Pay Range 25 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$37.5162$56.2742
Hourly (42 hrs.)$35.7297$53.5945
Hourly (56 hrs.)$26.7973$40.1959

Director of Parks & Recreation

Range: $78,033.63 - $117,050.43 (25)
Position Number: 4591

JOB TITLE:  DIRECTOR OF PARKS & RECREATION                             
JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for the management and oversight of all department operations.
Directs and supervises all department personnel and resources; assigns, supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and promotes personnel.
Monitors and reviews daily operations to assure conformity with department goals and community interests.
Develops long and short term plans through evaluation of existing facilities and program needs.
Develops the annual operating and capital budgets; oversees the administration of the budget.
Represents the department at and city government at public and private events.
Maintains and promotes communication within the department through meetings and other contacts.
Oversees the maintenance of all department records.
Formulates and implements policies, procedures, contracts, agreements, and directives.
Develops grant proposals, oversees grant administration.
Provides leadership and direction for the Recreation Commission, Appearance Commission, Wedgwood Advisory Committee, Rose Garden Board of Directors, and North Carolina Baseball Museum Board of Directors.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the accepted practices employed in municipal government parks and recreation programs.
Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Skill in the operation of computers and other standard office equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in public speaking and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The City Manager or Deputy City Manager assign work in terms of department goals and objectives.  The work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include city and department standard operating procedures, grant regulations, ADA regulations, Parks and Recreation Policy Manual, National Recreation and Park Association guidelines, and relevant city, state, and federal codes, laws, and regulations.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.  This position develops department guidelines.  
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied administrative and technical duties.  The necessity of responding to unforeseen and immediate concerns contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to manage the operations of the parks and recreation department.  Successful performance helps ensure the effective operation of the department and the provision of leisure services to the city. 
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, elected officials, vendors, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate personnel, and negotiate or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, and occasionally in cold or inclement weather. 
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  The position has direct supervision over Assistant Director (1), Golf Course Manager (1), Administrative Assistant (1). 
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.