Recreation Leader I/II

  • Los Altos, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Part Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: 16.4 - 18.75 USD

Job Description

City of Los Altos
Invites you to apply for the position of:

Recreation Leader I/II

Recreation Leader I: $16.40-$16.75 (DOE)

Recreation Leader II: $16.75-$18.75 (DOE)


The City of Los Altos is looking for an energetic and creative Recreation Leader I/II. The Recreation Department offers facility rentals, special events, preschool age programs, an active Adults 50+ program, teens, summer camps, sports and volunteer opportunities. This recruitment is hiring fun, passionate, positive, innovative and outdoor enthusiasts to join our dynamic Redwood Grove Summer Camp team. Work under the redwoods and make a difference in the lives of our campers (ages 3.5 to 11 years) and Counselors in training (ages 12 to15 years). Recreation Leaders also have the opportunity to work in other department areas as needed.


The Recreation Leader I/II reports to the Recreation Coordinator, and in the absence of a Recreation Coordinator, may report to a Recreation Leader III. The position is responsible for planning, organizing, and leading a variety of recreation activities. Typical activities are planned around a theme and include but are not limited to the following: environmental education, arts, crafts, sports, games, contests, and special events for Redwood Grove Campers.

This position is also responsible for maintaining communication with the public, promoting, and ensuring safety procedures are followed. The Recreation Leader I/II must be able to work with fellow recreation leaders to assist in the implementation of recreation activities and perform other related duties as needed and assigned. This includes department wide special events, teen programs, preschool age programs, camps, administrative office duties, serve as facility attendant, and provide support with senior (Adult 50+) programs.

STAFF TRAINING : Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17, 2022; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SUMMER CAMP DATES : June 20th - August 5 th

Please see attached for more information.

  • Recreation Leader I must be at least 16 years of age and be able to provide work permit.
  • Recreation Leader II must be at least 18 years of age.
  • 1-2 years paid and/or volunteer experience working with children in recreation, outdoor education, sports and/or crafts preferred.

  • Knowledge of safety precautions.
  • Ability to positively manage program participant behaviors.
  • Possess good organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Practice positive and effective oral communication.
  • Knowledge of team building principles.


Temporary employees are non-benefited, at-will positions. Since the City does not participate in Social Security and is required to provide an alternative retirement plan, you are required to participate in the City's defined contribution retirement plan through Nationwide where 3.75% of your gross compensation per pay period is deducted and put into the plan. The City matches this 3.75% for a total contribution of 7.5% of your gross compensation per pay period.


Interviews will begin the week of March 28, 2022 and continue until all positions are filled. Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, COVID-19 Vaccine self-attestation, including a complete background investigation. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in a disqualification or termination.

Job Address

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