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Recreation Leader - Part-time + Benefits

at City of Reno

Pay: $11.5 to $12.5/hour
$11.5 - $12.5
Posted: 4/16/2017
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 1687451
Keywords: benefits, salary

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


REVISED: Continuous testing process and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Note: The salary and benefits associated with this position are subject to change at any time.

This is a part-time regular position with benefits. Hours are anticipated being 30 per week. Most positions will require a split shift, working from 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

May work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply!

This is an open continuous recruitment. Because of this, your rank order may change frequently, without additional notification. This recruitment may be discontinued at any time. 

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.

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 30 pounds independently or 50 pounds with assistance; requires ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, wind and dust; exposure to noise.

Examples of 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.
  • Schedule van and vehicle. May operate van and motor vehicle.
  • 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

Completion of high school diploma or equivalent.

One (1) year of paid recreation activity experience; strong computer skills.

Licenses & Certification:
A valid current driver's license.

Preferred certifications but not required: CPR/AED, First Aid, Smith Systems Driving (for some positions)

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.
  • Operate computers and other technological equipment.
  • Meet physical requirements to safely and effectively perform assigned duties
  • Operate motor vehicles including vans.

Supplemental Information

You may submit your online application at If a computer or mobile device is not available to you, suggested locations to complete an online application submittal include: the City of Reno City Hall 2nd floor computer kiosk or the 5th floor Civil Service Offices, or any locations of Nevada Job Connect and any local library or educational facility.

All applicants should prepare their application completely in a professional manner. Applications must show a clear and progressive work history with correct employment dates and a brief description of the tasks performed. A resume may not be submitted in lieu of filling out the application completely.

Supplemental Questionnaire: 100% of final grade

Applicants are notified by email of their examination results.

If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability and will be requesting an accommodation, that request must be made to the Chief Examiner no later than the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants are responsible for keeping the Reno Civil Service Commission informed of email and mailing address and telephone number changes. Rule XV, Section 2. It shall be the sole responsibility of each applicant for examination and each person on an eligible list for appointment to promptly report to the Commission the following information. Failure to do so shall constitute cause for rejection of application or removal from the eligible list, as appropriate.
(1) Any change in name, address, and telephone number....

Demographic information (name, address, phone number, ethnic/racial, gender, birth date) provided by an applicant on the most recent job application will be considered correct and will override previously submitted information provided by the applicant.

In the event of tie scores resulting from an open competitive examination, employees will be provided a rank preference in the following order: employees with established veteran status shall be given the first preference, non-veteran employees second preference and non-employee veterans third preference. A candidate who desires to claim veteran's preference must, at time of application, submit documentation of honorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces. This preference will only be administered in the event of tie scores. Documentation must be submitted at time of application.

Appointments to positions in the City's Civil Service system are made on the basis of examination. Scores resulting from a competitive examination are used in determining a person's rank on an eligible register. The current certification rule in effect at the time a request is received by the Civil Service Commission will be used to refer names. The department may hire any of the persons referred. The names of those persons not hired may be considered when the next vacancy occurs, for as long as that register is viable. Note: If noticed as an "open competitive/promotional" recruitment, eligibles will be certified first from the promotional list and the balance of eligible names will be certified from the open competitive list.

As the final step in the selection process, newly hired and newly promoted employees serve a probationary period of fixed duration to show their ability to perform the work.

Questions about the information on this announcement or updates to application information should be directed to Civil Service at or (775) 334-2223. Office of the Civil Service Commission, 1 East First Street, 5th Floor, Reno, NV 89501

The City of Reno is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law.