• 501 Poli Street, Ventura, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Temporary Parks and Recreation Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: See Position Description USD

Job Description


The City of Ventura is hiring! The City of Ventura’s Parks and Recreation Department is actively hiring for part-time, extra-help Recreation Specialist positions.

Recreation Specialists, Tour Bus Drive, p rovides tour transportation, assist participants, and completes travel documentation for a variety of programs, tours, and recreation activities in the areas of sports, cultural arts, interpretive and adaptive services, and other related parks, recreation, senior, youth, and community programs and services. . A valid California DMV Class B Driver license with passenger endorsement, current medical certificate, and completed DOT training is required. General knowledge of wheelchairs and mechanical lifts is desirable.

The ideal candidate has the following attributes:
  • Enjoys working with people of different backgrounds and ages,
  • Enjoys driving, in all types of weather,
  • Is organized and able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing, to people of all ages and backgrounds

These are temporary, extra-help positions, working up to 20 hours per week and paid on an hourly basis. Assignments may include working at night, weekends, holidays, and include travel to game or tour locations.

Additional Information

To be considered for this part-time extra-help position, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. Open until filled. Applications will be accepted until all current extra-help positions have been filled.

For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City’s Career Page at or by clicking here Recreation Specialist .

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at .


Recreation Specialist

A combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and sufficient work experience in the specialty area to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform independently without close supervision are required.

  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required.
  • The position requires driving a mini-bus or van therefore a valid California Class B license, with passenger endorsement and the allowable auto transmission and air brake restrictions, must be obtained within six months of employment.
  • The position requires driving a mini-bus or van, therefore drug-testing is required, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT).


Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply promptly. Open until filled.

It is important that your City job application show all the relevant education, training, and experience you possess. Resumes, CVs and cover letters may be attached to your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application or supplemental questionnaire. Submitting an incomplete application or supplemental questionnaire, may disqualify you from further consideration in the recruitment process.

Application Filing Deadline :

Applications and supplemental questions are reviewed on a continuous basis. For initial consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply promptly. Please note, the recruitment may close without notice.

Application Review Process :

All applications and supplemental questionnaires submitted will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement. Candidates will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

Department Selection Interview :

A select number of candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process that will be scheduled once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received for this position. Selected candidates will be notified if selected for an interview. Please note, given the current COVID-19 situation, initial panel interviews may be conducted via video teleconference. Selected applicants will be notified of specifics at the appropriate time.

The Eligibility List established for this classification may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail:


The City of Ventura operates under the Council/ Manager form of government under a charter adopted by voters in 1934, with an elected seven-member City Council. This full-service municipality is supported by 11 major City departments: City Manager, City Attorney, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Community Development, Parks & Recreation, Fire, Police, Public Works, and Ventura Water. The City’s Adopted FY 2021/2022 Budget totals approximately $303.4 million. The City Council and the City Manager are dedicated to the highest standards of integrity, public service, and innovative approaches to governing.

To learn more about the City of Ventura, please visit and view the current FY Adopted Budget.


The City of Ventura is located just north of Los Angeles County and south of Santa Barbara County and is frequently considered one of America’s most desirable places to live. The City is a full-service municipality that was founded in 1782, incorporated in 1866, and serves nearly 110,000 residents within its 32 square miles. With nearly 700 employees, the City is dedicated to delivering key services to our businesses, residents, and visitors to ensure Ventura remains a fiscally stable, economically vibrant, safe, clean, and desirable community.

Locals and visitors enjoy Ventura’s impressive park system that includes 32 parks and historic sites, and more than 800 acres of open green space. The City offers a remarkable year-round climate, friendly people, and a spectacular coastline. Ventura is an exciting location for a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, surfing, whale watching and windsurfing. Other activities include the Channel Islands National Park, championship golf, world-class shopping, wine tours, and more. Learn more about the City of Ventura at .


The City of Ventura values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the City derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in public service, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations, and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they’re counting on us.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!

Employment Information:

Right to Work : Before employment, candidates must submit documentation verifying their legal right to work in the United States.

Background Check : A pre-employment verification of background may be conducted.

Probationary Period : This is an 'At-Will' position, subject to termination at any time, without notice or right of appeal.

Temporary Appointment Status:

Extra-Help : May work up to 999 hours per fiscal year.

Limited-Term : May work over 999 hours per fiscal year up to 18 months.

Extended-Term : May work over 999 hours per fiscal year 18 months - 3 year maximum.

Direct Deposit: Paychecks are automatically deposited into employee bank accounts.

Wellness Program: A comprehensive program is available, including on-site gym, classes, downtown/beach walking routes, weight loss, and tips on nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

Retirement: In lieu of Social Security, Temporary, Extra-help employees who are not currently CalPERS members are enrolled in the City's Part-time, Temporary, and Seasonal Employee 457 Deferred Compensation retirement plan. If you are a CalPERS member, please notify Human Resources at the time you are hired and your retirement contributions will be handled in accordance with the City's CalPERS contract. If you are a CalPERS retiree, please contact CalPERS to discuss the impact that your employment in this position would have on your pension benefit. Receiving a CalPERS benefit may affect your Social Security upon retirement. For further information, contact a Social Security office or go to .

Limited-Term and Extended-Term employees are covered by the CalPERS retirement system.

Other Benefits: The City will comply with the requirements of the Paid Sick Leave Law in accordance with California Labor Code Sections 245 through 249, enacting the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 and will offer group health coverage to those who qualify under the Affordable Care Act. Temporary employees are not eligible for vacation, holidays, or any other benefits provided to regular employees.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

501 Poli Street, Ventura, California United States View Map