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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
 Job Details Description
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

Regular Hours

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.

2. Attachments: You must attach the following documents to your profile under the "My Attachments" section:

a) Resume
b) Cover Letter
3. Apply: Once you have completed your profile, you MUST apply for the position (The link to Apply is located on the right side of the main menu. An email will be sent confirming you have applied. It will also be displayed in the My Application History section).


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 
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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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