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Parks & Recreation Superintendent

Company: City of Carlisle
Location: Carlisle
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

SALARY RANGE: $40,000.00-$50,000.00 OPENING DATE: 11-01-2022 CLOSING DATE: 11-30-2022 About the Community: Carlisle, Iowa, is a growing community of 4,160 residents located adjacent to Des Moines southeast side. More information on the community is available at Carlisle is a full government service community with seven departments including City Clerk/Finance, Fire/EMS, Police, Library, Public Works, Parks & Recreation, and Municipal Electric. The Parks & Recreation Department is staffed by one full time employee Superintendent and two permanent part-time employees including a Recreation Supervisor and Parks Maintenance Supervisor. The Parks & Recreation Department also increases in the spring to include approximately 50 seasonal staff including mowers, parks maintenance laborers, life guards, and concessions staff. The City has recently updated its Comprehensive Plan, is preparing to develop a Parks Master Plan, and has active community groups with scheduled Parks improvements in the next 18 months including a $500,000 playground equipment installation, trail connection to Des Moines trail system, and Gateway Welcome Improvements at Scotch Ridge Nature Park. INFORMATION: The City of Carlisle is accepting applications for Parks & Recreation Superintendent. Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and a professional writing sample. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under administrative direction, to serve as Parks & Recreation Superintendent of the City; to plan, organize and direct the development, operation and promotion of the Parks & Recreation Department, including grounds maintenance, facilities maintenance, programing, and the aquatic center. Manages multiple budgets, employees, and programs.The prime candidate would have the ability to manage multiple work crews, multiple locations, and a diverse workflow throughout the year. Summer is the current busy season for the department but the prime candidate would work to create a vision and develop programming year-round for all ages. ENTRY REQUIREMENT AND SKILLS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in public administration, business administration, parks, recreation, and leisure services, horticulture, or closely related field, at least five (5) years of local government experience in the public profession, or some combination thereof. Post offer employment physical and drug screen and background check required. Certification, or ability to become certified in First Aid/CPR/AED within the first six (6) months from hire. Certification, or ability to become certified as a Certified Pool Operator, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, and Lifeguarding Instructor within the first 12 months from hire. HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter, and a professional writing sample specifying interest to City of Carlisle, Attn: Deven Markley, 100 North 1st Street, Carlisle, Iowa 50047. Professional writing sample can include professional documents, letters, email, or other correspondence highlighting the applications written communication skills. Please include current mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address. The City of Carlisle is an equal opportunity employer.Job Type: Full-timePay: $40,000.00 - $50,000.00 per yearBenefits: Dental insurance Employee assistance program Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Retirement plan Vision insuranceSchedule: 8 hour shift Monday to Friday On callEducation: High school or equivalent (Required)License/Certification: Driver's License (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: City of Carlisle, Des Moines , Parks & Recreation Superintendent, Other , Carlisle, Iowa

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