The City of Concord is seeking a motivated recreation professional to serve as the next Program Manager - Recreation in the Parks & Recreation Department.
The Ideal Program Manager - Recreation candidate is:
A resilient leader with exceptional communication skills that has the ability to effectively develop and supervise staff;
A team player with a positive attitude that has the ability to manage shifting priorities with professionalism, grace, and humor;
Someone who can demonstrate a significant track record of delivering high quality recreation programs and services with excellent customer service, while affecting a positive impact on quality of life;
Someone who possesses technical knowledge and adaptive ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders while developing partnerships and creatively expanding the reach of essential recreation programs and services in a diverse setting;
Someone who is organized and detail oriented;
Someone who is an intrinsically motivated self-starter, that has excellent critical thinking, writing and presentation skills; and
1. Submit a completed City of Concord application and the required supplemental question responses online at www.cityofconcord.org by 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2018. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. Please attach a copy of your resume when you apply. You must complete the job application in its entirety in addition to the resume submission in order to be considered. (i.e., do not indicate "see resume" on job application.)
2. All qualified applications and supplemental responses will be competitively evaluated, and those candidates demonstrating the strongest qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in a panel interview, which has been scheduled for Monday, October 29, 2018. If you are selected to participate in the panel interview and are unavailable, we regret that we will not be able to reschedule.
Samples of written work (such as reports to decision makers, letters, marketing material) and presentations (to councils, executive boards, and community groups) will be asked for during the selection process.
3. Successful candidates will be placed on the hiring list, based on rank, for further consideration to fill the current regular vacancy, as well as others occurring over the next 12 months.
IMPORTANT: Contact with candidates will primarily be via email. Make sure you list a current email that you check regularly on your application.
Purpose Under limited direction, a Program Manager organizes and manages significant programs or projects with a high degree of visibility and impact; supervises professional, technical and clerical staff; coordinates administrative functions; develops procedures, programs and methodologies; performs related work and other duties as assigned, all within the context of the City's Mission, Vision and Values of providing responsive, cost effective and innovative local government services through a collaborative effort with the community to make Concord a city of the highest quality.
Supervisory Guidance Received/Given Limited direction is provided by a Department Head or Division Manager.
Working Conditions Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. Conditions may involve attendance at meetings held during the workday and in the evenings. Also includes irregular hours as necessary to meet deadlines and achieve objectives.
Equipment, Methods & Guidelines Uses federal, state and city laws, regulations, policies and procedures, City vehicles, telephones, calculators, computers, and a variety of computer programs.
Physical Demands The work emphasizes speech, hearing, vision and stamina associated with attendance at evening meetings following a normal workday.
Distinguishing Characteristics This management level classification may be populated with multiple incumbents who exercise a broad range of authority over complex programs critical to a Department's mission. Responsibilities require work beyond typical program or project management work. Incumbents must exercise substantial innovation and leadership in developing and managing programs or projects. (Specific departmental/program job duties and qualifications are detailed in the classification specification supplemental.)
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: 1. Organizes, coordinates and manages one or more significant projects or programs; coordinates administrative functions including budget preparation, financial management, contract administration and personnel administration for the program. 2. Develops procedures and methodologies within compliance requirements; interprets and applies existing policies to actual situations; coordinates development of work plans, selects and supervises staff; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems, assigns work activities; evaluates work product; and provides staff guidance and administrative supervision as required. 3. Serves as principal contact for the program/project; confers with Department Heads, Division Managers, members of professional staff and other officials concerning programs, regulations, procedures, policies, etc.; represents the Department in a variety of meetings involving program coordination or regulatory requirements; may serve on Commissions or non-profit boards as part of program service delivery. 4. Develops and maintains informational and statistical reports regarding program performance, goal attainment and service levels; conducts customer service audits and delivers customer service training. 5. Works with vendors and suppliers; writes RFP/RFQs, contracts and grant applications; negotiates terms, conditions and performance standards. 6. Promotes the City's Mission to make Concord a city of the highest quality by providing responsive, cost-effective, and innovative government services; understands and subscribes to the Vision and Values Statement adopted by the City. 7. Performs other duties as required.
Classification Specification Supplemental
PROGRAM MANAGER - RECREATION
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: 1. Under limited supervision, manages the operations and activities associated with the City's assigned recreation program(s). 2. Develops and implements marketing plans for respective program(s) to meet community needs and established cost recovery goals. 3. Ensures subordinates are kept current on regulatory requirements through on-the-job training. Maintains safe working conditions, establishes procedures for good housekeeping and the use of safe work practices by subordinates. 4. Provides information to staff and the public related to assigned recreation program(s); makes presentations at public meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, including governmental finance, budgeting, personnel administration, procurement methods; methods and practices of modern office management; advanced principles and practices of research, analysis and technical report writing; functions and missions of publicly appointed Boards or Commissions; principles and practices of supervision; advanced principles and practices of project/program development, management and administration; principles and practices of supervision and training.
Skilled in collecting and analyzing large volumes of data and reaching a conclusion supported by the research; building a consensus among parties with competing or conflicting interests; supervising and motivating employees and generating department-wide cooperation in support of strategic goals and plans; use of computers, computer applications and software.
Ability to prepare technical or analytical reports; interpret and apply regulatory practices, rules and policies to actual situations; present ideas effectively, orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds; meet deadlines in a highly political environment; effectively plan, develop and implement a comprehensive program with a broad scope and high degree of complexity; manage highly complex subject matter; make program or project changes based on analysis of results, new legislation or departmental changes; exercise administrative supervision and direction over professional, technical and clerical staff.
PROGRAM MANAGER - RECREATION
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education/Experience Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would likely provide the relevant knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Generally, this will require:
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree in recreation administration or a closely related field is required.
Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in recreation program administration, hospitality, business management or closely related field, including at least two years' experience supervising the work of professional staff.
OTHER: Other: A California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.