasonal or program-specific basis. The class is distinguished from the entry-level class of Recreation Leader by responsibility for on-site coordination of a specific program area.

Examples of Key Duties: (Duties are illustrative not inclusive and may vary with individual assignment.)

  • Supervises staff and volunteers in a recreation program; oversees and/or directs daily program activities.
  • Analyzes program needs and recommends new and innovative program ideas.
  • Provides feedback regarding program goals and objectives, budget development and activity schedules.
  • Develops and distributes promotional and marketing information and assists the public with questions and problems.
  • Opens, closes, secures and maintains a safe program environment and facility; conducts safety checks.
  • Maintains records and prepares attendance reports.
  • Attends mandatory pre-service and in-service training and meetings.
  • Administers first aid as required; handles emergency or out-of-the- ordinary situations by notifying the proper authority or responder.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Education and Experience:

Possession of a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) and two years full-time or its equivalent of recreation experience relevant to the area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.


At the option of the City, persons hired into this class may be required to either possess at entry or obtain within specified time limits designated licenses, certificates or specialized education and training relevant to the area of assignment. Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • California class C driver’s license
  • First Aid Certification
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to attend meetings at various sites within and away from the City, and have availability to work off-hours shifts or events as required; strength to lift and carry materials weighing to 40 pounds; mobility to lead groups in activities involving steep or rough terrain; ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather and temperature conditions; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Must be able to pass a background review.

Knowledge of: (at entry)
  • Philosophy, objectives and requirements in the implementation of community and recreational programs and services;
  • Rules and techniques of common sports and games;
  • Techniques of leading and overseeing daily program participants and activities;
  • Practices of supervising and training lower-level Recreation Leaders and volunteers;
  • Concepts of safe working practices; and
  • Basic record keeping practices.
Skill in: (at entry)
  • Planning and organizing program elements;
  • Prioritizing and handling multiple tasks;
  • Directing the work of others and developing an effective team;
  • Making sound, independent judgments within specific program or activity guidelines and practices; and
  • Communicating and acting effectively with co-workers, supervisors, users and participants and the general public sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


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