Senior Program Assistant, Casual
City of Sunnyvale, CA
 Sunnyvale, CA


Senior Program Assistant - SYBL and Aquatics Programming

(Casual Recreation Instructor/Official 3)

Note: 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 individual interested in assisting with the administration and supervision of the SYBL (Sunnyvale Youth Basketball League), Aquatics, and weekend programs and events. The program assistant aids in the planning, administration, and implementation of all programs hosted through the Community Services Division.

Essential Job Functions

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

  • Assist Community Services Coordinator in planning, organizing, and implementing a variety of programs for after school programs, holiday camps, and special events;
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate part-time staff, and assist with recruiting, and developing new staff;
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of program such as preparing activity schedules, and calendars, collect registration information, tabulate participant evaluations, purchasing supplies, maintaining inventory, and keeping records;
  • Interact with parents, caregivers, volunteers, school district, and city staff;
  • Provide excellent customer service, relating to a wide variety of people, situations, and experiences;
  • Assist in planning, organizing and implementing a variety of activities/programs all ages
  • Prepare correspondence, and promotional materials;
  • Ensure the safety, and well-being of program participants;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking on level, uneven and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard and certain tools. The position also requires near and far vision when performing tasks such as inspections and repair work, in reading written work related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal customer service. The need to lift, drag, carry and push equipment, tools and supplies up to 50 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations. Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum age: 18 years old;
  • Previous experience working with children in a recreation program or related field;
  • Course work in recreation, education, or related field desirable;
  • Must have availability to work during program 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.

Application and Selection Process


If you are interested in these opportunities, please submit a City of Sunnyvale Employment Application, and response to the supplemental questions to be considered for a position. Note: education and work history must be listed on the application.

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 at or written application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.


Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in further screening, which may include interviews, and interactive assessment exercises. There are a limited number of positions, and this job posting may close without notice. Employment is subject to change based on registration numbers.

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.


For more information regarding this employment opportunity, contact Jesus Raygoza at 408-730-7398 or email: For information relating to the application process contact Faye Brand, Human Resources Technician at 408-730-3015 or email:

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.