Prepares, presents and administers an operating budget of approximately $2 million.
Plans and directs the parks and recreation department within budgetary limitations and in consideration of requests, displayed interests and full utilization of available facilities; develops, recommends and implements departmental policies, procedures, regulations and work priorities.
Recruit and recommend for approval hiring of new staff; responsible for assignment and evaluation of employees in the department.
Directs and develops long- and short range plans for department operations and capital improvements. Prepares annual budget request for submission to Superintendent of Recreation and Executive Director. Manages adopted department budget.
Develops safety rules and regulations.
Organizes and directs through subordinates comprehensive environmental and education programs, arts and recreational programs, and athletic facilities and tournaments for all age groups of the community; organizes and directs through subordinates a meeting and conference facility.
Provides support in the coordination of activities with other local, state, federal and private agencies or organizations involved with recreation.
Works closely with the Superintendent of Operations on the operation and maintenance of various facilities within the park; including, but not limited to wetlands and natural preserves, open space, athletic fields, meeting/conference facility, education center, administrative office, playgrounds, recreational facilities and cultural arts facilities.
Works closely with Superintendent of Operations and Executive Director on the planning and development of new site facilities, including park areas, playgrounds, and recreational buildings.
Meets with civic, social and other special interest groups to establish community partnerships. Represents the agency on boards and committees and attends various meetings and functions to present, explain and promote agency programs and initiatives.
Initiates and directs departmental grant activities in coordination with the administrative office for various department facilities and programs. Works closely with Superintendent of Operations on major and minor capital improvement projects.
Maintains effective communication throughout the department, with the public and with the management team. Works closely with the Saluda Shoals Park Foundation, a private 501 (c) 3 charitable organization established to benefit Saluda Shoals Park and environmental education, to develop fundraising activities and events that benefit the park and Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission residents.
Works closely with local, regional and national organizations to attract large-scale sporting and recreational events to Irmo and Chapin communities. Coordinates fundraising efforts on behalf of the department with support from staff, volunteers and Saluda Shoals Park Foundation.
Provides effective communication through written memos, email and meetings. Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness and conformance to policies and procedures. Prepares periodic reports to Superintendent of Recreation, Executive Director and Commission; makes presentations on departmental matters as required.