Employer City of Long Beach, CA
Created 11/25/2021
Reference 479800
Job type Part Time
Country United States
State California
City Long Beach
Salary $22.87 Hourly

Come join the City of Long Beach! Our Community Recreation Services Bureau, in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, is seeking amazing Recreation Program Leaders to lead the Mobile Recess Program. This program allows for Mobile Recess trucks to establish recreational play zones within designated neighborhood streets and spaces throughout the City. Recreation Leaders will provide an array of free activities to for youth ages 5 to 14 (grades K-8), including homework help, arts and crafts and fitness activities. Mobile Recess is free and supplies and equipment will be provided at no cost. The program will follow all safety protocols and will offer no larger than a 14:2 participant-to-staff ratio. Space is limited and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis. This position is a limited-term position, subject to available funding by the Long Beach Recovery Act. Duration of the assignment is to be determined.

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine is a nationally recognized and award-winning organization with 1,100 full-time/part time staff and a budget of $58 million. The Department oversees facilities and programs that reflect the needs and interests of a culturally diverse community, including: 170 parks with more than 3,200 acres devoted to open space and recreation, 27 community centers, 3 public pools, 6 miles of beaches, and 3 marinas.
The Department provides free and fee-based recreational programs and leisure opportunities, both self-directed and organized, for people of all ages and cultures. Youth programs include free youth sports for ages 5 to 14 serving nearly 10,000 participants annually, summer and vacation day camps, 2,100 recreational and educational classes, sailing and aquatics instruction, teen center activities, skateboarding opportunities, and supervised afterschool and weekend activities at parks and schools. In addition, approximately 12,000 youth participate in non-Department sports leagues that utilize park facilities.


  • Under direction, design, plan, and oversee implementation of Mobile Recess site locations throughout the City that include various recreational program activities for kids aged 5 - 14;
  • Under Direction, assign and monitor staff and ensure staff attend in-service and training sessions;
  • Drive Mobile Recess truck when needed;
  • Oversee participant behavior, program risk management and safety of participants and staff at all times;
  • Attend all mandatory staff meetings and in-service and training sessions
  • Ensure the health, safety and well being of the children in your care at all times;
  • Adhere to the department dress code by maintaining a neat and clean personal appearance;
  • Implement the department and site administrative and record keeping policies and procedures;
  • Perform all other assigned duties as requested by the lead staff and/or supervisor.


This position is open to all candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age;
  • Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment;
  • Five years of part-time experience working in recreation, programs for school-aged youth, or other related areas, including two years of experience acting as lead staff ;
  • Be willing to work a flexible schedule and assist various programs at various park locations;
  • Be able and willing to adapt to a changing environment.

  • Experience in recreation programs, child care, sports, and/or other related areas is desirable;
  • Outstanding customer service and strong organizational, administrative and program management skills is desirable;
  • Be able to relate well to children, parents and staff (school and agency);
  • Experience working with children and adults with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.

This position is temporary and scheduled hours may vary by week on an as-needed basis. From June through August, the successful candidate may work up to 40 hours per week. The City will comply with the requirements of the Paid Sick Leave Law in accordance with California Code Section 245 through. Part-time non-career employees are not eligible for vacation, holidays, or any other benefits unless governed by law.

PLEASE NOTE: The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of Long Beach's Human Resources Department.


All candidates must submit a complete application no later than 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, December 8, 2021. The most qualified applicants will be invited to continue in the selection process.

The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please call (562) 570-3181. In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer and/or Tagalog) are desirable for positions interacting with the public. The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization.

For technical issues with your application, please call (877) 204-4442.Closing Date/Time: 12/8/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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