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Parks & Rec / Aquatic Center Job Listings

Please send a City of Denison employment application (link below), resume and 2-3 letters of recommendation to  or mail to:

City of Denison
Jodie Flaherty
111 North Main

P.O. Box 668
Denison, Iowa 51442

Applications can also be dropped off at Denison City Hall at 111 North Main Street in Denison.

Job Ad – Parks & Rec Director  

The City of Denison is an equal opportunity employer. Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply. Positions are open until filled. E.O.E. It is the policy of the City of Denison to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

Parks & Rec Director (Full-Time)



Position: Parks & Rec Director

Department: Parks & Rec

General Statement of Duties:   Oversees the Aquatic Center facility, city parks, all recreation programming, finances, and employees.  Serves as City Liaison to multiple citizen ran recreation and community betterment committees. On call on the weekends.

Reports to:   Parks & Rec Board & City Manager

Major Responsibilities:   The supervision of recreation programs, staff, financial responsibilities (budget, billing, accounts payable, deposits, bank statements, etc).  Organizing and leading board meetings.  Record keeping of all staff certifications, equipment warranties, maintenance records, etc.  Recruitment, hiring, and training of new staff.  Attending and running staff meetings.  Public Relations.  Participating in community and city committees.  Selling tickets and signing individuals up for programs.  Creating, promoting, and running recreational programming.  Addressing major complaints.  Maintaining water chemistry.  Lifeguard when and if needed.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:   Must have a combination of skills, knowledge, and training that will enable the performance of the responsibilities outlined above. Recreational programming skills, leadership, managerial skills, special population skills, good public relation skills, and strong physical swimming and safety skills are needed. Must be able to physically and mentally respond to any emergency at any time. Must be willing to work with chemicals and be able to lift 50 pounds.

Required experience and training:   Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Management or related field; or equivalent experience working in a supervisory role within an aquatics or recreational setting.

Required Certification

  • CPO certified
  • Red Cross Lifeguarding certified
  • Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED certified

Additional Certifications

  • Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Instructor
  • NRPA Certified Parks & Recreation Professional
  • NRPA Certified Playground Safety Inspector

See top of page for application information.


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