City of Tampa

Parks and Recreation Special Events Superintendent (#108600) S20

$42.62-$63.92 Hourly / $7,387.47-$11,079.47 Monthly / $88,649.60-$132,953.60 Yearly


This is highly responsible supervisory and technical work involving special events.

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class performs tasks of considerable difficulty involving organizing and managing special events for the Parks and Recreation department.  The employee will plan, troubleshoot and make appropriate and timely decisions based on needs and established policy.  Tasks are of more than average difficulty requiring considerable initiative and independent judgment in the application of skills and knowledge of current principles, practices, trends, regulations, standards and laws applicable to parks and recreation operations and special events.  Work is accomplished under general direction and reviewed through conferences, reports submitted and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Supervise Special Event Planning/Permitting; maintain operating policies and procedures; provide direction for Special Event permitting process and the Master Special Event Calendar.

Plan, organize and direct staff in the day-to-day operations to include programming, maintenance, budget and expense management.

Establish goals and objectives; develop and/or approve schedules, priorities and standards for achieving goals.

Develop, review and make revision recommendations to ordinances relating to special events.

Administer uniform standards for the review and approval of special events or co-sponsorship requests; provide oversight of the city’s Co-Sponsorship Committee, Special Event Review Committee and special event appeal process.  

Collect, organize, and analyze programming data to develop partnership opportunities to meet current and future needs.  

Recommend employment, promotion, discipline, demotion, and dismissal of assigned professional, clerical and maintenance staff as necessary; complete employee performance evaluations and ensure appropriate orientation and training.  

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: municipal rules, regulations and ordinances relating to special events.  

Considerable knowledge of:  applicable city, county and state rules regulation procedures and functions regarding all aspects of event management; effective public information dissemination principles and techniques;  effective planning, scheduling and management techniques and procedures; legal requirements of contracts and insurance.   

Ability to:  work independently or within a team; plan, assign, direct, and coordinate the work of subordinate technical, professional, and administrative support employees;  prepare oral and written reports and impart them effectively;  establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, employees, municipal officials, vendors, recreational partners and the general public; prepare and maintain records, program reports and statements; prepare and analyze grants.

Skill in:  event coordination, vendor relationship management, research and analysis of data and writing.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in event planning, parks management, parks and recreation administration, public or business administration, or a related field and five (5) years of experience in parks and recreation administrative activities; or graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in event planning, parks management, parks and recreation administration, public or business administration, or a related field and seven (7) years of experience in parks and recreation administrative activities; with a minimum of three (3) years in supervisory experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver's license required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 108600; EST: 6/11/2015; REV: 2/13/2018;