Livermore Area Recreation and Park District

Recreation Leader II- Van Driver (19985472)

East Bay
Until filled
$17.08-$20.76 Hourly


4444 East Ave Livermore, 94550


The mission of the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District is to provide the people of the Livermore area with outstanding recreation programs and a system of parks, trails, recreation areas and facilities that promote enjoyment, lifelong learning and healthy active lifestyles.


Application Start Date: February 18, 2020.

Application Deadline: Open until filled



The LARPD Senior Services Venture Trips department is recruiting a part-time Recreation Leader II - Van Driver to transport participants on local or regional day trips, as well as occasional overnight trips. The qualified candidate will become part of a team of staff that programs, coordinates and executes social destination opportunities for the age 50+ local population. The incumbent will assist with office coverage, customer service, and trip escorts.

Typical duties include:

  • Drives a 14 passenger van or other suitable vehicle transporting seniors and persons with disabilities.
  • Maintains accurate trip records.
  • Provides assistance to passengers, as necessary, to include carrying, loading or unloading passenger's packages, mobility equipment and other belongings.
  • Collects tickets.   
  • Answers telephones, provides some assistance to office staff.
  • Administers first aid, if necessary.
  • Performs routine safety check of vehicles; notes and reports safety or mechanical problems.

Requirement: Must possess or be willing to obtain a Class B drivers license within 3 months of hire date.\



Please submit a District application and resume online at Applicants who do not submit all required documents may not be considered.



Based upon all submitted materials, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to proceed in the recruitment process.


Under general supervision, performs support work related to recreational programs, events, and activities; provides instruction and conducts classes/activities for program participants under the guidance and direction of higher-level staff; prepares buildings, fields, and facilities for scheduled activities or events; provides routine administrative support; and performs related work as required.



Receives general supervision from higher-level supervisory staff and direction from higher-level staff.  Exercises direction over lower-level staff and volunteers.



This is the journey-level classification in the Recreation Leader series responsible for performing the full range of recreation program class and activities support.  Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative.  Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.  This classification is distinguished from the Recreation Coordinator in that the latter is responsible for all operational activities within an assigned program area, including serving in an ongoing lead capacity over program staff.



Management reserves the right to add, modifies, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  1. Conducts and monitors recreational program activities within one or more assigned program areas; performs tasks in accordance with rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  2. Assists with the operation of recreation/sports camps or other large programs; provides instruction and conducts classes/activities for program participants under the guidance and direction of a program leader.
  3. Monitors and enforces policies and procedures with respect to participant safety.
  4. Inspects program areas and equipment and recommends maintenance and repair as needed.
  5. Maintains records of participation and collects participant fees.
  6. Assists in the planning and implementation of recreation program activities and classes.
  7. Transports, issues, receives, and controls the use of recreational equipment and supplies; monitors equipment inventories and recommends procurement of items as needed.
  8. Opens, secures, and cleans program areas before and after program use; prepares program areas for scheduled recreational activities and events.
  9. May direct the work of lower level staff assisting in a particular program area.
  10. Performs routine administrative duties such as phone and counter reception and registration processing.
  11. Assists with District special events as needed.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Incumbents work in both indoor and outdoor environments with moderate to loud noise levels.  May work in controlled temperature conditions, cold and hot temperatures, or inclement weather conditions.  Incumbents will interact with individuals in interpreting and enforcing rules, policies, and procedures.
Incumbents may be assigned an irregular work schedule, including weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays. 
Must possess mobility to perform medium physical work; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and to operate a vehicle to transport materials and equipment to various sites and offices; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio.  The classification supports indoor and outdoor recreation programs requiring frequent walking, running, conducting exercises, and related physical activities.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, calculator, or tools and equipment used in assigned program area.  Program activities may require 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 ability to lift, carry, and push tools, equipment, and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds or higher weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment.
Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED is desirable.
  • One year of relevant recreation program support experience.

Knowledge of:

  • Recreation program services, operations, and activities.
  • Relevant laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Proper care and use of recreation equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Principles and practices for providing high level of customer service.
  • Principles and practices of recordkeeping.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.

Ability to:

  • Lead and conduct assigned program classes or activities.
  • Maintain the safety of program activities and participants.
  • Maintain facilities and equipment in a clean, safe, and secure manner.
  • Perform work as directed in an efficient, effective, safe, and timely manner.
  • Make basic mathematic calculations with speed and accuracy; count money and make change.
  • Respond appropriately to changing situations.
  • Demonstrate strong customer service skills and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • At time of appointment, California Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record maintained throughout employment.
  • Completion of American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED training within six months of hire and maintain certification throughout employment.


  • Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.
  • Medical exam and drug testing clearance.
  • Work Permit if applicable.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation throughout the selection process.  Request for reasonable accommodation during the selection process may be made by contacting the Human Resources Office prior to the final filing date.
LARPD is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization.

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