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Recreation Assistant- On Call at City and County of Denver in Denver, CO

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About Us

The City and County of Denver's Parks and Recreation Department is hiring Recreation Assistants (On Call) for the 2017 Season, especially the Summer season.

*On Call- An on-call position is one in which the employee works as needed. On-call positions are not eligible for City benefits.

Come see what it's like to be part of the 2017 Parks and Recreation team as a Recreation Assistant! These roles perform a variety of functions in helping our recreation centers run smoothly from clerical to customer service to facility work. The day-to-day tasks and hours will vary depending on the location, however, applicants must be able to work weekends and holidays.
Our Recreation Division operates 27 recreation centers offering affordable facilities, programs and activities to residents and visitors year-round. Our recreation centers offer over 1,000 organized classes including: aquatics, arts and crafts, cultural and social activities, fitness and sports, health, special events, tours and more. Our activities are organized for children, youth, adults, seniors, and special needs groups for maximum enjoyment. Participants may enroll in classes, use facilities on a day basis or purchase a monthly/yearly membership. You can learn more about us at our Recreation home page.

The recreation centers are also an ideal place to find out about city or neighborhood-sponsored special events and the City Wide Sports program that offers competition to Youth and Adults. Our centers include multi-purpose rooms, exercise rooms, weight-rooms, dance spaces, pools, basketball/tennis courts, playgrounds, athletic fields, running tracks and more. The facilities are also available for rental.

About Our Job

  • Assists with monitoring the day-to-day operations of a recreation center or a specific program area.
  • Provides assistance for recreation activities such as sports, games, classes, outdoor activities, child care and special events.
  • Assists with maintaining the cleanliness of a Recreation Center.
  • Maintains order amongst participants and spectators and attempts to resolve disputes that arise.
  • Assists with the set up and take down of equipment for facility rentals, activities or special events.
  • Assists with front desk operations which include greeting customers, answering phone calls and providing customers with membership information.
  • By position, assists with keeping and announcing the score of sports activities and maintains accurate participant records.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Any one position may not include all of the duties listed. However, the allocation of positions will be determined by the amount of time spent in performing the essential duties listed above.

About You

Job Requirement:

  • Must be at least 14 years of age.

About Everything Else

Classification Title: We call this job a Recreation Assistant. The official job classification title is a Recreation Assistant.
Assessments / Testing: This position does not require testing.
Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.
Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Recruiter: MJG


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