Parks & Recreation Director

Sandy Springs, Georgia
14 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
BI 00010N
Contract Type
Full Time
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This position is responsible for performing professional administrative and supervisory work to direct the programs, services, staff and resources of the Parks and Recreation Department. Work involves managing the daily operations of the Department with primary responsibility to support the priorities of the Mayor and City Council, providing for quality services that meet the needs and interests of the community. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the City Manager.


• Develops comprehensive/master plans for parks; establishes and maintains partnerships and effective working relationships with other departments, agencies, community groups, and professional organizations; and collaborates with parties to maximize resources.
• Performs short ¬and long ¬range department planning; develops and implements department operational policies and procedures; ensures that operations support the master plan and comply with established policies, procedures, and related regulations.
• Advises the City Manager on policies and issues relating to parks.
• Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, addressing staff concerns and problems, and directing work.
• Prepares and administers the departmental operating and capital improvement budget and adjusts priorities as needed with input from the appropriate governing authorities; identifies needs and obtains and allocates resources for the Department; develops alternative funding proposals; issues and obtains necessary equipment, materials and supplies and ensures their proper inventory, record keeping, repair and maintenance.
• Visits park sites for project status review or equipment evaluation.
• Directs the construction, management and maintenance of the Department's physical resources including parks, buildings, and other recreational facilities; establishes priorities, policies, and procedures to ensure an acceptable level of maintenance and repair; oversees the Department's capital improvement projects; assists with design for facilities; recommends the selection of consulting firms and negotiates and administers contracts with consultants, engineers, architects, or other service providers.
• Ensures programs and services provide for the safety and well¬being of employees, program participants, and the general public visiting parks; meets with the City Attorney to discuss exposures and Department ¬related legal issues.
• Visits and coordinates assistance at special functions and events.
• Greets and meets with the general public; provides information; responds to and resolves citizen inquiries and complaints.
• Meets with City administration, prospective contractors, and professional service providers.
• Meets with various citizen groups as the need arises, giving formal and informal presentations regarding the City's Parks and Recreation Department.
• Directs the establishment and management of Department records, files and databases; maintains the official records of the Department.
• Supervises community service labor.
• Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.
• Regular attendance and punctuality are essential requirements of the job.

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Parks Administration, Recreation Management or experience in a related field is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable.
• Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in supervising, planning and coordinating community parks programs, including three years of management and administrative responsibility is required.
•Must have valid GA drivers license.