Staff Assistant

South Bay
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$17.00-$19.00 Hourly


10185 N. Stelling Road Cupertino, 95014-3232


City of Cupertino Employment Opportunity 

Staff Assistant

The City of Cupertino Recreation and Community Services Department has an opening in the Recreation and Education division. This is a year-round position and does not include benefits. 

Position: Staff Assistant (Part-Time Temporary, Non-Benefited Position, maximum 995 hours per fiscal year) 

Hours per Week: 20-35 (approximate, not to exceed 39 in a week) 

Salary Range: $17.00 to $19.00 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Definition: Under supervision, the Staff Assistant will promote and organize recreational activities for summer camps, youth programs, and will assist with the implementation of holiday events. 

Job Description: Typical activities include, but are not limited to: preparing staff schedules, interacting with customers and program instructors, preparing program documents, supporting training sessions, assisting with implementation of special events, organizing program activities, creating flyers and other marketing material, ordering and gathering supplies and providing general administrative assistance to the Recreation Coordinators and Recreation Supervisor. The Staff Assistant may supervise Recreation Leaders and Volunteers and ensure that the assigned program meets the needs and interests of the participants while also maintaining good relations with all staff, parents, neighbors, and other groups.


  • Must be 18+ years old, have a high school diploma/GED, and 1,000 HOURS of relevant work experience, such as recreational camp experience, daycare experience, and/or recreational administrative skills. 
  • Knowledge of safety precautions, ability to supervise staff and maintain discipline with program participants, the ability to prepare clear and accurate documents, and possessing a valid California Driver's License is required 
  • Must be able to manage time effectively, show initiative, work independently, and demonstrate knowledge of recreation and leisure activities for youth/teens. 
  • Ability to navigate the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to and from work
  • College-level courses in recreation and/or early education are desirable

The Selection Procedure: 

Applicants must complete an official City of Cupertino application and return it to Human Resources or apply online at Final Filing Date: Open until filled. Applications will be screened according to the qualifications outlined in this job announcement. Applicants possessing the most relevant qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which may include a written examination and/or panel interview.

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.

Employment Information

Employment applications may be obtained from City of Cupertino Human Resources, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA, by calling (408) 777-3227, or by visiting our website at To apply online, visit Completed employment applications and supporting materials must be received by the City’s Human Resources no later than the final filing date. Postmarks or late applications will not be accepted. Applications received through fax transmission by the final filing date are acceptable only on the condition that the original application is received no later than by 5 p.m. one week following the closing date. Applications must be filled out completely. Failure to list work experience or stating “See Resume” in the employment history section of the application will be considered an incomplete application and subject to rejection. Resumes may be attached separately. Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process including employment verification and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from the appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination. The City of Cupertino is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

If you are offered a position, CPR and First Aid certification and re-certification training will be offered to employees. Possible training dates will be discussed with employees. 

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