Job Details

City of Gilroy
  • Position Number: 5383633
  • Location: Gilroy, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Human Development & Family Studies

Recreation Division - Senior Services

Program hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-1:00 pm
additional evening and weekend hours as needed.

Level II - $17.48/hour
Level III - $18.58 - $21.88/hour

The City of Gilroy is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Join our team!

The City of Gilroy is recruiting for part-time Recreation Leaders II/III assigned to the Senior Services Program. The main goal of the City of Gilroy's Recreation Division is to offer excellent recreation programs that provide community members with a wide range of opportunities to celebrate life and community through people, parks, programs, and special events which are delivered by a team of employees dedicated to offering quality recreational, social, and cultural services to all Gilroy residents.

Under the direct supervision of a Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Leader II/III will assist in planning, organizing, and leading physical, recreational, and social activities for assigned various recreation programs. While the primary focus is on Senior Services (serving the senior population), there may be instances where support is required in other recreation areas.

As part of the Senior Services Program, Recreation Leaders gain valuable hands-on experience working with our expanding older adult population. As Recreation Leaders gain relevant experience, meet job qualifications, and receive positive performance evaluations, they have opportunities for advancement. Each step in their career brings increased responsibilities and more challenging assignments, enabling further skill development and greater contributions to their organization.

The Recreation Division is easy-going, supportive, and passionate about our work. We practice what we preach and are versatile and able to support any recreation related program at any given moment. We work collaboratively with the community to provide positive alternative programs to support and enhance the quality of life for all members of the community.


  • Have experience working with Senior population or similar environment.

  • Demonstrate emotional intelligence and composure in high-pressure situations.

  • Be energetic and bring enthusiasm to assigned program every day.

  • Have experience leading activities, games or arts and crafts.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is highly desirable.

  • Have great communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Be reliable and punctual and have ability to independently manage time.

  • Be responsible to open, prepare, and close facilities on time and ensure the facility is safely used by participants.

  • Have strong computer skills (using email, timesheet software, comfortable using internet browsers).

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, please attach and submit the following required items with your NEOGOV application:

  • A completed City of Gilroy online application including supplemental responses.

  • A detailed cover letter expressing your interest in the position with the City of Gilroy is preferred.

  • A detailed resume that highlights your related skills and experience is preferred.

City Application Form - Candidates must complete the NEOGOV City of Gilroy application form for this position and submit online. Please prepare attachments prior to completion of the NEOGOV application as incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Apply Online: Go to You can apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link. After viewing the Job Description, click the 'Apply' tab. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can import your resume from LinkedIn, upload it from a saved document on your computer, or manually enter your personal information. This application will be saved and used to apply for future job openings.

Recruitment Schedule - Key Dates*

  • Priority Screening: 8/1/2024

  • Application Deadline; 8/8/2024

  • First Round Oral Board: TBD

(*Note: The examination process/schedule may be changed as needed by the City.)

Only complete application packets will be reviewed. Only the most qualified applicants with the most relevant experience and education will be invited to continue in the selection process. In addition, final candidates for the position are required to pass an employment background check, State of California Department of Justice criminal records check, medical evaluation, and drug screen, given at the City's expense, prior to appointment. If special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department right away 408-846-0228.

Attention: Communication regarding your status in this recruitment process will be conducted via e-mail. Be sure to include an e-mail address on the employment application. Applicants are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any changes to an e-mail address and/or other contact information.


Copyright 2024 Inc. All rights reserved.

Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency


By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Learn more about how we use cookies by reviewing our Cookie Policy.
This is default text for notification bar