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Minimum USD hourly rate: 24.98
Maximum USD hourly rate: 29.23

Industry: Seattle Parks & Recreation Department

Company: City of Seattle, WA

Salary: $24.98 – $29.23 Hourly

Location : Various – Seattle area, WA

Job Type: Temporary – Non-Benefit Eligible

Job Number: 2024-00711

Department: Seattle Parks & Recreation Department

Opening Date: 05/24/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Position Description

About Parks and Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR)is a national leader and innovator in the services and programs we provide to our residents who enjoy our public spaces such as parks, community centers, specialty gardens and swimming pools. Our mission is providing welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community and promote responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities. Delivering excellent customer service to each visitor and participant is a core value.

Our commitment: SPR commits to , and as core principles that guide our work. We support and hold ourselves accountable by striving to eliminate barriers to access and provide employees with equitable opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
Our Cashiers are trained to provide great customer service to our visitors. Work locations may include various Seattle swimming pools, the Amy Yee Tennis Center, or the Seattle Japanese Garden.

Working hours vary based on facility needs and your availability.

Work Schedule may include weekends & holidays.

Job Responsibilities

  • Greet visitors and provide a friendly and helpful experience;
  • Perform financial transactions and prepare attendance and fiscal reports;
  • Prepare daily deposits;
  • Process program registrations and membership applications;
  • Track customer/participant attendance;
  • Assist in the training of seasonal cashiers;
  • Monitor and ensure safe use of facility by customers;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Requires a minimum six months experience as a cashier or in a customer service related capacity


  • A combination of education and training which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class.

Additional Information

Successful Candidates will have:

  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and helpful customer service-oriented person with a strong math aptitude and excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Bilingual or Multilingual language skills
  • Knowledge of the operation of a computerized cash handling and registration system or a strong aptitude for computer learning.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, 10-key, and multi-line phones.
  • Willing and able to learn new concepts and procedures, with the ability to handle stressful situations with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a strong team player that demonstrates reliability, engages in problem solving, understands constructive communication, and exhibits care and commitment to their work.
  • Demonstrates strong cultural sensitivity skills when engaging visitors and coworkers.

First Aid and CPR certification may be required depending on assigned department.
May be required to pass a criminal background check.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process.

Work Environment

Work is typically performed in a recreation facility/office environment; may be performed in confined areas; and may require standing for long periods of time.

Required to work irregular hours, holidays, evenings and weekends.

May be required to lift up to 30 pounds.

Work with culturally diverse populations.

Must be able to deal with customers who may at times be verbally or physically inappropriate.

Ability to speak a second language is desirable at some locations.

The full salary range for this position is $24.98- $29.23 per hour.

SPR’s Core Competencies are:

Accountability & Action: Holding yourself accountable for achieving goals, completing tasks, and delivering quality work. Demonstrating thoughtful initiative in actions and decision-making, and promoting high quality standards.

Equity and Inclusion: Supporting the goals of the Race and Social Justice Initiative and the City’s commitment to workforce equity.

Communication: Sharing and exchanging information and ideas with people in a variety of ways to help them understand and remember the information.

Service: An ongoing commitment to base decisions and actions on the needs and priorities of the City.

Teamwork: Effectively working with internal and external people to complete tasks and achieve work group goals.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City’s website at:


Do you have six months of experience as a cashier or in a customer service related position (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work)?

  • Yes
  • No


Which locations are you interested in working? Check any that apply.

  • Amy Yee Tennis Center
  • Seattle Swimming Pools
  • Seattle Japanese Garden


Are you willing to work irregular hours such as holidays, evenings, and weekends?

  • Yes
  • No


How much customer service experience do you have?

  • No experience
  • 1-5 months
  • 6 months to 1 year
  • More than 1 year
  • More than 2 years


Will you be able to make yourself available to attend, in person, a cashier skills exam?

  • Yes
  • No


Are you bilingual or multilingual?

  • Yes
  • No


If so, what other language(s) are you fluent in?


Are you a current Seattle Parks & Recreation Temporary Employee?

  • Yes
  • No

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