Recreation Manager Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general direction of the Parks and Recreation Director performs administrative and professional work in directing and managing the overall operations, facilities and programs of the Recreation Division involving the auditorium, recreation centers, aquatics, athletics, tennis, special events, maintenance and accounting. Supervision is exercised over Recreation Superintendents. Performs other work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Plans, organizes and directs a broad program of public recreation activities and the operation and use of recreational facilities.

Prepares and administers general fund budgets for Recreation Division facilities and programs. Monitors budget expenditures and revenue collection in all areas.

Performs public relations duties and services as technical advisor to citizens, boards, commissions and other departments and organizations.

Directs the marketing of the recreation operation, programs and facilities through attractive publications, web sites, press releases and social networking.

Determines present and future programs and facility needs, as well as goals and objects for the Recreation division.

Investigates and responds to inquiries and complaints relating to citizen use of recreation programs and facilities.

Directs the research, analysis and preparation of special reports, studies and surveys.

Recommends recreation services policies and procedures, programs and fees.

Supervises and manages subordinate personnel. Establishes performance measures for subordinantes and evaluates performance against these standards or measures.

Stay abreast of new trends in the field of parks and recreation.

Assist in the design, layout and installation of parks and recreation facilities and equipment, review request for proposals and bidding contracts; oversee and monitor construction; ensure compliance with grant requirements and appropriate contract and laws. Provide input on grant submittals, proposals and applications.

Maintain safety inspections and exercise administrative oversight of division facilities, equipment and repairs to ensure security, safety, inventory controls and ensure facilities are maintained in a sanitary and attractive condition.

REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Completion of a Bachelor Degree in Recreation Administration or related field and five years of progressively responsible management/supervisory experience in a public recreation agency or any equivalent combination of acceptable training, education, and experience in the field of Parks and Recreation with at least five years of progressively responsible management/supervisory experience. Must have a valid State of Florida Driver License. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida driver’s license within 10 days of employment.

B.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public recreation.

Knowledge of recreation facilities, operations, maintenance and equipment.

Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes and ordinances regulating pubic recreational facilities.

Knowledge of promotional and public relations techniques.

Knowledge of current management methods and practices.

Ability to inspect, monitor and administer Parks and Recreation projects.

Ability to manage and supervise a wide range of subordinate personnel.

Ability to plan, delegate, coordinate, direct and evaluate the work of subordinates.

Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing.

Skills in budgetary practices and procedures.

Ability to research, analyze and develop long-range planning techniques, policies and procedures service delivery methods for recreation facilities and programs.

Knowledge and skills in use of personal computer and various applications, programs, recreation software and the Internet.

Ability to conduct and maintain effective public relations with the public, city boards, groups and organizations and other city departments and to handle conflicting requests for service in a diplomatic manner.

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to communicate in English clearly, both orally and in writing.

Ability to sit for long periods of time not to exceed eight (8) hours in one day.

Ability to read and understand complicated reports.

Ability to use hands, wrists and fingers.

Ability to write reports that are legible and understood by others.

Ability to walk, stand, reach, kneel, stoop and lift throughout the working day and participate in activities that requires physical dexterity.

Ability to drive to recreation sites throughout the day.

Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.

Ability to work at various hours of the day and night to attend departmental programs and meetings and occasional problems.


THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION.  WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revised - 3/22/13