Park Operations Staff Assistant

Park Operations Staff Assistant
Organization Denver Parks and Recreation
Location Denver, Colorado
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Oct 2, 2022

Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is seeking a Staff Assistant to provide administrative support for the Park Operations team. This is a full-time, exempt, benefited position. This position will have remote flexibility as well as a flexible work schedule which can include evening and weekend hours. This role will require some hours in the field which includes the parks, various locations within the operations districts, and occasional visits to the Denver Post Building downtown.

Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) boasts one of the most diverse, expansive, and historic park and recreation systems in the West. DPR staff provide high-quality, safe, and meaningful programs, activities, and places that promote active lifestyles and improve quality of life in Denver. When you join DPR, you will play a vital role in maintaining Denver’s extensive system of parks and recreation centers and have a hand in shaping the future health and well-being of our city.

DPR recognizes the importance of diversity in the representation of our organization to best serve our customers and community. To that end, DPR is committed to:

  • Examining department policies and processes that value diverse perspectives and eliminate barriers to inclusion
  • Identifying where inequities exist and implementing strategies to ensure equitable outcomes
  • Strengthening diversity in Parks and Recreation services by transforming policies to institutionalize equity
  • Reinvesting in resources aimed at ensuring DPR is an equitable and just organization

Job duties and responsibilities of this position includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain and monitor expenditure controls for the department, performing and executing various financial functions on behalf of Park Operations, ensuring accuracy and completeness according to fiscal rules
  • Assist with the management of permitted events by reviewing and approving plans in line with park policies and DPR’s rules and regulations, being prompt and professional in communication with organizers and internal staff
  • Assist with the development and oversight of the department’s data initiatives
  • Perform a myriad of miscellaneous administrative tasks and special projects
  • Evaluate operational objectives or procedures and recommend or create modifications and solutions
  • Ensure DPR and Park Operations policies and procedures are being followed, helping course correct when necessary and offering helpful instruction to staff as needed


We are looking for an enthusiastic and organized professional with competent communication skills. Our ideal candidate will be self-driven and demonstrate effective time-management and prioritization skills to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume environment. Additionally, our ideal candidate will have:

  • A detail-oriented work ethic with exemplary follow up and follow through skills
  • A high level of integrity and autonomy to self-direct and accomplish work with excellency
  • A kind, professional team player with a positive attitude and exuberance to perform this role

We realize that your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum requirements:

  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET, or TASC Certificate
  • Experience: Four (4) years of experience performing specialized and/or technical office support work of the type and at the level of Administrative Support Assistant IV
  • Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of education may be substituted for each required year of experience
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