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Parks and Recreation Manager
The Parks and Recreation Manager performs professional and administrative work in developing, coordinating, and implementing the City's Parks Recreation Plan. Works with citizens, staff, and outside agencies to recommend acquisition, development, or capital maintenance projects. Performs a broad range of functions to complete assigned projects including property analysis, negotiating easements, private development review, project management, grant writing, community outreach, parks, and open space planning, and maintaining inventory of park and open space lands and facilities.
  • Works under the direction of the Public Works Deputy Director or their designee.
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1.         Lead responsibility for the research, preparation, presentation, and monitoring of the
department's grant program including complex and technical Federal and State grant
2.         Serves as a team leader for, or personally carries out special surveys and studies,
projects or reports; serves on special task forces and committees; makes
recommendations on administrative or operational policies, procedures, and systems,
and prepares reports, policies, procedures, and other written material.
3.         Assists in the selection and administration of consultant contracts. Coordinates requests
for proposals, consultant selection processes, and monitors contracts, expenditures and
consultant performance.
4.         Assists in land acquisition for parks and open spaces, including identifying parcels for acquisition and acquisition negotiations. This includes coordination with property owners, property acquisition staff, city attorney, city advisory boards, planning commission, city commission, appraisers, title companies, consultants, and granting agencies.
5.         Prepares a variety of budgets, program plans, contract documents, financial and
narrative reports.
6.         Manages the cost control process related to project funding and grant awards; provides
status reports; monitors use of project funds; approves expenditures; coordinates project
and grant reimbursement; supervises consultant/contractor/vendor/staff payments.
7.         Coordinates inter-departmental efforts relating to park improvement plans and projects;
represents department interests in inter-departmental forums; interacts with City
8.         Reviews and coordinates projects submitted by other City departments, government
agencies and private sector for impact on existing and proposed City parks and open
space system.
9.         Assists in the development and implementation of Park, Recreation, and Open Space
Plan and Capital Improvements Program.
10.       Organizes graphic and written materials to be used in presentations to the City Commission, Planning Commission, community interest groups, clients, boards and commissions, City staff, City Manager, and agency representatives.
11.       Assists with park development projects including involvement in design, bidding and
construction phases; works with consultants during the design phase to insure
implementation of comprehensive plan goals, budgetary or grant requirements.
12.       As assigned, serves as staff liaison and/or participant at meetings concerning projects or
proposals; explains or negotiates needed changes on issues involving significant public
policy, organizational, or legal liability.
13.       Serve as Department lead staff on city commission-appointed committees with a focus on parks, open spaces, special events within park properties, recreation fields and courts, and the Joe Glasscock Community Center.
14.       Performs other related work of similar nature or level as assigned.
Position: Parks and Recreation Manager
Organization: City of Red Bank
Location: Red Bank,  TN 
United States
Salary: $53,500.00
Posting Start Date: 2/26/2023
Date Posted: 2/22/2023
Requirements Desired Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or other related degrees may be considered.
  • Four years of progressive, administrative experience in parks and recreation programs.
  • Current Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or have the ability to acquire CPRP credentials and/or other certifications as may be required for recreational planning, local government training for grant requests, and others that may arise.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to provide the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully perform the essential function of the job will be considered.
Knowledge of:
Working knowledge of park, open space and trail planning, construction, maintenance
and management techniques, and procedures.
Working knowledge of Federal, State and local agency laws, rules, regulations and
programs relating to land acquisition and development, resource conservation and
environmental policy.
Working knowledge of grant application preparation and processing requirements,
including preparation of specifications, proposal descriptions, graphics, and related
Principles, methods, and legal requirements of contract preparation, negotiation, and
Skills in:
Excellent skills in report preparation, writing, and public presentation.
            Time management skills.
Project research, analysis, planning, mapping, and implementation.
Ability to:
Communicate effectively in writing and through graphic and visual media.
Maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and a diversity of boards,
committees, public agencies, and private interest groups.
            Communicate orally using courtesy, tact, and good judgment and make effective public
Efficiently utilize spreadsheets, word processing, and other computer software
applications to accomplish work assignments.
            Maintain consistent and punctual attendance.
            Ability and willingness to demonstrate the public service competencies of service
orientation, teamwork, and cooperation.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job, including:
Frequently operate a computer and read a computer screen or typewritten page;
Correctible visual acuity and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a motor
Effectively communicate in person and by telephone;
Move between work sites, including traversing uneven terrain on undeveloped
land and project development sites;
  • Must have a valid Tennessee Drivers License
  • Shall devote full time to the duties of this office
  • Shall maintain normal office hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday with the ability to flex the weekly schedule to accommodate working special events on weekends or after hours as needed
  • Shall be available via cellular telephone at all hours for duty-specific needs as necessary.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/24/2023
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Organization Information
City of Red Bank
3105 Dayton Blvd

Red Bank,  TN 37415
United States
(423) 877-1103
Tracey Perry