Recreation Leader - Athletics/Softball Complex

  • City of Auburn, AL
  • Auburn, Alabama
  • Jun 04, 2022
Temporary Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $10.00 Hourly USD

Job Description

General Statement of Duties

Coordinates and assists with athletic activities within the Parks and Recreation Department; performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

The principal function of an employee in this class is to serve as the Parks and Recreation Department's representative during an athletic activity and to ensure compliance with all program guidelines and safety requirements. The work is performed under the supervision of a Recreation Supervisor or Recreation Leader II but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Parks and Recreation Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The principal duties of this class are performed in various recreational settings. Work is performed indoors and outdoors and in hot, cold or inclement weather.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)
  • Provides oversight to a Parks and Recreation athletic activity, including supervising activity participants, enforcing organizational guidelines and ensuring all appropriate safety standards;
  • Assists with tournaments, leagues, clinics, or other related recreation athletic activities to promote a professional presentation of such activities;
  • Promotes an environment of participation in which all interested citizens may participate in a scheduled activity;
  • Provides guidance to individual recreation participants;
  • Performs demonstrations of assigned activity and participates in games and other athletic events;
  • Documents any accident or incident or failure to adhere to set polices and informs Parks and Recreation administrative staff as necessary;
  • Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions;
  • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;
  • Attends meetings and training sessions as necessary to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas;
  • The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department and City employees, members of community organizations and the public;
  • Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of department and Recreation Center rules and regulation;
  • Knowledge of safety principles and procedures involved in recreational activities;
  • Skill in the use of modern office equipment;
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages;
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving;
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and dealing with the public;
  • Skill in oral and written communication;
  • Skill in organizing and planning;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others;
  • Ability to coordinate a recreational activity involving several participants.

Acceptable Experience and Training
  • Some experience in an athletic recreational activity; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications


Essential Physical Abilities
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform reporting and recording requirements;
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to participate in recreational activities and supervise assigned programs;
  • Ability to intermittently stand, walk, or stoop;
  • Ability to occasionally lift light objects weighing less than 24 pounds;
  • Ability to occasionally lift heavy objects weighing 25 or more pounds;
  • Ability to climb ladders.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Auburn, Alabama United States View Map