Recreation Activity Center Leader

Baltimore County
35 per week $35,681 - $41,048 Per year MD 9831 Van Buren Ln, Cockeysville, MD 21030, United States


Pay Schedule I, Grade 19, Regular Schedule: 35 hours per week

Several vacancies exist in the Department of Recreation and Parks for Recreation Activity Center Leaders.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring within this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice.  Applicants are advised to apply promptly.
 All interested candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

NoteFailure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

Youmustattach your transcript(s) and/or certification(s)/license(s) to your application.  Unofficial copies are accepted.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application notbeingconsidered.  Proof of license(s) certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application. 

Examples of Duties

Job Purpose
Under direct supervision, assists Recreation Activity Center staff in providing services to children who participate in activities at and sponsored by Recreation Activity Centers. 
Essential Job Duties

  • Works directly with the children and participates in Recreation Activity Center activities.  
  • Assists children in completing homework.  
  • Provides assistance on a variety of activities, such as arts and crafts, games, and sports.  
  • Chaperones field trips taken by Recreation Activity Center participants.  
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Trains and coordinates the work of volunteers and part-time staff.
Other Examples of Duties
Performs other related duties as required.

NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class.  They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class.   Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed. 


Training and Experience

Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent;
One-year of successful experience as a recreation leader, recreation specialist, teacher assistant, social worker or counselor in a closely-related field, or one year experience in education as a teacher.   

Preferred Qualifications
Completion of at least thirty credit hours from an accredited college or university.
Candidates with credit hours in education, counseling, psychology or a related social or behavior science.

Licenses and Certificates 
Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a noncommercial, class C Maryland driver's license is preferred.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant’s major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education may result in your application not being considered.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN:  Recreation Activity Center Leader
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

Youmustattach your transcript(s) and/or certification(s)/license(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are accepted

Qualified applicants will be assigned a rating based on an evaluation of their training and experience as submitted on their application and supplemental questionnaire. Applicants are advised to state the dates, duties, and responsibilities of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.   

Employees in this classification may be assigned to work night, evening, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Physical and Environmental Conditions 
The work of this classification entails some physical labor including walking over rough and uneven surfaces in the inspection of facilities and grounds, infrequent exposure to adverse weather in the conducting of outdoor public programs and events, and some lifting and carrying in preparing for programs and events. 

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.