Recreation Leader - Part Time

Parks & Recreation, 633 Walnut, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #803
Friday, November 17, 2023


Under general supervision, to assist in planning, organizing, and implementing programs at an assigned recreation center with an emphasis on programs and special events and including youth, adults, and senior citizens; and to lead and teach participants in recreational or special project programs. 


This position exercises no supervision.


Provide courteous and quality customer service.

Assists with the day-to-day operations of the Recreation Center.

Ensures that procedures and rules are followed.

Assists in recordkeeping including documenting client records, participation reports, and accident/incident reports.

Oversees the use and care of recreational equipment and the facility.

Leads participants in planned recreation programs and activities such as arts and crafts, table games, indoor and outdoor events.


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Principles and techniques of organizing and leading people.

First aid practices and techniques.

Skill to:

Ensure safety of patrons utilizing the facility.

Operate office equipment including computer equipment.

Ability to:

Respond quickly in an emergency situation; follow and enforce rules; verbally communicate with the public and staff effectively.

Lead and instruct groups in leisure time activities.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Perform as a team member in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.    

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


Prefer previous experience in recreation of group activities preferred.


A high school diploma or GED is required.

License or Certificate:

A valid driver’s license, the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of employment, or a military waiver is preferred.

Obtain a CPR, AED and First Aid Certification within (3) months of hire.    

Special Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. 

Position includes working in outdoor conditions, which includes extreme heat.

Ability to travel to different job sites.

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

With or without accommodation, the “X” indicates the overall strength demand of the position during a typical workday:

    ___    Sedentary – lifting of no more than 10 pounds
    ___    Light – lifting no more than 20 pounds; carrying up to 10 pounds
    _X_    Medium – lifting no more than 50 pounds; carrying up to 25 pounds
    ___    Heavy – lifting no more than 100 pounds; carrying up to 50 pounds
    ___    Very Heavy – team lifting over 100 pounds; carrying more than 50 pounds

Physical Demand Codes:  The following describes whether or not the position is expected to exert the physical demands listed during a typical workday as well as the overall frequency of the task:

Codes for how often:
N     =    No
E    =    Extensive (100 – 70% of the time)
M    =    Moderate (60 – 30% of the time)
I    =    Infrequent (20 – 10% of the time)
A    =    Almost Never (<10% of the time)

Code / Task
_E_    Standing
_M_    Sitting
_M     Walking
_M_    Lifting
_M_    Carrying
_ I_    Pushing/Pulling
_A_    Overhead Work
_M_    Fine Dexterity
_ I_    Kneeling
_M_    Crouching
_A_    Crawling
_E     Bending
_ I_    Twisting
_ I_    Climbing
_ I_    Balancing
_E_    Vision
_E_    Hearing
_E    Talking
___    Other:  _____________________

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $11.65
  • Max Hiring Rate $13.98
Location on Google Maps
  • Parks & Recreation, 633 Walnut, Abilene, Texas, United States of America