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Recreation Leader I (#RECLD1GENE) GENE
$10.64-$16.89 Hourly / $1,844.27-$2,927.60 Monthly / $22,131.20-$35,131.20 Yearly


Performs recreational program duties at a community center, park or playground.  


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and
Possession of a First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification with Practical Application; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Some knowledge of recreational programs, individual and team sports including rules strategy and equipment use.
  • Some knowledge of sports safety requirements.
  • Ability to work with others.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to operate and maintain recreational facilities and equipment.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate and adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. 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. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Conducts recreational programs to include individual and team activities, indoor and outdoor games and special programs.
  • Teaches fair play, sportsmanship and maintains and enforces discipline and all established policies and procedures.
  • Coaches and officiates team sports.
  • Checks for safety and preventive maintenance of grounds and facilities.
  • Prepares and maintains recreational programs records and reports.
  • Administers CPR and First Aid as needed.
  • Issues recreational equipment and supplies.
  • Submits equipment requisitions.
  • May be required to work nonstandard duty hours.
  • Assists in the implementation of recreational programs and coordination of social events.
  • Performs other related duties as required. 


 Appointing Authority may require CPR Certification that may be provided by the department.


CLASS: RECLD1GENE; EST: 12/28/1998; REV: 4/14/2014;