Responsible for the direction of department staff, facilities, budget, and other resources to provide quality of life programs and services for both citizens and employees of the City of Lancaster. Oversees and is responsible for all Parks & Recreation department goals and objectives as outlined operationally by the City Manager's Office and by City Council initiatives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Recruiting, hiring, and managing administrative staffs.
Responsible for the preparation, allocation, and oversight of the departmental budget annually.
Monitors budget expenditures and revenues.
Develops and communicates departmental objectives and goals.
Solicits and organizes citizen input related to various departmental activities and services.
Develops and manages contractual agreements for approved consulting work necessary for the completion of departmental projects and operational services.
Allocates and adjusts resources as needed to meet scheduled work plans and projects.
Manages the administration and scheduling of Parks & Recreation facilities to meet City objectives and funding parameters.
Manages supervisors and employees in the Recreation, Parks, and the Senior Center. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and five to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree highly preferred.
About City of Lancaster
The Shining Star of Texas!
The City of Lancaster is one of the oldest communities in North Texas. The founder of Lancaster was"Honest A"? Bledsoe born in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky in 1801. In 1846, he came to Texas and secured a 640-acre tract of land, one mile west of town square today. Six years later, Bledsoe surveyed and staked off the land for the town of Lancaster in 1852. Incorporated in May 1866, Lancaster was one of the first incorporated communities in Dallas County.
The City of Lancaster has a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager serves as the Chief Executive Officer and the City Council makes policy. The City Manager is designated by the Charter as the Chief Administrative Officer with appointing authority for positions of employment with the City and is responsible for matters and policies relations to the general welfare of all employees.
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