The purpose of this position is to support the County’s mission, vision and strategic plan initiatives, and work alongside the Director to develop and implement department-wide goals, objectives, policies and priorities. The Assistant Director, in collaboration with the Department Director, oversees park development and planning, strategic and long range planning for the department, and capital project management. This position will develop and manage assigned budgets and revenue, prepare and administer department grants and grant program and indirectly oversee Park Operations and Recreation services.
The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Assists the Director in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, work plans and long range plans; develops and prepares department five-year plan; prepares long-range development plans.
Park master plan; plans annual construction project load; and assists with departmental project presentations.
Advocates and works closely with citizens and other service providers in a cooperative community response to recreation, park use, facilities, programs, and addressing concerns.
Supervises acquisition, planning, design and construction of park projects; makes recommendations regarding land acquisitions.
Interviews and hires architectural and engineering consultants; reviews and approves consultant work product; directs the activities of consultants; approves billings; maintains architectural and engineering files and records.
Acts as owner’s agent on contracted construction projects; schedules design and construction projects; directs contractors on field changes/initiates change orders; monitors and accepts contractors work product and monitors compliance with building and safety codes; completes local, state and federal permit applications when necessary.
Develops Capital Improvement Projects budget evaluating facilities, identifying deficiencies and assist with design of new facilities, prepares project cost estimates; creates financial spreadsheets; monitors, oversees and authorizes expenditures.
Meets with park user groups, local and state agency representatives, local elected officials, school district officials, park staff and managers; conducts public meetings regarding Park issues; represents the Park Department with the local media; makes presentation at meetings of local elected officials; responds to inquiries regarding park policies, procedures, plans and activities.
Prepares, writes and administers various public and private grants for park and recreation facility development, programs, proposals, evaluations and acknowledgements.
Supervises department staff; assists in recruitment and interviewing and recommends candidates for hire; provides instruction and training; plans, coordinates, assigns and reviews work; acts on problems and concerns; maintains standards; approves leave and recommends disciplinary action as necessary.
Works collaboratively with other agencies on program development and implementation, project development and implementation, coordination of services, program offerings and multi-jurisdictional issues.
Research current parks and recreation trends to develop activities, programs and policies that are driven by market needs which will provide the maximum recreational opportunities for the community; incorporate new trends and/or local needs into short and long range plans for the department.
Contact management of ongoing facility users; Woodchucks, River Wolves, school districts, etc.
Prepares reports and recommendations to the department Director on policy issues relating to departmental operations.
Works with the public on gifting opportunities.
Investigates and responds to complaints and questions regarding facilities, programs, instructors and staff.
Assumes the responsibility for the Park Department in the absence of the Director including representing the department at City and County meetings; preparing and presenting staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Purchases large-to-mid capital equipment.
Bachelor’s Degree from an approved college/university in Park and/or Recreation Management, Natural Resources Management, Landscape Architecture, or a related field with an emphasis in Project Administration, and four (4) years professional experience in park planning, and construction with two (2) years of supervisory/administrative responsibility or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires possession of a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and driving record that meets County standards.
Marathon County Government serves people by leading, coordinating, and providing county, regional, and statewide initiatives. It directly or in cooperation with other public and private partners provides services and creates opportunities that make Marathon County and the surrounding area a preferred place to live, work, visit, and do business.