Plans, organizes and directs the day to day operation of the Parks Division of the Parks and Recreation Department; performs directly related work as required.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity and the City of Des Moines, Iowa please review the Recruitment Brochure!
The City of Des Moines' Residency Requirement is in effect for this position. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines within (7) seven months of appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position.
In order to be considered for position, please complete online application at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/desmoines/jobs/3157553/parks-manager?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture, Botany, Ecology, Forestry, Landscape Architecture or a closely related field; and
Considerable experience within parks, park building operations, cemetery operations, trail operations and care, and urban landscape operations; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
NOTE: Transcripts verifying degree conferred or copies of certifications need to be submitted to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department to receive credit. Please send electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317by the application deadline.
About City of Des Moines
The Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department was established in 1892 and is responsible for the managing 6,700+ acres of land and 75 parks across Des Moines. Nearly 12% of the city is protected for public park and open space. You will also find much of our 80+ miles of internationally recognized trail system along our rivers and greenways We offer numerous programs in the areas of sports, urban conservation, environment education, sport instruction, volunteerism, rentals and special events. Des Moines is home to over 225,000 people and the central city of a metropolitan area of approximately 655,000. Des Moines is a vibrant city, intersected by the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers. Des Moines is the capital city and is the commercial, financial, transportation, and governmental hub of Iowa.
Des Moines is a city with many cultural amenities, ease of commuting, Iowa State government, three higher education institutions, good schools, ample shopping, affordable housing, fine dining, great health care, and a stable high-performing local government. It also is the home of the Iowa State Fair and is the host to countless conventions, trade shows, and sporting and entertainment events each year.