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Recreation Lead – Leaders-in-Training Program

City of Mount Vernon
City of Mount Vernon
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18 – 20 USD per year
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Job Opportunity JOB TITLE: Recreation Lead – Leaders-in-Training Program 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 April 8, 2022

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Recreation Coordinator, the Recreation Lead provides direct leadership for program participants and serves as the on-site staff person for the Leaders In-Training Program or other assigned program. Oversee the proper execution of the program(s) and use of the facility/field and equipment. This position works approximately 25-35 hours per week.

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. Plan and implement a leadership training program to include classes and volunteer opportunities for teens.
  2. Instruct, assist with instruction, or assist with coordination of scheduling a facilitator for a variety of classes to include but not limited to safety, customer service, dealing with difficult parents and/or participants, leadership, and communication techniques.
  3. Supervise teens volunteering at a variety of Parks & Enrichment Services Department summer programs throughout the summer.
  4. Lead teens in facilitating a group service project.
  5. Enforce safety rules and regulations of the program and the park.
  6. Build and maintain positive working relationships with other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  7. Ensure the program operates in accordance with general department philosophy, objectives, and guidelines.
  8. Keep accurate program records and make periodic reports.
  9. Update Recreation Coordinator on status of program, participant concerns and equipment.
  10. Assist with other programs or special events as assigned which may include weekends and evenings.
  11. Must be able to react quickly and make sound decisions in emergency situations.
  12. Ability to drive City approved vehicles.
  13. Effectively communicate with parents, participants and community members.
  14. Monitor participants’ behavior to assure a positive and safe program environment.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines: • Must be 16 years of age and enrolled in High School or have High School Diploma equivalent. • Previous experience working with youth. • Current First Aid/CPR certification required or acquire within the first month of employment. • Bilingual (English/Spanish) desired. • Must be able to successfully pass a background check. License and Certification Requirements: • Valid Washington State Driver’s License

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: • Operational characteristics of leadership techniques and recreational activities. • Principles and practices of standard safety precautions.

Skills in: • Providing high quality customer service. • Problem solving, and conflict and dispute resolution, as applicable. • Explaining and enforcing rules, regulations, procedures, and program objectives.

Ability to: • Positively influence, engage and motivate participants. • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing. • Exercise courtesy and tact in dealing with participants and parents. • Operate City approved vehicles. • Work well with other employees and the public. • Maintain a professional appearance. • Respectfully communicate with parents, co-workers, and participants.

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 35 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 April 8, 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 Opportunity Employer.

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