Director, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts

City of Hollywood, FL - Hollywood, FL4.0

Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, performs responsible professional and administrative work in managing the Cultural Affairs and Recreational Services Department. Develops and directs cultural affairs, recreation and athletic programs, City-wide public relations and promotions, oversees operation of three (3) municipal golf courses, and the Recreation and Parks area Facilities, and coordinates special events involving cultural entertainment and programs. The employee supervises subordinate personnel. Work involves the exercise of considerable independent judgment, and is reviewed through conferences and written reports for adherence to adopted policies.

Establishes and maintains cultural programming through regular performances and special events; oversees contract compliance and operations of City's three (3) municipal golf courses.

Plans, directs, and supervises the activities of the municipal recreation program and parks facilities; develops and implements departmental operating policies and procedures; establishes program goals and objectives, develops strategies and evaluates operational effectiveness.

Prepares and administers departmental budget, controls expenditures in accordance with budget appropriations; evaluates needs and recommends staffing levels, materials, equipment, and capital improvements.

Surveys all program development through community and staff input; confers with appropriate individuals concerning facility and program scheduling; schedules all long range and immediate plans for expansion; serves as liaison with public; establishes and works with special event committees to coordinate community events.

Prepares publicity on City-wide events and activities; attends community meetings and coordinates with the public in providing programs to meet the needs of citizens.

Supervises the maintenance of systematic, accurate and complete records of the department's activities and services, personnel and property; reviews and verifies requisitions and work orders; prepares departmental payroll.

Plans, assigns, supervise, and evaluates the work of staff; oversees the hiring of new employees.

Establishes and maintains cooperative planning and working relationships with national, state, city officials and other local community agencies.

Reviews, inspects, and researches equipment for departmental and program operations; inspects facilities.

Oversees the City's grant administration for the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts.

Prepares agenda items for meetings including community meetings, City Commission pre-meetings and meetings, and meetings with the City Manager.

Serves as a member of the City Manager's Executive Management Team; reviewing and/or providing input and recommendations for collective bargaining proposals.

Effectively and positively represents the City in delivering and performing work with colleagues and clients, irrespective of gender, race, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, or sexual orientation.

Establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors and managers.

The Requirements
Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Marketing, Public Administration or related field from an accredited college or university; a Master's Degree or additional graduate level courses in public administration or related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in developing and implementing community wide leisure service programs, two (2) years of which must have been at the supervisory level.

Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements.

Certified Parks and Recreation Professional
The Examination
Required Education and Background Information: Look over the announcement carefully to determine your eligibility. Please note minimum education and experience requirements. Closed competitive positions are open only to employees while open competitive positions are open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications for the position. Evidence of GED test score is required if submitted for high school diploma. Applicants are responsible for clearly documenting work experience and/or providing all relevant information at the time of application. Additional information will not be accepted after the announcement closing date

Examination: Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: written examination, performance examination, education and experience evaluation, oral examination and/or other job related examinations.

You will be notified of the time and place of your examination when you file or later by mail. A passing grade is required on each part of the process. Repeated participation in any examination for which the same test is used is limited to once every 6 months. Your examination results will be sent by email as soon as possible after the grading is completed.

Final passing grades are used to determine a candidate's position on the eligibility list of successful candidates. Departments fill vacancies from this list. The top three names are considered for each vacancy unless otherwise modified. Those not appointed are returned to the eligibility list for further consideration in accordance with the Civil Service Ordinance. Your name will remain on a register for one year for open competitive examinations and two years for closed competitive except where labor contract conflicts.

Your name may be removed from an eligibility list prior to one year according to Hollywood's Civil Service Ordinance or labor contracts. Your eligibility may be cancelled if you refuse a position or if you are not available for work. You are responsible for notifying the Employment Office, in writing, of any change in your address or telephone number.

Special Accommodation and Communication Needs: The City of Hollywood provides necessary reasonable accommodation in the examination process upon request to persons with disabilities. Such requests must be made PRIOR to any scheduled examination.

Veteran's Preference: An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statues.

Additional Information
All successful applicants will be required to pass an extensive background which may include criminal history searches, driving history checks, credit report, courthouse searches, education verification, employment verification, professional license verification, or other search methods as deemed necessary for the position. In addition, the applicant will be required to undergo a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment.

Employment of Relatives: The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees. Effective January 28, 2008, a relative may only be hired under the following additional conditions:

The relative must have competed in an appropriate examination process as determined by Human Resources and be placed on a civil service eligibility list;
The relative must be among the top three ranked candidates available on the certified eligibility list unless expanded by the Civil Service Board;
The Department or Office Director and the Director, Human Resources must demonstrate that it is in the best interests of the City of Hollywood to hire the relative of a public officer or employee.

As of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last year prior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216.

The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.