The fundamental reason this position exists is to perform administrative duties in overseeing the daily operations of the city's Leisure Services, which includes the Zoo and Parks and Recreation Department. The employee acts in an advisory capacity on all Leisure Services administrative matters and serves as a liaison to other city departments, outside government agencies, and the community. This position supervises and coordinates the development of service mechanisms and the delivery of services related to recreational, cultural, and leisure time activities, related to meeting the social service needs of the citizens. The essential functions include: overseeing activities of the Leisure Services departments; developing short and long range plans; receiving and handling complaints and requests from the public; working on special projects, events, and programs; and supervising management level employees. This position reports directly to the Mayor.
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field. Must have five (5) years of Leisure Services managerial experience to include policy and procedure administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience must include Director level administration and supervision of personnel.
NOTE:Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the
requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.