Assistant Parks Director

Detailed information:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversees and monitors park infrastructure, facilities, natural resources, programs, and services.
  • Works on communication and implementation of Department strategies, solutions, and policies and procedures to employees; assists with planning, developing, and preparing strategic documents including Comprehensive Master Plan, Active Transportation Plan, Urban Forestry Management Plan, Zone Improvement Plan, and Town-wide plans of shared interest.
  • Establishes and adjusts work procedures to meet schedules.
  • Proposes measures to improve methods, performance, and quality of services, and suggests changes in working conditions to increase efficiency.
  • Prepares reports and records on Department activities for management.
  • Defines, documents, and maintains performance metrics, workflow, procedure, and process requirements, and communicates them to the team.
  • Monitors employee performance, attendance, and productivity, and provides feedback to on- and off-site employees.
  • Oversees external communications including, but not limited to, social media, memos, advertising, and press releases.
  • Coordinates research of partnerships and alternative funding opportunities including preparing necessary paperwork for partnerships, capital project funding, and program and event sponsorship.
  • Prepares and/or reviews bid specifications for large purchases and projects.
  • Manages assigned construction projects; coordinates site design and layout, purchasing, securing permits and approvals, and ensures compliance with grant funding requirements and desired outcomes within budgetary limits.
  • Directs evaluation, selection, and administration of external contracts for parks and recreation activities.
  • Responds to concerns, problems, and/or complaints in a timely manner, maintaining a customer service philosophy.
  • Compiles and prepares annual report with statistics and narrative such as revenue, expenditures, program activities, and participants.
  • Assists with coordination of operating activities and documentation of Department.
  • Assists with development and implementation of policies, practices, procedures, and attainment of operating goals.
  • Assists employees in solving work problems, and suggests plans to motivate employees to achieve work goals.
  • Assists with setting and monitoring Department budget.


Supervisory Participation & Control: This job has employee supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements:

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty according to the requirements of the Town of Brownsburg. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience: A Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in business or parks administration, recreation, or other related field; and five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous experience working in municipal government is preferred. Previous experience in a supervisory role is desired.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating park operations and related programs and services.
  • Ability to obtain required certifications/licenses as outlined by Department standards.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Resourceful and creative.
  • Analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Must exhibit professionalism and be effective working with the public, vendors, and employees.
  • Skillfully convey information on a wide range of topics to a diverse target audience.
  • Influencing and consultative skills are critical.
  • Proficient with commonly used office software, including but not limited to: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, as well as telephone and internet communications.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Effective prioritization and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure, deadline driven environment.
  • Strong initiative to strive for continuous accuracy, quality, and timeliness of information.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships through strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on relationship-building and consistent demonstration of solid professional judgement.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • A genuine commitment to quality on behalf of the Town while building a culture committed to excellence is mandatory.
  • Must have and maintain a verifiable Driver’s License, demonstrated safe driving record, and remain insurable through the Town’s liability insurance carrier if applicable.

Physical Demands: 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 duties and responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently will stand; walk; and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without an assistive device (greater weights may be required with the use of an assistive device). The employee occasionally will climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and the ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).

Work Environment: 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 duties and responsibilities

This job operates primarily in the general community with moderate safety/health hazard potential. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. However, job duties will require employee to perform skilled labor with high safety/health hazard potential.

While the role follows a work schedule of 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday, this job may require work beyond these hours which may include nights, weekends, holidays, and on call status. Frequent in-town travel will be required.

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Brownsburg, Indiana



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$60K - $67K/annual

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