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SF Recreation & Park - WORKREATION Summer Program - 2023 (9910)

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  • 501 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

  • Full-time

  • Fill Type: Temporary Exempt

  • Work Hours: Other

  • Job Code and Title: 9910-Public Service Trainee

Company Description Application Opening: December 14, 2022 Application Deadline: Apply Immediately. This announcement may close at any time but not before January 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm Appointment Type: This position is a temporary exempt, as-needed appointment. This position is seasonal and will not result in an eligible list for a permanent civil service position. Employees serve at the will of the Appointing Officer.

NOTE: Applicants must complete the supplemental questionnaire found in the 'How to Apply' section of this job announcement in addition to applying. Only applicants who submit both an application AND supplemental questionnaire will be considered for participation in the department's selection process.

HOW TO APPLY Step 1 - Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately by clicking on the 'Apply Now' or I'm Interested' button and follow instructions as prompted. AND Step 2 – Complete and submit the Supplemental Questionnaire by clicking on the link: Note: Failure to complete all steps above will be considered as INCOMPLETE and may be disqualified. Both application and Supplemental Questionnaire are due on or before

January 4, 2023, 5:00pm. The Recreation & Park Department is hiring multiple positions in job class 9910 Public Service Trainee – Workreation Program – Summer 2023. Are you a student between the ages of 14 and 17? How would you like to gain valuable work experience, earn some extra money, and meet some new friends during the summer? The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department's Workreation Youth Employment Program may be your ticket to a great summer! Now in our 63rd year, the WORKREATION program has offered local young people the opportunity to become a part of the workforce, tackle new challenges, learn responsibility and professionalism, and gain valuable job skills. There are many interesting and rewarding jobs that could benefit from your youthful energy, enthusiasm, special skills, and expertise. Read on for more information!Job Description Assignments are in various neighborhood park and recreation center locations and include activities such as arts and crafts, sports, cooking, gardening, facility support and so much more. The basic work week schedule is Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday and up to 25 hours weekly. Schedules will vary depending on the assignment and may include evenings and weekends. These positions are subject to budgetary constraints. The Summer program will run late May 2023 through August 2023. Employees cannot miss work more than 2 days during program dates. Please do not plan any vacations during this period. Employees must attend mandatory trainings, and new employee orientation.

JOB TYPES AND DUTIES Eligible high school students can apply to one of 4 types of WORKREATION jobs that they are interested in. The different types of jobs include:

  • Day Camp Assistant: Do you enjoy working with kids? Apply to work in one of Recreation and Park's summer day camp programs in one of our Recreation Centers or neighborhood parks. Help with summer recreation activities including sports, arts & crafts, cooking, field trips, and special events.

  • Facility: Apply for a job in one of Recreation and Park's many Recreation Centers facility. Working in one of our facilities you will be responsible for facility preparation including set up and/or breakdown for events, facility monitoring, interacting with the public at the front desk, and maintaining the facility's public displays.

  • Pool Assistant: Apply for a job in one of Recreation and Park's many Swimming Pools. Working in one of our pools, you will be responsible for setup and/or breakdown for events, pool monitoring, interacting with the public at the front desk, and maintaining the pool’s public displays.

  • Green Assistant: Enjoy working in the outdoors? Apply for a job assisting our gardeners in keeping our parks clean and beautiful including planting and weeding.

Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: 1. Applicant must be currently enrolled AND currently attending high school and be 14 years or older and under 18 years of age as of May 20, 2023. (Verification of age will be required); AND 2. Applicant must possess a Social Security Card, valid picture identification, and documents that establish both identity and employment eligibility, such as a birth certificate, state issued proof of identity or proof of a legal right to work in the United States; AND 3. Applicant must be a San Francisco resident, or currently attending high school in San Francisco, or have at least one parent/guardian employed in San Francisco during the academic year 2022-2023. (Proof may be requested at any time.)

All applicants MUST be able to work at least 15-25 hours per week. Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Work Permit. HOWEVER, students should NOT request a work permit until notified of a job offer. For additional information please call Atajinae Jarreau at (415) 831-6812 or email DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Experience in leadership, volunteer work, participation in organized art or sport activities; ability to type, word processing and/or computer graphics skills; bilingual skills, including American Sign Language (ASL); strong verbal communication skills; ability to write well; participation in a sport, art, or day camp and experience working in ethnically and socially diverse communities are desired. Of particular interest is direct experience in recreation/aquatics, gardening or office/clerical work. Note: Late or incomplete application submissions will not be considered. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted.Additional Information

Specific information regarding this recruitment is listed below:

Application Opening – Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Deadline: January 4, 2023, 5:00 pm

Supplemental Questionnaire: Applicants submitting an application MUST COMPLETE and SUBMIT the supplemental questionnaire by clicking on the link below: Supplemental questions are intended to assist us in gathering as much relevant and detailed information as possible in order to evaluate your application.

Virtual Job Interview Workshop: March 2, 2023, 6:00 pm (For registration and Zoom link access please call Atajinae Jarreau at (415) 831-6812 or email

Interviews: Week of March 7, 2023

Employment processing for applicants selected for a WORKREATION job will be held tentatively on April 15, 2023 and April 16, 2023. Mandatory and paid Workreation orientation will be on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Compensation: $18.75/ Hour Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Lilli Ann Bobila, at 415-831-2731 or by email at All completed applications will be reviewed in detail. Selected students will be invited to an interview tentatively in March 2023. Previous paid or volunteer experience with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department does NOT guarantee employment. We appreciate your understanding as we cannot accommodate interviews outside of these dates. Please plan accordingly as there will be no make-up available.

Important Information: 1. Applications must be filled out by the job seeker him/herself. While it may seem helpful, parents, guardians, teachers or counselors may NOT prepare or submit the applications. The information provided on the application and supplemental application will be used to screen applicants and should come from and be prepared by the student directly to ensure accuracy. 2. Applicants should keep a copy of the email confirmation notice that verifies the application was submitted as well as copies of their application materials and any other documents submitted. The Recreation and Park Department is not responsible for unsubmitted or misdirected applications sent to the wrong recruitment or other city department. Without documented proof of timely submission, applications in question will not be considered. 3. Applicants are advised to maintain the email account that was used to register. To ensure that important information does not get directed into a 'Bulk Mail' or 'SPAM' folder, applicants are reminded to allow messages from the following City and County email The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is not responsible for information that was sent to an invalid or closed email account.

Race and Social Equity Statement We believe that parks and open space in San Francisco provides the opportunity to model equitable access for all. With this belief, San Francisco became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park. The Recreation and Park Department’s goal is to close the gaps and improve equity and access to quality parks and open space, and recreation activities for historically marginalized communities. We envision a department that proactively infuses racial and social equity in its internal operations. With a multi-disciplinary team of talented individuals - gardeners, recreation leaders, park rangers, custodians, craft shop personnel, park and recreation managers and more, the department is committed to doing its part to provide equitable access to parks and programs for all the communities we serve to enjoy, as well as foster a work environment where our differences are celebrated, and everyone has what they need to thrive regardless of their race, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or country of origin. Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

  • Information About The Hiring Process

  • Conviction History

  • Employee Benefits Overview

  • Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Disaster Service Worker

  • ADA Accommodation

  • Veterans Preference

  • Right to Work

  • Copies of Application Documents

  • Diversity Statement

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible. The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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