Seasonal Recreation Specialist - Gray's Lake

  • City of Des Moines, Iowa
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Feb 20, 2021
Temporary Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $11.55 - $13.83 Hourly USD

Job Description

Distinguishing Features of the Class

Under direction, supervises and directs a specialized area within the total City's recreation program, or a specialized type of recreation activity, and performs related work as required.

Assignment Location: Gray's Lake

Duration of work assignment is from May to September.

Deadline : Application are accepted until 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 positions are currently limited or not being performed. The positions are posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and two years of responsible recreational experience, including concentration in one or more specialties in the field of recreation or athletics.
  • A college degree in recreation, leisure services, education or related field may be substituted for the required two years of experience.
    • Submittal of college transcripts showing coursework taken and degree conferred is required at the time of application. Please submit to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department; electronically to, by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50319 at the time of application.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Current certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid, and/or an applicable, valid driver's license is required when work assignment requires said certification and/or involves driving a vehicle.
  • Passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to hire.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Leads assigned activities and supervises others in leading activities;
  • Trains staff in leadership techniques, methods of activity planning, safety and public relations;
  • Works closely with other recreation staff to assure the proper development of assigned activities;
  • Organizes and supervises one or more activities such as summer playground programs, aquatics programs, day camps, trips, arts and cultural activities, nature activities, sports and games, special population, senior activities or special events;
  • Recruits and trains staff and volunteers to assist with program implementation, lead programs and ensure safety of participants;
  • Tracks participation statistics;
  • Maintains necessary records and submits required reports
Closing Date/Time: 6/15/2021 5:00 PM Central

Job Address

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