The Parks and Recreation Director oversees the Parks and Recreation, Building Maintenance, and Golf Course departments, which has 23 full time employees, and numerous part time employees. All budgets under the Directors control for FY2020, which started on October 1, 2019 is $3,458,024.
The ideal candidate will have impeccable integrity and be an effective communicator who is genuine, personable, welcoming, and humble in all facets of their interactions with department members, city staff, and the community. The director exercises considerable judgment and discretion in the administration and direction of the department and its operations. The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the operation, maintenance, and development of various parks, recreation, building maintenance, and golf programs. The Director also serves as a member of Incident Command Staff during city emergencies.
This position reports directly to the City Manager and is a vital part of the Executive Team.
Essential Job Functions
Plans, organizes, and directs the operation of the Parks and Recreation Department.
Develops general departmental policies for the operation, maintenance, and development of the various parks, recreation, building maintenance, and golf programs.
Develops departmental goals to enhance the level of service to the community.
Ability to develop relationships with representatives of Federal, State, County, and civic organizations and community members and other city departments on matters of parks and recreation facilities, services, sports leagues and coordination and operation of all recreation programs.
Strong budgeting skills to prepare, review, analyze, and administer both annual operating and capital improvement budgets for all divisions of the department.
Ability to manage all aspect of departmental projects and initiatives from writing the RFQ/RFP, to project design, and project implementation.
Aptitude to initiate, develop, and administer a comprehensive recreation program in cooperation with, and utilizing the facilities of, other interested agencies and groups.
Superior skills in preparation and presentation of reports and recommendations to City Council and other public and private bodies.
Coordinate and attend all meetings of the Recreation & Events Committee and the Golf Course Advisory Committee.
Adeptness to confer with, and advise City staff on all policies, activities, and problems relating to the activities and services of the department.
Experience in grant writing and a successful track record of grant awards and grant management.
Perform other related departmental duties as assigned.
Function during a declared emergency utilizing the Incident Command System (ICS)
In addition to the essential job functions the successful candidate must possess the following personal characteristics:
Outstanding and visionary leadership to the department and City's future, demonstrating a high level of initiative, resourcefulness, creativity, problem solving skills, and impartiality.
Exceptional ability to deal effectively and courteously with people.
Demonstrated record of leadership and administrative ability.
Ability to work effectively as a team leader and a team member.
Personal and professional integrity of the highest order.
Must possess or be able to obtain either the NRPA, "Aquatic Facility Operator" (A.F.O.) designation or the NSPF, "Certified Pool Operator" (C.P.O.) designation within 1 year.
Must possess or be able to obtain ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800 certification within 1 year of employment.
Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation, landscape, architecture, forestry, public administration, physical education or related field, and five years of professional supervisory and administrative experience in a public park, recreation and/or golf program. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements, as determined by the City, may be substituted.
The ideal candidate will possess outstanding people skills, a demonstrated record of successfully managing complex projects within a parks and recreation environment, and a good sense of humor.
About City of Jersey Village
Jersey Village is committed to work with the citizens to preserve a sense of community and enhance the quality of life by providing friendly,
personalized services for the safety and well-being of our city, its natural resources and environment in a
fiscally responsible manner.
The City is governed by an elected Council consisting of a Mayor and five members, all elected at-large for two year terms. The Jersey Village City Charter provides for a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager reports to the City Council and is responsible for execution of policies and goals established by the Council and the day-to-day administration of the municipal organization, which includes all City staff.
Jersey Village is a full service city. Services include Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Police, Water and Wastewater utilities. The City’s FY17 general fund budget is $11.1 million, and enterprise fund budgets of $7.7 million. The City Council is dedicated to sound fiscal management and a solid financial footing.