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Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Services

Company: City of Reno, NV
Location: Reno
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Services Print Subscribe Class Title Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Services Class Code 5754 Salary $133,596.00 - $175,011.00 Annually + Definition + Benefits Classification Description Summary Under general administrative direction, plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Department including municipal golf course operations, recreation services and programs, parks maintenance functions and urban forestry; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager. The incumbent in this position is involved in the decisions of management affecting collective bargaining. Essential Functions The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Assume full management responsibility for all Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Department services and activities including municipal golf course operations, recreation services and programs, parks maintenance functions and urban forestry. Manage the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, and priorities for each assigned service area; recommend and administer policies and procedures. Establish, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly. Assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct and implement changes. Plan, direct and coordinate, through subordinate level staff, the Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Department's work plan; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with key staff to identify and resolve problems. Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures. Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the department budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary. Oversee the operations of City-owned golf courses including maintenance and public relations functions. Oversee administration of various recreational programs including aquatics, league sports, youth services, crafts instruction and operation of the Sky Tavern. Oversee parks maintenance functions including landscaping, urban forestry, tree maintenance and enforcement of City ordinances governing the use of public parks. Provide staff assistance to the City Manager; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Represent the Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Department to other departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; coordinate assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations. Explain, justify, and defend department programs, policies, and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues. Participate on a variety of boards, commissions and committees. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of parks and recreation administration; incorporate new developments as appropriate. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints. Perform related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive municipal parks, recreation, and community service program. Advanced principles and practices of parks construction, development, and maintenance. Operational characteristics of a municipal golf course. Advanced principles and practices of program development and administration. Principles and procedures for implementing and directing a wide variety of arts and recreation activities and the development of programs throughout the community. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations. Ability to: Manage and direct a comprehensive parks and recreation program. Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures. Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments. Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs. Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff. Delegate authority and responsibility. Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. Oversee and coordinate the operations of the municipal golf course. Direct the maintenance, landscaping, and upkeep of City parks and public facilities. Oversee the administration of various recreational programs and special events. Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports. Prepare and administer large and complex budgets. Interpret and apply applicable federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations. Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals. Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously. Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education/Training: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in parks and recreation administration, public administration, or a related field. Experience: Eight years of broad and extensive program experience in municipal recreation, leisure, senior services, and/or parks development and maintenance activities including three years of management and administrative responsibility. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license. NRPA Certified Park & Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Park & Recreation Executive (CPRE) Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with some travel to attend meetings; incumbents may be required to work extended hours and weekends. Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Other Requirements Management A43 Last Update: 1/4/19 JD 11/2018 No state income tax. Nevada PERS retirement plan paid by City. Vesting in 5 years. No social security participation, but Medicare deduction required (1.45%). City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; 100% employee and dependent coverage. City paid long term disability and life insurance . Twelve paid holidays. Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) with up to a 5% City match available. Vacation leave accrued at 8 hours per bi-weekly pay period. Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period. Cell & Auto allowance. Subscribe Please verify your email address Verify Email

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