Provides operational direction for Parks and Recreation programs including, but not limited to, community centers, senior centers, swimming pools, tennis center and athletic facilities. Assists the Community Services Director in managing the department and serves as acting Community Services Director in his/her absence.
Provide operational direction for diverse facilities and programming;
Analyze and measure the effectiveness of facilities and resources with respect to long and short-range objectives;
Direct and supervise the performance of a diverse team of service units focused on the design, development and implementation of revenue based programs.
Lead departmental learning and improvement based on the establishment, tracking and interpretation of performance measures;
Prepare strategic, business and work plans based on customer requirements and priorities for serving the needs of demographically diverse community. Communicate plans and resource priorities to staff and community; needs and priorities. Prepare new program, feasibility and financial reports to justify and support service unit operations
Develop capital improvement programs based on completing service needs and customer requirements;
Develop and revise service facility use, maintenance and interlocal agreements/contracts;
Select, train and supervise personnel directly or through subordinate staff and establish work priorities, goals, objectives and schedules;
Perform related duties as directed.
Knowledge and Abilities
Planning and design of revenue based recreation facilities;
Marketing principles associated with recreation facilities and services;
Modern philosophies, concepts and techniques relating to the field of recreation;
Budget development principles and procedures;
Purchasing and contracting processes and procedures;
Customer survey methods and analysis;
Human/public relations practices and techniques.
Communicate orally and in writing;
Assemble, educate and guide the work of citizen, staff and advisory committees;
Lead process improvement teams and internal training programs;
Serve as the Department's representative on interdepartmental projects;
Deliver formal and informal staff reports and oral presentations to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and City Council;
Prepare highly technical reports on operating issues;
Prepare analytical and feasibility reports;
Measure performance results against established goals and objectives;
Serve as Acting Parks and Recreation Manager in his/her absence;
Build and assemble project teams representing all affected stakeholders;
Effectively coordinate and supervise the work of professional and skilled trades personnel;
Conduct technical research/benchmarking and present findings in a clear and concise manner;
Work independently on multiple projects under minimal supervision;
Develop solutions to problems, evaluate courses of action and make decisions;
Plan, organize, monitor and evaluate subordinate work assignments to accomplish unite objectives;
Work in an indoor and outdoor environment;
Work in the evening and on weekends
Occasionally walk during the shift
Occasionally lift and carry up to 10 pounds
Occasionally operate a vehicle
Frequently reach below shoulder height
3-5 years of experience in Parks and Recreation and completion of a bachelor degree recreation administration, public administration, or a related field. Prefer Masters degree.
Valid current Driver's License
About City of Lubbock
Welcome to the City of Lubbock! We are honored you are considering the City of Lubbock as your next employer. Lubbock's nickname is the "Hub City", a description of its position as the financial, education, transportation, and healthcare hub of a multi-county region commonly known as the South Plains. Lubbock's recreational sites include 3,000 acres of municipal parkland and area lakes that feature the best that nature has to offer.