Why work for the Town of Erie? The reasons people call Colorado home often include a passion for the outdoors, a diverse and dynamic community and the contemporary pace to life that appeals to all ages! As you'll soon discover, the Town of Erie offers the best of all of these and without a doubt is one of the top places to consider when making your next career move. With majestic mountain views and progressive civic vision, we provide a genuine small-town feel with modern amenities. Our residents enjoy a high quality of life. It is our employees who have been instrumental in creating what Erie is today and continue to shape what it will be in the future. The Town of Erie is an organization that has established an outstanding reputation for quality and excellent customer service. Each individual employee contribution is what makes that possible. We invite you to join our team today!
What you will be doing Under broad policy guidance and direction of the Deputy Town Administrator, directs and coordinates the recreation and park functions of the Parks and Recreation Department, including parks, open space, trails and a full compliment of recreation activities and a community center. The Director oversees personnel, facilities and the associated budget of the Department by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate division managers.
Examples of Essential Duties and Responsibilities The below list is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all encompassing. The town may change these duties at any time.
Develops, plans, and implements department goals and objectives; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
Plans, organizes, and directs, the recreational and park activities of the Town including the development of new programs; design, management, construction, and repair of municipal facilities; maintenance of parks, open space, ball fields, trails and community buildings, including the Erie Community Center.
Serves as technical advisor to the Deputy Town Administrator and as a recreation consultant to the community.
Coordinates the preparation of grant applications with other departments; manages and prepares periodic reports for grants as necessary.
Responsible for the development and management of the department's annual operating budget and capital improvement budget ensuring that year-to-date expenditures stay within appropriated limits. Directs the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements midyear adjustments.
Manages the community center, parks and recreation programming.
Directs, oversees, and participates in the development of staff and relationships with outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the Deputy Town Administrator and Board of Trustees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Evaluates effectiveness of recreation areas, facilities, and services; evaluate and recommend fees and charges. Studies local conditions and develops immediate and long range plans to meet recreational needs of all age groups.
Oversee acquisition, planning, construction, and maintenance of recreation facilities, parks and other municipal facilities.
Designs recreation facilities, parks and other municipal facilities as necessary.
Interprets recreation programs to public and maintains cooperative planning and working relationships with allied public and voluntary agencies. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
Provides a safe work environment to ensure the safety of staff and members of the public.
May be required to attend meetings on evenings and/or occasional weekends.
Maintains the highest ethical standards according to the requirements of his/her professional association and standards adopted by the Town of Erie.
Reviews and recommends activities of outside consultants.
Allocates available resources to maintain effective and efficient operations; establishes work priorities and schedules; supervises work directly or through Division Heads; establishes and approves work methods and procedures; maintains records of work performed.
Directs related administrative activities including budget preparation and execution, purchasing, personnel selection, reports, employee training, and correspondence in administration of projects.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Town's Personnel Policies and procedures and applicable laws.
Conducts departmental employee hiring, suspension and termination authority, subject to Personnel Policies and procedures.
Is responsible for regularly scheduled performance evaluations.
Coordinates special events and activities in the Town.
Work cooperatively with other departments and serve as support for other departments as necessary.
Performs related work as required and assigned.
Education & Experience
Seven years experience in the operation, management and programming of a full service Parks and Recreation organization including managing recreational centers and/or parks.
A combination of education and experience may be considered.
Certificates, Licenses & Registrations
Valid Colorado Driver's License and satisfactory driving record
Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) or high-level parks related certification preferred
Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices applied in the operation and maintenance of a full service recreation center and other recreational facilities.
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation programming and community based recreation to a growing and diverse public
Extensive knowledge of the procedures, equipment and materials required to maintain and repair public parks, landscape areas, other public spaces, and the associated infrastructure.
General knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision, administration and budgeting; ability to effectively apply same to the planning and direction of personnel and material resources.
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings.
Ability to evaluate and direct the work of others.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, fellow workers, superiors, Town officials, outside agencies' personnel, and the general public; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with same.
Ability to establish and maintain favorable public relations.
Ability to organize, manage, direct, and coordinate the activities of several divisions including technical and professional personnel, in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to express ideas on administrative and technical subjects clearly and concisely, orally, and in writing.
Thorough knowledge of typical codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards governing public facilities construction, maintenance and repair.
Ability to analyze and modify or apply new developments in the field of parks and recreation.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
Ability to write memoranda, letters and reports that can be understood by both technical and non-technical individuals.
Ability to effectively present information to Deputy Town Administrator, the Mayor and Board of Trustees, public groups, and/or other public bodies, businesses, and regulatory agencies.
Ability to develop and manage operating and capital budgets.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret and extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Skill and experience in computer budgeting, word processing, spread sheet and data base desired.
Town of Erie Benefits The Town of Erie offers a comprehensive benefit package and pays a major portion of the employee premium to make these benefits more affordable for you. Coverage of these benefits begin the 1st of the month following date of hire for benefited employees working 30 hours per week. Each year you will have the option of changing your elections through open enrollment. Designated full time employees are eligible for the following benefits:
Life & AD&D
Voluntary Life & AD&D
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Time Off & Holiday Pay
Free membership to the Erie Community Center
Internal Number: 201900036
About Town of Erie
Located along the Colorado Front Range, the Town of Erie is a rapidly growing community of 21,000 people located between Denver and Boulder. Erie residents experience an outstanding quality of life, above average household income, excellent educational system and abundant indoor and outdoor recreation amenities and programs. Erie Parks & Recreation is a Nationally Accredited (CAPRA) agency and a 2013 National Gold Medal Recipient for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.