Recreation Leader Sr. – Scottsdale Ranch Park Sports Complex

City of Scottsdale, Arizona
November 17, 2023
Scottsdale, AZ
Job Type



About the Position
Scottsdale Ranch Park & Tennis Center is the premier public park and tennis complex in the Valley of the Sun. The selected applicant will mentor and develop staff, prepare employee evaluations, market programs and events, prepare and monitor budgets, manage contracts, work closely and communicate effectively with maintenance and community stakeholders, and develop and implement quality tennis programming.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent.
  • One year as a Recreation Leader II or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or job-related experience in the recreation or a related field that meets the minimum qualifications may be substituted.
  • Must have at least six months of Lead or Supervisory experience.
  • Preferred: College-level courses.

Licensing, Certifications, and Other Requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date. The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver's licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/service assignment.

Essential Functions

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:

  • Supervises employees and coordinates personnel-related activities to include, but not limited to: training, approving work schedules, recommending/approving personnel actions, coaching and counseling, establishing performance goals, and writing performance evaluations.
  • Personifies leadership and promotes shared responsibility, teamwork, and continuous improvement by planning, organizing, observing, and directing a variety of recreational activities in a recreation program area.
  • Prepares verbal and written reports using a personal computer.
  • Maintains files and records; orders supplies as needed.
  • Develops and maintains positive work relationships with other governmental agencies and groups.
  • Creates events; utilizes publicity and marketing techniques, depending upon assignment.
  • Attends and conducts staff meetings to train staff in: specific program area, policies, procedures, safety, public relations skills, and leadership skills.
  • Observes and evaluates existing services, projects, programs and provides assistance to individuals and groups.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lift and carry tables, sound and lighting equipment, and booth frames, weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a personal computer requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand, and eye movement.
  • Operate a motorized vehicle.
  • Work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

To view the full job description, work environment and physical demands, click here .

Benefits Highlights:
The City of Scottsdale offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
• 12 Paid Holidays, which includes 1 Floating Holiday
• Vacation Accrual; starts at 10.3 hours/month
• Sick Leave Accrual; 8 hours/month
• Medical (which includes behavioral health coverage), Dental and Vision Benefits
• City Paid Basic Life Insurance (equal to one times employee annual salary); option of Supplemental Life Insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement; $2,500/year
• Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.29% which includes a Long-Term Disability benefit
• Supplemental Retirement Plans through Nationwide; 457
• Pet Insurance
• Bilingual pay compensation

Please visit the Benefits Information page for more information.

Selection Process:
The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state "See Resume" in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process that may include a panel interview. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening that may include:

• Fingerprinting search of the national FBI Database
• Criminal Background screening
• Drug Screen
• 39-Month Motor Vehicle Department Records Check

The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time, potentially without advance notice.

PLEASE NOTE: Years of experience are based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours per year for full-time positions and 1,040 hours per year for part-time positions, and while work experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, depending upon the job classification, education may not be substituted for work experience.

It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.
This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.
Closing Date/Time: 11/22/2023 11:59 PM Arizona

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