3291 Principal Recreation Sprv (Near Yosemite Valley)

Recruitment #TEX-3291-093918


Appointment Type
This is a full-time exempt appointment with a maximum term of 8 months. Exempt appointments are at the discretion of the hiring officer.

About Us
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) provides enriching recreational activities, maintains beautiful parks and preserves the environment for the well-being of everyone in our diverse community. Our 4,100-acre system includes 24 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities: sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. We truly have something for everyone, with exciting programs from dance and movement classes for tots to aerobic fitness for seniors. We manage and maintain more than 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces in the City, as well as two outside the City: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierra. This position will be assigned to Camp Mather.

Camp Mather, a rustic family campground located near Yosemite National Park, is 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


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The 3291 Principal Recreation Supervisor assigned to Camp Mather:

 1. Oversees the planning and organization of recreational activities and other special events, reviews program evaluations and proposals, and determines priorities for new programs in order to ensure complete and effective planning for a broad range of recreational programs that realize RPD's goals and objectives and meet the needs of diverse communities;
 2. Directs the development of complex, citywide recreational programs involving multiple communities or neighborhoods, acts as a liaison with other divisions and sections of RPD, such as public relations, park maintenance, custodial services, and capital planning; and coordinates comprehensive recreational programs and special events;
 3. Manages subordinate supervisory staff and develops subordinate supervisors' ability to supervise others, including eliciting cooperation to ensure that subordinate supervisors perform the full range of supervisory duties; ensures the safe use of all recreational facilities including gyms, auditoriums, athletic fields and courts, play areas, kitchens and lavatories; observes the conduct of participants using City facilities; and recommends repairs and replacements as needed;
 4. Speaks to local groups, including neighborhood organizations, schools and commissions, to explain departmental decisions and policies, and to encourage partnership and collaboration; promotes the delivery of recreational programs and coordinates the use of recreational facilities; makes regular visits of facilities and programs to evaluate and ensure maximum participation and satisfaction; writes surveys, and collects and evaluates data, to determine patron participation and satisfaction; and resolves complaints from the public, investigates or directs the investigation, and responds to the concerned party in a timely manner;
 5. Assists in the preparation of the Department's annual budget by making recommendations for staffing, supplies, equipment and capital improvements that will enhance the recreational services provided by the department. Approves expenditures up to an authorized amount and identifies vendors to maximize the use of available resources within the budget; and
 6. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

 1a. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in recreation, physical education, or closely related field; AND

  1 b. Two (2) years of verifiable supervisory experience in a variety of recreational activities, such as athletics, dance, drama, arts, crafts, summer camps, equivalent to the level of Class 3289 Recreation Supervisor, 3287 Assistant Recreation Supervisor, or 3285 Junior Museum Director; OR

  2 a. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND

  2 b. Four (4) years of verifiable supervisory experience in a variety of recreational activities, such as athletics, dance, drama, arts, crafts, summer camps, equivalent to the level of Class 3289 Recreation Supervisor, 3287 Assistant Recreation Supervisor, or 3285 Junior Museum Director.

Additional experience as described above may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required education. Thirty (30) semester units/forty-five (45) quarter units equal one year of experience.
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: Ability to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays, and drive to recreational locations.

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-3291-093918)
    · 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.

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.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process, prior to being appointed into the position. 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.

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 Harry Bullock, by email at harry.bullock@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 Accomodation Request
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this recruitment can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities.

Terms of 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: 11 February 2019
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
REC / HB / (415) 831-6836


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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