Essential Job Duties

The City of Fayetteville is committed to attracting, engaging and rewarding a multi-generational workforce.  By offering a total rewards package including competitive compensation and benefits plans and a purposeful work life, the City is an employer of choice focused on serving our community.

Listing salary range
As an employer of choice, the City provides a base compensation and total rewards structure that is highly competitive.

The starting rate of pay for this position will depend on experience and qualifications.

The grade range for this position is:
(Minimum      15% Minimum)      Market          Maximum
$27.80           $31.97                   $33.49          $40.19

  1. Provide good customer service to both internal and external customers, maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City employees (especially members, of their own team), and have regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive.
  2. Perform supervisory responsibilities which may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the City’s policies and applicable laws.
  3. Responsible for planning, developing, promoting, supervising and evaluating a comprehensive recreation program for Parks and Recreation.
  4. Oversee recreation staff and programs, including youth and adult softball, soccer, swimming, summer camps, volleyball, kickball, public concerts, public movies, special events, race series, the Yvonne Richardson Community Center and other events or programs.
  5. Coordinate external special events, leagues and tournaments utilizing Fayetteville Parks for events/programs. Work with associations governing leagues utilizing the City’s facilities and work closely with special interest groups to ensure they provide quality programs to Fayetteville Citizens.
  6. Supervise and assist with maintaining records and preparing monthly, quarterly and annual recreation program reports including, but not limited to participation numbers, expense and revenue, purchasing, etc.
  7. Assist in planning, preparing, presenting and administering the annual operating budget for recreation programs.
  8. Approve travel requests, budget adjustments, journal entries and other actions as authorized to facilitate the operation of assigned programs. Review and approve bi-weekly timesheets for the functional units supervised, or as authorized in the absence of the Parks and Recreation Director.
  9. Work with special interest groups in development of recreation programs. Special interest groups may include disc golf clubs, horseshoes, tennis, aquatics, baseball, softball, ultimate Frisbee, remote model airplane, scull boat and other similar groups.
  10. Resolve citizen and in-house requests by delegating service requests/work orders to proper program/personnel.
  11. Work with financial coordinator to oversee and monitor the division’s revenue, ensuring accurate accounting for recreation programs, the swimming pool operations, sponsorships and donations for leagues, and special events such as the race series.
  12. Approve purchase orders, p-card requests, check requests and other actions as authorized to facilitate the operation of assigned programs.
  13. Coordinate with park maintenance personnel to ensure all program facilities are adequately maintained and safe for public use.
  14. Responsible for the department’s public relations and marketing plan. This includes, but is not limited to preparing press releases, posting on social media, making presentations to clubs/groups, as well as working with local media outlets to promote the department.
  15. Work with staff to develop and update the Department’s website to inform the public of the Department’s activities.  Prepare promotional material to inform the public about park facilities and special events.  Serve on the City’s Website Committee representing the needs of Parks and Recreation.
  16. Research source grants, write applications and administer funding grants.
  17. Serve as Project Manager for Capital Improvement Projects or other special projects as assigned by the Parks and Recreation Director.
  18. Work with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board by attending monthly/special meetings and providing administrative support.
  19. Solicit and contract with instructors to implement recreation programs, service contracts and concession operations.
  20. Attend and supervise recreation programs and special events which are held in the evening hours and on weekends.
  21. Attend various meetings and events as assigned to represent the City and the Parks and Recreation Department. This will include hours outside the normal workday.
  22. As assigned by the Parks and Recreation Director, work on the Emergency Response Team for the City of Fayetteville.
  23. As assigned, act as Director during the absence of the Parks and Recreation Director.
  24. Administer and oversee all Special Event Requests submitted to Parks and Recreation.   Review requests for approval, communicate with requestors to review the conditions set by the Department, and provide supervision as needed for the event including any necessary follow-up.
  25. As part of a team, review and approve city wide Event Permit Forms submitted through the Parking Management Division, including those requesting alcohol in the parks for special events.
  26. Review for approval bi-weekly payments for independent contractors who provide services to the programming division (umpires, referees, etc.)
  27. Responsible for administering contracts with vendors such as concession operations and photography services for recreation programs.
  28. Perform other duties as assigned.

Secondary Job Duties

  1. Secondary duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a college or university and four years of related experience with a minimum of three years of management experience.
  2. Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
  3. Must successfully pass a criminal background check, including but not limited to convictions, guilty pleas, or no contest pleas to violent offenses, theft offenses, offenses against children, and any offense that would qualify to prevent a person from obtaining an Arkansas teaching certificate (A.C.A. 6-17-410) or any offense under A.C.A. § 21-15-111.
  4. Must possess or have the ability to obtain certification as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) within three years of employment.
  5. Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certification within six months of employment.
  6. Effectively communicate with others orally and in writing.
  7. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  8. Must be proficient in the use of a computer and other related software programs. Must be able to effectively operate standard office equipment.
  9. Must be proficient in the use of prominent social media platforms, leveraging them to market programs and disseminate vital program information.
  10. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate effectively.  The employee regularly is required to move from location to location; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job to accomplish computer and office work.
  11. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and works in outside weather conditions.