performance, and terminating, as well as, providing educational and experimental growth
Ensures the smooth operation of the department's divisions by formulating and
implementing short and long-term planning, scheduling, and operational procedures and
Maintains a harmonious working relationship with City Council, board members, City
staff and other organizations and service agencies by amenable and cooperative contacts.
Contributes to the effectiveness of the City Council, City Manager, Parks and Recreation
Board by identifying short and long-term issues that must be addressed; providing
information and commentary for deliberations; recommending options and courses of
Oversees the Building Maintenance and Parks & Recreation Department’s financial allocations by budgeting, controlling and auditing both revenue collections and expenditure allocations; and by initiating and participating in fundraising activities, including public and private grants.
Assures safe and quality services and facilities, developing policies, rules, and regulations
which will accommodate the majority of users and provide for a positive experience.
Maintains professional competency by participating in continuing education and personal
Promotes a positive image of the City by ensuring that the public is aware of programs,
services and facilities through appropriate publication and presentations.
Address changing community and professional trends by inaugurating progressive
programs and implementing and updating equipment and facilities.
Coordinates planning, research, and procurement of funds as well as development of plans and specifications for renovations, replacements, repairs and additions of equipment, pools, buildings, and other amenities. Assists in monitoring such projects to ensure specifications and guidelines are being strictly and uniformly followed.
Participates in regional and collaborative efforts in the Yampa Valley regarding recreation
planning, implementation, or management.
Oversees the contractual custodial staff and ensures a clean and safe working environment in the Craig Municipal Building as well as the Center of Craig.
Essential Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of parks, recreation, trails, open space and cultural resources administration principles and best practices.
Knowledge of municipal and department policies and procedures.
Knowledge of administrative and budget management practices and principles.
Knowledge of marketing and best practices.
Knowledge of computers and software including trends in recreation registration software.
Skill in planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Skill in performing cost/benefit and return-on-investment analysis.
Skill in verbal and written communication.
Works under limited supervision; relatively independent judgment; working knowledge of parks and recreation management and diverse roles; ability to address programs, maintenance, engineering and construction activities; effectively maintains as working relationship with the general public, other government agencies and city departments.
Minimum of five years of progressive responsibility and experience in the field of parks and recreation management and/or administration. Education/Training:
Bachelor's Degree in Parks & Recreation Administration, Natural Resources, or a related field with major course work in parks and recreation management, public administration, business or related fields.
Multiple government agencies, elected officials, volunteer/club organizations, city boards and councils.
Valid Colorado Vehicle Operator's License, current CPR or Standard First Aid card, other professional organizational certification encouraged. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required. Must pass pre-employment drug screen, motor vehicle record and background check.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of parks, recreation, trails, open space and cultural resources administration principles and best practices. Knowledge of municipal and department policies and procedures. Knowledge of administrative and budget management practices and principles. Knowledge of marketing and best practices. Knowledge of computers and software including trends in recreation registration software. Skill in planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Skill in verbal and written communication.
Additional Salary Information: This is a salary position. The pay range provided is the FULL pay range for this position.
About CIty of Craig
Craig, Colorado is nestled in the Yampa Valley on Highway 40 in Northwest Colorado near the Colorado/Utah border. This region of Colorado is also the Gateway to Dinosaur National Monument and home to one of the last free-roaming herds of wild mustangs. We have numerous recreational opportunities, natural resources, Native American and pioneer history and Old West lore. Visit the Craig and Moffat County Chamber of Commerce website or the City of Craig website and Facebook page for more information about our community: