NOTE: The normal starting salary for this position is $86,025.60/annually. A higher salary may be considered, dependent on the qualifications and experience of the selected applicant and/or the City’s step placement policy.
This position is located in the Recreation Administration Division of the Parks and Recreation Department with the City of Oklahoma City and is under the direction of a Department Assistant Director. The Recreation Manager is primarily responsible for coordinating and managing staff and operational activities in the Recreation Division. This position requires previous experience in various areas including aquatics, athletics, general recreation, recreation centers, senior centers and special events. Essential job functions include: providing overall planning and direction necessary to develop and operate recreation programming including aquatics, athletics, general recreation, recreation centers, senior centers, special events and any offsite support facilities; assigning work projects and programs to staff; improving work methods and procedures; reviewing ongoing and finished work products; preparing division budgets and reports for submission to department head; reviewing federal, state, and local laws and regulations to ensure division compliance with guidelines; monitoring operational expenditures; implementing divisional productivity improvement measures; assessing division goals and program results for timeliness and effectiveness; adherence to budgetary limitations; and preparing complex technical reports for submission to City officials and/or federal and state agencies, etc. The employee has continual contact with divisional personnel, other City employees, contractors, citizens, outside agencies, other municipalities, etc., to exchange information and/or provide technical assistance related to divisional activities. Instructions received define program objectives, personnel, and budget limitations. Administrative review is received concerning program accomplishments, effectiveness of management, and adherence to policies, directives, and instructions.
Honorably discharged veterans of the United States Active Duty Armed Forces, National Guard, and Reserve Forces who are not currently employed full-time by the City of Oklahoma City and who meet the qualifications for the position shall be given preference. To receive preference, veterans must submit verification of honorable discharge from the United States military service (Department of Defense Form DD214 or NGB Form 22) prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
Knowledge of the philosophies, objectives, and practices of Public Recreation.
Knowledge of Recreation operations, programming, customer service, cost recovery, marketing, and facilities/systems.
Knowledge of and skill in applying administrative and managerial principles and practices.
Knowledge of procurement, contractor, and vendor management
Skill in communicating in verbal and written form.
Skill in leadership including teambuilding, motivation, delegation of duties, and goal setting.
Skill in developing and implementing successful strategic, long-range, and short-range plans.
Skill in analyzing recreation programs, their effectiveness and problem areas, and researching and implementing alternative services.
Skill in coordinating and supervising activities of professional, technical, and clerical staff.
Ability to think strategically, make high level decisions regarding complex issues, and interpret and effectively apply applicable laws and policies.
Ability to exercise independent decision-making, judgment and discretion as necessary to perform routine and non-routine tasks.
Ability to promote, direct, and supervise comprehensive recreation programs.
Ability to develop, manage, and maintain budgets.
Ability to assess project needs, calculate quantities, and prepare cost estimates related to divisional operations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, public officials, citizens, and various outside agency representatives.
Ability to investigate and resolve complaints concerning recreation programs and facilities.
Ability to plan, design, implement and evaluate current systems and system improvements.
Willingness to assume responsibility for operations of a division.
Possession of a valid driver’s license (Operator).
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Services, Event Management, Sports Management, Physical Education, Tourism, Public or Business Administration, or directly related field.
Seven (7) years of full-time experience in directing recreation/community service programs, of which include five (5) years supervisory experience and three (3) years management level experience.
NRPA Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE).
Experience managing within an agency of similar size, scope and complexity, to include recreation programming within a large urban core.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Indoors frequently; subject to sitting, standing, walking, or using a computer for extended periods of time.
Outside occasionally; may be exposed to heat, cold, humidity, rain, etc.
Subject to local travel to monitor divisional projects.
Occasionally required to work beyond normal working hours or to change working hours.
May be required to work varied schedules, including weekends and holidays.
NOTE: Typical City employee working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, working hours vary (may require work to begin before 8:00 a.m. and/or end beyond 5:00 p.m., and/or may require work on weekends and holidays), and are subject to change, based on the duties and location of the position and the business needs of the assigned work unit/department.
Near vision enough to read and draft various forms of written and machine-generated
Speech and hearing enough to communicate effectively in person and by telephone.
Manual and finger dexterity enough to operate standard office equipment, such as a telephone, computer keyboard, ten-key, copier, fax, etc.
NOTE: City employees are required to receive pay electronically, either via direct deposit or pay card.
NOTE TO FORMER EMPLOYEES: To participate in any selection process, former employees must be eligible for rehire. If you are unsure of your rehire status, please contact the Human Resources Department at (405) 297-2530. If your rehire status has been coded “Not Eligible,” “Eligible 3,” or “Conditional,” you will need to request a review of your rehire status through the Human Resources Department’s Employee and Labor Relations Division.
NOTE: Upon a conditional offer and acceptance of employment, the City of Oklahoma City will conduct a background investigation/verification. Applicants will be provided contact information for any third-party reporting agencies used to collect background information in connection with conditional offers of employment.
NOTE: Applicants will be provided a copy of the City of Oklahoma City’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy upon conditional offer and acceptance of the position and prior to being directed for a drug test.
NOTE: Completion of the supplemental questions is required. Applicant responses to supplemental questions must specifically answer the questions asked. Responses to supplemental questions must be supported by work history/information listed on the application/resume. Applications may not be reviewed if specific responses to supplemental questions have not been provided.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
If you require reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process, please notify one of the Human Resources Department Representatives by calling 405-297-2530.
The City of Oklahoma City is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity and inclusion.
The City of Oklahoma City will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex (to include sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression), age, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.