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Recreation Services Leader I

Interviews for this position will take place on March 26th & 27th. Please plan accordingly. 
Call the Human Resources Department with questions at (714) 744-7259.

These positions are Seasonal/Part-Time, Non-Benefited.
Candidates must be available to work a varied schedule to meet program needs,
including weekdays, weekends, and holidays as needed.

**It is mandatory to work the City's 3rd of July Celebration on July 3, 2021.**

The City of Orange is currently programming for summer 2021 to include modified in-person aquatic and day camp activities. All programs will adhere to California Department of Public Health guidelines to maintain a safe environment for all staff and patrons. Please note that programming is subject to change or cancel, and employment/hours are not guaranteed.

Under direct or general supervision, oversees recreation activities in connection with a specific recreation services program or functional area in support of community, recreational, or park facilities; and performs related work as required.

Typical Qualifications
Knowledge of:
  • Safety principles and practices, including basic first aid and adult and/or child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) methods.
  • Basic safety precautions and procedures related to recreation program area(s) and facilities.
  • Standard office practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment, basic record keeping, arithmetic, and computer applications related to the work.
  • Safe work practices, including safe driving rules and practices.
  • Basic computer software related to work.
  • English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for effectively dealing with individuals of various ages, various socio-economic and ethnic groups, and effectively representing the City in contacts with the public.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors and City staff.
Ability to:
  • Learn to work independently while supervising facilities and user groups.
  • Learn, understand, and apply facility use policies and procedures.
  • Provide courteous assistance to facility patrons.
  • Lift and move tables and chairs and arranging facilities for community events and/or meetings.
  • Learn basic computer system operation to enter and retrieve data for class registration and facility reservations.
  • Remain flexible and adapt as job responsibilities change.
  • Handle medical emergencies and injuries in a calm and effective manner, including providing basic first aid and adult and/or child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Maintain facilities and equipment in a clean, safe, and secure manner.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs.
  • Make accurate arithmetic calculations.
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance.
  • Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience:
  • Equivalent to the completion of the tenth (10th) grade by June 14, 2021 is required, and must be at least 16 years of age by May 20, 2021; ability to provide a work permit, if required.
  • Experience in recreation leadership and programs is desirable.
Licenses and Certifications:
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Identification Card or Driver License by time of appointment.

Must obtain American Red Cross First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate for infant, child, and adult by June 14, 2021. Note: City will cover the cost of these required certificates upon contingent job offer (for courses taken through the City of Orange).