Recreation Specialist II (Part Time)

City of Des Moines, Iowa
September 1, 2023
Des Moines, IA
Job Type


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.
This is a Temporary Part-Time position.

Approximate work schedule: This position will work on average less than 26 hours per week. Hours may vary from 13 to 33 per week based on business need. Generally, Monday through Friday 2pm to 8pm and occasional weekends.

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.

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.
  • Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen and background check.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Checks participants in via membership or payment
  • Answers phone and email correspondence
  • 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: 9/13/2023 4:00 PM Central

Drop files here browse files ...

Related Jobs

September 16, 2023