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City of Torrance
Class Code: 9026

Class Designation: Civil Service

December 2000

Representation Unit: Torrance Professional Park &
Recreation Employees Organization


Senior Recreation Supervisor


Under program supervision plans, organizes, and supervises a section of the Park and Recreation Department; supervises full time professional personnel; and does related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Distinguished from Recreation Programs Administrator in that an incumbent is not accountable for the operation of an entire departmental division; distinguished from Recreation Supervisor in that the incumbent does not have regular direct contact with program participants and the general public; does not regularly conduct recreation activities; does not supervise only recurrent personnel.

Examples Of Duties

  • Supervises recreation programs in a section of the Park and Recreation Department;
  • trains full time and recurrent personnel and evaluates their performance; assists in preparation and administration of budget;
  • schedules recreation activities and personnel; orders the purchase of necessary equipment and supplies; accountable for section's safety program;
  • conducts studies and writes reports regarding recreation and leisure time programs.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge of
  • Theories and principles of supervised recreation activities;
  • Theories and methods of supervising community recreation programs and recreation personnel;
  • Types of facilities, materials and equipment needed for various recreational activities;
  • Affirmative action, employee relations, industrial safety, employee counseling and training techniques;
  • Methods and means of identifying community resources and neighborhood interests;
  • Program budgeting.
  • Ability to
  • Plan, organize and supervise community recreation programs;
  • Evaluate employee performance;
  • Train, counsel and supervise personnel working with community groups;
  • Administer safety programs;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and with other personnel;
  • Handle grievances.
  • License Required

    A valid California Motor Vehicle Operators Class 3 License.


    Two years of full time professional experience in the field of recreation.


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