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Recreation Aide, Part Time (Continuous)

Company: City of Oakland, CA
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

The Position


Due to current events and the statewide shelter-in-place order, all exam dates and locations are tentative. Applicants will be notified as further information becomes available. Applicants should also check their email on a regular basis for updates.

Do you want to work somewhere fun this summer and play an active role in the Oakland community? The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill part-time Recreation Aide positions in Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development Centers for the summer. Working hours will vary from week to week. Recreation Aides will provide support to Recreation Leaders in conducting programs and activities, assist with supervision of youth, help mediate conflict resolution when needed, and display role model behavior to youth. Recreation Aides will also be responsible for helping to maintain control of safety and organization of recreation facility and may perform clerical and office functions, including maintenance and organization of office space. Additional duties vary by unit.

Under direction, incumbents assist recreation staff in providing programs and services for the public and perform related duties as assigned.

This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Selective certification may apply for some positions that may require specific bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin.The hiring list established from this recruitment may be used to fill all vacancies (those that require bilingual skills as well as those that do not) in this classification.

Examples of Duties

  • Clean outdoor recreation facilities and areas.
  • Obtain and set up recreation equipment, supplies, and props for programs, activities, and events; assist with the issuing and collecting of supplies.
  • Assist staff in the conducting of recreation activities; assist with sports programs.
  • Refer questions from public to designated staff.
  • Admit patrons to recreation events.
  • Assist patrons in dining hall or kitchen; set or clear table; serve food in eating area; clean and wash kitchen and equipment.
  • Unload, store, and stack supplies.
  • Assist in preserving order and discipline among younger participants at assigned facility.
  • Assist in marking courts and diamonds; perform simple clean-up on grounds and buildings.

Minimum Requirements for Application

Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable:


Successful completion of the eighth grade.


Must have participated in organized recreation activities and demonstrated an interest in the leadership of children in play activities.

Candidate must be at least sixteen (16) years of age or older by June 1, 2021 to apply.

Additional Qualifications:

Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin are highly desirable for certain positions.

Work Permits/Other requirements:

Minors will be subject to state guidelines and restrictions governing their employment while employed with the City of Oakland. This shall include applicable work permits, records, hours worked, and time reporting guidelines. Minors seeking information regarding work permits should contact their local school district. When applicable, work permits must be obtained prior to beginning employment.

Candidates who receive conditional offers of employment will be required to submit fingerprints, undergo a criminal record clearance, have drug testing and a TB screening.


Working knowledge of:

  • Recreation activities.
  • Safe work practices.

Ability to:

  • Participate in recreation activities.
  • Lead activities for children.
  • Perform simple clean-up.
  • Follow written and oral directions.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Supplemental Information

The Selection Process

All applications received will be forwarded to Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development for further consideration.

The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.

How to Apply

Submit a completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire prior to the closing time of the job announcement. Allow sufficient time to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oaklandca

The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also work stations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Work stations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Due to current events and the statewide shelter-in-place order, City facilities may be closed to the public.

Our on-line application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time Monday - Friday.

You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system.

The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer.

Submit a completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire prior to the closing time of the job announcement

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