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Recreation Leader I (Part-time)

Company: City of Tustin
Location: Tustin
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


The City of Tustin Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking applicants for part-time Recreation Leader. This is a part-time, at-will,non-benefittedposition. Hours are limited to less than 1,000 hours per fiscal year.

This position, under immediate supervision, assists in the implementation and oversight of recreation and human services programs, activities, and special events for the community.

This recruitment is conducted on a continuous basis to meet the needs of the City as vacancies occur and may close at any time.


Recreation Leader I/II is a part-time classification responsible for assisting Recreation Coordinators and Recreation Program Assistants with a variety of specialized recreation programs, activities, and special events, including youth sports and activities, senior services, and youth and family services. Employees may be assigned to work year-round or seasonally and hours worked may vary significantly from week to week.


Application materials will be carefully reviewed to identify those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Individuals who are best qualified will be invited to participate in a panel interview. Interviews will be scheduled on an as needed basis. All candidates who pass the panel interview will earn placement on the eligible list, which may be used for current and future vacancies in the job classification.

Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists with the delivery of Parks and Recreation programs, services, and special events; provides support to staff and contract instructors
  • Leads, conducts, and oversees program activities including games, sports, crafts, dances, and luncheons
  • Explains and enforces facility regulations, policies, and procedures; positively represents the City in interactions with participants and the public
  • Assists with opening and closing facilities; assists with setting up and taking down furniture, materials, and equipment
  • Practices safe work methods and makes appropriate use of safety equipment as required; notifies supervisor of observed safety concerns, serious accidents or emergencies; may administer emergency first aid
  • Assists with registering participants in classes and sports programs and booking facilities for events; collects and processes fees; maintains files and records of transactions and schedules
  • Provides assistance to facility patrons and the general public; answers questions regarding facility usage and program, activity, and event specifics; responds to requests for human services needs and refers patrons to appropriate resources
  • Resolves program issues within established guidelines; makes suggestions for program improvements

Recreation Leader II (positions requiring a Class B commercial driver's license)

  • Transports program participants by driving a commercial vehicle or passenger vehicle

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, experience, and training that has provided the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities is required for entry into the classification. A typical combination includes:

Education and/or Experience:

Recreation Leader I:

Graduation from high school. Current enrollment in college and paid or volunteer experience working with children or others in a recreational setting is highly desirable.

Recreation Leader II:

Graduation from high school; and one (1) year of experience as a Recreation Leader I.

Licenses and/or Certificates:

Recreation Leader I:

Valid First Aid and CPR certificates are required within six (6) months of employment.

Recreation Leader II:

Valid First Aid and CPR certificates are required within six (6) months of employment.

If assigned to transport passengers, a valid California Class B commercial driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required.

Special Requirements:

Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age by the first day of employment. Satisfactory results from a background investigation, physical examination and administrative screening. May be required to work extended or irregular hours which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays. Bilingual skills are desirable.


Knowledge of:

  • Basic objectives, methods, and techniques of assigned recreation program area
  • Policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to area of assignment
  • Principles and practices of workplace safety, including CPR and first aid

Skill to:

  • Operate modern office equipment including a personal computer and related business software


  • Learn, implement, and instruct activities of assigned program
  • Understand and adhere to program safety requirements and regulations
  • Act quickly, calmly, and accurately in emergency situations
  • Establish and maintain courteous, cooperative, and effective working relationships with staff, the general public, and others encountered in the course of work
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and precise basic written records and forms
  • Exercise sound judgment and make logical decisions within established guidelines
  • Maintain professionalism and composure at all times, including stressful and difficult situations and handle disputes and complaints in a calm, courteous, and tactful manner

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; and handle, feel and reach objects with hands and arms. The employee frequently stands or walks and lifts and carries equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to bend, stoop, kneel, reach, climb, and walk on uneven surfaces to participate in program activities.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve complex problems; work on multiple concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with staff, facility users, and the general public. Employees may be required to interact with upset individuals in the course of program activities or enforcing policies and procedures.


The employee usually works both indoors and outdoors and the noise level varies from moderately quiet to noisy, depending upon program activities. Depending upon the program activities, employees may be exposed to paints, chemicals, and other fumes and infectious diseases when working with children or other special age groups. Employees frequently are required to work in outside weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, moisture, and wind at various facilities and events, with exposure to dust, pollen, and vegetation as well as electrical and mechanical hazards.

The City of Tustin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans withDisabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals withdisabilities.

Keywords: City of Tustin, Tustin , Recreation Leader I (Part-time), Other , Tustin, California

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