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Recreation Leader (Part-time) Full-time

at City of Tustin, CA in California (Published at 16-09-2018)

This recruitment is conducted on a continuous basis to meet the needs of the City as vacancies occur.

This is a part-time, at-will, non-benefitted position. Hours are limited to less than 1,000 hours per fiscal year.

Under immediate supervision, assists in planning, implementing and supervising recreation programs, activities and day camps; performs related duties as assigned.

These positions are part-time and are utilized during peak periods when large participation by the public is expected such as summer, weekends and holidays. The Recreation Leader B class differs from the Recreation Leader class by its responsibility to also transport individuals participating in City programs.


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:
  • Oversees the regular operations of a community center and gymnasium facility; provides support services to event coordinators and contract instructors; assists in and monitors the daily recreation programs offered by the City; ensures participants safety.

  • Conducts a variety of recreation programs including games, sports, crafts, special events and other related activities.

  • Explains and enforces facility regulations, policies and procedures to participants; provides information in person and over the phone; positively interacts and communicates with public.

  • Assists in the registration of participants including handling of monies for fees collected; files signed waiver forms alphabetically.

  • Notifies supervisors of any serious accident or emergency; may administer emergency first aid.

  • Prepares routine reports related to program activities.

  • Assists in opening and closing facilities; sets up and takes down equipment as needed.

  • Works a varying schedule and reports to work promptly and regularly as scheduled.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance. Example combinations include:

Enrollment in high school or college and experience working with children or others in a recreational setting is highly desirable. Experience may be either paid or volunteer.

Knowledge of:
Working knowledge of the methods of organizing and planning recreation programs and activities; leisure time activities and their rules and regulations; first aid methods.

Ability to:
Interact effectively with staff, City officials and the public; learn, understand and convey facility rules and regulations; follow simple oral and written instructions; write simple reports with names and numbers; add, subtract, and multiply for report purposes and making change; work outdoors, indoors, irregular hours, weekends and holidays as assigned; work with people of all ages.

Skill in:
Safely operating a van carrying passengers; using a variety of office equipment such as telephones, copiers, computer, fax, etc.


Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

Receive satisfactory results from a background investigation, finger printing, physical examination and administrative screening which meet the established qualification standards.

Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid CPR and first aid certificate.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:
Incumbent must have physical agility and fitness to be able to participate with children in games and sports that involve running, bending, squatting, jumping and reaching; withstand working in an outdoor environment with exposure to dust, wind, sun, vegetation and pollen; stand for periods of up to one hour; lean, stoop and bend to set up or break down equipment; push, pull and drag to set-up and move equipment and supplies; lift and carry equipment or supplies typically weighing 40 pounds or less; reach below shoulder level to pick up equipment; reach above shoulder level to assemble equipment or hang banners; lean/stoop.

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

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