Employment Opportunities

New Hire Information Packet 032219

Employment Programs

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is seeking qualified individuals for a variety of positions. These are the possible jobs which will be available in Fall 2017/Spring and Summer 2018 with applicable pay rates up until June 30, 2017.

  • 2708 Custodian (As-Needed Pool) $25.14
  • 3208 Lifeguard (As-Needed Pool) $20.31 – we do offer lifeguard training classes
  • 3278 Recreation Facility Assistant (As-Needed Pool) $15.91
  • 3279 Recreation Leader (3 levels) $17.54-$27 (Program Assistant $17.54 requires 500 hours or Program Instructor $19.66 requires at least 1,000 hours and if you possess a certificate, it may go to $27)
  • 3410 Apprentice Gardener (Permanent Civil Service test - also must enroll and complete City College's Horticulture program along with 3,000 hours of training) $19.64
  • 3417 Gardener (Permanent Civil Service test) $29.36
  • 8208 Park Patrol Officer (Permanent Civil Service test) $28.04 starting step

Summer Only

3264 Camp Assistant either with Camp Mather (in Yosemite Valley and includes full room & board) OR SF Day Camps (Weekday hours only) Culinary Jobs – Cook or Assistant Cook.

For more information on minimum qualifications and job descriptions, please leave voicemail message at (415) 831-2726 or email More information about our department or available positions can be found at, and

The City and County of San Francisco is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Woman and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

HR Job Fair Poster 2018

 What is the Greenager Program?

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Port of San Francisco Greenagers Program, is an outdoor youth leadership program. The program was created and designed to offer teens a chance to play an important role in the community by improving the city’s green spaces, raising awareness, creating place-based projects and or projects based on issues or themes participants value and are interested in.

What is the Greenager Program’s Mission?

The Greenagers’ mission is to empower youth from the Southeast and Northeast sector of San Francisco to become community and environmental youth leaders through civic engagement, park stewardship and outdoor recreation opportunities.

What do Greenagers do?

Greenagers work in various parks and open spaces throughout San Francisco, meet with various Rec and Park staff, Port of San Francisco staff, community members and partners. Greenagers are primarily responsible for planning and leading volunteer work days within their community. Participants meet and work with teens their own age, collaborate with other youth organizations and gain crucial skills in facilitating workshops, networking, public speaking, teamwork, environmental education, and community engagement.  Workdays could be a day picking up micro litter from parks, it could be planting native plants to create habitat for wildlife, it could be weeding invasive plants out from a sensitive habitat to allow native plants to grow, it could be pruning overgrown bushes to clear sight lines and make parks safer, it could be hosting a volunteer group in the park to teach them about native plants, it could be leading hikes, etc. We encourage Greenagers to drive the types of community projects they would like to see and implement in their community.

Who can be a Greenager?

To be a Greenager you must meet the criteria below:

  • You must live in or attend a school in the Southeast Sector of San Francisco (Excelsior, Portola, Bayview, Hunter’s Point, Visitation Valley, Crocker Amazon, or Potrero Hill) or Northeast Sector of San Francisco (Western Addition, Tenderloin and Chinatown; Or you must be referred to us by one of our direct partners.
  • Must be a 9th or 10th grade student.
  • Must be able to commit to the full 8-month program that runs from June -January.

How do I apply?

To apply, you must complete our online application here. 

If you have questions about the program, please e-mail or call 415-831-6319.

  • 3410 Apprentice Gardener (Permanent Civil Service test - also must enroll and complete City College's Horticulture program along with 3,000 hours of training) $19.64

For more information, please email either or

Workreation is a student job training and employment program that is an integral part of the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department’s mentor-ship program. The program is designed for teens age 14‐17.This year marks our 57th year of running the program.

Please Proceed to our Workreation Program Page

photo 1

The Youth Stewardship Program(YSP) is a free environmental service learning program for teachers and educators citywide. Each year, in partnership with the Student Conservation Association, we hire and train four seasonal Environmental Education interns to run and implement all facets of YSP.

The Youth Stewardship Program's mission is to foster in youth an understanding of their important role in helping to build healthy social and natural communities.

Since 1997, YSP educators have served over 20,900 youth. To learn more about the program and how to apply for the 2018-2019 program year, click on the link below.

Youth Stewardship Program