Under administrative direction, oversees, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the Recreation division within the Parks, Recreation and Facilities department; develops and implements city-wide recreation programs; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies, and the general public; and provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Director of Parks, Recreation and Facilities. The incumbent will serve as the Acting Director in the absence of the Department Head.
• Assumes responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Recreation division including youth and teen programs, youth and adult sports, special events and facilities management; reviews and evaluates the needs and interests of the community. • Prepares and oversees the recreation budget for the General Fund. • Authorizes requisitions for materials, equipment and services. • Selects, compiles and analyzes data for development of reports to measure effectiveness of programs and services. • Reviews and updates policies and procedures. • Verifies deposits and audits department financial transactions to ensure compliance with established fee policies and cash handling practices. • Coordinates the recruitment of part-time and seasonal personnel. • Develops and implements risk management policies and schedules and conducts or coordinates safety and first aid training. • Researches and reviews professional journals for new funding sources and program ideas and recommends course of action. • Prepares grants and monitors existing grant projects for compliance. • Prepares requests for proposals and bid specifications. • Assists Director in the development of departmental strategic plan. • Coordinates facility maintenance with the Facilities division. • Coordinates inspections of playgrounds and facilities for compliance with accepted safety guidelines. • Prepares contracts and ensures compliance with service providers at the tennis center, baseball/ softball complex and other contracted facilities. • Prepares a wide variety of regular and special reports, and City Council and Committee agenda items. • Coordinates maintenance of recreation fleet, and maintains records of fixed assets. • Coordinates background investigations of volunteer coaches. • Meets with representatives of school district, agencies and governmental entities to discuss and coordinate goals and objectives of the city recreation programs. • Arranges work in the recreation divisions of the department to support a systematic flow of work. • Assigns tasks to staff based upon qualifications and workload to reach objectives. Coordinates the efforts of subordinate supervisors. • Disseminates information to subordinates explaining policies, procedures, goals, and objectives. • Establishes rules and procedures pertinent to the recreation divisions of the department. • Reviews the work of subordinates to ensure quality and compliance with policy. • Counsels staff concerning rule infractions. Disciplines or recommends disciplinary action when appropriate. • Appraises subordinates performance. Compares performance to established goals and standards. Reviews appraisals by subordinate supervisors of their subordinates. Develops performance standards. • Receives and reviews film permits and coordinates film activities with permitted applicants; and, various city departments when needed. • Participates in the design and development of new parks or indoor facilities. • Conducts additional management level functions as assigned and supervises department staff and operations in the absence of the Director.
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation administration, or closely related field and ten years of progressively responsible recreation experience with at least five years supervisory experience with managerial/executive experience preferred. • Comprehensive knowledge of all phases of public recreation programs and administration. • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of public recreation and park services. • Knowledge of the variety of equipment and facilities used in public recreation programs. • Ability to operate a personal computer and MS Office Suite software, including Word and Excel programs. Knowledge of and skill in program budgeting and accounting. • Ability to supervise recreation employees and knowledge of current personnel practices, procedures and regulations. • Knowledge of principles and practices of recreation program safety and first aid. • Ability to organize and lead subordinates and coworkers. • Ability to cooperate with, and interpret recreational goals to, city authorities, public and private groups, agencies, and the general public. • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with department staff and program participants. • Ability to research, organize and written report and public presentations. • Skilled at making presentations to the public and elected officials in formal meeting settings.
Additional Salary Information: Pay based on Qualifications
About City of Marietta
The city of Marietta and Marietta Board of Lights and Water employ approximately 730 full-time employees who are our most valuable assets. We are committed to providing affordable, quality benefits to meet the needs of employees and their families. Our goal is to recruit and retain the best-qualified applicants and maintain a productive and competitive workforce in the delivery of services to Marietta citizens.