The Parks and Recreation Director plans, organizes, implements, and directs comprehensive park and recreation programs. Facilitates goal and objective development with division management personnel including long range planning.
Effectively supervises assigned staff. Responsible for the supervision and management of the Parks and Recreation department. Performs personnel duties such as selection, coaching/mentoring, training, employee/labor relations, evaluating performance, succession planning, discipline, and termination. Creates and maintains an effective work environment by communicating goals and expectations for staff performance, counseling employees as appropriate, and supporting employee engagement efforts.
Develops, manages, and monitors the budget for the Parks and Recreation Department, including annual and long range operating and capital improvement budgets. Establishes and monitors appropriate department financial measures. Interprets and uses financial data to make informed business decisions. Acts as Fund Manager for the Parks and Recreation General Fund and Parks SDC Funds.
Directs the acquisition, planning, construction, improvement, and maintenance of all parks, natural areas, and facilities. Ascertain present and future needs. Prepares short and long-range plans to meet those needs.
Evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs. Develops and implements new programs to meet the community’s changing needs.
Serves as a member of the City’s Senior Management Group to address overall policy issues under guidelines established by the City Council and the City Manager. Participates in City planning and budgetary efforts.
Provides support to various Boards and Commissions, City Council, City officials and staff, and community groups. Engages the public in discussion regarding planning and service levels.
Negotiates agreements for inter-agency programs, use applications, and contracts for services. Develops department policies, procedures, and regulations.
Develops revenue generating strategies, marketing, and solicits funds. Establishes fees to meet cost recovery methodology.
Promotes department programs and facilities to the public and various civic and school groups and responds to inquiries from the public.
Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
Seven years of related increasingly responsible management experience.
Possession or ability to obtain and maintain a valid Oregon Driver License is required.
Must have ability to pass a pre-employment background and/or criminal history check.
See our website (www.corvallisoregon.gov) for the complete position description. Must meet all qualifications and requirements as listed in the position description.
Additional Information: Full-time, FLSA-Exempt, Management position, 12-month probationary period
Applications must be received by June 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer in Compliance with ADA.
Additional Salary Information: The City of Corvallis offers an attractive benefits package, including: City-paid contribution to PERS/OPSRP, City-paid life insurance, 97% City-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, HSA/HRA/FSA, deferred comp, and more. Excellent vacation and sick leave accrual rates with 10 paid holidays per year.