Staff Assistant - Outdoor Recreation, Safety, and Youth Programs

South Bay
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$18.50-$20.50 Hourly


10300 Torre Ave. Cupertino, 95014-3232


Staff Assistant - Outdoor Recreation, Safety, and Youth Programs

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

Hours per Week: 20 to 25 hours per week. Shifts will occur between the hours of 8am – 5pm. Hours may increase during the summer. Available on the following dates:  9 weeks of summer programs, plus July 4th.

Salary Range:  $18.50 to $20.50 per hour

The Position: The City of Cupertino Recreation and Community Services Department has a year-round employment opportunity and is looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic, and reliable Staff Assistant to lead and provide assistance in our Outdoor Recreation, Safety, and Youth programs.

Under supervision, the Staff Assistant will promote and organize recreational activities within the preschool, youth, and teen program area, and will assist with the implementation of special events.

Overall, the Staff Assistant will help ensure services and programs run smoothly and meet the interests of our community.   

Typical job duties include, but are not limited to
Interacting with customers and program instructors.

Preparing program documents.

Supporting staff with training sessions.

Assisting with implementing special events.

Organizing program activities.

Creating fliers and other promotional material.

Ordering and gathering supplies.

Maintaining a safe and productive work environment.

Interacting professionally with parents, participants, recreation staff, and community partners.

Providing general administrative assistance to the Recreation Coordinators and Recreation Supervisor.

The Staff Assistant may assist with the supervision of Recreation Leaders, Senior Recreation Leaders, Preschool Teachers, and teen volunteers.


Knowledge of:
Knowledge of safety precautions as they relate to youth and teens.

Ability to:
Ability to supervise staff and maintain discipline with program participants

Ability to prepare clear and accurate documents.

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.

Ability to learn to quickly learn and adjust to new computer software.

Must be able to anticipate the needs of programs and supervisors. 

Must be able to provide own transportation to and from work.

Experience and Education
Must have a high school diploma/GED, and 1,000 HOURS of relevant work experience, such as: recreational camp experience, day care experience, and/or recreational administrative skills.

College-level courses in recreation and/or early education are desirable, but not required

Licenses and Certifications
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license is required.

Current CPR and First Aid certification. Must be CPR and First Aid certified within two months of employment. 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.

Selection Procedure
Applicants must complete an official City of Cupertino application and return to Human Resources or apply online at Final Filing Date: Until Filled.  Applications will be screened according to the qualifications outlined in this job announcement. Applicants possessing the most desirable 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. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER  

How to Apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. City employment applications may be obtained from the City of Cupertino Human Resources Division, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA, by calling (408) 777-3227, or by visiting our website at To apply online, visit Completed City employment applications and supporting materials must be received by the City’s Human Resources Division 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. Appointment to this position is contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical paid for by the City, a pre-employment fingerprinted criminal history records check and the ability to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. The City of Cupertino is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

Cupertino Recreation and Community Services, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino, CA 95014
Human Resources Division, Cupertino City Hall, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014

Applicants will be screened by: A) a review of their written application; B) an oral interview. Appointment to this position is contingent upon passing a pre-employment fingerprinted criminal history records check and the ability to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. Successful applicants must have current CPR and First Aid certification or willing to obtain within two months of hire.


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