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City of Torrance
Class Code: 9023

Class Designation: Civil Service

December 2000

Representation Unit: Torrance Professional Park &
Recreation Employees Organization


Recreation Supervisor


Under supervision (tasks and work assignment), plans, organizes and conducts recreation programs and does related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Distinguished from Senior Recreation Supervisor in that the incumbent is not accountable for the total operation of a section within a division including budget preparation and implementation; does not have direct accountability for the assessment of community program needs; does not supervise other full time personnel. Distinguished from seasonal recurrents in that the incumbent is not a paraprofessional part time employee.

Examples Of Duties

  • Conducts recreation programs and supervises part time employees involved in such programs;
  • engages in direct contact with program participants and the general public;
  • trains recurrent personnel and evaluates staff performance;
  • enforces safety standards;
  • schedules recreation activities at appropriate facilities; initiates program publicity;
  • makes recommendations to supervisors regarding community needs;
  • conducts studies and writes reports; makes budget recommendations and assists in budget implementation;
  • recommends the purchase of necessary equipment and supplies.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge of
  • Theories and principles of supervised recreation activities;
  • Methods and means of identifying recreation resources and neighborhood interests;
  • Recreational and leisure time activities for all age groups;
  • Training, counseling and selection methods;
  • First aid.
  • Ability to
  • Organize and conduct recreational activities for groups and individuals;
  • Train and supervise part time employees and volunteers;
  • Render first aid;
  • Keep records;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and with other City personnel.
  • License Required

    A valid California Motor Vehicle Operators Class 3 License.




    Graduation from college with a degree in Recreation, or related field, or completion of required coursework within a recreation related specially, or specific and substantial full-time experience which prepares one to function in this position may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Related part-time experience will be credited in proportion to the average amount of time worked per year.