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Director, Parks & Recreation

Coweta County BOC

Posted: Oct. 24, 2018

End Date: Nov. 21, 2018

To be considered a candidate, you must submit an application and mail to: Coweta County Human Resources, 22 East Broad Street, Newnan, Georgia 30263. Applications may be obtained by accessing, www.coweta.ga.us. You may submit your application by fax or email and include the acronym CCBOC in subject line.

Coweta County Vacancy Announcement

Director, Parks & Recreation
Announcement Closes: 5:00 PM, November 21, 2018
Grade 20, Minimum Wage: $64,072 annually/or DOQ

Dept:  Recreation                            FLSA Status:  Exempt

General Definition of Work
Performs complex work planning, managing, directing, coordinating and supervising parks and recreation programs and facilities, services and staff, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Assistant County Administrator. Departmental supervision is exercised over all personnel within the department.
Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions
Plans, organizes, promotes, directs and administers a comprehensive County parks and recreation program; plans, organizes and develops the department's long term strategies.
Maintains effective relationships with youth sports associations and related groups.
Ensure there are Parks and Recreation programs and activities designed to serve citizens of all ages and abilities.
Ensure there are Parks and Recreation programs and activities designed for and responsive to groups, teams and individual play.
Ensures that a variety of sports, recreation, and cultural programs are offered and available to meet the needs of the community and solicits community input in order to make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding facilities and programs that are responsive to the community’s needs and in line with the goals of the County.
Coordinates with the Community & Human Resources Department for the marketing and promotion of recreation programs and facilities.
Evaluates and monitors success of programs and activities offered and recommends changes, as necessary.
Evaluates facility usage and recommends changes, as necessary.
Provides reports to County Administration regarding evaluation of programs and facility usage.
Plans, organizes, coordinates and assigns the work of subordinate personnel; conducts staff evaluations, recruits, hires and trains personnel; reviews reports, budgets, goals and policies proposed by staff; ensures safe working environment.
Coordinates with Facilities Management Division of Public Works to conduct inspections of grounds and facilities for short and long-term maintenance needs and to develop a maintenance plan for parks and associated facilities.  .
Prepares and administers departmental budget, monitors and controls expenditure of operating and capital funds; ensures the fiscal integrity of department.
Communicates with youth sports associations and the community regarding facility availability; coordinates and assists with departmental special events.
Coordinates with County Administration and the Facilities Management Division of Public Works on the development and implementation of capital improvement projects for parks, recreation facilities, greenways and public lands.
Maintains current working knowledge of safety and hazards in the recreation industry; ensures compliance with all regulations governing grounds and facilities in the County; and provides for appropriate risk management practices and related staff training.
Ensures County rules are enforced and complaints are properly handled.
Encourages and promotes a culture of excellent customer service.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of all phases of community recreation activities and their administration; comprehensive knowledge of the principles and methods of park planning and development; comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration with special reference to personnel and budget administration; ability to develop and execute a well-rounded program of recreation activities; ability to cooperate with and interpret recreational philosophies to city authorities and private groups and agencies and the general public; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to prepare and present detailed reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with governmental officials, volunteers, community groups, associates and the general public.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree with coursework in  recreation, parks administration, or related field and extensive experience in the administration of recreational programs and in the development and planning of recreational facilities and administration including considerable supervisory experience.
Physical Requirements
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires sitting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather); work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
Special Requirements
Favorable background history as determined by review of local, State and Federal records.
Valid driver’s license in the State of Georgia with a favorable driving history (MVR).
Last Revised:  10/23/2018