3264 - Camp Assistant (Near Yosemite Valley)

Camp Mather in the Sierra Mountains near Yosemite Valley

Recruitment #TEX-3264-091919








Appointment Type
A temporary exempt, as-needed appointment, this position is seasonal and will not result in an eligible list for a permanent civil service position. Employees serve at the will of the Appointing Officer.

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.

About Camp Mather

Each summer, RPD operates Camp Mather, a rustic family campground located near Yosemite National Park, approximately 3 hours east of San Francisco. Each week, about 500 campers enjoy a week-long stay at Camp Mather; enjoying a full range of recreation activities such as a supervised swimming pool and a lake for water activities, supervised recreation programs, hiking, and evening campfire entertainment. Guests stay in cabins, and enjoy 3 delicious meals each day, served cafeteria style with a full salad bar and excellent service.

Learn more about Camp Mather on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2S_JZ4kKr5I





Position Description

Under supervision, Camp Assistants work with other camp staff to ensure guests experience a sense of community and enjoy a wonderful vacation. This position requires a high level of physical effort as well as strong customer-service skills.


Examples of Essential Duties

  • Works steam tables, serves food, buses tables, washes and stacks dishes, and cleans flatware;
  • Cleans cabins and other camp facilities, including sweeping and mopping floors, washing windows and scrubbing washrooms;
  • Cleans the campgrounds;
  • Participates in the staff talent show and staff versus guest athletic activities;
  • Unloads and loads trucks, and moves furniture and supplies; and
  • Helps the Chef, Assistant Cooks, and Food Service Workers as needed.

 Working Conditions at Camp Mather

    • Housing and Meals: during employment, FREE meals and housing is provided to camp employees. Camp staff live in shared housing with other camp staff.
    • Nature of work includes working both indoors and outdoors, exposure to sun and high temperatures, and will regularly encounter bugs and insects.
    • Work Schedule: The workweek is six (6) days, comprising of small shifts throughout the day. Shifts includes weekends and evenings.  Overtime may be required.
    • Work Location: Camp Mather is located in the High Sierra near Yosemite National Park about 3 hours east of San Francisco.
    • Transportation: Camp Mather employees  are responsible for securing their own transportation to and from Camp Mather. Parking is available for personal vehicles. Public transportation and Rideshare Apps (Uber/Lyft) is limited and is not a reliable source because of our remote location.

      Available Work Assignments: Camp Mather operates in three phases. Applicants are available to apply for any or all camp phases, however, hiring priority is given to those who can work the main high season AND either early crew or wrap-up crew, in part or in full.

        • April 21 to June 1 (Early Crew)
        • June 2 to August 17 (High Season)
        • August 18 to September 30 (Wrap-up Crew)

        Minimum Qualifications

        Minimum Qualifications:


        • Applicant must be age 18 or older at the time of hire;
        • Possess a High School diploma or equivalent, at the time of hire;
        • Ability to work with and live around coworkers and guests, of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs;
        • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form;
        • Good physical condition and ability to lift up to 50 pounds;
        • Ability to maintain a neat and clean appearance at all times;
        • Ability to provide great customer service to guests in a friendly and helpful manner; and
        • For kitchen staff: ServSafe certificate or California Food Handler Card.

        Desirable Qualifications:

        • ServSafe Certificate or California Food Handler Card;
        • CPR-FPR certification;
        • AED certification;
        • First Aid certification;
        • Lifeguard certification;
        • Citizen or Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Training.

        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-3264-091919)
        • 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.


        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.


        Verification of Education and Experience

        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/how-verify-education-requirements


         Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative. City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) employees do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit written verification of outside experience. CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2.


        Verification of required education typically must be a photocopy of the degree or transcript from an accredited college or university. Verification of required license/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.


        If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Gary Chen, by telephone at 415-831-2762 or by email at Gary.w.chen@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

        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.


        Reasonable Accommodation Request
        Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this recruitment can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities.


        Terms of the Announcement
        Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.


        Copies of Application Documents
        Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.


        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: 1/25/2019
        Micki Callahan
        Human Resources Director
        Department of Human Resources

        REC / GWC / 415-831-2762


        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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