Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

City of Moses Lake | Moses Lake, WA

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Posted Date 9/07/2022

The City of Moses Lake is accepting applications for a Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Director.

The Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Director leads, plans, organizes and directs the activities of the City’s Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services, including recreation programs, museum and art programs, public parks programs, parks facilities and grounds maintenance, and associated advisory boards. 

Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to: Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the parks, recreation, and cultural services functions. Establishes direction, goals, objectives, and priorities for the department. Provides managerial assistance to subordinates in planning and implementing programs. Supervises, assigns work and evaluates performance of staff, assists in the selection of new employees, evaluates and disciplines employees according to city policies and procedures.  Responsible for staff development. Reviews and monitors proposed changes to federal, state, and local laws to determine their impact on departmental policies and practices; prepares, coordinates, and implements responses and recommendations to the City Manager, City Council, and other department directors. Plans and directs short- and long-range projects.  Manages the implementation and development of projects; gathers, interprets, and prepares data; submits grant applications; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed. Coordinates and leads parks and recreation planning, park acquisition, site plan review, development, landscaping, and construction of new and existing parks facilities and other functions for parks and recreation related projects, as well as communication with clubs and other organizations as applicable. Prepares scopes of service, construction cost estimates, contract bid documents and evaluation criteria and arranges for the bidding and award of construction contracts (currently in partnership with City Engineering). Participates in the selection of consultants; negotiates and monitors contracts and services of outside firms to assure compliance with specifications, timelines, and City ordinances and policies.

This is a full-time position. Please click on the link provided to view the complete job description that includes the full duties, requirements, and salary information.  If you are interested in applying for this position, you can do so at the same link by completing the online application and uploading your resume and cover letter.  

If you do not have the resources to apply for this position online, you may contact the Human Resources Department at 509-764-3704 or to request an emailed application.  

This position is open until filled, with first review of applications on September 30, 2022

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Local Government
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