Recreation Leader - Skatepark
City of Lake Forest, CA - Lake Forest, CA

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Under direction of the Recreation Coordinator, the Recreation Leader is responsible for assisting with the City's Skatepark, or when assigned to facilities monitoring, provides facilities oversight and set-up during scheduled activities.
This is an "at-will" position.

Examples of Duties:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class. Supervises program participants. Assists in the coordination of program registration.
Assist in supervision of the Skatepark. Inventories equipment and supplies. Care and maintain all equipment issued and inform supervisor when there are hazards or equipment replacement needs. Monitors patrons and ensure they abide by posted rules and regulations at facilities. Responds to and provides first aide when necessary. Document incidents and injuries; track program attendance; compile and report statistical information. Perform light maintenance duties. Maintain a safe program environment for participants and staff.
Participate in and lead recreational activities. Work with youth and adults to develop and build basic skills. Set up, clean up, open and close facilities for rentals. Perform related duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications:

Knowledge of:
Basic objectives, methods, and techniques of planned recreation. Effective instructional techniques and safe work practices. Utilize good judgment in analyzing situations carefully and adopting effective courses of action. Maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, residents and community organizations. Work and interact with youth and adults in a manner that fosters open communication and elicits cooperation. Enforce facility rules in a positive, professional manner and take appropriate corrective action when necessary. Work variable hours, weekends, and/or holidays.

Ability to:
Plan and organize recreation programs. Work independently with limited supervision. Maintain a safe work environment. Communicate, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Appear for work on time. Manage stressful situations with tact and diplomacy. Follow directions from a supervisor. Understand and follow posted work rules and procedures.

Accept constructive criticism. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, specifically participants, parents, and co-workers.

Any combination of training, education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. One year of experience working or volunteering with recreation activities or work in related field or equivalent is required. Skateboarding experience is desirable.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
A valid Class C California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City's Vehicle Insurance Policy. Possess or have the ability to obtain First Aid, CPR and AED certification.

Supplemental Information:

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
Incumbent must have physical agility and fitness to be able to participate with children or adults 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 25 pounds or less; reach below shoulder level to pick up equipment; reach above shoulder level to assemble equipment or hang banners; and lean forward.

Mental Demands
While performing the duties of this class, the employee must be able to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; interpret policies and procedures; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with constant interruptions; and interact with City staff, other organizations and the public; occasionally required to deal with applicants and employees in conflict situations.