Parks & Recreation Director

City of Irving, TX

Job Details

  • Job Function: Parks and Recreation Director
  • Salary: $107,808+ DOE
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 216,290
  • Where: PO Box 1642, Keller, TX
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Aug 28 2018

Deadline: Sep 27 2018

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Irving, Texas, is centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth and is home to more than 234,000 residents. Irving has been recognized as one of the top 10 Best City to Start a Career and Hardest Working City in America by WalletHub. Forbes listed Irving as the No. 1 Best City for Jobs in 2017. According to The Dallas Morning News’ Best North Texas Cities for Millennials, the younger demographic ranks Irving in the top three, citing affordability, walkability and transportation access.

The City of Irving’s Parks and Recreation Department currently operates with the following divisions: Parks, Recreation, Athletics, Aquatics, Litter/Corridor Maintenance and Special Events. The City seeks a strong leader with a passion for public service and community to become the next Parks and Recreation Director. The Parks and Recreation Director is responsible for a department of 370 employees and a proposed budget of $18.5 million for fiscal year 2019.

The next Parks and Recreation Director will require exceptional leadership, communication and facilitation skills and a strong sense of vision. The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in recreation, parks and leisure service, public administration or other related field. Advanced degrees and/or certifications in parks and recreation-related fields are preferred. Additionally, a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible supervisory and management experience in parks and recreation is required. The salary for this position is $107,808+ depending on qualifications and experience.

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