3264 Camp Assistant (SF Day Camps)

Recruitment #TEX-3264-103830



Interviews will tentatively begin March 30 through April 2, 2020 at the SF County Fair Building, 1199 9th Avenue (cross street Lincoln Way). The SF Summer Day Camps will tentatively start on June 8, 2020. There will be a paid orientation on May 30, 2020 for all hired candidates. Candidates who graduate high school or possess a GED as of June 2020 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.  These positions will not result in a permanent civil service appointment from an eligible list. These positions are seasonal for Summer 2020 (approximate period May 30 - mid August) 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). Previous paid or volunteer experience with the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department does not guarantee employment. 

Assignments:   All assignments are within the boundaries of the City of San Francisco .
As-Needed/Seasonal Camp Assistants are assigned to work camps hosted by four (4) main recreation competencies and one support services group. The following are brief descriptions of each competency and examples of programming: 

Cultural Arts - Silver Tree, Pine Lake, Harvey Milk Camp, PacArts, Randall Camp, Sharon Arts - consists of Visual, Performing, Digital & Professional arts. These camps involve 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, and woodworking. 

Community Services - Early Childhood Recreation, Extended Learning (After-School), Teens, and Therapeutic Recreation (People with Disabilities) - 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 - blind, visually impaired, deaf, hearing impaired and children on the autism spectrum. Summer camps include nine neighborhood day camps; Megacamp & Camp Everybody Plays (Everybody Plays/Teen City is a Therapeutic Recreation day camp for children on the autism spectrum).

Leisure Services includes Fitness, aerobics, yoga, pilates, zumba, fitness and dance; waterfront sports: sailing, kayaking, paddling, surfing and fishing; Outdoors: camping, back packing, rock climbing, nature exploration, and urban farm camp; Extreme Sports: skating, BMX, mountain bikes, and ski/snow boarding; Non-traditional: Camp Gourmet, Martial Arts, RC Rods and Reels, and LGBTQ programming. Summer camps include Archery, McLaren Bike park, Shred N’Butter, Fog City, Skateboard, Surfing, Camp Sukahica, Eco-Adventure, Wave Surfers, etc.

Sports & Athletics includes the following activities and camps: baseball, softball, basketball, flag football, golf, soccer, futsol, tennis, track & field, volleyball, etc. Summer camps include Sports Day camp, Girls Sports camp, Take 5 (variety of sports), Baseball, 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 .

Applicants may be asked to state his/her preferences in terms of the competency (see above) assignment. Information provided will be taken into consideration when making the final hiring selections/assignments but there is no guarantee of placement.

For more information about the programs, please visit www.sfrecpark.org.

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 2020. 

  • Candidates graduating in June 2020, must provide a letter from the school counselor verifying graduation date. Upon graduation, hired candidate must still 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 

D. ServSafe Certificate or California Food Handler Card

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-3264-103830)
• 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, Ian Talley, by telephone at 415-831-2737 or by email at ian.talley@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

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: 2/14/2020
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number:  103830
REC /IT/ 415-831-2737


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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