Recreation Assistant – Part-Time, Non-Benefited (Seasonal and Year-Round)

Recreation Assistant – Part-Time, Non-Benefited (Seasonal and Year-Round)
Organization The City of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department
Location Mesa, Arizona
Job Type Seasonal
Application Deadline Aug 29, 2024
This classification has been designated as a non-benefited, non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position. 

The City of Mesa is currently recruiting Recreation Assistants to work part-time during the Summer Season.  The Summer Season runs from April 2024 through August 2024.  Applicants from this recruitment may also be considered for year-round positions.A Recreation Assistant – Part-Time performs paraprofessional work assisting in organizing and conducting recreation, sports, cultural, and leisure activities.  Work may include:  assisting with developing, planning, and evaluating activities and events; providing basic skill instruction; performing cash handling procedures, commodities, maintaining records, and directing group activities; and maintaining facilities, equipment, and supplies.  Work may include participating in the activities with participants, training staff, assisting with hiring staff, purchasing equipment, communicating with school officials, partner organizations, staff, and family members/caretakers.  Work may require use of point of sale terminals or cash registers.  May supervise and direct the work of Recreation Trainees, Aides, and volunteers.  Incumbents in this class may be rotated or transferred to other facilities, and/or assignments based on department or seasonal needs.  Work may include participating in the activities with participants, setting up tables, chairs, tents, and various equipment; and working evening, weekend and holiday hours.  This class performs related duties as required.  Assignments may include the following program areas:  Adaptive, Adult Sports, Aquatics, Cashier, Fun’n’Fit, Recreation Centers, Special Event, Tennis Center, and Youth Sports.Adaptive Assignment may also include:  Assisting individuals of all ages and abilities; completing individual assessments, adapting activities for participants; and assisting individuals with transfer and personal care of participants.

Adult Sports Assignment may also include:  Updating game/sports standings; monitoring sports field schedules; and assisting with referee duties as needed.

Aquatics Assignment may also include:  Maintaining the Aquatics equipment and storage facility; reviewing/training staff on cash handling procedures, and transporting deposits and forms to a centralized location.

Special Events Assignment may also include:  Maintaining Special Event equipment and storage facilities; transporting equipment using City vehicles and trailers, implementing event equipment setup/tear down; conducting site visits and monitoring events on evenings, weekends and holidays.

Youth Sports Assignment may also include:  Training and scheduling sports officials; developing appropriate sports drills; and performing referee functions for youth sports programs and events.

Employees work under the general supervision of a Recreation Specialist or other full-time staff member.  Employees may work independently once familiar with the routines of the recreation program.  Work is subject to regular inspections and review to ensure maintenance of established standards.  Because of the variety of duties performed by this classification, employees must be able to work flexible hours and be available for weekend and evening work.  This class is FLSA nonexempt (part-time and grant-funded).  This class is FLSA exempt-recreational establishment (seasonal).

Incentive Information:
Seasonal staff are also eligible for a $500 incentive at the conclusion of the season.  To receive the incentive, staff must work an entire season and receive a positive supervisor evaluation.

Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions. 

Qualifications & Requirements

Employee Values:  All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.  Good (1 – 3 years) experience related to a recreation program area or customer service.

Special Requirements.  Must possess a valid Class D Arizona Driver’s License by hire or promotion date (by assignment).  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR/AED) and First Aid certification within 30 days of hire.  Valid Department of Economic Security fingerprint clearance card level 1 within 30 days of hire; Department of Economic Security Article 9 certification; and Protective Behaviors Certification all within 30 days of hire (Adaptive Assignment).

Substance Abuse Testing.  Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Experience in recreation, sports, adaptive, or instructional environment is preferred.  English/Spanish bilingual skills are desirable.  Experience organizing and conducting activities for individuals with disabilities; experience developing an Individual Service Plan (ISP); and/or Prevention and Support certification (Adaptive Assignment).

Link to Job Description (Download PDF reader)
City of Mesa
PO Box 1466Mesa, Arizona, 85211-1466
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