CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT:
Provides professional staff assistance to the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Mayor, City Council, and departments on a variety of tasks. Directly oversees Parks Services and Recreation Services Departments. Directly oversees the operations of the City's Convention Center and hotel. Represents the City on the VisitOP board. Conducts broad organizational analysis and prepares reports on a range of municipal policies, procedures, and services. Participates in management team for internal operating policies, budget development, and financial direction of the City. Responds to citizen complaints/requests for service. Coordinates special projects/initiatives as assigned. Represents City Manager in his/her absence.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as a member of the city's senior management team.
Directly oversees the operations of the Parks Services Department and Recreation Services Department.
Serves as project leader for organizational projects, reviews of various issues, special events, and other projects as assigned.
Investigates, interprets, analyzes and prepares recommendations in relation to proposals for new programs, services and equipment, and other issues, policies, or proposals. Conducts surveys and prepares proposals. Prepares comparative analysis when appropriate.
Coordinates internal sustainability/environmental workgroup.
Coordinates multiple department activities in large City events and operations.
Provides assistance to Department heads as needed.
Manages operations at and administers the operating agreement with the Overland Park Convention Center. Monitors operations of the Overland Park Convention Center.
Provides staff support to the Overland Park Development Corporation. Serves as an authorized representative for the Corporation. Manages operations of the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel.
Coordinates the City's performance measurement program.
Assists in the coordination, preparation, analysis, and implementation of the annual operating and capital budget.
Investigates complaints and requests for services, and confers with members of the public to explain policies and programs. Contacts citizen or complainant to comprehend the situation. Contacts appropriate staff members as necessary.
Represents Mayor, City Council, and City Manager at meetings, functions, community events and various governmental, professional and civic organizations, acts as representative to the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Assists with management of contract with VisitOP for delivery of convention and tourism services to City. Serves as ex officio member of the VisitOP board of directors.
Oversees allocation and distribution of Special Alcohol Control Funds for Drug and Alcoholism Council.
Acts as the designated hearing officer for appeals relative to the enforcement of Chapter 7.04.190 of the Overland Park Municipal Code.
Serves as a member of City Emergency Management Committee. Assists in emergency operations as required.
The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organizations with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration or closely related field. Master's degree in Public Administration preferable.
Minimum of five years general governmental experience in various aspects of municipal operations, at the department or city manager's office level.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships.
Ability to lead and manage teams.
Budget development and execution.
Basic math and accounting concepts.
Ability to read and comprehend city, state and federal regulations.
Ability to analyze complex problems and recommend possible solutions.
Ability to speak before the public.
Ability to recognize and protect confidential information.
Ability to work on several projects at once.
Diplomacy and judgment.
Good listening skills.
Travel outside of office locally and out of state.
Sit for extended periods of time.
Use of phone.
Data entry on keyboard.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect)
Director, Park Services.
Director, Recreation Services.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.