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Recreation Specialist - SF Navigation Teen Summer Camp - Rec & Parks (3283)

Recruitment: REF38325Q

Published: February 20, 2024

Contact:

Stacy Chung - stacy.chung@sfgov.org

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Department: Recreation & Park Commission
Job class: 3283-Recreation Specialist
Pay range: $33.4625/hr - $40.7125/hr
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Part-time
 

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Date Opened: 
February 20, 2024
Filing Deadline: File Immediately. This announcement may close at any time after 5:00 pm on March 1, 2024.
Compensation: $33.4625/hour
Appointment Type: This position is a temporary exempt, as-needed appointment. This position is seasonal and will not result in an eligible list for a permanent civil service position. Employees serve at the will of the Appointing Officer. These positions are seasonal for Summer 2024 and are subject to budgetary constraints.  Previous paid volunteer experience with the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department does not guarantee employment.

Amid a dynamic and ever-evolving urban landscape, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department stewards one of the premier urban park systems in America.  San Francisco recently became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park.  Considered by San Franciscans to be one of the City’s most popular and effective public agencies, our Department manages and maintains more than 225 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in San Francisco, 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 TPC Harding Park golf course.

More than 2,000 talented individuals are part of our team, from gardeners, foresters, and recreation leaders to park rangers, 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.

Role description

Under direction, the 3283 Recreation Specialist provides specialized summer camp programs and activities at an assigned recreation facility.  The Recreation Specialist promotes program activities, conducts program administration functions, and performs related duties as assigned.

Duties of the position include:

1. Plans, implements, and evaluates specialized recreation programs and activities at an assigned recreation facility pertaining to teen summer day camps, or other specialty areas.

2. Assists in developing goals and objectives for teen recreation programs or summer day camps.

3. Selects and purchases materials and supplies for specialized recreation programs.

4. Promotes and publicizes programs, prepares marketing materials including flyers and schedules to be used for outreach to communities.

5. Supervises, trains and evaluates assigned staff.  May supervise incumbents in class 3279 Recreation Leader, 3264 Camp Assistant, and various volunteers.

6. Conducts program administration and registration functions.

7. Performs other related duties as assigned.

How to qualify

Education:  Possession of an associate degree from an accredited college or university;

AND

Experience:  
1000 hours of experience planning and implementing educational, enrichment, and/or recreation programs.

Substitution:  Additional experience leading recreational activities may be substituted for the required degree on a year for year basis. Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal to 2000 hours.

Desirable Qualifications

  • 1000 hours experience implementing and leading pre-teen and teen recreation programs and summer camps
  • 1000 hours experience supervising staff and leading field trips 
  • Strong communication & leadership skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certified
  • Must be energetic, enthusiastic and have a natural connection with teens
  • Must be able to guide teen energy and behavior
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of tasks

VERIFICATION
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. 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. More information can be found at: Information About the Hiring Process | Department of Human Resources (sfdhr.org).

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility or disqualification.

Note: 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.

What else should I know?

Steps to Apply:

  1. Carefully review the information presented in this job announcement.
     
  2. Complete your application with as much detail as possible in the experience section. Please be sure to include all relevant training and experience (duties and how many hours per week you worked for each position) in your application. It is essential that you provide complete information. A resume will not substitute for a completed application. If you write "see resume" on your application, your application may be rejected.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment 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, @smartalerts.info, @smartrecruiters.com, and notifications@careers.sf.gov).

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.

Selection Process:
 The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to the minimum qualifications. 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.

Contact: Stacy Chung at stacy.chung@sfgov.org

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Race and Social Equity Statement
We believe that parks and open space in San Francisco provides the opportunity to model equitable access for all.  With this belief, San Francisco became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park. The Recreation and Park Department’s goal is to close the gaps and improve equity and access to quality parks and open space, and recreation activities for historically marginalized communities.

We envision a department that proactively infuses racial and social equity in its internal operations.  With a multi-disciplinary team of talented individuals - gardeners, recreation leaders, park rangers, custodians, craft shop personnel, park and recreation managers and more, the department is committed to doing its part to provide equitable access to parks and programs for all the communities we serve to enjoy, as well as foster a work environment where our differences are celebrated, and everyone has what they need to thrive regardless of their race, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or country of origin.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.