Camp Caretaker

  • City of Sacramento, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Jan 29, 2023
Part Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: 84 USD

Job Description


The City of Sacramento requires all newly appointed employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Candidates seeking an accommodation from this requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Employment dates for this position are from May to August, 2023

Under general supervision, perform skilled work in general camp maintenance for all camp facilities including, buildings, grounds, equipment, mechanical operations, water and sewer systems and related support equipment; and, supervise, train, direct, and evaluate subordinate personnel.

Employees in this classification are non-career. Incumbents can work up to 1040 hours per year. The Camp Caretaker is independently responsible for the completion of assignments in general maintenance work. This class is distinguished from Assistant Camp Caretaker in that the Camp Caretaker level is responsible for supervising subordinate staff in addition to personally performing general maintenance work.

General supervision is provided by the Camp Sacramento Supervisor. The Camp Caretaker supervises lower level personnel.

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform related duties as needed.
  • Supervise, train, evaluate, plan, schedule, and assign work to subordinate staff.
  • Inspect, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain minor issues with camp facilities, buildings, vehicles, and equipment, including furnaces, motor generators, water heaters, electrical systems, plumbing pipes, leaks, toilets, sinks, faucets, hoses, and equipment.
  • Maintain supplies, materials, tools, and equipment necessary for camp maintenance; submit requisitions for necessary supplies and tools.
  • Lead staff and participate in winterizing buildings, equipment, and material; daily maintenance of restroom facilities, general use buildings, and camp grounds.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and diagrams.
  • Pick up all refuse in camp area daily.
  • Operate a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely.
  • Operate computer and computer software.
  • Follow staff policies and procedures.
  • May assist in campground educational activities and special events/activities

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of supervising and training.
  • General building maintenance and repair, including heating, plumbing, and electrical systems.
  • Standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment used to perform minor carpentry, electrical, heating, and plumbing maintenance and repair work.
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work.
  • Safe and efficient work practices.
Ability to:
  • Supervise, assign, train, and evaluate employees.
  • Review and evaluate the work of employees.
  • Perform a variety of skilled work in building maintenance and repair.
  • Diagnose and repair minor heating, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical issues.
  • Perform work assignments under minimal supervision.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools competently and safely.
  • Perform manual labor for extended periods of time.
  • Recognize and deal with hazards encountered in the course of work.
  • Speak, read, and write English at a level necessary for effective performance.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Read and interpret blueprints and sketches.
  • Read charts and graphs for water treatment tests.
  • Walk at an incline to inspect water lines.
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, staff, and the public.

None required.

Six (6) months of experience performing maintenance and custodial work in a camp, recreation, school, or hospitality setting or facility.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a Water Distribution Operator Grade II or higher certificate issued by the State of California is desirable.

Must be at least 18 years old by time of appointment.

If considered for appointment, candidates must:
  • Pass a physical exam and a criminal background check.
  • Pass a tuberculosis screening test.

  • Successful candidates must participate in a mandatory staff training that is typically conducted in late May or early June of each year.
  • This position is designated as a Mandatory Reporter; completion of Mandatory Report training is required within two weeks of appointment.

A Forklift operator certificate or license is desirable.

Successful candidates must provide their own transportation to the Camp Sacramento site.

Driver License:
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class C License is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The conditions herein are typically required of an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Physical Requirements
Must possess strength, stamina, and mobility to perform physical work; frequent walking; operate a motor vehicle and various hand and power tools; vision to read fine print; Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Environmental Conditions
Employees must be able to work outside in various types of weather, terrain, and elevations. Employees may be exposed to cold weather conditions.

Working Conditions
Camp Sacramento is situated in the El Dorado National Forest located in Twin Bridges, California. Employees are required to reside at Camp Sacramento May to August, with the possibility to extend through September. Employees in this position are required to work weekend and night shifts.


Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.

1. Application: (Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline ;
  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
    • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on full-time experience (40 hours per week). Qualifying experience is calculated to the full-time equivalent (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.
Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position.Supplemental documents such as resume, cover letter, and proof of education are highly preferred and recommended at the time of application submission. Documents should be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as attachment(s) via online with the employment application, emailed to , or by FAX to (916) 596-1556. If submitting via FAX/email, please include your name and Job # 009046-22-YPCE on your documents.

2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) - In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire:

  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted.

  • Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.
  • Possession of the minimum qualifications is not necessarily a guarantee of further advancement in the selection process.

3. Screening Committee : (Pass/Fail)- All applications received by the final filing deadline will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. The hiring department will select the most competitive applications for further consideration. Human Resources will only evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications, as stated on the job announcement, for applications selected by the hiring department.

4. Interview Process : Human Resources will forward applications to the hiring department. Those determined to be the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process.

5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan /fingerprinting ; and provide proof of receiving a complete COVID-19 vaccination. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.


For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:

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  • Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726

This position does not have Benefits.

Pension Reform Act
The City of Sacramento is covered by the California Public Employees' Retirement System, and as such, must adhere to the California Public Employee's Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2013. Please note that the provisions within this act may affect or impact an applicant's eligibility and/or selection for open vacancies at the City of Sacramento.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Sacramento is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

Closing Date/Time: 7/31/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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