Community Activity Worker-Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services(1901649)

City of San Jose
March 25, 2020
San Jose, CA
Job Type


The salary range for this classification is $18.66-$22.71 hourly, $38,812.80 -$47,236.80 annually. This position is covered under the Living Wage Policy and your hourly rate will be adjusted to $22.68/23.93 per hour.  The Living Wage rate consists of a base amount and an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable pay.


Parks Recreation and Neighborhood Services department (PRNS) is recruiting to fill multiple Community Activity Worker positions to support the following programs. Some positions may be part-time or limit dated June 30, 2020:

    1. Project Hope program
    2. BeautifySJ program


About Project Hope - Project Hope is a community empowerment program that focuses on educating the residents on how to work in partnership with the City to coordinate and mobilize resources that will help address ongoing neighborhood/community issues such as crime, poverty, and blight. The program's goal is to develop sustainable neighborhood associations that can best advocate for their community. Current vacancies exist in each of three teams, which will consist of one Community Coordinator and two Community Activity Workers.


About BeautifySJ program - The BeautifySJ Anti-Graffiti & Anti-Litter program provides coordinated graffiti abatement services, coordinates neighborhood litter clean-up events and hosts three large annual litter events throughout the City of San Jose.  Current vacancies exist in the following three areas: volunteer coordination, work order system management, and graffiti and litter abatement.


Please note that staff may be required to work weekends and evenings.


The Community Activity Worker will report directly to the Community Coordinator. Job duties for the position include, but are not limited to:

    1. Project Hope program -
    • Assist with volunteer recruitment and retention efforts to form neighborhoods associations and volunteer groups to become self-sufficient and pro-active neighborhood advocates and stewards
    • Work independently in remote field offices located in schools, places of worship and other place-based community partners
    • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with community members, neighborhood organizations, key stakeholders, City staff (Council, Mayor's Office, and all City Departments)
    • Participates in planning and coordinating in-service training and development of program aids and materials
    • Performs public contact and liaison work in explaining and interpreting program
    • Conducts and facilitates workshops for the neighborhood
    • Assists in planning and implementing special activities or programs, such as community service projects, community meetings, community litter pick-ups, neighborhood-wide events, dumpster days
    • Designs and produces flyers and announcements
    • May be required to provide bilingual translation and/or interpretation

     2. BeautifySJ program -

    • Support the City's inter-Department BeautifySJ Initiative to address litter/trash related blight by attending resource fairs and neighborhood based outreach events
    • Directly support the Anti-Litter Program efforts to reduce citywide by collaborating with internal City Departments and external partners
    • Plan, lead and execute neighborhood litter events including litter cleanup events located at or near encampments
    • Work with schools, non-profit partners, and organizations to form litter cleanup groups to support the City's efforts to reduce litter
    • Assist with volunteer recruitment and retention efforts, including data collection and leading volunteer litter cleanup events
    • Interact daily with City staff, Council staff, residents, vendors, and property owners to address litter related blight.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. 

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