Assistant Director - Parks and Recreation

City of Oklahoma City, OK

The City of Oklahoma City is recruiting for an Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. The Assistant Director will assist the Parks and Recreation Director in directing and coordinating the department’s mission of providing cultural, social, and recreational experiences to the Oklahoma City community so they can have the opportunity to cultivate wellness and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The ideal candidate must possess: Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Parks and Recreation, Business, Finance, or a related field; minimum of five (5) years’ progressively increasing management responsibility in public sector management of parks, public events, performing arts and/or recreational services with an organization of similar size or complexity as the City of Oklahoma City; knowledge of and skill in applying leadership principles and techniques; skill in supervising and coordinating activities of professional, technical, and clerical staff; skill in evaluating work performance and accomplishments; skill in verbal and written communication; skill in critically assessing and organizing a wide variety of information; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, municipal officials, outside agencies, and the public; ability to plan, design, implement, and evaluate current systems and systems improvements; ability to develop strategic and long-range plans and evaluate work accomplishments; willingness to assume responsibility for work performed and decisions made; and Possession of valid driver license (Operator).

Preferred Qualifications include: Knowledge and experience in union/management relations; experience applying for and managing grants; experience in contract and purchasing; experience in fleet and facility maintenance; and Certified Parks and Recreation Professional.

The City of Oklahoma City is using CPS HR Consulting to recruit for this position. To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted without prior notice) by the first review date of Friday, December 31, 2021. Resume should reflect years and months of employment, beginning/ending dates, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed. To review more information on the position and to submit your materials, visit this link:

The City of Oklahoma City is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - If you require reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process, please notify one of the Human Resources Department Representatives by calling 405-297-2530. The City of Oklahoma City is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity and inclusion. The City of Oklahoma City will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex (to include sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression), age, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

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Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Chief Administrator
Position Type
Full Time

City of Oklahoma City


420 W Main St
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-4437
United States

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