9910 Public Service Trainee - WORKREATION School Year 2018/2019

Leadership Development Program

Recruitment #TEX-9910-089881


Are you a high school student between the ages of 14 and 17 who wants to gain valuable work experience, earn some extra money, and meet some new friends? The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department's Workreation Leadership Development Program may be what you are looking for!

Now in our 59th year, this 11 - month program will offer local young people the opportunity to become a part of the workforce, tackle new challenges, learn responsibility, professionalism and gain valuable job skills.  There are many interesting and rewarding jobs that could benefit from your youthful energy, enthusiasm, special skills and expertise. Read on for more information!


Eligible high school students can apply to one of five types of WORKREATION Leadership Development positions. 

1) Aquatics Assistant: Do you enjoy time at the pool? Apply to work in one of Recreation and Park's different pools and assist our Senior Swimming Instructors/ Life Guards with monitoring the changing rooms; swim decks and participate in swim activities. Work hours vary.  Prerequisites:  Must have some swimming abilities.

 2) Facility Assistant: Apply for a job working in one of Recreation and Park's many Recreation Centers or Playgrounds. Assisting with set up and/or breakdown for events, facility monitoring, interacting with the public at the front desk, and maintaining the facility's public displays. Work hours vary.  Prerequisite:  Ability to interact with customers.

3) Green Assistant: (LIMITED POSITIONS AVAILABLE) Enjoy working in the outdoors? Apply for a job assisting our gardeners in keeping our parks clean and beautiful including planting and weeding. Work hours are 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Saturdays only.  Prerequisites:  Ability to conduct physical work. 

4)  Office Assistant: Apply for a job working in Recreation and Park offices with our department's administrative staff. Learn how the different parts of the department are run and help out with administrative tasks in our Human Resources, Finance, Operations, Support Services, and other units. Work hours are from 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM on weekdays.  Prerequisites:  Ability to work independently and familiar with computers and systematic filing.

5) Program Assistant: Do you enjoy working with kids? Apply to work in one of Recreation and Park's afterschool or morning children’s program in one of our Recreation Centers or neighborhood parks. Help with after school recreation activities including sports, arts & crafts, cooking, field trips, and special events. Work hours may vary.  Morning hours are 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; afterschool hours are 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM.  Prerequisites:  Ability to engage participants in activities.

For more information on how to apply for one of these jobs, please see below.


The 11 month program will offer up to 10 hours weekly during the school year and 20 hours during the summer.  Schedules will vary depending on the assignment. Tentatively, the 11 month program will run January 14 through December 2019.   

Employees must attend mandatory workshops, trainings, and orientation sessions. Work schedules may include weekends and evenings. These positions are subject to budgetary constraints.

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt

Minimum Qualifications

1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled high school student between 14 and 17 years of age as of 1/12/2019. (Verification of age level will be required). 

2. Applicant must possess a Social Security Card, valid picture identification, and documents that establish both identity and employment eligibility, such as a birth certificate, state issued proof of identity or proof of a legal right to work in the United States.

3. Applicant must be a San Francisco resident OR attend school in San Francisco during the academic year 2018-2019 OR have a parent who works in San Francisco. (Proof may be requested at any time).

All applicants MUST be available to work during the following times:


During the school year

Monday - Thursday, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM or mornings 10 am - 1 pm; and/or

Friday, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM and/or

Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Hours may vary during the summer.


Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Work Permit.  HOWEVER, students should NOT request a work permit until notified of a job offer.


For additional information please call Kay Rodrigues at (415) 831-2785 or email workreation@sfgov.org.


Experience in leadership, volunteer work, participation in organized art or sport activities; ability to type, word processing and/or computer graphics skills; bilingual skills, including American Sign Language (ASL); strong verbal communication skills; ability to write well; participation in a sport, art, or day camp and experience working in ethnically and socially diverse communities are desired. Of particular interest is direct experience in recreation/aquatics, gardening or office/clerical work. 


Successful applicants will be offered employment on an as-needed basis and serve at the pleasure of the Appointing Officer.

How To Apply

To apply for a job in the WORKREATION Leadership Development Program, you must complete the online application, including the supplemental application. On the supplemental application, select the type of job you are interested in as described at the top of this announcement. To access the application, click on the link at the bottom of this announcement.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM.  Hand delivered or faxed applications will NOT be accepted.


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 job announcement: 9910 (WORKREATION) Public Service Trainee- Leadership Development Program - School Year 2018/2019 (TEX-9910-089881)

§  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 AM to 5:00 PM 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 competed 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 analyst, Lilli Ann Bobila, at 415-831-2731, or by email at lilliann.bobila@sfgov.org.

Selection Plan

All completed applications will be reviewed in detail. Selected students will be invited to schedule an interview on one of the dates listed below. Previous paid or volunteer experience with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department does NOT guarantee employment.

WORKREATION Tentative interview dates and location are as follows:

County Fair Building

1199 9th Avenue @ Lincoln

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Important Information:

1. Applications must be filled out by the job seeker him/herself. While it may seem helpful, parents, guardians, teachers or counselors may NOT prepare or submit the applications. The information provided on the application and supplemental application will be used to screen applicants and should come from and be prepared by the student directly to ensure accuracy.

2. Applicants should keep a copy of the email confirmation notice that verifies the application was submitted as well as copies of their application materials and any other documents submitted. The Recreation and Park Department is not responsible for unsubmitted or misdirected applications sent to the wrong recruitment or other city department. Without documented proof of timely submission, applications in question will not be considered.

3. Applicants are advised to maintain the email account that was used to register with JobAps. To ensure that important information does not get directed into a 'Bulk Mail' or 'SPAM' folder, applicants are reminded to allow messages from the following City and County email extensions: @sfgov.org. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is not responsible for information that was sent to an invalid or closed email account.

Successful applicants will be offered employment on an as-needed basis and serve at the pleasure of the Appointing Officer.

Conviction History

As a finalist 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 finalist. 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 selected as a finalist, 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: 9/10/2018

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: TEX-9910- 089881



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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