Class Title: Recreation 3

Class Code: REC 3

Hourly: $20.72 - $27.22 | Monthly: $3592.61 - $4719.16 | Annually: $43111.33 - $56630.03

Benefits: Full-time | Part-time, benefited


This classification serves as a lead worker and is responsible for providing leadership and support to staff for assigned program or shifts.


The Recreation 3 – Lead classification is distinguished from the Recreation 2 classification as the Recreation 3 – Lead is responsible for providing for the ongoing leadership of an assigned program, site or shift whereas the Recreation 2 assists the Supervisor by providing staff leadership, program development and administrative support for a number of programs, sites or shifts.


Reports directly to a Supervisor.  Follows standard processes and procedures without supervision but confirms changes to standard practices and significant decisions in advance.


In assisting the Supervisor, provides limited direction and leadership to assigned staff, which may include directing and assigning work, adjusting work schedules, training, coaching and providing input into evaluating performance.


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

  • Supervises assigned program and/or shift ensuring program standards are maintained
  • Provides leadership, expertise and support to assigned staff which may include training, mentoring, directing and assigning work. May assist Supervisor in hiring and evaluating staff.
  • Assists Supervisor in developing, planning and scheduling programs.
  • Oversees facility operations during assigned shifts; opens and closes facility; ensures that health and safety standards are maintained; oversees the operation and care of equipment and supplies, addresses maintenance issues.
  • Ensures the inclusion of all participants, adapting activities to meet individual needs and abilities and working with Therapeutic Recreation staff as needed.
  • Provides for safety of participants and staff, including implementing risk management practices.
  • Oversees the operation and care of equipment, supplies
  • Purchase regular program supplies up to $500.
  • Addresses public questions and concerns regarding facilities and programs in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Serves as the on-site lead of the Emergency Action Plan, managing response according protocols.
  • Maintains required records and reports.
  • Acts as a Mandatory Reports; 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:

  • Operations, functions and standards for assignment including programming, facility operations, and risk management;
  • Effective supervision and customer service best practices; and
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures for assignment.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Lead, motivate and direct others;
  • Exercise initiative and independent decision making;
  • Demonstrate a high level of competency and expertise in program area;
  • Actively participate in all activities
  • Demonstrate organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate planning and problem-solving skills;
  • Communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing
  • Work cooperatively with others and create a positive, constructive, and respectful relationship with staff and the general public;
  • Manage emergency/crisis situations
  • Operate computer programs as well as staying current with new programs and operate common office equipment; and
  • Work independently with minimum direction while also working as part of a team and collaborating with others.


The following are minimum qualifications for this classification.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent; college courses in related field preferred; AND
  2. One (1) year of experience in area of responsibility and/or performing similar tasks; OR
  3. Any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training.

License and Certifications:

  1. Possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license.
  2. Positions in this classification may be required to have basic first aid and CPR training and certification.
  3. Other specialty licenses and certifications may be required depending on program area of assignment.


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

  • Depending on facility, duties may be performed either indoors or outdoors, which may include working in extreme weather conditions.
  • Work schedule is varied and includes early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Some positions require the ability to work a rotating on-call schedule and may require working during off duty hours for emergency call-outs.
  • Physical exertion includes frequent walking, bending, and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted, pushing, pulling and kneeling.
  • The flow of work and character of duties involve normal mental and visual attention much or all of the time.
  • Ability to work and maintain focus in a work environment with moderate noise (i.e., working around others making periodic phone calls or having conversations) and with frequent interruptions.
  • Work includes extensive exposure and contact with staff and public, which may cause exposure to illness.
  • Occasional focus on a computer screen. Manual dexterity and coordination may be required.  Daily precise control of fingers and hand movements while operation computer keyboard, telephone, and standard office equipment.
  • Ability to maintain sustained concentration on computer screens; use keyboards and a variety of peripherals.



Full-Time or Part-Time


Recreation Team Lead

Benefits: Full-time | Part-time, benefited

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