Brief Description of Duties:
Participates in recommending and formulating policies and strategies on programming, budgeting, procurement, accreditation and revenue maximization. Utilizes demonstrated leadership skills to provide managerial direction and guidance in support of the operation of the various programs within the agency.
Responsible for managing the daily operations as well as the long range planning of the Recreation Services Division, which includes all of the programs and services for the recreation centers, aquatic facilities, outdoor pools and green spaces that house environmental programs,
Manages the department's CAPRA accreditation and reaccreditation process, to include monitoring the Master plan and ensuring the department remains on target with implementing remediation.
Assures that the work assignments for subordinates are carried out in a timely and accurate manner, and in accordance with established policies and procedures; installation of management controls and reporting systems; development of work and production standards, and establishment of performance objectives.
Serves a key role in the development of the Department's annual budget. Keeps abreast of activities and problems connected with the agency's budget, community recreation, aquatics, and environmental programming
Participates in identifying long-range goals and program delivery objectives for inclusion in the Director's Annual Work Plans. Plans, develops and administers a program of operations and operating policies and procedures to implement the offices assigned functions.
Confers regularly with the leadership team and Director to keep apprised of new or changing policies, positions, requirements and special priority matters. Frequently deals with the Director, administrators, the D.C. Council, other departments and agencies of the District Government, Federal Government agencies, and community organizations.
Administers subdivisions by establishing program goals and objectives for subordinates, and meets frequently with the subordinate program managers to provide leadership and direction. Develops alternative approaches to solving and developing strategies for obtaining needed support from professionals, business and public groups outside of the Department.
Provides leadership and direction for the Department's on-going management and programs reforms.
This includes overseeing development of strategic and business plans and helping to establish departmental objectives.
Represents the Director at meetings, conferences and other forums with local stakeholders, the media, business and public interest groups; communicates the Director's position on matters relevant business matters, current needs and other departmental initiatives. Advises the Director on controversial issues and matters having policy and programmatic impacts.
Performs special assignments at the request of the Director. These special assignments are frequently of a highly confidential nature involving collaboration with officials of various D.C. government agencies, and necessitating considerable research and analysis.
Conducts special studies of extremely controversial or sensitive problems that have been identified personally or through other sources. These include changes in methods of staffing requirements necessary to effect improvements in program efficiency, effectiveness, and economy. Prepares report of findings and recommends alternative courses of action designed to resolve problems.
Manages, supervises and directs the day-to-day activities of senior managers. Evaluates the performance of subordinates, utilizing criteria, that measures program effectiveness, efficiency and utilization.
Manages and assigns duties and responsibilities; conducts performance ratings; formulates overall plans
for personnel; approves and disapproves leave requests; recommends selection, promotion, incentive recognition and corrective or adverse action; establishes work standards, and identifies developmental and training needs.
In the absence of the Director, is one of the Deputy Directors who may be designated to assume oversight responsibility for the Department. May be designated to serve or represent the Director on local and national boards requiring departmental representation.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Conditions of Employment
MSS At-Will Statement: Positions in the Management Supervisory Service (MSS) serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
Specialized Experience: Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) certification or the ability to obtain this certification within one year of hiring is strongly recommended.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree plus at least seven (7) years of extensive experience which developed and/or demonstrated managerial knowledge and understanding of the processes required for planning, directing, coordinating and administering parks and recreation programs, services, activities, and facilities; at least two (2) years of the experience must be in supervising subordinate supervisors.
Possession of a master's or equivalent degree OR2 full years of progressively higher graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.B. or J.D., if related; plus at least five (5) years of extensive experience which developed and/or demonstrated managerial knowledge and understanding of the processes required for planning, directing, coordinating and administering parks and recreation programs, services, activities, and facilities; at least two (2) years of the experience must be in supervising subordinate supervisors.
Possession of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related; plus at least four (4) years of extensive experience which developed and/or demonstrated managerial knowledge and understanding of the processes required for planning, directing, coordinating and administering parks and recreation programs, services, activities, and facilities; at least two (2) years of the experience must be in Supervising subordinate supervisors.
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Mastery knowledge of, and skill in, problem-solving, negotiation strategies, and project management.
Expert management skill and experience in planning, organizing, directing and controlling human resource and workforce development.
Mastery knowledge of management principles, procedures and techniques of program analysis, evaluation and customer utilization.
Ability to plan, organize and implement multiple projects and programs with diverse and completing demands. Proven ability to quickly and thoroughly assimilate information from a variety of sources, analyzes the information, and develops an effective plan of action.
Expert knowledge of customer services theory and practices, business processes redesign practices, procurement, contract management and oversight, budget and financial management, revenue collection and spending authority, project management, and program evaluation.
Demonstrated skills and experience in providing leadership in a managerial/supervisory capacity and in a team-based environment; and securing the support and cooperation of subordinate staff.
Interpersonal and administrative skills sufficient to direct/organize and coordinate through systematic, professional efforts, and comprehensive studies of those activities which serve as the sounding board for definition of major issues, and lead to the development of new or revised procedural and/or policy proposals.
Superior oral and written communication skills to prepare and present recommendations and solutions regarding complex issues based on analysis and evaluation, including the preparation of presentations of reports, proposals, etc., and to articulate instructions and directives.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the D.C.Department of Human Resources Only.
General Job Information
Tour Of Duty : M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm
Promotion Potential: None
Duration of Appointment: Management Supervisory Service Permanent
This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Applications will be reviewed every ten (10) days.