San Mateo

Recreation Specialist III - Mobile Recreation (18377041)

Per Diem - Part Time
San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$18.83-$22.45 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


725 Monte Diablo San Mateo, 94403


This position is open until filled.


We are currently recruiting an energetic, passionate, and caring individual to be one of our dynamic Mobile Recreation Specialists in our Rec n’ Roll Program!


Position:             Recreation Specialist III

Salary:                $18.83-22.45 hourly (depending on experience)

Job Type:           Part time

Location:            Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

                             725 Monte Diablo, San Mateo, CA 94401

Hours:                Sample Schedule: Monday-Friday, 2:00-7:00pm & Saturday or Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm

(approx. 15-30 hours per week)

Application:     Open Until Filled



THE POSTION: The City of San Mateo is seeking a reliable, responsible, enthusiastic individual to program and provide activities for a variety of ages from children to older adults. Activities might include arts and crafts, sports, nature activities, music and drama, small and large group games.  


DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Community Services Supervisor, typical duties may include but are not limited to the following: plan, organize and conduct recreation enrichment activities; supervise recreation participants, insuring that proper safety precaution are observed in assigned activities; maintain and care for equipment; prepare activity calendars, bulletin boards, lesson plans and/or coaching strategies as appropriate to help promote and plan activities effectively; assist in organizing and promoting activities; report to supervisors orally and in writing; complete assigned paperwork, such as timecards, attendance reports and/or incident and accident reports; follow Departmental and Citywide rules and regulations as they relate to general work procedures.


This position is responsible for driving a city vehicle.  Some duties might include, but are not limited to the following: abiding by all traffic and safety laws, knowing the location and route of the trip destination in advance; attending to the cleanliness and basic vehicle safety check, as well as informing the Community Services Supervisor when the vehicle is not operating satisfactorily; performing related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be 18 years or older, with a strong background in working in recreational programs for participants ranging in age from youth to older adults. This person should also be highly motivated, customer service oriented and a team player. The ability to communicate in Spanish is highly desired.

  • Must have a high school diploma/ GED and some college work is highly desirable.
  • Equivalent of 2 years professional recreation experience
  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified (Certification and re-certification courses will be offered to new employees)
  • Requires a flexible work schedule that may require occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California Class C Driver’s License
  • Good Driving Record for up to 5 years
  • Must be able to provide transportation to and from work


Prior to appointment, candidates will be required to pass a background check including the following:

1. Criminal History Check

2. DMV Check

3. Fingerprinting


HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit an on-line City of San Mateo employment application at  Member agency is “City of San Mateo.  Resumes may not replace the employment application.  


The City of San Mateo Employment application may also be obtained from the Human Resources Department on the City’s website at:  Submit your employment application to: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 725 Monte Diablo, San Mateo, CA 94401, attention Jennifer Wilson.


Should you have questions regarding this position, please contact Jennifer Wilson, Community Services Supervisor at (650) 522-7473 or e-mail at:


Fine Print

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment.


The policy of the City of San Mateo is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual preference, marital status or national origin. It is the intent and desire of the City of San Mateo that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment. The City of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).




Special Instructions

Resumes may not replace the employment application.

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