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Community Services Program Worker

Part Time Positions

Recruitment #0123-TS9225-TM


This part-time recruitment is being conducted to fill multiple vacancies in the Human Services Agency - Aging and Community Services Bureau.

There are current vacancies for the following areas:

  • Community Centers: Positions in this area will be providing oversight/assistance in administering various programs within the Community Centers and engaging/working with community members including families, older adults, and children.
  • Meals on Wheels: Positions in this area will be working with older adults in the Meals on Wheels and Congregate meal program. Typical duties will include completing home assessments for the Meals on Wheels program and delivery of meals. 
Based on department needs this part-time recruitment may be used to fill additional part-time positions as they occur. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a DOJ Live Scan, a pre-employment background check, and a pre-employment drug screening.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


Assists with developing, organizing and implementing educational, recreational, cultural and/or other social programs for youth, adults and/or seniors in a variety of settings; plans, leads and directs activities that may include arts, crafts, music, sports, and/or social events.

May assist with meal preparation and delivery; may help distribute food products and other commodities; may clean and/or prepare facilities before and/or after use. 

Helps assure and monitor the safety and well-being of program participants; helps enforce rules and regulations as they apply to program activities. 

Helps prepare program proposals, recommend activities and develop schedules; determines and secures program equipment/supplies needed based on numbers of participants. 

May plan, organize, coordinate and/or oversee field trips; may drive a van or other vehicle as needed to pick up supplies and/or transfer program participants to center sponsored activities. 

Answers questions from program participants and community members regarding program goals, policies and activities. 

Maintains records; completes forms and documents; may answer phones and provide general reception; may attend meetings; may participate in and/or oversee computer-training activities.


License:  Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, if required by the nature of the assignment. 

Experience:  Six months of paid or volunteer experience as a program leader, counselor, teacher, or assistant working with groups in an educational, recreational, cultural or other social program. 

Substitution:  Completion of 30 semester units at an accredited college or university, including at least six semester units in the social or behavioral sciences, may substitute for the above-required experience. 

Note:  Volunteer hours will be accepted only if:  1) the volunteer experience is documented on letterhead from the organization where it was obtained; 2) the documentation includes dates, number of hours worked and duties performed; and 3) the experience was obtained within the last 10 years. 

Special Requirements:  If required by State law or other regulations:  1) must be at least 18 years of age; and 2) must submit to fingerprinting or other security checks.

Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.


Basic human relations and group dynamics; basic methods and procedures for managing groups; basic office procedures, including basic computer operations; basic principles and practices of public relations; basic group safety practices and procedures; basic first aid; basic principles of human behavior.


Plan, organize and carry out simple educational, recreational, cultural and social program activities; understand and follow oral and written directions; deal effectively with the public; perform basic clerical activities, including basic operation of a computer; oversee and manage group activities; be calm and decisive, even in difficult situations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; communicate effectively orally and in writing.


Mobility-Constant walking; frequent standing, bending/squatting and pushing pulling; occasional driving, sitting for long periods, climbing stairs, crawling, running and keyboard operation; Lifting-Ability to occasionally lift up to 70 pounds; Vision-Constant eye-hand coordination and good overall vision; occasional reading and close-up work, color/depth perception and peripheral vision; Dexterity-Frequent reaching, holding and gripping; occasional writing, repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing normal speech and talking in person; occasional talking on the telephone and/or radio; Emotional/Special Conditions-Constant public contact, decision making and concentration; occasional exposure to trauma, grief and outdoor conditions; occasional working weekends, overtime and/or irregular hours.

Equal Opportunity Employer

San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to Equal Employment Opportunity Division (

Accommodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

Selection Procedures

Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.


Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

  • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

  • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


Apply Online:

By mail or in person:  

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, CA 95202                                  


Office hours:               
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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San Joaquin County
Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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