Recreation Aide

City of Rialto | Rialto, CA

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Posted Date 11/10/2020

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class.  Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Salary: $15.80 - $17.42 Hourly

Close: 11/23/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Position is classified as part-time/at-will. Under general supervision, plans, organizes, publicizes, develops, and instructs special recreation, sports, cultural, or social service programs & activities at various parks, schools, and recreation facilities. Positions may include assignments in the following areas: Sports (officiating, score keeping, refereeing youth and adult sports); Senior Cultural (classes, excursions, senior citizen programs and special events); Racquet and Fitness Center (fitness room, front counter, swimming pool, and special programs); Child Development (Kidstuff Child Care programs); or Administration (front office, clerical, etc). Performs other related duties as required.


Receives general supervision from assigned Recreation Programmer and/or higher level management staff.

May exercise operational, functional and technical supervision over lower level part-time recreation staff and volunteers.

Essential Duties and Responsiblities

ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS--Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Prepares correspondence, reports, forms, and special documents. 
  2. Enters/retrieves data and maintains records. 
  3. Establishes and maintains office files and researches and compiles information from files. 
  4. Receive, sort and distribute incoming and outgoing correspondence. 
  5. Assist in planning and implementing special events, senior activities, pre-school activities, coaching/teaching team sports.  
  6. Provide information and referrals to program participants, school official and community groups regarding program being offered.  
  7. Operate a computer and related software.  
  8. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  
  9. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.  
  10. Comprehend and prepare reports and forms such as accident and incident reports.  
  11. May perform essential duties in the absence of higher level staff as necessary.  
  12. Oversee the planning and coordination of basic tasks in large public settings for special events.  
  13. Analyze and use independent judgment in problem solving fairly routine situations such as discussing a potential program concerns with the public.  
  14. Supervise and monitor facility rentals to ensure applicant complies with City department policies and procedures.  
  15. Assist with membership renewals and sales at Rialto Racquet and Fitness Center.  
  16. Update membership information for fitness center clientele.  
  17. Complete daily deposits and generate daily revenue reports.  
  18. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Minimum Qualifications


EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Three years of increasing responsible experience in a recreation setting. One year of college (30 semester units or 45 quarter units) may be substituted for each year of experience, up to a maximum of two years

License or Certificate
Possession of a valid California driver's license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain within 6 weeks of employment, a valid American Red Cross First Aid/CPR certificate.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles, rules, and practices of organizing, planning and conducting recreation programs.
  • First aid and CPR methods necessary in taking safety precautions.
  • Basic operations, services and activities of recreation programs, activities and events.
  • Knowledge of cash handling and ability to handle cash.
  • Principles and practices of recreation program development and implementation.
  • Rules and proper techniques for playing a variety of sports activities.
  • Principles and practices of data collection and report preparation.
  • Current office equipment including computers.

Ability to:

  • Work a flexible schedule.
  • Adhere to work schedule and deadlines.
  • Instruct individual and group fitness programs & activities for youth and adults.
  • Speak publicly to program participants.
  • Effectively and tactfully communicate both orally and in writing with program participants, facility users, independent contractors, vendors, personnel and public.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Analyze and use independent judgment in problem solving fairly routine situations such as discussing a potential program concerns with the public. 
  • Learn and perform assigned tasks.
  • Prepare and maintain recreation program records as directed.
  • Interact tactfully and effectively with program participants.
  • Chaperone participants on excursions and at dances and parties.
  • Develop actives for programs assigned.
  • Maintain detailed files and records.
  • Interpret and explain City policies and procedures.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, supervisors and all city staff.
  • Maintain mental capacity which allows for effective interaction and communication with others.
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.


Supplemental Information


Application Procedure: 
A City application form and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) MUST be submitted and received by the closing date. Please apply online at All other employment inquiries can be directed to The City of Rialto, Human Resources Department. 246 S. Willow, Rialto, CA 92376. Telephone: (909) 820-2540.

Selection Process: 
Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application material that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the positions may consist of any combination of written, performance, and oral exams to evaluate the applicant's skills, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and fingerprinting. 

Veterans Preference Credit Eligibility: 
Veterans of the armed forces, who have been discharged or released from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable (Government Code: 18540.4), shall receive an additional five (5) points to their final examination score for ranking purposes only. This preference will apply only to the first appointment to any regular full-time City appointment. A copy of your valid DD214 must be submitted on or before the final filing date in order to be eligible for Veterans Preference Credit. For more information, please see the City's Veteran's Preference Policy.  (Download PDF reader)

The City of Rialto is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees in the United States. 

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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