Recreation Leader III - Sports

Job Title: Recreation Leader III - Sports

Salary range: $17.06– 23.33 Hourly

Department: Recreation

Hours: Part-Time

Job Description:

The mission of the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District is to provide the people of the Livermore area with outstanding recreation programs and a system of parks, trails, recreation areas and facilities that promote enjoyment, lifelong learning and healthy active lifestyles.

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Tentative Start Date: To be determined
Schedule: Must be able to work week days, evening, and weekends.

Program Information

Recreation Leader III will be the lead staff person at tournaments, games, events, classes and programs. Interacts with clients, staff and outside agencies. Uses mature judgement and resolves conflict. Determines problems and facilitates solutions. Performs assigned tasks with minimal supervision. Operates as "person in charge" of facility or activity. Provides leadership and direction to subordinate staff. Works flexible hours, must be available nights and weekends.

Application Procedure

Please submit a District application and resume by logging into the online application portal. Applicants who do not submit all required documents may not be considered.

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Selection Process

Based upon all submitted materials, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to proceed in the recruitment process.

Position Information

Under general supervision, performs support work related to recreational programs, events, and activities; provides instruction and conducts classes/activities for program participants under the guidance and direction of higher-level staff; prepares buildings, fields, and facilities for scheduled activities or events; and provides routine administrative support. May assist with the development, promotion, and implementation of programs which meet the needs of a diverse community; ensures program facilities are properly maintained; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the advanced journey-level and lead class in the Recreation Leader series responsible for leading and directing the activities of subordinate staff within an assigned program area, but may also be assigned to perform difficult and complex support work within a program area. Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative.This classification is distinguished from Recreation Coordinator in that the latter is responsible for all operational activities within an assigned program area, including serving in an ongoing lead capacity over program staff.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  1. Assists in the development, promotion, and implementation of a diversified recreation program for all ages in accordance with community needs; evaluates program effectiveness; and recommends changes.
  2. Assists in the activities of staff and volunteers; may plan, assign, train, direct, and monitor staff duties.
  3. Opens and secures program areas before and after program use; prepares program areas for scheduled recreational activities and events.
  4. Leads the operation of recreation/sports camps or other large programs.
  5. Provides instruction and conducts classes/activities for program participants.
  6. Receives and responds to questions and concerns from patrons; identifies issues and resolves problems or refers to supervisor as appropriate.
  7. Directs and leads the work of lower level staff assisting in a particular program area or special event.
  8. Assists in fee collection and accounting activities; reviews records and files to ensure proper accounting and documentation consistent with District policies and procedures.
  9. Inspects and maintains program equipment; ensures that maintenance and repair needs are addressed.
  10. Performs routine administrative duties such as phone and counter reception and registration processing.
  11. Assists with District special events as needed.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Environmental Elements

Incumbents work in both indoor and outdoor environments with moderate to loud noise levels. May work in controlled temperature conditions, cold and hot temperatures, or inclement weather conditions. Incumbents will interact with individuals in interpreting and enforcing rules, policies, and procedures.

Working Conditions

Incumbents may be assigned an irregular work schedule, including weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays.

Physical Demands

Must possess: mobility to perform medium physical work; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and to operate a vehicle to transport materials and equipment to various sites and offices; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The classification supports indoor and outdoor recreation programs requiring frequent walking, running, conducting exercises, and related physical activities. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, calculator, or tools and equipment used in assigned program area. Program activities may require sitting, standing, walking on level and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping, and making repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; the need to lift, carry, and push tools, equipment, and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds, or higher weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment.


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required; some college level coursework is desired;
  • Two years of relevant part-time recreation program experience, or related work experience.
  • Any combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of leadership.
  • Organization and operation of the assigned program area and related facilities.
  • Proper care and use of recreation equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Methods and techniques of planning, evaluating, and implementing recreation programs.
  • Principles and techniques for fostering effective work groups.
  • Cash management, accounting, and record-keeping techniques.
  • Principles and practices for providing high level of customer service.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.

Ability to:

  • Lead lower-level staff and volunteers, including training, work planning, organizing, scheduling, and coordinating.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply all relevant laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Make basic mathematic calculations with speed and accuracy; count money and make change.
  • Maintain accurate financial records and work within authorized budgeted resources.
  • Maintain facilities and equipment in a clean, safe, and secure manner.
  • Independently organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments.
  • Demonstrate strong customer service skills and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • At time of appointment, California Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record maintained throughout employment.
  • Completion of American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED training within six months of hire and maintain certification throughout employment.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation throughout the selection process. Request for reasonable accommodation during the selection process may be made by contacting the Human Resources Office prior to the final filing date.

LARPD is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization.