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Assistant Director, Parks & Recreation

City of Savannah

Posted: Mar. 13, 2018

End Date: Apr. 16, 2018

Essential Job Functions

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; handles employee concerns and problems; directs work; counsels and disciplines staff; completes employee performance appraisals; recruits, appoints, and trains staff. 

Assists with the direction and management of the department programs, facilities, and grounds; formulates department policies and procedures; and serves as backup to the Director as needed to attend meetings, events, commission meetings, etc.

Assists in planning, designing, and developing playgrounds and other recreation facilities.  Monitors the condition of facilities, parks, playgrounds and buildings and submits requests for services as appropriate to the Real Estate Services Department.
Develops and implements community outreach, marketing and promotional plans in cooperation with the Public Communications Office; promotes activities in neighborhoods, on the government channel, local media, and the City's website.

Assists with annual budget preparation; monitors budgetary expenditures; supports administration of department budget, approves requisitions, authorize payments.

Prepares and monitors grants and contracts that expand and enhance the delivery of quality recreation programs and services. 

Assists with developing department work programs and monitors and assesses department programs, services and performance.

Reviews and evaluates program statistical data, generates and submits reports and documentation, researches special projects and issues.

Attends athletic games, recreational activities, and special events.
Monitors facilities, programs and services to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations, codes and/or standards as well as City and department policies and procedures.
Assists with analysis and assessment of programs, policies and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments as required; prepare strategic business and work plans to meet diverse customer needs and City and department priorities.

Collaborates and builds strong partnerships with community organizations, human services agencies, recreation and sport leagues, neighborhood groups and other City departments.
Participates on boards, commissions and committees as required; and prepares and presents presentations, staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Administration, Recreation Science, Commercial Recreation; Public Administration or a related field; with five years progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in recreation administration, parks and recreation program development and implementation; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Must possess a valid driver's license.  Park and Recreation certification desired.