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LSPR Employment Opportunities






MAIL TO: Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation, 220 SE Green Street, Lee's Summit, MO 64063.

FAX: 816-969-1515.

EMAIL: lspr@cityofls.net



Full Time Employment

Superintendent of Park Operations

(Posted 7/7/14) Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for the position of Superintendent of Park Operations. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, supervising, coordinating and evaluating park maintenance in a park system of 1100+ acres, 32 parks, one historical cemetery, three community centers, one outdoor aquatics facility and a park operations complex. This position supervises 15-20 full and part time staff.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Park Management or a related field required.
2. Three to five years experience in park management or a related field required.
3. Valid Missouri State driver’s license required.
4. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of turf, tree and shrub care.
2. Knowledge of athletic field maintenance, park safety design, and safety procedures.
3. Knowledge of budget preparation.
4. Ability to: organize and present information, perform research; organize time, materials and personnel; and effectively set and accomplish goals.
5. Skills in organizing, planning and preparing park maintenance plans.
6. Skills in selecting, supervising, appraising, counseling and discharging personnel.
7. Ability to establish good working relationships with public, subordinates and supervisors.
8. Skills in negotiating and managing contracts.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: Recruits, selects, supervises, trains, counsels, appraises and terminates if necessary volunteers and part time and full time personnel; oversees and administers outside contracts for services; coordinates with purchasing to obtain contracts for services as needed per the City’s Purchasing Policy; directs, develops and implements park maintenance programs and construction activities; identifies capital needs and makes recommendations; evaluates cost effectives of maintenance programs; controls expenditures and purchases materials and supplies; oversees activities necessary to insure the safety of park patrons in their use of park areas; insures the enforcement of section and park rules and regulations; prepares written repots and presentations; prepares and administers facility use agreements with school districts, athletic accounts and other groups; participates actively in professional organizations; works with citizen task forces and other citizen based groups to provide general support and foster open communication; works with Parks Administrator to gain overall guidance and direction in the conduct of duties.

Salary starting at $55,889 plus excellent benefits package. Applications available online or Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation, 220 SE Green Street, Lee’s Summit, MO, 64063. Open until filled. EOE


Part Time Employment 

Service Representative, Harris Park Community Center

(Posted 9/4/14) The Service Representative position: Responds to telephone requests, assists patrons and performs a wide variety of administrative functions for the community center and staff; Process registrations and assists with other duties as assigned. Requirements: Prefer graduation from high school and one year of college; At least one year experience in customer service required; Basic First Aid and CPR required. Compensation: $7.50 / hour. Complete the online application or apply in person or send application to: Harris Park Community Center, 110 SW Blue Pkwy. Lee's Summit, MO 64063. EOE.


Service Representative - Gamber Center

(Posted 8/11/14) Lee's Summit Parks & Recreation is seeking a service representative to work the front desk at the Gamber Center. Responsibilities include responding to telephone request, assists patrons and performs a variety of administrative functions for the Gamber Center. Hours may vary. Applicant must be flexible and available to work daytime hours and occasional weekends. Compensation: $7.50 / hour.  Online application available here. Or submit application and resume to LSPR. 220 SE Green St. Lee's Summit, MO 64063. EOE


Gym/Weight Room Attendant at Legacy Park Community Center

(Posted 7/24/14) This position monitors the gymnasium during peak season for compliance of facility and LSPR rules and regulations. Applicant is expected to emphasize patron service and to work with retention and promotion of quality service. Position conducts orientations for patrons and routine cleaning of fitness equipment and gymnasium area.   Minimum 16 years of age. Basic First Aid and CPR certification required. Experience with fitness equipment and instruction. Salary: $7.50 / Hour. Applications available online


Group Exercise Instructor

(Posted 5/22/14) Lee's Summit Parks & Recreation is hiring Group Exercise Instructors. This position is responsible for conducting quality group exercise classes. The instructor is expected to emphasize patron service, and to work with retention and promotion of quality programs. Basic first aid and CPR certification required. Current Accredited National Group Exercise Certification such as ACSM, ACE, AFAA and ZUMBA, etc required. May Be required to perform and pass demonstration of skills for Recreation Supervisor. Must be able to maintain current certifications. Compensation: $18 - $23/hour. Apply online or send application to Legacy Park Community Center, 901 NE Bluestem Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64086. Open until filled. EOE.