Summer Playground Program
Program runs June 14th – August 20th, 2021
Monday-Friday; 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
25 hours/week (weather permitting)
Must be available prior to June 14th for training (date TBD).
Applications will be reviewed and Playground Monitors may be hired prior to posting deadline so apply quickly!
Under supervision, performs duties related to recreational programs for children at a variety of sites; and does other work as required.
This series provides the City with the opportunity to utilize a variety of community members for various recreational programs on a non-permanent basis.
Recreation Program Monitor performs a variety of tasks in support of a variety of recreational programs offered by the City. Assignments to this class include performing tasks for the summer playground program.
Recreation Program Monitor: Performs a variety of duties as assigned for special events, playground programs, working with facilities and equipment and monitoring and assisting program participants.
Knowledges and abilities:
- Actively motivate program participants;
- Effectively deal with stressful and emergency situations;
- Hear and distinguish a variety of sounds such as those of participants in need of assistance in a noisy environment, fire alarms, and approaching vehicles or equipment which might pose a danger;
- See program participants in need of assistance from near and far distances;
- Speak loudly in order to warn program participants of impending danger.
- Exercise authority to carry out the duties of the position.
- Receive cash and make change;
- Administer first aid;
- Perform a variety of tasks requiring physical strength such as moving boxes which weigh up to 35 pounds, assisting in moving children, and leading and playing games/sports.
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledges and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledges and abilities would be:
Recreation Program Monitor: No specific training or experience is required for most positions. However, some positions may require equivalent to High School graduation and previous experience working with the public.
Driver License Requirement: Some positions may require valid driver's license or ability to provide a suitable form of transportation if necessary as approved by the department head.
Residency Requirement: No residency requirement.
Background Investigation Requirement: Must pass a background investigation related to working with children prior to hire.
Post Job Offer Medical Examination Requirement: Must pass drug screen prior to hire.
Special Working Conditions: Some positions may involve exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; strong and unpleasant odors and fumes; noise from children; allergens such as poison oak, pollen, and bee stings; pool chemical fluctuations which might cause irritation to eyes and skin; and the possibility of administering first aid which may involve exposure to infections which might cause chronic disease or death.