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|Under the direction of the Deputy Director – Recreation, the incumbent plans and produces recreational and educational programs, and special events, and manages rental activities for private events to engage the public with the Fort Wayne Rivers....|
|Posted On:||Thursday, 23rd September 2021|
|Category:||Regular Full Time|
|Department:||Parks and Recreation|
|Shift:||40 hours per week, evenings, weekends and holidays required|
Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
|Pay Rate:||$55,385.26 annually|
Under the direction of the Deputy Director – Recreation, the incumbent plans and produces recreational and educational programs, and special events, and manages rental activities for private events to engage the public with the Fort Wayne Rivers and Riverfront Parks; to attract families, children, youth and adult participants of all abilities; to facilitate enjoyment and learning, and to promote connection to the rivers. Incumbent manages one full time staff and approximately eight seasonal staff. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with City and department policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations. At all times, the incumbent conducts him/herself in a professional manner with customers and co-workers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City employees, volunteers, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following; other duties may be assigned.
The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university in communication, marketing, public administration, parks and recreation or related field; and two to three years of successful experience developing public programming and events in fee-based and subsidized business models with progressive responsibility; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and/or ABILITIES
Effectively communicate both orally and in written format;
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to use appropriate language and etiquette with telephone, handheld radio, and computer e-mail essential. Fluent English required; Spanish or Burmese language skills desirable.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Indiana driver’s license for use of Park Department vehicle. Ability to acquire First Aid/CPR certification within first year of employment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and must be able to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Most lifting, moving, and vision requirements are associated with setting up and tearing down for programs, working at the computer, and managing groups of people effectively.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.
(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).
Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.