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Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation

The City of Johnson City, Tennessee is seeking online applications by qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. We are looking for a proven and dynamic individual that will provide professional leadership that will positively affect both the department and community. The successful applicant should be a self-starter, energetic, progressive and visionary in displaying parks and recreation services to the area. The position will lead the day to day operations with a staff of 99 full and part-time employees and 100-200 temporary employees depending on the season. The department operates the following: 24 parks; 45+ ball fields and courts; 23 lighted tennis courts; 16 play structures; one 18-hole golf courses; 19.75 miles of hiking and walking trails; seniors' programs and services; recreation centers; and six swimming pools on approximately 1,300 acres. The department also operates a 72,000 square foot multigenerational recreational center which opened in 2012. This position will work with multiple community boards including the Senior Services Advisory Council and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Parks and Recreation, and has frequent and direct interface with the Assistant City Manager.

Successful candidates must possess comprehensive knowledge of public recreation and land park operations. Should have extensive experience with modern recreational organization policies, objectives, services and equipment.

Position: Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation
Organization: City of Johnson City - Parks & Recreation
Location: Johnson City,  TN 
United States
Salary: DOQ
Posting Start Date: 12/17/2019
Date Posted: 1/26/2021

Required qualifications: graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Administration or a closely related field. Three to five years of relevant experience in municipal multi-disciplinary parks and recreation. Certification as a professional by NRPA is preferred. Pay range is $54,905.87 to $84,090.81. Starting pay depends on qualifications. The City of Johnson City offers a competitive benefits package including a defined contribution retirement program. Pre-employment physical, drug screening and background check required.


Status: This listing expires on: 2/25/2021
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City of Johnson City - Parks & Recreation
4137 Bristol Highway

Johnson City,  TN 37601
United States
(423) 283-5815
(423) 283-5829
James Ellis