Recreation Specialist I, II

San Francisco/Peninsula
Continuous or until 500 applicants
$17.72-$23.75 Hourly


623 Magnolia Avenue Millbrae, 94030



Definition:  Under supervision, to provide leadership to recreation programs, activities or facilities. This temporary part-time non-benefited position works 15-20 hours per week, and less than 1000 hours annually.  The position will continue until completion of the assigned recreation program or until a subsequent recruitment.  

The Recreation Specialist is responsible for planning, organizing, scheduling and administering a specialized phase of the recreation program.

Essential Duties:  Depending upon assignment, the duties of a Recreation Specialist may include but are not limited to the following:


  • Leads and or guides Recreation program Leaders and Volunteers.
  • Assists in planning, organizing, scheduling, and providing direct leadership to classes in a specialized phase of the recreation program, class, or activities.
  • Develops, organizes, inventories and maintains necessary facilities and materials.
  • Coordinates programs, classes, and activities with other recreation programs, and other City of Millbrae Recreation Department sites.
  • Maintains group and individual discipline, and code of conduct.
  • Plans a logical detailed sequence of activities to fit the abilities and interest of the participants.
  • Keeps records of attendance and participation, and supports participation through the Recreation Department's registration software system and other means of tracking.
  • Typical duties include: record keeping, special event liaison, assisting in front office day-to-day operations, sports programming and gym supervision and class/program development.

Special Requirements:  Vision adequate to supervise participants in recreational programs; speak clearly and understandable; ability to bend stoop or crouch; physical stamina to supervise groups of youth participating in recreational programs; ability to work off-hours, shifts or events as required; strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds; and the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and methods used in organizing, conducting and supervising a program of recreational activities;
  • Basic record keeping techniques;
  • Basic first aid and safety practices and procedures;
  • Building and classroom setup and take down;
  • Basic building maintenance including removal of trash and debris;
  • Basic customer service including greeting guests and providing recreation activity information.
  • Recreation development, organization, and planning
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office

Ability to:  

  • Work evenings and weekends as needed;
  • Plan and organize recreation program elements;
  • Prioritize and handle multiple program tasks;
  • Think and act quickly in emergencies;
  • Judge situations and people accurately;
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with subordinates, peers, and supervisors and the public; and
  • Perform work in a safe manner;
  • Perform the physical duties of the job.


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12) grade and 30 college semester units

in recreation or a related field.  Additional college level semester units may be

substituted for up to one year of required experience.


Minimum of 2,500 hours OR three years part-time progressively responsible experience as Recreation Leader II or equivalent.


Must possess a first aid and/or CPR certificate.

Service Standards         

Must successfully complete a background process.  All candidates will be

fingerprinted pursuant to California State Law.  All successful candidates under

age 18 must possess a work permit prior to hire.


 This is a non-benefitted position.  However, sick leave will be provided in accordance with California state law.

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