3286 Recreation Coordinator

Camp Mather in the High Sierra near Yosemite

Recruitment #TEX-3286-083300




Reissued to extend the application filing deadline to Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:00 PM



Appointment Type
This position is seasonal and will not result in an eligible list for a permanent civil service position.

About Us
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) provides opportunities for San Francisco residents and guests alike to gather, play, learn, relax and enjoy nature. We maintain 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 Sierra. A vacation getaway for generations of families, as well as for first-time guests, Camp Mather remains RPD's inclusive, rustic, off-the-grid destination for recreation and relaxation.


Circled in red below, Camp Mather is approximately 3 hours east of San Francisco, near the Hetch Hetchy Valley, and at the border of Yosemite National Park.


This position is seasonal from late March through early September 2018. The basic workweek is five (5) days full-time and requires Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (day and/or evening) shifts.   Overtime may be required. Room and board are provided at Camp Mather and housing will either be a private room with shared bathroom or shared housing with a bathroom. Meals are included; family and pets are not permitted. Previous paid or volunteer experience with the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department does not guarantee employment.

Working Conditions
Camp Mather is located in the High Sierra.  No transportation is provided to and from Camp Mather. Employees working both indoors and outdoors are exposed to high temperatures, and will regularly encounter bugs and insects.


Our employees represent the City and County of San Francisco, the Recreation and Park Department and Camp Mather. Therefore, all employees are expected to work in a manner which fulfills our goal to provide a safe, clean, friendly and fun camp environment for guests. Employees are expected to follow rules and policies, including observing camp quiet hours and keeping living areas clean and neat. Employees must wear a bicycle helmet at all times when riding a bicycle on camp property. While in public on camp property, employees may neither consume alcohol nor appear to be under the influence of alcohol. Every employee functions as an emergency worker and may be required to work beyond assigned hours. Applicants must be willing to perform other duties as assigned. No employee is allowed to accept tips or gratuities of any kind from guests of or visitors to Camp Mather.


The broad duties of the Camp Facility Manager are to assist the Camp Mather Manager in operations providing a safe, clean, well functioning camp for the enjoyment of the 500 weekly guests, on-site concessionaires, 70 staff, and day-use visitors.

Under supervision of the Camp Mather Manager, the Camp Facility Manager:

  • Coordinates all the Mather camper reservations (including check-in and checkouts) and on-site payments through ActiveNet registration system; resolves issues with the Camp Mather desk in San Francisco (if necessary); conducts and reconciles all banking deposits and accounts for the Camp Accounts in Groveland.
  • Ensures all accommodations and the overall camp areas are cleaned and presentable for the weekly turnover of camp on Saturday for the Sunday afternoon check-in of campers.
  • Manages all accounting systems including timesheets and payroll for all the 70 camp employees; inputs all data into the City’s emerge system; reconciles all overtime and payroll issues with RPD Payroll.
  • Manages the front office operations and supervises assigned staff; maintains and coordinates all the employees’ schedules during the entire Camp season; coordinates housing details based on Camp policies; performs all purchasing and work orders input/tracking; investigates various complaints and outstanding issues during the Camp season; ensures that all office and camp operations priorities are met; maintains records and develops reports concerning new or ongoing programs and program effectiveness; prepares statistical reports as required.
  • Conducts informational meetings with staff, and volunteers concerning policies, procedures, rules, regulations, safety awareness, and emergency protocols related to their specific assigned activities and overall responsibilities at Camp Mather. Trains and supervises Camp Office Staff; health and safety, supplies, emergency response, and customer service.
  • Develops and conducts surveys of the guests regarding recreation programs and facility use and customer service; compiles data, creates a report, and recommends new programs/protocols or revisions to existing programs/protocols based on survey results.
  • Is a member of Camp Senior Staff; acts as the staff coordinator and on-site facilitator for emergencies, complaints;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 












We have tentatively targeted the end of the week of February 20, 2018 for interviews and tentatively late March as the effective date.  We will provide more specific information (final date/time) to individuals if invited to advance in this competitive process.

Week of 2/20/18:      Oral Interviews

Week of 3/24/18:      Tentative start work date – training in San Francisco

Week of 5/20/18:      Arrival at camp. Saturday, Sunday and Monday are mandatory work days – the two off days will be scheduled during the remainder of the week.

Week of 9/1/18:       Conclusion of camp assignment


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.

Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

4000 hours of experience leading recreational activities, performing recreational support services, and/or facility monitoring (experience as a security guard is not qualifying as facility monitoring).

License and Certification:

Valid California Driver's License (which will be entered into the DMV Pool system)

Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year for year basis. Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal to 2000 hours.

Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Recreation, Recreation Administration, Business Management, Physical Education/Kinesiology, Performing Arts, or Visual Arts may substitute for 2000 hours of experience as described above.

Desirable Qualifications:

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

 ·  Camp experience in a management capacity;

 ·  Excellent customer service skills;

·  Ability to perform a variety of physical tasks;

·  First Aid/CPR/AED certified;

·  Serve Safe Certified (If not Serve Safe certified, a Food Handlers Card must be obtained); and

·  Knowledge of Active Net or other similar recreation programming/registration on-line system

 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.

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: 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-3286-083300)
  • 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, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

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.


Selection Plan

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

Conviction History

If you receive a conditional offer of employment, 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 were given a conditional offer of employment. 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 receive a conditional offer of employment, 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.

 Reissued: 2/15/18

Issued:  2/5/18 
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 083300
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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