San Jose

Family Camp Counselor at Yosemite - Various Positions (Seasonal/Includes Room & Board) - Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services Department

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South Bay
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Part-Time
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Until filled
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$57.00-$150.00 Monthly
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None

Location

Citywide San Jose, 95113

Description

Family Camp at Yosemite is located in the Sierras, about 10 miles west of Yosemite National Park.  It is a self-contained summer recreational facility run by the City of San José.  The camp serves 250 to 300 campers per day.  The program is geared for families by providing lodging, meal service, recreational activities and retail operations.

 

For more information, visit our website at www.familycampatyosemite.com

  

Work Schedule:
All staff will work six days per week, with one day off per week during May 31 - August 7, 2019.        

 

Pay Rate:
All staff is paid on a stipend per-diem daily rate, based on the rate for the function of the job and the applicant's experience.     


Room/Board:
Staff is expected to live at camp during May 31 - August 7, 2019.  All staff will live in cabins with electricity, cots, and mattresses.  Meals are included.


Staff Information:
The 2019 summer season begins on May 31 and runs until August 7.  Staff training is May 31 through June 6. Some positions will be hired in March and April to prepare for pre-season weekend rental groups, so please get your applications in early. There are 50 staff members at camp at any given time and a total of 70 hired throughout the summer.  All staff is expected to live at camp while working at camp. All staff will live in cabins with electricity, cots, and mattresses. Meals are included.

 

The date and time for interviews and orientation will be announced at a later date.  At the time of initial contact all selected candidates will receive information about fingerprinting, proper documents and paperwork required to work at camp.  You will receive more information after you have successfully submitted a completed online application (including supplemental questionnaire) depending on availability of open positions and experience level.

All staff may be assigned other duties not listed in the description. Duties may overlap into other position descriptions.

CAMP COUNSELOR I 
$57.00 - $67.50/day (Daily Rate)
$342.00 - $405.00 (Weekly Rate, 6-day work week)

Shall be assigned to one or more of the following positions:
-Assistant Cooks
-Business Clerk
-Custodial Worker
-Food Service Worker
-Maintenance Worker
-Recreation Counselors
-Store Worker
-Open Water Lifeguards

CAMP COUNSELOR II
$67.80 - $77.50 (Daily Rate)
$407.10 - $465.00 (Weekly Rate, 6-day work week)

Shall be assigned to one or more of the following positions:
-Assistant Cooks
-Administrative Clerk
-Business Clerk
-Cook
-Custodial Worker
-Food Service Worker
-Maintenance Worker
-Open Water Lifeguards
-Open Water Lifeguard Lead
-Recreation Counselors
-Store Manager
-Store Worker

CAMP COUNSELOR III
$77.85 - $115.00 (Daily Rate)
$467.10 - $690.00 (Weekly Rate, 6-day work week)

Shall be assigned to one or more of the following positions:
-Business Manager
-Facility Maintenance/Custodial Lead
-Food Service Lead
-Aquatics Manager
-Guest Services Manager
-Program Director

JOB DESCRIPTIONS & REQUIREMENTS 

BUSINESS MANAGER - (1 Position)
Supervise Administration Staff, Camp Store Staff.  Responsible for maintaining financial records, camper arrival packets, and cash handling.  Scheduling and supervising your staff during work hours.  Keep personnel documentation/records current; insure all timecards are completed, turn in signed timecards.  Maintain sign-out sheets for leaving camp and oversee key sign out.  Continue recruitment for all staff and volunteers.  Write receipts; maintain proper cash handling procedures and safe documentation.  Other duties as assigned. 

Requirements:  Knowledge of Excel, and Word programs.  Leadership skills, scheduling, supervising staff, writing receipts, and lodging reservations are essential. A valid CA Driver's License and proof of insurance is required.   At least six (6) months of prior experience.

BUSINESS CLERK - (4 Positions)
Primary camper interface.  Greet all incoming campers, complete customer check in (wristbands), go through packet (rules and regulations) with customers, complete meal count, give out information (maps, hikes, etc.), answer phone and do announcements.  Request maintenance repairs and custodial requests as they arrive to meet the needs of our campers.  Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Excellent customer service and organizational skills.  Some knowledge of Word and Excel Program and cash handling a plus. A valid CA Driver's License is desirable. 

