- Job date: Sat, 13 Mar 2021 07:13:41 GMT
- Expected salary: $15.29 – 18.58 per hour
- Job title: Recreation Attendant I, Part Time (Extended)
- Company: City of Oakland
- Location: Oakland, CA
(Extended Closing Date)
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 Attendant I positions in Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development Centers for the summer. Working hours will vary from week to week. Recreation Attendants will provide customer service to patrons, oversight of facility and grounds (including park and parking lot), clerical and office functions, light cleaning as needed, organization of office space, and be knowledgeable of (able to provide) information regarding facility/park rental policies and procedures, and work facility rentals.
Recreation Attendants will perform a variety of tasks related to the operation of a sailboat house, swimming pools or tennis courts; to staff concession stands; and to the maintenance of assigned recreational facilities. Incumbents perform basic and routine tasks in the operation of a recreational facility.
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 recreational facilities and areas.
- Admit patrons to recreational facilities, programs, and events; clear and secure park and recreational facility at closing time.
- Obtain and set up recreational equipment, supplies, and props for programs, activities and events.
- Oversee patron use of recreational equipment; evaluate patron skill level with regards to use of equipment.
- Collect fees or payments; count money; route money to appropriate sources.
- Respond to requests for information and service from public.
- Communicate park information to the public.
- Assist with office mailings and distribution of mail.
- Enforce safety standards and identify potential safety hazards of the work site.
- Maintain records of inventory equipment and supplies and indicate when stock needs replenishing.
- Make minor repairs to recreational facilities.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements for Application
Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Customer service and public contact experience is desirable.
Candidate must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older by June 1, 2021 to apply.
Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin are highly desirable for certain positions.
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.
Applicable only to Boating Center applicants:
California State For-Hire Vessel Operator License; Basic Sailing skills; First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) are desirable.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- General cleaning and maintenance.
- Basic mathematics.
- Safe work practices.
- Follow oral and written directions.
- Operate recreational equipment.
- Operate cash register and make change.
- Communicate effectively with the public.
- Make simple arithmetic calculations.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
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
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) 524-5627 between 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.
The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include:
- CalPERS Medical
- Medical Waiver Plan – Cash-In-Lieu
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Commuter Benefits
- Group & Supplemental Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH)
- Pension Benefits
- Deferred Compensation
Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here:
Additional benefits may be specified within the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a classification’s specific bargaining unit. Current MOUs may be reviewed here: