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Deputy Director - Operations

Augusta-Richmond County

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  • Manages, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Assist in the development of the budget, defends, and implements budget for the department: determines budget allocations for staffing, equipment, and capital improvement needs; monitors expenditures and revenues to ensure compliance with approved budget; reviews and approves purchase orders; and maintains related documentation.
  • Communicates with Director, Consolidated Government administrators, elected officials, employees, contractors, vendors, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems; participates in various committees; attends meetings; and makes presentations, as requested.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work activities for department: prioritizes work activities to meet objectives; ensures subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex and problem situations and provide technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to Director.
  • Ensures divisional compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures: monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individual; conducts safety checks and inspections; and initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
  • Develops and implements long- and short-term plans, goals, and objectives for the department: researches, assesses and develops strategies to meet current and future needs; and implements programs, events, needed changes, modifications and/or enhancements.
  • Develops, implements and updates policies and procedures for the department: formulates and develops work methods and practices, policies, standard operating procedures, and training programs; monitors implementation of rules and regulations; and updates policies and procedures as required.
  • Administers contracts for the department: develops and coordinates bid specifications for services, equipment, supplies, etc.; prepares and submits requests for bids and quotes; participates in review and selection of bids and quotes; monitors vendors and contractors for contract compliance and work quality; and maintains related documentation and forms.
  • Performs project management duties as assigned: plans, designs, and reviews projects; coordinates project timelines and implementation; develops and monitors project budget and resources, including materials and staffing; monitors progress and ensures projects are completed in a timely manner; provides updates to Director, Consolidated Government administrators, and elected officials as requested; and maintains related documentation.


Education:    Bachelor's Degree in Parks & Recreation Management, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field. Masters Degree MBA, MPA preferred.
Experience:  Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in business or operations  management to include lead or supervisory experience.  Recreation or leisure services management experience preferred.

  • Considerable knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of program and/or business management (park programs, services, and operations preferred).
  • Familiarity with the concepts of budgeting, revenue management, training, and risk management and safety loss control programs.
  • Proficiency in principles of computer systems and complex record-keeping systems.
  • Mastery of relevant federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to supervise others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong supervisory skills.


  • Possession of a valid driver’s license with good driving history.  If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment. 
  • CPR certification preferred 

This position requires staff call up in an emergency situation.
This position requires more than 50% travel from office to other locations.

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