Leadership, Maintenance Facilities, Operations, Parks
4 Year Degree
The Parks and Recreation Director is responsible for the overall administration, maintenance and efficient operation of all park facilities including, softball, soccer, and baseball fields, tennis courts, pavilions, playgrounds, community center and recreational programming and activities.
The Director prepares the annual budget and provides general oversight and direction for all staff in the development, implementation and management of the department’s initiatives; ensures that all laws, policies, rules, regulations, and safety standards are followed and maintained at all times, solicits public input to ensure the community needs are being met and serves as a liaison between Parks and Recreation personnel, municipal administration and the public.
The department works in a cooperative team environment that demands excellence, thrives on serving the community, and promotes collaboration with local organizations. A successful candidate will welcome and seize all aspects of operations/program/event management, finance, marketing, and communications.
The Village of Pinecrest provides a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, short term and long term disability and a 401a retirement plan.
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.
Direct and coordinate the installation and maintenance of park facilities including park structures and landscaped areas in the park.
Plan, organize, implement and supervise the comprehensive parks and recreation program including: playgrounds, community center, special athletic and tournament programming, arts and crafts and social events for all age groups.
Plan, organize, direct and budget for parks, turf and tree maintenance, pest control, athletic field maintenance, beach maintenance and special events support.
Train and supervise staff members in carrying out the overall recreation related activities.
Explore and develop new techniques and approaches in recreational activities and make recommendations to the Village Manager for changes in Village policies related to parks and recreation.
Represent the Village in all recreation matters.
Provide or arrange for facilities, material and equipment for recreation and park activities.
Prepare the Parks and Recreation Department budget and prepare periodic and special reports as required.
Direct and supervise the operations and maintenance of all parks and recreation facilities.
Develop and implement recreation programs.
Develop and implement a departmental operations and procedures manual.
Evaluate staff performance annually. Discipline department employees for violation of Village or Department Policies and Procedures Manual.
The knowledge, ability and responsibility to effectively recommend hiring, firing, promotion or other status changes of employees to the Village Manager as necessary.
Must be prepared and available to work during a hurricane in the Village’s EOC.
Ability to get along with others and work effectively with the public and fellow workers.
Perform any other duties assigned by the Village Manager.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in recreation, leisure services or related field.
Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in park management or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Supervisory experience highly desirable.
Considerable knowledge of the fundamentals of recreation and the types of facilities required to carry out recreation programs.
Ability to analyze and adjust activities to the needs of the community.
Ability to train and supervise others.
Skill and ability to effectively work with different segments and age groups of the community.
Skill in planning, organization and implementation of the overall program.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel.
Ability to meet and deal with the public in an effective and courteous manner.
Must be fluent in the English language. Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.
Applicants must complete all requirements established by the Village of Pinecrest for employment. This may include, but not limited to, a written examination, typing test, psychological screening to determine suitability for position, polygraph examination, comprehensive background investigation, and a job-related medical examination including a drug/alcohol screening test.
Must be a non-smoker.
The minimum requirements may be waived by the Village Manager.
Municipal government located in South Florida. Pinecrest encompasses 8 square miles with about 19,000 residents. The Village currently employs 180 employees. We have a comprehensive benefits package which includes, medical, dental, life, short term and long term disability,a 401 retirement plan and 457 deferred compensation plan plus more.