Seasonal Recreation Specialist II - Summer Camp

  • City of Des Moines, Iowa
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Parks and Recreation Public Health
  • Salary: $16.17 - $19.09 Hourly USD

Job Description

Distinguishing Features of the Class

Under direction, plans, organizes, supervises and directs a specialized area within the City's recreation division, or a specialized type of recreation activity at a community recreation center or other recreation venue including outdoor events, and performs related work as required.

Assignment Location: Evelyn K. Davis, MLK, Drake, or Weeks.

Application Process : Applicants deemed most qualified based on qualifications may be contacted for an interview. If you are submitting an application December - February, please know that it may be approximately 10-15 business days before you receive a response. If you are submitting an application March - July, please know that it may be approximately 5-10 business days before you receive a response.

Application Deadline
: Applications are accepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions.

Approximate employment duration : Up to 40 hours per week April through October including weekends and holidays.

Note : Hiring preference is given to applicants who held the position with the City of Des Moines during last summer's employment season.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from high school or GED; and
  • One year of experience facilitating recreational or group activities in areas such as aquatics, athletics, music, arts, childcare, or education.
  • Post-high school education in recreation, leisure services, education or related field may be substituted for the required experience.
    • If substituting education for years of experience, transcripts need to be submitted to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department; electronically to humanresources@dmgov.org , by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317 at the time of application.


Required Special Qualifications

  • Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) required upon hire (training is provided); and
  • An applicable, valid driver's license is required when work assignment requires driving a vehicle.
    • Possession of a valid driver's license is required for this assignment.
    • If possess an out-of-state Driver's License, submittal of driving records is required. Please submit to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department; electronically to humanresources@dmgov.org , by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317 at the time of application.
Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and driving record background checks.Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Leads programs and instructs participants on facility or program rules.
  • 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.
  • Works with community organizations and public to develop their interests in recreation programs.
  • Organizes and supervises one or more recreational activities such as year-round programs, aquatics programs, day camps, trips, arts and cultural activities, nature activities, sports and games, special population activities, equity programs, senior activities or special events.
  • Recruits and trains volunteers to assist with program implementation.
  • Maintains discipline and observes necessary precautions to ensure safety of activity and program participants.
  • Issues and monitors use of recreation supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains attendance and activity statistics and creates and updates regular reports.
  • Collects admissions and program registration fees.
  • Decorates center or venue with seasonal displays.
  • Researches and orders recreation supplies and equipment.
  • Performs minor custodial functions such as sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, etc. to maintain clean and safe activity space.
  • May drive a vehicle for transportation of program/activity participants.
  • Performs related work as required.
Closing Date/Time: 7/12/2022 4:00 PM Central

Job Address

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