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CURRENT PART-TIME JOB OPENINGS

SUMMER CAMPS

For all Summer Camp positions, applications must be received no later than Friday, April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Applications can be returned to the Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department Office, 323 Church Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, Attn: Summer Camp Jobs

Download City of Santa Cruz Employment Application. More questions? Email or call Robert Acosta at 831 420-5430. All new applicants must also attend a Mandatory Skills Assessment on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Louden Nelson Community Center from 9:00am-1:00pm. This is a practical test to evaluate your performance leading a group in games, crafts, and conflict resolution. Only the most qualified/experienced applicants will be invited back for an interview scheduled for the week of April 24, 2017.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• All staff must attend All-Staff training June 12-16, 2017, 8am-5pm.
• All Site Supervisors (Recreation Leader IV) must attend Site Supervisors Training May 20 & 21, 2017, 8am – 5pm.
• All Staff must attend all bi-weekly staff meetings and all Site Supervisors must attend weekly staff meetings. (Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)
• Possession at time of hire and continued maintenance of certification in both First Aid and Adult/Child/Infant CPR. Proof of certification must be presented by June 12, 2017. *NO EXCEPTIONS*
• Proof of negative tuberculosis test or clear chest x-ray results must be presented by June 12, 2017.
• All staff must be available to work for the entire length of the program, June 19 - August 11, 2017 (except July 4) - *NO EXCEPTIONS*
• Fingerprint clearance of all employees required prior to beginning work.

Use links below for more detailed job descriptions.

Recreation Leader I: Under direction of the Recreation Leader IV and Summer Camps Coordinator, assumes assigned responsibilities for assisting with the planning, organizing and supervising of various activities in summer day camp program.

PAY RANGE: $10.7100 - $11.2455 - $11.8078 - $12.3982/per hour (effective April 8, 2017)
HOURS: Approximately 10-20 hours per week
MINIMUM AGE/EXPERIENCE: Must be 15½ years old at program start date. Entry level position

Recreation Leader II: Under direction of the Recreation Leader IV and Summer Camps Coordinator, assumes assigned responsibilities for assisting with the planning, organizing and supervising of various activities in summer day camp program.

PAY RANGE: $11.8075 – $12.3989 – $13.0167 – $13.6699 – $14.3521 per hour (effective April 8, 2017)
HOURS: Approximately 15–25 hours per week
MINIMUM AGE/EXPERIENCE: Must be 16 years old by program start date. Three (3) seasons/semesters of volunteer or one (1) season/semester of paid experience working with children in a recreation or education setting.

Recreation Leader III: Under supervision of the Recreation Leader IV, Summer Camps Coordinator, Recreation Coordinator and Recreation Supervisor, plan, organize, implement and lead an assigned children’s summer day camp program.

PAY RANGE: $13.0178 - $13.6699 - $14.3526 - $15.0705 - $15.8232 per hour (effective April 8, 2017)
HOURS: 30-40 hours per week
MINIMUM AGE/EXPERIENCE: Must be 18 years old at time of hire. Three (3) seasons/semesters of paid experience working with children in a recreation or education setting. One (1) season/semester experience leading staff.

Recreation Leader IV - Site Supervisor: Under supervision of the Summer Camps Coordinator, Recreation Coordinator and Recreation Supervisor, plan, organize, implement and lead an assigned children’s summer day camp program.

PAY RANGE: $14.3521 - $15.0705 - $15.8238 - $15.0705 - $15.8232 per hour (effective April 8, 2017)
HOURS: 40 hours per week
MINIMUM AGE/EXPERIENCE: Must be 18 years old at time of hire. Three (3) seasons/semesters of paid experience working with children in a recreation or education setting. Two (2) seasons/semesters experience supervising staff.

PARKS & OPEN SPACES

Download City of Santa Cruz Employment Application. Applications accepted no later than Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 5:00pm. Applications can be returned to the Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department Office, 323 Church Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, Attn: Meta Rhodeos

This summer program is targeted for teen employment, as part of the Public Safety Task Force recommendations.

Under direction of the Park Maintenance Worker, assists with performing trail maintenance and resource management duties. Work will take place in Pogonip and/or DeLaveaga Park.

PAY RANGE: $10.71 - $11.80 per hour (effective April 8, 2017)
HOURS: 20 hours per week
AVAILABLE SHIFTS: 7am -11am or 11:30am – 3:30pm
MINIMUM AGE: Must be 16 years old at time of hire

TYPICAL DUTIES:
• Cut and clear weeds and brush; clean trails.
• Hand grade terrain.
• Rake, gather, load and haul refuse, debris, brush, scrap lumber and rubble from parks facilities.
• Performs routine maintenance and repair of tools.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be at least 16 years of age at time of hire.
• Ability to safely perform heavy sustained manual labor (which involves frequent bending, pulling, pushing, lifting and carrying of up to approximately 60 pounds)
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions given in English.
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a crew.
• Ability to learn and perform proper use of tools, supplies and equipment.
• Willing to learn new skills.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• Commitment to 8 weeks
• Must have transportation to both Harvey West and DeLaveaga Park
• Must wear personal protective equipment provided by department.
• Must wear program uniform while working, provided by the department.
• Must wear closed-toed sturdy shoes.
• Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.

CURRENT FULL-TIME JOB OPENINGS

There no full-time positions available at this time.