Parks & Recreation Program Coordinator
City of Kingsport, TN - Kingsport, TN

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Purpose:
Plans, manages and evaluates a variety of programs, services, and facilities to meet the ongoing and changing leisure/recreational needs of the community.

Essential Functions:
Plans and implements a comprehensive program of leisure activities to meet the needs of the community;

Determines, plans and implements new and/or modified programs based on assessed community needs/requirements;

Establishes program goals and reviews staff performance against objectives;

Analyzes and implements rules and regulations applicable to programs and services;

Develops policies, procedures and methods for implementation and improvement of program operations;

Provides technical assistance and program guidance and supervision to appropriate program staff personnel;

Responds and resolves complaints and other general problems regarding programs and facilities;

Works closely and cooperatively with a variety of boards, volunteers, community groups, and community advisory councils to discuss, develop, and implement programs of community interest and support;

Prepares and manages annual budget, capital improvement budget, fee schedules, reports, and operational plans in concert with P&R Manager;

Researches, prepares and manages grants and award programs.

Attends training and educational sessions for professional development.

Assists with the planning, coordination, and supervision of capital improvement projects, facility improvement/renovation projects, and other Park and Recreation development projects;

Plans, manages, and supervises the daily operations, activities and functions of Parks and Recreation facilities and sites;

Designs, coordinates, and manages marketing and promotions for programs;

Creates presentations highlighting Parks and Recreation programs and presents such to civic clubs, groups, and civic leaders;

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Knowledge of general management principles and practices including financial management, budget preparation, program evaluation and employee supervision;

Knowledge of general program development principles and practices for Adult/Youth Recreation programs, services, and activities;

Knowledge of general Parks and Recreation operating policies and procedures;

Knowledge of the principles and practices of basic facilities maintenance, facility management and scheduling;

Knowledge of strategic and long-range planning;

Skill in working in an environment subject to limited direct supervision requiring independent decision making;

Skill in basic meeting and event planning, organizing, and coordinating a variety of recreation/sports programs, activities, and events;

Skill in training and supervising volunteer staff to ensure efficient, effective delivery of services of the specific recreation program;

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of community leaders, other city department staff and the general public including advisory committees, non-profit organizations and “friends” groups;

Skill in developing grant proposals and award applications;

Skill in capital improvement practices and project management;

Skill in computers and their applications in management/operations.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Parks & Recreation, Sports Management or closely related field and five (5) years full time experience in recreation programs and services with two (2) years experience in a supervisory capacity. Prefer a Master’s Degree with CPRP. Current TN/VA Drivers License.

Application’s for the job may be accessed at www.kingsporttn.gov or obtained from the City of Kingsport, Human Resources Dept., 225 W. Center St., Kingsport, TN 37660. Submit completed application to same address. Position is open until filled. Application review process will begin February 4, 2013.

Physical Requirements

Amount of time

None

Occasionally (Up to 33% of the time)

Frequently (33%-66% of the time)

Constantly (More than 66% of the time)

Standing

X

Walking (including rough/uneven surfaces)

X

Sitting

X

Fingering or manual dexterity

X

Repetitive finger motion

X

Lifting or exerting force

X

Up to 10 pounds

X

Up to 25 pounds

X

Up to 50 pounds

X

Up to 100 pounds

X

Over 100 pounds

X

Reaching and stretching

X

Climbing and balancing

X

Squatting and bending

X

Kneeling and crawling

X

Speaking

X

Hearing

X

Tasting

X

Smelling

X

Seeing (with correction)

X

Close vision

X

Distance vision

X

Color discrimination

X

Peripheral vision

X

Depth perception

X

Focusing ability

X

Work Environment

Amount of time

None

Occasionally (Up to 33% of the time)

Frequently (33%-66% of the time)

Constantly (More than 66% of the time)

Outdoor weather conditions

X

Wet or humid conditions (weather)

X

Extreme cold (weather)

X

Extreme heat (weather)

X

Fumes or air-borne particles

X

Toxic or caustic chemicals

X

Blood-borne pathogens

X

Risk of fire or explosion

X

Risk of electric shock

X

Risk of radiation

X

Risk of drowning

X

Prolonged exposure to vibration

X

Loud noise level

X

Special/Unusual Working Conditions

X

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