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Part Time Recreation Leader - Oaks Day Camp

City of Anaheim Anaheim, CA
  • Posted: January 10, 2020
  • Part-Time
The City of Anaheim Community Services Department is seeking Recreation Leaders for our O.A.K.S. Summer Day Camp Program.  This is a part-time position averaging 20 hours per week, however, no minimum number of hours is guaranteed.  Hours may include weekends, evenings, and some holidays.

O.A.K.S. Summer Day Camp is a nine-week program for ages 5-12. Sessions run Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. from June 15, 2020, through August 14, 2020.  Children are divided into four groups according to their age.  Each day, the groups are rotated through four stations:  Art, Nature, Games, and Traditions. Under close supervision, this position oversees recreation activities in connection with a specific recreation services program or functional area.
This is the entry level class in the Recreation Services Leader series, incumbents learn City recreation programs, activities, facilities, and equipment, and a wide variety of practices and procedures. Work of incumbents is usually supervised while in progress and follows an established structure or pattern.
The following functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
  • Act as the immediate supervisor for a specific age level of Summer Day Camp Program Participants.
  • Actively participate in program activities with campers.
  • Follow established Day Camp Program guidelines.
  • Assist in planning, organizing and leading a variety of indoor and outdoor program activities and/or systems at one or multiple sites; prepare and set up program sites and daily activities.
  • Attend orientations and staff meetings.
  • Evaluate, assess, and monitor facilities and field conditions at program sites; provide users and prospective users information regarding the use of the facilities; monitor the use and care of program equipment and supplies; assist in the inspection of facilities for safety and cleanliness; inform supervisor of facility hazards or when equipment needs replacing.
  • Assist in providing customer service to internal and external customers; assist customers with registration; answer phones, take messages, and provide information to the public.
  • Greet customers at multiple sites and record facility attendance; assist with preparing reports, records, roll sheets, award lists and rosters.
  • Assist with games and activities for program participants; coach and teach gym sports activities, sportsmanship and rules of conduct to program participants, and operate electronic score keeping equipment; officiate youth gym sports as needed.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Knowledge of: 
  • Experience supervising preschool and elementary school age children and experience working with the public is desirable.
  • Enforce program policies with participants.
  • Lead a group of program participants on the Nature Center's trail system.
  • Communicate effectively with the public, program participants, and co-workers.
  • Basic principles relating to recreational leadership, early childhood development and/or education techniques, and customer service.
  • Experience in Arts and crafts skills and in recreational activities.
  • Understand written and oral instructions.
Ability to:
  • Assist in planning, implementing and coordinating assigned recreational program operations and activities.
  • Assist in planning and preparing recreational activities, reports, and other related program materials.
  • Understand the organization and operation of recreational programs and facilities necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
  • Understand and apply facility use policies and procedures.
  • Provide courteous assistance to facility patrons.
  • Lift and move tables and chairs and arranging facilities for community events and/or meetings.
  • Maintain facilities and equipment in a clean, safe, and secure manner.
  • Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Must be able to lift or move 30-50 lbs.
License/Certification Required: Certain positions may require possession of a valid California Driver's License by date of appointment. Must be able to obtain a work permit prior to appointment if under the age of 18.
Note: Possession of a current (less than two years) tuberculosis clearance slip by date of appointment. Fingerprinting at the time of hire is a state-mandated requirement for all employees having direct contact with minors.

This is a part-time position usually averaging 15-20 hours per week.  A minimum number of hours is not guaranteed.


Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.  The deadline for the first review of applications is on Friday January 24, 2020  at 5:00 P.M.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early.  Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment.  This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

The selection process will consist of, but is not limited to, an oral interview.

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill the current and/or additional vacancies throughout the City.

Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position.  Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration.  Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening).  The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.

Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application.  Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communications by any other method.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Employment Type: Part Time

City of Anaheim


Anaheim, CA
92805 USA

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