City of Dallas

Job Description 

Welcome to the City of Dallas!
The City of Dallas is one of the largest employers in the DFW Metroplex.
Our employees have growth opportunities and a chance to make a difference in the community.

What do we offer?
A competitive salary, five years vested pension plan, great benefits package that includes health, vision and dental insurance, pet insurance, tuition reimbursement, qualifying childcare assistance, paid time off and more.
Join our diverse workforce and help us in providing excellent service to the residents of Dallas while building a rewarding career.

The Parks Manager manages, oversees, and supervises the use, care, operation, construction, general management, and budget of the Parks and related facilities for the City of Dallas.


Essential Functions


Essential Functions
  • Manages, oversees, and administers the budget, operations, and staff performing work for the Parks and Recreation Department; ensures that department activities tie into the department’s Comprehensive Plan by tracking, monitoring and reporting progress, resulting in an annual update to Park Board; engages with divisions in the department’s two major functions Park Maintenance Operations and Recreation Services to review processes and provide input on improvements and other analysis projects on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Establishes short-, mid- and long-term goals and objectives; develops and/or approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; provides reports and documents on Parks and Recreation projects and schedule.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, and facilitates the success of a wide range of planning staff and personnel; oversees performance evaluations, feedback, disciplinary actions, and professional development; manages work load and training.
  • Proposes and submits budget proposals and supporting documentation to Department’s Finance section to develop Fiscal Year budget information for the City’s BFO process as per established deadlines; pursues additional resources for programs through grant applications, solicitation of donations, and other alternative funding processes.
  • Provides leadership and oversight for all Parks and Recreation and Capital Improvement Projects; performs exceptional project management and reports on metrics, deliverables, and outcomes; monitors compliance standards and relative analysis.
  • Provides quality customer service by communicating effectively with individuals both internally and externally; coordinates all levels of park planning initiatives and Capital Improvement projects; responds to issues or concerns timely and professionally.
  • Represents the program area at meetings, hearings, trials, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels, and
    committees; testifies at hearings, trials, and legislative meetings as appropriate.
  • Performs any and all other work as required or assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  • 5 years professional level experience in facility management, outcome-based programming, professional
Licenses and Certifications
  • Texas Driver’s License
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, or Construction Management.


Supplemental Information

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to parks and recreation activities.
  • City policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of department and organization Safety rules and precautions/occupational hazards
  • Ability to manage unit/program activities through the supervision of subordinate supervisors.
  • Ability to establish and obtain operating long-range goals and objectives for unit.
  • Ability to devise solutions to administrative problems and to plan, assign, delegate responsibility.
  • Principles of effective program planning, development, administration and evaluation
  • Research and data organization and analysis methods.
  • Techniques of effective report preparation and presentation
  • Budget management and fiscal control methods
  • Ability to communicate effectively, at all levels, both orally and in writing.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships.
  • Ability to prepare administrative and statistical reports, schedules, statements, and correspondence
  • Principles and practices of marketing, advertising, promotions and customer service

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel assigned to this classification and is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skill required.


The salary listed on this job posting is the starting salary range; amount offered will depend upon qualifications.


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