City of Show Low
Recreation Services
Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity

 Recreation Site Leader
Show Low D.E.A.L

The City of Show Low announces recruitment for the position of a Recreation Leader.

Opening Date:
Closing Date: Open until filled
Salary:  $9.00 / hour

The Job: Assume certain responsibilities, primarily, the safety and leadership of Show Low DEAL after school participants and other recreational activity participants.  Provides on-site supervision of program staff, participants and activities.  Reports to the Recreation Coordinator with indirect supervision by the Recreation Services Director.  Performs other duties as assigned or directed.  Additional functions, responsibilities & qualifications listed on reverse side.

 Show Low DEAL Vision:

The Show Low D.E.A.L.  (Discovery, Exploration and After school Learning) program is a safe place, where children have the opportunities to grow.  The program will focus on Discovery of the arts, Exploration of healthy recreation choices and expansion of After school Learning opportunities.  These opportunities for growth will occur through structured age-appropriate programs that are centered on Youth Development.

 Requirements: Qualifications include the ability to effectively meet and deal with the public, ability to communicate verbally and in writing, ability to handle stressful situations.  Applicant must take this position seriously, as the safety of all participants is the primary responsibility.  Must be a self-starter capable of following through on assignments and duties assigned. Conduct, Lead and supervise age-appropriate activities suitable to individual and group interests, needs and capabilities. Applicant must be able to work early afternoon, late afternoon, and evening hours as determined by the schedule and provide own transportation to program site(s), meetings, supplies, and donation pick-up.

 Certifications: Preferred certifications include: CPR and First Aid.  If necessary we will train qualified applicants.  Possess a valid driverís license. 

 Selection Process: Will consist of an application screening with the most qualified candidates being invited to participate in a personal interview.  Appointment subject to successful completion of background investigation and City-paid, pre-employment, post-offer, physical examination and drug screening.

 Where to Apply: You may pick-up an application from either City Hall, the Aquatic Center front desk, or by downloading an application online.  All applications must be submitted to either the Aquatics Director or Human Resources at City Hall.

 Additional Information: The Show Low DEAL is the City of Show Low after school program.  Questions concerning the program can be directed to Stefan Wehnau, 928-532-4141.

This job is for the classification of RECREATION LEADER at a Show Low DEAL recreation program site.  Listed below are tasks normally performed to successfully fulfill this job.  This list is not inclusive; it may be necessary to perform other tasks assigned.


 1.                Provide own transportation to program site(s), meetings, supplies, and donation pick-up.

2.                Lead, train and delegate duties to recreation personnel at the site.

3.                The ability to supervise and work with staff as assigned by the Coordinator.

4.                Possess a valid driverís license. 

5.                Report to immediate supervisor any accidents, incidents, or industrial injuries IMMEDIATELY.

6.                Approve planned activities; provide instruction of a variety of recreational activities for youth.  Have a daily game plan. 

7.                Communicate, delegate, review, and follow-up on planned recreational activities.

8.                Conduct regular safety checks of your area, and correct hazardous situations immediately.

9.                Supervise the issue, use, and care of recreational supplies and equipment.

10.            Maintain records, and complete all reports necessary and turn in on time. (i.e. Participation Reports, time cards, incident/accident reports, etc.) Good communication skills.

11.            Keep supervisor informed of materials and supplies necessary to conduct programs, in sufficient amount of time to acquire them.

12.            Develop, maintain, and enforce the policies and area ground rules.

13.            Maintain, inventory and care for City and School property and equipment.

14.            Attend appropriate staff meetings, training sessions and workshops as directed.

15.            Implement the Show Low DEAL program and the curriculum established for the program.

16.            Clean all program areas after completion of activities. (Sweep and spot mop cafeteria, check and clean bathrooms, wipe down and pick up tables.)

17.            Help plan, implement and publicize special events.

18.            Meet maintenance personnel to insure that the area is neat and free of health and safety hazards.

19.            Conduct, Lead and supervise age-appropriate activities suitable to individual and group interests, needs and capabilities programs, activities in a leadership capacity. 

20.            Maturity, good judgment, and willingness to accept responsibilities. Genuine interest in the well being of children.

21.            Prepare signs and posters to advertise program, Recruit youth participants.

22.            Respect for and sensitivity to all children, parents, and staff, etc in respect to their culture, disabilities, socio-economic background, sex, sexual orientation, religion, etc.

23.            Represent the City of Show Low Recreation Services in appearance, integrity, and professionalism (remember who our customers are).



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