City of Surprise, AZ - Surprise, AZ

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The Recreation Leader I for sports will assist in the set up and/or breakdown of a program facility/site for a variety of the City of Surprise sports offerings. The position may be required to serve in the sale concession items or gate during special events. The position may be required to rove the site to maintain safety and security for participants as well as operate a scoreboard.

The hiring salary is $10.00 per hour

Class Title: Recreation Leader I
Department: Community and Recreation Services
Reports To: Recreation Coordinator or Recreation Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Status: Part-time Seasonal; Non-Classified
Salary Grade: S1

This is the entry level classification in the Recreation Leader series. Incumbent may support a variety of daily recreational services and programs including youth and adult sports leagues, senior services, youth / teen programs, tennis, adaptive programs, campus operations and special events. Incumbent may be part of daily operations, set up site and equipment, assist in scheduling and conducting activities, perform customer service, and compile simple reports. Incumbents may serve as cashiers receiving checks and cash.


The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.
  • Assists a Recreation Leader II or III in planning and conducting a variety of recreational services and activities for children of all ages and adults at a recreation facility
  • Roves/maintains security & safety of facilities throughout the shift
  • Assures the proper maintenance of recreational facilities and equipment to ensure a safe and sanitary environment and notify immediate supervisor of any problems and/or concerns
  • Notifies patrons of activity schedules and registration requirements
  • Monitors spectators and participants on all age levels and/or special populations at a variety of recreation events, spring training games, trips, tours, and adaptive programs to ensure safety and orderly conduct
  • Performs a variety of clerical activities in support of office operations, which may include: entering information into databases, answering phones, filing, maintaining calendars of events, delivering flyers and/or performing other related activities
  • Monitors sites, picking up paper and trash
  • Responds to requests for information from the general public
  • Performs inventory of maintenance activities
  • May be required to perform cashier duties during their scheduled shift which may include accepting payment of fees, process ticket sales, handling cash according to city policy and procedures, issuing passes, and completing all necessary reporting and record keeping documentation
  • Completes written reports; maintains accurate written records of accidents and other incidents that occur on the park grounds or in the Recreation facilities; notifies supervisor of accidents and incidents. Keeps accurate recording of time worked
  • Provides customer service support to department. Welcomes customers/visitors. answers incoming telephone calls, and handles customer inquires
  • Assists with game presentations and promotions, special events, customer relations, sales and box office
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of public recreation
  • First aid methods and necessary safety precautions utilized in recreation
  • Rules and regulations governing various competitive athletic games such as softball, baseball, basketball, hockey, etc.
  • A variety of active and passive game activities suitable for children, adolescents, adults, senior citizens and/or special populations
  • Tools and techniques of teaching music, drama, crafts, sports or other specialties involved
  • Basic record keeping practices and procedures
  • Basic bookkeeping practices and principles
  • Time management and organizational practices and procedures
  • Basic arithmetic such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Proper English, spelling and grammar
  • Modern office practices, procedures, methods, and computer equipment and software applications
  • Basic recreation operations in assigned area of responsibility
  • Customer service principles
  • Handling cash

Skill in:
  • Using a computer and related software applications
  • Using standard office equipment including a telephone, 10-key calculator, copy and fax machine

Ability to:
  • Provide customer service
  • Perform basic bookkeeping
  • Assist with Implementing recreational program, special events, and activities
  • Work as a team player with other City staff
  • Work flexible hours to include evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Work cooperatively with groups of all age levels and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others
  • Learn job-related responsibilities primarily through oral instruction and observation which take place mainly in an on the job-training setting
  • Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Any combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work.



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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. May require continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Based on assignment to program or services, incumbents may be subjected to chemicals, extreme temperatures, and intense noises for extended periods of time, moderate exposure to dust, pollen, noise, inclement weather, temperature extremes, and uneven terrain. Assignments to office or administrative work is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.