The Park & Recreation Department is looking for a District Superintendent, a committed professional to manage, supervise, coordinate and provide oversight of park operations and maintenance for three sections including two park districts with over 140 park sites and the Park & Recreation Department's Graffiti Abatement program. It coordinates major projects with other departments and outside entities as well as providing analytical and administrative support to the assigned Assistant Director for the Department. This position also directs, manages and supervises a staff of over 33 employees, and oversees and participates in the development and administration of the division's annual budget of over $4 million and participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
The selected candidate supervises staff, which includes prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary decisions or recommendations.
The position assumes management responsibility for assigned district as it relates to coordinating park trades maintenance, small capital improvement construction, as well as other collaborative initiatives generated by the department, agencies and citizens; manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures; and initiates collaborative events and programs with other agencies and organizations.
The position also negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues, responds to internal and external customer and citizen inquiries. Meets with community groups to discuss park maintenance issues; provides support for a variety of park events; and resolves customer complaints, serves as staff liaison on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepares and presents administrative, statistical, activity reports and other necessary correspondence. In addition, the position will conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies. Recommends modifications to policies and procedures as appropriate. Performs other related duties as required and adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in the Department and City attendance policies and procedures; ensures all behaviors comply with the City’s Personnel Rules and Regulations.
Budget experience is required. The position involves heavy contact with the public.
THIS POSITION MAY INVOLVE WORKING NIGHTS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Park and Recreation Administration, Recreation, Business Management, Park Management, Landscape Architecture or a related field. Five years of increasing responsible experience in park operation and two years of administrative and supervisor responsibility.
Preference will be given to applicants with specialize license such as pesticide applicator, irrigator or arborist. Preference will be given to applicants with Microsoft experience (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and Power Point) Preference will be given to applicants with work order tracking system. Preference will be given to applicants with Spanish speaking skills.
The City of Fort Worth is the 16th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer service, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.