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City of Reno, NV Recreation Leader in Reno, Nevada

Recreation Leader

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Recreation Leader

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$12.25 - $15.94 Hourly

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Classification Description Summary

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Under general supervision, monitor and direct the work of subordinate temporary staff and assume responsibility for program/service results. Work tasks require problem solving on a regular basis, collection, review and dissemination of program information and/or specialized knowledge of assigned program area. Staff may work in isolation during assigned shift and/or have oversight at multiple locations.

Essential Functions

Monitor a designated facility or activity site, program, and staff.

Provide supervision responsibilities to assigned staff.

Greet customers, answer telephone, take messages and refer callers to appropriate staff.

Schedule appointments and maintain files. Maintain and keep program areas clean, orderly and organized.

Order and track supplies and maintain program inventory.

Coordinate van and vehicle usage.

Monitor and enforce policies, rules, and safety regulations governing the conduct of patrons and staff.

Train assigned temporary staff, as to job duties and responsibilities.

Implement program curriculum and administrative projects.

Regularly inspect facilities and equipment to insure proper maintenance and safe conditions.

Clean and maintain program equipment regularly.

Research and compile information on programs and facilities.

Compile attendance and patron usage reports.

Create documents for program and facility using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and other department software.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Reading, writing, basic math and verbal communication skills.

General recreation principles and practices.

Basic first aid and CPR methods and techniques.

Basic principles of supervision.

Ability to:

Work in team based environment to achieve common goals.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Respond to requests and inquiries from employees, parents, guardians and the general public.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Make sound decisions and use good judgment.

Present a positive role model and interact effectively with people.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Meet physical requirements to safely and effectively perform assigned duties.

Education and Experience:

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience: One year of paid recreation activity experience; strong computer skills.

Licenses: Valid driver's license.

Preferred Certifications:

CPR/AED, First Aid, Smith Systems Driving (for some positions)

Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:

Convey and exchange verbal and written information. Requires manual dexterity and sufficient strength and stamina to perform sustained physical activity such as bending, stooping, kneeling, running and crouching; ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds; requires ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, wind and dust; exposure to noise.

May work evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Please Note: The following benefits are currently under review and subject to change at any time.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

Medical, Dental & Vision insurance - City portion paid for employee in proportion to schedule hours.

Eleven paid holidays, pro-rated for scheduled hours.

Paid Time Off (PTO), accrued at rate of .06 hours per hour worked.

Credit Union available.


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