Recreation Aide I (20165517)

Recruitment 21.34
Sacramento/Metro Area
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$14.21-$0.00 Hourly

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


2010 First Street Lincoln, 95648


We are now accepting applications for seasonal, part-time staff to work in our various recreation programs! Our current programs include flag football, basketball, and softball tournaments. We are looking for candidates with qualities such as reliability, creativity, dependability and enthusiasm.


Our next review of applications is October 6th.  Applications received before this date will be considered first, we encourage you to apply immediately.


The Recreation Aide I is the entry level class and is responsible for performing less complex assignments within an established procedural framework where there are minimal consequences of error. This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Recreation Aide II by the performance of more routine, repetitive and less complex assignments.



Receives supervision from administrative and/or management staff. Incumbents of this class do not routinely exercise supervision but those at the higher levels may be asked to supervise from time to time but not on a consistent basis.



Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and implement activities and programs for youth.
  • Directly supervise children, monitor and redirect behavior, both on site and during trips.
  • Assist with the creation and distribution of advertising material for upcoming recreational programs and events.
  • Assist with the distribution & collection of participant surveys.
  • Demonstrate understanding of applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties.
  • Establish positive working relationships with City management and staff, and the public.
  • Assist with special events and perform other duties as assigned.



The physical demands described here 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 otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Perform heavy manual labor; learn to operate a variety of equipment; work with tools related to recreational maintenance. The position requires sitting, standing, walking on level and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping and making repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties. The incumbent needs to have the ability to hear and speak for purposes of communication. The position also requires both near and far vision when administering programs and operating equipment. The need to lift, carry and push equipment and supplies weighing 25 pounds or more is also required. The incumbent in this outdoor position works in all weather conditions, including wet, hot, and cold.



The following are a representative sample of the KAS’s necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

Knowledge of: Principles, practices and methods used in various recreational activities and programs. Basic principles of reading and mathematics, applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations, including recreational manuals and specifications; standard office procedures, practices and equipment; modern office equipment including a computer and applicable software; methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation and writing; proper English, spelling and grammar; and occupational hazards and standard safety procedures.

Skill to: Be able to receive direction and follow oral and written instructions; have qualities such as reliability, dependability, creativity and enthusiasm; ability to develop effective working relationships with fellow city employees, children, and parents.

Ability to: Work with children, a strong knowledge of sports programs and the rules or running recreational programs. Operate an office computer and variety of word processing and software applications. Ability to: Lift up to 50 lbs.; deal successfully with the public, in person and over the telephone; courteously respond to community issues, concerns and needs; interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations; make suggestions to adjust standard operating procedures as is appropriate; read, interpret and record data accurately; organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.



The process may include an in-basket exercise, individual interviews, panel interviews and/or other related components.  Only those candidates who have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to the process. The candidate selected for the position will be required to complete a background check including reference checks, fingerprint check, medical/drug-test evaluation and/or other related components.

Human Resources will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.  Please advise HR of any special needs a minimum of five days in advance of the selection process exam by calling (916) 434-3229. The City of Lincoln is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Ideal Candidate


  • Minimum age requirement of 16 year of age.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license and have the ability to obtain a CPR/First Aid certification is required.
  • Previous recreation experience in administering programs and/or completion of coursework in recreation, physical education or related field is preferred.


This is a non-benefitted position.

Special Instructions

Our first review of applications is September 29th.  Applications received before this date will be considered first, we encourage you to apply immediately.

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