Texas Municipal League - Online Career Center


City of Elgin

General Information


Job title: Parks & Recreation Manager
Job location: Elgin, TX 78621 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 12/27/12
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: TMRS retirement 2:1 match at 6%
12 paid holidays
City group paid medical,dental,LTD,Life & AD&D,

Job Classification

Job Category:Parks/Recreation/Tourism

Job Description

Job description:
Under general administrative supervision of the Community Development Director, oversees and directs recreation programs, the municipal pool & special events, provides training and supervision for subordinates and volunteers.Provides information to the public through social media, print and online materials, creates maps for projects, writes grants and provides supporting documentation for grants, provides support for community development projects.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
High school diploma or GED required, plus five years of responsible supervisory or managerial experience; or Bachelor’s degree and two years of responsible supervisory or managerial experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. Certified Pool Operator, certified Red Cross Lifeguard and swim lesson trainer, may be obtained after date of hire, but within a timeframe that meets the needs of the City of Elgin.

Must possess a valid Texas drivers license


Recreation, cultural and social needs of the community; procedures for planning, implementing and maintaining a variety of recreation and leisure activities and programs through community participation; and program administration including budgeting, purchasing and personnel management.
Design, develop and implement recreation programs suited to the needs of the community; read and interpret plans, and designs; analyze, interpret and explain department policies and procedures; supervise, train and evaluate subordinates and volunteers; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; make effective presentation in front of groups; develop, present, and administer a budget; establish and maintain effective working relationships with public groups, agencies and others contacted in the course of work.

Strong written and oral skills; works well under pressure and produces results in a timely manner, works well with the public, department heads, and general workforce, communicates effectively while maintaining composure, displaying a helpful attitude and professional demeanor in all circumstances both in person, via telephone and via email. Proficient with PowerPoint, Excel, Word and office systems.
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