3278 Recreation Facility Assistant

Recruitment #TEX-3278-902040

Introduction

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary exempt.  Exempt employees are considered “at will” and serve at the discretion of the General Manager. 

   

MISSION STATEMENT: The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s mission is to provide enriching recreational activities, maintain beautiful parks, and preserve the environment for the well-being of everyone in our diverse community.
 
ABOUT US: The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department manages and maintains more than 220 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in the city, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100-acre system includes 28 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 Lake Merced.
 
More than 2,000 talented individuals are part of our team, from gardeners, foresters, and recreation leaders to park patrol officers, 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. 

  

WORK ASSIGNMENTS: Work assignments may vary depending on the needs of the Department. Some positions may require working rotating shifts, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. These as-needed/seasonal, temporary exempt appointments cannot exceed six (6) months or 1,040 hours (an initial threshold of 960 hours may be applied). 

 

Successful candidates may NOT be guaranteed specific job placements, work site locations, or fixed hours. The Department may determine that some candidates must call for daily assignments based on business operational needs.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under supervision, the Recreation Facility Assistant performs facility monitoring work, light office tasks, customer service duties, set up and take down of tables and chairs and occasional janitorial tasks.

 

This position performs the following essential duties:  

 

  • Maintain safe and orderly use of the recreational facility by patrons during open hours; identify and report major facility issues immediately.
  • Provide excellent customer service; use tact and diplomacy when greeting patrons and answering general questions; assist patrons with reservations, program information, or registration using recreation management system. 
  • Monitor and maintain recreation equipment and supplies; insure that equipment issued to patrons is used in a safe manner and returned in a reasonably acceptable condition; assist in room set up, break-down, and clean-up for courses or programs as needed, including light custodial duties.
  • Monitor program participants and recreational activities; monitor activities and patrons and administer first aid in case of minor injuries.
  • Outreach and promote interest in recreation activities in the local community.
  • Prepares and submits records and reports related to program and recreational activity participation, facility maintenance, equipment and supplies, and other records and reports as needed; perform routine clerical work as needed.
  • Monitor permitted events and ensure terms of facility or field reservations are followed.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

 

Education:

Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED or High School Proficiency Examination) and 
 
Experience:

500 hours of recreation or facility monitoring

 

License and Certification:

Certification for First Aid within three (3) months of appointment.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

    -  Ability to analyze situations, plan, organize, and research

    -  Ability to speak and write effectively

    -  Ability to follow instructions and to maintain working relations with fellow employees and the public

    -  Note: Each individual assignment may require different knowledge, skills, and abilities

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-3278-902040)
  • 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.

 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Katherine Dere, by telephone at 415-831-2705, or by email at katherine.dere@sfgov.org.

Selection Plan

Applications will be reviewed for relevant qualifying education and experience.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in the interview process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the selection process.  Qualified applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified of the exact date, time, and place of the interview.

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 applying 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 applying 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.

Conclusion

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.

Benefits

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.

 

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 

Exam Type: TEX
Issued:  1/5/2017
Micki  Callhan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 902040
REC/ KD/ 415-831-2705


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