CH2M Director Recreation & Parks, Tucker, GA in Tucker, Georgia
A newly incorporated city government is seeking an individual who has a tremendous passion and love for recreational programming, parks and open space with the ability to inspire a shared vision working collaboratively with an active and involved community.
A newly incorporated city government is seeking an individual who has a tremendous passion and love for recreational programming, parks and open space with the ability to inspire a shared vision working collaboratively with an active and involved community. The selected candidate will also be a charismatic leader with a customer-service orientation and have a proven track record of effectively managing programs, budgets and staff.
This position will provide direction and operational management of the recreation and parks system to include planning and organizing workflow, initiating and implementing operating policies and procedures, personnel and budget management, project planning, scheduling and management, and record maintenance while maintaining confidentiality of all privileged information.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: · Develops strategic plan for parks and recreation. Establishes, implements, and communicates goals, objectives, policies and procedures in accordance with strategic plan. · Supervises personnel including work allocation and prioritization, training, performance evaluation and management; motivates employees to achieve high performance, creates and fosters a team-oriented and collaborative work environment. · Directs the development and execution of the strategic operating goals and objectives; oversees the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of programs, policies, procedures, goals, budgets, systems and processes. · Assists with the development and expansion of programs, facilities, parks and open space. · Plans and administers the annual budget, oversees capital expenditures and authorizes expenditures in accordance with budget. · Prepares designs and 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 park needs, uses and designs. · Plans, develops and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the parks and recreation division. · Oversees the coordination and organization of special promotional activities for the recreation division. · Identifies needs for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects based on citizen input and Parks Master Plan. Prepares CIP project plans designs, and specification. Oversees the design, development, and installation of CIP projects improvements, renovations, and repairs. May function as Project Manager in directing a wide range of park construction, maintenance, and improvement projects. · Coordinates and cooperates with other City departments and divisions regarding operational needs, special projects, and emergency conditions. · Leads the City’s effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues and goals that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of actions; implementing directives. · 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. · Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
The minimum qualifications for this position are:· Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Park Planning and Design, Natural Resources, Public or Business Administration or related field; or 15 years in a municipality role in lieu of degree. · Ten years of experience in organized Parks, Recreation and one or more years of experience in Natural Resources based programs in a highly responsible supervisory and/or administrative capacity. · Eight years’ experience in supervisory or management of recreational facilities and programs or public parks or private sector grounds maintenance or any combination. · Must possess or have ability to obtain within thirty days of employment and must maintain Community CPR, First Aid and AED certifications. · Experience with budgeting, cost estimating and fiscal management principles and procedures. · Valid Driver’s License with no major infractions.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:· Master’s Degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Park Planning and Design, Public or Business Administration or related field. · Experience in both Parks and Recreation related positions. · Playground Safety Inspector through the National Recreation and Parks Association National Playground Safety Institute. · Certified Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) through the National Recreation and Parks Association. · Certified Professional Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Professional Recreation Executive (CPRE) through the National Recreation and Parks Association. · Public sector experience. · Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels. · Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. · Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and the ability to make effective presentations.
At CH2M, the greatest challenges provide the biggest rewards. Each day, your drive and creative ideas will be providing solutions that help build a better tomorrow. Whether it is the pride that comes with accomplishment, personal growth or making a difference in the world, you will discover true success in a career that brings out the best in you at CH2M. Developing People through Challenging Projects.
CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g. H1-B, etc.) for this position.
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