The City of Mena, Arkansas is accepting applications for a Parks and Recreation Director. A degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or closely related field is preferred for this position and at least five (5) years previous experience in parks and recreation management is desired. Any equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Former experience and related skills in parks facility and grounds maintenance (including baseball/softball and soccer field preparation), business management techniques, budgeting, grant writing, and an understanding of parks and recreation principals and practices is desired. Paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave. Salary negotiable depending upon experience and qualifications. Post offer of employment will require a comprehensive background investigation, a psychological examination, a physical examination, and a drug screen.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must understand the practices and principles of public parks including facility utilization and public relations.
Considerable knowledge of recreation administration to analyze program growth and needs is desired.
Working hours are flexible and often outside normal business hours.
Applications, with resumes' and copies of certifications, will be accepted at the Arkansas Employment Security Department, University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Campus, 1100 College Drive, Mena, Arkansas 71953. Position is open until filled. Questions on the foregoing may be addressed to Becky Horton, 479-394-4585. The City of Mena is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
At least five (5) years previous experience in parks and recreation management. Former experience and related skills in parks facility and grounds maintenance, including baseball/softball, and soccer field preparation.
Required to live in the Polk County, Arkansas area.
Must possess the ability to work under periodic stress.
The ability to understand and carry out complex oral, written, and mathematical instructions is required.
Must have sufficient hearing ability to speak clearly while using a telephone and other means of communication equipment.
The City of Mena is located in Western Arkansas with a population of 5,737. We are seeking a full-time Parks & Recreation Director to oversee the daily operations of our parks and recreation facilities.