Recreation Leader III

  • San Clemente, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Part Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $18.24 - $22.17 Hourly USD

Job Description


The City of San Clemente is seeking individuals with Recreation experience who are outgoing, creative, and team-oriented to join our Recreation Team! It's our mission to foster a safe and healthy atmosphere in which to live, work, and play.

The Recreation Leaders III classification will have the opportunity to work specifically within an assigned area of focus:

  • Early Childhood/Preschool programming (Ages 3-5)
  • Teen/Middle school programming (Ages 11-14)
  • Sports & Concessions Management
  • Facility Operations Support
To plan and implement a variety of special events, recreation programs, special projects, and youth camps; and perform a variety of tasks in support of recreation and leisure service programs; and to promote community involvement in recreational programs.

Note: Part time hourly positions are filled as needed. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and qualifying candidates will be interviewed and considered for employment on a "first come-first served" basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

This class is distinguished from the Recreation Leader I/II by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned and by the level of experience. Employees at this level will have an assigned area of focus. They will receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed with program planning time and program oversite time. This position is normally filled by advancement from the I/II level, or based on prior experience.

Receives direct supervision from higher level supervisory staff.
May exercise functional or technical supervision over lower level Recreation Leader I/II staff.

Essential Functions

Essen tial responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assist staff in implementing various recreational activities, including but not limited to sports leagues, children and adult programs, and citywide special events.Supervise and assign duties to Recreation Leaders and volunteers.Evaluate Recreation programs.Collect fees for various activities; operate the cash register and provide receipts; balance and reconcile cash drawer.Lead games and crafts; supervise children; enforce safety rules and guidelines.Monitor activities within the recreational facility; provide information to the public on recreational activities; maintain records on activities.Assist in creating displays and advertisements for events.Respond to and resolve parent, school or community concerns and issues; interact with customers during special events and activities; direct to higher level staff, as necessary.Assist in planning and conducting community events, general programs, and facility rentals; set up and takes down tables, chairs, and equipment for classes, activities, events, and meetings.Provide basic facility maintenance.Receive and process payments; input data into the computer; operate the cash register; compute change and issue receipts.Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Typical Qualifications

Experience and Training:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Two years of increasingly responsible recreational or cultural program implementation experience.

One year of college or university level credit in Recreation, Education, Kinesiology, Human Services, Social Ecology, or related field is highly desirable.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid first aid and C.P.R. Certificate.
Food Handler’s Certification within 14 days of hire will be provided by the City when assigned to Sports and Concession Management.

Knowledge of :
  • Rules and regulations of various sports activities.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Basic mathematical principles.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • General recreation principles and practices.
  • Basic first aid and CPR.
  • Techniques of various arts and crafts.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Techniques of organizing recreation programs.
  • Rules and equipment used in various recreational activities.
Ability to :
  • Learn recreation activities, rules and regulations.
  • Develop recreation programming curriculum and scheduling.
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties.
  • Maintain mental capacity which allows for effective interaction and communication with others.
  • Oversee the work of lower level staff (Recreation Leader I/II).
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Identify and communicate site specific needs.

Supplemental Information


Environmental Conditions:
Indoor and outdoor recreational facilities; exposure to noise, dust, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions.

Physical Conditions:
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for moderate or light lifting; bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling; walking for prolonged periods of time; standing for prolonged periods of time; operating motorized equipment and vehicles.

All applicants must submit a completed City of San Clemente application form and supplemental questionnaire in order to be considered. Applications will not be accepted by fax or email.

Applications must be submitted via the City's web site at . All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral exams to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience.

Prior to employment, the prospective candidate must successfully complete a background review, medical examination, including drug screen, and be fingerprinted, all at City expense. If selected, written identification showing entitlement to legally work in the United States will be required.

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or age.

In accordance with the ADA, candidates that require accommodation to perform the tasks of this position should contact Human Resources to inform them of the accommodation requested.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice.

Each part-time employee will be enrolled in a 457 PTS Deferred Compensation plan based upon 7.5% of gross pay with costs being shared equally by the employee and the City.

Hourly part-time employees are limited to working no more than 960 hours per fiscal year, and are provided hours as-needed by the Department.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

San Clemente, California United States View Map