Recreation Leader II


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 II supervise, plan, organize, and conduct a variety of recreation activities such as arts and crafts, games, and sport activities for youths and adults at schools, neighborhood parks, and community centers. Some Recreation Leaders II transport program participants in a City van. Work schedules vary depending on the needs of the park, school, or community center, and 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.ÂPlease note: These assignments are part-time and do not have benefitsPart-time positions are unclassified, at-will and serve at the discretion of City.

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

The starting rate of pay for new employees is $13.71 per hour.

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. Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and have flexible schedules will be invited to interview.

Click hereÂfor information about park locations and the programs offered.
ÂSelection Process:ÂApplicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include an interview. 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
  • A minimum of 6 months work experience in a recreation related field and/or 6 months of paid customer service experience. College coursework in recreation or related field from an accredited institution may be substituted for some recreation experience.
Licensing, Certifications, and Other Requirements
  • A valid driver license with no major driving citations within the past 39 monthsÂmay beÂrequired.
  • Must follow Departmental dress and appearance standards related to clothing style, displaying tattoos, pierced body parts, hair color, and style.
  • Successfully complete driving training, first aid, and safety classes.
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:
  • Plans, organizes, and conducts: special events, games, sport activities, and arts and crafts for children of all ages and adults at a recreation facility, Neighborhood Park, or school facility.
  • Communicates effectively in person and on the telephone with park patrons or program participants. Performs on-site participant registration for recreational activities.
  • Oversees nightly/daily room set-up/usage by reservation groups.
  • Maintains discipline, order, and crowd control at activity site.
  • Prepares and distributes flyers, posters, and other advertisement for area programs.
  • Functionally supervises and observes one (1) or more staff members (volunteers, paid staff, community service workers) in all park areas and facilities.
  • Responsible for observation of park patrons and program participants.

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.
  • Move objects up to 50 pounds a long distance (greater than 20 ft.), such as setting up tables, sound and lighting equipment, booth frames, and lifting trash bags.
  • For some assignments, be able to lift up to 50 pounds, bend, stoop, stand for long periods of time, and scoop ice cream requiring repetitive arm/hand movement.
  • Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.
  • Visual and muscular dexterity to enter data or information into a terminal, personal computer, or other keyboard device.
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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:ÂIt 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.

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