Recreation Leader (Human Services & Workforce)

May 26, 2023
Temecula, CA
Job Type


The City of Temecula is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Position Description

The Community Services Department is hiring one part-time, non-benefited Recreation Leader for the Human Services Division and one part-time, non-benefited Recreation Leader for the Workforce Development Division. The ideal candidate will have experience in recreational programs and activities, along with knowledge in general recreation and government agency practices and principles. Applicants must be compassionate and demonstrate a commitment and willingness to serve individuals in a diverse setting within the function of facilitating programs and services that will address the needs of senior citizens, youth, and individuals with special needs. Qualified candidates have a passion for serving the community and the ability multitask and prioritize assignments while providing support to administrative staff. Applicants must have strong customer service and office skills experience. Applicants must be able to organize and lead human services and workforce development programs as well as assist with various operational needs. Applicants must be able to research, develop and lead recreation programs and activities, and maintain proper records. Applicants must demonstrate professionalism, communicate effectively, possess problem solving skills, have the ability to multitask and work both as a team and independently in the absence of supervision. Candidate must be able to work a varied schedule that may include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Under direct supervision, performs Community Services work in a Citywide Community Services program.


The Recreation Leader is an Entry level classification in the Community Services series. The employee assists in conducting Community Services program activities in area(s) of assignment. May be assigned to work directly with the public. The ability to provide a high level of customer service is extremely important.

The Recreation Assistant, Recreation Leader, and Senior Recreation Leader are distinguished from one another by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned.


Receives direct supervision from the Director of Community Services or his/her designee.
No supervision exercised.
Examples of Duties
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES : (All Assignments)
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists in all facets of assigned program area(s) and special events
  • Maintains inventory control, activity and progress records
  • Assists in implementing specialized Community Services programs
  • Responds to complaints and inquiries from the public
  • Prepare clear, concise and complete documents, reports and correspondence; maintain proper records
  • Provides high level of customer service
  • May assist with public presentations, and prepares reports regarding assigned program
  • May receive and reconcile payments by cash, check, credit cards, or automatic debits
  • Sets-up and breaks down equipment and facilities; performs basic maintenance and cleaning, as needed
  • Prepares and writes a variety of reports and documentation, including detailed Risk Management incident reports
  • Promotes and coordinates volunteerism
  • Conducts pre and post trip inspections of vehicles to verify safety and proper operations or to identify potential problems; reports faulty equipment or operational problems
  • Prepares and writes a variety of reports and documentation, including detailed Risk Management incident reports
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature

Supplemental Information

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and sit; talk or hear both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate equipment needed to carry out duties of the position; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently stands or walks, and lifts and moves records and documents or objects weighing up to 50 pounds alone, and up to 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; perform work under changing deadlines, on multiple concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with the public, including occasionally dissatisfied or quarrelsome individuals.

The employee may work in an office or field setting, and may travel to different community centers and events. In the office setting, the noise level is frequently quiet or moderately quiet, at or below 50 decibels. In field settings, the employee may work at different sites and events and is exposed to loud noise which frequently exceeds 70 decibels during Community Services activities. Subject to the position, the employee may constantly or intermittently work outdoors under variable weather conditions that include heat, cold, dust, moisture and wetness. Occasional driving is required to visit community services facilities, and attend community and public meetings.

This recruitment will establish an eligibility list which may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification or below in the same classification series for both project and authorized positions.

Note: A Project employee is an employee who is hired to work a specific period of time in a Fiscal Year. Project employees are: scheduled at the convenience of the City; not eligible for City sponsored benefits (e.g., health, dental, or vision insurance) unless otherwise specified; serve at the pleasure of the City Manager; and, specifically excluded from the Discipline policy (i.e. may be terminated at any time with or without notice). Typically, project positions do not exceed 1,000 hours in a fiscal year.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a CalPERS annuitant, please be advised that this position does not meet the statutory criteria for post-retirement employment because the incumbent will be performing regular staff duties for an undetermined duration. Employment in this capacity would require you to rescind your retirement and reinstate as a current member of CalPERS.

The City of Temecula is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Flexibly Staffed: Yes
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Conflict of Interest: Not Required
Department: Community Services
Bonding Required: No

The City of Temecula is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Benefits for Project Employees

Employees who are hired in a temporary or "project" position do not receive benefits other than those mandated by state and federal law. These benefits include paid sick leave(PSL)as well asparticipation in Medicare, Worker's Compensation,OBRAand/orCalPERSRetirement System.

Sick Leave
In accordance with the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522), all non-regular, temporary and seasonal employees will receive 24 hours of paid sick leave (PSL) upon hire. PSL will be available for use beginning on each employee's90thday of employment. Thereafter, in each pay period that includes July 1, employees will receive a new 24-hour lump sum of PSL. Any unused PSLhours will not carry over.

Closing Date/Time: 6/1/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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