Athens, Georgia offers nationally recognized quality of life, state of the art educational opportunities, endless outdoor recreation, arts, music, and food. It is a progressive, vibrant community in the heart of sunny northeast Georgia just 65 miles from the city of Atlanta.
The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County serves a population of over 116,000 people and provides a wide array of services to the community from public safety and public utilities to parks and recreation, planning, waste removal and recycling, and so much more through over 30 Departments of government.
We hope you will take time to explore this opportunity to join a highly professional local government organization. If this opportunity is for you, we invite you to apply, or to pass this information on to others who might find interest in meaningful public service and a chance to make a difference in our community.
Accepting applications until 2/28/19.
To view the full job description and apply online, please visit www.accgov.com/jobs.
Purpose of Job
The purpose of this job is to manage and evaluate staff, programs, finances, services and operations as assigned within the Leisure Services Department. Under limited direction, guides self and/or leads staff in the development, implementation, management and evaluation of programs, operations and functions. Contributes to the Leisure Services Department management team through leadership, management, administration, planning and project delivery. Performs additional tasks as assigned.
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Supervises and evaluates assigned staff, and provides operations management of assigned facilities. Recruits staff and recommends for hire; handles employee concerns, directs work assignments, counsels and disciplines employees when necessary, and completes employee performance appraisals.
Assists with new employee orientation, ongoing training and professional development of assigned staff.
Observes and reviews operations, staffing levels, programs, etc. for optimum efficiency and effectiveness, and reports recommended changes when needed. Attends various work unit programs to evaluate and support programs.
Assists with department-wide special event planning and execution. Attends special events as assigned.
Coordinates the collection of data and analyzes it to assess programs, services and operations. Develops performance goals and measures with and for work unitts. Provides necessary reports to the Director or designee.
Prepares and implements short and long term goals and objectives.
Develops operating and capital improvement budgets including a five-year plan; manages expenditures and revenues of assigned cost center budgets. Trains staff on budget operations and supervises all expenditures and revenues within assigned cost centers.
Administers and manages the planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating of projects, programs and activities.
Negotiates, drafts, reviews, and recommends contracts and agreements.
Serves as liaison to other government, non-profit, private and/or special interest groups or members of the public as assigned; provides technical expertise, and professional assistance/participation.
Researches, plans, evaluates, and analyzes appropriate technological development and its impact on operations.
Enforces department/government policies, procedures, rules, regulations and ordinances; keeps staff informed of appropriate departmental/governmental changes in a timely fashion.
Researches, writes, manages and administers donations and grants for program and facility enhancements in conjunction with the Development and Outreach Coordinator.
Coordinates with other divisions and departments the planning, organizing, and implementation of shared programs and services.
Prepares Department for agency accreditation and ensures its continued future accreditation.
Shares after-hours emergency duty coverage with Division staff. Responds directly to emergency after-hours calls from supervisor.
Writes, revises and/or reviews Department and/or Division policies as needed and directed.
Writes agenda reports as assigned, prepares and presents materials to Mayor and Commission as required.
Performs special projects and duties as assigned by Department Director.
Works with assigned staff to develop and periodically update Department programming plan covering current year and 3-5 years, including programming philosophy, activity selection, type and scope of programs, and outreach initiatives.
Works with staff to develop specific and measurable program objectives and performance measurements for programs and services of respective Division.
Develops systematic processes for program and services evaluation; analyzes and uses data to consistently improve program and service quality for respective Division.
Stays current with appropriate trends, and periodically assesses linkage to department's programming goals and objectives.
Performs other duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in a related field with five years of related experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Must possess three years supervisory experience in a related field.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must have a minimum of three years full-time programming experience in the respective area of program delivery.
About Unified Government of Athens Clarke County
The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia serves a population of over 116,000 people and provides a wide array of services to the community from public safety and public utilities to parks and recreation, planning, waste removal and recycling, and so much more through over 30 Departments of government.We hope you will take time to explore this opportunity to join a highly professional local government organization and a progressive, vibrant community in the heart of sunny northeast Georgia just 65 miles from the city of Atlanta. Athens offers nationally recognized quality of life, state of the art educational opportunities, endless outdoor recreation, arts, music, and food. If this opportunity is for you, we invite you to apply, or to pass on this information to others who might find meaningful public service and a chance to make a difference in our community of interest.
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