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Parks and Recreation Director (internal applicants only at this time)
- Type:Full Time
- Posted Date:07/01/2019
Deadline for Application: 07/15/2019
Manage, direct, supervise, and coordinate three Divisions: Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Maintenance; plan, direct, and supervise the work of full- and part-time staff; manage the Department Budget; provide staff support to City Commissions and Committees; facilitate use of all athletic resources to community sports organizations; coordinate assigned activities with other City Departments, outside organizations, and the general public; provide highly-responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager.
Receives general direction from the Assistant City Manager. Exercises direct supervision over Supervisory, Professional, Clerical, and part-time staff.
Exercises autonomy and sound judgement over tasks and employees as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assume management responsibility for all services and activities of the Parks and Recreation Department. Plans, develops, and implements all departmental goals and objectives; monitors day-to-day activities to ensure compliance to the same. Attends and conducts staff meetings to maintain influence and awareness of department activities. Assume management responsibility for the maintenance of all parks, recreation facilities, and all other municipal facilities. Participate in the negotiation, development, planning, design and implementation of related City Capital Improvement Projects as well as capital improvements to existing facilities.
Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of Department methods, procedures and programs; assess and monitor workload; identify and implement opportunities for improvement; review with City Manager where appropriate. Approves all special permits in accordance with City policy and procedures, local, state, federal rules and regulations governing the same. Facilitate use of all City athletic resources to community sports organizations; supervise operations of all City athletic facilities. Provide staff support to the City’s Parks and Recreation Commission. Provide staff support to the City’s Sports Advisory Committee. Provide administrative assistance to the City Manager and the City Council. Prepare a variety of complex analytical and statistical reports and presentations. Coordinate Departmental activities with City sports organizations and other City departments. Respond to and resolve sensitive and difficult public inquiries and complaints. Provides proper guidance required for adequate delivery of service for Parks Administration, Maintenance, Construction, Aquatics, Recreation Centers, and City Cemetery. Develop, negotiate, and supervise City’s Maintenance contracts; monitor contracts for compliance. Supervise, promote, implement, and evaluate various recreational programs for children and adults. Plans, coordinates, and monitors the development of all recreational programs and special events throughout the City; enhances the quality of life by providing recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities. Develop, prepare, and administer the City’s Parks Master Plan, including routine updates to the plan, and working with the City’s Project Management Division to deliver projects that are identified within the Master Plan. Develop, prepare, and administer Department budget, including preparing cost estimates and justifications for budget recommendations, researching and recommending Capital Improvement Projects, and monitoring and controlling expenditures. Develop and implement Department policies, procedures, and fee schedules; evaluate equity and adequacy of policy and fee schedules on an on-going basis; make revision recommendations as needed. Oversee Recreation Department Customer Relations Program.
Maintain close contact with city officials and community groups regarding program offerings and coordination of services. Promote and publicize recreation programs and activities; prepare and coordinate the development of program and event publicity, including flyers, brochures, news releases, etc. Review and approve manuals, reports, flyers, press releases, etc., produced by subordinate staff. Prepare and maintain records and evaluation reports on new and on-going program offerings. Recruit, select, train, motivate, schedule, supervise, and evaluate full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff; provide staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Represent the City at public and private meetings and conferences relating to City business.
Education and Experience:
- Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the administration of recreational programming and social and cultural programs and services, including three years of management and supervisory experience.
- Experience in park facilities planning and design, as well as developing, planning, implementing, and facilitating sports programs is required.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation, public administration, physical education, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
- Modern principles of park planning and design.
- Modern principles of building maintenance.
- Modern principles of budget and finance for municipalities
- Modern principles and methods for developing and implementing a wide variety of recreation, social, and leisure activities for children and adults.
- Principles of human resource management, supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
- Recreational, social, and cultural needs of the community.
- Principles of facility supervision, facilitation, and maintenance.
- Good computer skills.
- Manage, direct and coordinate the work of Professional, Clerical, and part-time staff.
- Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
- Provide administrative support and professional leadership and direction of the Parks and Recreation Department.
- Perform responsible and difficult work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.
- Interpret and apply Federal, State, County, and City laws, codes, regulations, and guidelines affecting recreation programs and activities.
- Analyze problems; identify feasible solutions; project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, City Council, Commissions and Committees, community organizations, individual citizens, governmental agencies, contractors, and vendors.
- Plan, develop, direct, and evaluate comprehensive recreation programs and services for the Community.
- Assess and monitor community needs; identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures for development and implementation of new program areas.
- Maintain administrative systems for facility and program scheduling, calendaring, and other functions.
- Develop, analyze, interpret, and explain Department policies and procedures.
- Participate in long-range and strategic planning.
- Work effectively under pressure and deadlines with consistent interruptions.
- Communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) as granted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is preferred.
- CPR and First Aid certificates.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Personal computer, including word processor, spreadsheets, project management software, 10-key calculator, phone, copy machine, fax machine, etc.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, crawl, talk, hear and manipulate objects. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those and employee typically encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is generally performed outside structures and inside buildings including but limited to confined spaces, open fields, residential and commercial structures. The noise level in the field work environment is typically loud.
The Town of Pecos City provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.