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Supplemental Questionnaire

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Camp Mather 2020 Season

2654 Cook Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire gathers job-specific information in order to expedite the selection process and address administrative matters. You must possess the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement at the time you submit your application in order to be considered for this position. You must be at least 18 years or older at the time of hire. You must be willing to live in shared housing with other camp staff. You must be able to secure your own transportation to and from Camp Mather. Please read all of the items below carefully and respond to each completely.


The 2020 Camp Mather season begins April 18 and ends September 28. The season is divided into three phases: early crew, high season, and wrap-up crew. Cooks work 6-days a week and staff a variety of shifts including weekends. Please select any of the following phases in which you are available to work at Camp Mather.

IMPORTANT: Candidates will only be considered if available at a minimum during the high season, and hiring priority will be given to those who can work early crew, high season AND wrap-up crew phases, in full.

I can work the early crew from April 18 - May 29
I can work the high season from May 30 - August 14
I can work the wrap-up crew from August 15 - September 28
I can work the entire season from April 18 - September 28

If you have a unique summer schedule, please write the beginning and ending dates of your availability to work at Camp Mather. If you were able to fully describe your availability to work above, please write N/A in the box below.


Please list any known conflicts that fall within your dates of availability (e.g. important school event or family event) in the box below. Listing dates below does NOT guarantee you will receive time-off. You must speak with Camp Mather supervisors and submit a formal time-off request upon your arrival at camp. Please Include dates even if you are unsure. If you don't have any plans for time-off please write "N/A".


You are responsible for securing your own transportation to and from Camp Mather. Possible transportation methods include personal vehicle, family member driving you to and from camp, carpooling with others to camp, flights to the Bay Area if out of state, etc.  For your reference, the address to Camp Mather is: 35250 Mather Road, Groveland, California 95321.

Please indicate how you will get to Camp Mather to start your assignment and how you will get home from Camp Mather when you finish your assignment. You must respond to this question in sufficient detail.


Please indicate if you currently possess a ServSafe Certificate and/or California Food Handler Card (please note if you do not possess a certificate or card you MUST obtain one prior to your hire date):

I possess a valid ServSafe Certificate
I possess a valid California Food Handler Card
I do not possess a valid ServSafe Certificate or California Food Handler Card

All Camp Mather staff must wear a department-issued t-shirt while on duty. Please indicate your men's t-shirt size in the box below (NOTE: t-shirts are uni-sex which most closely match men's t-shirt sizes).


You are required to attend an in-person interview if you live in the Bay Area. However, if you are located outside of the Bay Area, you may request a video conference interview. Please indicate below as appropriate.

I can interview in person in San Francisco
I would like to request a video conference interview

Please indicate a contact whom we can reach in case of an emergency. Please provide the person’s name, relation to you, address, email, and phone number (cell and home).


How did you hear about our Camp Mather positions? Please indicate the different locations where you learned about our positions. (friends/family, online job board, school website, social media, job fair, City's website, etc.)


CERTIFICATION OF AGE – If selected for the position, I certify that I am age 18 or older at the time of hire.


CERTIFICATION - AWARENESS OF LOCATION - I certify that I understand that Camp Mather is located in the Sierra mountains near Yosemite National Park, approximately 180 miles east of San Francisco and that I am required to find my own method of transportation to and from Camp Mather.


CERTIFICATION - AWARENESS OF WORK CONDITIONS - I certify that I understand that the working conditions at Camp Mather include living in shared housing, that both indoor and outdoor assignments at Camp Mather often involve exposure to high heat, bugs and insects; and that room and board is provided during employment at Camp Mather.


CERTIFICATION OF MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -  I self-certify that I am a high school graduate, OR that I have received my GED, OR that I will have graduated from high school by June 2019. I am attaching to this application documentation which validates my high school status. (Documentation, in PDF format, may comprise a high school diploma; OR a letter from your high school, signed by an official representative, which states that you will have graduated by June 2019; OR a copy of your GED; OR a transcript from your most recent semester/quarter of college attended);

AND that I have at least three (3) years of work experience cooking large quantities of food in a setting such as hospital, correctional facility, the military, hotel, restaurant or equivalent food service establishment. Note: coffee shops, small grab and go kiosks, and sandwich shops are not considered qualifying cooking experience; OR that I have two (2) years of the required work experience and one (1) year culinary arts certificate program, completion of an apprenticeship program certified by a nationally recognized culinary arts organization, or possess an Associate's degree in culinary arts.


OVERALL CERTIFICATION - I certify that the information provided in this Supplemental Questionnaire is true and based on my training, skills and experience. I understand that any false or incorrect statement may result in my disqualification for and/or dismissal from employment with the City and County of San Francisco.