The City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department seeks a Deputy Director of Planning and Administration to perform a variety of complex professional and administrative work. Reporting to the Director of Parks and Recreation, the Deputy Director of Planning and Administration is responsible for developing, implementing, and enforcing policies and procedures in the areas of Parks and Recreation planning, operational development, grant writing, community relations, and business administration.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to: directing strategic and long-range planning efforts of Parks and Recreation facilities, programs, and activities; providing budget oversight; developing and implementing the City’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan; conducting departmental needs assessments; evaluating, improving, and administering operational policies and procedures; securing and administering a variety of federal, state, and local grants; assisting with the preparation and administration of the department's Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
Minimum qualifications include: attainment of a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in parks and recreation administration, public administration, business administration, landscape architecture, community planning or closely related field, preferably supplemented by a master's degree, and a minimum of three years senior level administrative experience in parks and recreation planning, municipal planning, or master plan implementation, preferably including one year managerial experience; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.
The anticipated starting salary for the Deputy Director of Planning and Administration is $60,200 annually. The City of Mobile provides a competitive benefits package.
The City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department serves a diverse population of nearly 200,000 residents by maintaining 68 parks, 18 recreation centers, and a growing network of greenway trails.
For a full job specification, and to apply online, please visit the Mobile County Personnel Board website: www.personnelboard.org. For more information, call 251-470-7727. Application deadline is March 22, 2017.
The City of Mobile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.