Oversee and assist in coordination related to park and recreation maintenance and facility development projects including all City of Missoula Developed parks, medians, trails, sports fields, related facilities and amenities, and department vehicles and equipment; assign, measure and prioritize work, monitor its timely completion; provide leadership, ensure safe work culture, conduct facility condition assessments, assistance with work plan development and general direction to staff in performing duties, such as maintaining facilities, equipment, rolling stock, commuter and fitness trails aquatic facility maintenance, sport courts, skatepark, sports fields and related amenities; train and advise employees on appropriate methods and techniques for completing assignments.
Assist with strategic planning for department; prepare a variety of reports and planning documents; conduct regular subordinate staff meetings; prepare proposed operating and capital project budgets for specific work units; approve and monitor budget expenditures and spending within authority as designated; prepare and present to governing entities; such as but not limited to, Park Board, Neighborhood Councils, local and regional committees and partners; identify training needs, evaluate performance or assigned personnel, and work with employees to correct deficiencies and build strength; review personnel time sheets and leave requests for accuracy.
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CLOSES: JULY 10, 2020
Knowledge of modern best management practices, regulations, standards, and techniques related to construction, repair and care for public parks, outdoor aquatic facilities, landscaped areas, medians, boulevards, competitive sports facilities, trails; safe and efficient work practices; record keeping, reporting and purchasing procedures; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Ability to direct, supervise, train and evaluate performance of subordinates in the area of work assigned; understand and convey oral and written instructions, read and interpret maps, construction plans, blueprints, work orders; detect, analyze and take appropriate action to correct deficiencies; keep clear and accurate records; oversee highly skilled construction, maintenance and repair tasks; operate equipment; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with subordinates, superiors and the general public.
About Missoula Parks and Recreation
The City of Missoula is in the heart of the northern Rockies. Missoula is home to the University of Montana, blue ribbon trout streams, and is surrounded by National Forest lands, including the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness. The population is approximately 70,000. Missoula residents rank high in their per capita participation in outdoor and organized sports, art, culture, and music. While budgets are challenging, citizens demonstrate exceptional support of their parks and recreation services. In addition to City provided public lands and programs, residents of Missoula are within minutes of Snowbowl Ski Area, and less than half a day from Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Missoula is a mecca for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, fishing, hunting, kayaking, art, music and more. Missoula also offers wide varieties of education for all ages through public, parochial, experiential, and alternative learning opportunities. Missoula is the shopping and service center of western Montana. Additionally, Missoula attracts some of the greatest research and medical/health professionals in the nation due to the many recreation opportunities offered.... Missoula has been designated among the Top 100 Communities for Kids. Missoula Parks and Recreation is a dynamic department charged with maintaining most of Missoula's public spaces, which include the Urban Forest, 3600 acres of conservation lands, 400 acres of parkland with the development of a new 156 acre Fort Missoula Regional Park, and miles of commuter and recreation trails. The Department operates state of the art aquatic facilities including Currents, an indoor water park and fitness pool as well as Splash MT, a full service outdoor water park. The Department prides itself on successful public process and empowerment. It demonstrates that success through continued implementation of adopted plans such as; the Urban Area Comprehensive Master Parks and Recreation Plan, Open Space Plan, Conservation Lands Management Plan, Transportation Plan (including non-motorized). Friends of the Urban Forest, Missoula's newest advocacy group, is just now forming.
The City of Missoula is committed to building and sustaining a culture of diversity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage diversity in age, color, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political ideas, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make individuals unique. Reasonable accommodations in the selection process are provided, upon request, for individuals with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.