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Facility Sports Attendant
Recreation Leader Classification
City of Emeryville, East Bay

Facility Services

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(510) 596-3779
Close Date: Continuous
Salary: $15.27 - $23.27 Hourly



(A Joint Powers Authority with the City of Emeryville) 

 Invites Applications for the Position of  


        (Working Title) 

 Recreation Leader Classification

 $15.27/hr - $23.27/hr

 PLEASE NOTE: This is a temporary position working less than 950 hours per fiscal year and is non-benefited.


The Community Services Department is comprised of three divisions: Community Services Administration, Youth and Adult Services and the Child Development Center. We are seeking customer-service oriented people to serve as Building Attendants/Sports Attendants at several City facilities including the Emeryville Senior Center, Emeryville Recreation Center, Emeryville Child Development Center, and the Emery Center of Community Life (ECCL) Gym and Field. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who needs a flexible schedule. Hours are typically available on weekday evenings and throughout the weekends, but are also occasionally available during weekday mornings and afternoons.

Under general supervision, a Facility/Sports Attendant oversees the proper use of community recreational facilities; provides physical set-up arrangements for classes, meetings, activities, and public and private functions in community buildings and assists the public and staff in their use of the facilities. 

Ideal Candidate:


·         Be able to do heavy physical work including the lifting and moving of tables and chairs

·         Be able to follow written and oral instructions

·         Be able to deal effectively and courteously with the public

·         Be available to work nights, weekends and holidays

·         Be able to use sound judgment and maturity when dealing with unexpected issues                        



Duties include monitoring usage, setting up and removing tables, chairs and other equipment such as PA Systems; minor clean up including removing and disposing of trash from community recreational facilities during and after use; sweeping or mopping of floors; provide phone assistance and public information; may open and close for weekday, weekend and evening rentals and recreation classes.  For Sports Programs, Attendants are also responsible for facility/ crowd management, collecting drop-in fees, maintaining sign-in sheets, and scorekeeping.



The physical standards described are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. An employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear, in person, in meetings and by telephone; use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to bend, twist, lift, walk; stand; and set-up and move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. While performing duties, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret information and room layout specifications; and interact with City employees and the public.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Must be at least 18 years of age or older. A typical way to qualify is possession of a GED or high school diploma and

  • Experience working with the public desirable.
  • Previous experience as a building attendant highly desirable.
  • Experience with or knowledge of competitive sports rules highly desirable.
  • Possession of a valid California Class C drivers' license and Certificate of Automobile Insurance for Personal Liability. (Ability to obtain a California Class B license with passenger endorsement is highly desirable).


Certification in Standard First Aid and CPR (desirable)



You must submit a completed City of Emeryville/MESA application and a comprehensive résumé that outlines how you meet the characteristics of the ideal candidate and a response to the Supplemental Questionnaire online at (paper applications will not be accepted)You may also call the City of Emeryville Human Resources Department at (510) 596-4390 or visit the City’s website at for additional information. All hired candidates will need to be fingerprinted and must pass tuberculosis screening. Applicants are encouraged to review the City’s website to learn more about the City of Emeryville.  If  you have any questions about this position, please contact Brad Helfenberger, Recreation Manager at (510) 596-3779.



Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Those candidates whose backgrounds most closely fit our requirements may be invited for an interview.


filing deadline for application materials is:

open, continuous

(Must submit completed application and résumé)




EMERYVILLE is located at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. Its central location is the gateway to an extensive region that includes all major northern California cities, businesses, universities, and the Pacific Rim marketplace. The City is proud of its reputation as a leader in community development, cutting edge programs and progressive approaches to organizational issues. Emeryville has evolved from an industrial environment to a retail/technology based community.  The City and the MESA are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applicants needing special accommodations must contact Human Resources sufficiently in advance of the testing process to arrange for such accommodations. Please contact (510) 596-4300.

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