3264 Camp Assistant-Day Camps ONLY

San Francisco Recreation Facilities

Recruitment #TEX-3264-902077


PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY.  THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BUT NOT BEFORE MARCH 17.  Interviews are tentatively scheduled for March 21-23 and March 28-29 during extended business hours.  The majority of hiring process must be completed by the start of the Day Camps by May 19 (any candidates who graduate in June 2017, and are hired by the Department will have a later start work date)

Mission Statement  

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s mission is to provide enriching recreational activities, maintain beautiful parks, and preserve the environment for the well-being of everyone in our diverse community. 

About Us  The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department manages and maintains more than 220 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in the city, including two outside of city limits:  Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras.  Our 4,100-acre system includes 25 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums.  Included in the department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts, and Lake Merced. More than 2,000 talented individuals comprise our team, from gardeners, foresters and recreation leaders to park patrol officers, custodians, electricians, painters and more.  Our core mission, as it has been throughout our history, is to provide opportunities for San Francisco residents and visitors alike to gather, play, learn, relax, and enjoy nature in the city.  

Appointment Type Temporary Exempt / As-Needed  - will not result in a permanent civil service appointment from an eligible list.  These positions are seasonal for Summer 2017 (approximate period May 16 - August 11) and are subject to budgetary constraints. The basic work week is five (5) days. Shifts may include morning (pre-camp) and/or afternoon (after care) periods of time. Previous paid or  volunteer experience with the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department does not guarantee employment.

Assignments   All these assignments are at San Francisco Recreation & Park facilities. 

As-Needed/Seasonal Camp Assistants are assigned to work camps hosted by the four (4) main recreation competencies along with one support services group.. The following are brief descriptions of each competency and examples of programming:

  • Cultural Arts consists of Visual, Performing, Digital & Professional arts. These camps involves every aspect of the Arts including animation, ceramics, computer arts, crafts, creative writing, dance, digital audio, deejaying, drawing, fashion, film & video, graphic design, installation art, multimedia, music, painting, photography, printmaking, radio & internet broadcasting, robotics, science & technology, sculpture, sound design, songwriting, street art, textiles, theater, woodworking & urban gardening. Summer Camps include Pine Lake Outdoor day camp, Silver Tree Outdoor day camp, Performing arts camp (Pacific Arts &  Harvey Milk camps), Sharon Arts, Discovery camp & Randall (held @ Mission Arts) day camps.
  • Community Services - Early Childhood Recreation, After-School, Teens, and Adaptive Recreation (People with Disabilities). This competency is where recreation and human services intersect by providing programs and services to meet the needs of people at every stage of development. We also adapt all the Department's programs and services to include people with disabilities - most recently blind, visually impaired, deaf, hearing impaired and children on the autism spectrum. Summer camps include nine neighborhood day camps & Camp Everybody Plays (Everybody Plays/Teen City is a Therapeutic Recreation day camp for children on the autism spectrum).  
  • Leisure Services - This competency covers includes Fitness, aerobics, yoga, pilates, zumba, fitness and dance; waterfront sports: sailing, kayaking, paddling, surfing and fishing; Outdoors: camping, back packing, eco-adventures, rock climbing, nature exploration, and geocaching; Extreme Sports: skating, BMX, mountain bikes, and ski/snow boarding; Non-traditional: Cooking, Martial Arts, RC Cars and Boats, and LGBTQ programming.  Summer camps include Archery, Shred N’Butter, Fog City, Skateboard, Surfing, Jr. Mariner, Eco-Adventure, Wave Surfers, etc.
  • Sports & Athletics includes the following activities and camps: baseball, softball, boxing, flag football, golf,  soccer, futsol, tennis, track & field, volleyball, etc. Summer camps include  Sports Day camp, Girls Sports camp, Take 5 (variety of sports), LaCrosse, Flag Football, Put me in Coach, Soccer, Tennis, etc.                 
  • Recreation Resources and Permits serves in the following functions:  web based program registration (sfreconline.org), recreation and event logistic support,  open and close a recreation facility, facility monitoring, issue and enforce permits,  etc.  

For additional information, please visit http://sfrecpark.org/about/jobs/recreation-jobs

For more information about the programs, please visit   http://sfrecpark.org/wp-content/uploads/Daycamps2017_final.pdf

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.


1. High School graduation/General Education Diploma (GED) or equivalent as of June 2017 (the hired candidate must submit a copy of his/her HS diploma/GED certificate before being approved to start work)  

2.  Ability to work with people of varied age groups and backgrounds;

3.  Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form;

4.  Present a neat, clean appearance at all times:

5.  Ability to relate to the camp participants in a friendly and helpful manner. 


A.  Three (3) months equivalent verifiable experience of working/volunteering with Youth (Ages 5 to 11) or Tots (Ages 4 and 5);

B.  Three (3) months equivalent verifiable customer service experience;

C.  First Aid, CPR and/or CERT/NERT (Citizen or Neighborhood) Emergency Response Team Training) certificate    

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.  

How To Apply

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. Select the desired job announcement (TEX-3278-902077)

  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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 exam analyst, Katherine Dere, by telephone at 415-831-2705, or by email at katherine.dere@sfgov.org.

Conviction History

As a finalist 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 finalist. 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 applying 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 applying 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 selected as a finalist, 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.

Requests: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

Issued: 2/10/2017

Micki Callahan Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: 0902077

REC/KD (415)831-2705


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.

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