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The Town of Oakland invites qualified applicants for the position of Parks and Recreation Director. We are looking for a proven, dynamic individual that will provide professional leadership that will positively affect both the Department and the community. The selected individual shall be a self-starter, energetic and an advocate in parks and recreation services. 

Successful candidate must possess knowledge of public recreation and park operations. Candidates should have relevant job experience. The ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with Town officials and the public, and to promote community interest and enthusiasm in parks and recreation activities is essential in this position. 

Under the direction of the Town Manager, and with limited supervision, responsibilities include: 
Overall operation and supervision of the Department which includes planning all Parks & Recreation events (sports, senior activities, Town events, etc.) and sports leagues.
Supervise full and part-time staff.
Coordinate maintenance of Parks & Recreation facilities.
Develop long range plans for programs and facilities needed.
Coordinate with Town officials for possible Grant opportunities and administration.
Work with and advise the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.
Attend meetings of the Town Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
Develop marketing plan for the Parks & Recreation Department.
Administration of Department Budget and related matters.
Organization: Oakland Parks & Recreation
Location: Oakland,  TN 
United States
Salary: $ 58,448 to$ 64,188 annually
Posting Start Date: 1/31/2023
Date Posted: 1/31/2023
Bachelor's Degree in Recreation & Park Administration, Sports Management, or closely related field desired.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in Parks & Recreation, with local government experience desired.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Experience with supervision skills.
Knowledge of basic office applications and software.

A valid, current Driver's License is required and must be able to pass a motor vehicle registration check. The selected candidate will be required to pass a background check, physical, and drug test. 
Salary Range is$ 58,448 to$ 64,188 per year with a competitive benefits package. 
Cover letters and resumes are invited. 
Applications are available on the Town website www.oaklandtennessee.org or at Town Hall, 170 Doss Circle, Oakland, TN 38060 during regular business hours. 
Letters shall be addressed to 
Town Manager 
P.O. Box 56 
Oakland, TN 38060 
Emailed to jjohnson@oaklandtn.gov 
The Town of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Apply immediately; position open until filled. 
Applications are a public record. 
Status: This listing expires on: 4/2/2023
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Oakland Parks & Recreation

Oakland,  TN 
United States