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Recreation Leader II


SALARY: $10.64-$13.48 Per Hour

FINAL FILING DATE: Open Until Filled

Positions are limited to 20 hrs/wk or 960 hours in a fiscal year.

THE POSITION: Under direction, plans, organizes and coordinates a variety of recreational activities at an assigned facility. May serve in a leadership capacity, directing the work of subordinates. Performs other duties and facility assignments as required.

Job Characteristic:Works a varying schedule of hours which may include nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays.


  • Plan, organize and conduct recreation activities including games, sports, crafts, special events, contests, tournaments and other related activities at a playground or park.
  • Supervise the issuance, use, care and maintenance of recreation supplies and equipment.
  • Coordinate and instruct new and original games, sports and cultural activities.
  • May supervise Recreation Leader I.
  • May work as a sports official.
  • Maintain records and reports.
  • Attend regular staff meetings; perform other related duties as assigned.
  • May perform physical setup and takedown of tables, chairs, P. A. systems and other facility equipment.


Knowledge of:

  • Methods of organizing and conducting recreational and cultural programs.
  • First aid practices.

Ability to:

  • Plan and conduct recreation programs.
  • Prepare accurate reports and maintain accurate records.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed outdoors, on-site in a variety of recreational settings, such as a golf course, sports complex, community center, day camp, and/or playground environment. Some work may be performed in an office environment and in a variety of field trip locations. Office work requires sitting for periods of time and the use of a computer keyboard and screen. An incumbent drives a vehicle on City business, will be exposed to the elements and sits, stands, walks, kneels, crouches, twists, climbs steps and sloping surfaces, reaches, bends, crawls and grasps and may walk or run on slippery and uneven surfaces, push, pull drag, lift and carry supplies and program equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and lift equipment and supplies weighing up to 30 pounds from waist to overhead. An incumbent performs emergency CPR and first aid and may be exposed to the blood and other bodily fluids of program participants. Depending on the area assigned an incumbent may also be exposed to dust and odors. An incumbent must be able to meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, vision, hearing, and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to obtain these would be: Six months paid or volunteer experience working with children, and/or sports, crafts, and officiating is desired. Must have a valid CPR, First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certificates or obtain certificates prior to first day of employment. A valid California driver's license is required.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are available through the Personnel Division, City Hall, Bloomfield Avenue at 183rd Street, Cerritos, CA 90703. You may also download an application from the City's web site at Completed applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Resumes/facsimiles are not accepted in lieu of an official City application. City is not responsible for timing of delivery by Postal Service or other carriers. Applicants possessing the most desired qualifications will be invited to participate in an oral exam. City appointments are contingent upon successful completion of a records check, physical exam and verification of United States citizenship or legal authorization to be employed. The successful applicant will be offered employment on a part-time basis only. Employment with the City may be discontinued at any time without cause, notice, or right of appeal or hearing. (Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.)

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