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Parks and Recreation Cultural Affairs Director

City of Powder Springs

Posted: Dec. 6, 2018

End Date: Jan. 7, 2019

Employment Opportunity
Job Title:  Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Director
REPORTS TO: City Manager
FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT             SALARY RANGE: Min. of Range$ 62, 164/DOQ
Job Summary:                    
The purpose of this classification is to direct the planning, development and operation of City-wide parks, recreation and leisure services programs and facilities under the general direction of the City Manager . The position is responsible for providing high level managerial leadership, administrative and financial direction, as well as analyzing program effectiveness, managing, planning and supervising the traditional recreation programs to include but not limited to special events, youth development, senior programs, museum services and the City’s environmental programs.
Major Duties:
  • Prepare, present and administer the budget process for the Department and oversee budget expenditures Plans.
  • Organizes and implements the operations of the City’s environmental programs to include the management and promotion of roadside solid waste management planning and waste cleanup.
  • Extensive planning, supervision and allocation of human, financial and material resources in order to meet City's pars, recreational and cultural needs.
  • Manages City’s curbside recycling and landscape maintenance contracts.
  • Plans and implements beautification and landscape maintenance of the City to include city parks, right of way and other City facilities
  • Supervises professional, administrative, technical, and trades employees over parks, recreation and leisure services divisions and programs.
  • Acts as staff liaison for the Keep Powder Springs Beautiful program, including attending all meetings.
  • Promotes the city’s environmental programs: develops, coordinates, promotes, executes and evaluates community involvement events, programs and educational outreach; responds to media inquiries and creates press releases; develops, coordinates and presents environmental programs to civic organizations and the public; interacts with and informs citizens regarding volunteer opportunities; responds to questions and concerns.
  • Coordinates with other departments to include the Public Works Department sanitation, streets and right of way services; the Police Departments’ community policing and code enforcement program and the Municipal Court’s Community Service Program, including oversight of any activities or programs that occur outside of normal work hours. 
    Job Title:  Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director
  • Coordinates with the Community Ambassador and Youth Ambassador Programs, working with the volunteer committee to plan, schedule and implement city-wide cleanup initiatives and youth enrichment.
  • Researches, applies for, executes and evaluates grants to enhance environmental and roadside cleanup programs.
  • Operates a personal computer or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other system software.
  • Develops and implements outreach and marketing information. 
  • Provides customer communications and response support for city parks, recreation and cultural affairs operations.
  • Works closely with the County Parks Department and other entities in coordinating city programs and activities.
  • Oversees and/or coordinates the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data and  develops, writes, and presents comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports.
  • Prepares permit applications for park improvements. Manages design and construction service contracts from scoping through selection and execution phases.
  • Gathers, analyzes and evaluates usage of facilities and program attendance.
  • Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies; meets with public to gain and share information regarding departmental functions
  • Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for parks and recreation.
  • Oversees the coordination and organization of special promotional activities and city-wide community events.
  • Identifies needs for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects based on citizen input master plans and oversees the design, development, and installation of CIP projects improvements, renovations, and repairs.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by conducting research; attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned. 
    Knowledge Required by the Position:
  • Knowledge and application of City and department policies, procedures and equipment.
  • Knowledge of City limits.
  • Knowledge of City, county, state and federal environmental codes, ordinances and regulations pertaining to recreation, events and environmental programs. Knowledge and application of computer operating system and other hardware used to process payments.
  • Knowledge of and skill in preparing and administering grant applications and awards to support position functions.Job Title:  Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director
  • Knowledge of community service program operations.
  • Skill in maintaining accurate records and preparing reports.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
  • Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
  • Ability to supervise other employees completing a wide range of tasks.
  • Ability to work well with the public and address their questions courteously and tactfully.
  • Ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
  • Knowledge of all facets of recreation operations and horticultural, arboricultural, turf management, park design, and landscape design.
  • Knowledge of buildings, facilities and the development of parks maintenance and design standards, work control and quality control processes.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
  • Skill in conducting project management.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals and to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
    Supervisory Controls:  Work is performed under the supervision of the City Manager.
    Guidelines:  Guidelines include City and departmental ordinances, policies and procedures.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation.
    Complexity:  This is a supervisory position that requires knowledge in related programs:  parks, recreation and cultural affairs; event planning and implementation; environmental and solid waste management, community outreach, community policing, code enforcement, beautification, community service, volunteer development.  The work requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of guidelines, policies and
    Job Title:  Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director
    standards and regular communication and interaction with supervisor via email and face to face meetings about program issues.  This position requires excellent leadership ability, great communicator skills, effective decision maker, strategic thinker, and the ability to effect change and provide direction in program planning, development, and implementation.
    Personal Contacts:  Contacts are typically with supervisor, co-workers, City employees, boards and commissions, elected officials and the general public.
    Purpose of Contacts:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
    Physical Demands:  The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focusTasks require the ability to exert physical effort in light work and also involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of up to 50 pounds. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation and field work to ensure compliance with departmental programs.
    Work Environment:  The work is performed in an office and in the field.
    Supervisory and Management Responsibility:  This position will supervise assigned personnel in beautification, recreational and cultural activities, including sanitation, senior services and museum services and community events.
    Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management, Physical Education, Natural Resources, Public Administration, Business Management, or a related field. Masters Degree highly preferred.  Six years of experience in organized Parks, Recreation management of recreational facilities and programs or public parks or private sector grounds maintenance or any combination and one or more years of experience in Natural Resources based programs in a highly responsible supervisory and/or administrative capacity, preferably experience in both Parks and Recreation related positions or any  equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.   Certification as a Certified Leisure Professional or Certified Parks and Recreation Professional or equivalent is a plus.  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license and must possess or have ability to obtain within thirty days of employment and maintain CPR, First Aid and AED certifications.
    The City of Powder Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    All applicants must complete a City of Powder Springs employment application.  Applications may be down loaded and printed from the website at www.cityofpowdersprings.org or visit 4484 Marietta Street, Powder Springs, GA 30127 to receive an application.
    Please submit letter of interest or resume along with a City of Powder Springs employment application to:
    Rosalyn Nealy, Human Resources Director
    City of Powder Springs
    P.O. Box 46
    Powder Springs, GA 30127
    Closing Date:    Open Until Filled