Looking for a summer job? The City of Sacramento has more than 500 available

The City of Sacramento’s Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment department (YPCE) soon will begin its 2020 seasonal hiring, with more than 500 temporary positions available starting this spring.

“Each year, Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment offers a variety of rewarding employment opportunities for both teens and adults looking for summer jobs,” said Mario Lara, director of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment.“We are excited to welcome new members to our YPCE teams for the 2020 season.”  

Within the Aquatics division, the City will hire more than 100 lifeguards. Lifeguard pay starts at $15 an hour and required training is available through the City. The next lifeguard training starts Saturday, Feb. 1 at Pannell Meadowview Pool. There are also free lifeguard workshop and scholarship days available in March and April.

In addition, the City is hiring aquatic specialists, pool and assistant pool managers, cashiers, utility workers and student trainees for a total of 191 seasonal aquatic positions. For more information on classes and employment opportunities, click here.

The City of Sacramento has more than 300 positions available within its youth workforce development programs. These programs provide young people with experiences and support that foster their development as healthy and productive adults. Some of the available opportunities include:

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a strengths-based work experience program for high school seniors. WIOA partners with local government and private businesses. Participants receive training in preemployment skills including resume writing and career exploration. Selected participants who meet eligibility requirements earn $13 an hour.
  • Landscape & Learning (L&L) is a paid program for young people ages 14 through 17 who live within the Sacramento city limits and are eligible for a work permit. Crews work directly in community parks and green spaces weeding, pruning and providing general clean up. All young people participating in this program receive specialized training and $13 an hour. Applications are available during specific application periods at the Belle Cooledge Community Center (5699 S. Land Park Drive). To find out when the next open application period is, call 916-808-8929.
  • Prime Time Teen provides work readiness training for young people between the ages of 13 and 17. Participants gain skills in job searching, resume development, interviewing, financial literacy, communication, leadership and community service. All participants who meet specific program goals receive a $300 stipend. The program is free, but spaces are limited. For more information, call 916-808-6023.
  • Summer @ City Hall is a six-week program for high school sophomore and juniors. The program’s goal is to help students become more civically engaged in their communities. The program includes classroom activities, an internship assignment, and those who meet eligibility receive five high school elective credits or community service hours. Participants receive a $350 stipend.

Camp Sacramento is hiring for more than 30 positions including caretakers, cooks, camp aides, recreation leaders, hosts and program directors. This year, Camp Sacramento will celebrate a special milestone. “Camp Sacramento will be turning 100 years old,” said Camp Manager Thomas Semeta. “We are very excited as we put all the ideas together and start planning the most epic of all of our seasons yet – a centennial celebration!”

The City will host its 2020 Youth Job and Resource Fair 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 21 at City Hall (915 I St.). This annual event begins the summer staff recruitment within the Department of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment and provides more information about these and other City seasonal positions.  

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