Recreation Leader (Part-Time)

  • City of Murrieta, CA
  • Murrieta, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Part Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $16.38 - $19.91 Hourly USD

Job Description

Description and Essential Functions

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Open until the needs of the City have been met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

The City of Murrieta is accepting applications for the position of Recreation Leader (Part-Time) to fill current vacancies in our Community Services Department. The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to one (1) year.


The ideal candidate will be committed to providing exceptional customer service, upholding the public interest, and being a part of the community's vision.

Under general supervision, organizes and leads a variety of recreation programs. Plans, develops, promotes, and implements a variety of programs and events. Special events may require evenings, weekends, and holiday work.


  • Assists in the development and implementation of community activities and services; may generate and research ideas for activities to meet the needs of various areas of interests
  • Provides customer service to the public; assists the public in planning activities and events; prepares facilities for group and recreation activities; assists in facility maintenance and room set up; prepares and maintains facility activity records
  • Processes registrations for classes, special events, and facilities; accepts payments and issues receipts; requisitions, issues, receives, and oversees the use of equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Assists in the planning and coordination of a variety of existing and new recreation programs, special events, and activities; may develop program publicity and promotional materials for programs and events
  • Assist in planning the annual calendar of community and special events

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance.

  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • No experience required

  • Previous experience in recreation (paid or volunteer) or customer service experience desirable
  • Recreation experience in a municipal government environment is preferred

  • Possession of First Aid and CPR certification upon hire

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions

  • Techniques of organizing groups and recreation activities
  • First aid methods and safety practices
  • Community, recreation and special events activities and methods of accommodating activities to various interest levels
  • Basic mathematics

  • Organize, direct and lead groups in recreational activities
  • Resolve minor problems and maintain order among program participants
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare clear concise reports
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the public

Supplemental Information

This position may be assigned to multiple locations including the Community, Youth, or Senior Centers; the Little Critters recreation building; the Alderwood Clubhouse; and/or other park facilities. Operating hours may include evenings and weekends.

A City application form must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at .

Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. 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 appraisal interview, performance test, and writing exercises to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists.

The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances, which may include a physical, drug screen, and Live Scan background investigation. Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment.

The City of Murrieta is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. All employment practices such as recruitment, selection, and promotions are administered in a manner designed to ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age (over 40), marital or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, disability, or any other basis that is inconsistent with federal, state or local laws.

Located just north of San Diego County, the city of Murrieta is home to approximately 116,000 people. Central to all of Southern California, residents of Murrieta live in one of the safest cities in the U.S. With top-ranked schools, 52 parks, and 1,300 acres of trails, it is consistently ranked the top place to live in Southwest Riverside County. Murrieta has a dynamic business environment, an educated population, and a high median income. All of these attributes support the exceptional quality of life residents enjoy and the engaged and connected community that sets Murrieta apart from the rest.

We are ethical, honest, and fair in all we do.
Public Service
We deliver responsive and caring service to our community, customers, colleagues, and region.
We exemplify professionalism through our knowledge, accountability, initiative, and dedication.
We thrive in a positive work environment noted for collaboration, support, diversity, and balance .
We demonstrate leadership, guide stewardship of resources, and cultivate a vision for the future .


The City does not belong to the Social Security system. Therefore, enrollment in the PARSARS 457 retirement program is mandatory and requires a contribution of 7.5% of base earnings. The City contributes 1.3% and the employee contributes 6.2% of base earnings; contributions are made each pay period,on a pre-tax basis.

Pursuant to the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522), eligible part-time employees will accrue 24 hours or three (3) days of paid sick leave each fiscal year, for a maximum accrual of 48 hours. This paid sick leave is available to the employee on the 90th day of employment.

Part-Time shifts for all temporary/part-time employees must not exceed 999hours on a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30).

There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice.

The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the supplemental questions. The information you provide will be verified and documentation may be required. Please be as honest and accurate as possible. You may be asked to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in a work sample or during an interview. By completing this supplemental questionnaire, you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any misstatements, omissions, or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or result in dismissal. "See Resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions. Proof of education is required.
  • Yes, I understand and agree
  • No, I do not agree

I understand that I am applying for a part-time, non-benefited position with the City of Murrieta, limited to 980 hours per fiscal year, not to exceed 27 hours per work week.
  • Yes
  • No

Please select the highest level of education you have completed from the options below.
  • Less than a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)
  • Some college (less than 59 semester units or less than 89 quarter units)
  • Associate's Degree (at least 60 semester units or 90 quarter units)
  • Bachelor's Degree (at least 120 semester units or 180 quarter units)
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Which of the following best describes your previous customer service experience? (Check all that apply)
  • No experience
  • Camps/Afterschool/Recreation/Community Services
  • Special events
  • Volunteer experience
  • Childcare
  • Retail
  • Restaurant
  • Other

Based on your response to the previous question, how many years of customer service experience do you possess?
  • No experience
  • Less than one year
  • More than one, but less than two years
  • More than two, but less than three years
  • More than three, but less than four years
  • More than four years

Which age groups have you worked with (paid or unpaid)? (Check all that apply)
  • NA - No Experience
  • Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 18 Years and Older
  • Senior Citizens

Do you currently possess valid CPR and First Aid certifications?
  • Yes
  • No

Recreation Leaders work in various programs and/or divisions. There are various shifts throughout the day. Please review the following options and mark the box(es) that signify your availability.
  • Available any shift
  • Mornings, Monday to Friday
  • Afternoons, Monday to Friday
  • Evenings, Monday to Friday
  • Saturdays
  • Sundays
  • Other

In response to the above question, please specify your availability?

Required Question
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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