Natrona County is home to world class outdoor recreational opportunities and vibrant communities with welcoming, friendly locals. A true year-round destination, you can find the perfect activity 365 days-a-year. Spend a snow day traversing the snowshoe or skiing trails on Casper Mountain. Or soak up the sunshine at community festivals or on the water at Alcova Reservoir. With amazing landscapes to explore like Casper Mountain, the legendary North Platte River, Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park, Fremont Canyon's stunning rock walls and miles upon miles of multi-use trails, you can get your fill of the great outdoors. Natrona County is also home to more than a dozen great museums, touchable natural and human history, as well as a vibrant arts and music scene.
Natrona County is recruiting for a dynamic and experienced Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Director to manage and direct the operations, activities and personnel of the Natrona County Parks Department. This position is responsible for the development, upgrading, maintenance and repair of all Natrona County Parks Properties. In addition to managing ongoing services, the position is responsible for planning and developing service initiatives to achieve economies, expand recreational opportunities for residents, and generally make significant contributions to maintaining or improving levels of service. The Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services Director will coordinate activities with other departments and outside agencies.
Work Performed: Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Oversee and coordinate Lakes and Mountain operations including campgrounds, Nordic, Bridle and other trails, archery range, cabin and trailer leases, boat docks, picnic areas, marinas, exclusive-use clubs, and museums
Direct the planning, development and implementation of departmental plans, policies and procedures; establish departmental goals, objectives and priorities
Monitor and evaluate service delivery methods; implement changes necessary to improve operational efficiency
Hire, train, supervise and monitor the performance of Parks personnel; ensure staff compliance with departmental policies and procedures
Develop and administer the departmental budget; monitor and authorize expenditures
Prepare and distribute detailed agenda for regular Parks Board meeting; assist in distribution of minutes
Administer cooperative agreements with the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) at Alcova, Pathfinder and Gray Reef Reservoirs and other governmental Agencies
Respond to complaints and maintenance requests; contact the public and support user groups to explain, justify and defend departmental programs, policies and activities and to resolve sensitive and controversial issues
Coordinate special projects with Superintendent of Roads and Bridges
Oversee special Parks projects; recommend projects, consultants, and contractors to the BOCC after input from the Parks Board; ensure contracted services are provided in an effective and efficient manner in compliance with established guidelines
Stay abreast of latest trends, innovations, products and services in Parks and Recreation industry
Seek, identify and respond to grant opportunities for additional parks department funding.
Researches outside funding sources and develops applications for funding for special Parks projects within the general scope of parks and recreation
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Parks and Recreation, Leisure Services, Public Administration, or related field; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience: Minimum five years of increasing responsibility experience in public works operations and two years supervisory experience; five years progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in parks and recreation program development and implementation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with construction equipment, the operational use of and practices for heavy equipment.
Necessary Licensure: Valid, unencumbered Wyoming Drivers' License, or ability to obtain one prior to employment. CDL experience preferred.
About Natrona County
Natrona County has a population of approximately 80,000, making it the second-most populous county in Wyoming. The County seat is Casper, Wyoming.