ASSISTANT COOK - (3 Positions)
Direct food service worker in serving and cleanup of food service area and kitchen area.  Assist in preparation and cooking 700 plus meals per day and other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Experience in large cafeteria, restaurant or accredited cooking school. A valid CA Driver's License is desirable.  A ServSafe card is required.

COOK - (3 Positions)
Responsible for planning menu, ordering supplies, scheduling and supervising assistant cooks and food service workers duties. Maintaining records for the kitchen and dining hall.  Maintain a healthy, safe and clean cooking/working environment.  Responsible for preparing 700 plus meals per day and other duties as assigned.
Requirements:  At least six (6) months of institutional or restaurant cooking experience or training from an accredited culinary school.  A valid Food Handlers Certificate, Proof of current CPR and First Aid Certification along with a valid CA Driver's License is desired.

CUSTODIAL WORKER - (5 Positions)
Responsible for keeping lavatories/showers clean, safe and ready for use. Assist maintenance team as needed.  Inventory, order and stock supplies.  Do minor plumbing repairs, change lights, clean/change water filters and pressure wash.  Deep clean bathrooms once a day.  Maintain all restrooms and camp area to a safe and healthy standard.  Other duties as assigned.
Requirements: A valid CA Driver's License and proof of insurance is desired.    

FACILITY MAINTENANCE /CUSTODIAL MANAGER - (1 Position)
Supervise Maintenance and Custodial Staff, Responsible for cleaning and maintenance of camp, water treatment plant, monitor water level /usage, and emergency repairs.  Scheduling and supervising your staff during work hours.  Write work orders.  Collect and turn in timecards.  Insure all City vehicles are safe, clean and have adequate gas for the week.  Other duties as assigned.
Requirements:  Knowledge of facilities cleaning, carpentry, plumbing, water treatment, scheduling and supervising. A valid CA driver's license and proof of insurance, plus current CPR and First Aid Certification is required.  At least six (6) months of prior experience.

FOOD SERVICE MANAGER - (1 Position)
Responsible for planning menu, ordering supplies, scheduling and supervising cooks, assistant cooks and food service workers.  Collect and turn in staff timecards, maintaining records for the kitchen and dining hall.  Maintain a healthy, safe and clean cooking/working environment.  Responsible for preparing 700 plus meals per day and other duties as assigned.
Requirements: A valid Food Handlers Certificate, management experience, proof of current CPR and First Aid Certification is desired. Institutional cooking experience.  A valid CA Driver's License is desirable.  At least six (6) months of prior experience.   

FOOD SERVICE WORKER - (20 Positions)
Responsible for set up, serving and cleanup of food service area, dining hall and kitchen areas.  Other duties as assigned
Requirements: Entry-level position. A valid CA Driver's License is desirable and a ServSafe card is required.

GUEST SERVICES MANAGER - (1 Position)
The "Face of Camp," with dual roles of meeting and greeting campers upon arrival to camp and providing important and interesting information about camp and nearby destinations.  In additional, will be responsible for the intercommunication between the office and recreation section.  Some supervisory responsibilities and reports directly to the Camp Director.
Requirements:  A valid CA driver's license and proof of insurance is required. 

MAINTENANCE WORKER - (5 Positions)
Maintaining the grounds, buildings and restrooms, in working order, repairs as needed under direct supervision of supervisor.  Minor repairs in plumbing, electrical and carpentry Garbage run, pest control, poison oak abatement, emergency repairs on an as needed bases and other duties as assigned.
Requirements:  A valid CA driver's license and proof of insurance is required.  

OPEN WATER LIFEGUARD - (5 Positions)
Lifeguard designated area, enforce pool rules, address safety concerns, conduct swim test, attend all trainings, administer first aide, and report to supervisor any safety concerns and other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Proof of current Open Water Lifeguard Red Cross Certification, current CPR and First Aid Certification prior to summer season opening.  A valid CA Driver's License is desirable.

