Recreation Leader I


Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.

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About The Position

Recreation Leaders I assist with a variety of recreation programs such as arts and crafts, drama and acting, dance, music, games and other activities. Work schedules typically require some evenings, weekends and holidays.

Multiple assignments will be filled at recreation facilities throughout the City. Assignments are part time and may be temporary or on-going, depending on the assignment.

Recreation Leader I is an entry-level job classification. The starting rate of pay for new employees is $10.00 per hour.

Interviews will be conducted periodically throughout the recruitment period based on the needs of the City.

To apply, please complete the City's on-line application and supplemental questionnaire. Interviews will be conducted periodically throughout the recruitment period based on the needs of the City.

For information about park locations and the programs offered,click here.

Selection Process: Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview and an assessment exercise. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years
  • Motor Vehicle Department Records Check
  • Drug Screening

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Any combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work.

Licensing, Certifications, and Other Requirements:

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/section assignment. Essential Functions

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:

  • Assists a Recreation Leader II in planning and conducting recreational activities and organizing games for children of all ages and adults at a recreation facility; conducts parties for children, and may operate a scale sized railroad and carousel including taking tickets and giving a safety speech to riders.
  • Enforces and explains policies and procedures to park patrons in all areas of the park; handles complaints; observes patrons in the parks including the building facility; observes patron/program participants' behavior and safety hazards of the grounds/facility. Monitors sites, picking up paper and trash.
  • Completes written reports; maintains accurate written records of accidents and other incidents that occur on the park grounds or in the Recreation facilities; notifies supervisor of accidents and incidents. Keeps accurate recording of time worked.
  • Performs routine clerical functions such as delivering flyers and answering phones or general office work.
  • Puts out bases for ball field reservations, and turns on and off lights. Sets up apparatus and other equipment and issues supplies. Sets up and breaks down classrooms for classes, meetings, and reservation groups.
  • Participates in planning, conducting, and evaluating: events, projects, and programs.
  • Roves/maintains security & safety of facilities throughout the shift. General park Maintenance responsibilities including picking up litter and manually lifting and emptying trash liners.
  • May be required to perform cashier duties during their scheduled shift. During this time responsibilities will include: greeting customers, answering the phone, handling customer inquiries, accepting payment of fees, handling cash according to City policy and procedures, issuing passes, and completing all necessary reporting and record keeping documentation.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical agility to conduct various recreation activities.
  • Lifts, carries, and sets up: tables, chairs, sound and lighting equipment, craft and art materials, recreation equipment, and other equipment (weighing 20-50 pounds).
  • Accesses paved, gravel, or turf park areas.
  • Seldom sedentary and includes walking or moving continuous periods of time. Work sometimes involves climbing elevations; requires moderate muscular exertion and lifting.
  • Physically move around in all areas of the park over rough, uneven terrain.
  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

Meet Some of City of Scottsdale, AZ's Employees

Ron S.

Maintenance Worker III

Working hand-in-hand with the Recreation Department, Ron and his Maintenance Team care for the city’s parks, preparing for events and maintaining the beauty that Scottsdale is renowned for.

Luis G.

Sr. IT Technician

Luis supports the entire city staff with technical issue resolution across hardware and software, including the data center, and maintains the network infrastructure for the city.

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