City of Tampa

Recreation Leader II (#001152) 018

$18.53-$26.36 Hourly / $3,211.87-$4,569.07 Monthly / $38,542.40-$54,828.80 Yearly


This is responsible recreation work.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

Employees in this class are responsible for performing activities of average difficulty at an assigned recreation center, community center, playground, or preschool. Generally, employees perform assigned tasks independently and are responsible for a playground area, pre-school or recreation center facility. Under general supervision, employees perform tasks which include teaching, instructing, overseeing, officiating, or participating in a variety of recreational activities for all age groups and backgrounds. Employees are required to exercise some initiative and independent judgement in planning, organizing and conducting activities. Some positions in this class might require work during evening hours or weekends. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Plans, promotes and conducts recreational activities; teaches and oversees games and sports activities; organizes sports, social activities and special events; assists participants in use of computer labs; schedules center and playground activities; counsels participants; oversees and teaches persons of all ages; may be required to transport participants in department vehicle or travel between sites.

Plans preschool programs and projects; teaches reading readiness, math concepts and personal hygiene; purchases snacks and supplies for participants; counsels parents, when necessary, on such subjects as nutrition and proper diet; attends recreational events/programs in order to assist participants.

Maintains discipline at assigned area and confers with parents regarding severe discipline problems; teaches fair play and sportsmanship; administers first aid; promotes safety; maintains athletic equipment; performs field maintenance as necessary; maintains inventory of supplies; submits requisitions for needed repairs and supplies; maintains parent/participant conference forms.

Receives monies from class participants; writes receipts for supplies and equipment; restocks supplies; oversees operation and maintenance of assigned area as required.

Attends and conducts sessions at meetings, workshops and training clinics; coordinates special programs, events, and travel arrangements; coordinates programs and activities with coworkers and supervisor; promotes good public relations with community.

Maintains accurate records; verifies purchase orders and requisitions and maintains records of transactions; prepares and submits periodic reports; performs clerical work such as typing or filing; orders supplies, equipment, etc.

Operates audiovisual equipment such as tape players, film and slide projectors for recreational shows and productions.

Inspects recreational facilities, apparatus, and equipment to ensure safety and cleanliness; enforces proper safety practices and occupational safety rules and regulations to prevent hazardous conditions and protect employees and the public from harm; oversees operation of assigned area in absence of higher level workers; ensures security of building when leaving area.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Some knowledge of: techniques relating to a wide variety of recreation activities; basic record keeping; instructional techniques.

Ability to: provide leadership in coordinating and conducting recreational activities; provide instruction to participants engaged in group games and sports; counsel and advise participants; stimulate public participation and support for recreational activities; maintain records and compile reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, civic groups, and the general public; perform activities requiring light to moderate physical exertion; operate a light motor vehicle if required.

Skill in: administering first aid and CPR; care and maintenance of recreational equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school and completion of one (1) year of college and one (1) year of experience in organized recreational programs, preferably in an instructional capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida class E driver’s license.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 001152; EST: 8/12/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;