Recreation Leader II (Railroad Engineer)

Introduction

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.

To learn more about working for the City of Scottsdale and meet a few of our employees, click here.

About The Position

The Recreation Leader II supervises, plans, and conducts recreation activities at a recreation site, facility, or specialty area in Community Services.

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

  • A minimum ofsix months work experience in a recreation related field and/orsix 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

  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Arizona driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.
  • 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:

  • Operates and maintains steam and/or gas powered 5/12 scale locomotives as well as smaller scale gas powered locomotives.
  • Monitors steam and air plumbing for potential problems.
  • Assists with mechanical duties such as keeping locomotives oiled and greased and performs minor repair of related equipment as needed. Assists in the general operation of the Paradise and Pacific and Arboretum railroads; operates the locomotives; and provides public information.
  • Writes reports on train operations, time schedules, passengers transported and rail problems.
  • Follows steam-up and shutdown procedures of steam engines.

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.

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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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