Parks and Recreation Manager

July 21, 2020 1:03 AM | Anonymous

Organization: City of Covington

Under supervision of the Public Services Director, perform administrative, supervisory and operations tasks, as well as the acquisition, planning, development, management and maintenance of all parks, recreation areas, parkways, landscaped areas and related facilities and buildings. Oversee the daily operations and management of Parks and Recreation, including staff. Coordinate directly with appropriate maintenance and management staff on immediate and strategic implementation of parks maintenance and improvements. In partnership with appropriate project managers, coordinate and manage special and capital projects related to parks, greenspaces and recreational programming.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • ·         Hire, supervise and evaluate Parks and Recreation personnel. Monitor all activities and operations of the department; set goals and objectives and establish guidelines for performance.
  • ·         Acquire, plan and supervise the design, construction and maintenance of recreation facilities.
  • ·         Coordinate with maintenance staff and project managers on routine, special repair and capital projects.
  • ·         Responsible for oversight of all department programs and efforts. Including, monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of recreation areas, facilities and services.
  • ·         Investigate local conditions and develop immediate and long range plans through analysis of community recreation needs.
  • Prepare budgets and direct expenditures of parks and recreation funds. Maintain expense records.
  • Prepare and submit payroll for full-time, part-time, program, event and seasonal employees.
  • Oversee and manage all parks and recreation accounts payable.
  •  Develop revenue strategies and alternative funding sources for programs and improvements.
  • Collaborate to build partnerships and provide professional expertise with other City departments, neighborhoods, regional, state and national organizations on matters related to parks and recreation, as well as quality of life, health and environmental initiatives.
  • Improve division efficiencies and develop policies relevant to operations based on best practices.
  • Perform public relation duties; such as responding to complaints, enforcing rules and policies.
  • Responsible for marketing and publicizing department efforts.
  • Participate in long range planning efforts pertaining to parks and recreation.
  • Performs other related duties as required that may not be specifically listed in the job description, but that are within the general responsibility level typically associated with this class of work.
  • Work hours will be irregular including evenings and weekends.

Examples of Duties

  • May represent the department to outside groups and organizations, as well as participate in community and professional groups and committees in an effort to form partnerships and provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Coordinate and monitor contracts.
  • ·         Facilitate and implement high level projects regarding Devou Park, the Licking River Greenway, Riverfront Commons and other projects, as assigned.
  • ·         Serve as a City representative for the Covington Recreation Improvement Foundation.
  • Provide backup to clerical staff for tasks such as answering phones, assisting with registration and permitting on recreation related matters.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate orally with staff, members of the public from all age groups, city departments and city commission; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, members of the public and commission members
  • Knowledge of sports and recreational activities.
  • Ability to coordinate, organize and to manage multiple tasks with conflicting deadlines.
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with staff, other departments, residents, and program participants.
  • Competency in using word-processing, spreadsheets, and graphics software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.

Supervisory Duties and Responsibilities

  • May provide direction to temporary, program and seasonal employees within the Department.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in an office setting and frequently outdoors.

While performing duties of this job, the employee is sometimes required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Occasionally this employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with arms and hands.  Frequently this employee must talk or hear.

In addition, this employee must frequently lift or move items that weigh up to 10 pounds, sometimes lift or move items that weigh 11 to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift or move items weighing 26 to 50 pounds.

Vision Requirements

  • Close Vision
  • Distance Vision
  • Color Vision
  • Depth perception
  • Ability to adjust focus

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is sometimes exposed to wet, humid conditions.  Frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions; and extreme heat or cold during outdoor activities.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Desired Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in recreation, park management, urban planning, public administration, business administration, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in recreation or related field.
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered.

Special Requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license or have the ability to obtain on upon hire.
  • Ability to work irregular hours which include evenings and weekends.

Tools and Equipment Used

  • This position uses standard office equipment and basic computer software programs.
  • Should have basic knowledge of tools and equipment used by the department.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:  This is a full-time position.  Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  Evening, week-end or hours adjustments may be required as job duties demand.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Application will be accepted until: August 7th, 2020

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