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Day Camp Counselor (1040) - City of Bellevue ( Job # 14-0029)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $9.32 per hour
Maximum Salary: $12.20 per hour
Employment Type: Seasonal
Department: Parks & Community Services
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Kelsey Creek and Robinswood Day Camps are seeking Day Camp Counselors and Substitute Counselors for our summer 2014 programs. If you are energetic, dependable, and love working with kids then this is the job for you.

Hours: M – F, Full time Counselors, 30 – 40 hrs. wk. / Substitute Counselors, hours vary.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Plan and lead recreation programs under supervision of the Camp Director and Recreation Coordinators.
  • Set up equipment and supplies.
  • Working with other counselors as a team.
  • Assist in leading field trips, and enforcing park and camp rules.



  • Must be enthusiastic, energetic, reliable, trustworthy and willing to put forth a good effort.
  • Passionate about working with children.
  • Previous experience planning and leading recreation activities for children ages 4 -10 preferred.
  • Possess specific skills in one or more of the following: arts and crafts, educational activities, sports, organized games, songs, and/or storytelling.
  • The ability to be sensitive to the needs of all the campers.
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work involves walking, running, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 10 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.


Definition of a 1040

There is no specific end date for employees in this status. Therefore, working in this status can be on going for as long as required by business necessity. However, employees in this status cannot work more than 1,040 hours per calendar year, from January 1 to December 31.

  • On-Going Work of the City - Hired to work a maximum of 20 hours or fewer per week on an on-going basis, as long as 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • On-Call – Hired to work on a substitute or on-call basis with no guaranteed minimum hours of work, as long as 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • Combination Jobs - Can be hired to fill a combination of jobs as long as 20 hours per week or 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • Periods of Full Time - Can be assigned to work more than 20 hours per week up to full time on a temporary basis without transforming the assignment to a benefited position, as long 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • If the employee exceeds working 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time in any capacity described above, the employee must be off payroll until January 1 of the new year.
  • Must be hired through the Informal Selection Process.
  • At-will for the duration of the 1040 Part Time status.


How To Apply

Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position. For further information about the job, please contact Heidi Cox via email at or at 425.452.4253.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.


Kelsey Creek Farm
410 130th Pl SE
Bellevue, WA 98005