SALARY RANGE* --- MINIMUM=$93,446.57; MAXIMUM = $135,497.53
*Salary is dependent on education and experience.*
The Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation is responsible for assisting in the planning, operations, and oversight of all divisions within the Parks and Recreation Department. The Assistant Director works directly with the Park Field Supervisor to plan, coordinate, schedule and manage the Parks Maintenance division in assigned and regularly scheduled or special event duties, construction projects, landscaping, irrigation and maintenance of all city parks, medians, roadsides and rights-of-way, recreational facilities and grounds surrounding city building and parking lots. of Acts as the Director of Parks and Recreation in his or her absence.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Provides direct and indirect supervision to assigned divisions and staff, performs supervisory functions including recommendations for hiring, training, evaluating, counseling, and disciplining of assigned staff.
Supervises contractors and evaluates their performance.
Assists the Director in evaluating and improving existing Parks and Recreation programs and services and initiating new services as required to meet community needs and expectations.
Assists with the preparation of the annual departmental budget, budget oversight, and maintains accountability of departmental finances based on city financial policies and procedures.
Assists the Director in the supervision of personnel and operations of the Recreation Center, Senior Center, Fieldhouse, Park Maintenance, and Building Maintenance.
Plans for, requests and purchases necessary equipment and materials to carry out assigned projects. Secures bids and writes requisitions for maintenance and care of all city parks, medians, roadsides and rights-of-way, recreational facilities and grounds surrounding city building and parking lots.
Schedules and inspects for quality control assigned projects and standard maintenance activities, including monthly playground equipment inspections, park inspections, facility inspections, irrigation checks, and trail inspections. Maintains accurate and comprehensive records.
Assists the Director with establishing policies and procedures for the Parks and Recreation Department.
Investigates citizen complaints, informs Director of Parks and Recreation of findings and offers recommended solutions.
Coordinates activities with other departments and divisions to accomplish organizational goals and initiatives.
Budget preparation and oversight outlining estimated expenditures, and materials needed to provide a continued level of service and care as indicated by the Director of Parks & Recreation.
Assists the Director of Parks & Recreation in coordinating the design and development of parks, trails, and related facilities.
Plans and coordinates internal construction projects. This includes park construction, irrigation installations, landscape installation, and facility improvements.
Assists with departmental and organizational strategic planning, anticipating long-term maintenance issues, and provides logical alternatives for consideration by the Director, Parks Board, City Manager, and City Council.
Represents the City and Department at public meetings and staff conferences.
Assists with the development and implementation of capital projects.
Serves of various interdepartmental project groups, special projects, and task forces.
Serve as staff liaison for Keep Duncanville Beautiful Board.
Other duties as assigned.
OTHER DUTIES MAY INCLUDE
Attends seminars to expand knowledge within the field. Attend Parks Board and City Council meetings.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation Management or a closely related field and ten (10) years combined experience in park maintenance and recreation, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of departmental practices and systems.
Skilled in the use of small office equipment, including copy machines, computers, telephone systems.
Skilled in using highly technical computer applications, such as GIS or CAD.
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and an orientation towards customer service.
Ability to supervise, organize, and communicate effectively.
Ability to create and guide implementation of capital improvement plans or programs.
Ability to deal tactfully and professionally with others in controversial situations.
Ability to use good judgment and ingenuity in situations for which no guidelines may be available.
Ability to create plans for and guide implementation of major construction projects.
Ability to maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
CERTIFICATION, LICENSE, AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Playground Safety Inspector certification, TDA Pesticide Applicator license, and a valid driver’s license.
The mission of the City of Duncanville is to build a vibrant, inclusive organization, driven by a commitment to value-added customer service. Our purpose is to: serve the citizens of this community so they can be the most engaged citizens in America; enhance their quality of life through quality neighborhoods to live in and parks to enjoy; provide top-quality venues to be a top sports destination.