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Recreation: Fun-on-the-run

City of Sunnyvale
6) months paid or volunteer experience with youth or recreation programs is desirable Willingness to obtain First Aid/CPR certification during paid training Please list all paid or volunteer experience on the employment application Ideal candidate is available to work varying afternoon per month Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, United States



(Recreation Assistant - Job code 9325)

Casual non-benefited employees are limited to working no more than twenty-five (25) hours per week and no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). 

The City of Sunnyvale is seeking self-motivated, energetic, responsible individuals to assist with recreation programs serving youth from 5 to 12 years old. There are vacancies in our Columbia Neighborhood Center work unit responsible for programs/services in community education, recreation and enrichment, health & mental health, and social services for youth and families. 

Currently, we are seeking program staff for the Fun-on-the-Run (FOTR) program, a mobile recreation unit that goes to various locations throughout Sunnyvale to offer recreation activities and programs to youth, ages 7-12. This position will be based multiple locations throughout Sunnyvale such as city facilities, parks and school sites. 

Essential Job Functions

(May include, but are not limited to the following) 

  • Organize and lead recreation activities including arts and crafts, sports, and games; 
  • Supervise participants, teen volunteers, field trips, swim days, special events, and all activities held at camp; 
  • Take attendance, and assist with record-keeping; 
  • Issue, maintain, and store equipment and supplies; 
  • Interact and communicate effectively with children, parents, care-givers, volunteers and City staff; 
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of program participants and teen volunteers; 
  • Attend staff trainings and meetings;
  • Provide excellent customer service;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position requires regular sitting, standing, walking, reaching, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement, and fine coordination. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work-related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing personal customer service. The need to lift, drag, and push, pull objects weighing up to 10 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation. 
Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum age: 16-years-old 
  • Six (6) months paid or volunteer experience with youth or recreation programs is desirable 
  • Willingness to obtain First Aid/CPR certification during paid training 
  • Please list all paid or volunteer experience on the employment application 
  • Ideal candidate is available to work varying afternoon hours Monday through Friday. Priority is programming between 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. There may be opportunities for morning weekdays and weekend hours. 
Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternative transportation as approved by the appointing authority. 

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish, or Mandarin.
Application and Selection Process

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application and complete responses to the supplemental questions to be considered for a position.
City application forms, completed in full, are required, as well as responses to the required supplemental questions. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page, go to, Search: Jobs. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience and/or skills relevant to this position. Resumes are optional and are not accepted in lieu of the application.
Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, qualified candidate applications will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. Application materials will be evaluated for job-related skills, experience and education. Individuals with the best match to the position will be invited to participate in an interview.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and information regarding next steps in the recruitment process will be sent via email. Please check your email regularly for status updates. You may contact Faye Brand at  or 408-730-3015 for updates.

Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.