Recreation Leader I/II/III/IV (Various P...
City of Costa Mesa, CA - Costa Mesa, CA

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RECREATION LEADER I/II/III/IV
(Day Camps/Teen Camp*/Recreation on Campus for Kids/The Ranch/Early Childhood Program/Field Ambassador)

*Programs may require Class B Drivers License.

Recreation Leader I: $ 8.00 - 8.40 - 8.82 – 9.26 - 9.72 - 10.21 per hour
Recreation Leader II: $8.89 - 9.33 - 9.80 - 10.29 - 10.81 - 11.35 - 11.91 per hour
Recreation Leader III: 10.76 - 11.30 - 11.86 - 12.46 - 13.08 - 13.73 - 14.42 per hour
Recreation Leader IV: $ 12.65 - 13.28 - 13.95 - 14.65 - 15.38 - 16.15 - 16.95 per hour

THE POSITION:

Recreation Leaders perform responsible work related to youth activities.

WORK SCHEDULE:
Recreation Leaders are part-time positions that may work up to 20-30 hours per week. Depending on program assignments, work schedules may be seasonal and/or year round.

Note: Part-time employees are appointed by and serve at the will of the Department Director. Employees do not contribute to the Social Security system; however, federal mandate requires new employees to contribute 1.45% of wages to Medicare and requires enrollment in an alternative retirement system. The mandatory employment retirement contribution ranges from 3.75% to 10.469%. As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to enroll and participate in the direct deposit program.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:

Applications must be completed and submitted on-line during the open recruitment process. Candidates are requested to provide specific information on their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process. Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components: application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation. Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.

All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate’s legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to: comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).

Note: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice.

Essential Functions:

Recreation Leader I: Assisting in supervising children during activities; organizing group activities and games; and leading arts and crafts and other projects.

Recreation Leader II: Assisting in coordinating and organizing a variety of recreational programs and activities; planning and leading the work of subordinate recreation staff along with: supervising children during activities; organizing group activities and games; and leading arts and crafts and other projects.

Recreation Leader III: Assisting in program planning, scheduling and record keeping; supervising and training Recreation Leaders I/II under the direction of a Recreation Leader IV.

Recreation Leader IV: Plans, coordinates, and conducts program operations. Promotes and conducts outreach activities to effectively solocit program and event participants. Recruits, supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned part-time staff and volunteers. Positively interacts with parents, participants and the general public. Performs other related duties as required.

Monitoring the daily checking in and out of children from programs and activities.

Positively interacting with parents, participants and the general public.

Enforcing rules and other related duties.

Qualification Guidelines:

Recreation Leader I: 16 years of age or older; experience in volunteerism or participation in recreational activities desirable. Work permit may be required for current high school students.

Recreation Leader II: High school graduation or its equivalent; 18 years of age, or older, or enrolled in college; and/or one year experience working with individuals and groups in a recreational setting.

Recreation Leader III: High school graduation or its equivalent, and two years of college coursework in Child Development, Leisure Services, Recreation or related field; and/or two years of experience in working with individuals and groups in a related recreational program area or service.

Recreation Leader IV: High school graduation or its equivalent, and two years of college coursework in Child Development, Leisure Services, Recreation or related field; and/or two years of experience in working with individuals and groups in a related recreational program area or service. One fulll year of experience in planning, promoting, coordinating and facilitating of programs, special events or social services. Some supervisory experience in a recrational setting. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with modern MS Office software (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher).

Ability to entertain and control children, have a positive attitude, be creative and imaginative.

Additional requirements:

A current (less than two years) tuberculosis clearance certificate by date of hire.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, first aid certificates may be required.

A valid California Driver’s License (Class B for some assignments) may be required. Revocation of license during employment may result in disciplinary action or reassignment.

Availability to work up to 20 - 30 hours per week: hours vary depending upon assignment.

Supplemental Information:

Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions:
Candidates must be able to walk/run with children while playing games and leading excursions, and lift heavy weights (e.g., a child). In addition, candidates must be able to work for extended periods in the outdoors, and be exposed to sun and varying temperatures.