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The Town of Rocky Hill is an EEO/AA Employer and complies with the ADA.
Town of Rocky Hill Job Description
POSITION: DIRECTOR OF PARKS & RECREATION
DEPARTMENT: PARKS & RECREATION
REPORTS TO: TOWN MANAGER
SUPERVISES: SUPERVISES ALL DIVISION EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING PERMANENT, PART-TIME AND SEASONAL STAFF
BARGAINING UNIT: NON-BARGAINING
Summary of Responsibility:
Full responsibility for the direction and administration of the municipality’s divisions of parks, recreation, aquatics and leisure services. This position works under the general direction of the Town Manager with wide latitude in program development and implementation within the framework of policies administered and reviewed by the Town Manager.
Upon necessary approval by governing officials, establishes and implements management policies and procedures involving all division operations.
Assumes full responsibility for division finances; and reviews, analyzes and prepares division budgets in final form for submission to the Town Manager and governing authority for approval.
Develops and maintains open and effective communication with division heads and other high level personnel, and ensures proper development of inter-division communication and functional coordination.
Provides effective leadership and direction in the administration of division operations.
Directs the formulation and routine updating of division goals and objectives consistent with the mission of the division and municipal leaders.
Develops and maintains an effective liaison with other local government executives, officials and the public at large.
Represents the division before local government bodies and community organizations.
Reviews regular and special reports by division and departmental managers and directs the preparation of summaries of consolidated reports.
Renders necessary technical and other advice to division staff and evaluates the work of division and departmental managers.
Interprets to the public the philosophy and objectives of the division and municipality relative to public parks, recreation and leisure services.
Periodically directs the review and evaluation of the overall operations.
After careful review with the division and departmental managers, and in consultation with Human Resources, takes necessary action on employee disciplinary matters.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrative of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or a logical assignment to the position.
Qualifications and Competencies:
Graduation with a Master’s Degree from a National Recreation and Parks Association accredited college or university with specialization in parks and recreation, leisure services at the baccalaureate or master degree level.
A minimum of six years of working experience in the field of Parks and Recreation services, or related field, of which three (3) were in administrative or supervisory work, with demonstrated ability to carry out administrative duties and to work harmoniously with associates and stakeholders.
A current state vehicle operator’s license or the ability to obtain the license within 30 days of employment.
Certificate as a professional with Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association or the National Recreation and Parks Association.
Extensive knowledge of modern administrative practices relating to the parks, recreation and leisure field.
Extensive knowledge of the philosophy and principles of public parks and recreation services.
Exceptional ability to carry out the instructions of the governing authority.
Outstanding ability to maintain a harmonious working relationship with employees and with the general public, and ability to work tactfully with people.
Exceptional ability to present ideas and recommendations in a concise manner, both orally and in writing.
Exceptional communication skills in writing and public speaking, and in the ability to effectively direct, guide, monitor and evaluate the work performances of subordinates.
Extensive knowledge of basic budgetary practices, and the ability to effectively interpret and justify operation and capital budget proposals to the governing body and to the public.
Exceptional administrative ability in carrying out the total responsibilities of management of the division.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
Frequently is required to walk and sit.
Occasionally required to stand, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
Ability to lift and/or move up to twenty five (25) pounds.
Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The dexterity necessary to utilize a computer keyboard on a regular basis is essential.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrative of the various types of work that may be performed.
The Town of Rocky Hill is an EEO/AA employer and complies with the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
About Town of Rocky Hill
Rocky Hill Parks & Recreation is a municipal agency with twelve (12) full-time staff and additional part-time staff, serving a population of 19,000. The department’s responsibilities encompass recreational programming for all ages, as well as the management of all parks and facilities. Rocky Hill is located in the center of the state, just south of Hartford, Connecticut. For additional information, visit the department’s web site at: www.rhparkrec.org