Assistant Director of Operations

Recruitment #210224-UNCE-69



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Resumes will be accepted until March 11, 2021 at 5PM.



The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department’s (OTRD) mission is to advance the exceptional quality of life in Oklahoma by preserving, maintaining, and promoting our natural assets and cultural amenities.

OTRD is seeking a full-time unclassified Assistant Director of Operations to assist on capital projects for the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department in OKC, OK. OTRD offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. Salary commensurate with experience.

This position is assigned responsibilities which involve planning, organizing, coordinating and directing operational improvements and capital projects for the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. In this role, the incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that project deadlines are being met and on budget.

The Assistant Director of Operations may be designated by the Executive Director to assume certain roles regarding employees, project management, strategic planning and implementation.  This position will need to operate with little oversight and have a keen understanding of business operations of the Department.  The focus of this job is on achieving results which are aligned with the larger picture of the organization and its strategic goals. Also performs other related duties as assigned.

Typical Functions:
• Provides the necessary leadership and responsible for managing large, complex capital projects and operational improvements.
• Facilitates the collection of project requirements, objectives and expectations, and clearly communications this information to project teams.
• Leads definition of project objectives, scope development, and project development and execution.
• Monitors the progress of the project and makes adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project.
• Reviews the quality of the work completed to ensure it meets project standards.
• Represents the agency in meetings with other government officials, members of the legislature, media, and the general public; serves on special committees as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail;
• Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability;
• Track record of delivering superior results, and assuming leadership roles in projects;
• Strong leadership skills that can work with a variety of people;
• Results focus on idea generation, innovative and creative problem solving.
• Rapport and relationship building focus on achieving results and engaging commitment of others.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and six years’ experience in a senior project management business related position, or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA is preferred.


Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.