Day Camp Director (Seasonal) - #19528961

City of Temecula

Date: Feb 23, 2021
City: Temecula, CA
Contract type: Full time
City of Temecula

Position Description

Hiring Contingent Upon PublicHealth Orders Allowing Day Camp Activities

This is a seasonal position within the Community Services Department. To be eligible for this position, applicant must be 18 years of age or older on or by June 14, 2021.

The Community Services Department is hiring seasonal Day Camp Directors to work the 2021 Summer Day Camp program. This is a leadership position, in which candidates will be responsible for leading camp participants, staff, and volunteers. The selected candidates will be responsible for; creating the program schedule, volunteer and staff work schedules, assisting with training volunteers and staff, and creating flyers and informational materials for parents. Day Camp Directors will respond to and resolve complaints, concerns, participant behavior issues, as well as plan and conduct off-site field trips and group outings. The ideal candidate must enjoy working with youth in the community and will have experience leading a team and supervising staff and/or volunteers. Enthusiasm and knowledge in the following areas is highly desirable; sports, arts, cooking, music, and excursions/field trips. Individuals must be able to work both independently and as part of an overall staff team. This position requires the ability to interact courteously and appropriately with the camp participants, parents, volunteers, and staff in a variety of situations. The ideal candidate must have experience facilitating and programming youth summer camps.

Work schedule anticipated to be 35-40 hours per week.


Under general supervision, performs responsible coordination of various recreational programs and activities suitable for a Youth Day Camp program and/or area of assignment.


The Day Camp Director is an Entry level, seasonal classification in the Community Services series. The employee will assist in conducting Community Services program activities in area(s) of assignment. May be assigned to work directly with the public. The ability to provide a high level of customer service is extremely important. The Day Camp Director is distinguished from the Assistant Day Camp Director by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned.


Receives general supervision from the Director of Community Services or his/her designee.

May provide lead supervision to assigned staff. Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinates all facets of assigned program area(s) and special events

  • Plans, organizes, supervises and participates in scheduled sessions of Youth Day Camp

  • Maintains inventory control, activity and progress records

  • Coordinates the planning, developing, and implementing of specialized Community Services programs, which may include athletic, craft, social, and instructional activities

  • Responds to inquiries from the public; assists with resolving complaints

  • Assists with soliciting sponsorship opportunities and programs; obtains funding towards Citywide special events and programs

  • Provides guidance and training to lower level staff or volunteers

  • Prepares work schedules

  • Provides high level of customer service

  • Makes public presentations and prepares reports regarding assigned program area(s)

  • Verifies the receipt and reconciliation of payments by cash, check, credit cards, or automatic debits, and makes deposits

  • Sets-up and breaks down equipment and facilities; performs basic maintenance and cleaning, as needed

  • Prepares and writes a variety of reports and documentation, including detailed Risk Management incident reports

  • Plan and conduct field trips and group outings

  • Conducts tours of sites or facilities

  • Conducts pre and post trip inspections of vehicles to verify safety and proper operations or to identify potential problems; reports faulty equipment or operational problems

  • Prepares and writes a variety of reports and documentation, including detailed Risk Management incident reports

  • Performs other duties of a similar nature

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, experience, and training that has provided the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities is required for entry into the classification. The City of Temecula utilizes equivalencies to substitute two years of applicable experience and similar responsibility for one year of college in order for a candidate to meet Minimum Qualifications. A typical combination of education, experience, and training for this classification includes:


High School Diploma or equivalent; and one (1) year of paid experience in youth group recreational activity leadership. Related college course work is highly desirable.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public Community Services programs

  • Community Services, leisure and volunteer activities as they relate to various interests and abilities

  • Principles and practices of public relations

  • Applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations

  • Safe work practices and procedures

  • First aid methods, practices and safety precautions related to Community Services programs

  • Occupational hazards and safety measures appropriate to work performed

Skill to:

  • Operate various types of standard office equipment, including a personal computer and related software

  • Operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner

Ability to:

  • Evaluate situations, identify problems, propose alternative solutions, and exercise sound judgment within established guidelines

  • Establish and maintain courteous, cooperative, and effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work

  • Prepare clear, concise and complete documents, reports and correspondence; maintain proper records

  • Use proper English, spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • To learn first aid methods, practices and safety precautions related to Community Services programs

  • Serve as emergency services worker in the event of an emergency


Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and an acceptable driving record.

First Aid and CPR certifications are required upon appointment.

Must be at least eighteen years of age at time of appointment.


Satisfactory results from a background investigation, physical examination and administrative screening.

May be required to occasionally work outside of regular work hours (e.g. evenings, holidays and weekends. Supplemental Information


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and sit; talk or hear both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate equipment needed to carry out duties of the position; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently stands or walks, and lifts and moves records and documents or objects weighing up to 50 pounds alone, and up to 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve complex problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; perform work under changing deadlines, on multiple concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with the public, including occasionally dissatisfied or quarrelsome individuals.

The employee may work in an office or field setting, and may travel to different community centers and events. In the office setting, the noise level is frequently quiet or moderately quiet, at or below 50 decibels. In field settings, the employee is exposed to loud noise which frequently exceeds 70 decibels during Community Services activities, and works under variable weather conditions at different sites and events. Occasional driving is required to visit community services facilities, and attend community and public meetings.

This recruitment will establish an eligibility list which may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification.

Note: A Project employee is an employee who is hired to work a specific period of time in a Fiscal Year. Project employees are: scheduled at the convenience of the City; not eligible for City sponsored benefits (e.g., health, dental, or vision insurance) unless otherwise specified; serve at the pleasure of the City Manager; and, specifically excluded from the Discipline policy (i.e. may be terminated at any time with or without notice). Typically, project positions do not exceed 1,000 hours in a fiscal year.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a CalPERS annuitant, please be advised that this position does not meet the statutory criteria for post-retirement employment because the incumbent will be performing regular staff duties for an undetermined duration. Employment in this capacity would require you to rescind your retirement and reinstate as a current member of CalPERS.


Flexibly Staffed: Yes

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Conflict of Interest: Not Required

Department: Community Services

Bonding Required: No

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