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Recreation Leader - Summer Programs
Type: Part Time
Salary/Pay Rate: $10.00 to $12.00 per hour
Posted Date: 3/3/2014
Deadline to Apply: 5/14/2014

City of Cupertino Employment Opportunity

Parks and Recreation Dept., 10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino, CA (408) 777-3120
Human Resources, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA (408) 777-3227

Recreation Leader - Summer Programs**
Open Until Filled

The City of Cupertino Parks and Recreation Department has openings in the following summer programs: preschool, youth, science, and nature camps. These are summer staff positions and do not include benefits.

part-time temporary, non-benefited position, maximum 995 hours per fiscal year

HOURS PER WEEK: 20 to 35 (approximate) 

$10.00, $10.50, $11.00, $11.50, $12.00 
Applicants with a high school diploma or GED equivalency will begin at step 3 of the salary schedule.

FINAL FILING DATE: Open until filled

DEFINITION: Recreation Leaders work under supervision to conduct recreational activities, oversee volunteers, and perform other related work as required.  

Recreation Leaders are responsible for planning, organizing, and leading a variety of recreation activities. Typical activities include, but are not limited to: arts, crafts, sports, games, trips, contests, and special events for a particular group of participants. Must be able to work with other Recreation Leaders and Senior Recreation Leaders to assist in implementing recreation activities and performing other related duties as required.

Experience facilitating outdoor and/or environmental educational experiences for children, working with groups of younger students, or having special skills in particular activities; knowledge of activities that appeal to particular age groups; ability to plan and lead such activities; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other
employees and participants; knowledge of safety precautions; and ability to maintain discipline are desirable.

* Must be 16 years of age by June 9, 2014
* A valid California Driver's License is desirable
* Must be CPR and First Aid certified (Certification and re-certification courses will be offered to new employees during staff In-Service Training week)
* Must be able to provide transportation to and from work

Please submit an official City of Cupertino application and your responses to the supplemental application. You may apply online via or complete a printed application and supplemental application. All printed applications must be typewritten or handwritten in black ink. Application forms may be picked up at and returned to the following offices:

Cupertino Parks and Recreation Department
10185 N. Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA 95014

Cupertino City Hall
Human Resources Division
10300 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA 95014

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Applicants will be screened by: A) a review of their written application; B) an oral interview/group assessment; and C) State law requires that if your position will bring you into contact with minors you must complete a fingerprinted criminal history records check. D) Successful applicants will need to show proof of current T.B. test. E) Successful applicants must have current CPR and First Aid certification by June 13, 2014. F) Successful applicants may need to provide a DMV printout of their driver record prior to their Human Resource appointment.

All printed applications must be typewritten or handwritten in black ink and have the supplemental application turned in with the application form.


Interviews will begin in March, and continue until all positions are filled. Phone interviews are not accepted. If you are out of the area, please indicate on your application under “Position-Date available” the date you will be in the area and available for an interview. Applicants must complete the hiring process by June 5, 2014.

In-service Training
June 9, 2014 – June 13, 2014. Employees are required to attend this paid training.

Summer Program Dates
Camp programs- June 16, 2014 – August 15, 2014. Employees are asked to work all nine weeks of summer programs as needed. Time off may be granted only under limited circumstances.

Friday, July 4, 2014 is a mandatory workday for all recreation staff.

If you are offered a position with the Parks and Recreation Department, CPR and First Aid certification is required. A certification/ re-certification course will be offered to new employees during the in-service training week listed above. If you cannot take these classes when offered, you may take these courses through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association at your own expense. Please check with the American Red Cross or American Heart Association for their current CPR and First Aid class schedule.

The City of Cupertino is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person’s race, religion, color, sex (including gender and pregnancy), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics, and physical or mental disability. Candidates with a disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process, should advise City of Cupertino Human Resources upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.

** This job requires a Supplemental Application in addition to the Employment Application

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