Recreation Leader II/III (20186333)

South Bay
$15.00-$20.02 Hourly

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


The City of Gilroy is recruiting for part-time Recreation Leaders II/III assigned to the Gilroy Youth Center or Facility Attendant duties. The main goal of the City of Gilroy’s Recreation Department is to offer excellent recreation programs that provide community members with a wide range of opportunities to celebrate life and community through people, parks, programs, and special events which are delivered by a team of employees dedicated to offering quality recreational, social, and cultural services to all Gilroy residents.


Under direct supervision of a Recreation Coordinator or Recreation Specialist and indirect supervision of a Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Leader II/III will assist, plan, organize, and lead the physical, recreational, and social activities of assigned recreation programs. Program areas include, but are not limited to, Adaptive (Special Needs), Adult, and/or Youth sports, After School Program, Cultural Arts, Facility Attendant, Senior Center, Special Events, Summer Camps, and Youth Center/ Youth Services.


When assigned to Youth Services, the position provides an opportunity to gain experience running recreation programs, communicating with parents, and serving as a role model for high-risk youth, gang prone or involved youth.  When assigned as a Facility Attendant, the position provides an opportunity to provide excellent customer service, support the facility rental program, and work interpedently. As related experience is gained as noted in the job qualifications and requirements, and with the recommendation in the employee’s performance evaluation, Recreation Leaders can advance from Recreation Leader II to Recreation Leader III.  As the employee advances through the job series the employee will take on more responsibility and more challenging work assignments.

Ideal Candidate


  • Have great communication skills (be able to communicate with parents, participants, GUSD staff, recreation staff, facility users, etc.).
  • Be able to relate to the youth, but draw a line of who is in charge.
  • Serve as a role model and be reliable and punctual
  • Have experience assisting with the supervision of children and assisting with classroom responsibilities.
  • Have experience leading activities, sports games or arts and crafts.
  • Be energetic and bring enthusiasm to assigned program every day.
  • Be able to work independently when performing facility attendant duties.
  • Be responsible to open, prepare, and close facilities on time and ensure the facility is safely used by participants and/or renters.
  • Be able to set up tables, chairs and other equipment as needed which may required lifting and moving heavy items.

Special Instructions

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, please attach and submit the following required items with your electronic NEOGOV application: 

  • A completed City of Gilroy online application including supplemental question responses.
  • A Resume and Cover Letter are preferred

City Application Form – Candidates must complete the NEOGOV City of Gilroy application form for this position and submit online. Please prepare attachments prior to completion of the NEOGOV application as incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Apply Online: Go to You can apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link. After viewing the Job Description, click the 'Apply' tab. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can import your resume from LinkedIn, upload it from a saved document on your computer, or manually enter your personal information. This application will be saved and used to apply for future job openings.
This position is open until filled.   To be considered, please submit all application materials.  Only the most qualified applicants with the most relevant experience and education will be invited to continue in the selection process.

Recruitment Schedule – Key Dates*
Application Closing Date:  Open until filled

Priority Screening:  Week of December 13, 2021
Interviews:   TBD

(*Note: The examination process/schedule may be changed as needed by the City.)   
In addition, final candidates for the position are required to pass an employment background check, State of California Department of Justice criminal records check, medical evaluation, and drug screen, given at the City’s expense, prior to appointment. If special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department right away 408-846-0228.

Attention: Communication regarding your status in this recruitment process will be conducted via e-mail. Be sure to include your e-mail address on the employment application. Applicants are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any changes to an e-mail address and/or other contact information.


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