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 the Deputy Director of Administration and Development within its Department of Parks and Recreation for Prince George's County.
The mission of the Department is to provide comprehensive and high-quality park and recreation programs and services that respond to the changing needs of the communities we serve. The Department is also charged with managing a comprehensive park system that presently includes more than 28,000 acres and responsible for acquiring land, developing and managing park and recreation facilities, maintaining open space and park property, and conducting a wide array of leisure activities and services. The residents of Prince George's County, presently more than 900,000 in number, are our primary customers.
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 oversees four major Divisions within the Department: Management Services; Park Planning and Development; Information Technology and Communications; and the Special Projects Division. Major functions within the Administration and Development Operation include: managing the development of the Department's $80 million dollar capital budget, long-range master planning for parks and recreation facilities and services; construction management and architecture, land acquisition, research and evaluation, as well as, department-wide responsibility for policy development and analysis, training and organizational development, information technology, data management systems, and customer service programs.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
Lead the development of operational policies and strategies for the Department to ensure the efficiency and cost effectiveness of its programs and services.
Assist the Director in driving business strategy development by assessing risks, noting opportunities for expansion, setting overall goals and metrics, and proposing projects or systems to optimize performance and revenue to move the organization forward.
Oversee all matters relative to the Divisions within the Administration and Development Operations.
Ensure the effective development and review of plans for park land development, building acquisition, and construction of park spaces and recreational facilities.
Direct the efforts of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget to ensure alignment with Department strategic goals and objectives.
Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders to include elected officials at the local, county, and state levels as well as community and business leaders.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
Solid experience in fiscal management, strategic leadership, park and recreation land use and facility planning, political dexterity, negotiation skills, and exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Classification Specification: Park and Recreation Deputy Director (3451)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, recreation management/ administration, business administration or a related field of study; plus 10 years’ experience with at least 5 years at the executive/senior level, managing large private or public sector programs; or
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid Maryland driver's license or the ability to acquire one.
Master's degree highly preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is negotiable, supported by a highly competitive benefit and retirement package and vehicle privileges.
Internal Number: 13445
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.