Under general direction, the purpose of the position is to organize, supervise and lead student
recreation activities and/or athletics programs. Employees in this classification perform at entry staff
level and are responsible for providing a safe recreational environment for the assigned community
programs, youth activities and/or special events provided by the City. Position is distinguished from that
of the Recreation Leader I, by the level of independence the employee functions in, and the knowledge
acquired through training or work experience. Performs other duties as dictated by the nature of the
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks
performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The
omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein
if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Adheres to operational guidelines and procedures for the overall and day-to-day operation of the
recreation programs/facilities; ensures operations comply with established policies, procedures
and applicable regulatory standards.
Supervises assigned programs and ensures the safety and cleanliness of recreational equipment
and teaching materials are maintained; organizes and supervises various arts and crafts projects.
Confirms child attendance in after school programs; releases children to parents from programs,
e.g., after school, summer, spring, and winter programs.
Plans, organizes, and supervises various student activities and special projects; assists in the
planning and development of programs.
Facilitate participant participation in programs and events.
Coordinates and reviews tasks of Recreation Leader I; assists with various special events and
May perform field preparation duties in programs such as baseball, softball, volleyball, arts and
crafts, leisure activities and special events.
Performs light custodial duties, e.g., maintains recreation equipment, maintains cleanliness of
facilities, performs set up and break down duties for activities and special events.
Supervises children on playground, recreational facilities and in classroom/study activities.
Reports any repair or maintenance issues to the appropriate management, e.g. leaks, damaged
equipment or facilities, dangerous hazards.
Contacts public/parents with program information and updates; drafts various reports and
Operates various program equipment and machinery, e.g., karaoke machine, DVD player, screen
projector, audio equipment and microphones.
Performs related duties as directed.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED; supplemented by one (2) years’ experience as a Recreation Leader
within a similar recreational or educational environment; or an equivalent combination of education,
training, and experience.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS
Must possess and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, & AED Certifications
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License (if full-time employee)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Ability to plan, coordinate and deliver instructional training in recreation programs.
- Ability to effectively coordinate and lead a staff comprised of entry level employees engaged
in carrying out departmental functions.
- Knowledge of current principles and practices of child safety and instruction work.
- Skill in safe First Aid and CPR methods, procedures and practices.
- Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
- Ability to clearly communicate information both verbally and in writing.
- Skill in the principles and techniques of customer relations skills; ability to deal diplomatically
with individuals; ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
- Ability to analytically observe, and objectively and clearly report routine and non-routine,
emergency and non-emergency activities.
- Ability to operate basic office equipment.
- Ability to access, operate and maintain various software applications.
- Ability to operate various program equipment and machinery, e.g., karaoke machine, DVD
player, screen projector, audio equipment and microphones.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental staff,
supervisors and the general public.
- While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to
stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance,
stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- While performing the essential functions of this position there is potential for exposure to
fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic substances, outside weather conditions, excessive
noise, and dampness/humidity.