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Recreation Leader

  • Type:Seasonal/Temporary
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$9.32 - $10.80/Hour
  • Posted Date:01/31/2018
 Job Details Description
Department           Parks and Recreation
Benefits     Click here to review a Summary of Employee Benefits
Civil Service Status

This is NOT a Civil Service Position

Hours of Work

Days, hours and location may vary depending on program. 

Overtime and Weekend Work As Required

Tentative Start Date May/June, 2018
Job Summary & Requirements

Under the general direction of the Recreation Program/Facility Supervisor, the Recreation Leader is responsible for assisting with the implementation of recreational programs and activities for people of all ages. Supports Program Director position by assisting with planning and implantation of day camps, sports camps and clinics, nature programs, and special events. Potential hours include weekdays and weekday evenings.


Must be 16 years of age and in 10th grade or equivalent. Previous work experience is not required. CPR and First Aid Certification preferred.  

Physical/Drug Test Post offer pre-employment physical and drug test required.          


Steps to Apply

Steps to Apply for the Recreation Leader:

1. Online Profile: Please Note: In order to be considered for this position, you MUST complete an online profile (this includes all sections under the My Profile Section).

2. Apply: You must apply for the position to be considered.

All steps MUST be completed in order to be considered for this position. We will not accept incomplete profiles. Communication throughout this process (including invitations to the examinations) may be made via the email supplied through the City's on-line application system. It is recommended to check your email "junk" folder for emails from the City of West Des Moines.

Deadline to Apply Open Until Filled
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You will need to complete an online profile and apply for this position online. There are Instruction Sheets under the Employment section of our City website as well as a number of topics in our FAQ section. If after reviewing these help guides you still need additional help, please visit or contact Human Resources 515-222-3616.

 Contact Information  CITY OF WEST DES MOINES
Human Resources, 2nd floor
4200 Mills Civic Parkway
PO Box 65320
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265-0320
515-222-3616 (phone)
515-273-0601 (fax)
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