Under the general direction of the Assistant City Manager, plans and administers a program of recreation, aquatics and senior services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages the daily operations of recreation, aquatics and senior services including programs, activities, special events and other services.
Develops and submits recommendations on recreation, aquatics and senior services goals, objectives, policies and services.
Supervises staff directly or through subordinates; hires and trains employees; assigns and monitors work; evaluates performance; rewards and disciplines employees as necessary.
Prepares and monitors the revenue and expenditure activity of the department’s annual budget.
Serves as a staff liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, assists with the Beautification Commission and participates in a variety of community and professional organizations to discuss and act on parks, recreation and senior service plans and issues.
Resolves citizen requests and other issues related to recreation, aquatic and senior services.
Leads the capital planning and construction of aquatic, recreation and senior service facilities.
May perform other assignments and handle special projects as required.
Regular and timely attendance is required, as well as, the ability to get along with others in a professional and cordial manner.
Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise regular part time seasonal employees, numerous contract labor employees and several volunteers in the Recreation, Aquatics and Senior Center divisions. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be able to complete tasks and/or assignments in a timely fashion. Must be able to meet deadlines when tasks and/or assignments are due.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format.
Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism and to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Knowledge of: computer software programs relevant to this position; equipment and rules used in various games, sports and recreation activities; financial record keeping and data management and; techniques of planning and directing recreational activities.
Must have divisional and departmental marketing experience, which includes magazine layout and press printing experience.
Must have demonstrated skill in; maintaining good relations with the public; good working relationships with other employees and effective personnel management.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; and five years related progressive supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid Texas Driver's License.
Desired: Certified Parks and Recreational Professional (CPRP) or Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CORE) from the National Recreation and Parks Association, Pool/Spa Operator’s License or Aquatic Facility Operation Certificate.
Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Bedford.
Bedford, Texas, with a population of more than 49,000, is located in northeast Tarrant County 22 miles from downtown Dallas and 14 miles from downtown Fort Worth. Easily accessible by both State Highway 121 and State Highway 183, Bedford covers 10 square miles and is just minutes away from three airports. DFW International Airport is located 10 miles to the west, Dallas Love Field 22 miles to the east, and Alliance Airport in Fort Worth 22 miles northwest. Bedford offers residents an advantageous central location and a vibrant and quality suburban community balanced with an environment for planned economic vitality.
Established in 1869 by Weldon Wiles Bobo, Bedford was named for Bobo's home of Bedford County, Tennessee. By 1882, the community had 28 businesses along Bedford Road, including general stores, drug stores, blacksmith shops, saloons, cotton gins, and a grist mill. After 1894, the public-school system was established, in which, the elementary school included the first use of brick as a building material in the area. World War II began a growth period for the community as military bases and defense ...contractors began to build in the surrounding areas. The Bedford Boys Ranch was established in 1949 and remains a significant venue in the city's park system. The City of Bedford was incorporated in 1953.
Bedford is in an exciting era of revitalization and progress. The economic growth comes in part due to the recently streamlined North Tarrant Express highway corridor, which has served to launch many new opportunities for developers. Approximately 250,000 vehicles per day course through the community via the NTE I 121/183 highway corridor. Businesses are thriving in Bedford with over 100,000 households within a 10-minute drive time and average annual household incomes of over $80,000. Bedford attracted more than 125 new businesses in 2018, and supports the "Shop Bedford First" initiative, a free online program for businesses to advertise events and provide specials and discounts.
Bedford is also home to several major employers including Carter BloodCare, the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (HEBISD), Warrantech, State National Companies, Daystar Television Network, Texas Harley-Davidson, LinQ Transport and Fort Worth Community Credit Union. The HEBISD provides a proud tradition of excellence in visual and performing arts, and other venues and events including the Bedford Public Library, Trinity Arts Guild, OnStage in Bedford, the Arts Council Northeast, and the Bedford Senior Center. Seasonal events include Artsfest, the Labor Day Blues and BBQ Festival, 4thFest, Halloween Spooktacular, a Valentine's Day Dance, A Christmas Tree Lighting and Easter Egg Celebration.
Bedford's ideal location also allows easy access to both Dallas and Fort Worth for additional museums, entertainment, festivals, and professional sports.