Are you a dedicated professional who thrives in a demanding environment, displays solid teamwork skills and thinks strategically about how to leverage and improve park and trail amenities?
Join the team at Parks and Recreation and help us build a livable Pierce County for people to Live, Work, and Raise a Family. This position is supervisory, administrative, and operations work to ensure park facilities and programs are safe, clean, and meet the public's recreational needs. Managers will oversee large public facilities, programs, and services centralized in a geographic zone. The majority of the work involves developing facility management programs, managing the properties, and developing, scheduling, and supervising work priorities.
This position will manage Zone 4 – Central which includes Spanaway Regional Park (Spanaway Park, Sprinker Recreation Center, Bresemann Forest, and Lake Spanaway Golf Course) and several auxiliary locations.
Manage the day-to-day operations of a large park, inclusive of all indoor and outdoor facilities and programs.
Inspect assigned parks and recreation facilities.
Ensure the facility is maintained and recommend improvements if needed. Plan, assign, organize and direct projects and employees in response to parks and recreation maintenance and repair work involving recreational areas, buildings, playgrounds, athletic facilities, structures, gardens and equipment.
Design and implement planned maintenance, turf maintenance, and other management practice protocols that ensure sites can used for recreational programming, events, and passive uses in accordance with community needs and interests.
Ensure all federal codes are met, including ADA accessibility.
Requisitions and control supplies, materials and equipment. Maintain and control tool, equipment and supply inventories. Prepare and manage operating budgets, including expense requests for equipment, improvements, renovations and additions. Track costs and estimate needs for budget development.
Study and evaluate program participation and attendance, determining the effectiveness of programs and services being offered.
Study and evaluate personnel effectiveness, problems and needs; take appropriate action or make necessary recommendations for action.
Coordinate and market the facility for overall use with other departments, local and regional organizations.
Make public presentations, establish contacts with appropriate media sources and prepare brochures, flyers, media releases and public service announcements.
Ensure effective communication with county departments and staff to facilitate and ensure adherence to policies and procedures.
Select, train, supervise, motivate, evaluate, discipline and manage full-time and seasonal personnel. Determine work procedures, prepare work schedules and determine methods for expediting workflow; assign, review and approve the work of subordinate staff.
Position Closes June 24, 2019
Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation, Business Administration, or related field AND
Four or more years of experience in parks and recreation services related to maintenance, operations, and programming of public facilities, which includes at least two years of supervisory level and facility management experience
Additional education or experience may substitute for the recruiting requirements
Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's license, or the ability to obtain the license within 30 days of employment, or otherwise meet the travel requirements of the position
Professional certification in either Washington State Recreation and Parks Association or National Recreation and Parks Association
Direct experience in administering athletic and/or recreation programming; developing public outreach and marketing and tourism plans for parks; project management
Pierce County Parks and Recreation was created in 1958 to be a regional provider delivering recreation opportunities and provide inviting and functional, parks, trails, and open spaces for the residents of Pierce County. The department currently has 71 full-time employees and manages a budget of over $6,000,000.00. The department provides services for unincorporated Pierce County, servicing a population of approx. 346,000 citizens. Generous benefit package with full-time employment, including vacation leave, sick leave and medical and dental coverage.