This is highly responsible, professional, management position under the direction of the City Manager. The Director is responsible for the operation and efficient administration of the Department, including organizing, directing and coordinating the activities of the several divisions and establishing Department policies, planning long term programs and resolving complex, operational and technical problems. Supervision of operations and staff activities are exercised directly and through division heads. Assignments are usually in the form of broad administrative policy and instructions or general program objectives. Performance is reviewed and evaluated by the City Manager for general adherence to instructions and City policies. Budgets are prepared and administered and annual and long?range programs are researched, formulated and implemented. Considerable public contact is required which demands a high level of skill and professionalism. The position is also responsible for maintenance, repair and construction of all facilities and structures. Position requires occasional night, weekend and/or holiday work and the Director may be called out to assist with City emergencies. Professional Engineers are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Parks/Recreation, Business or Public Administration, Physical Education, Management, or closely related field, and five (5) or more years of progressively responsible professional Parks & Recreation administrative and management experience; or Associate’s Degree from an accredited college acceptable to the City and ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional Parks & Recreation experience including a minimum of five (5) years of directly applicable senior
About City of Brooksville
Steeped in history, Brooksville, Florida was founded in 1856. In fact, some of our homes and structures are registered with the National Register of Historic Places and many date back to the 1800's. Although we work hard to preserve and share our history, the City of Brooksville is progressive and is expanding to new areas. Being a city within Florida's Adventure Coast, we have so much to offer, including downtown shops and eateries, biking and walking trails, local art and gorgeous family friendly parks for recreation.
Visually memorable with its hilly terrain and Live Oak Canopy brick streets, the benefits of Brooksville life are continually unfolding. A full-service city, Brooksville oversees our own Parks and Recreation, Public Works and Fire Departments while using good fiscal management to keep taxes low for our over 8,000 residents. The services we offer are exceptional - our water was named Best tasting in Florida for 2015.
We are also proud of the Quality of Life we offer, with our City Hall Art Gallery, a dozen building murals depicting Brooksville history, a wide variety of golf courses, a local live theater company, and a 23 year successive designation as... a Tree City USA. Our newest success in the area is our Good Neighbor Bike Trail's acceptance as part of the Florida Coast to Coast Trail which will bring an estimated 50,000 yearly cyclists through our city. Already the host of the State Championship Brooksville Cycling Classic, we know our city will become a favorite destination for cyclists enjoying our brick paved streets and unusually hilly terrain.
Brooksville's biggest asset is its people. Whether investing their time in our Advisory Boards, volunteering at Community Events, or taking part in citizen think tanks like the Brooksville Vision Foundation, Brooksville continues to show that our community attracts creative, forward-thinking, civic-minded people. They care about one another, the direction of the city, and the direction of this country.