Recreation Leader

  • 350 Main Street, El Segundo, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: Depends on Qualifications USD

Job Description


This is a part-time, non-benefited, at-will position exempt from the classified service. This position will be scheduled to work approximately 10 to 18 hours per week. Afternoon, evening, Friday and Saturday hours are required.

This recruitment process is open on a continuous basis and may close at any time. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Only online applications will be accepted for this recruitment. Applicants appearing best qualified based upon a review of the application and responses to supplemental questions will be invited to participate in the testing process.

Under moderate supervision, the Recreation Leader organizes, conducts and supervises a variety of recreational programs and activities; performs related duties as required. This classification is further distinguished from Senior Recreation Leader in that it does not supervise staff groups but may provide direction to Recreation Assistants and volunteers.
Essential Job Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of duties and responsibilities is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Organizes, conducts and supervises free play and team activities for children and adults;
  • Officiates and instructs in games such as basketball, softball, football, baseball, volleyball, track and field;
  • Instructs fundamentals of play and sports conduct in recreational activities;
  • Organizes and conducts non-athletic events and programs including contests, special activity days, tournaments, and holiday programs;
  • Instructs and supervises in arts and crafts, singing and other various activities offered;
  • Collects and accounts for money received for programs as well as keeps records and prepares reports;
  • Monitors all activities to ensure safety of participants;
  • Assists in maintaining recreational facilities by performing light custodial maintenance, if needed;
  • Displays courteous and professional behavior and customer service toward all patrons, contract instructors, other employees and supervisors;
  • Responds promptly and courteously to inquiries from the public, outside agencies and employees;
  • Answers phone calls and assist in-person customers regarding general inquiries, requests and reservations;
  • Effectively communicates verbally to supervisor, staff and participants;
  • Process class and program registrations using computer software;
  • Handles daily onsite monitoring and inspection of scheduled facility classes and/or registrations;
  • Coordinates and updates the bulletin boards, display cases and other promotional signage at various city and recreation facilities and parks;
  • Processes Recreation ID Card purchases at various recreation facilities;
  • Effectively communicate verbally to coordinator;
  • Responsible for enforcing park and facility rules; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  • Recreation planning and administration;
  • Knowledge of recreational needs of senior citizens, adults, teens, youth and children; and
  • Policies, rules, and regulations governing the conduct and safety of persons using the recreational facilities and equipment.

Ability to:
  • Develop, coordinate, and direct varied activities involved in a community recreation program;
  • Supervise and monitor games and team activities;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, participants, instructors and the general public;
  • Monitor the work of Recreation Assistant staff and volunteers;
  • Interpret recreation programs and policies for the public in support of departmental policies;
  • Inspect the maintenance of facilities and equipment used in recreation programs to ensure their adequacy and safety;
  • Assist with Citywide special events;
  • Assist with the maintenance of recreational facilities, as needed;
  • Communicate effectively with the public and co-workers;
  • Regularly and predictably attend work;
  • Follow directions from a supervisor;
  • Understand posted work rules and procedures;
  • Accept constructive criticism;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, other City employees and the public; and
  • This position may be required to work weekends and holidays.

A combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

Experience: One (1) year of experience in customer service, community service, childcare, babysitting, working with seniors, coaching or playing a sport, and/or volunteer work in a related field.

Education: Equivalent to graduation from high school.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Within six months of hire, obtain First Aid, CPR and AED Certification through American Red Cross.

Working Conditions:
Regularly exposed to weather conditions. Regularly required to lift and/or carry heavy objects up to 50 pounds.

Disaster Service Worker :
In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of El Segundo employees in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.

Non-represented part-time, hourly positions do not qualify for City benefits, except as required by law. Employees are enrolled in Social Security upon hire.

Hourly employees may not exceed 999 hours in a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30) unless previously authorized. There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

350 Main Street, El Segundo, California 90245 United States View Map