Our mission is to build healthy communities through people, parks, and programs. The Department is a steady force in our community, advancing education, health, and social connections.
We meet the diverse needs of our community across the lifespan by connecting people to places and people to people. The principles of equity, access, diversity, inclusion, sustainability, and flexibility guide us.
The Department creates and activates thriving places where people live, work, play, and learn, which include 50 community centers, 200 parks, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, over 60 miles of trails, programs and services that touch the lives of individuals and families in our community.
We take a fun approach to public service, and value the public’s trust. Our team is collaborative, supportive, and innovative.Learn more about PRNS
Positions & Duties
The salary range for thisclassification is $18.66-$22.71 hourly, $38,812.80 -$47,236.80 annually. This position is covered underthe Living Wage Policy and your hourly rate will be adjusted to $22.
68 / 23.93per hour. The Living Wage rate consists of a base amount and an approximatefive percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable pay.
Parks Recreation andNeighborhood Services department (PRNS) is recruiting to fill multiple CommunityActivity Worker positions to support the following programs.
Some positions maybe part-time or limit dated June 30, 2020 :
AboutProject Hope ProjectHope is a community empowerment program that focuses on educating the residentson how to work in partnership with the City to coordinate and mobilizeresources that will help address ongoing neighborhood / community issues such ascrime, poverty, and blight.
The program’s goal is to develop sustainableneighborhood associations that can best advocate for their community. Currentvacancies exist in each of three teams, which will consist of one Community Coordinatorand two Community Activity Workers.
AboutBeautifySJ program - TheBeautifySJ Anti-Graffiti & Anti-Litter program provides coordinatedgraffiti abatement services, coordinates neighborhood litter clean-up eventsand hosts three large annual litter events throughout the City of SanJose.
Current vacancies exist in thefollowing three areas : volunteer coordination, work order system management,and graffiti and litter abatement.
Please note that staff maybe required to work weekends and evenings.
The Community ActivityWorker will report directly to the Community Coordinator. Job duties for theposition include, but are not limited to :
2. BeautifySJprogram -
This recruitment may beused to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If youare interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensureyou are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicantsfrom this recruitment.
Acceptable Substitution : One year of college (30 semester units) may be substituted for one yearof the required experience.
Please be informed that the City of San Josewill not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department ofLabor.
Licenses / Certificates : Possession of a valid California Driver'sLicense (or the ability to obtain one)
Theideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated inpast and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include :
JobExpertise : Demonstratesknowledge of and experience with applicable professional / technical principlesand practices, Citywide and departmental procedures / policies and federal andstate rules and regulations.
CustomerService : Demonstratesthe ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively andefficiently using professional demeanor.
displays willingness to assume extraresponsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities thatpromote job performance.
Reliability : Completes quality workassignments in a timely and efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities andmaintains confidentiality as appropriate.
Teamwork& Interpersonal Skills : Developseffective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping othersaccomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
displays openness toother people’s ideas and thoughts.
The selection process willconsist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based onthe application and responses to the Job-Specific Questions.
Only thecandidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceedin the selection process. Additionalphases of the selection process may consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical / writingexercise.
Youwill be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during theonline application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limitincluding spaces for each text response.
You MUST answerall job-specific questions to be considered for this vacancy or yourapplication will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration :
2. Pleaseprovide the following details of your work experience doing community relatedwork, projects, or programs : .
1) A brief description of your workexperience 2) Name(s) of employer(s) 3) Dates / length of employment(s) 4) Average hours worked per week
3. Pleasedescribe your customer service philosophy. Include examples of how you have put this philosophy into action in yourprior work experience.
4. Please select which program you are applying for : 1) Project Hope Program 2) Beautify SJ Program 3) Both Programs
For questions about the dutiesof these positions, please contact :