The Director is the head administrator of the Park District who oversees the implementation of the long-term strategic plan, as provided by the Park Board of Commissioners, and overall operations of the Park District.
In coordination with the Park Board, plans, develops, and implements the District’s 5-year plan
Develops annual operating and capital budgets
Serves as Park District’s Financial Officer
Serves, or designates an agent to serve, as secretary to the Board
Develops, manages, and evaluates staffing needs
Meets regularly with staff to share information and expectations
Manages, through staff, park operations, park conditions, and programs
Develops, recommends, and implements new and revised policies, procedures, and job descriptions
Promotes Park facilities, programs and activities
Reaches out and develops relationships with the public to foster and encourage Park District support
Oversees the development and implementation of Park District programs and activities
Oversees the county-wide multi use trails in conjunction with local partners
Ensures Park District is compliant with provisions of the Ohio Revised Code
Details of Function
Meets annual goals for projects set forth in the strategic plan in a timely manner
Attends and/or conducts meetings with public officials, private industry, and the general public
Makes presentations on programs and Park District status
Oversees the development and coordinates appropriate marketing strategies through in-house and outside sources
Prepares reports and presentations to the Park Board
Prepares Licking Park District’s Annual Report
Oversees and maintains any and all records necessary to the operation of the District in accordance with the record retentions policy
Evaluate existing programming efforts for impact and efficiency. Engages community leaders to determine programming needs. Collaborate with community partners for program delivery.
Oversees financial reports and documents as may be necessary for the orderly and effective
implementation of District operations
Prepares and distributes accurate and timely financial reports to the Board
Prepares and distributes accurate meeting minutes and meeting agendas prior to Board meetings
Oversees and ensures work assignments are completed
Provides training and evaluates employee performance
Receives and resolves employee issues and takes corrective action, as necessary, according to established guidelines
Approves time sheets, leaves of absence, and expense reports
In coordination with the Park Board interviews and hires candidates for employment
Evaluates volunteer opportunities and needs with volunteer coordinator and staff
Develops recognition program for volunteers
Conducts an annual inspection of all properties and facilities
Ensures compliance with established safety standards for parks, public open spaces, facilities, work places, vehicles, and equipment
Conducts regular inspections of multi-use trails and bridges
Schedules needed maintenance and coordinates repairs
Evaluate and propose natural resource best management practices for sustainable use of park’s natural areas, wood lands and open space.
Other duties as directed by the Licking Park District Board of Commissioners
Application Procedures: Submit completed application, resume and cover letter to the Licking County Human Resources Department, 20 South Second Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, Ohio 43055. Applications can be obtained in person in the Human Resources Department between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily or printed from the web site at www.lcounty.com.
Successful candidates will be subject to Licking County’s pre-employment drug screen and background check
Licking County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in Natural Resources, Park/Recreation Administration or a closely related field; and a minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years related experience with a minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.