9D12
PAY RANGE: N17

 

RECREATION LEADER 2

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

 

This is supervisory and participatory recreation work directing a moderately sized staff, either administering a program of activities for the public and providing services and facilities for organized groups at an intermediate sized recreation center, or providing recreation programs in a secure detention center for youth awaiting adjudication or organizing and directing volunteers and residents in the provision of on-site and off-site recreation programs for assisted living residents. In a Recreation Center an employee in this class has controlling responsibility for the organization and implementation of programs at an intermediately sized recreation center and the gym facilities at a nearby school or schools. Employees in this class may be responsible for directing recreational activities and coordinating maintenance at more than one site either for the City's Recreation Department, or for another City agency.

In the Juvenile Justice Center an employee in this class develops, plans, and coordinates athletic, cultural and social recreation activities to meet the needs and interests of center residents. Responsibilities for recreation programs at the Assisted Living site involves scheduling, observing and encouraging staff members to be creative in initiating new programs, and supervising a group of specialists in aerobics, ceramics and music therapy programs for center residents. Promoting acceptance of programs, raising funds to support program needs and motivating sustained participation are significant aspects of the work. Duties require moderate physical effort and scheduled evening and weekend work. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-level recreation supervisor or administrative superior.

 

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must met for a position to be allocated to this class.)

 

         The position must perform the work in one of the above responsibility areas.

         The position must either administer recreation program of activities for the public at one of the City's intermediate sized recreation centers, or administer recreation programs in a secure detention center for youth awaiting adjudication, or organize and direct volunteers and residents in the provision of on-site and off-site recreation programs for assisted living residents.

 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY

RECREATION CENTER POSITIONS

Schedules, assigns and observes the activities of subordinate personnel conducting athletic and cultural programs; orients new staff to departmental policy and procedures; conducts staff meetings for center personnel; trains personnel in skills and group motivation; evaluates programs and personnel conducting programs; supervises the issuance, use, care and return of recreation supplies and equipment; prepares and maintains records of attendance, requisitions, deliveries and repairs; requisitions supplies; prepares periodic reports on the center's activities, accomplishments and special events; participates in instructing and leading groups in recreational activities; attends staff meetings with other departmental personnel; serves on committees for district and citywide events.

Establishes and maintains contact with community, civic, school, religious and social groups; keeps abreast of community interests and events; publicizes the programs for the center; speaks before community groups; prepares news releases covering activities and special events for local newspapers; advises and assists individuals and groups on the mechanics of community recreation programs; organizes and meets with councils serving as liaison between the community and the recreation center; confers with local school officials in using gym facilities for recreation programs.

Assigns summer employees special tasks on a daily basis. Inspects playground and building areas to determine if additional maintenance work is necessary; inspects for conformance to cleanliness and safety standards; develops, plans and coordinates a program of athletic, cultural and social recreation activities to meet the needs and interests of the community and various age groups; plans and directs special events at the center such as sports tournaments, community parties, end of season demonstrations, outdoor competitions, shows and commemorations.

Performs related work a required.

 

ASSISTED LIVING SITE POSITIONS

 

Schedules, observes and encourages staff members to be creative in initiating new recreation programs; works with community groups to secure donated services and resources; develops recreational programs for residents who range in age from 30 years of age and over; coordinates an intergenerational program to recruit neighborhood school children to visit and work with the residents.

Supervises the issuance, use, care and return of recreational supplies and equipment; secures funds for new equipment via fund raising or other creative means; prepares and maintains records of resident attendance at recreational activities; prepares monthly and quarterly reports for the Board of Trustees, activity calendar, and the requisition and delivery of supplies.

Performs related work a required.

 

JUVENILE JUSTICE POSITIONS

 

Develops, plans, teaches, supervises and coordinates athletic, cultural and social recreation activities to meet the needs and interests of the center residents such as, dancing, ceramics, video games and arts and craft; schedules, assigns and observes the activities of subordinate recreation personnel conducting athletic and cultural programs; evaluates programs and subordinate personnel who conduct recreational programs.

Supervises the issuance, use, care and return of recreation supplies and equipment; prepares periodic reports on the centers activities, accomplishments and special events; interprets the objectives of the recreation program to participants and community groups; schedules events, registers participants, and posts notices to advertise recreational programs to center residents.

Performs related work a required.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

         the philosophy and objectives of organized recreation

         group leadership as applicable to a varied recreational program.

         the principles and methods of organization, program planning and scheduling and techniques of community group relations

         equipment and supplies required to conduct recreation activities

         athletic, cultural and social recreational activities

         the principles and practices of first aid and CPR

         the principles and practices of incontinent care and an understanding of the special needs of dementia patients as applied to the Assisted Living site responsibility.

         group dynamics

         objectives of organized group and individual recreation programs

         computer data entry and retrieval and computer record maintenance

         computer software packages applicable to the work assignment

 

ABILITY TO:

 

         plan, schedule, organize and direct a recreation program at an intermediate-sized recreation center using the gym facilities of a nearby school

         establish and maintain effective working relationships with the community and to interpret the objectives of and create enthusiasm for the program among associates, participants, center residents, subordinates and community groups

         exercise tact and judgment to maintain a good sportsmanship image among participants during recreational activities as applied to the Juvenile Justice Center specialty

         administer first aid and CPR

         supervise, orient and train subordinate recreation personnel and center residents

         lead and participate in several types of recreation program activities

         demonstrate flexibility

         plan, schedule, organize and coordinate recreational programs to meet the basic needs of a unique population based on the assignment

 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards that 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 2/09.)

 

EDUCATION:

 

Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university.

 

AND

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE:

Two years of municipal recreation program experience that has included one year of experience at the Recreation Leader 1 level.

 

NOTES:

 

  1. Employees in the classes of Assistant Recreation Leader, Recreation Leader Trainee and Recreation Leader 1 can equate experience for the above educational requirement.
  2. Documented experience as an Assistant Recreation Leader acting as the manager of a recreation center will be accepted as equivalent to experience at the Recreation Leader 1 level.

 

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

 

Class Established 5/56

Spec. Revision:  

CSC - 12/98

Ad Board - 1/99

Spec. Revision:
CSC 9/00
Ad. Board 12/00
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC 1/09
Ad. Board 2/09

Change in Pay Rate:

CSC 8/15

Ad. Board 8/15


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