Position Title: Recreation Leader AF
Department: Parks, Recreation & Community Services
Division: Programming / Senior Services
Reports to: Division Manager or Workgroup Supervisor
FLSA Status: non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
Pay Grade: 08A ($10.55 min $13.19 mid. $15.83 max hourly)
Job Status: Permanent, Full-time
Full Time Equivalent: 1.0
A Recreation Leader plans, leads, participates in and supports a variety of recreational programs at various recreation center facilities throughout the City. The incumbent provides supervision to program activities or services; organizes and implements programs including materials preparation, publicity, registration, set-up and break-down; and oversees participants, who may range in age from pre-schoolers to those 55 and older. If assigned to Kidszone, this position may be a Kidszone Teacher.
This is a Safety Sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing.
Education, Training and Experience - minimum required to proficiently perform the job
Education / higher education: High School Graduate or equivalent
Minimum number of years of directly related experience: One year planning, developing and conducting recreation activities, programs, events, arts & craft activities and/or special events.
Education and/or experience preferences: none
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Driver's License requirement: Infrequent Driver - Regular Driver's License Required Endorsements: None
Note - For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.
Required certifications, licenses or registrations: Depending on the assignment, any or all of the following may be required: Certificates for First Aid, CPR, AED, CYFD Certification, CYFD preschool teacher course, cash handling training, and Defensive Driving.
Time given after hire/promotion to obtain certification or licenses: Within six months of hire date; may require yearly CYFD certification for Kidzone staff.
Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: none
Additional requirements if working with Kidszone - this position serves as a Kidszone Teacher:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job
Knowledge: Some knowledge of recreation activities; Some knowledge of rules, equipment, and materials necessary for a variety of common sports, games, and activities suitable for all ages; Basic principles and techniques of First Aid and proper response in an emergency situation.
Skills: Must be able to type rapidly and accurately enough to successfully produce documents/spreadsheets, communicate via e-mail, or perform data entry as necessary to accomplish the essential functions of the position. Use of technology, equipment and software typically used in the office environment. Operation of standard office equipment, including personal computer; Creative problem solving skills required in areas of activity coordination, and dealing with members of the public; Clear concise oral and written communication to prepare activity reports and provide information.
Abilities: Work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings; Understand and follow simple oral and written instructions; Learn to conduct a variety of recreation activities; Perform simple monetary transactions, such as making correct change and keeping routine records; Establish and maintain effective, professional working relationships with league participants, staff members, volunteers, and the general public; Effectively communicate and manage conflict in a recreation setting; Recognize and appropriately respond to a variety of conditions affecting participant safety; Adhere to program standards and objectives outlined in city policy and by supervisors; Enforce sport and activity rules and regulations; Prepare written reports, maintain attendance and activity records, and maintain registration records.
Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: Works with recreational specialists and managerial staff on routine tasks and assignments. External: General public, and program participants.
Authorities and Accountabilities
Level of independent decision making: Minimal-incumbent primarily carries-out instructions and follows established procedures
Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: None - Position has no accountability for, or authority to make, budgetary or financial decisions.
Span of control: Responsibility for own work (no supervision or leadership expectations)
The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Daily activity level: Blend of sedentary and physical work
Physical characteristics: Depending on job assignments or location, some or all of the following may be required: Job requires oral and aural communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; Job requires normal vision; Must be able to distinguish colors; Fine finger manipulation; Grasping with hand, gripping; Keystroking or repetitive motion of hands/fingers/arms; Involvement in verbal or physical confrontations; Use of medical equipment (i.e., AED, basic First Aid; Climbing Ladders; Bending/kneeling/crawling; Lifting/carrying/push/pull up to 40 lbs.; Working while standing for prolonged periods of time; Walking long distances; Running while carrying materials/ equipment/ gear/ tools; Swimming/ lifeguarding activities; Working more than 8 hours/day; Shift work, including mid and grave; Working more than 5 days a week; Leading or participating in sports or recreational activities.
Exposures: Exposure to biological agents, human/animal body fluids, blood borne pathogens, excrement or tuberculosis; Handling hazardous chemicals or toxic substances; Exposure to excessive amounts of dust, flying particles, toxic vapors, noxious fumes or mists; Exposure to sharp objects including razor blades, teeth, finger/paw nails (incl. biting); may work outside in inclement weather conditions.
Extraordinary working conditions: none
Hazardous equipment/machinery used: none
Required personal protective equipment: Latex Gloves; Rubber Gloves.