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Superintendent of Recreation
- Type:Full Time
- Salary/Pay Rate:$78,676 - $125,489
- Posted Date:02/06/2018
- Deadline to Apply:02/22/2018
|Department||Parks and Recreation Department|
|Benefits||Click here to review a Summary of Employee Benefits|
|Civil Service Status||
This is a NOT a Civil Service Position
Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Overtime and Weekend Work As Required
|Tentative Start Date||April/May 2018|
|Job Summary & Requirements||
The City of West Des Moines seeks an individual for the position of Superintendent of Recreation with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Education, Business, Public Administration, or other related field and five years of related work experience. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional preferred, but not required.
The Superintendent oversees the Recreation divisions of the Parks and Recreation Department, which has 6 full-time employees, 12 part-time employees, around 200 seasonal employees, and an annual budget of approximately $2.85 million. The desired candidate will have had experience with managing the planning and delivery of recreation programs; operation of recreation facilities; developing and administering user policies, reporting systems, budgets and evaluation tools; familiarity with public art programs; and supervising and managing the performance of employees.
The desired candidate will also possess effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to work independently and efficiently with very little direct supervision; problem-solving ability; strong project management skills; sound judgement and decision-making abilities; ability to take a creative and innovative approach to recreation programming; good time management and organizational skills; excellent supervisory skills; and the ability to take initiative.
|Special Notes||Attendance at after-hours meetings and working beyond normal business hours is required for this position.|
|Physical/Drug Test||Post offer pre-employment physical and drug test are required.|
|Steps to Apply||
Steps to Apply:
1. Online Profile: You MUST complete an online profile. This includes all sections under the My Profile Section. A link is provided below to our Online Application System.
All steps MUST be completed before the posted deadline to be considered for this position. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616.
|Deadline to Apply||February 22, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST|
|Application Materials & Related Documents||
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