Recreation Aide

  • City of Sacramento, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Part Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $14.00 - $14.08 Hourly USD

Job Description


The City of Sacramento requires all newly appointed employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

PERS retired annuitants or individuals currently receiving CalPERS Retirement Benefits are not eligible to apply.



On a seasonal and/or part-time basis, lead and/or monitor a variety of recreation and community engagement activities at a facility or for a special event.

Employees in this classification are non-career. Incumbents can work up to 1040 hours per year. This classification differs from a Senior Recreation Aide in that the Senior Recreation Aide is responsible for supervising Recreation Aides.

Immediate supervision is provided by a higher-level position. Recreation Aides may provide direction to volunteers and/or youth aides.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Depending on assignment, incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform related duties as needed.
  • Provide leadership in various recreation based programs or City sponsored events.
  • Lead and/or monitor various activities in arts and crafts, sports, games, and simple dramatics, field visits, group discussions, workshops, programs, meetings, and/or community events.
  • Participate in and promote neighborhood and community recreation events.
  • Request, issue, and monitor the return of playground and athletic equipment; check equipment for proper care; instruct participants in the safe and proper use of materials and supplies.
  • Inspect equipment and apparatus; recommend replacement or repair as needed.
  • Fill out and compile simple written records related to assigned programs or facility.
  • Open and close recreational facilities; monitor facility use; prepare and set up facilities for recreational use.
  • Interact with elementary aged youth, adolescents, and adults.
  • Monitor youth in before and after school programs; encourage participation in activities.
  • Assist with lesson plan preparation; help school aged children with understanding and completion of homework; participate in maintaining acceptable behavior.
  • Perform typing, filing, and other basic clerical tasks.
  • Attend and participate in required meetings and in-service training activities.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
  • Basic first aid and safety practices.
  • Age appropriate recreation activities.
  • Basic use of computers and common office machines.
  • Understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
Ability to:
  • Read, write, and speak the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance.
  • Lead a variety of recreation activities.
  • Work with a variety of age groups.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


None required.

None required.


Must be at least 16 years old by time of appointment.

Note: Employees assigned to START and 4th R must 18 years old by time of appointment.

Driver License:
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License is mandatory for some assignments. Loss of the Class C is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

If considered for appointment, candidates must:
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Pass a tuberculosis screening test.
This position is designated as a Mandatory Reporter; completion of Mandatory Reporter training is required within two weeks of employment.

The conditions herein are typically required of an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to walk frequently; work may include frequent running, starts, and stops; perform simple and power grasping; verbal and hearing skills to effectively communicate with participants and staff; visual acuity to read and record documents and make observations.

Environmental Conditions:
Work may be performed outdoors with exposure to heat, often over 100 degrees, sun, noise, dust, and pollens; intermittently, lift, carry or move equipment of 20 pounds or less.

Work Conditions:
Some assignments may require working evenings and weekends.
Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.

1. Application: (Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline ;
  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
    • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.
Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Supplemental documents such as resume, cover letter, and proof of education are highly preferred and recommended at the time of application submission. Documents should be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as attachment(s) via online with the employment application, emailed to, or by FAX to (916) 596-1556. If submitting via FAX/email, please include your name and Job #009039-21-YPCE-YR-1 on your documents.
2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) - In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Office by the final filing deadline ;
  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.

3. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail) - Human Resources will forward employment applications of individuals who submitted all the required documents (i.e. City of Sacramento Application and Supplemental Questionnaire) to the hiring department.

4. Hiring Interview: Those candidates determined to be the MOST QUALIFIED will be invited to participate in an interview process coordinated by the hiring department. There will be no eligible list established, as positions will be seasonal and/or part-time. A hiring interview is not guaranteed.

5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting; and provide proof of receiving a complete COVID-19 vaccination. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.


For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:

Special Instructions

3/31/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Additional Information

Closing Date/Time: 3/31/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Job Address

Sacramento, California 95814 United States View Map