Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; handles employee concerns and problems; directs work; counsels and disciplines staff; completes employee performance appraisals; recruits, appoints, and trains staff. Conducts staff meetings and in-service training.
Directs and manages the Parks and Recreation Services department programs, facilities, and grounds. Formulates department policies and procedures
Monitors the maintenance of neighborhood parks, playgrounds, and recreation buildings; manages and coordinates preparation of athletic fields and facilities and litter pick-up for events and activities. Prepares and submits requests for repair and maintenance services to the Real Estate Services Department as needed
Develops and coordinates programs and works with appropriate City departments to design and develop plans for buildings, grounds, playgrounds, pools, athletic and multi-purpose facilities. Monitors the condition of facilities, parks, playgrounds and buildings and submits requests for services as appropriate to the Real Estate Services Department.
Promotes open and effective communication with employees, community leaders, and the public.
Plans and prepares Parks and Recreation Services department revenue and budget estimates; approves department purchases; approves all recreation programs, athletics, activities, and services offered through the department.
Prepares, manages and monitors grants and contracts that expand and enhance the delivery of quality recreation programs and services.
Plans and monitors department goals, objectives performance outcomes and the quality of service delivery. Assesses programs, policies and operational needs and makes appropriate adjustments as required; prepares strategic business and work plans to meet diverse customer needs and City and department priorities.
Attends athletic games, recreational activities, and special events.
Monitors facilities, programs and services to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations, codes and/or standards as well as City and department policies and procedures.
Maintains records and prepares regular special reports.
Collaborates and builds strong partnerships with community organizations, human services agencies, recreation and sport leagues, neighborhood groups and other City departments.
Participates on boards, commissions and committees as required; and prepares and presents presentations, staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Develops and implements community outreach, marketing and promotional plans in cooperation with the Public Communications Office.
Promotes activities throughout the city, on the government channel, local media, and City web site.
Manages transportation scheduling and vehicle use to provide services
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's Degree in Recreation Administration or Public Administration (Master's Degree preferred); with five years progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in community recreation; recreation administration; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must possess a valid driver's license. Park and Recreation certification desired.
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The City of Savannah, Georgia, located along the southeast coast of Georgia, has been referred to by many as the “Jewel of the South”. America’s first planned city and founding site of the state of Georgia, Savannah has developed a cosmopolitan mixture of the old world and the new – a mix that has captured the hearts of its 142,772 residents and millions of visitors. Behind Savannah’s historic facade are vibrant, forward-thinking residents, a progressive government, and an innovative business community. The City of Savannah has over 2,500 employees. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to serve as your foundation for good health, peace of mind and financial security.