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City of Torrance
Class Code: 0022

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

November 1986

Representation Unit: Torrance Recurrent Recreational
Employees Organization


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.


    No specific minimum.