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Public Service Trainee

Are you a student between the ages of 14 and 18? How would you like to gain valuable work experience, earn some extra money, meet some new friends during the school year? The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department's Workreation Program may be your ticket to a great school year!

APPOINTMENT TYPE -  Temporary Exempt
The basic work week is up to 10 hours weekly.  Schedules will vary depending on the assignment.  Tentatively, the school year program will be run mid - October 2015 through early April 2016.

Employees must attend mandatory workshops, training and orientation sessions. Work schedules may include weekends and evenings. These positions are subject to budgetary constraints.


Student Youth Trainees perform work in one of four (4) functional areas for the Recreation and Park Department. These areas include: Administration, After school/Junior Counselor, Facility/Program Operations, and Aquatics. Duties may include assisting with after school recreation activities (including sports, arts & crafts, cooking, field trips, and special events); assisting with office/clerical work including typing, filing, answering phones; facility preparation (including set up and/or breakdown for events, facility monitoring, providing lobby or reception duties and creating attractive/informative displays); and working at one of the city pools, assisting Sr. Swimming Instructors, and performing other related duties as required.



1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled high school student between 14 and 18 years of age as of October 13, 2015. (Verification of age will be required.)

2. Applicant must possess a Social Security Card, valid picture identification, and documents that establish both identity and employment eligibility, such as birth certificate, state issued proof of identity or proof of a legal right to work in the United States.

3. Applicant must be a San Francisco resident OR attend school in San Francisco during the academic year 2015-2016. (Proof may be requested at any time.)

All applicants MUST work at least eight hours during the week between 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and/or 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Friday, and/or 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Work Permit. (Students should NOT request a work permit until notified of a job offer.)


For additional information please call Jennifer Gee at (415) 831-2785, Tuesday through Saturday.


Experience in leadership, volunteer work, participation in organized art or sport activities; ability to type, word processing and/or computer graphics skills; bilingual skills, including American Sign Language (ASL); strong verbal communication skills; ability to write well; participation in a sport, art, or day camp and experience working in ethnically and socially diverse communities are desired. Of particular interest is direct experience in recreation/aquatics, gardening or office/clerical work.



Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement (TEX-9910-066115)
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,,,,

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Lilli AnnBobila, by telephone at 415.831.2731, or by email at


Each applicant is required to prepare a supplemental application. Failure to submit the supplemental application will delay application processing and eligibility for employment.

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Hand delivered or faxed applications will NOT be accepted.

**Interviews for the Student Youth Trainee (Workreation Program) are scheduled Monday, September 14, 2015 through Friday, September 18, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and (tentatively) Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.**

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