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Recreation Leader I/II

Company: City of San Clemente
Location: San Clemente
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


Note: This position is a non benefited hourly part time position. Also, it is not budgeted to provide for City CalPERS contributions. Candidates who are current or former CalPERS participants with money still on deposit will not be considered.

NOTE: Positions in this category need to be filled as soon as they become vacant. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and qualifying candidates will be interviewed and considered for employment on a "first come-first served" basis. Candidates interested in these positions are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

THE CITY: San Clemente, incorporated in 1928, is a general law city operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The city is a popular southern Orange County beach community which enjoys a year-round moderate climate averaging 70 degrees and is centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city is 18.45 square miles in area and has a current population of approximately 65,500. The City has approximately 186 full-time employees.

POSITION:The beautiful Southern California coastal City of San Clemente is seeking individuals to serve as Recreation Leaders for various programs within the City's Beaches, Parks, and Recreation Department. Recreation Leaders perform a variety of tasks in support of recreation and leisure service programs, and promote community involvement in recreational programs. The City is seeking individuals to work with a variety of after school sports programs as well as adult sports, lunch time programs, facility rentals, and special events.

NOTE: Positions will be filled at the Recreation Leader I level.Promotion toRecreation Leader II may be possible as positions at that level become available.

Recreation Leader I: $14.29

Recreation Leader II:$14.64 - $16.14

The work schedule will be somewhat flexible, with hours ranging between 5 to 18.75 hours per week. Hourly part time employees are limited to working no more than 960 hours per fiscal year, and are provided hours as-needed by the Department.

Minimum Qualifications & The Ideal Candidate


The ideal candidate will have the equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, with some experience in recreational programs and activities. The ideal candidate will know general recreation practices and principles and basic first aid and CPR is preferred. Spanish speaking may be desired. The ideal candidate will possess techniques related to youth and adult sports, after-school and nutrition programs, recreation activities, banquet/classroom set ups and City-wide special events. The candidate should be able to maintain records and work independently in the absence of supervision.


Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid, appropriate California driver's license.

Examples of Duties


  • Assist staff in implementing various recreational activities, including but not limited to sports leagues, children and adult programs, and citywide special events.
  • Provide customer service; answer phones; collect fees for various activities; operate the cash register and provide receipts; balance and reconcile cash drawer.
  • Lead games and crafts; supervise children; enforce safety rules and guidelines.
  • Monitor activities within the recreational facility; provide information to the public on recreational activities; maintain records on activities.
  • Assist in creating displays and advertisements for events.
  • Respond to and resolve parent, school or community concerns and issues; interact with customers during special events and activities; direct to higher level staff, as necessary.
  • Assist in the general cleaning and upkeep of facilities.
  • Assists in planning and conducting community events, general programs, and facility rentals; sets up and takes down tables, chairs, and equipment for classes, activities, events, and meetings.
  • Provide basic facility maintenance.
  • Receive and process payments; input data into the computer; operate the cash register; compute change and issue receipts.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Supplemental Information


Environmental Conditions:

Indoor and outdoor recreational facilities; exposure to noise, dust, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions.

Physical Conditions:

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for moderate or light lifting; bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling; walking for prolonged periods of time; standing for prolonged periods of time; operating motorized equipment and vehicles.

Applications must be submitted via the City's web site at All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral exams to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience.

Prior to employment, the prospective candidate must successfully complete a background review, medical examination, including drug screen, and be fingerprinted, all at City expense. If selected, written identification showing entitlement to legally work in the United.


Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or age.

In accordance with the ADA, candidates that require accommodation to perform the tasks of this position should contact Human Resources to inform them of the accommodation requested.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice.

Keywords: City of San Clemente, San Clemente , Recreation Leader I/II, Other , San Clemente, California

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