At the City of Sugar Land, we are looking for people driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged, and are committed to public service. Our champion employees are a driving factor for making Sugar Land "One of America's Best". The Parks & Recreation Department is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the role of Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation administers, supervises, and oversees the City's Recreation and Special Events programs focusing on the administration and operations of Marketing Services, Sports Leagues, Leisure Classes, Youth Summer Recreation Camp, Fitness/Wellness programming, Events, Rental Facilities, and Senior Adult services and activities. Qualified applicants will be required to administer and oversee the Imperial Parks and Recreation Center, Municipal Pool, and T.E. Harmon Senior Center. Oversight includes customer service, contracts, drafting policies and procedures, emergency management, personnel matters, and administers the operations and maintenance budget.
Lead the division in the effective and comprehensive delivery of recreation, events, and leisure services.
Develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate recreational programs and events in accordance with the department policies and City Management expectations.
Market and publicize recreation and leisure services to the media, community partners, city elected officials, business community and citizens.
Identify and articulate the division's vision and goals to interest groups, advisory boards, city council and the media.
Implement comprehensive special events.
Develop, implement, and coordinate significant sponsorship generation.
Manage the division's contracted services in accordance with contract specifications and intent.
Administer the division's operations and maintenance budget in compliance with City policies/procedures.
Draft policies and procedures for use and operation of parks and recreation facilities.
Coordinate with sports leagues regarding park and facility maintenance and use.
Complete all required reports and presentations as needed.
Work on-call rotation per department procedures.
Maintain attendance records per department standards.
Maintain good public relations and address resident complaints in a courteous and efficient manner.
Responsible for inventory control and initiate and track required purchases.
Completion of subordinate's performance appraisals in a timely manner.
Maintain productivity and efficiency of division personnel and assure completion of division programs.
Coordinate the Department's Emergency Management requirements during times of Emergency Operations Center activations.
Manage the parks facilities rental process.
Assists the Parks and Recreation Director with all other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, Construction Management, Parks & Recreation or a related field from an accredited school or university.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in Parks & Recreation or related field, with at least three years of significant supervisory or management experience.
Municipal experience preferred.
Candidates must complete the full application.
Attachments to the application shall include, but not limited to the following: a letter of intent, list of 3-5 professional references and a resume.
Offers of employment are contingent upon the results of a pre-employment controlled substance screening, a driver's license verification check and background check. The first review of applications will begin on June 12, 2017. This position will remain open until filled.
Please visit our website at www.sugarlandtx.gov to apply online.
Sugar Land, located in eastern Fort Bend County, is approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston. Sugar Land is a full-service municipality providing the highest quality of affordable services to meet the needs of its citizens. Master-planned communities, welcoming neighborhoods, outstanding schools, libraries, civic organizations and other resources enhance home values and create a sense ...of belonging.Sugar Land was again named one of America's "Safest Cities," a distinction based on an analysis of FBI crime statistics. The distinction makes Sugar Land the safest city in Texas. The national ranking is included in the annual publication of City Crime Rankings 2010-2011: Crime in Metropolitan America, a report published by Washington-based CQ Press to spotlight crime comparisons in U.S. cities and metropolitan areas.