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Title:Parks and Recreation Director (2)
Summary:Job description for the position of Recreation and Parks Director.
Original Author:MTAS
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Product Create Date:09/25/2002
Last Reviewed on::01/11/2017
Subject:Parks and recreation--Administration; Parks and recreation--Personnel; Personnel--Classification
Type:Job Description
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Text of Document: RECREATION & PARKS DIRECTOR
DEFINITION:

The employee is responsible for Recreation and Parks Department operations, performed by planning organizing and directing the overall activities of the Department. Duties also include coordinating the recreational programs and facilities under the general supervision of the City Administrator and Recreation Board.
Independent judgement is used according to the situation and different courses of action must be taken to complete the task.

EQUIPMENT/JOB LOCATION:

The employee will operate light duty vehicles, mobile radios, camcorders, VCR'S, computers, and other modern office equipment.
Employee supervises recreation and park facilities and operations throughout town.
The employee is exposed to tobacco smoke.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

Oversees budgetary operations and prepares budget as required.
Promulgates regulations to ensure proper organization and use of personnel.
Plans and directs activities of the Department.
Performs administrative activities of the Department.
Coordinates formal and on the job training programs for recruits and personal development.
Keeps records and prepares reports including personnel reports.
Must react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and determine proper course of action.
Must deal effectively with citizen complaints regarding department procedures.
Ability to explain and interpret department regulations to the public and employees.
Must be able to maintain an effective working relationship with employees of the Department.
Cooperates with other Departments of the City to unite the City as one.
Oversees and keeps records and reports of grant activities. Supervises contract construction.
Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public.
Prepare, develop and implement programs suitable for all segments of the population.
Provide public appearances, interviews and speaking engagements to promote Parks and Recreation services.

ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
(Any one position may not include all of the listed duties or duties which may be performed.)

Organizes and programs recreational activities. Inspects equipment.
Operates equipment when necessary.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of personnel policies and procedures.
Knowledge of principles and practices of public recreation management.
Knowledge of the materials and equipment used in general maintenance and construction work.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
Knowledge of the principles and methods of supervision.
Knowledge of the City's provision of emergency procedures.
Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates.
Ability to use necessary tools and equipment in performance of required skills.
Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.
Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly.
Ability to keep records and make clear reports.
Knowledge of the facilities and equipment needed to implement and operate a broad recreation program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in recreation or related field or 8 years experience in recreation programming.
Experience in recreation program management.
Must pass a drug screen.
Must comply with the City's "Weight Control Policy."