San Carlos

Recreation Leader I & II

Summer Seasonal
San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled
$12.00-$18.61 Hourly

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


1001 Chestnut Street San Carlos, 94070


The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the City:

Final filing date: Open Until Filled


Hourly Salary Range:
Recreation Leader I $12.00 - $14.58
Recreation Leader II $15.31 - $18.61

Appointment to this position is contingent upon:

* A valid work permit issued from school (if under age 18 and have not graduated from high school or received a State Certificate of Proficiency)

*A pre-employment fingerprinting criminal history records check (if over 18 years of age)

*TB testing clearance

About the Position

The San Carlos Recreation Department is looking for seasonal summer Recreation Leaders who are, responsible, energetic, and enjoy working outdoors with children in a fun and positive atmosphere.

Recreation Leader positions are fun!  The City works with applicant’s interests and strengths to place them in the appropriate Recreation Leader opening.

Seasonal Recreation Leaders are assigned to the Summer Day Camp programs working with children ages 4 -12 years.  This summer’s camp program is currently in session and ends on August 16, 2019Recreation Leaders must be able to work during this time period and have the ability to plan and conduct exciting youth recreation activities.

Positions in this seasonal classification perform routine, basic work under direct supervision, in the planning and conducting of a wide variety of recreation activities. 

The Recreation Leader II classification is the second-level position in the Recreation Leader Series. 

Supervision Exercised and Received

Recreation Leader I: Receives supervision from a Recreation Department staff member; may work under functional supervision of a Recreation Leader II or Program Coordinator as assigned.

Recreation Leader II: May provide functional supervision to a Recreation Leader I as assigned.  Receives general supervision from a full-time Recreation Department staff member; may work under functional supervision of a Program Coordinator as assigned.

Essential and Important Duties

Assists with summer program planning and implementation.

Supervision of program participants.

Performs site maintenance duties.


Ideal Candidate

Job-Related and Essential Qualifications

Knowledge of basic City recreation programming; techniques of working effectively with adults, children, including individuals who have special needs as related to recreation programs.

Ability and skills to organize people and activities; energetically perform job duties; comprehend and follow brief oral and written instructions; assist willingly as needed.  Establish, maintain and foster cooperative working relations with others contacted in the course of work.

Education and Training

Recreation Leader I: Sufficient education and experience to satisfactorily perform the duties of this classification.  A typical qualifying background would be prior supervisory and/or leadership experience working with adults or children in a large group.

Recreation Leader II: Sufficient education and experience to satisfactorily perform the duties of this classification.  A typical qualifying background would be graduation from high school, and 500 hours experience as either a Recreation Leader I at the City of San Carlos or 500 hours at an equivalent classification in another municipality, or equivalent experience in a comparable setting.

Special Requirements

Must be at least 16 years of age.  Speak clearly and understandably; ability and dexterity to run, jump and climb; lift and move equipment, such as tables and chairs; hear alarms, bells, and voices; to reach.    Willingness and ability to work flexible, part-time hours, including evenings and weekends.

Licenses, Certificates and Registration

Possession of an appropriate California driver's license, or California I.D. issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles is desired.  May require a Class B driver’s license.


Special Instructions

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