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City of Chandler Salary Plan - 2013-14
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Exempt = Salaried Position
Excellence is the responsibility of everyone at the City of Chandler. We lead by our core values in constant pursuit of excellence:

*Commitment – Dedicate oneself to consistent and excellent public service
*Innovation – Implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions
*Communication – Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner
*Integrity - Adherence to high ethical standards
*Diversity – Promote inclusiveness and impartiality throughout the organization
*Personal Responsibility – Take initiative to achieve excellence and accept accountability
*Respect – Demonstrate a high regard for others
*Teamwork – Promote cooperative efforts, open communication and trust

All City employees are expected to conduct themselves in a way consistent with the above values.

 
Job Description
RECREATION LEADER III

Pay Grade: 14                    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Group: Clerical/Technical (A)        Class Code: R009    
Effective Date: 7/01                Revision Date: 8/03, 7/05, 5/12
    
Classification Summary:
The primary function of an employee in this class is to plan and supervise organized recreation activities at an assigned school, park, or recreation center. The emphasis of a Recreation Leader III class of employee is the development and implementation of a specialized program. An employee in this class may be assigned to other duties in the City's Parks and Recreation Division.

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Plans and directs a general program of recreation at an assigned school or activity center, including sports programs, drama, music, dancing, and arts and crafts programs;
Organizes and directs hobby, adult, and youth groups, with an emphasis on programs for youth;
Supervises a variety of competitive and non-competitive games, stunts, contests, and instructional and classroom activities;
Supervises and directs Recreation Leader I and II employees assigned to assist;
Officiates at sports contests and may prepare the playing field and instruct participants;
Issues and receives recreation equipment such as balls, bats, gloves, nets, and horseshoes;
Accepts and processes reservations and registrations for individuals, groups, and facilities; maintains schedules for recreation facility use;
Recruits and trains program volunteers;
Organizes and supervises field trips;
Maintains attendance and activity records, score cards, and team standings;
Maintains accident, incident, and emergency reports;
Makes periodic written and oral reports, including budget updates and projections;
May render first aid;
Maintains order during activities and enforces rules and regulations;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Methods and techniques of recreation activity and program planning;
Philosophy and objectives of public recreation;
Child psychology, sociology and personal health and hygiene;
Supervisory skills, employee evaluations, and training methods;
Rules and regulations of athletic competition such as basketball, baseball, softball and other games and sports;
A large variety of recreational activities suitable for children, adolescents, and adults;
Arts and crafts, including dramatics, music, and rythmics;
First aid and proper response in an emergency situation;
Supervisory skills and training methods;
Federal (OSHA) regulations and city policies regarding safe work and recreational practices.

Ability to:
Follow written and oral instructions;
Develop, organize, and supervise recreational activities following general guidelines, including the ability to adapt a program to specific and immediate circumstances;
Read and interpret recreation manuals, including game and activity instructions, rules, and standards;
Adhere to program standards and objectives outlined in city policy and by supervisors;
Instruct participants in individual and group activities;
Accompany groups of all ages on field trips and off-site activities;
Enforce sport and activity rules and regulations;
Enforce discipline;
Open, prepare, and supervise the use of, and break down and close, a recreational facility, which may include rearranging classrooms and moving furniture;
Prepare written reports, maintain attendance and activity records, perform program surveys and evaluations, and maintain registration and reservation records;
Operate standard office equipment related to the position including a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
Operate equipment related to sports and recreational activities, which may include a motor vehicle;
Communicate effectively with the public and other employees.

Supervision Received:
The work is performed under the direct supervision of a Recreation Coordinator.

Supervision Exercised:
This position may supervise activities of and schedule Recreation Leader I and II employees.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED equivalency; and
One (1) to two (2) years of experience in a youth recreation or adult activity program; and
Valid Arizona's Driver's License; and
First Aid and CPR/AED certifications may be required depending on assignment; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Desirable Qualifications:
Three (3) years college preparation in Recreation, Physical Education, or related field;

Work Environment:
The primary duties of this class are performed in a public building environment or an outdoor environment that may include working in adverse weather conditions.

Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern and dispense verbal instructions;
Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and discern, supervise, and react to physical activities;
Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate sports and related office equipment;
Sufficient body flexibility, agility, and stamina to supervise and participate in outdoor and indoor physical, recreational and sports activities.