Recreation Leader III

San Francisco/Peninsula
Continuous or until 150 applicants
$11.97-$14.55 Hourly


477 Lincoln Circle Millbrae, 94030


Definition:  Under supervision, to provide leadership to recreation programs, activities or service. This temporary part-time non-benefited position works an average of 15-18 hours per week during the program year. The position will continue until completion of the assigned recreation program.  

The Recreation Program Leader III is distinguished from the Recreation Program Specialist for its responsibility for taking direction and guidance from the Recreation Specialist, assisting with the research and planning of the pre-planned written activities, and learning the overall operation of the Recreation Department.

Essential Duties:  Depending upon assignment, the duties of a Recreation Leader III may include but are not limited to the following:

 Plans, organizes, schedules and provides direct leadership to classes in a specialized phase of the recreation program, class or activities.

  • Researches and creates recommendations for development, and maintains necessary facilities and materials.
  • Inventories off site supplies
  • Tracks individual discipline, and ensures code of conduct is upheld.
  • Plans a logical detailed written sequence of activities to fit the abilities and interest of the participants.
  • Keeps records of attendance, participation, and supports participation through the CLASS software system and other means of tracking.
  • Typical duties include: record keeping, assisting in front office day-to-day operations, sports programming and gym supervision and class development.
  • Ensures programs stay inline and consistent per the curriculum and pre-planned scheduled.

Special Requirements:  Vision adequate to supervise participants in recreational programs; speak clearly; ability to bend stoop or crouch; physical stamina to supervise groups of youth participating in recreational programs; ability to work off-hours, shifts or events as required; strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 20 pounds; and the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather and temperature conditions.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Sports, games and recreation activities appropriate for all ages;
  • Rules and techniques of sports and games;
  • Principles and methods used in organizing, conducting and supervising a program of recreational activities;
  • Record keeping techniques;
  • Basic first aid and safety practices and procedures;
  • Building and classroom setup and take down;
  • Building maintenance including removal of trash and debris;
  • Customer service including greeting guests, internal City staff, contractors, school district staff, and providing recreation activity information.
  • Recreation development, organization, and planning
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office

Ability to:  

  • Plan and organize recreation program elements;
  • Prioritize and handle multiple program tasks;
  • Think and act quickly in emergencies;
  • Judge situations and people accurately;
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
  • Ensure oral and written directions are carried out by others.
  • Problem solve with both youth and adults
  • Offer solutions to challenges
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with subordinates, peers, and supervisors and the public.; and
  • Perform work in a safe manner;
  • Perform the physical duties of the job.


Equivalent to completion of Twelfth (12th) grade and 30 college semester units in recreation or a related field.  Additional college semester units may be substituted for experience.



Must possess a first aid and/or CPRcertificate.

Service Standards         

Must successfully complete background process.  All candidates will be

fingerprinted pursuant to California State Law.  All successful candidates under

age 18 must possess a work permit prior to hire.

The City of Millbrae is an EOE


This is a non-benefitted position.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(650) 259-2478
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