Responsible for asset management of division facilities. Including construction management, overseeing maintenance and repairs and managing asset replacement plan. Prepares and submits capital improvement recommendations. Maintains a department Capital Improvement Plan recording investments in each facility and projections of future capital needs. Prepares and submits division portion of annual budget request, administers division portion of budget upon approval. Manages the project design process for departmental projects including the development of Requests for Proposals, facilitating public comment, formulating scope of work, negotiating fees and contractual requirements, coordinating the selection of design consultants and review, preparation of contractual materials and exhibits for Park Board and various City Commission approvals, approval and processing of contract billings, payments and changes in scope of work as required. Obtains or consults with contractors to secure proper permits for projects. Manages project construction for assigned departmental projects by serving as construction inspector, attending progress meetings, reviewing, processing and approving change orders, application for payment, shop drawings and other documents. Serves as department representative on a variety of inter-departmental committees including the Development Review Committee (DRC), and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Conveys Department position regarding potential impact and public need for park services for most private developments submitted to the City and County Planning departments. Oversees, supervises and directs full time professional Division staff, including hiring, training and regularly evaluating employee performance. Administers and manages the Park and Recreation Department's comprehensive risk management program per NRPA CAPRA accreditation standards. Serves as the department's point of contact for evaluation and remediation of environmentally contaminated park/project sites either owned or considered for purchase by the department. Takes all reasonable steps to maintain a safe work environment. Evaluates and prepares grant opportunities such as from Community Development Block Grants, Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the State Alternative Transportation Program.
Thorough knowledge of the full range of theories and principles accepted in the field of park and recreation administration, development and operation/maintenance, risk management, general construction, and park design standards. Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of budgeting. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate financial records and reports. Possess the ability to interpret and understand construction blueprints. Ability to express thoughts and ideas in a clear and effective manner, both orally and in writing. Thorough knowledge of department functions and ability to direct division related operations and staff consistent with program goals. Ability to direct, train, coordinate, and evaluate both full time professional non-union and full time union personnel.
Ability to legally operate motor vehicle.
About Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department
Bloomington Parks and Recreation is a Department of the City of Bloomington, Indiana. The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for more than $52 million in City assets. Our department manages over 2,342 acres of property including 33 parks, 27 playgrounds, a golf course, ice arena, two pools, three community centers, three natural resource properties, 13 ballfields, 22 tennis courts, 19 basketball courts and just over 38 miles of trails. The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is proud to be an accredited (2001, 2006, 2011, 2016), Gold Medal-winning (2007, 2018) agency that proudly and professionally serves our community's parks and recreation needs.