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Assistant Director - Parks Operations


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Position Summary
This position is responsible for directing the operations of the Operations Division, including parks, building, and athletic fields maintenance functions.

Position Description
Essential Job Duties

  • Coordinates, schedules, and directs the development, repair, and maintenance of city grounds, facilities, and athletic fields.
  •    Recruits, hires, trains, develops, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines full- and part-time personnel.
  •    Performs project management duties for grounds, facilities, and athletic fields projects.
  • Develops strategies to improve and provide preventative maintenance to prolong the use of existing facilities.
  • Assists Director in Project Managed related to new construction and renovations.
  • Responsible for keeping all city parks, buildings, and athletic fields safe, clean, and routinely maintained.
  • Coordinates regular trainings and development sessions for the Operations Team.
  • Recruits, coordinates, and directs seasonal personnel and contractors required for the collection of parking fees at city facilities.
  • Administers contracts with service providers for regular and preventative maintenance.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of Liberty Hill Cemetery.
  • Assists Director in performing duties related to the work of the Acworth Lake Authority; prepares meeting agenda and minutes; prepares annual bureau budget and prepares related reports.
  • Prepares division budget requests and manages approved funds, controls expenditures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge required by the position

  • Knowledge of city and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods used in parks and recreation administration.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of facility, parks, landscaping, horticulture, building maintenance, and sports field maintenance.
  • Knowledge of budget management principles.
  • Knowledge of personnel management principles.
  • Knowledge of project management principles.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in prioritizing and planning.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Supervisory Controls
The Director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Resources assigns work in terms of division goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of division activities.

Guidelines include city ordinances, city policies and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.

Complexity/scope of work

  • The work consists of varied management, administrative, and supervisory duties. Working with a variety of stakeholders contributes to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to direct the operations of the Operations Division. Successful performance contributes to the provision of quality recreation services to residents and visitors and to the development and growth of the city.


  • Contacts are typically with co‑workers, other city personnel, representatives of external organizations, community partners, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to exchange information, motivate persons, negotiate matters, resolve problems, and provide services.

Physical demands/work environment

  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects.
  • The work is typically performed in an office.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility
This position has direct supervision over the Operations Managers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

The qualifications listed above represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

                                     * * * * The City of Acworth is an Equal Opportunity Employer * * * *


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