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14 Dec 2022

Full-Time Parks and Recreation Deputy Director-Operations

s.walker – Posted by s.walker Clarksville, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Salary– $64,863.00-$75,000.00 Annually



This is the third of four levels in the Parks and Recreation series. Incumbents coordinate the day-to-day activities of assigned parks and recreation functions and/or services in the areas of operations, park maintenance, aquatics, athletic complex maintenance, and/or historical properties. Responsibilities may include recommending and implementing hours of operation, fee schedules, preventive maintenance plans and departmental procedures; prioritizing activities; directing parks projects; fleet management; developing bid specifications; determining and approving the terms of rental agreements; monitoring multiple budgets and approving expenditures; strategic and long-range planning; and supervising lower level staff. Parks and Recreation Deputy Directors report directly to the Parks and Recreation Director and may act as the Director in his or her absence.




Example of Duties


TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

  • Manages Parks and Recreation staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures;  maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Coordinates operations for the department, which includes recommending and implementing hours of operation, service offerings, fee schedules, and departmental procedures; determining and approving the terms of rental agreements; overseeing department renovation and construction projects; coordinating large scale projects in conjunction with City Project Managers; overseeing parks maintenance as well as building maintenance for various other City facilities; overseeing fleet management of the department’s vehicles and mobile equipment; and performing related duties.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of operational records and reports which include bid specifications and financial reports.
  • Responds to questions, comments, or complaints from the public; investigates and resolves issues.
  • Prepares and manages project budgets; forecasts staffing, equipment, and material expenses for budget planning; provides back-up approval for department purchases via City software; monitors and controls expenditures and adjusts budget items as needed; and assists the Director in the development of long and short-range goals for the department.
  • Recommends, plans, organizes, and administers the acquisition, disposition, maintenance, development, demolition, and management of department properties and facilities.
  • Coordinates with and serves as a liaison to the City Council, the general public, City departments, and/or external agencies; serves on internal and external committees; represents the department at meetings, proceedings, and conferences; provides consultation in their area of expertise; and responds to high visibility and complex issues.
  • Initiates preventive maintenance measures, and directs, monitors and refines preventive maintenance and asset replacement programs.
  • Oversees maintenance schedules for all department equipment and facilities to ensure the safety of the staff and the public and that essential repairs are reported and corrected.
  • Evaluate the work of contractors and take corrective action to address any performance deficiencies.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Typical Qualifications

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation management, landscaping design, turf management, public administration or a related field and five years experience in parks and recreation, or landscaping and turf management, including two years supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed below.

Supplemental Information


LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):
Licensing Requirements:
  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional. (Must be able to obtain within six months of hire.)
  • Valid Driver’s license.
KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:
  • Managerial principles;
  • Recreational program planning principles and practices;
  • Program development and administration principles and practices;
  • Athletic league and field principles and practices;
  • Project management;
  • All aspects of park maintenance operations;
  • Landscaping and turf management practices and principles;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
  • Budgeting principles;
  • Recordkeeping principles;
  • Computers and related software applications.
SKILLS (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
  • Monitoring and evaluating employees;
  • Prioritizing and assigning work;
  • Managing projects;
  • Interpreting, applying, and ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Preparing and administering budgets;
  • Using a computer and applicable software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

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How to Apply

Apply here or www.cityofclarksville.com

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #management, director, Landscaping, Maintenance, Parks, and turf management. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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