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Recreation Leader I, Part Time (Continuous)

Company: City of Oakland, CA
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Position


Due to current events and the statewide shelter-in-place order, all exam dates and locations are tentative. Applicants will be notified as further information becomes available. Applicants should also check their email on a regular basis for updates.

Are you organized? Do you have the ability to lead others? Do you display strong positive role model behavior? Are you able to adapt to new and varied programming, activities and processes? Apply to be a Recreation Leader I. The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill part-time Recreation Leader I positions in Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development Centers for the summer. Working hours will vary from week to week. Recreation Leader I's coordinate cultural programs, special events, and field trips; issue and monitor the use of recreational equipment; perform general facility and equipment inspections and routine maintenance. Recreation Leader I's are primarily responsible for providing customer service, working collaboratively with colleagues, displaying role model proper behavior, conducting light cleaning as needed, maintaining supplies and equipment, preparing snacks, coaching sports teams, and training junior counselors. Additional duties may vary by recreation center.

Under supervision in Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development, Recreation Leader I's use a full range of technical skills to conduct and provide leadership for recreational programs in a community based setting; provide recreational equipment to patrons; and perform related duties as assigned. Recreation Leader I is distinguished from the higher level Recreation Leader II classification in that the latter is responsible for on-site programs and more complex recreational programs and provides direction to assigned City staff and volunteers.

This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Selective certification may apply for some positions that may require specific bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin.The hiring list established from this recruitment may be used to fill all vacancies (those that require bilingual skills as well as those that do not) in this classification.

Examples of Duties

  • Lead games and free-play, arts and craft activities.
  • Coach sport programs.
  • Admit patrons to recreation facilities, programs and events.
  • Oversee patron use of recreation equipment/facilities in compliance with City rules and regulations.
  • Inspect condition of equipment and supplies for safety standards and maintenance needs.
  • Schedule and coordinate leisure education programs and activities.
  • Coordinate special events, programs and field trips.
  • Complete forms and reports.
  • Design and distribute flyers to promote program activities.

Minimum Requirements for Application

Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable.


High school diploma or equivalent.


At least five-hundred (500) hours of part-time experience comparable to City of Oakland Recreation Aide, participating in a wide variety of recreation activities including sports, arts and crafts, and/or other organized activities.

Candidate must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older by June 1, 2021 to apply.

Additional Qualifications:Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin are highly desirable for certain positions.

License/Other Requirements:

Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties.

Candidates who receive conditional offers of employment will be required to submit fingerprints, undergo a criminal record clearance,have drug testing and atuberculosis (TB) screening.

Possession of a valid Basic First Aid certificate may be required.

Possession of a validCPR certificate may be required.


Knowledge of:

  • Techniques, rules and equipment used in a variety of recreational activities and games.
  • Oral and written communication skills; public contact skills.
  • Departmental rules, regulations and practices regarding health and safety procedures.
  • Safe work practices.

Ability to:

  • Conduct recreation activities.
  • Act responsibly; give clear instructions; provide coaching and facilitate the learning process.
  • Utilize first aid and safety principles and practices in accordance with departmental rules and standards.
  • Follow oral and written directions.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
  • Demonstrate an interest in working with people.

Supplemental Information

The Selection Process

All applications received will be forwarded to Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development for further consideration.

The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.

How to Apply

Submit a completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire prior to the closing time of the job announcement. Allow sufficient time to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oaklandca

The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also work stations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Work stations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Due to current events and the statewide shelter-in-place order, City facilities may be closed to the public.

Our on-line application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time Monday - Friday.

You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system.

The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer.

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