Aquatics, Recreation, Recreation Programming, Special Events/Tourism
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Closes - March 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. - or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.
Plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Community Services Department, including recreation, sports, and event programming, parks maintenance, multi-generational/ aquatic facilities management, and the City Library. Makes recommendations to the Council and City Manager; develops and implements policy initiatives, sets the tone, climate, and vision for the department, and ensures compliance with statutory responsibilities and directives.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Directs the preparation of agenda items for the City Council and other committees, commissions, boards involved in recreation, multi-generational facility management, parks maintenance, and the City Library.
Monitors and prepares the department budget, monitors revenues and expenditures ensuring effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.
Evaluates the effectiveness of recreational, social programs and services and translates department objectives into specific programs and projects.
Resolves problems and conflicts that surface during the administration and management of the department and multi-generational facility among facility members, department staff, and other City departments.
Supervises, selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates personnel; provides and coordinates staff training; works with staff to correct deficiencies.
Monitors, evaluates, and makes recommendations to promote maximum efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery and allocation of resources.
Fosters relationships with community representatives and cooperates with community organizations to recommend new or enhanced recreational projects that align with the City's vision.
Serves on city/state/regional committees, boards, associations as the City's representative; acts as a to advisory committees as assigned regarding the development, operation, and improvement of departmental programs and activities.
Performs related work as required
Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications
Education and Experience
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in recreation management, public administration or a related field.
At least six (6) years of progressively responsible comprehensive experience managing recreation, library, aquatics programs, and park operations, including at least four (4) years of second-level supervisory experience.
Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities
Master's degree in Public Administration, Recreation Management, or Business Administration
Public sector recreation and parks maintenance experience
Experience in managing a fee-based recreational and aquatic center
Certification as a Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or a Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE) and possesses a current membership to either or Arizona Parks and Recreation Association (APRA)
Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties
Principles, methods and practices of park, recreation, and aquatics program development and operations
Planning, administration, scheduling, coordination and promotional related to parks and recreation activities
Principles and practices of facility management including staffing models and membership sales
Budget preparation, administration, and grant management
Relevant safety regulations in aquatics, recreation programming, maintenance
Organizing, planning, staffing and management of department functions
Communicating effectively, orally and in writing, including making presentations to the City Council and/or commissions, boards.
Problem-solving and decision making
Research and analysis
Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints
Select, train, motivate and evaluate Department personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement corrective actions
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizen groups, governmental committees, and other City departments
Develop and implement long-term and short-term plans and goals for a community services department
Identify potential issues and provide solutions
Handle sensitive and confidential information
Vacation: Full time positions accrue 88 hours of vacation leave per year for the first 3 years of service; accruals increase with years of service.
Sick Leave: Full time positions accrue 96 hours of sick leave/year.
Holidays: Full time positions (minimum 40 hours per week) accrue 10 paid holidays and one floating holiday per year. Holidays include New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
Health Insurance: Positions with a minimum of 40 hours per week are eligible for medical, dental, and vision benefits. Paid employee life insurance, AD&D, short and long-term disability benefits for full time positions.
Retirement Benefits: Positions with a minimum of 40 hours per week are eligible for are provided retirement Benefits through ASRS and PSPRS. Part-Time positions that work 20 hours or more in a 20 week period are eligible for ASRS.
The City of Maricopa, a community with a “Proud History and a Prosperous Future,” is strategically connected to Metro Phoenix and the Central Arizona region and is located just 20 minutes from Phoenix and 35 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport.
Maricopa became Arizona’s 88th City when it was incorporated in October of 2003. Since then, hyper-growth transformed the City from less than 5,000 residents into a bustling population of over 43,000.
Historically an agricultural community, Maricopa’s business base has translated those ties into the AgriTech, renewable energy and research and development fields.
Maricopa’s housing affordability, quality of life and family-oriented atmosphere continues to attract newcomers who enjoy full-service public safety departments, a City library, recently constructed public schools and local charter schools, a City park and local retail and entertainment.
Mission: The City of Maricopa will be open, responsive, and accountable while serving the public with integrity.