Parks And Recreation Director
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Parks And Recreation Director
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
Under administrative direction of the City Manager, is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, staffing, directing and evaluation of activities of the Parks & Recreation Departments; and does other related work as required.
Plans, coordinates, administers reviews and evaluates a comprehensive program of recreational and parks activities. Formulates general policies, reviews specific policies and procedures prepared by staff, and approves all departmental policies, practices and operating procedures. Supervises the departmental personnel administration including training, employee relations, performance reports, salary increases and discipline. Is responsible for the preparation of the annual budge; analyzes special problem areas; reviews preliminary budges with staff; determines fund allocations; represents the department in budget hearings. Handles requests for facilities use requiring special consideration; resolves difficult problems on fees, damages and contract violations. Serves as secretary to the Recreation Committee; informs the committee on personnel and operational activities; coordinates agenda preparation and committee meetings. Works with citizen and other public groups and with other public agencies to bring about coordinated, effective use of public parks and recreation areas. Supervises the making of studies and reports, including advance planning, capital improvements, fund allocations and other special activities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  The philosophy, trends, principles and techniques of community recreational and parks maintenance services administration. The principles, practices and methods used in the field of administration. Program planning techniques related to recreation planning. The principles of personnel management, supervision and training. Budgeting techniques. Public facility management, operation and maintenance.
Ability to:  Apply management principles and techniques to the solution of various problems; meet and deal effectively with a variety of community, private and governmental groups and individuals; comprehend major policy, operational and personnel problems and draw valid conclusions; plan and organize work effectively; make decisions at the department head level; evaluate the effectiveness of departmental activities, and recommend and implement changes as necessary; supervise professional and clerical personnel and direct the work of others. Resolve differences between persons of conflicting interests; effectively communicated, orally and in writing.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  Graduation from a recognized college or university with a B.S. or B.A. degree in recreation administration, public administration or other related field of specialization.
Experience:  Five years of experience which would demonstrate application of the knowledge, skills and abilities listed.
Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.
SALARY:  $12,758 - $15,508 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200