Plans, organizes, directs, pursues funding for, and manages a community recreation program and related facilities for seniors, adults, youth, and families including cultural arts, physical activities, trips, special interest classes, human services, preschool, special events, aquatics, and summer programs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed are intended only as illustrative examples of the various types of work that may be performed by individuals in this classification. Any of the following duties may be performed. These examples are not necessarily performed by all incumbents and do not include all specific essential functions and responsibilities the incumbent may be expected to perform.
Plans, organizes, directs, evaluates, and manages activities in the Parks & Recreation Department.
Supervises two or more assigned employees on a recurring daily basis which includes scheduling and assigning work; mentoring, coaching, and training; developing work plans and reviewing work for completion; evaluating performance and providing necessary feedback to employee; setting work standards; imposing or effectively recommending necessary disciplinary action; responding to grievances; and making or effectively recommending hiring and termination decisions.
Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports, and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed for decision-making purposes.
Utilizes effective written and oral skills to communicate official plans, policies, and procedures to staff and the general public.
Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
Actively utilizes leadership and teamwork skills to maintain harmony among workers and resolve grievances; performs or assists subordinates in performing duties; adjusts errors and complaints.
Actively promotes and markets the services, programs, activities, and events of the organization.
Monitors employee activity and equipment operations to ensure safety practices; implements and maintains safe operating practices; assures compliance with proper safety procedures, rules, and regulations.
Represents the City of Albany by responding to the public, citizens, its employees, and others in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner while continuously maintaining a positive customer service demeanor. Regards everyone, internal and external, as a customer and delivers the best service possible in a respectful and patient manner.
Serves as a member of various City committees as assigned.
Assists other staff in the performance of their duties as assigned.
Maintains regular job attendance and adherence to working hours.
Operates a motor vehicle safely and legally.
May serve as Acting Director in absence of the department Director.
SUPERVISION/LEAD WORK EXERCISED
This is a supervisory position. This position supervises assigned employees, which includes scheduling and assigning work; mentoring, coaching, and training; developing work plans and reviewing work for completion; evaluating performance and providing necessary feedback to employee; setting work standards; imposing or effectively recommending necessary disciplinary action; responding to grievances; and making or effectively recommending hiring and termination decisions.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in recreation, leisure services, or a closely related field; eight years' experience including the design, implementation, and management of public recreation programs and activities; and three years' supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Extensive knowledge of: recreation philosophy, planning, and administration; and the equipment, facilities, operations, and techniques used in a comprehensive community recreation program.
Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment used.
Ability to: plan, coordinate, manage, and direct varied activities involved in a community recreation program; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, instructors, community leaders, and the general public; communicate effectively orally and in writing; and plan and supervise the work of paid staff and volunteers.
The ability to speak and write fluently in both English and Spanish is desired but not required.
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license.
The individual shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others in the workplace.
Our city of 51,270 sits in the heart of western Oregon’s Willamette River valley, on the banks of the Willamette and its tributary, the Calapooia River. From its river town beginnings, Albany has grown south and east with the railroads, state highways and Interstate 5, and across the Willamette into the farms and wooded hillsides of North Albany.The city of Albany lies within both Benton and Linn ...counties. Albany is the largest city in Linn County and serves as the county seat. Albany is also the second largest city in Benton County. Albany is credited by historians and architects with having the most varied collection of historic buildings in Oregon. This collection includes styles from the 1840s through the late 1920s and is concentrated in an area of about 100 square blocks. Four historic districts are listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Albany is known as the rare metals capital of the world. Several local industries produce zirconium, hafnium, and titanium. Wood products, food processing, and manufactured homes production are major employers also.Municipal government operates under a home rule charter in a Council-Manager form. Six City Councilors are elected to represent three geographic wards, and have overlapping 4-year terms. The Mayor is elected at large every two years. A full-time City Manager administers the affairs of the City for the Council.Population: 51,270 (2014 PSU estimate) 11th largest city in Oregon.•Founded: 1848, incorporated in 1864, and adopted home rule charter in 1891.•Counties: Linn County seat; 2nd largest city in Benton County•ZIP Codes: 97321 and 97322•Location: 44° 38' N latitude, 123° 7' W longitude •45 miles north of Eugene•24 miles south of Salem•69 miles south of Portland•Area: 17.7 square miles (city limits), 21.7 square miles (Urban Growth Boundary)•Elevation: 180-520 feet above sea level•Form of government: Council-Manager•Current permanent tax rate: $6.3984 per thousand dollars of assessed value•City budget (FY 2014-2015): $160.2 million ($32.6 million General Fund)•City employees: Approximately 392