Class Title: Recreation 2

Class Code: REC 2

Hourly: $20.07 - $23.88 | Monthly: $3478.73 - $4139.12 | Annually: $41744.80 - $49669.44

Benefits: Part-time, benefited | Part-time, non-benefited | Seasonal


This classification is responsible for instructing classes and leading activities in accordance with prescribed curriculum.


The Recreation 2 is distinguished from the Recreation 1 as the Recreation 2 is responsible for independently instructing and leading classes and activities, whereas, the Recreation 1 monitors or assists activities.


Works under the general supervision of a supervisor.  Receives ongoing and specific direction from lead and supervisory staff.  Carries out work with some independence but work and decisions are typically reviewed prior to final execution.


Supervision is not a responsibility of this position; however, position may provide direction over Recreation 1’s and volunteers.


The information provided below encompasses the typical duties and capabilities linked with this classification.  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Instructs classes or leads recreation activities ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Creates daily plans for classes and activities within established guidelines and curriculum.
  • Oversees the safety, comfort and progress of participants.
  • Adapts activities as needed to meet the abilities and needs of individuals.
  • Prepares equipment, materials and supplies required for conducting activities
  • Sets up, takes downs and cleans-up after class as required.
  • Completes required class records, progress reports, certificates, etc.
  • Communicates effectively with the public including providing accurate information related to work assignment and responding to patron and parent questions and concerns.
  • Respond to accidents and incidents according to procedure.
  • Acts as a Mandatory Reporter; reports incidents of child abuse/neglect.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


The individual in this classification is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Strong Knowledge of:

  • Basic recreation activity planning, class management techniques and leadership strategies,
  • Progressive methods for teaching skills associated with assignment; and,
  • Basic youth development principle

Skill and Ability to:

  • Plan, lead and instruct assigned recreation activities;
  • Understand the needs of participants and adapt accordingly;
  • Motivate participants through positive encouragement;
  • Demonstrate skills responsible for teaching;
  • Perform independently within a structured environment;
  • Interact effectively with a variety of patrons/participants;
  • Communicate effectively, tactfully, and pleasantly with the public and others; and
  • Establish and maintain positive, respectful and cooperative working relationships with all contacts.


The following minimum qualifications for this classification.

Education, Experience and Training:

  1. Must be a minimum of 16 years of age; AND
  2. Currently attending high school or High school diploma or equivalent; AND
  3. Some previous work, training/certification or volunteer experience related to position; OR
  4. Any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training.

License and Certifications:

  1. Some positions may require possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license.
  2. Some positions may require possession of CPR/First Aide certification to be provided through on-the-job training.
  3. Some positions may require certification related to assigned job to be provided through on-the-job training.


The following are working conditions, including environmental and physical demands, required for this classification.

  • Depending on job assignment, duties may be performed either indoors or outdoors, which may include exposure to environmental conditions such as extreme temperatures.
  • Work schedule is varied and may require evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to walk and stand for sustained periods of time with frequent climbing, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending, and twisting.
  • The flow of work and character of duties involve normal mental and visual attention much or all of the time.
  • Physical exertion includes frequent walking, bending, and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted, pushing, pulling, and kneeling in order to deliver equipment and supplies and set-up and break-down equipment and facilities.
  • Exposure to large crowds, uncooperative or difficult individuals, exposure to illness, and periods of continuous demand.





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