Recreation Leader I/II/III/IV (Various Programs)

  • City of Costa Mesa, CA
  • Costa Mesa, California
  • Oct 01, 2020
Part Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: See Position Description USD


Essential Functions: These functions may not be present in all positions in this series.  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.

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 solicit program and event participants.  Recruits, supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned part-time staff and volunteers.  

Additional functions for all levels: Monitoring the daily checking in and out of children from programs and activities, enforcing rules, positively interacting with parents, participants, and the general public.  Perform other related duties as required.

Job Description

  • Various assignments within Youth Programs, Facilities, Senior Center, and Field Ambassador Programs
  • Please click here to review a description of each of the above programs.

Recreation Leader I:    $12.00 - $14.58 per hour
Recreation Leader II:   $12.00 - $14.58 per hour
Recreation Leader III:  $12.46 - $15.14 per hour
Recreation Leader IV:  $13.95 - $16.95 per hour

PLEASE NOTE : At this time we are not filing positions, however we encourage interested applicants to submit an application if you wish to be considered at a future date.
Recreation Leaders perform responsible work related to various Parks and Community Services related programs/activities.

Recreation Leaders are part-time positions that may work between 8 to 32 hours per week. Work schedules may require evening/night and weekend shifts and may be seasonal and/or year round.  Hours per week and work schedules vary depending on program assignment. 
Applications must be completed and submitted online. 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.
Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the online application process). Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your online application.

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 (Live scan 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.
Closing Date/Time:

Additional Information

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

Job Address

Costa Mesa, California United States View Map