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City of Des Moines Recreation Specialist I - 3/4 Time Position in Des Moines, Iowa

Recreation Specialist I - 3/4 Time Position

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Recreation Specialist I - 3/4 Time Position


$14.54 - $17.21 Hourly


Des Moines, IA

Job Type

Regular Three-Quarter Time



Job Number



4/22/2021 5:00 PM Central

Occupational Group

Non-Civil Service

Location of Vacancy

Parks and Recreation



Selection Method

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

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Distinguishing Features of the Class

Under direction to supervise, lead or assist in a wide variety of recreation activities at a community center, or other recreation facility.


  • The current vacancy to be filled will work primarily at the Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. The work schedule will mainly be weeknights during the afternoon and evening hours.

  • This position is part-time working an average of 30 hours per week, provided availability of work, and may include day and evening shifts. The schedule is mainly 2pm – 8pm Monday – Friday.

  • The City of Des Moines' Residency Requirement is in effect for this position. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines within ten (10) months of appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position.

Acceptable Experience and Training

Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be 18 years of age.

Required Special Qualifications

License or Other- Requirements: A valid Class C Iowa Drivers License, with chauffeur’s classification is required where work assignment involves driving a vehicle. This shall be obtained within six months of employment.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

Organizes, plans and leads/supervises a wide variety of recreation activities such as day camps, youth programs, arts and crafts, sports, games and special events supervising participants in these activities. Maintains discipline and observes necessary precautions to ensure safety of activity and program participants. Warns community center patrons against hazardous practices and instructs them on facility rules. Issues and monitors use of recreation supplies and equipment. Maintains attendance and activity records and creates and updates regular reports. Collects admission and class registration fees and writes receipts. Decorates center in seasonal displays. Repairs and maintains on-site and rented athletic and recreational equipment. Performs minor custodial functions such as sweeping, mopping, etc to maintain clean activity areas. May drive a vehicle for transportation of program/activity participants and performs related work as required.