3286 Recreation Coordinator

2016 Summer Day Camps

Recruitment #TEX-3286-067046





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.


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, 5 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 are part of 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.


Under direction, the Recreation Coordinator supervises plans, coordinates, develops and evaluates Summer Day Camp programs in the areas of Recreation Facilities and Recreation Programs. Essential functions include: supervising staff and daily operations of a summer day camp; procuring the materials and resources necessary for implementing day camp programs, and in making the most effective use of the facilities and staff; compiling data and preparing attendance, facility use and budget expenditures or other financial reports; conducting informational meetings with staff, and volunteers concerning policies, procedures, rules and regulations related to their specific assigned activities at a community recreation center, and performing additional duties as required.

The following camps will have positions this summer: Everybody Plays/Teen City*; Pine Lake; Silver Tree; Jr. Giants; Sports Camp; Pacific Arts; Harvey Milk;  Art in the Park; Archery. For additional information, please visit


[*Everybody Plays/Teen City is a Therapeutic Recreation day camp. Duties include: planning camp curriculum for children with autism and other developmental disabilities; training and supervising staff; creating and implementing behavior plans; evaluating children's progress and communicating with parents; and writing reports.]

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt / As-Needed

These positions are seasonal for Summer 2016 and are subject to budgetary constraints. Previous paid or volunteer experience with the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department does not guarantee employment.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Recreation, Recreation Administration, Physical Education AND one (1) year of verifiable experience leading recreational activities of children, teenagers or adults at a park, playground, school recreation center or community center; OR

2. Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university AND two (2) years of verifiable experience leading recreational activities of children, teenagers or adults at a park, playground, school recreation center or community center.  

SUBSTITUTION: An equivalent combination of education and experience as described above. One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.  


The stated desirable qualifications apply to the various positions and may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Experience supervising staff
  • Experience working with children in a recreation environment
  • Experience in teaching, management, camp management, recreation or youth enrichment programming
  • Experience leading recreation camps or programs for children with autism and other developmental disabilities
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of tasks
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certified
  • National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)
  • California Board Of Recreation and Park Certification (CBRPC)  
  • Fluency in ASL
  • CA Driver’s License
  • USA Archery Instructor Certification
  • USA Archery Olympic Safe Sport Certification
  • A working knowledge of personal computers with word processing knowledge is required
  • A working knowledge of recreation principals
  • Applicants should have knowledge and understanding of the visual and performing arts.  


All applicants MUST submit verification of qualifying experience and education by 5:00 pm on February 22, 2016. Verification should be scanned and emailed to RPD_recruitment@sfgov.org with the subject line: "3286 - Summer Day Camp 2016 VERIFICATION."  

Qualifying education must be verified by copy of diploma or transcripts showing coursework completed. 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.   Verification of qualifying hours worked must be on the employer’s letterhead, show the applicant’s name, dates of service including hours worked, job title(s), duties actually performed for each position, and must be signed by the employer. Qualifying experience may be verified by performance evaluations showing duties performed. City and County employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. Applicants who cannot obtain the required verification may request a waiver of the verification requirement by submitting a separate signed statement by the final filing date, explaining the reason for the request. Waiver requests will not automatically be granted but will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide either the required verification or a request for waiver will result in rejection of application.


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-3286-067046)
  • 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, Lilli Ann Bobila, by telephone at 415.831.2731, or by email at lilliann.bobila@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.


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://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 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.

Issued: 2/8/2016

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: 067046

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.

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