Recreation Leader - Special Events & Programs

  • City of Auburn, AL
  • Auburn, Alabama
  • Oct 05, 2022
Temporary Parks and Recreation Tourism and Convention Services
  • Salary: $10.30 Hourly USD

Job Description

General Statement of Duties

Assists with programs or events within the Parks and Recreation Department; performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

The principal function of an employee in this class is to serve as the Parks and Recreation Department's representative during a program or event and to ensure compliance with all program guidelines and safety requirements. The work is performed under the supervision of a Recreation Supervisor or Recreation Leader II but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Parks and Recreation Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The principal duties of this class are performed in various recreational settings, including cultural arts, recreation, and therapeutic programs and events. Work is performed outdoors and occasionally in hot, cold or inclement weather.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Provides oversight to a Parks and Recreation program or event, including supervising activity participants, enforcing organizational guidelines and ensuring all appropriate safety standards;
  • Assists with recreation, cultural arts, rehabilitative or other related recreational programs or events to promote a professional presentation of such activities;
  • Promotes an environment of participation in which all interested citizens may participate in a scheduled program or event;
  • Provides guidance to individual recreation participants;
  • Performs demonstrations of assigned activities at programs or events and participates in games and other events;
  • Generate content, drafts, edits, and publishes publicity items for Parks and Recreation programs or events;
  • Documents any accident or incident or failure to adhere to set polices and informs Parks and Recreation administrative staff as necessary;

  • Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions;

  • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;
  • Attends meetings and training sessions as necessary to remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas;
  • The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department and City employees, members of community organizations and the public;
  • Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;
  • Sets up and breaks down programs or events, including assembling tables and chairs, stocking coolers, and stocking supplies;
  • Assist other divisions of the department with their events, programs, and projects as necessary;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of department and Recreation Center rules and regulations;
  • Knowledge of festival and/or event planning;
  • Knowledge of safety principles and procedures involved in recreational programs or events;
  • Skill in the use of modern office equipment;
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages;
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving;
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public;
  • Skill in oral and written communication;
  • Skill in organizing and planning work;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others;
  • Ability to coordinate a recreational program or event involving several participants.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Some experience in recreational programs or events; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications


Essential Physical Abilities

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform reporting and recording requirements;
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to participate in recreational activities and supervise assigned programs;
  • Ability to intermittently sit, stand, walk, or stoop.
  • Ability to occasionally lift light objects weighing less than 24 pounds.
  • Ability to occasionally lift heavy objects weighing 25 or more pounds.
  • Ability to climb ladders.

"This class specification is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this class specification at any time without notice."

Job Address

Auburn, Alabama United States View Map