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If you are interested in any of the open positions, please click on the appropriate link below for the position information and the supplemental application information. A city employment application is required for all open positions. A complete application (city employment application, record waiver and if required supplemental questionnaire) must be submitted to the Human Resources Department. IMPORTANT: Facsimiles, photo copies, electronic mail, or final filing date postmarks will not be accepted.

New application posted below pursuant to AB218. The City of Manhattan Beach will no longer request conviction information or proof of safe driving record at time of application submission unless criminal conviction background is required by law or exempt from AB218.


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Senior Recreation Leader I (PT), Job No. 16-059

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$16.79/hourly
  • Posted Date:01/17/2019

The Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Manhattan Beach  is now accepting applications for the position of part-time Senior Recreation Leader I to supervise the assigned Parks & Recreation staff at City facilities.

HOURS: This part-time position will work up to 28 hours per week. Part-time positions will not work over 960 hours per fiscal year. Work schedules require working early morning, evenings, weekends, holidays, and extended hours based on program and department needs.


Education: An Associates degree in recreation and leisure services, human services, or a related field.

Training and Experience: Two (2) years of paid experience in planning, organizing, and conducting recreation programs, including supervising, budgeting, report writing, marketing, and training OR four (4) years of paid relevant experience including two (2) years in a supervisory role may be substituted for the Associate Degree OR two (2) years of paid experience as a City of Manhattan Beach Recreation Leader I/II and one (1) year supervisory experience.

License: A valid California Class “C” drivers license and acceptable driving record are required.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Requires knowledge in the principles and practices of event organization and program development; budgeting practices, and requirements to implement broad recreation and cultural activities; skill in instruction and training; operating specific department tools and equipment; and effective communication skills, both oral and written. Must have the ability to plan, organize, and implement recreation events; supervise assigned staff; prepare oral and written reports; lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; and work effectively with others. Proficiency in the use of personal computer software (Windows) is desirable.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently operate tools, controls, and equipment; sit, stand, walk, run; and occasionally climb, balance, and kneel. Will frequently work outdoors and may be exposed to variable weather conditions.


A City Employment Application form AND Criminal Conviction form are required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department in person, by online submission (link below), or by U.S. mail. Facsimiles, photocopies, and electronic mail are not accepted. Applications will be reviewed and a select group of candidates whose background and experience best meet the requirements will be invited to an oral interview. The filing period will remain open until the needs of the Department have been met. Applications may be obtained through the link below or from the Human Resources Department, City Hall, 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. If you need special assistance in the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources at (310) 802-5258.

To apply online, click HERE.

City Employment Application (PDF) 

Criminal Conviction Form (PDF) 

Job Announcement (PDF)


The City of Manhattan Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
NOTE: A drug test may be administered as part of the pre-employment medical exam. This position is not eligible to participate in any benefit programs of the City, except those mandated by federal or state law or the Public Employees Retirement System.
The provisions of this flyer do not constitute a contract, express or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

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