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Parks and Recreation Director

City of Cartersville

Posted: Nov. 27, 2018

End Date: Dec. 12, 2018

JOB TITLE:  Director  
DEPARTMENT:  Parks and Recreation, City of Cartersville
JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for the overall administration of the department.
  • Directs the administration of all departmental programs, operations, and facilities.
  • Directs the planning and implementation of a comprehensive program of leisure services.
  • Directs the planning, design, financing, construction and maintenance of all recreation facilities.
  • Directs the development of short-and long-range plans for the department, including coordination of formulation and implementation of a ten-year comprehensive recreation master plan for the City of Cartersville.
  • Promotes departmental programs by making presentations to groups and maintaining communication with the media; insures adequate marketing of all leisure services offered to citizens.
  • Develops departmental policies and procedures; implements policies and procedures approved by City Council.
  • Prepares the annual departmental budget; monitors expenditures under the existing budget.
  • Updates the Recreation Advisory Board on the programs offered and facilities used throughout the year.
  • Hires, trains, evaluates, and counsels’ department staff.
  • Attends meetings of City Council.
  • Oversees maintenance and operation of city swimming pools, bath houses, park buildings, athletic fields, trails, parks and Civic Center.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge of city policies, procedures, and department functions.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public and recreation administration.
  • Knowledge of the theories and techniques of recreation service delivery for a variety of populations.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, departmental and safety guidelines, and city codes, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, building codes, and safety regulations pertaining to recreation and park facilities.
  • Knowledge of recreation maintenance and repair techniques.
  • Knowledge of budgetary processes and procedures.
  • Skill in supervision.
  • Skill in planning and organizing recreational services.
  • Skill in public speaking.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Four-year college degree; B.S. Parks and Recreation Administration, and background with a minimum 5-years supervisory experience in Parks and Recreation or related field
  • Certified Recreation and Park Professional (CRPP) certification or obtained with 1-year
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Interested in applying? Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Human Resources at HR@cityofcartersville.org or in person at 1 N. Erwin St. Cartersville, GA 30121 by 5 PM, December 12, 2018. Please direct any questions to Human Resources 770-387-5619.