Job Summary: The Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation will serve under the Direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation. This position oversees daily operations of several divisions and requires knowledge of recreation activities, parks, maintenance and special projects, finance and budgeting, policy and program administration, and administrative support.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: This information is intended to be descriptive of the principle duties and responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.
Assists the Director in managing the operations of the Parks and Recreation Department.
Assists the Director in developing and maintaining policies and regulations pertaining to parks and recreation; ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing department activities.
Supervises assigned divisions by lending supervision to division heads and providing technical assistance.
Coordinates city-wide special events. Responsible for the organization, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of programs and events.
Assists with construction, capital and special projects, as assigned.
Assists in management of the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned; establishes, within City policy, appropriate services and staffing levels, and allocates resources accordingly.
Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support functions, and internal reporting relationships; and identifies opportunities for improvement.
As assigned by the Director of Parks and Recreation, acts as official departmental representative and provides assistance to other City departments, and outside agencies.
Assists with selection, motivation, and evaluations of department staff; provides or coordinates training and works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements and administers disciplinary and termination procedures.
Assists Director with the department work plan and business plan; meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures.
Assists with managing and participates in the development and administration of the department budget; estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, supplies and projects; directs the monitoring and approval of expenditures; directs the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments as necessary. Identifies and helps procure resource opportunities such as grants. Maximize revenue production through creative programming, sponsorships, and quality control.
As directed, coordinates departmental activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary communications. Responds to and resolves sensitive inquiries, concerns and complaints from both internal and external sources.
Attends assigned boards, commissions and / or committee meetings and takes necessary action. .
Develops and implements department safety and training programs, establishes programs that limit the severity and number of on-the-job injuries and accidents.
Coordinates the use of recreation fields and facilities by league sport organizations. Oversees a variety of contracts such as service agreements, license and rental agreements, management agreements, and other similar documents pertinent to the operation of the parks system.
Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of Parks & Recreation.
Maintain harmony among staff and resolve conflicts / grievances; assist subordinates in understanding / performing duties; adjust procedures, as needed, coordinate internal and external work teams, and address errors and complaints.
Performs other duties as may be assigned.
Physical and Environmental Conditions:
Duties are generally performed citywide in both outdoor and indoor settings. This is light to medium work requiring the successful candidate to lift or carry fifty (50) pounds occasionally and up to twenty (20) pounds frequently to move, lift and push objects. Must be able to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach and handle objects. Must be able to stand, walk, and / or sit for long periods of time. This position is subject to outside environmental conditions, including extreme cold, extreme heat, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.
The City of Kerrville is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Qualified Individuals. A City of Kerrville application is required. Resumes are considered additional information, and accepted with a completed City application. Applications may be downloaded from the City of Kerrville website www.kerrvilletx.gov, Employment Opportunities, or obtained at Kerrville City Hall.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of recreation programming
Knowledge of development, maintenance practices, construction and project management skills, playground safety and design, and sports turf management.
Knowledge of forestry / horticulture including maintenance of trees and landscaping.
Knowledge of municipal government planning and preparation, and public administration financing and purchasing regulations.
Knowledge of public relations, marketing, and public information concepts and practices.
Knowledge of modern management and personnel principles and practices. Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Excellent communication and public speaking skills.
Ability to effectively plan, organize and maintain records, implement written policies, and maintain good working relationships.
Ability to exercise good judgment and provide technical assistance to assigned staff and other city staff.
Ability to analyze problems and present appropriate recommendations.
Ability to work with money; adding, subtracting, counting.
Ability to complete attendance and accounting reports.
Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.
Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aides:
Computer and related software, transits, levels, vehicle, calculator, copier, camera, and hard hat
Education, Certification and Experience Required:
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field
Possession of a valid Texas Class C Driver’s License
Certified Safety Playground Inspector preferred
A minimum of three years of related experience as an Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation or similar position with progressive supervisory experience required
Work requires managing and monitoring work performance through the assistance of other supervisors or administrators, including making recommendations on hiring and disciplinary actions, evaluating program / work objectives and effectiveness, and realigning work and staffing assignments as needed. Must maintain a flexible work schedule to include weekdays, evenings, weekends, and holidays.