Now Hiring: Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development Accepting Summer Jobs Applications

Date Posted: February 11th, 2022 @ 12:01 PM
Last Updated: February 11th, 2022 @ 12:04 PM
OPRYD summer camp kids

Oakland, CA – Oakland Parks, Recreation, & Youth Development (OPRYD) Department is now hiring for all part-time summer jobs, including Recreation Leader I/II, Recreation Attendant I/II, Recreation Specialist I/II, Sports Official, Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, and Pool Manager. More than 100 openings are available. Apply now at

OPRYD is seeking candidates who will embrace and drive forward the department’s mission: With an emphasis on Oakland’s youth, Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development and its partners will provide best-in-class, relevant and equitable programs, and services, while meeting the specific needs of people and communities at both the neighborhood level and regionally throughout the City of Oakland. We achieve this mission through intentional engagement and by removing the barriers that prohibit equitable opportunities for all.

OPRYD has a broad charge and will fill positions with candidates with varied backgrounds and experiences, including students entering the workforce, seasoned professionals, and retirees with a depth of workforce and life experience. Additional language capability is highly desirable.

Most assignments will run the duration of the summer season, with a limited number of opportunities for school-year assignments. All part-time positions have a fiscal year limit of 960 hours.

Applications will be accepted online only from February 7 – March 18, 2022, for Recreation Leader, Recreation Attendant, Recreation Specialist, and Sports Official positions. The Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, and Pool Manager positions are currently being recruited on an on-going basis.

For details on individual positions and pay rates, visit

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