City of Tucson

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PARKS & RECREATION (#3485)

$34.81-$61.72 Hourly / $72,404.80-$128,377.60 Yearly
Salary Grade: 819


General Description

Assists the Director in planning, organizing, and coordinating all programs, functions and activities of the Parks and Recreation Department to fulfill parks, zoo, and recreation facilities and program requirements of the community. Assists the Director by providing leadership on an organization-wide and community basis to ensure that public services are provided in alignment with the City's strategic objectives.  This includes evaluating personnel and program performance, preparing and administering the Department budget.

Essential Functions

Assists the director in planning, implementing, directing and managing of all functions and resources of the department to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City in an efficient and effective manner.

Acts in the director's absence by attending meetings, making decisions, and providing department leadership.

Assists the director with implementing the department vision and assists in leading the department for maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances and other human resources actions.

Develops and administers the department budget with staff assistance.

Implements and evaluates staff department policies, projects and programs.

Analyzes organization and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities and communicates information to the director.

Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the City.

Champions the values of the organization through example and accountabilities.

Ensures that department operations conform with local, state and federal governmental regulations, worker safety and other applicable rules and requirements.

Facilitates solutions to complex problems facing the department.

Maintains professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional organizations.

Assists in the planning, coordination and management of all Parks and Recreation Department activities including Recreation, Parks Maintenance, Zoo, and Golf Course Divisions and all administrative and plans development units including developing and implementing a balanced Parks and Recreation program to provide for the recreational and aesthetic needs of the community.

Assists in establishing policies and procedures for the implementation and administration of programs and functions involving the development, utilization and maintenance of outdoor recreation areas, swimming pools, baseball fields and tennis courts, neighborhood and recreation centers, arts and crafts, cultural and civic events, City wide youth and adult sports programs, golf course and zoo facilities, and landscaped areas.

Coordinates Parks and Recreation activities with community and business organizations and City, County, State and Federal departments and agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 7 years of experience in parks and recreation administration.  At least 5 of the required 7 years in a Supervisory capacity in a related functional area.

"Supervisory" is defined as having supervised at least one (1) full-time FTE.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

None

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Incidental

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 3485; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;