Recreation Assistant – Seasonal and Year-Round

Recreation Assistant – Seasonal and Year-Round
Organization City of Mesa
Location Mesa, Arizona
Job Type Part Time
Application Deadline May 25, 2022

The City of Mesa is currently recruiting Recreation Assistants to work part-time during the Summer Season. The Summer Season runs from April 2022 through August 2022.  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, and maintaining records, 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.

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).

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