OPEN WATER LIFEGUARD LEAD - (1 Position)
Supervise Lifeguard Staff, lifeguard designated area, enforce pool rules, address safety concerns, conduct swim test, attend all trainings, administer first aide, report to supervisor any safety concerns and other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Proof of current Open Water Lifeguard Red Cross Certification, current CPR and First Aid Certification prior to summer season opening. A valid CA Driver's License is desirable. At least six (6) months of prior pool experience and/or open water guard experience.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR - (1 Position)
Direct supervision of Recreation staff, Aquatic activities, Daily recreational activities, crafts, sports, nature studies, drama and Special Events. Other duties as assigned.
Requirements:  Six (6) months leading and supervising diversified recreation programs for all age groups in a recreational or camp setting.  Experience in childcare a plus.  A valid CA Driver's License and proof of insurance.  Current CPR and First Aid Certification required.

RECREATION COUNSELOR - (10 Positions)
Responsible for implementing crafts, sports, nature studies, drama and other daily recreational activities. Responsible for providing childcare and other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Experience in childcare a plus. A valid CA Driver's License is desirable. Proof of current CPR and First Aid Certification is desirable.

STORE MANAGER - (1 Position)
Under direction, supervise store staff, responsible for ordering, stocking, inventory control and cash handling. Schedule and supervise staff during work hours.  Responsible for helping campers, ringing sales on a cash register, and stocking shelves.  Other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Retail experience is a must.  Knowledge of cash registers, credit card process, daily, financial reports, scheduling, and supervising staff.  A valid CA Driver's License and proof of insurance is required.  At least six (6) months of prior experience.

STORE WORKER - (4 Positions)
Work register, stock shelves, keep store clean, follow all health regulations and cash handling procedures.  Report to supervisor any safety concerns.  Other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Retail experience and knowledge of cash registers. A valid CA Driver's License is desirable.
 
CAMP COUNSELOR IV
$115.50 - $150.00 (Daily Rate)
$693.00 - $900.00 (Weekly Rate, 6-day work week) 

- Program Supervisor

JOB DESCRIPTION & REQUIREMENTS 
PROGRAM SUPERVISOR – (1 Position)
The Family Camp Program Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all staff, daily activities, and programs taking place at Family Camp at Yosemite, including recreation, aquatics, dining, and private group rentals.  While on site, they will be in charge of creating and distributing the weekly schedule for Activities Staff and leading the weekly Activities meeting. During the summer camp season, the Camp Programs Supervisor will assist the Camp Manager and Senior Maintenance Worker with professional level support. While on site, this position will supervise five Recreation Camp Staff Leads and their respective teams.

Requirements:  Knowledge of Excel, and Word programs.  Leadership skills, scheduling, supervising staff, writing receipts, and lodging reservations are essential. A valid CA Driver's License and proof of insurance is required.   At least six (6) months of experience in a similar role.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

 

 

Ideal Candidate

                 

Minimum Qualifications

All candidates must meet the MINIMUM AGE OF 18 PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT, and undergo a required background check, including a criminal history records check, and fingerprinting process as well as provide a medical verification of negative tuberculosis test results within the last two years before being considered for a position at camp.  

Licenses or Certificates: Some positions may require any of the following;

            a. A valid CA Driver's License.

            b. Proof of current CPR and First Aid Certification.

            c. Proof of current Open Water Lifeguard Red Cross Certification.

 

 Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. 

 

Selection Process

The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process.  Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.

 

You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process.  Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response. 

 

Please describe your direct experience working in the positions for which you indicated interest, and the length of time you have/had direct experience (total number of months) for all of the positions for which you are interested. Please include the month and year of your experiences.

 

Please list the current certifications that you possess and their expiration dates.  (CPR, Open Water Lifeguard Red Cross Certification, Standard First Aid, or Community First Aid) 

 

If you have any questions regarding this job posting, please contact Jaine Davies jaine.davies@sanjoseca.gov

If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact familycamp@sanjoseca.gov.

 

 


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