City of San Diego
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Recreation Leader I - T10975-201608
at City of San Diego
- JOB INFORMATION
- Recreation Leader I positions plan, organize, and teach recreation classes; plan and organize special activities/events; prepare publicity; distribute and maintain equipment; maintain discipline; enforce regulations; open and close recreation centers and related facilities; ensure the safety of recreation center patrons; administer first aid; supervise the use and ensure the security of the facility; provide information to the public; register participants in classes; maintain records; assist in the preparation of reports; perform general maintenance work; collect fees; process program registration; and perform other duties as assigned.
- Recreation Leader I positions are available on a part-time and/or limited, hourly basis and may average up to 19 hours per week, primarily during afternoon, evening, and weekend hours. During holidays, school breaks and summer, hours are generally increased.
- Recreation Leader I positions may be utilized at recreation centers and teen centers. Most positions require that you be available to work between 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. during weekdays and between 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends.
- Recreation Leader I positions may require bilingual skills for which they may receive additional pay.
- In accordance with California Public Resources Code section 5163, all persons holding Recreation Leader I positions must get tested for tuberculosis (TB) when hired and every four years thereafter as a condition of continued employment.
- MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.
AGE: 16 years of age or older.
- Applicants less than age 18 must obtain a work permit prior to starting work.
- Work permits may be obtained through the school system.
- Applicants who are age 17 and are high school graduates, or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) or General Education Development (GED) examination, are not required to have a work permit; however, they must submit a copy of their high school diploma, CHSPE or GED results with their application.
- 900 hours of recreation leadership experience.
- 15 semester/22.5 quarter units of college-level course work in recreation management, tourism and hospitality, child and family studies, physical education, and/or a related field.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience as specified above. One semester unit = 60 hours of work experience. One quarter unit = 40 hours of work experience.
- Recreation leadership refers to planning, organizing, teaching and/or leading typical recreation center or school activities such as arts and crafts, games, sports, day camps, tiny tots, dance and music. This does NOT include babysitting, working as a personal fitness trainer, weight training, bowling, golf instructor, etc.
- Qualifying physical education courses MUST consist of participation in typical recreation center sports (e.g., football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, softball). Physical education "theory" courses will only be accepted if they are part of a completed Bachelor's or other college degree in Physical Education.
- Participation in organized team sports is qualifying, but hours of participation MUST be confirmed and documented by the coach of the team or athletic director where you participated. Organized team sports refer to those typically played at a recreation center (e.g., football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, softball). NOTE: Qualifying organized team sports participation MUST be at or above the high school level.
- Volunteer hours are qualifying, but MUST be confirmed and documented by the agency where you acted as a volunteer.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION):
- Proof of degree/transcripts showing completion of the required course work, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
- Proof of documented organized team sports participation hours, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
- Proof of documented volunteer hours, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
- SCREENING PROCESS
Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next six months (180 days). For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.
- SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following: Confirmation of citizenship/legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check. The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Applicants must notify the Personnel Department of any changes in their name, address (home, email), or phone number or they may miss employment opportunities.
Rev. 2 - March 8, 2019 (Job Information Note Added)