Seasonal Park and Recreation Associate - Aquatics

  • City of Des Moines, Iowa
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $9.00 - $10.71 Hourly USD

Job Description

Distinguishing Features of the Class

Under general supervision, assists patrons, assists staff with the facilitation of scheduled programs and events including set-ups, tear downs, monitoring patron activity and general maintenance duties; and performs related work as required.

Note: Work assignmentwill be ata specific aquatic facility and will includeassisting in the operational maintenance activities such as power washing, cleaning, grounds care and other seasonal activities including assisting in preparing the facility for opening for the season and closing up the facility after the season.

Approximate employment duration : Work assignment is from May to September.

Deadline : Applicationsare accepteduntil such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work performed by these positionsare currently limited or not being performed. The positionsare posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Previous experience working with the general public is preferred.


Required Special Qualifications

  • Possession of an applicable valid driver's license is required where assigned duties require driving responsibilities.
    • If possess a Non-Iowa Driver's License, submittal of certified driving records is required at the time of application.
  • Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and if applicable, driving record background checks.
  • Passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to hire.


Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Collects various fees from patrons and makes change;
  • Provides assistance to patrons;
  • Directs parking and pedestrian traffic;
  • May need to place signage providing directional information;
  • Assists in monitoring events, scheduled programming and overseeing patron activity; and alerts supervisor of any problems that arise;
  • Picks-up loose trash and/or debris and disposes in waste receptacles;
  • Prepares and maintains various park and recreational facilities and venues hosting scheduled programming, events and patron participation;
  • Event related preparedness may include but not limited to opening and closing facilities; set-ups; tear downs; shoveling and blowing snow; supplying restrooms; decorating; pulling weeds and mopping and/or sweeping floors;
  • Assists with concessions including operating cash register and serving food as needed.;
  • May need to guard vendor property as needed in preparation of a scheduled event or program;
  • May oversee the activities of a group of participants within a scheduled program to ensure completeness of assigned tasks.
Closing Date/Time: 6/22/2020 5:00 PM Central

Job Address

Des Moines, Iowa United States View Map