Recreation Leader I - Senior Center
City of Fountain Valley, CA - Fountain Valley, CA

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This is a continuous recruitment and is subject to close at any time. The first review of applications will be on September 30, 2013. Prompt application submittal is encouraged.

This position will assist in the administration of programs, services and classes offered to the senior community of 55 years of age and older.

Assist in the coordination and supervision of a variety of recreation programs including senior services, special events and other activities.

  • The Recreation Leader I is the entry-level position responsible for assisting the Recreation Leader II and the Recreation Specialist in administering senior programs and activities.
  • The Recreation Leader I works under the direct supervision of the Recreation Coordinator.
Essential Duties:
  • Assist in the coordination of senior programs including senior services, special events and other recreational activities.
  • Perform a variety of general administrative duties including; answer telephones, assist customers, collect fees and maintain attendance records.
  • Promote the safety of all program participants.
  • Assist with the set-up and take-down of tables, chairs and equipment for all facility activities and special events.
  • Oversee the regular operations of a senior and community center facility.
  • Respond to patrons’ needs for assistance and information in person and over the phone.
  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including personal computers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Guidelines:

  • Some leadership experience and participation in senior activities.
  • Municipal recreation practices is desirable.
  • Customer service techniques.
  • Lead and work effectively with program participants.
  • Leadership and organization to provide senior activities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City officials and the public.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, follow oral and written instructions.
  • Deal effectively and courteously with the public.
  • Use a personal computer and a variety of computer software.
  • Learn, understand and apply relevant policies and procedures.
  • Lifting and moving tables and chairs and arranging facilities for special events and/or meetings.
  • Maintaining facilities and equipment in a clean, safe, and secure manner.
  • Must be available to work weekends and evenings as needed.

Work is primarily performed in an office environment requiring prolonged sitting or standing; walking, kneeling, crouching, squatting, stooping and bending; input data into a computer terminal; exposure to computer glare, vibrations and pitch; ability to lift, carry and move objects totaling approximately 25 pounds in weight; and have mobility, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required.


Selection Process:

The selection process may include but is not limited to: application review and evaluation, written examination, physical ability test, practical skills test and oral interview. 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 completing all components of the pre-employment process which may include but is not limited to: reference check, background investigation, credit check, California Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) criminal history check (Live Scan fingerprinting), polygraph, post-offer psychological, post-offer drug test and post-offer medical examination. The specific selection process will vary based upon the position. Candidates must fill out the application and supplemental questions completely. Incomplete applications including references to see the resume for qualifications are incomplete and will be disqualified. Candidates are encouraged to provide accurate answers as the City will verify the qualifications for each candidate.

The City of Fountain Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Candidates with a disability who may need accommodation during the selection process must notify the Personnel Department at least 72 hours in advance of the test date.

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