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City of San Antonio Recreation Specialist (Summer Youth Pgrm. Site Leader - Community Ctrs. & School Sites) - Temporary in 5800 ENRIQUE M. BARRERA PARKWAY, Texas

Recreation Specialist (Summer Youth Pgrm. Site Leader - Community Ctrs. & School Sites) - Temporary

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Recreation Specialist (Summer Youth Pgrm. Site Leader - Community Ctrs. & School Sites) - Temporary


$18.25 Hourly


TX 78227, TX

Job Type

4C Temp


Parks & Recreation

Job Number



7/21/2023 11:59 PM Central

Grant Funded


FLSA Status


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Job Summary

Under general direction, is responsible for performing recreational work, organizing, and leading participants engaged in recreational activities sponsored by the City. May exercise functional supervision over assigned staff.

Work Location

Various community centers and school sites throughout the city; At the Department's discretion, the work location and days/hours may be subject to change.

Work Hours

Various Shifts: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Essential Job Functions

  • Confers with staff, parents, and advisory councils on new activities which will motivate interest and participation.

  • Conducts classes in various skills/areas and to various age levels, including pre-schoolers.

  • Implements one or more recreational programs.

  • Plans activities, presentations, and special events.

  • Issues and receives any apparatus and equipment used by participants, which occasionally requires lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 15 pounds.

  • Assists in maintaining attendance reports and other necessary records.

  • Maintains equipment and facilities.

  • Accompanies participants to tournaments and contest and occasionally officiates games.

  • Recruits, trains, and oversees volunteer workers and tournament participants including conducting walking tours of facilities and providing information.

  • Assists in planning, promoting, conducting, and overseeing recreational activities and special events for all groups of ages.

  • Assists with regular inventories and ensuring the adequate levels of supplies.

  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas

Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).

  • One (1) year of work experience in recreational activities.

Applicant Information:

  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.

  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.

  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.

  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the specialty field for which hired.

  • Knowledge of techniques used in organized recreation and social activities for all age groups.

  • Knowledge of teaching techniques, procedures, and methods.

  • Knowledge of group activity procedures methods, and techniques.

  • Ability to develop, organize, and direct the teaching program of specialization.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public.

  • Ability to provide direction to large groups of people during activities.

  • Ability to organize shows and special events.

  • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations.

  • Working conditions are in both indoor and outdoor recreation facilities.

Benefits Information

The City of San Antonio (CoSA) strives to provide a competitive compensation and benefit package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. To accomplish this, CoSA offers subsidized health care benefits for active and retired employees, paid disability benefits, paid life insurance, as well as automatic participation in a pension program which is currently matched two to one.

For more detailed information, please click on the following link to view Benefits offered by the City of San Antonio:


  • Part-Time, Temporary, and non-City positions are not eligible for CoSA Benefits.

  • Holiday and Leave benefits for Pre-K 4 SA positions may be different than what is listed at the above link.

Additional Information

The City Of San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. This means that the City does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex (gender), age, disability, national origin, genetic information, or sexual orientation. All individuals are encouraged to apply and compete for jobs with the City of San Antonio.

If you require assistance at any stage of the application process due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department ( so that accommodations may be made to meet your needs. Our telephone number is 210-207-8705 and our fax number is 210-207-2285.