|DIR OF FAMILY, PKS & REC|
|Performs professional and managerial work directing the operations of the Parks and Special Facilities and Recreation Divisions. Work involves responsibility for the development and administration of community and youth programs and activities, including planning and design of parks and recreational facilities, the organization and direction of the Divisions' operations and the planning and development of expansion programs for full utilization of allotted land resources and facilities. Work is performed under the broad administrative direction of the Chief Administrative Officer and is reviewed for accomplishment of departmental objectives through reports and conferences.|
|Plans directs the development and administration of the City's parks and recreational facilities, projects, programs and activities.
Analyzes and recommends acquisition/development requirements to meet public recreational needs.
Establishes and implements operating policies and procedures; advises subordinates regarding difficult work problems in the development and installation of new procedures; establishes employee training programs.
Participates in the analysis of City fiscal policies regarding the Families, Parks & Recreation Department; interprets data, formulates recommendations for action by City Administrators; directs preparation and administration of department budgets.
Serves as technical advisor and represents the City on various boards.
Researches current trends and issues related to leisure services profession to include funding from state and federal sources; assists in preparation of grant applications when necessary.
Performs related work to facilitate the accomplishment of departmental goals and objectives.
|Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures relating to all aspects of parks and recreation administration.
Knowledge of laws, ordinances, principles, and methods of acquisition, development and design of public recreational facilities.
Knowledge of budget preparation and administration.
Ability to administer recreational programs in accordance with modern practices and standards.
Ability to plan, organize, supervise, and review work of managerial and professional employees.
Ability to analyze and interpret statistics, studies and surveys and make sound decisions regarding development and utilization of facilities, personnel, and equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City Officials, citizen and professional groups, news media, employees, and the general public.
Ability to effectively present programs and ideas orally and in writing to public groups and civic organizations.
|Bachelor's Degree in Business/Public Administration or related field and seven (7) years progressively responsible supervisory experience planning and directing community programs, public park and recreation activities or public assembly facilities; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Certification as a Professional Parks and Recreation Administrator by the Florida Recreation and Parks Association desired.|