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Recreation Leader (Temporary/Part-time)

Company: City of La Mesa
Location: La Mesa
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary

Reposted 07/05/22

(First round of selection 14 days after posting)

The City of La Mesa has two openings for a Recreation Leader

One Recreation Leader position involves working with Older Adults at the Adult Enrichment Center. This position works approximately 16-20 hours per week. Shifts may include select evenings and weekends for events and facility rentals and various office hours Monday-Thursdays between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The other Recreation Leader position will work approximately 10-15 hours per week. Typical shifts are nights and weekends for facility rentals.

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

To provide on-site supervision for programs and facility or park rentals; to set up and tear down equipment for recreational activities; to maintain records and reports; to assist at special events or leading other recreational programs.

Key Responsibilities

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

* Observe necessary precautions to ensure the safety of activity and program participants; monitor and inspect assigned facilities for needed maintenance; clean facilities as needed.
* Direct the proper use and care of the facility and equipment.
* Supervise and monitor the behavior of activity and program participants; enforce applicable program rules and regulations; provide appropriate disciplinary measures as needed.
* Assist Recreation Supervisor in planning and conducting special events and programs.
* Issue and collect recreation equipment and supplies to program participants; provide assistance in setting up for various program activities.
* Assist in the maintenance of records and the preparation of reports on assigned activities and rentals.
* Participate in promoting assigned recreation programs and activities; prepare program event and facility marketing material including news releases, flyers, schedules of events, pamphlets and brochures.
* Assist in leading a variety of recreational activities including sports, special events, day camps, arts and crafts and other recreational programs.
* Serve as liaison to supervisory staff, employees, the general public, and program participants.
* Perform a variety of general and routine administrative tasks in support of recreation programs; operate office equipment to perform tasks including those involving the use of computers and supporting software applications, copiers, fax machines and telephones.
* Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. College-level coursework in recreation, physical education or a closely related field is highly desirable.


At least one year of responsible experience working in a recreation program.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a Standard First Aid Certificate.

Possession of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (Infant, Child & Adult).

A valid CA driver license or equivalent is desirable.

Examination Process

Interested applicants must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire. This position is open until the needs of the City are met so interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the examination process for this position. The examination process may consist of any of the following components: written exam, practical skills assessment, and/or appraisal interview. Eligible candidates will be notified when testing dates have been established.Submission of an application does not guarantee participation in the testing process.

NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment medical evaluation including TB test, background investigation and background credit check.

Keywords: City of La Mesa, La Mesa , Recreation Leader (Temporary/Part-time), Other , La Mesa, California

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