2020 Summer Recreation Leader (Camp Counselor) (19975342)

East Bay
Until filled
$13.00-$15.00 Hourly


22 Orinda Way Orinda, 94563



Open until filled – Priority Screening in March


The City of Orinda Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill summer Recreation Leader (Camp Counselor) positions in the Recreation Division. These positions take direction from the Recreation Program Leader (Camp Coordinator) and report to the Recreation Coordinator.

Work hours vary depending on the number of staff and participants.  Approximate work hours are:

  • Monday – Friday 9:00am-4:00pm  June 1st, 2020 – August 12th, 2020
  • Extended Care 7:15am-9:00am and 4pm-6pm.

Training dates are required as a condition of employment.

  • Training is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 9am to 5 pm.

Incumbents of the position will provide their own transportation to program site(s). 

Essential Duties:

Recreation Leaders (Camp Counselors) are assigned to the Summer Day Camp programs working with children ages 3 ½ to 11 years old.   They will assist, plan, organize and lead the physical, recreational and social activities of assigned recreation programs under direction of the Recreation Program Leader (Camp Coordinator) and the Recreation Coordinator. 

  • Bring energy and enthusiasm to the camp environment every day.
  • Safely and appropriately supervise campers at all times.
  • Plan and lead arts, crafts, games and sports according to the theme of the week.
  • Serve as a mentor and role model to campers
  • Use positive discipline and communicate effectively with parents/guardians.
  • Perform as a team player.
  • Model positive behavior.

Minimum Qualifications:

All City of Orinda employees are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s core values including serving the public, being respectful and accountable, maintaining professionalism, and demonstrating responsibility.

Education: Must have completed at least tenth (10 grade) by the start of camp and be sixteen (16) years of age or older at date of hire. College-level coursework in Recreation, Sports Administration, Human Development, Education or related field preferred. 

Experience: Recreation, athletics and/or education experience is desirable.  Experience teaching and/or working with children and youth age twelve (12) and under is preferred.

Any combination of experience and education that will likely provide the required knowledge and abilities will be considered, including actively participating in sports, leadership or related activities and/or any paid or volunteer recreation experience.   

Licenses/Certifications: CPR, First Aid, and AED training and/or certification are required prior to the first day of camp.  

Special Requirements:   Appointment to this position is contingent upon:

  • A valid work permit issued from school (if under age 18 and have not graduated from high school or received a State Certificate of Proficiency).
  • A pre-employment fingerprint criminal history records check and drug screen which may require legal guardian consent.

How to Apply:

Please visit CalOpps.org to submit a fully-completed application and resume.  A limited number of applicants with the most desirable qualifications, as determined by initial screening of applications and resumes, will be invited to participate in an interview process.  Applicants will be notified by email if they are invited to participate further in the selection process.  For more information, please contact Matt Delmartini at (925) 253-4215.

Positions will remain open until filled.  For first opportunity complete application process in February.

All applicants will be notified by phone or email if they are invited to participate further in the selection process.

The City of Orinda is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates with a disability which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should submit a request for accommodation with the application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.


Temporary/part-time/seasonal employees are non-benefited at-will positions. 

Temporary/part-time/seasonal employees are enrolled in the ICMA-RC 457 Deferred Compensation Program with the employee contributing 7.5% from the payroll check.  The ICMA-RC retirement system is in lieu of participating in social security.  Employees will, however, participate in the Medicare portion of social security as that is a required program.

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