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DIVISION MANAGER, RECREATION

DeKalb County Government

Posted: Mar. 5, 2018

End Date: Apr. 5, 2018


Division Manager, Recreation

Salary Range: $66,079-$102,423   

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to manage recreation, sports, programming and leisure activities for all age groups at parks, recreation centers and athletic facilities within the Parks and Recreation Department.  
Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Manages and evaluates assigned staff; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; addresses employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; manages work; acts as liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities to meet objectives; ensures subordinates have proper resources needed to complete assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with revisions to procedure manuals as appropriate.
Determines programs to be provided at individual park locations; organizes programs and activities for all age groups.
Recruits and recommends partnership opportunities for programming, sports activities and other quality-of-life initiatives for all age groups with volunteer associations, non-profits, contractors and other entities. 
Communicates with public and volunteers to resolve complaints or answer questions; communicates with shop supervisors or superintendents to perform tasks needed to resolve issues; and verifies issues are resolved either by contractor or in-house staff.
Communicates and coordinates with parks maintenance staff and administrative staff to plan, address and resolve issues related to recreation centers, athletic facilities, and other parks facilities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Parks & Recreation or a related field required; five years of progressively responsible experience in recreation and parks administration, to include lead or supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.