JOB SUMMARY Under general supervision, manages the activities and facilities of the Recreation Division.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Trains, directs, schedules, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel. • Establishes, monitors, and evaluates standards and goals for division personnel. • Organizes, manages, and directs a comprehensive recreation program, including adult and youth recreation programs, aquatic and swimming programs, and facility management. • Coordinates activities with other divisions and departments. • Coordinates activities with user groups, sports organizations, and the general public. • Seeks vendors and sponsors for events and programs. • Develops and administers the division budget; requisitions and purchases materials, supplies, and equipment; writes specifications for purchases. • Develops and manages division work plans; develops work activities, projects, and programs; monitors work progress and quality. • Develops and implements marketing strategies and ideas for recreation programs. • Organizes, manages, and directs all social media outlets for the department. • Serves as liaison to youth, adult, civic and non-profit user groups; administers contractual agreements. • Completes required reports. • Communicates by email, text messaging, over the phone, and face-to-face with staff, other divisions/departments, and outside organizations in regard to facility usage, staff, and many other topics. • Assists citizens, user groups, and staff with complaints and incident resolutions. • Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Knowledge of personnel laws, policies, and regulations. • Knowledge of relevant city, state, and federal laws, regulations, and policies. • Knowledge of the development and administration of municipal budgets. • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures. • Knowledge of municipal recreation principles and practices. • Knowledge of city purchasing procedures. • Knowledge of techniques used in the marketing of recreational programs. • Skill in the use of computers and various software programs. • Skill in the training and supervision of personnel. • Skill in oral and written communication. • Ability to operate small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems. • Ability to operate computers for data entry, word processing and/or accounting purposes. • Ability to operate highly technical computer applications, such as GIS, CAD and RecTrac. • Ability to operate and repair small/light equipment, such as power tools. • Ability to operate and repair medium equipment and machinery, such as vehicles or commercial mowers.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Requires a Bachelor's Degree in a course of study related to the occupational field, supplemented by three to five years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid Driver's License issued by the State of Oklahoma for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Internal Number: 21-00600
About City of Broken Arrow Parks and Recreation
Located in northeast Oklahoma, Broken Arrow is the fourth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 110,000 people spread out over nearly 60 square miles. The City is located in both Tulsa and Wagoner counties and is part of the Tulsa metropolitan area which has a population of almost one million. From 2000 to 2010, U.S. Census Bureau numbers show the City grew by 32% making it one of the fastest growing incorporated municipalities in Oklahoma. Broken Arrow is also home to the third largest manufacturing hub in the state with many employees working in the energy sector. Residents in Broken Arrow enjoy a high quality life characterized by low crime, high performing schools, affordable housing, and easy access to many parks and recreation facilities.
Though Broken Arrow was originally an agricultural community, its economy is diverse. Major employers in the area include Broken Arrow Public Schools, Walmart Stores, Northeastern State University, Flight Safety, the City of Broken Arrow, and Zeeco. Broken Arrow has received many awards and accolades for its livability over the years. It was named the 2020 “Happiest City in Oklahoma” by Zippia and the “9th Best for ...Most Customer Friendly U.S. City” by Yelp in 2016. It has also been ranked one of the best U.S. cities for first-time home buyers by WalletHub, one of the safest cities in Oklahoma by Movoto, and one of America’s 50 best cities to live by 24/7 Wall Street.
The City fosters a sense of community by sponsoring seasonal festivals and events each year including Rooster Days, a local Saturday Farmers Market and weekly musical performances in the parks. With destination attractions in the Rose District, the Performing Arts Center, Bass Pro Shops and more, residents and visitors have many options when it comes to choosing shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment activities. The Parks and Recreation Department manages over 800 acres of public land, with 41 parks throughout the City. Residents are able to stay active year round with a myriad of recreation opportunities such as our annual Daddy Daughter Dance, Mom & Son Luau, Kids’ Fishing Derby and nature programs at our Nature Center and hiking trails. Some of the most popular venues include Battle Creek Golf Club, community centers, cycling and running trails, disc golf course, football, baseball, soccer, and softball complexes, a skate park, 7 splash pads, and three aquatic facilities.
The Broken Arrow Public School District is comprised of twenty-five schools including fifteen elementary schools, five middle schools, and five secondary schools. A portion of the city is also served by Union Public Schools and Bixby Public Schools. For those seeking higher education, Northeastern State University has a campus in Broken Arrow. Other area universities and colleges include Tulsa Technical Institute, Tulsa Community College, The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma State University, Langston University, and the University of Oklahoma.
Broken Arrow has a median income of $86,681 and an average home value of $169,855. The City’s ad valorem rate is 16.46 mills.