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Program Leader I

Company: City of Palmdale
Location: Palmdale
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


APPLY IMMEDIATELY! This position may close prior to June 6th if a certain number of applications is received.

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic other duties, such as, assisting in day care, food bank service, COVID-19 test and vaccine sites and working in other City departments on a temporary basis will be required, in addition to the program area outlined in this job flyer.

To assist in planning and implementing recreational activities for children and adults; and to provide support to professional recreation staff.


Receives general supervision from professional staff. Program Leader I will generally not supervise any staff member.


  • GROUNDED IN INTEGRITY: WE: Are Transparent & Trustworthy; Tell The Truth; Do What We Say We Are Going To Do; Treat Others As We Would Like To Be Treated; Do The Right Thing; Earn Trust
  • NURTURE TEAMWORK: WE: Work Together To Achieve A Common Goal; Share Information; Pitch In - Even If It's Not Our Job; Use Everyone's Knowledge And Skills To Find Better Solutions; Recognize Others For Their Contributions To The Team
  • CULTIVATE GREATNESS: WE: Bring Our Best - Thinking, Attitude, Solutions, Energy; Compete With Greatness (not with individual organizations); Show Professionalism In All Our Interactions; Work To Make Each Day Better Than The Last
  • COMMITTED TO SERVICE: WE: Are Stewards Of Public Resources (Human, Physical and Financial); Work To Drive Greater Efficiency & Effectiveness; Serve Cheerfully With A "Can-Do" Attitude; Bring A Problem-Solving Approach To Issues
  • MASTER THE POSSIBILITIES: WE: Find New Ways; Bounce Back (we are resilient); Adapt To The Situation; Support & Recognize Each Other; Have Fun; Are Always Learning And Growing; Are Innovators


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with the planning, coordinating and conducting of recreation activities for children and adults at community events, sports leagues, community centers or the water park. Implement games, contests, arts and crafts, skits and sports drills.
  • Assist with the load in, load out and operation of the Palmdale Amphitheater, Chimbole Cultural Center, and the Palmdale Playhouse. Provide basic knowledge and skills in customer service.
  • Ensure the set-up and safety of facilities for planned activities; may prepare rooms or fields for use by patrons; set up and take down tables, chairs, and related equipment.
  • Oversee the use of the facility, insuring patrons conform to the established policies and procedures; ensure security of the facility at the end of the day.
  • Report facility maintenance concerns and maintain adequate supplies and inventory by reporting needs.
  • Attend meetings, training sessions, and provide information regarding programs.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Assist with special events and other recreational activities as needed.
  • Assist with technical theatrical work such as construction of props and sets, hanging lights, assist sound/lighting technicians and stage manager as needed.


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

  • Some experience in working with children or adults in a recreational environment is highly desirable.
  • Completion of formal or informal education sufficient to assure the ability to read and write at the level required for successful job performance.


  • Basic methods, procedures and practices of recreational activities or technical theatrical work.
  • Principles and practices of supervising children and adults.
  • Principles and practices of coordinating activities.
  • Learn the principles and objectives of recreational activities.
  • Deal effectively with a variety of groups and individuals.

Program Leader I positions require the ability to:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age by July 1 of the current year.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds, stand for extended periods of time, bend, stoop, sit, walk on uneven ground as required by programs. Work outdoors for extended periods of time in extreme conditions.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Apply safe work practices.
  • Work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays and split-shifts, depending upon program needs. Must be available approximately May through September, as scheduled.

Keywords: City of Palmdale, Palmdale , Program Leader I, Other , Palmdale, California

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