Parks and Recreation Director

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Position Description

Parks and Recreation Director: A career in our Recreation and Aquatics Department will provide you the rewarding experience of leading an engaged, energetic, and enthusiastic staff while connecting the citizens of New Port Richey through cultural, recreational, and athletic programming designed for children, seniors, and adults.  This fulltime exempt position reports directly to the City Manager and oversees a close-knit staff of up to 43 fulltime, part-time, and seasonal employees; $1.5M budget; 164 beautiful acres of recreation and open space and a Recreation and Aquatics center.  Responsibilities for this position include:  establishing department’s goals, policies, and procedures. Evaluating operational effectiveness and when appropriate instituting organizational change. Overseeing the operation of all city parks, facilities and development / redevelopment projects.  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a recreation based field, business administration, public administration or related field is required.  Master’s degree or additional formal education desired. Eight years progressively responsible experience in municipal Parks and Recreation administration/management.  Salary range for this position is $92,000 – $105,000 annually DOQ. Florida Retirement System Senior Management Service Class Designated Position.

In order to apply for the position, please submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to Submittals will be accepted through May 12, 2023. EOE/DFWP