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CLASSIFICATION TITLE: RECREATION, PARKS, HISTORIC AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR
PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to perform professional administrative and supervisory work to direct the programs, services, staff and resources of the Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department including parks services, recreation services, cultural affairs and the historic homes. Work involves managing the daily operations of the department with primary responsibility to support the priorities of the Mayor & City Council and the Roswell Recreation Commission providing for comprehensive, quality programs and services which meet the arts and recreation needs and interests of the community. Work is performed under the direction of the City Administrator with advice and counsel from the governing authorities identified above.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Performs short and long range department planning; supports the Recreation Commission which sets the direction and strategic policies of the department; develops and implements department operational policies and procedures.
Serves as a member of various task forces, committees, and management and planning teams; serves as liaison between governing authorities and City officials and department staff; advises the governing authorities of public and department needs for policy interpretation and development; and prepares presentations to communicate information and provide updates on major projects and initiatives.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates departmental staff; instructs, assigns and reviews work; maintains standards through the effective coordination of activities; conducts performance evaluations; allocates personnel; resolves difficult employee relations issues; interviews, hires, promotes and discharges personnel as appropriate; ensures staff understands the impact and effect of responsibilities, ensures staff receives training and necessary resources to carry out duties effectively. Directs the implementation of department programs, services, and projects through subordinate managers, supervisors and staff; ensures that operations support the Master Plan and comply with established policies, procedures and related regulations; assesses department effectiveness and performance; and identifies and implements changes to maximize use of resources, achieve goals and objectives, and meet the community’s recreational, historic and cultural affairs needs/interests.
Prepares, administers and defends the departmental operating and capital improvement budget and adjusts priorities as needed with input from the appropriate governing authorities; identifies needs and obtains and allocates resources for the Department; develops alternative funding proposals; issues and obtains necessary equipment, materials, and supplies and ensures their proper inventory, record keeping, repair and maintenance.
Develops comprehensive/master plans for parks; establishes and maintains partnerships and effective working relationships with other departments, agencies, community groups, and professional organizations; collaborates with parties to maximize resources; and settles disputes between the department and other parties.
City of Roswell, Georgia • Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Director Director R801
Directs the construction, management, and maintenance of the department’s physical resources, including parks, buildings and other recreational and cultural facilities: establishes priorities, policies and procedures to ensure acceptable level of maintenance and repair; oversees the department’s capital improvement projects; reviews construction projects; assist with design for facilities.
Performs a variety of public relations duties including responding to questions and comments from the public about departmental issues; provides information and resolves difficult complaints from the general public, other agencies, and community groups; makes periodic public addresses; represents the City at regional and national functions as directed.
Ensures programs and services provide for the safety and well-being of employees, program participants, and the general public visiting recreation facilities and parks.
Directs the establishment and management of department records, files and databases; and maintains the official records of the Roswell Recreation Commission.
Operates a personal computer and general office equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and other system software.
Performs other related duties as required.