Park & Recreation Manager

Description :



Class Title:      PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR                 Cost Code #10-09

Department:    Parks & Recreation                                      Grade : PM-3

Division:                                                                          Status: Non-Classified

                                                                                                  FLSA- Exempt


Plans, organizes and coordinates all community recreation activities programs, including physical activities, special interest classes, and special events. Performs a variety of routine administrative work in keeping official records, providing administrative support and assisting in the administration of the standard operating policies and procedures of the City as same relate to any City parks & recreation function/programs. Also will act as liaison between outside sporting and recreational interests/groups and the City. Major functional areas are: the CivicCenter, Municipal Swimming Pool, Recreation Complex and the Cemetery.



Works under the general supervision of the City Manager and/or Assistant City Manager.



Supervises special interest instructors, seasonal employees, if any, and volunteers. Exercises supervision over the Municipal Swimming Pool and Park Maintenance Staff and the Recreation Complex.



1)         Coordinates the development and implementation of all City funded/sponsored community recreation activities.

2)         Responsible for maintaining all assigned parks and facilities in a clean and safe condition.

3)         Supervises classes, workshops and activities for persons engaged in the City recreation  programs and co-sponsored programs.

4)         Selects, plans and implements City sponsored sporting and recreation events/activities and special interest activities.

5)         Responsible for maintaining records and filing monthly reports on parks, playground equipment conditions, and A.D.A. compliance requirements.

6)         Responds to public inquiries about recreation programs made by telephone, correspondence, or during public meetings.

7)         Prepares for publication a variety of calendars, news releases and related communications regarding sporting/recreation programs. 

8)         Coordinates, schedules and maintains related records and statistics for the sports and recreational programs and perso

9)         Composes, types and edits a variety of correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes and other material requiring judgment as to content, accuracy and completeness. Establishes and maintains filing systems, control records and indexes using independent judgment.

10)       Schedules park and building maintenance and assures all park equipment is functional and free of defects.

11)       Maintains departmental inventories and orders office supplies and materials in accordance with the City Procurement Code.

12)       Assists in the planning and use of City concession related activities, including design,layout, operation, inventory, contracting and staffing.

13)       Promotes interest and provides information regarding City recreational programs to school officials, other recreation officials, community service groups, other departments,     and the general public.

14)       Schedules and runs various sports tournaments throughout the year.

15)       As working supervisor may be required to operate equipment, mowers, backhoe, trencher, tractor and assorted ground maintenance equipment.

16)       Responsible for over all City Cemeteries.

17)       Performs other duties as assigned by City Manager



1)         Required to attend City Commission Meetings when necessary; and will be required to attend Municipal Recreation & Cemetery Board Meetings as City representative.

2)         Performs a variety of miscellaneous duties such as running errands, picking up supplies needed for activities, and helping set up tables and chairs for classes, events, etc.



Education and Experience:

A)        High School graduate or GED Equivalent

B)        Two (2) years recreation experience including public recreation programming; or

C)        An equivalent combination of Education and experience.

D)        At least 2 years in a supervisory capacity.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

A)        Considerable knowledge of recreation philosophy, planning, and administration: considerable knowledge of equipment, facilities operations and techniques used in a comprehensive community recreation program.

B)        Ability to develop, coordinate and direct varied activities involved in a community recreation program; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, instructors, community leaders, and the general public; ability to plan and supervise the work of volunteers.

C)        Working knowledge of computers and electronic data processing; working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures

D)        Ability to perform cashier duties accurately; ability to effectively meet and deal with the

public; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; and ability to handle stressful situation.

E)        Skill in the operation of listed tools and equipment; skill in First Aid and CPR.

F)         Ability to handle and use various chemicals and compounds.

G)        Ability to use hand tools, power tools, power mowers, various equipment and welders.




1)         Valid New Mexico driver’s license

2)         Certified in First Aid and CPR

3)         CPO Certification, within six (6) months of employment.

4)         May be required to obtain NM Public Applicator License for Vector Control.

5)         Must successfully pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.




Utilizes any equipment, tools and materials necessary to accomplish the duties described in the Essential Duties section above, including but not limited to:


1)         Personal computer, including word processing software: calculator: copy and fax machines; phones; mobile or portable radios.

2)         Mowing equipment including riding mowers, push mowers, weedeaters and sweepers. Also included are backhoe, brush-hog, ditch-witch, compressor and jackhammer, pesticide and herbicide spray equipment.

3)         All small hand and power tools, including such items as tree pruning equipment, chain saws, power drills and saws, and general use of hand tools.                  



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 frequently required to walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; kneel, crouch or crawl.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include cost vision, color vision, and the adjust focus.




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 occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals. May required to work deviated work schedule.


The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office, or moderately loud when in the field.




Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be requested.


This Position Description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.




I have read the above Position Specification. I understand the demands and expectations of the position described and to the best of my knowledge, believe I can perform these duties. I understand that this position is exempt from the requirements of FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act).


NAME ___________________________________________________________


DATE  __________________________________

Contact :


Job Advertisement





  The City of Truth or Consequences has one opening for the position of PARK RECREATION MANAGER with PUBLIC WORKS in the PARKS & RECREATIODIVISION.



See Job Description for full requirements and representative duties.

Grade: PM-3 pay rate commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus benefits 



Application and Job Descriptions are available from the City’s Human Resources Office,

505 Sims, T or C., NM 87901, tel #575-894-6673 ext. 314 fax #575-894-0363. Deadline for applications to be returned to City’s HR Office is  until filled. E.O.E.



 PUBLISH:     September 22, 2017   -    Sentinel

                     September 27, 2017    -   Herald



POSTED:        City’s Website                        (09/22/17 – until filled)
                     Workforce Solutions   (09/22/17 – until filled)

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled