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City of Torrance
Class Code: 0022

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

November 1986
(Revised)

Representation Unit: Torrance Recurrent Recreational
Employees Organization

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Senior Recreation Leader

Position Summary

Under supervision, plans, organizes, and directs recreation programs, and does related work as required.

Organizational Relationships

The Senior Recreation Leader reports directly to a full-time Recreation Professional. Differs from Recreation Specialist in that the incumbent is not responsible for planning and organizing community wide events and programs within a specialty area in the field of recreation. Differs from Recreation Leader in that the Recreation Leader is not responsible for the overall operation of a program.

Representative Job Duties

  • Monitors facility and equipment to ensure appropriate and safe utilization by participants and other personnel.
  • Completes a variety of reports and routine forms such as safety check, work requests, vandalism reports, participant attendance reports, telephone log sheets, program posters and parent permission forms.
  • Plans programs for an assigned park and prepares monthly and master calendars of activities.
  • Completes program registrations.
  • Collects and disseminates City and department information to the public.
  • Takes facility reservations and provides clerical support services such as completing purchasing and contract requests according to established procedures.
  • May assign duties to subordinate leaders.
  • May perform lower classification tasks of same assignment.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Knowledge of
  • A variety of recreation activities such as softball, arts and crafts, field trips, tournaments, and special events;
  • Techniques of planning and implementing recreation programs;
  • Telephone etiquette.
  • Basic first aid procedures.
  • Ability to
  • Follow written and oral instructions;
  • Perform basic arithmetic calculations;
  • Plan, lead and direct recreation activities;
  • Implement department's philosophy of recreation;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and with other personnel.
  • Experience

    Six months of part-time experience in recreation or demonstrated job performance in a specialty area (i.e. fine or performing arts, sports, park and playground activities, preschool activities, therapeutic recreation, senior citizens or public information.

    Education

    No specific minimum.