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RECREATION LEADER (EARLY CHILDHOOD, YOUTH, TWEEN PROGRAMS, SPORTS) - Part-Time

Signal Hill, CA | Part Time
Expired

Job Description

The City of Signal Hill is seeking enthusiastic, energetic and customer service oriented individuals looking to start a career in the public sector.

Under moderate supervision, the Recreation Leader provides direction, coordinates, organizes, and conducts a variety or recreational, cultural, and community services programs including, but not limited to park patrol, after-school programming, youth sports, fitness activities, and special events.

This individual(s) selected for this position will work on average 20 hours per week and must be available to work a varied schedule and during program hours. May be required to work nights, weekends, and during city-wide special events occasionally throughout the year. 

Please apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time.
First review of applications on 9/19/2022.

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include, but are not limited to the following characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.   The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class. Other duties may be required and assigned.    

Depending on assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Organizes, conducts and supervises free play and team activities for participants.
     Officiates and instructs at youth sports activities and in games including, but not limited to basketball, softball, football, baseball, volleyball, soccer, track and field.
  • Instructs fundamentals of play and sportsmanship conducted in recreational activities. Ensures that parent and player code of conduct is being honored.
  • Plans and coordinates inter-play competitions in various recreational activities.
  • Leads free play and team activities for various age groups.
  • Explains, demonstrates and supervises new and original games.
  • Assists in supervising special athletic events and programs such as contests, dances, special activity days, various meets and tournaments and special excursions; and assists in administering first aid.
  • Monitors all activities and enforces rules and regulations to assure the safety and welfare of program participants.
  • Communicates with parents regarding questions or concerns of recreation programs.
  • Maintains department equipment and supplies; organize furniture arrangements and set-ups; cleanups program activity area; and returns supplies, tables, chairs and equipment to appropriate places.
  • Assists with administrative office work when needed.  Uses basic computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite, online recreation management software programs (i.e. CivicRec or ActiveNet), and receive payments.
  • May be required to work various shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Any combination of education, training, and work experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess: 

EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED equivalent.

EXPERIENCE: Some increasingly responsible experience in recreation programming for individuals of all ages and customer service.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. Red Cross first aid and CPR certificate required within three months of employment. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Some college courses preferably in recreation, child development, education or related field. 

Knowledge of:

  • Methods and techniques of developing, planning and organizing group recreational activities.
  • Principles of supervision and training.          
  • Budget principles and practices.       
  • Safety practices; first aid and CPR procedures.       
  • Community and public relations.    
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing slightly skilled movements, such as pressing, cutting or mixing.
  • Ability to exert moderate physical effort in sedentary to light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, carrying, pushing and pulling.
  • Ability to maneuver and steer equipment and machinery requiring simple, but continuous adjustments, such as the operation of an automobile.
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours.
  • Ability to lift, push and pull 15 pounds.          
Supervisorial Responsibilities:
  • Ability to counsel and train others; ability to model and explain appropriate behavior.
  • Ability to assign, review, plan, and coordinate the work of other employees.
  • Ability to provide instruction and guidance to staff.
  • Ability to assess the work of employees and write performance appraisals.          
Mathematical Ability:
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Ability to calculate decimals, ratios, percentages and fractions.          
Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability:
  • Ability to use functional reasoning and apply rational judgment in performing diversified work activities.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory and/or judgmental data.
  • Ability to classify, compute and tabulate data and information, following a prescribed plan requiring exercise of some judgment; ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure and sort information; ability to assemble, copy, record and transcribe data and information.          
Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication:
  • Ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data and information, such as regulations, correspondence and general operating manuals.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with groups of children or adults utilizing a broad base of verbal skills.
  • Ability to advise and interpret to others how to apply policies, procedures and services based on community recreational needs and interests.
  • Ability to persuade, convince and/or train others, including the ability to act in a lead worker capacity.
  • Ability to maintain records, prepare reports and schedules.   
   Environmental Adaptability:
  • Ability to work under moderately safe and comfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors may cause discomfort and where there is a risk of injury, requiring minimal recovery.

Other Requirements:
City application and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed and candidates whose qualifications best meet the requirements will be invited to an oral interview. Candidates must pass a physical examination and drug screening after the conditional offer of employment. A background check will be conducted and proof of U.S. citizenship or employment authorization is required. Proof of satisfactory driving record also required.

Important Information

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Selection Procedure: 
All statements made on the application are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification, removal from the Eligible List, or discharge from employment. All application materials become the property of the City of Signal Hill and are not returnable.

All properly submitted application materials received will be reviewed and evaluated.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City application and supplemental questionnaire. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. Those candidates appearing to have the best qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in the examination process which may require any combination of the following: a written examination, a performance examination, and one or more oral interviews. Not all applicants may be tested or interviewed.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Signal Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, it does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, age, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS), military or veteran status in its employment actions, policies, procedures, or practices.

Americans with Disabilities: 
Qualified individuals with disabilities, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, are encouraged to apply for City employment. Those who require a reasonable accommodation to take a test as part of the selection process must make such a request to the Personnel Department, in writing, at least three working days prior to the date of the testing procedure. Individuals requesting accommodation in the testing process will be required to provide documentation of such need.

Fingerprinting: 
Applicants who are selected for hire are fingerprinted during the pre- placement processing period. All fingerprints will be processed with the Department of Justice to verify criminal records or absence thereof.

Physical Examination: 
Employment offers are conditional based, upon the successful completion of a medical examination which includes drug and alcohol screening for safety sensitive positions. Physicals are performed by the City's designated physician at the City's expense. Candidates are cautioned not to quit their jobs or give notice to their current employers until they are determined to be medically qualified.

Possession of a Valid California Driver's License: 
An incumbent appointed to this position is subject to enrollment in the California DMV Pull Notice Program. The Pull Notice program provides information on the incumbent's driving record and Driver's License status on a periodic basis to the City of Signal Hill. An employee assigned a City vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of City Policy covering the use of City vehicles.

Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance for Public Employees
All City employees are required to sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance for Public Employees upon the beginning of employment.

Disaster Service Worker:
All City employees are required to perform assigned emergency service duties in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to sign a Disaster Service Worker Statement upon the beginning of employment.


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