Responsible for all services and activities of the Parks and Recreation Department. Plan, organize, and direct the functions, activities, and operations of the Recreation Department, including oversight of daily operations, future planning, and policy direction for the Recreation Center, Sports Programs, Aquatic Center, and 60+ Center, including the maintenance of parks and related facilities; serve on the city management team. Implement the policies of the City Council through the City Manager.
MINIMUM/MANDATORY EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties as described. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be: A Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Public Administration, or in a closely-related field AND five years' experience as a Parks and Recreation Director, or Assistant Parks and Recreation Director.
KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of principles, terminology, techniques, methods, supplies and equipment, basic rules and skills involved in a variety of recreation programs, knowledge of construction and plant materials. Modern principles of park planning and design. Modern principles and methods for developing and implementing a wide variety of recreation, social, and leisure activities for children and adults. Federal, State, County, and City laws, codes, regulations, and guidelines affecting recreation programs and activities. Knowledge of techniques in supervising various recreational activities. Knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of the recreation profession, and the purpose, use, and benefit of various elements of specific programs. Principles of human resource management, supervision, training, and performance evaluation. Management, conflict resolution, and team building techniques, basic accounting and business knowledge. Knowledge of state health and safety regulations related to staffing and operations of all recreation facilities.
SKILLS: Skill in the use of personal computers, various related software programs, standard office equipment, swimming pool equipment, and parks and recreation equipment. Strong time management, analytical, organization, and prioritization skills. Customer Service orientation and skills. Effective management and team building skills, conflict resolution, and strong leadership; exceptional interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communications skills with a variety of audiences; competence in Business English, spelling, and punctuation. Strong reasoning, analysis, decision-making, and problem solving skills combined with excellent judgment and professionalism.
ABILITIES: Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with City management, employees, Council members, other entities, and the public. Ability to effectively supervise staff, establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and City officials. Ability to direct, supervise, and instruct recreation programs efficiently. Ability to effectively supervise the maintenance of parks, playgrounds, trails, signage, and other elements of the park system. Ability to work independently and within a group structure. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individual and groups. Ability to elicit information and cooperation from individuals and groups. Ability to effectively function in a work environment with numerous interruptions and conflicting demands; Use sound judgment in following and applying appropriate laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Ability to assess and monitor community needs; identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures for development and implementation of new program areas. Maintain administrative systems for facility and program scheduling, calendaring, and other functions. Ability to communicate complex material in a simple, understandable manner. Ability to effectively function in an intense work environment with numerous interruptions and conflicting demands. Ability to understand, interpret and apply general administrative, city and departmental policies and procedures. Ability to read, understand, and review documents for accuracy and relevant information. Ability to make accurate arithmetic calculations, compose correspondence, and compile and arrange data in a readable and comprehensible manner. Ability to operate office equipment, including computers, supporting word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications. Physical ability to perform the essential job functions
White performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility including the ability to frequently lift or move materials up to twenty-five pounds and occasionally lift or move materials up to sixty pounds. The position requires the ability to operate a motorized vehicle. Manual dexterity and coordination are required approximately 50% of the work period to operate equipment such as computers, keyboards, telephones, standard office equipment, and recreational equipment.
The position requires the mobility to interact with and use parks and recreation equipment. The position risks harm from physical hazards, including chemicals, fumes, wet and slippery surfaces, swimming pools, and exposure to varying weather conditions.
WORKING CONDITIONS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work location is primarily indoors where most of work period occurs in a recreational environment such a recreation center and swimming pool. Occasionally the work location will be at a City park and expose this position to varying weather conditions.
Only complete applications will be considered and application review will continue until position is filled. The first screening of applications will begin on December 11, 2019.
Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.
The City of Newport is an EEO employer and veteran's preference provider. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under state, federal, or local law.
All offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a background check, reference and education checks, and in the case of safety sensitive positions, drug and alcohol testing.
This position will be open until filled. The first screening of applications will begin on December 11, 2019. For more information and details on the position and the City of Newport, please go to: https://NewportOregon.gov/PARDirector
Valid Oregon Driver's License at time of hire
First Aid - CPR training within 6 months of hire.
Master's Degree in Business or Public Agency Management.
Certified Park and Recreation Professional, NRPA at time of hire.
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