Essential Job Functions:
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.
Ability to communicate effectively both in written and oral forms, in a formal and informal environment. Possess effective supervisory and leadership skills. Possess highly developed public relations skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Executive Director, management team, staff, business partners, public officials, other governmental agencies, and the public. Ability to set a vision for the future. Ability to build a strong leadership team that is capable of implementing the vision and goals of the agency and community. Ability to analyze and solve administrative problems. Ability to prepare and analyze operating procedures and administrative reports. Ability to represent the Commission in public speaking events. Must be an effective change agent driven to inspire and implement change with excellent customer service, leadership, and communication skills. Ability to maintain an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountability. Ability to anticipate work to be done and initiate proper and acceptable direction for completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.
PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in parks, recreation and tourism administration or related field. Three to five years of experience in organized recreation programming and management and one or more years of experience in natural resources/environmental education based programs; three to five years of experience in highly responsible leadership and supervisory capacity, preferably experience in both Parks and Recreation related positions. Verifiable history of progressive responsibilities and assignments.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: Must possess a valid driver’s license. Certification as a Certified Leisure Professional or Certified Parks and Recreation Professional or equivalent is preferred.