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City of Torrance
Class Code: 0018

Class Designation: Non-Civil Service/At-Will (Part-time)

November 1986

Representation Unit: Torrance Recurrent Recreational
Employees Organization


Recreation Leader

Position Summary

Under supervision, assists in planning and organizing recreation activities, leads recreation activities, performs support services, and does related work as required.

Organizational Relationships

The Recreation Leader reports directly to a full-time Recreation Professional. Differs from Senior Recreation Leader in that the incumbent is not responsible for the overall operation of a program. Differs from Recreation Assistant in that the incumbent may be assigned to lead recreation activities independently.

Representative Job Duties

  • Leads recreation activities and encourages participants' interest in arts, games, sports, crafts, story telling and special events.
  • Inspects facility and equipment to identify and report needed repairs for the safety of participants.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Takes attendance of participants at recreation activities.
  • Keeps score at games under the adult sports program.
  • Officiates or coaches youth sports, leagues and tournaments.
  • Sets up facility and materials for recreation activities and special events such as senior citizen programs and Fourth of July picnic.
  • Prepares meals for senior citizen luncheon program.
  • Takes activity reservations, collects fees, and issues receipts.
  • Operates audio-visual equipment.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Knowledge of
  • Basic recreation activities and their rules.
  • Telephone etiquette.
  • Basic arithmetic calculations.
  • Ability to
  • Lead and direct recreation activities.
  • Follow written and oral instructions.
  • Perform basic arithmetic calculations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and with other personnel.
  • Learn and comply with departmental policies and procedures, i.e., health and safety rules.
  • Operate audio visual equipment.
  • Experience

    None required.


    No specific minimum.