This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position which includes a full range of benefits including Paid Time Off, Extended Medical Leave, Holidays, Employee health, dental, life, disability, retirement and tuition assistance programs.This is an appointive position and is not covered by the County Merit System.*The St. Charles County Charter requires that within one hundred twenty (120) days of appointment, each department head shall be a resident of St. Charles County.
The purpose of this position is to manage all aspects of the Parks and Recreation Department. The position also involves specific functional responsibility for all planning activities for the Department including development/management of properties, and oversight of open, operating parks. Works closely with citizens, Parks and Recreation’s Advisory Board, and the County Executive to develop primarily an open space recreation system which provides self-directed experiences in a natural setting. Oversees internal park Master Plan development using sound environmental principles for presentation to administration, Council, and public groups. Implements park development projects through engineering/architectural firms. Develops and maintains working relationships with local municipal parks and recreation agencies; local, state and federal governmental agencies; and private and public organizations to facilitate potential partnerships. Develops working relationships with the public to keep them informed as to new park acquisition, development projects, and opportunities for public involvement. Develops and monitors the capital and operational budgets. Participates in the development, implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of departmental policies, procedures, work methods, etc. Leads development of business plans and programs that support the Parks mission, and drive attendance at and awareness of the system. Develops park maintenance and management plans, including requests for proposals, negotiation of contracts and evaluation of contractors. Develops revenue and expenditure projections for program proposals.
Candidates must have experience in setting goals and performance targets, identifying appropriate metrics for measuring performance, and managing a team to successfully achieve goals. Customer service orientation, focus on employee development and emphasis on continuous improvement is required.
TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted only through our Self-Service Website at http://hr.sccmo.org/hr. We do not accept faxed, e-mailed or print applications. For your convenience, if needed, terminals are available on site at the HR Dept., 201 N. Second St., Room 519, St. Charles, MO 63301 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis until the position is filled or a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied.
St. Charles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. St. Charles County is a drug and alcohol free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions.
Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or a closely related field. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) accreditation preferred. Five years of administrative experience with progressively increasing job responsibilities, including five years’ experience as a Director or major Division Manager. A combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. A thorough knowledge of public park and recreation administration, including principles of organization, accounting and budget preparation. Must possess outstanding leadership, business and communication skills with the ability to communicate the vision of the St. Charles County Park System.
St. Charles County is the third largest county in the state in both population and economy, and is one of the top 25 counties in the nation for high-tech job growth.
St. Charles County’s total economic share also ranks us third in the state of Missouri – 6.76 percent as of 2015. With a population of 385,840, our county makes up 6.34 percent of the state’s population of 6.083 million. That m...eans we are contributing more per person toward our economic share. St. Charles County is clearly a significant part of the “economic engine” in both the metro area and the state, and County Government plays a huge role in providing the services that keep our population and jobs here.
Being fiscally conservative and maximizing material and human resources to provide our services is at the heart of County Government. Since 2004, we have added only 88 employees, even though our population has grown by more than 67,000 residents. If we had expanded County Government as fast as the county grew, we would have added 214 new employees over the last 12 years. With little growth of County Government and significant growth of the county as a whole, we have achieved an amazing number of accomplishments thanks to the efforts of our staff, directors and the community.