Recreation Program Assistant (Part-time)

  • City of Tustin, CA
  • Tustin, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Part Time Parks and Recreation Project Management
  • Salary: $20.00 Hourly USD

Job Description



The Tustin Parks and Recreation Department takes pride in creating community through people, parks and programs. The Tustin Parks and Recreation Department is an award-winning department and was a recipient of the California Park & Recreation Society’s District 10 Hall of Fame Award, the highest honor to be awarded in recognition of an outstanding District 10 facility, park or program that has made a substantial and meaningful impact on the community and the members it serves. Join our team and help the Tustin Parks and Recreation Department continue to serve the community in ways that truly make a difference!


The Tustin Parks and Recreation Department is looking to hire individuals who want to use their leadership and creativity to serve their community at various parks, programs, events and facilities in the part-time position of Recreation Program Assistant.

To view our hiring flyer with additional information please click here .

Given that this is a part-time, at-will, non-benefitted position, hours will be limited to less than 1,000 hours per fiscal year. Employees may be assigned to work year-round or seasonally and hours worked may vary significantly from week to week.


Application materials will be carefully reviewed to identify candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Those who are best qualified may then be invited to participate in a recorded video interview. The top remaining candidates may then be invited to participate in a panel interview. Those who pass the recorded video interview and/or panel interview will earn placement on the eligible list, which may be used for current and future vacancies in the job classification.

This recruitment is conducted on a continuous basis to meet the needs of the City as vacancies occur and may close at any time.
Examples of Duties

As a part-time Recreation Program Assistant, incumbents will perform a wide variety of duties. Examples of these duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Assists a Recreation Coordinator with planning, developing, and organizing recreation programs and special events

• Implements specific recreation activities such as dances, luncheons, games, and sporting events; plans event activities and assigns staff to required duties

• Prepares promotional materials for scheduled events, including brochures, posters, advertisements, and flyers

• Assists in monitoring the daily operations and activities of a recreation facility; monitors performance of Recreation Leader staff; ensures rules and procedures are followed by patrons

• Prepares equipment, fields, and facilities for assigned activities

• Assists with registering participants in classes and sports programs and booking facilities for events; collects and processes fees; maintains files and records of transactions and schedules

• Provides assistance to facility patrons and the general public; answers questions regarding facility usage and program, activity, and event specifics; responds to requests for human services needs and refers patrons to appropriate resources

• Evaluates assigned programs, activities, and special events; makes recommendations for improvements and new programs and services

• Provides lead supervision to Recreation Leaders and volunteers; trains new employees on work procedures
Minimum Qualifications
A combination of education, experience, and training that has provided the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities is required for entry into the classification. A typical combination includes:


Graduation from high school; and one (1) year of paid or volunteer recreation experience in the area of assignment.


Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license and an acceptable driving record. Valid First Aid and CPR certificates are required within six (6) months of employment.


Satisfactory results from a background investigation, physical examination and administrative screening. Occasionally required to work extended hours which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays. Bilingual skills are desirable.

To view the knowledge, skills, & abilities expected of the position, please follow the link here .
Working Conditions & Physical Demands
Information on the physical demands, mental demands, and work environment for the position can be found by following the link here .

The City of Tustin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Employment for this group is at-will and based on continued programmatic needs. No guarantees are made related to hours or longevity. Hours are limited to less than 1,000 hours per fiscal year.

Employees do not receive health, retirement, or any other benefits unless otherwise required by law .

In lieu of Social Security, e mployees are required to contribute 5.5% of salary on a pre-tax basis every pay period to an OBRA 457 deferred compensation plan. The City contributes an additional 2%, for a total combined contribution of 7.5%.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Tustin, California United States View Map