This position is being hired for the brand new, MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex, which is planned to open January 2021 in West Des Moines, IA. Under the general direction of the RecPlex General Manager, provides supervision of all RecPlex day-to-day operations including ice sheet installation, maintenance and changeovers; contract management including HVAC, ice plant, IT & custodial; overall facility, outdoor fields and grounds maintenance; life safety and personal protective equipment; and tenant management.
Performs routine inspections and oversees maintenance of indoor sport surfaces and related equipment, including artificial turf, hardwood courts, divider curtains, basketball hoops, scoreboards, batting cages and soccer goals.
Develops bid and contract documents, coordinates, supervises and evaluates contract service providers to ensure compliance with City requirements and safe work practices.
Selects and supervises operations staff and assigns work, organizes projects, provides training on equipment, tasks, work standards and safety procedures, and ensures safe work practices.
Acts as a liaison between General Manager, customers and staff. Relays communication from customers to General Manager.
Performs daily maintenance of ice resurfacer, including blade changes, battery tests, lubrication and adjustment.
Monitors all building operation systems including ice plant, HVAC systems, indoor air quality, life safety and personal protective equipment.
Performs regular inspections to determine necessary maintenance of overall venue and grounds and to ensure a safe environment for employees and customers.
Maintains accurate inventory of supplies for cleaning, events and building operations, and purchases additional items as needed according to the City’s purchasing policy.
Coordinates and oversees all building changeovers while working with outside vendors and promoters to ensure successful events, practices, games and tournaments.
Ensures that the City’s mission, goals and objectives are fully supported and initiated. This includes, but is not limited to, support of the following initiatives: the quality initiative; Mayor/City Council strategies and various other city sponsored work teams such as Safety, Employee Relations and Wellness.
Bachelor’s Degree in Parks & Recreation Administration, Leisure Services, Recreation, Sports Facility Management, or related area.
Experience operating recreational/athletic facilities, including at least three years of managing full-time staff.
Must have experience installing and maintaining ice rinks and related equipment
About West Des Moines Parks and Recreation
The mission of the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department is to provide our community everyday enjoyment through people, parks, and programs. The Department focuses on enhancing quality of life and supporting the health and well-being of West Des Moines residents, employees, and visitors.
The Recreation area provides a diverse variety of programs and activities for people of all ages. Programs include adult sports, youth introductory sports, nature programs, senior citizen programs, aquatics, travel, family programs, preschool and youth programs, and special events.
The facilities managed by the Recreation area are used as recreational program delivery sites and are also available for public rental. The Department’s facilities are extensively used for special events and other various City sponsored activities. Both Valley View and Holiday Aquatic Centers, as well as, Raccoon River Park Softball Complex and Holiday Park Baseball Complex are seasonal facilities. The Valley Junction Activity Center, Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge, Raccoon River Park Dog Park, and Archery Facility are open year round.
The Parks area provides services related to the land, faciliti...es, and operations of the West Des Moines park system. All activities of the Parks area are directed and coordinated by the Superintendent of Parks. The area currently manages and operates 1,289 acres of parkland consisting of 4 mini-parks, 17 neighborhood parks, 2 neighborhood school-parks, 2 community parks, 1 community school-park, 3 special use facilities, one large urban park, one natural resource area, and 14 greenways. Of the total acres, approximately 360 acres are developed for active recreation. In addition to developed parkland, the Parks area is also responsible for a 232 acre lake and over 600 acres of natural areas. Parks staff manage and operate 51 miles of paved multi-purpose trails, 2.5 miles of gravel trails, and 1 mile of nature trails.
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