The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is an award winning, nationally recognized six-time recipient of the coveted National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management, serving the Maryland region adjacent to the Nation's Capital.
The agency is seeking a talented and progressive executive-level manager to serve as Deputy Director within its Department of Parks and Recreation for Prince George's County.
This is an at-will position that reports to the Chair of the Prince George's County Planning Board and the Director of the Prince George's County Parks and Recreation Department and is appointed by the Prince George's County Planning Board.
The Deputy Director will lead and direct the coordination, management, and direction of a fully comprehensive park and recreation system including, but not limited to, the operation of senior activity centers, special population services, child care centers, 45 community centers, and grounds maintenance of more than 28,000 acres of parkland, world-class recreation facilities and state of the art recreational programs and services within the Prince George's County region in the state of Maryland. The residents of Prince George's County, presently more than 900,000 in number, are our primary customers.
The position also has responsibility for developing parks and recreation programs; development of innovative recreational services including specialized leisure opportunities, youth/senior programs, and programs highlighting historical and cultural activities; preservation of natural resource/open space and maintenance of athletic grounds and community playgrounds; and the management of staff assigned to the various programs. The position will serve as liaison to county and state agencies/councils, recreation organizations, and community leaders/civic associations.
This is a highly visible position requiring strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills in the area of Parks and Recreation. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with government officials as well as community and business leaders. Solid experience in fiscal management, strategic planning, and entrepreneurial leadership is a must.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
Ability to be a strategic thinker and parks and recreation innovator with exceptional interpersonal, communication, analytic, and problem solving skills to help lead and direct a Department that employees more 1,200 full-time employees and up to 5,000 seasonal employees.
Possess a strong customer service orientation to be a member of an organization that prides itself on continuously cultivating new ways to better serve the community and new ways to support and develop our professional staff.
Demonstrate a proven track record of exercising sound judgment and political awareness in dealing with sensitive and political matters.
Exercise management abilities, negotiating skills, writing skills, presentation skills, andpublic speaking skills along with a successful performance record in a parks and recreation or equivalent organization.
Classification Specification: Park and Recreation Deputy Director (3451)
Master's degree in parks and recreation administration, public administration, or a related field, and six years that included a broad range of parks and recreation administration experience and three years of park and recreation administrative experience at a management level; or
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid Maryland driver's license or the ability to acquire one.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is negotiable, supported by a highly competitive benefit and retirement package and vehicle privileges.
Internal Number: 11508
About M-NCPPC - Prince George's Department of Parks and Recreation
Founded in 1927, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a nationally recognized leader in land use planning, parks and recreation achieving countless awards for innovation, stewardship and exemplary vision for enhancing the lives of current and future generations. The agency, which is chartered by the State of Maryland, has geographic authority in the Montgomery County and Prince George's County region, which are the two Maryland counties surrounding Washington, DC.