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Posted on: July 14, 2022 • Category: Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation Director

City of Spencer, Spencer, IA

Apply By: August 14, 2022
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $72,906 - $77,061 / yr DOE
Education: Bachelor's Degree

Jessica Wright
Phone 1: 7125807200
City of Spencer
City of Spencer, Spencer, IA
101 W 5TH ST
SPENCER, Clay, IA 51301-3821
United States
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Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public recreation, park maintenance, forestry and construction, and the operation of a wide variety of public facilities, including cemeteries; Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, techniques, equipment and practices common in the Parks and Recreation field, Cemeteries, and Forestry operations; Working knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration; Ability to supervise and coordinate the activities of a complex organization; Ability to exercise sound judgment and evaluate the situation and make decisions; Ability to administer, plan and direct comprehensive programs & prepare comprehensive reports; Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; Ability to ensure compliance with and follow standard safety practices and procedures common to Municipal Parks and Recreation work; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public. Educational Requirements: Graduation from a recognized four (4) year college or university with a degree or major course work in park, recreation or closely related administrative or professional curriculum, and three (3) years of supervisory/administrative experience in the management of a parks/recreation program, or substituting completion of a Master's Degree in Parks/Recreation Administration for one (1) year of required experience.

Oversees and coordinates the planning process and activities for the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Spencer. Manages as a Department Head, the entire City Parks and Recreation Department, including Cemetery Division. Under the direction of the City Manager, this position reports to the City Council. Oversee and coordinate activities of Parks Superintendent and Cemetery Superintendent; fill in as needed; Prepare departmental budget for the programs administered and controlled; prepares payroll records and expenditure reports as required by Board or City policies; Confer with various representatives within the community regarding the development and implementation of specific programs; assist in various civic activities designed to provide financial support for ongoing and/or new programs; Provide recommendations to the City Manager, City Council and Parks Board regarding City of Spencer recreational programming opportunities; work with community partners to design and implement those programs; Attend all meetings of the Parks Board; attend City Council meetings; Assist with formulation of long-term plans and carry out specific projects and programs approved by the Parks Board or City Council; Purchase equipment and supplies necessary to operate various facilities subject to Board and Council policies; Supervise/participate in maintenance, repair and construction of facilities and enforce standards of cleanliness and sanitation; enforce regulations/policies pertaining to use; Assist with negotiating contracts for management of recreation facilities and programs, or provide for supervision by other organizations or City Staff; Actively pursue funding and grant opportunities for park and recreation programs.

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Full Benefit Package: Medical: 2 Low Deductible Plans to choose from, 100% paid for employee; Dental, Vision & Life, Flexible Spending Account, Healthy Life Program; Vacation & Sick Time Accrual; Personal days, 7 paid holidays; IPERS Stable Retirement Plan & 457 Deferred compensation plan; SUBMIT COVER LETTER & RESUME TO