Jobs with MORPD

Current Openings

Adult Recreation Specialist


Under the direction of the Supervisor of Recreation Services/Community Center Director coordinates, implements, supervises and evaluates senior, adult and youth leisure  enrichment classes,  special events, programs and trips.  This position provides supervision of the Community Center in the absence of the Community Center Director.


  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience in the recreation field
  • Bachelors Degree in Recreation or related field preferred
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Publisher, Word and Excel
  • Monday through Friday and occasional weekends, approximately 35 hours per week
  • Benefits include:  health, dental, vision, retirement, holidays, vacation & sick leave

Starting Rate of Pay:

$14.02-$17.48 per hour

Application Process:  Application for Employment click here.
Complete District job application available at MORPD.com or in person at
Mission Oaks Community Center
4701 Gibbons Dr. Carmichael, CA 95608

Filing Deadline:   Open Until  Filled

Elementary and Middle School Sports

Paid coaches and officials positions are available for after school sports. Fall sports are volleyball and football, winter sports are boys and girls basketball, and spring sports are middle school and elementary school track. Programs run from  August 2015 - May 2016. For more information on positions please call 488-7276 ext. 3005 or 3006. 

Independent Contractors

Mission Oaks Community Center and Swanston Community Center: Do you have a new and exciting class to offer? We are looking for energetic independent contractor instructors. Please send a proposal to tmcadam@morpd.com (MOCC) or dcurtola@morpd.com (SCC).


Parks Specialist-Seasonal Event Maintenance (March-September)

This position is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of park facilities such as athletic fields, reserved picnic areas and the Splash Park.

Typical duties are outlined below.

  • Perform event set-up including posting of signage if necessary.
  • Clean adjacent restroom facilities including re-stocking paper supplies.
  • Police the immediate areas for litter, debris or hazards such as broken glass.
  • Operation and monitoring of Splash Park pumps and water quality equipment after appropriate training is provided.
  • Check in with reserving party to address any facility-related problems and take actions to resolve them.
  • Securing the area and notifying supervisor in the event of facility or park damage.
  • Resolving conflicts between park users if needed, to be certain the party reserving the area has access.
  • Provide interpretive enforcement of the park rules and regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Prepare a park facility properly for the reserved party’s use.
  • Operate a district vehicle with a proper and valid California Driver’s License.
  • Utilize equipment such as blowers and basic hand tools such as a shovel, rake, or push broom. Move equipment and supplies as needed.
  • Work flexible hours on Saturdays and Sundays, weekdays as needed.

Wage: $11.00 per/hour, no benefits. Total hours per week may vary and will depend upon specific job assignment.

Additional hours may be required during peak use periods.

Apply to: Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District
3344 Mission Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 488-2810
*Applicants must fill out a job application (top of page)

TEAM LEADER with the BRIDGES After School Program

Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District is looking for college students or those interested in careers in education to work in the Bridges After-School Program with elementary and middle school students in the San Juan Unified School District for the 2012-13 school year.

We are looking for people who can plan and lead recreation games, assist students with homework, and facilitate enrichment activities. Please do not apply for this position if you are looking for a short-term, temporary position. Building positive relationships with students is critical to the success of our programs and we prefer candidates who are committed.  Work schedules are Monday-Friday and hours vary depending on the school sites, but are approximately 2:00-6:15 MTWF and 12:30-6:15 on Thursdays.  You can read the qualifications and description for this position below.


Basic academic competency must be demonstrated by providing one of the following: Proof of a passing score on the San Juan Unified School District’s proficiency exam, transcripts demonstrating completion of two years of college (48 semester units/60 quarter units), an AA/AS degree (or higher), or proof of a passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).

The position requires passing of a criminal background check. 

Education and Experience (Recreation Leader I):

Requires a high school diploma or equivalent; any combination of training, education, and experience which demonstrates the ability to assist in the planning and facilitation of activities in an after school program; Ability to work after school hours and attend occasional evening or weekend meetings/trainings; CPR/First Aid certification desirable.

Recreation Leader I Description:

Under general supervision assists in providing academic support to both large and small groups of elementary, middle and/or high school students. Facilitates assigned enrichment and recreation activities to students and performs miscellaneous related duties. Applicants should have the:

  • Desire to work with children
  • Ability to lead groups of children in homework assistance, enrichment, and recreation activities
  • Ability to facilitate age appropriate and safe group activities
  • Maintain professional boundaries with students and staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively, take directions, and follow through
  • Desire to work collaboratively on a team
  • Competency in basic academic skills such as reading, math, spelling, language arts and writing.

Please submit your application AND resume (applications for employment may be found above) to:

Rodney Dahlberg
Supervisor of Recreation
3344 Mission Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 488-7276 ext. 3017

Zumba Instructor- Private Contractor

Swanston Community Center is looking for a certified Zumba Instructor to take over evening classes that run during the week. This is a contract position with timeframes that vary from 3 months-1 year at a time. Please contact Danny Curtola at 333-6464 ext 3101 or dcurtola@morpd.com to submit a proposal.