Under the direction of the Parks & Recreation Director, manages the current and long-range planning and development of the Lewisville Parks and Recreation system, coordinates and directs the work of design consultants and contractors on construction of parks, trails and recreation amenities. Provides professional expertise in design, construction and maintenance of parks and recreation facilities.
Manages park development and capital improvement programs to include project planning, cost estimating, bid documents, technical specification, plan and contract documents.
Assists with the preparation, execution and monitoring CIP and operating budgets for park maintenance/construction.
Manages and coordinates activities of engineers, architects, landscape architects, surveyors and other consultants during planning, design and construction phases of park and public space development projects.
Designs smaller park projects, playgrounds, landscape, irrigation systems with the ability to identify tree species and native, low maintenance plant material to be incorporated into the design.
Manages construction projects by reviewing initial aspects of the project, inspecting each phase, ensuring code, plan and specification compliance, negotiating change orders, approving requests for payment, monitoring and maintaining schedules and appropriate warranties.
Develop policies and procedures for park development.
Develops and administers applications for, and projects funded through, grants for parks, trails, and other community development projects.
Reviews land development proposals, site plans, and plats to ensure compliance with park dedication ordinance, community development master plan, trail master plan, and landscape ordinance and submits findings to the development review committee (DRC).
Researches, compiles, and presents information and recommendations to CDC/Park Board, City Council, DRC and public.
Assists with developing, implementing, and updating city-wide Parks, Trails, Community Development, Beautification Master Plans, Tree Board activities, and Park Dedication Ordinance.
Establishes and maintains good working relations with CDC Board, developers, consultants, homeowner's associations, and special interest groups. Coordinates and consults with other agencies such as Corps of Engineers, LISD, TXDOT, NCTCOG, and other municipalities on projects.
Responds to and resolves customer complaints in a timely, effective, and professional manner.
Communicates effectively and courteously with public, vendors, contractors, customers, board members and staff, in writing, via the internet, and by phone.
Manages community and park development projects, analyzes and ensures adherence to project budgets, and acts as technical liaison between consultants and other city departments on projects.
Perform duties of Director in their absence
Perform all other related duties as assigned
Education Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Park Planning, Park Construction Management or related field Experience Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a related field including three years of project management and/or construction experience. Current American Society of Landscape Architecture License, Certified Planner, or Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred
REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES Knowledge of:
Planning and project management practices for parks and recreation programs and facilities
Federal, state and local building and development codes and ordinances
Grant writing and management procedures
Parks and recreation services and the important role they play in a community.
Municipal budget preparation and administration principles and practices.
Principles of leadership, supervision and project management.
Develop, read and analyze technical documents through CAD, GIS and other applications
Accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Follow instructions, safety practices and standard operating procedures in performing assigned tasks.
Be punctual and attend work regularly
Work effectively and foster relationships with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
Perform work accurately and thoroughly.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Prepare and present clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Identify and respond to community issues, concerns and needs.
Must possess skills in personnel supervision, training and in coordinating operations for Recreation
Skill in use of personal computer including Microsoft Office, Open Office or similar word processing programs, e-mail and the internet.
Skills in project planning and construction delivery
Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.
Must possess a valid State of Texas Drivers License Class "C" and good driving record as defined by City policy.
Additional Salary Information: plus $350/mo car allowance & $50/mo phone allowance
Internal Number: FY1819-189
About City of Lewisville
Welcome to the online home for the great City of Lewisville, Texas!
On behalf of the 100,000 people who call Lewisville their home, I want to welcome you to our city. Lewisville is proud of its rural Texas heritage. The first settlers came to this area before the Civil War, and some of their first buildings were churches and schools because they weren't building a place to live for the short term, they were building a home for generations.
The same pioneer spirit and family values thrive today in Lewisville, a place where families enjoy a high quality of life and business is booming. Lewisville is a vibrant and growing community of the 21st century, with major employers and thriving retail outlets that combine to create a strong economic framework for our residents and a quality family-friendly experience for our visitors.
Lewisville has many opportunities that make this such a great place to live, work and play. Many of those are detailed in the comprehensive Lewisville 2025 vision plan that was developed by residents and then adopted by City Council in July 2014.
Enjoying and protecting our natural environment is important to Lewisville. With more than 2,0...00 acres of public parks, plus 2,000 acres of urban wilderness at LLELA Nature Preserve, there are nearly endless options for outdoor recreation. Lewisville Lake draws more than 3 million visitors each year for active and passive enjoyment of its cooling waters and tree-lined shores. Keep Lewisville Beautiful gives residents and businesses a chance to actively help protect our environment and its natural beauty. Click here to see the many outdoor options available to you.
Lewisville residents and visitors are able to take advantage year-round of some of the finest cultural opportunities in North Texas, including more than a dozen fine and performing arts groups. There's always something happening at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, our 40,000-square-foot arts center that opened in 2011. For information on shows and exhibits, visit MCLGrand.com.
Shopping can be a chore for some, a form of relaxation and enjoyment for others. Either way, with more than 2,000 retail stores and restaurants in Lewisville, local residents and visitors can find just about anything their looking for on local shelves and menus. And with so many businesses in town, along with many nationally known corporate names, attractive employment opportunities abound.
Our city is a fun, safe and nurturing place to live for families with young children, young professionals charting their life path, seniors entering their golden years, or anyone else seeking urban convenience in a relaxed suburban setting. High-performing schools, scores of volunteer opportunities, spirit-filled churches and a thriving economy mean nearly any need can be met right here in Lewisville.
As a lifelong Lewisville resident, a graduate of Lewisville High School and the son of a former Lewisville ISD educator, my roots in Southern Denton County run deep. But the city's roots are even deeper. Physical evidence of our rich history dots the Lewisville landscape today, and the community's frontier heritage lives on in a strong sense of optimism and neighborliness found in the hearts of our people.
This website is just one of many ways you can keep up with news and events in Lewisville. The city maintains an active presence in online social media, including Facebook and Twitter. You can sign up to receive email notices about the city in general or specific areas. We broadcast a mix of information bulletin boards, public meetings and award-winning original programming on City Cable LVTV and YouTube.
We want to hear from you. If you have ideas, suggestions, questions, comments or complaints - your voice matters. I hope this website visit is just the first step in your path to becoming an active and involved member of the Lewisville community.
Mayor Rudy Durham
City of Lewisville, Texas