Custody Recreation Supervisor (#RP0705)
$24.40-$29.66 Hourly / $4,229.31-$5,140.76 Monthly / $50,751.82-$61,689.16 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs supervisory and program development duties in the Inmate Recreation Program of the Sheriff's Department; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this single position class is responsible for developing and supervising recreation programs for inmates in the County's adult custody facilities. Direction and supervision is provided by the Inmate Program Coordinator.


  • Plans, develops, implements, and supervises a variety of recreation activities and programs for inmates in the County's custody facilities.
  • Reviews, evaluates and approves proposed programs and objectives; analyzes existing programs in relation to inmate needs and State requirements.
  • Plans, and supervises non-competitive and competitive recreation activities for inmates; instructs inmates in all phases of recreational activities provided by the custody facility.
  • Maintains security of participants as well as the facility and equipment; enforces safety procedures; may administer first aid as required.
  • Acts as liaison between the Sheriff's Department, volunteers, and the general public regarding the Custody Recreation Program; recruits and supervises volunteers, interns, and others working in the Custody Recreation Program.
  • Prepares and administers the budget for the Custody Recreation Program.
  • Maintains financial, personnel, and other program records and reports; prepares correspondence.


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation, physical education, social science, or a closely related field.

Experience: One-year experience leading a variety of recreational, or educational athletic activities.

Substitution: Additional-qualifying experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis for up to two years.

License: Possession of a valid California Drivers' license.


Basic principles of recreation leadership; rules and equipment utilized in recreation programs and activities; safety practices and procedures; basic first aid; public relations techniques; record keeping; language mechanics.


Evaluate and develop recreation programs; instruct and direct a variety of recreation activities; ensure safety and security of participants and equipment; maintain records and reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RP0705; EST: 8/8/1990;