CITY OF BALTIMORE Department of Human Resources 7 E. Redwood Street, 16th Floor Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 396-3860 711(TTY) www.baltimorecity.gov INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:Division Chief, Special Populations Unit - Recreation and ParksAn Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
Range: $68,562.00 - $109,554.00 annually
OPENING DATE: 12/12/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
THIS IS A NON-CIVIL SERVICE POSITION
Governed by Baltimore City Ordinance 18-111
The Baltimore City Ordinance 18-111, Section 1(B) requires that all agency heads who report directly to the Mayor and any At-Will supervisory employees who report directly to the Mayor or to the Head of an Agency must be a resident and registered voter of the City of Baltimore throughout their term of office. Section (B)(1) allows candidate(s) prior to appointment, the opportunity to sign a Declaration of Intent to become a city resident and registered voter within (6) months of the effective date of their appointment.
The Baltimore City's Department of Recreation and Parks (BCRP), Bureau of Recreation, is seeking a dynamic, results driven, goal oriented individual to support the executive team as an Operations Officer III "Division Chief of the Special Populations Unit". The incumbent will report to the Bureau Chief of Recreation.
The Division Chief is a senior staff position responsible for providing guidance and advice regarding recreational operations and programming policies as it relates to Senior Citizens and Therapeutic Recreation. This role is critical to ensuring the operational efficiency and effectiveness; managing and overseeing a budget and responsible for the implementation of creative, innovative recreational and educational programs for our citizens that support and align with the Mayor's pillars of Public Safety and Quality of Life. This position requires strong alignment with the City of Baltimore's and BCRP's mission, values, and strategic vision, as well as demonstrated success, sound judgment and flexibility working in a complex, fast-paced environment.
Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
Oversee the development and implementation of priorities and strategies for the Special Population Division as noted in the Department's Strategic Plan and Mayor's pillars of Public Safety and Quality of Life.
Prepare and administer program budgets, develop budget recommendations and monitor expenditures. Provide fiscal oversight ensuring that the division is operating within its budget while providing quality services to citizens.
Research, develop, organize, direct and evaluate city-wide adapted recreational and inclusive programs for both the active and frail older adult population and individuals of all ages with cognitive, social/emotional, developmental and/or physical disabilities.
Develop and institute city-wide recreation programs for older adults that are designed to promote socialization and healthy active aging.
Oversees programs designed for skill developments (i.e. leisure, social, motor, etc.) along with written evaluation and/or documentation of participants' progress (if applicable).
Provide leadership, supervision and oversee the operations of the Division in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws, to include interviewing process, hiring and training employees and payroll; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and coaching; addressing complaints and resolving concerns.
Establish and maintain working relationships with various organizations, non-profits, schools and colleges, institutions, advocates and related aging and/or therapeutic recreation service providers for the purposes of collaborative programming, information sharing, advocacy, sponsorships, grants and to eliminate program duplication.
Meet with elected officials, citizens, community and advocacy groups and serve on committees, professional boards, panels and other relevant organizations advocating for seniors, inclusion, therapeutic recreation needs and related programs.
Anticipate and quickly respond to emerging trends in recreation and resource management.
Maintain professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, conferences, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional organizations.
Ensures compliance with all applicable Federal, State, City, OSHA, ADA, inclusion laws and regulations, and programs regarding stewardship and recreation.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of disabilities, age related illnesses and limitations, ADA requirements, inclusion principles, adaptive program techniques and devices.
Knowledge of trends and changes in field of gerontology, therapeutic recreation, adapted sports and the field of leisure and aging.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of business and public administration.
Knowledge of organizational structure, staffing patterns and administrative controls.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; presenting recommendations clearly and concisely.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, State and Federal officials, department managers, community representatives, business partners and related public groups.
Ability to research and write complex narrative and statistical reports.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others, to include supervision and support staff.
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting departmental policies, laws, rules, regulations and procedures, to include development and installment of program procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively; speak and testify effectively before government and legal bodies, commissions, community and business groups.
This is a full time, non-civil service position with a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary, commensurate with education and experience. Individuals under final consideration for appointment to this position will be required to submit to drug and alcohol testing and a criminal background check. This position will remain posted until filled.
Education and Experience Requirements:
A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, or related field from an accredited college or university and 6 years of experience in professional-level administrative, operations, or technical work. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) is required
Equivalencies – An equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred Qualifications:
A Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, or related field from an accredited college or university and 6 years of experience in professional-level administrative, operations, or technical work.