San Mateo

Per Diem Recreation Specialist II (19930413)

Parks and Recreation - Per Diem
San Francisco/Peninsula
1/3/2020 at 5pm or until 50 applicants
$15.94-$17.37 Hourly

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


725 Monte Diablo San Mateo, 94403


Close Date:  January 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM OR the first 50 application packets received, whichever occurs first.


We invite applications for the position of:

Recreation Specialist II

Recreation Specialist II: $15.94-17.37 hourly


The City of San Mateo Parks & Recreation Department is looking for caring, enthusiastic,

creative and energetic individuals to join our preschool team!

About this role

Join our afterschool care team at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center.  We are seeking reliable, responsible, enthusiastic individual to provide leadership activities for up to 40 children, grades 1-5. Activities will include homework assistance, crafts, sports, nature, music, games, and special events.   This is a part time, non-benefited position, 15 to 20 hours per week in the afternoon hours and is limited to 960 hours in a fiscal year.

Why Join our Department?

Our staff are devoted to creating a fun, safe and positive school experience.

Our Values; Respect, Creativity, Integrity, Transparency and Inclusivity.

What You Bring:

  • Energy and Enthusiasm!
  • Experience and passion for working with children

Who You Are

  • You have a strong work ethic, customer service skills and works well with others.
  • You have good judgment and make good decisions in a variety of situations.
  • You are able to communicate well with your co-workers and supervisors.

What You’ll Do

  • Encourage children to learn through play and Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Plan, organize and lead indoor and outdoor games
  • Provide a variety of weekly activities for the program calendar.
  • Prepare snacks and offer homework assistance.

What We Offer

  • Become a natural leader! You will develop your leadership and management skills as you learn to work cooperatively with other staff members, teaching and fostering positive child development throughout the school year.
  • You will feel a personal sense of accomplishment and importance as you become a mentor and role model in the lives of children.

Recreation Specialist II (ages 18 & Up):
Plan and implement creative age appropriate games, arts and crafts, songs and science activities that coincide with our curriculum standards. 

Are You Interested? Apply.

Application can be found on our website at or at our Recreation Centers:

  • Beresford Recreation Center, 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, 94403
  • King Community Center, 725 Monte Diablo Ave., 94401

Submit online at

Submit to Kelvin Coggins in person at King Community Center. He can be reached at or 650.522.7474

Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis.

Close Date:  January 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM OR the first 50 application packets received, whichever occurs first.

Fine Print 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


There are no benefits attached to this per diem position.

Special Instructions

An official City of San Mateo employment application is required. Resumes may not replace the employment application.

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