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Recreation Lead 1 – Game/Field Monitor

City of Mount Vernon
City of Mount Vernon
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18 – 20 USD per year
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JOB TITLE: Recreation Lead 1 – Game/Field Monitor** DEPARTMENT:** Parks and Enrichment Services** CLASSIFICATION:** Non-Represented** SALARY:** $18.01 to $20.28 per hour** CLOSING DATE:** This position is open until filled with a first review date of March 31, 2022


Under the direction of the Recreation Coordinator, the Recreation Leader I provides direct leadership for program participants and serves as the on-site staff person for assigned programs. Oversee the proper execution of the program and use of the facility/field and equipment. The incumbent will be required to work outside of normal workday hours including evenings, holidays and weekends.

EXAMPLES OF FUNCTIONS: Essential functions may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Inspect activity areas and related equipment, make written reports of damage and recommend maintenance and repair as needed.
  2. Enforce safety rules and regulations of the program and the park.
  3. Provide minor first aid to recreation program participants as appropriate.
  4. Build and maintain positive working relationships with other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  5. Ensure recreation program(s) operate in accordance with general department philosophy, objectives, and guidelines.
  6. Keep records and makes periodic reports.
  7. Update Recreation Coordinator on status of program, participant concerns and equipment.
  8. Set up and take down game field and supervise league play and provide support for coaches and participants.
  9. Ensure that facilities/fields are properly used and left in good condition.
  10. Assist with other programs or special events as assigned.
  11. Effectively communicate with parents and participants.
  12. Monitor participants’ behavior to assure a positive and safe program environment.
  13. Perform custodial and/or light maintenance duties.


Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines: • High School Diploma or GED and two (2) years’ experience working with a parks and recreation department or related work experience. • Must have a driving history acceptable to the City and must be able to maintain an insurable driving record. • Bilingual is preferred.


Knowledge of: • Operational characteristics of recreational sports programs (i.e. soccer, baseball) and facility/field use. • Principles and practices of standard safety precautions. • Respectful communication skills. Skills in: • Communicating effectively orally and in writing. • Consistently provide high quality customer service. • Exercising courtesy and tact in dealing with participants and spectators. • Problem solve conflicts and disputes as applicable. • Explain and enforce rules, regulations, procedures, and program objectives. Ability to: • Positively influence, engage, and motivate participants, coaches, and spectators. • React quickly and make sound decisions in emergency situations. • Work independently with little direction but remains a member of the team. • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. • Interact with other using tact, patience and courtesy. • Maintain composure when interacting with angry or upset individuals.

License and Certification Requirements A valid Washington State Driver's License is required. A valid CPR/First Aid and AED certification.

Effective August 16, 2021, all new hires to the City will be required as a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start date. If you have questions or need an accommodation for this requirement due to a disability or religious reason, you can speak to our HR Department for further information.

** PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:** While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, bend, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb or crawl. The employee must be able to lift up to 25 pounds on a frequent basis and lift/move up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis with assistance. This position works primarily outdoors and may be subject to inclement weather

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested applicants must submit cover letter and resume with their application. Please visit to apply online. First review of applications to take place on March 31, 2022. For additional information please contact Human Resources at

The City of Mount Vernon provides and enforces a drug free workplace and maintains a smoke free work environment. The City of Mount Vernon is an Equal

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