The purpose of this class within the organization is to direct and manage the personnel and overall operation of the Recreation department.
This class works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.
This position is classified as Exempt for the purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties and Responsibilities:
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
Provides leadership, direction, and vision in the comprehensive delivery of excellent parks, facilities, and programs.
Assists the Director in the overall operations of the Department; supervises the Department in the absence of the Director.
Interacts with the public, seeks citizen input, assesses community needs, and responds to the requests, concerns, and compliments.
Executes, interprets, reviews, and develops Department policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; assists and recommends changes to the policies.
Coordinates with staff, other City Departments and leadership, outside agencies and partners, and the public in order to achieve Department's goals and objectives.
Supervises and provides direction/resources in the supervision of Department personnel including reviewing incidents, conducting investigations, counseling employees, and coordinating actions with direction of HR & Legal departments for employee discipline.
Assists in the preparation and implementation of annual operating and capital budgets; prepares and administers grants; ensures fiscally responsible practices are followed.
Promotes programs and activities to citizens and attends public meetings to speak on behalf of the department as requested.
Performs other work as assigned.
Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of mechanical or electronic office machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Parks and Recreation or closely related field.
Requires four (4) years of administrative/managerial level work in the Parks and Recreation field.
Ability to coordinate a comprehensive recreation and park system, managing and operating community parks and public facilities.
Considerable knowledge in the design and development of parks and recreation facilities and their related programs, including athletics, aquatics, cultural arts, historical preservation, outdoor recreation, environmental education, fitness/wellness, historical preservation, and youth development.
Special Certifications and Licenses:
Must possess a driver's license valid in the State of Tennessee.
Note: Some positions in this classification may require that candidates pass a Physical Ability Test designed to verify specific strength/endurance requirements.
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Murfreesboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City of Murfreesboro to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.