CITY OF MOREHEAD
Class Title: Director of Parks and Recreation
Department: Parks and Recreation
Supervises: All Employees Assigned to the Departmental
Class Characteristics: Under the general direction of the Parks and Recreation Commission and the executive authority of the city, plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates the activities of the Parks and Recreation Department; performs related work as required.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plans, organizes directs, coordinates and evaluates all activities of the department.
- Directs the planning, design, construction, scheduling of usage, and maintenance of all recreation and cultural facilities, parks, and grounds, including short- and long-term improvement programs.
- Directs the planning, organizing and scheduling of sports, physical recreation, instructional, special event, cultural and general recreational and leisure time activity programs for all age and interest groups.
- Participates in and/or supervises the recruitment, training, and evaluating the work of a large group of recreation supervisors, leaders, specialists, instructors and other full-time, part-time, and volunteer personnel conducting assigned duties; insures that time cards are completed accurately.
- Works with staff to determine facility and program goals, evaluate facility needs and program adequacy, and establish appropriate levels of maintenance.
- Coordinates park and facility construction, maintenance and cleanliness with other departments.
- Maintains contact with civic associations, groups and individuals.
- Prepares and administers departmental budget.
- Prepares applications for funding from external sources; administers funded projects.
- Responsible for purchases for department.
- Prepares special and regular reports; maintains accurate records of departmental activities.
- Attends all Parks and Recreation Commission and Council meetings; reports on departmental activities as requested.
Training and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or Park Administration or related field preferred, but not required; three years related work experience preferred, but not required.
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of the philosophy, principles, objectives and practices of a widely diversified municipal parks and recreational program appealing to all age and groups.
- Thorough knowledge of methods, techniques, materials, equipment and safety precautions used in planning, promoting, executing and maintaining parks and recreation facilities, equipment and programs.
- Thorough knowledge of civic resources within the City.
- Thorough knowledge of fiscal requirements in public organizations.
- Thorough knowledge of external funding sources.
- Ability to prepare grant applications and administer funded programs.
- Ability to plan, organize and direct a large number of personnel engaged in a wide variety of recreational activities.
- Ability to analyze, implement and maintain a diversified program meeting the leisure time needs of the community.
- Ability to administer departmental budget.
- Ability to prepare and maintain accurate reports.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with City officers and employees, groups and individuals interested in recreational and cultural affairs, and the general public.
Instructions: Very general; must use own judgment most of the time.
Processes: Must frequently refine existing work methods and develop new techniques, concepts or programs within established limits or policies.
Review of Work: Work is generally reviewed through reports.
Analytical Requirements: Assignments frequently involve decisions based on a wide knowledge of many factors where application of advanced or technical concepts are required.
Tools, Equipment and Vehicles Used: Automobile; tools related to parks maintenance and recreation; small hand tools; normal office equipment.
Physical Requirements of the Job: Work is performed both indoors and outdoors; however, most work is completed indoors. Must lift light objects (up to 25 pounds); must operate vehicle; exposed to machinery and its moving parts; exposed to high places; must use ladders and stairs; exposed to fumes, chemicals and toxic substances.
Contacts: Frequent public and internal contacts requiring tact and diplomacy are requirements of the job.
Confidential Information: Limited use of confidential information.
Mental Effort: Heavy.
Special Licensing Requirements: Must possess and maintain valid Commercial Driver’s License issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, CDL preferred, but not required.
Availability: Must be able to attend meetings and departmental activities in evening hours and on weekends. Employees in this class may have take-home vehicle privileges, and are required to pay federal taxes on the value of the benefit.
Certification Requirements: Must obtain membership in and pass certification test by Kentucky Recreation and Parks Society during first six months of employment.
Additional Requirements: Must participate in the city’s drug and alcohol program as a condition of employment.
Overtime Provision: Exempt.
Apply for this position: JOB APPLICATION_APRIL 2019
Job application can be submitted to:
Mayor White-Brown at City Hall
314 Bridge Street
Morehead, KY 40351.
Applications are due by April 24, 2019. For questions, please call City Hall at 606-784-8505.>