Parks & Recreation Manager – Parks & Recreation Planning & Admin

  • Full Time
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • $ 78,353.60 - $113,921.60 Annually

About the Position
The Scottsdale Parks and Recreation Department oversees a wide variety of parks, recreation programs, facilities, and services, all aligned with our mission of creating remarkable recreation places and experiences that support a healthy, inclusive, and active community. The department manages 45 parks, over 1,000 acres of open space, multiple sports complexes and community centers, Scottsdale Stadium, and a range of recreation programming. Our new Parks &Recreation Manager will oversee a number of critical park projects, planning initiatives, park maintenance, and recreation programs.

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management or closely related field from an accredited educational institution.
  • Five years increasingly responsible experience in professional recreation.
  • Must have at least one year of Lead or Supervisory experience.
  • Experience implementing practices and procedures used in maintaining  Parks and Recreation facilities and parks and recreation programs and services.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.
  • Licensing, Certifications, and Other Requirements
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.
  • Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/service assignment.

Essential Functions
Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:

Supervises employees and coordinates personnel-related activities to include, but not limited to:

  • Training
  • Approving work schedules
  • Recommending/approving personnel actions
  • Coaching and counseling
  • Establishing performance goals and writing performance evaluations.
  • Develops, establishes, implements, monitors and achieves Parks & Recreation objectives, goals, and vision.
  • Develops annual budget plans, prepares monthly reports of the budget status: Prepares assigned annual program budgets and reviews.
  • Monitors and controls annual budget expenditures and variances throughout the year to ensure funds are available to spend.
  • Develops cost of services for each discipline and recreation program.
  • Implements City and departmental policies: Recommends and implements division policy and procedures
  • Enforces and communicates policy decisions for program areas.
  • Develops annual work plans to determine staffing and workload needs within all program areas.

Work Environment/Physical Demands
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Most work is performed in a City office environment, with regular site visits to recreation community centers and park areas.
  • Walks or moves, stands, bends and accesses paved, gravel or turf park areas to inspect the program areas.
  • Occasional exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, inclement weather, temperature extremes, traffic hazards and unpleasant odors.
  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including computer, telephone, key calculator, copy and fax machine requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand, and eye movement.
  • Travel to/from meetings and various City locations.

Benefits Highlights:
The City of Scottsdale offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 12 Paid Holidays, which includes 1 Floating Holiday
  • Vacation Accrual; starts at 10.3 hours/month
  • Sick Leave Accrual; 8 hours/month
  • Medical (which includes behavioral health coverage), Dental and Vision Benefits
  • City Paid Basic Life Insurance (equal to one times employee annual salary); option of Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement; $2,500/year
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.29% which includes a Long-Term Disability benefit
  • Supplemental Retirement Plans through Nationwide; 457
  • Pet Insurance
  • Bilingual pay compensation
  • Please visit the Benefits Information page for more information.

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