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City of Reno, NV Senior Recreation Leader in Reno, Nevada

Senior Recreation Leader


Class Title

Senior Recreation Leader

Class Code



$14.25 - $18.68 Hourly

  • Definition

  • Benefits

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 participate, plan, organize and lead appropriate activities for assigned program; communicate with program participants and parents; oversee and participate in all tasks relative to assigned program area. Work tasks require problem solving on a regular basis, collection, review and dissemination of program information and/or specialized knowledge of assigned program area.

Essential Functions

Provide lead supervision responsibilities, prioritize assignments, create work schedules and verify hours worked for assigned staff.

Assist in the interviewing process and provide training for assigned staff.

Provide a high level of customer service on the telephone, in person and through dispensing information. Resolve any discrepancies and address customer requests.

Monitor operation of a facility coordinate activities and event venue.

Provide program oversight, which may include customer activities, events, registration and knowledge of reservation software.

Provides detailed planning and coordination to implement successful programs.

Inspects facilities and equipment for safety and cleanliness and directs maintenance tasks as needed.

Assist in development and enforcement of City and department policies, procedures and regulations.

Assist in general set-up and dismantle processes for daily activities.

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

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

Assist in purchasing supplies, processing invoices and maintaining records, to include cash handling/reports.

Research and prepare reports on programs, activities and facilities.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Reading, writing, basic math and verbal communication skills.

General recreation principles and practices.

Basic principles of supervision.

Basic interviewing methods and principles.

Basic first aid and CPR methods and techniques.

Ability to:

Supervise, organize, and review the work of lower level staff.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Work in team based environment to achieve common goals.

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: Two years of paid experience within the recreation field; one year of paid experience as a lead worker or supervisor within the relevant area of the recreation assignment; 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.

Alcohol may be present at events which necessitate interaction with event organizer to ensure it stays within event boundaries.

May work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

BENEFITS IN BRIEF 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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