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This position is responsible for professional and administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the City's Parks and Recreation Department. Work involves responsibility for the administration and direction of the Parks and recreation system.
Plans, directs, and supervises City staff employed with the parks and recreation system of the City; Schedules, assigns, inspects, and evaluates work; instructs and trains in correct methods and procedures; monitors work on a daily basis; reviews and evaluates employee performance; Administers the City's Parks and Recreation program; directs through subordinates the planning, scheduling and coordination of divisional activities; develops policies, procedures and priorities to meet established goals; Develops, implements and maintains strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans for the department; Prepares and monitors the department budget and prepares special reports as required; analyzes and prepares budget for submission to the Mayor and Council; assumes full responsibility for complete adherence to the monies allocated to the department; Coordinates and maintains communication with other department heads; Directs the formulation and routine updating of department goals and objectives consistent with the mission of the City; Interprets for the public and other City departments the philosophy and objective of City public parks, recreation and leisure services; Directs the review and evaluation of overall operations of the department; plans, coordinates and directs staff training, disciplinary actions and performance evaluations; Develops and implements departmental policies, goals and procedures; Inspects outdoor facilities and major projects on a daily basis; Conducts studies and prepares reports evaluating program effectiveness and/or assessing current service levels; Performs other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of Parks and Recreation management, operations, and planning; Advanced knowledge of all Federal, State and local regulatory requirements applicable to parks and recreation; Advanced knowledge of the funding process in a municipal environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, financial planning and management; Advanced knowledge of a wide variety of recreation activities; Advanced knowledge of facilities and equipment needed in a broad parks and recreation program; Advanced knowledge of budgetary practices and the ability to interpret and justify operating and capital budgets; Ability to plan, implement, and coordinate technical and administrative programs; Ability to organize and direct subordinates; Ability to exercise mature and good judgment in evaluating and rendering decisions in pressurized situations; Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies, procedures and ordinances to ensure compliance; Ability to maintain involvement with multiple, complex projects as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree required in Recreation, Business, Public Administration or related field; Master’s degree preferred; seven (7) to nine (9) years of progressive management experience within a professional recreation setting, certified Leisure Professional and certified Youth Sports Administrator desired; valid State of Georgia Driver’s License;
Named one of Atlanta Magazine's "Best Places To Call Home" in April 2003, the City of College Park has become one of the most exciting communities in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area in which to live. A well-established community with an individuality all its own, College Park, located near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Interstates I-85 and I-285, the CSX Railroad and ...Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), residents and visitors alike will find that this revitalized City offers the best of Southern hospitality in its city services, local restaurants, lodging accommodations, parks and recreation, and community events.