Deputy Director, Parks and Recreation


Director, Parks and Recreation (77)


Parks and Recreation Services


Parks and Rec Administration 5010









JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Directs, manages, supervises and coordinates the operation, programming and maintenance of the Soccer Complex, Golf Courses, Farmers' Market, Aquatics and Community Center facilities including cultural, athletic and aquatics programming development and implementation. Provides coordination of assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director, Parks and Recreation.


Directs and manages assigned services and activities of the Parks and Recreation Department which includes the Soccer Complex, Golf Courses, Farmers' Market, Community Centers and Aquatics. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.

Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned Divisions and programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures.

Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures in each Division; recommends within department policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.

Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for the assigned staff; assigns work activities, projects and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.

Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the division's annual budget to include revenue producing programs and opportunities; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments.

Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommends modifications to the programs, policies and procedures as appropriate.

Assists the Director, Parks and Recreation in the development and administration of department's operating budget; Capital Improvement Program, long range planning goals and objectives, policies and procedures.

Serves as principal advisor to the Director, Parks and Recreation on all department matters. Supports the Director in undertaking special assignments on matters of specific interest/concern. Acts as Director, Parks and Recreation in the absence of Director.

Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of recreational services program development and implementation.

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 organization with which 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.



Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or a related field of study, or an equivalent combination of formal education and experience required.

Must possess a valid state driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record.


Five years of increasingly responsible recreation services program development experience, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.


Organizational skills.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Supervisory skills.

Project management skills.

Group presentation skills.

Attention to detail.

Basic math and accounting skills.

Budget-related skills.

Analytical skills.


Ability to work in an environment with many distractions and interruptions.

Ability to access the situation and make recommendations.

Ability to exhibit diplomacy and judgment when dealing with City employees and the general public.

Ability to exhibit abstract and logical reasoning.

Carry out assignments through oral and written instructions.

Ability to train and guide others.

Ability to recognize and comprehend confidential information.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to compute basic math and apply basic accounting procedures.

Ability to negotiate contracts and operating agreements.

Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Ability to research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.

Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.


Ability to make and receive phone calls.

Ability to speak to an individual or a group for an extended period of time.

Ability to operate office equipment such as copy machine, calculator, fax machine, typewriter and personal computer.

Ability to operate City vehicles.

Ability to lift 20 pounds and transport 20 feet.

Mobility to visit/tour City facilities, public and private buildings.

Ability to stand, lift, bend, push, pull, and walk in order to inspect and monitor all facilities.



Manager, Soccer Complex Operations.

Manager, Golf & Grounds.

Recreation Supervisor, Farmers' Market.

Manager, Community Center.

Recreation Supervisor, Aquatics.

Customer Service Representative.

Customer Service Representative, Sr.


Administrative Clerk (PT).

Seasonal & Part-time personnel (approximately 300).

Recreation Supervisor (Marketing & Farmer's Market).

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.