City of Manhattan Beach: Senior Recreation Leader, Exam No. 10-031

The Parks Recreation Department is seeking a part-time Senior Recreation Leader to supervise the evening and weekend staff for the City facilities. The position monitors staff and facility reservations at any of the City facilities, provides customer service while out in the field, and submit report to supervisor. The Senior Recreation Leader will rotate working either the evening shift or weekend shift with other Parks and Recreation staff. The position performs related work as required.

JOB FUNCTIONS: The listed tasks are essential for this job and may include, but are not limited to the following: Plan, organize, implement, market, and evaluate a variety of recreation and cultural activities and/or classes; prepare oral and written reports; monitor and maintain accurate schedules; assist with the development and implementation of Parks and Recreation Department policies; develop and monitor recreation activities budget; on site monitoring and inspection of scheduled facility reservations and/or classes at City community centers, parks, play areas, tennis courts, athletic fields and other recreation facilities; report and recommend facility and park maintenance issues; recruit, train, supervise and evaluate assigned staff; supervise and monitor program registration and reservation services; schedule assigned staff and programs; attend department training and staff meetings; order supplies and materials for program activities; monitor and maintain a clean and safe work environment; display courteous and professional behavior toward the public and staff; and observe all City rules and regulations. May be required to work shifts, weekends, and holidays.

HOURS: Part-time positions will not work over 960 hours per fiscal year.

QUALIFICATIONS: Training and Experience: Must have the equivalent to an Associate degree in recreation and leisure services, human services, or a related field and two years experience in planning, organizing, and conducting recreation programs, including supervising, budgeting, report writing, marketing, and training – OR – four years of relevant experience including two years in a supervisory role may be substituted for the Associate degree- OR- two years as City of Manhattan Beach Recreation Leader I/II and one year supervisory experience.

License: Must have a valid California driver’s license at the time of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Requires knowledge in the principles and practices of event organization and program development; budgeting practices, and requirements to implement broad recreation and cultural activities; skill in instruction and training; operating specific department tools and equipment; and effective communication skills, both oral and written. Must have the ability to plan, organize, and implement recreation events; supervise assigned staff; prepare oral and written reports; lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; and work effectively with others. Proficiency in the use of personal computer software (Windows) is desirable.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently operate tools, controls, and equipment; sit, stand, walk, run; and occasionally climb, balance, and kneel. Will frequently work outdoors and may be exposed to variable weather conditions.

A City Application is required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM by mail or in person.  Facsimiles, photocopies, and electronic mail are not accepted.  If you need special assistance in the job application process, contact the Human Resources Analyst at (310) 802-5255. TDD: (310) 546-3501 (Hearing Impaired Only).

Applications will be reviewed and a select group of candidates whose background and experience best meet the requirements will be invited to an oral interview. Applications will be accepted until the needs of the department have been met.

City Application (MS Word)

Job Announcement (PDF)


Senior Recreation Leader (PDF)

The City of Manhattan Beach does not discriminate. NOTE: A drug test will be administered as part of the pre-employment medical exam. This position is not eligible to participate in any benefit programs of the City, except those mandated by federal or state law or the Public Employees Retirement System.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute a contract, express or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

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