9910 Public Service Trainee (WORKREATION)

2021 Summer Youth Employment Program

Recruitment #TEX-9910-109378




Are you a student between the ages of 14 and 18? 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 Program may be your ticket to a great summer!

Now in our 61st 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!


Eligible high school students can apply to one of 3 types of WORKREATION jobs that they are interested in. The different types of jobs include:

1) 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.

2) Facility Assistant: Apply for a job in one of Recreation and Park's many Recreation Centers or Playgrounds. 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.

3) Green Assistant: (LIMITED POSITIONS AVAILABLE) Enjoy working in the outdoors? Apply for a job assisting our gardeners in keeping our parks clean and beautiful including planting and weeding.

For more information on how to apply for one of these jobs, please see below.


The basic work week is around 15-25 hours weekly. Schedules will vary depending on the assignment. Tentatively, the summer program will run early July 2021 through mid-August 2021.

Employees must attend mandatory virtual workshops, trainings, and orientation sessions. Work schedules may include weekends and evenings. These positions are subject to budgetary constraints.

Appointment type: Temporary Exempt.

Successful applicants will be offered employment on an as-needed basis and serve at the pleasure of the Appointing Officer.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Applicant must be currently enrolled and attending high school AND be 14 years or older and under 18 years of age as of July 1, 2021. (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 during the academic year 2021-2022 (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 workreation@sfgov.org.


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.

How To Apply

To apply for a job in the WORKREATION program, all applicants must complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire. On the supplemental questionnaire, select the type of job you are interested in as described at the top of this announcement. To access the application, click on the link at the bottom of this announcement.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, February 26, 2021 at 4:30 PM.  Hand delivered or faxed applications will NOT be accepted.

Job Application Assistance Workshops (virtual) will be available to assist applicants with completing and submitting online applications. There are no requirements for these workshops.  Space is limited.  Email RSVP to Atajinae Jarreau at workreation@sfgov.org or by calling (415) 831-6812 for more information.

Virtual Job Application Assistance Workshop:

Location:       Zoom

Date(s):          2/18/21 and 2/25/21     

Time               5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Please visit the Workreation website for the latest workshop details: http://sfrecpark.org/about/jobs/workreation/


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

1. Select the job announcement: 9910 (WORKREATION) Public Service Trainee - TEX-9910-109378

2. Select "Apply" and read and acknowledge the information

3. Select either "I am a New User" if you have not previously registered, or "I have Registered Previously"

4. Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

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 lilliann.bobila@sfgov.org.

Selection Plan

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:

Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.


Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.


Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.


Type:  TEX
Issued:  2/5/2021
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 109378
REC/ LB/ 415.831.2731


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.


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