Park and Recreation Associate - Regular Less Than Half-Time

  • City of Des Moines, Iowa
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Sep 21, 2022
Part Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $13.00 - $14.00 Hourly USD

Job Description

Distinguishing Features of the Class

Under general supervision, assists patrons, assists staff with the facilitation of scheduled programs and events including set-ups, tear downs, monitoring patron activity and general maintenance duties; and performs related work as required .

PLEASE NOTE: Location of work assignment and scheduled work hours will vary by position and season.

Accepting applications until the application deadline or until all vacancies are filled, whichever occurs first.

Acceptable Experience and Training

Must be at least 18 years of age. Previous experience working with the general public is preferred.

Required Special Qualifications

Possession of an applicable valid driver's license is required where assigned duties require driving responsibilities.

Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and if applicable, driving record background checks. Passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to hire.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Collects various fees from patrons and makes change;
  • Provides assistance to patrons;
  • Directs parking and pedestrian traffic;
  • May need to place signage providing directional information;
  • Assists in monitoring events, scheduled programming and overseeing patron activity and alerts supervisor of any problems that arise;
  • Picks-up loose trash and/or debris and disposes in waste receptacles;
  • Prepares and maintains various parks and recreational facilities and venues hosting scheduled programming, events and patron participation;
    • Event related preparedness may include but not limited to opening and closing facilities; set-ups; tear downs; shoveling and blowing snow; supplying restrooms; decorating; pulling weeds and mopping and/or sweeping floors.
  • Assists with concessions including operating cash register and serving food as needed;
  • May need to guard vendor property as needed in preparation of a scheduled event or program;
  • May oversee the activities of a group of participants within a scheduled program to ensure completeness of assigned tasks.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Des Moines, Iowa United States View Map