Recreation Leader - 2020.1 (19992945)

Central Valley
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$13.25-$14.61 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


2701 Fourth St. Ceres, 95307




Open until filled – Six (6) positions available

Day Camp and Aquatic Season, Part-time/Seasonal

Summary Description

Under the direction of the Senior Recreation Leader or an assigned supervisor/coordinator, the Recreation Leader is responsible for assisting in organizing and leading activities for children and adults in the City’s recreation programs including youth and adult programs, aquatics programs and senior programs; or when assigned to site responsibilities, monitoring the public and private use of city-owned facilities. Such use may include, but is not limited to, meetings, weddings, parties, dances, recreational events, etc. This position will provide excellent customer service both internally and externally at all times and can require set-up and clean-up for scheduled activities.  This is an at-will, intermittent, part-time, hourly wage position without City-paid benefits. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Representative Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices:

When assigned to Recreation Activities

  1. Implement all daily activities of the program as assigned, including carrying out program schedule, participating in all program activities, monitoring and enforcing rules and regulations, maintaining a safe environment and collecting any necessary paperwork.
  2. Assist Senior Recreation Leader in implementing program objectives and collecting relevant data.
  3. Assist with maintaining on-site safety for participants, observers, volunteers and other involved in the program.
  4. Instruct program participants in rules, model appropriate behavior and monitor strict adherence to program guidelines and enforce rules.
  5. Exercise sound judgment in addressing behavior problems.
  6. Responsible for appropriate use, maintenance and storage of all program supplies and equipment.
  7. Establish and maintain a respectful and courteous working relationship with participant, volunteers, staff and those contacted in the course of work.
  8. Exhibit enthusiasm for the program.
  9. Perform other program related duties as assigned.
    When assigned to Facilities/Site Monitoring
  10. Monitor the use of city owned facilities and ensure the strict adherence to the rules governing the use of city facilities.
  11. Responsible for the appropriate use, minor repair of, and proper storage of supplies and equipment used in city facilities.
  12. Coordinate facility arrangements with instructors, rental groups and maintenance personnel.
  13. Track equipment issued during rentals.
  14. Provide excellent customer service to all customers, employees, citizens and guests using city facilities.
  15. Ensure that facilities and restrooms are properly cleaned and ready for the next scheduled use.
  16. Inspect facility for potential safety hazards, eliminate and/or report such hazards.
  17. Assist in the setup, take down and cleanup processes as needed.
  18. Routinely adhere to and maintain a positive attitude towards City and Department goals.
  19. Perform related work as required.

Ideal Candidate


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Principles of excellent customer service.

Basic computer applications such as word processing and data entry.

Methods and techniques of proper phone etiquette.

Principles of public relations.

First Aid/CPR

Ability to:

Learn the organization, operation, and services of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.

Learn to correctly interpret and apply general administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as program requirements.

Effectively utilize various software applications including word processing and data entry.

Establish and maintain a variety of files and records.

Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from other City staff, the general public, and outside agencies.

Demonstrate enthusiasm and excitement about working as a team member.

Work nights and weekends as needed to perform the job duties.

Understand and carry out oral and written directions.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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


Possession of high school diploma or GED certificate.


Experience in a sales or customer service role dealing with the public.



A valid California Driver License.

physical demands and WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office or event facility environment with extensive public contact and frequent interruptions.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office or event facility setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift up to 50 lbs., carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Ability to move furniture including chairs, tables, set-up/take down stages, dance floors and other related physical duties.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


This is a PART-TIME position and is not eligible for City benefits other than those mandated by Federal and State Law.

Special Instructions

The City reserves the right to incorporate any testing method(s) it feels necessary to determine the most qualified candidates. Applications will be reviewed and candidates who possess the most desirable qualifications in terms of training and experience will be invited to test further for the position. 


Complete an application form on www.calopps.org. You may visit www.ci.ceres.ca.us for a detail job description. Incomplete or applications not on a calopps will not be considered. Resume not accepted in lieu of application.    You may attach your certification(s) with your application on calopps.

The City of Ceres is complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make all reasonable accommodations for the disabled to participate in employment, programs and facilities. Please notify Personnel if any special testing arrangements need to be made to accommodate any disability you may have.


Employment and reference checks may be conducted.

Pre-employment, post-offer drug screen and fingerprinting may be required upon hire



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