CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
ASSISTANT RECREATION LEADER
This is participatory recreation work teaching and leading cultural or athletic activities at a recreation facility. The employee performs recreational services for participants at centers, playgrounds, gym facilities of nearby schools, and in park areas. Work includes issuing equipment and supplies and supervising games and sports. Work differs from the higher level classes by the absence of supervision over departmental personnel and lesser responsibility for program administration.
Duties require evening and week-end work. Work is performed under the supervision of a higher level recreation leader.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be approved for this class.)
- positions must teach and lead cultural or athletic activities at a recreation facility.
- positions must be located in the Department of Recreation or Fairmount Park.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Under the supervision of a higher level recreation leader or district manager, organizes, coaches, leads, and instructs groups in athletic activities such as football, basketball, softball,
and soccer; and in cultural activities such as arts and crafts, drama and dance; conducts sport
- Supervises gymnasium and outdoor activities; participates in special events.
- Supervises game room activities and organizes tournaments; teaches new games and rules; maintains discipline.
- Issues supplies, equipment, and facility permits; prepares incident reports, registration forms, work order requests, and other types of paperwork.
- Attends staff and community meetings; serves on committees for district and city-wide recreation events; inspects playground and buildings to supervise the proper use and care of equipment and facilities; performs limited caretaker work and minor maintenance and repairs such as mopping and sweeping floors, changing light bulbs, and re-marking fields.
- May assign work to summer employees and volunteers.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the philosophy and objectives of organized recreation.
- group leadership as applied to recreational programs.
- equipment and supplies required to conduct recreation activities.
- the principles and practices of first aid.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with participants, associates and community members.
- administer first aid.
- organize, teach and lead people of any age group in a variety of recreational and cultural activities after completion of a departmental training course.
- exercise tact and judgement in maintaining good sportsmanship of participants in recreational activities.
- learn departmental rules and regulations pertaining to recreational techniques and methods.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 5/1995.)
- Completion of one year at an accredited college or university.
- Three months of full-time paid experience leading participants in recreation sports leagues or other organized recreational or cultural activities.
Or any other combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department that has included the education described above.
NOTE: Completion of an additional year of education as described above may be substituted for the experience requirement.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
PAY RANGE: 8
Class Established: 1/1953
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC - 1/1995 ; Ad Board - 5/1995
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 9D07