Recreation Leader I-V (20038783)

San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled or until 200 applicants
$13.00-$21.00 Hourly

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


The City of Pacifica is currently hiring for Recreation Leaders to join our team!

Are you 18 years of age or older?  

Are you available to work varying shifts?

Do you have a passion for working with people?

If so, apply today!



The City of Pacifica is a beautiful coastal community, just south of San Francisco with an exciting opportunity for customer service orientated individuals to join our team as a Recreation Leader within our Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department. 


The Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department within the City of Pacifica works closely with the community providing programming to youth, seniors and all citizens.  We strive to foster a collaborative and collegial atmosphere among staff while providing high quality programs, activities and events to the community and neighborhoods. We take pride in offering excellent community service while remaining adaptable and responsive to our residents' needs and expectations. The City provides structured recreational activities and educational opportunities for up to 60 middle school students during the school year at two sites, monthly special events, and summer camp at three sites. 


Currently, we have openings for our morning, weekday shifts. However, Recreation Leaders often work in a variety of programs and shifts through out the week.


At the City of Pacifica, we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. To us, equal opportunity employment is not just about compliance, it’s about who you are, how you can help our City and who you want to be. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.



Recreation Leader I/II: $13.00 - $16.00 per hour

Recreation Leader III/IV: $16.00 - $19.00 per hour

Recreation Leader V: $19.00 - $21.00 per hour


This is a part-time, at-will, non-benefited position. Hours are limited to less than 1,000 hours per year.



  • Demonstrate recreation activities according to a prepared program
  • Maintain a safe, fun environment
  • Open, close and secure the centers
  • Use their creativity to implement recreational programs
  • Supervise and engage with the participants
  • Other duties assigned

The duties described in this job announcement are intended only as illustrations of the basic types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 


Job Description is currently under review.

Ideal Candidate


  • Abilities to communicate and work effectively with staff.
  • Ability to lead games, songs, arts, and crafts, sports, and large group projects throughout the summer.
  • Minimum of 16 years of age at the time of appointment.


Must maintain a current CPR/AED and basic First Aid Certification or the ability to obtain within three months of employment.


Sick leave is available. 

Special Instructions


Interested candidates must submit a completed online employment application in  Resumes in lieu of a completed application will not be accepted.  Applications can be obtained online at


Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Applicants may be screened to the most qualified and invited to the next step in the recruitment process which may include a panel interview. The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations. The list established for this recruitment may be used to fill any current or future vacancies accordingly.


Apply immediately, applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and interviews will be scheduled as needed. This position is open until filled and may close with minimal or no notice. 


Human Resources has the right to revise this process as needed based on business needs.  


After a mutual interest has been established, the final candidate must pass a City of Pacifica background check which includes but is not limited to the Department of Justice fingerprinting scan.

Recruitment Contact

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