Human Resources

Recreation Leader

                                                        RECREATION LEADER


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  Employees of this class, under the general supervision of the Recreation Supervisor or Assistant Recreation Supervisor, are responsible for the organization and supervision of a variety of recreational activities at a recreational area, center or sports facility.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of lower level recreational personnel.  Does related work, as required.



Supervises or assists in the supervision of recreation programs and activities at a playground, gymnasium or other recreational facility;

Assists in organizing and conducting tournaments, basketball, volleyball, badminton, and softball games and leagues;

Organizes, promotes and directs activities such as softball, badminton, ice skating, arts and crafts, ballroom dancing, gardening, or children's games;

Assists in planning and conducting socials, dances and other special events;

Plans daily schedules of playground activities;

Acts as an official and maintains order at games and activities;

Attends staff meetings to discuss special problems, schedules of personnel and activities, and to receive training in officiating and instruction and supervisory techniques;

Maintains records on participation in activities and writes summary report at close of program;

Administers first aid.


The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work 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.


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of methods of organizing and conducting various types of recreational activities; working knowledge of first aid; ability to organize, conduct, and teach several kinds of recreation activities; ability to stimulate and hold the interest of the participants; ability to keep simple records; ability to give simple instructions; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the job.



A.        One year of experience in conducting one or more types of recreational 


B.        Completion of one year of college with course work in physical education,
           recreation, or related field;


C.       One season's experience as a Recreation Aide or Recreation Attendant;


D.       Any equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the
           limits of (A) 
and (B).


Seasonal- Non-Competitive Class