Recreation Leader Trainee (General) (Bilingual)

  • 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact. 

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

What We Offer:

  Impact - The work you do here matters to millions. 

  Growth - Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it? 

  Diversity & Inclusion - Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.

  Opportunities in Tech - Don’t wait for the future, shape it.

  Benefits - We care about your well-being.

You must visit to apply for this position by March 19th, 2021.

Job Description

Accepting applications from both Bilingual and non-Bilingual candidates!

This is entry-level recreation work. Employees in this class learn to administer a limited program of activities for the public and provide recreational services and facilities for organized groups. Work includes responsibility for the organization and implementation of assigned programs and for participating with other recreation personnel in providing recreation services. Employees in this class may perform recreation program assignments for a large residential institution or correctional system. Determining community recreation needs and interests, promoting programs, learning how to manage funds to support program needs, and motivating participation are of major significance to the work. As the training period progresses, the employee is assigned work of greater complexity and responsibility. Duties require scheduled evening and weekend work and moderate physical effort. Work is performed under the supervision of a recreation center supervisor.

You must visit to apply for this position by March 19th, 2021.


Minimum Training, Education & Experience

The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards that will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.


Candidates who meet all eligibility requirements within six months of the application deadline, September 19, 2021, will be admitted to this examination. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list, but may not be hired or promoted until all requirements have been satisfied.

EDUCATION: Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation, education, exercise science, kinesiology, sport and leisure management, and visual and performing arts or a closely related field.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR CANDIDATES CLAIMING BILINGUAL FLUENCY ONLY: Sufficient training and/or experience to be able to understand and speak fluently and clearly in a designated non-English language.

Child Protective Services Law requires FBI criminal history background checks as well as the Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check and Pennsylvania child abuse background check as a condition of initial employment and during tenure of employment.

Bilingual fluency is not required in order to apply. Both Bilingual and Non-Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply!

Physical & Medical Requirements

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

You must visit to apply for this position by March 19th, 2021.

Additional Information

Salary Range: $37,983 - $48,833 per year


Candidates MUST submit a copy of their official college transcripts.
It is an absolute requirement that you provide this documentation by April 16, 2021. It is optional whether you provide this documentation by attaching it to this application or submitting via email, mail or fax by April 16, 2021. Your options are further explained at

Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to [email protected] For more information, go to: Human Relations Website:

You must visit to apply for this position by March 19th, 2021.