9910 Public Service Trainee

Capital Outreach Intern

Recruitment #TEX-9910-903199


The Recreation and Park Department is accepting applications to fill temporary exempt positions as 9910 Public Service Trainee (Capital Outreach Intern) with a tentative effective date of March 11, 2019.  Interviews may be tentatively scheduled Wednesday, January 30 with a targeted start date of Monday, March 11, 2019.


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 24 large, full-complex recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses, community gardens, sports fields and numerous clubhouses that offer a variety of sports- and arts-related recreation programs for people of all ages.  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.


The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is in the process of implementing a ten-year capital program with a total value in excess of $400 million. The program is funded from multiple sources including general obligation bonds, a property tax set aside (Open Space Fund), grants, and philanthropic donations. The program includes the acquisition, renovation, and new construction of a variety of neighborhood and citywide recreational facilities. Current capital projects include the renovation of various community recreation and aquatic centers; park landscape, playground, and clubhouse improvements; natural area and trail construction; restoration of significant historic park sites and structures; and master planning and programming for future park improvements.


This position offers a significant opportunity to make meaningful improvements to San Francisco’s Recreation and Park system.  The Public Service Trainee (Outreach Intern) will report to the 3374 Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator.



This one (1) to two (2) year internship position will assist the Capital Division to execute on current and future Capital projects by collecting historical information, producing project one-page background info sheets, and conducting community needs assessment using surveys and in person contact.


This information will be shared with Project Manager and Public Affairs teams.  The Capital Outreach Intern will have direct contact with the public during all four phases of the Capital project:  Pre-Planning (most important stage to establish community relationships and where the interns will focus most of their time), Planning, Design, and Construction.


The Outreach Intern carries out tasks on a limited basis in direct support of a 3374 Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator or project manager specifically on bond projects.  The intern may be responsible for researching and compiling data; assisting in the preparation of related reports and documents; assisting Recreation and Park's Public Affairs team; creating and posting public notices on project site and surrounding neighborhood; preparing for and attending public meetings; creating surveys and collecting the data.  Within the department, working relationships will be with other Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator, Project Manager, Planner, Planning Intern, and Public Service Trainee staff.


The Outreach Intern will be in the field and gather information via surveys, notify community members of progress or changes and upcoming meeting schedule; attend community organizations and Recreation and Park's Planning meetings; answer community groups and individual questions; attend relevant community events; create signage and one-page background sheets for projects and assist the Outreach Coordinator with other duties.


The exact as-needed work schedule will be determined with the final candidates; however it will be limited to 1,040 hours within a rolling 12-month period.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED and be enrolled in an accredited college or university, or be a recent college graduate.


Preferred academic major:

·         Urban/City Planning or Public Administration


Desirable Qualifications:

·         Some background in community outreach/relations, public relations, etc. 

·         Proficiency in graphic design using the Adobe Creative Suite.


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

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-9910-903199

§  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, R. Margarita Recinos, by telephone at (415) 831-2786, or by email at margarita.recinos@sfgov.org

Selection Procedures

We will pursue an aggressive selection process schedule during the next few weeks in order to meet the City’s deadline to have a selection made from this recruitment process.  Interviews may be tentatively scheduled Wednesday, January 30 with a targeted start date of Monday, March 11, 2019.  


Note:  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.



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 n the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco. 


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.



Exam Type:  TEX
Issued:  1/2/19
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX-9910-903199
REC / RMR / 415 831-2786


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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