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Parks & Recreation Director (FT)


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Position: Parks & Recreation Director                                            Department:  Parks & Recreation

Annual Starting Salary: $61,244 - $88,314                                  FLSA Status: Exempt

Posting Date: May 11, 2022                                                          Closing Date: Open Until Filled                      

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the overall administration of the programs, operations, and facilities of the department.

Major Duties:

  • Organizes, plans, develops, and directs the operation of adult and youth recreation and aquatic programs and activities.
  • Prepares, schedules, organizes, and supervises programming including, but not limited to, land and water aerobics classes, swim lessons, tennis, golf, home school P.E. classes, weekend tournaments, and special events including school break camp and activities, community-wide special events, and swim meets.
  • Manages the Fairgrounds including scheduling of private rentals, and community events.
  • Coordinates, supervises, and evaluates the work of office, athletic, and custodial staff.
  • Selects, schedules, and directs the work of instructors and volunteers for recreation programs; performs duties of personnel in their absence.
  • Assists with planning and supervising the construction, maintenance, repair, and purchase of departmental facilities, playing fields, grounds and equipment.
  • Seeks and secures external funding for department programs and facilities.
  • Prepares and administers the annual department budget; monitors expenditures under the current budget; directs expenditures to maximize the use of available funding; implements fee structures.
  • Markets programs and provides information to the public about department programs:  makes presentations to groups, speaks with reporters, presents information to Board of Commissioners, and supervises the preparation of news releases and bulletins.
  • Coordinates pool programs and rentals; schedules and supervises lifeguards and handles payroll for lifeguards.
  • Coordinates and supervises departmental programs with other county agencies, departments, and schools; develops and provides contracts for all outside program providers.
  • Coordinates and directs all athletic programs that are offered including, training of officials/coaches, setting up draft and observations, setting and organizing of practices.
  • Ensures all facilities are open and ready for athletic events.
  • Secures bids for uniforms, supplies and equipment; orders and distributes supplies and equipment, ensuring that proper equipment is available for events.
  • Attends various meetings within the county, including, but not limited to, Fairgrounds Commission meetings, and within GRPA statewide.
  • Responds to inquiries and/or resolves complaints from program participants and the general public.
  • Coordinate administration of the concession stand, including staffing, stocking, and cleaning as necessary.
  • Monitors crowd activity at events; takes disciplinary action as needed. Meet, greet and assist patrons in any manner. 
  • Supervises the management all pool operations – mechanical systems, water sanitation equipment, pool heaters, and other pool operational systems. Monitors for problems, report and ensure corrections are made in a timely manner. Maintains pool water chemistry within ranges required by the State of Georgia regulations at all times. Determines the proper correction for any balance issues and adjust pool as needed. Closes pools, when necessary, to correct water chemistry or contamination issues. Report all incidents to the Health Department.
  • Attends Recreation Board meetings and assist as needed.
  • Performs related duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a specialized training in the field of work. Bachelor’s degree required. A degree in Recreation and/or Leisure Studies, Physical Education, Sports Management or similar degree program preferred.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain within 4 months of hire date: certification in First Aid, CPR, and Pool or Aquatic Facility operations (CPO or AFO). WSI, as well as, American Red Cross Instructor Certifications are desirable.
  • 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.

The successful candidate must complete a Background/Reference Check and Pre-Employment Drug Screening prior to the start of employment.

To Apply: All applicants must complete a Habersham County employment application along with a cover letter and resume. Applications can be found online at  A detailed job description can be picked up at the Habersham County Human Resources Department, Administration Building located at 130 Jacob’s Way, Clarkesville, GA 30523 in room 303. For more information please call (706) 839-0214.

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