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City of Des Moines Seasonal Recreation Specialist - Gray's Lake in Des Moines, Iowa

Seasonal Recreation Specialist - Gray's Lake

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Seasonal Recreation Specialist - Gray's Lake


$11.55 - $13.83 Hourly


Des Moines, IA

Job Type

Temporary Part-Time



Job Number



6/15/2021 5:00 PM Central

Occupational Group

Non-Civil Service

Location of Vacancy

Park and Recreation



Selection Method

Applicants deemed most qualified based on qualifications may be contacted for an interview. Qualified applicants who need a reasonable accommodation must inform this office at (515) 283-4213 or TTY at Iowa Relay at 711 or 1-800-735-2942 at the time of application.

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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

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED;

  • Must be 18 years of age.

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 background check and 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