Recreation Leader

Recreation Leader
Community Services Department

SALARY: $14.42 - $18.40 per hour. This is a part-time position to assist with the City’s programs and activities and will involve working variable hours (approximately 19 hours per week) including evenings, weekends and/or holidays.

FINAL FILING DATE: This position is Open Until Filled – APPLY IMMEDIATELY.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Under supervision, the Recreation Leader will promote, organize and provide personal leadership to a variety of recreation activities at an indoor and/or outdoor recreational facility.

  • Organize, plan and implement a diversified program including sports, crafts, active and passive games on a park or playground setting.
  • Requisition, issue, receive and oversee the use of equipment and materials.
  • Ensure safety precautions are observed during free play.
  • Care for and maintain equipment and facilities.
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of special events and services.
  • Assist with the implementation of the sports program.
  • Maintain effective communication and harmonious relationships with the public, participants and associates.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge of organizing and planning recreation activities.
  • Knowledge of modern recreational philosophies and practices as it relates to sports, special activities and play.
  • Enjoy working with people of all ages.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities.
  • Knowledge of facility management & procedure.
  • Flexible and can easily adapt to changes and work schedules.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationship with staff and other department representatives.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
  • One (1) year of increasingly responsible experience in providing recreation and leisure time services.
  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. College course work in the field of Recreation, Physical Education or related field is desired.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

  • Ability to work in a standard office environment requiring prolonged sitting, standing, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, crouching and stooping in the performance of daily activities. May require constant walking, standing (including on concrete or uneven ground), climbing and exercising full range of motion of the arms, hands, wrists and fingers.
  • Occasional pushing, pulling, dragging and lifting equipment and/or office items weighing 25 lbs.
  • Ability to hear and convey detailed or important instructions or information verbally and accurately.
  • Average visual acuity to prepare and read documents.
  • Ability to communicate with both the public and co-workers in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to travel to different sites and locations.
  • Ability to endure exposure to outdoor conditions and inclement weather.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provision contained herein may be changed without notice.

THE CITY OF STANTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, genetic status or any other legally protected status.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE: Applications obtained at The employment application can be filled out and submitted digitally by downloading our Employment Application and submitting along with resumes to: Human Resources, City of Stanton, 7800 Katella Ave, Stanton, CA 90680 or via e-mail to or references to a resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City application. Applications will be reviewed carefully, and only those who appear to have the best qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the process.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Personnel Department will make reasonable efforts in the application and selection process to accommodate persons with a qualified disability. Please advise the Personnel Department in writing in advance of the selection process, including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodations as well as documentation from a qualified authority of the requirements needed to participate in the selection process.

IMMIGRATION LAW: In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States is required prior to the employment start date.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Once an employment offer has been made, all candidates will participate in a confidential background investigation, have their fingerprints reviewed by the Department of Justice and be required to take a pre-employment medical exam which may include a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

ABOUT THE CITY: The City of Stanton, incorporated in 1956, is located in West Orange County and is adjacent to the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress and Garden Grove. The city has a land area of 3.1 square miles and a current population of approximately 39,000. The City of Stanton is a drug-free workplace and there is a no smoking policy within the City offices and vehicles.