Recreation Specialist I

San Francisco/Peninsula
Continuous or until 5000 applicants
$13.07-$15.89 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 15-18 hours per week, and less than 1000 hours annually.  The position will continue until completion of the assigned recreation program or until a subsequent recruitment.  Most activities occur during the normal school year.

The Recreation Program Specialist is responsible for planning, organizing, scheduling and administering in specialized phase of the recreation program.

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


  • Lead and or guides Recreation program Leaders, and Volunteers.

  • Assists in planning, organizing, scheduling and providing direct leadership to classes in a specialized phase of the recreation program, class or activities.

  • Develops, organizes, inventories and maintains necessary facilities and materials.

  • Coordinates programs, classes, activities, with other recreation programs, and other City of Millbrae Recreation Department sites.

  • Maintains group, individual discipline, and code of conduct.

  • Plans a logical detailed 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, special event liaison, assisting in front office day-to-day operations, sports programming and gym supervision and class/program development.

Special Requirements:  Vision adequate to supervise participants in recreational programs; speak clearly and understandable; 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 50 pounds; and the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Common sports, games and recreation activities appropriate for all ages;

  • Rules and techniques of common sports and games;

  • Principles and methods used in organizing, conducting and supervising a program of recreational activities;

  • Basic record keeping techniques;

  • Basic first aid and safety practices and procedures;

  • Building and classroom setup and take down;

  • Basic building maintenance including removal of trash and debris;

  • Basic customer service including greeting guests 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;

  • 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 the twelfth (12) grade and 30 college semester units

in recreation or a related field.  Additional college level semester units may be

substituted for up to one year of required experience.


Minimum of 2,500 hours OR three years part-time progressively responsible experience as Recreation Leader II or equivalent.


Must possess a first aid and/or CPR certificate.

Service Standards         

Must successfully complete a 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.


 This is a non-benefitted position.  However, sick leave will be provided in accordance with California state law.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(650) 259-2478
Contact phone extension: 
Contact email: