Assistant Director of Parks & Facilities
- Posted: over a month ago
Imagine if you were given an opportunity to connect with others who want to keep our community the most livable, beautiful and safe it can possibly be. If you are interested in the betterment of our Parks & Facilities in Hutchinson, you may be a great addition to our team. Make a difference with the City of Hutchinson!
The Assistant Director of Parks & Facilities position performs highly responsible managerial, administrative and professional work providing assistance to the Director of Parks and Facilities in planning, organizing and directing a comprehensive parks and facilities program and service delivery system. The employee works with considerable independent judgment in planning and designing new projects and programs, interpreting rules and procedures, developing budgetary controls and recommendations, and in formulating operational recommendations to the Director. The Assistant Director will research, implement, and maintain all necessary tools and strategies to transition the department into a data driven organization. Work is subject to review through conferences and written reports for attainment of desired management objectives and conformity with established policies and procedures. This position assists with daily operations and directs daily administrative duties within the department.
A Day in the Life:
- Assists in oversight of professional staff in the administration of general parks maintenance and facility services; Establishes and monitors management controls for administration and fiscal procedures; Promotes, organizes and stimulates good public relations within the community and special interest groups; Provides oversight in the development and monitoring of the department budget; Directly supervises full time and part time administrative staff; Directly supervisors Memorial Hall staff, facility rental contracts and events; Coordinates all special events that utilize city parks or other city owned property; Assumes Director's responsibilities in his/her absence.
- Analyzes diverse divisional programs and makes recommendations to set and adjust priorities and policies; Manages and monitors a variety of operations to ensure success and implementation of City and departmental objectives; Monitors and reviews jobs in progress and provides direction and assistance with operational problem solving; Conducts long- and short-range studies to analyze community park needs and adequacy of present services, and implements the goals and objectives with result.
- Develops systems and programs to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and works cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service; Formulates and administers annual division budgets and represents divisions in budget hearings; Assists the Parks & Facilities Director and division supervisors in selecting, training, evaluating, disciplining, and terminating personnel; Coordinates divisional activities by receiving, prioritizing and assigning job requests; Delegates programmatic responsibilities and authority to the appropriate staff personnel.
- Responsible for compliance with all City/Department policies and labor contracts; Responsible for negotiating and making recommendations for the terms of outside contractual services and agreements, and enforcing the provisions thereof; Writes grant applications to secure supplementary funds from outside resources for special division projects, and ensures that such funds are properly administered; Keeps abreast of new developments, research, and legislation affecting divisional operations and concerns; Participates as an active member of the Department management team.
What You Will Need to be Successful:
Education: A Bachelor's degree Park Management, Recreation Administration, Natural Resource Management, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Management, or a related field is preferred.
Experience: Four or more years of supervisor or project management experience is required. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six months to one year of employment.
Certifications/License: Must possess a valid Kansas Driver's License
The City of Hutchinson employs over 400 employees that serve our community every day. City employees make Hutchinson a great place to live, work, and play. We take pride in our work, and it shows. Come be a part of a workforce that makes a difference! We're always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team.
City of Hutchinson is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
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