RECREATION LEADER                                                                    4003

 

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

Under general supervision, an employee in this class is responsible for conducting a variety of activities at a recreation facility.  The incumbent is required to work with all age groups in a firm and tactful manner, and must also possess the ability to rapidly acquire a knowledge of the rules and objectives of a variety of games, hobbies and sports.  Work is performed in accordance with a predetermined recreation program.  Work is reviewed for adherence to departmental standards and program objectives through observation, written reports and conferences.  Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

            Directs a variety of recreational activities for all age groups; encourages participation in these activities;

            Instructs the participants in the various recreational activities and may supervise personnel;

            Enforces safety rules and regulations at a recreation facility; administers first aid when necessary;

            Issues and cares for equipment, materials and supplies;

            Acts as a sports official;

            Keeps records and makes periodic reports.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of sports, games, hobbies and related recreational activities; ability to acquire rapidly further knowledge of the rules and objectives of a variety of games and sports; ability to meet the public tactfully and diplomatically; ability to create interest in the recreation program and give instructions in various recreational activities; ability to work with groups of all ages in a firm and tactful manner; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

            OPEN COMPETITIVE

            Either:

            a)  Possession of a teaching certificate (elementary or high school) recognized by the New York State Department of education; or,

            b)  Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Recreation and/or Physical Education; or,

            c)  Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and two (2) years of experience conducting group recreational activities; or,

            d)  An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of a), b) and c).

           

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

            Candidates may be required to complete a basic Red Cross first-aid course or its equivalent.

            Candidates may be required to obtain a certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, issued by the American Red Cross or Heart Association.

 

           

R10/20/04

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive