THIS POSITION WILL CLOSE ON 8/15/2021. SALARY: 82,549.00 - 103,186.00 Salary USD
JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction, manages the planning, designing, acquisition, funding, and construction of neighborhood, community, city and linear parks. Develops plans for a diverse program of community recreation, maintenance of parks, open spaces, public buildings, grounds and street medians. Assists the Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation in the managing of the Planning Division.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Ability to lead and direct the land acquisition, planning, design, and construction activities associated with the Department's master plans and capital improvements programs. Ability to analyze and measure the effectiveness of resource allocations with respect to long and short-range objectives. 2. Ability to direct and supervise the performance of a diverse team of professional, technical, and clerical employees. Ability to lead organizational learning and improvement based on the establishment, tracking, and interpretation of performance measures. 3. Ability to prepare strategic, business, and work plans reflecting regulatory and customer requirements and priorities for serving the needs of a demographically diverse community. Ability to communicate plans and resource priorities to staff and community stakeholders. 4. Ability to prepare and track complex budgets and financial reports for fiscal accountability. Ability to prepare feasibility reports to justify program and development proposals for meeting service delivery requirements. 5. Ability to develop multiple year bond programs and capital budgets for addressing competing acquisition, renovation, facility improvements based on master plans and public input.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
6. Ability to develop and revise professional service, interposal, and construction agreements/contracts; ability to negotiate land purchases and subdivision design agreements in accordance with existing park ordinances. 7. Ability to assemble, educate and guide the work of citizen staff, and technical advisory committees; ability to lead process improvement teams and internal training programs; and ability to communicate verbally and in writing with city officials, citizens, consultants, developers and others involved in parks and recreation services. 8. Ability to operate an integrated computer system, access the city's financial and project management systems and prepare detailed reports. 9. Ability to serve as the Department's representative on interdepartmental projects; ability to prepare informal and formal staff reports and prepare and deliver oral presentations to the Parks and Recreation Board and City Council. 10. Ability to prepare highly technical reports on operating issues, and ability to measure performance results against established goals and objectives.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Knowledge of architecture, landscape architecture, and engineering practices and procedures.
Knowledge of park planning and design practices, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
Knowledge of comprehensive urban planning and site planning methods and techniques.
Knowledge of park maintenance practices and the ability to apply them effectively.
Knowledge of purchasing and contracting processes and procedures.
Knowledge of customer survey methods and analysis.
Knowledge of human/public relations practices and techniques.
Knowledge of budget development principles and procedures.
Skill in communicating both orally and in writing with persons both inside and outside the organization.
Ability to prepare analytical and feasibility reports.
Ability to build and assemble project teams representing all affected stakeholders.
Ability to effectively coordinate and supervise the work of professional and skilled trades personnel.
Ability to conduct technical research/benchmarking and present findings in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to work independently on multiple projects under minimal supervision.
Ability to develop alternate solutions to problems, evaluate courses of action and make decisions.
Ability to perform a variety of physical skills, including but not limited to, personal computer applications.
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including but not limited to, computer, telephone, calculator, copier and fax machine.
Ability to operate a motorized vehicle.
Ability to plan, organize, monitor, and evaluate subordinate work assignments to accomplish unit objectives.
Ability to work in indoor and outdoor environments.
Ability to work in the evening and on weekends.
Qualifying Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Landscape Architecture, or related field. Master's degree preferred. A minimum of four years experience in a general management position involving park or urban planning, facility design, and construction. Possession of a valid Texas Operator's License, Class C.
About City of Arlington Texas Parks and Recreation
ARLINGTON PARKS & RECREATION The City of Arlington (pop. 373,698) is seeking an innovative and results oriented leaders. ARLINGTON, TEXAS Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Arlington is a full-service city supported by a total budget of $431 million and a full-time staff of 2,477. With a land area of approximately 100 square miles, Arlington is easily accessible by highway, rail and air. The City of Arlington offers superior, affordable housing; an outstanding park and linear trail system; educational excellence in our local schools (served by four Independent School Districts: Arlington, Kennedale, Mansfield, Hurst/Euless/Bedford), the Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, and is home to the University of Texas at Arlington. Arlington has a diverse local economy evidenced by our major employers; General Motors, Texas Health Resources, AmeriCredit, Siemens, Lear, Aetna and Chase Bank. Arlington is a regional destination for retail shopping as well. The City’s Entertainment District hosts premiere attractions including amusement parks, the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and AT&T Stadium, drawing over 14 million visitors a year. In close proximity to DFW Airport, Dallas and... Fort Worth, residents have access to world-class orchestras, theaters, and some of the finest museums in the world, all within a 30 minute drive. To learn more about the City of Arlington, visit the City’s website at Arlington-TX.gov. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department manages an outstanding park and trails system that includes 94 parks, 82 sports fields, 49 playgrounds and 56 miles of trails. Major facilities include: • Five recreation centers; including two senior centers • Two new recreation centers under design and one new Active Adult center approved • Elzie Odom Athletic Center • Meadowbrook and Bob Duncan Center (event/rental facilities) • Six outdoor pools and the Hugh Smith Indoor Pool • Arlington Tennis Center (26 outdoor courts) • Four golf courses; three 18-hole and one 9-hole • River Legacy Parks • River Legacy Living Science Center • Lake Arlington and new Lakehouse. The system includes a 1,200 acre floodplain forest and nine miles of trail known as River Legacy Parks. This premiere park is part of the long-term vision for a 75 mile wide Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex trail system, and is home to the Living Science Center. The Parks and Recreation budget responsibility includes a General Fund budget appropriation of $17 million and a Performance Fund appropriation of over $13 million. The capital program includes park bonds, gas revenue, park fees and grants, and totals approximately $5 million annually. The department currently has 181 authorized full-time positions, and typically employs as many as 700 part-time and seasonal positions each year.