RECREATION: Afterschool Recreation Assistant

  • Sunnyvale, California
  • Jan 28, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance Education and Training Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: 17 USD

Job Description



(Job Code 9325)

Casual non-benefited employees are limited to working no more than twenty-five (25) hours per week and no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Seasonal non-benefited employees are limited to working no more than six (6) consecutive months and no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

The City of Sunnyvale is seeking self-motivated, energetic, responsible individuals interested in assisting with supervising youth groups in elementary, middle school, and high school programs. Currently there are vacancies in our Youth and Teens work unit primarily responsible for community events, school year and summer youth programs.
Essential Job Functions
(May include, but are not limited to, the following):

  • Assist with supervising a group of youth in school day and after school programs, holiday camps, and special events (openings for elementary, middle school and high school programs).
  • Assist with planning, organizing, and leading recreation activities including arts and crafts, sports and games.
  • Be flexible and able to respond to change.
  • Take attendance and assist with record-keeping.
  • Maintain a clean, safe environment.
  • Attend staff meetings and program planning dates.
  • Issue, maintain and store equipment and supplies.
  • Interact with children, parents, caregivers, volunteers, School District and City staff.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of program participants.
  • Be prepared to be loud, excited, outgoing, and energetic as you lead kids in activities.
Position requires regular sitting, standing, walking, reaching, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement, and fine coordination. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work-related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing personal customer service. The need to lift, drag, push, and pull objects weighing up to 10 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum age is 16 years old.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision or in team with other staff.
  • Selected candidates must attend all required trainings.

Licenses/Certificates: Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record or the ability to supply alternate transportation as approved by the appointing authority.

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Mandarin, or Farsi.
  • College courses in education, social service, recreation, human services, etc.
  • Experience working directly with the public in a recreation or education setting.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Application and Selection Process
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a completed application and responses to the supplemental questions to the Department of Human Resources.

City application forms, completed in full and responses to the supplemental questions are required. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience, and/or skills relevant to this position. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the application, please do not indicate "see resume." Electronic applications may be submitted online through the City's employment page; go to, Search: Jobs. Late or incomplete applications will also not be accepted. Please submit application materials as soon as possible to be considered for this position as this job posting may close without notice.

Applications competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, qualified candidate applications will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. Application materials will be evaluated for job-related skills, experience and education. Initial review of application will tentatively begin on Feb. 15, 2022. Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and information regarding next steps in the recruitment process will be sent via email. Please check your email regularly for status updates. You may contact Faye Brand, HR Technician at: or 408-730-3015 for recruitment updates.

Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly- hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.

For more information regarding this employment opportunity, contact Jessica Truong, Recreation Coordinator 1, at 408-730-7331 or by email to . For information relating to the application process contact Faye Brand, Human Resources Technician at 408-730-3015 or email: .

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.

No City benefits are offered with this Temporary Position.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

Sunnyvale, California United States View Map