Facilities, Parks, and Recreation Director

Town of Silverton   Silverton, CO   Full-time     Management
Posted on September 13, 2023

Facilities, Parks, and Recreation Director

The Town of Silverton is accepting applications for a Facilities, Parks, and Recreation Director position.

This is a full-time, salaried position plus health, dental, vision, life, paid time off, retirement, and short-term disability. The pay range for this position is $68,000-$75,000 per year, depending upon experience.

Experience in project and employee management, facility maintenance, and ski area maintenance is preferred. Full-time residence in San Juan County required. 

The Town of Silverton is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Title: Facilities, Parks and Recreation Director Job Classification: Grade 5 FLSA Classification: Full-time Regular Employee Exempt Supervisor: Town Administrator Supervisory Responsibilities: Facilities, Parks and Recreation Manager, Maintenance Leads and Workers, Ski Lift Operators and Seasonal Staff as needed Duties: • Director of the Facilities, Parks and Recreation Department: has general charge of responsibility for the maintenance and improvement of Town-owned properties including Molas Lake Campground, Kendall Mountain Recreation Area, Town Hall, Visitor’s Center, Memorial Park, Anesi Park, the Library, Cemetery, Senior Center, Carriage House and all other Town-owned properties. • Management: performs all duties, keeps all records, and has such powers are necessary for the proper management and operation of the Town’s facilities, parks (Anesi, Memorial, Track, Molas, Baseball fields, Cemetery, Senior Center Grow Dome area), and recreation facilities. Oversees Kendall Mountain Recreation Area operations including Ski Area, Ice Rink, Nordic Grooming, and summer activities including coordination with summer events. Includes management of janitorial services, summer curtesy bins, and restroom facilities. • Administration: administers and enforces the provisions of the Town’s 2022 Compass Master Plan, Animas River Corridor Revitalization Plan, Trails Plan, Molas Lake Master Plan, Plan of Development and Management with the BLM and other recreational plans. Coordinates quarterly Facilities, Parks and Recreation Committee Meetings. • Safety Officer: acts as the Town’s safety officer with direct communication with our Town’s insurance provider as well as conducts and submits reports for chairlift maintenance. Maintains insurance audits and records. • Maintenance: maintains all departmental equipment, tools, records, inventories, facilities, and properties, as necessary for proper administration and operation of the department. All maintenance on historic buildings will need to preserve their historic integrity. • Budget and Expenditures: prepares requested annual budget for the department and its various operating funds; authorizes and tracks all expenditures of the department in conformance with approved budgets and budgetary controls. • Supervision: supervise employees of the Facilities, Parks and Recreation Department in accordance with the provisions of the Town’s Personnel Policies. • Staff Advisor: advises the Town Administrator, Town Board of Trustees, the Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Committee in all matters related to the operations of the Facilities, Parks and Recreation Department. • Other Duties and Responsibilities: carries out other duties and responsibilities as assigned or necessary for the proper conduct of town business and proper operation of the Facilities, Parks and Recreation Department.

Minimum Qualifications: • High School Diploma or GED Certification plus at least five years of relevant experience in the maintenance of buildings, properties, landscapes, and mechanical equipment and facilities. A bachelor’s degree can substitute two years of experience. • Organizational, planning, and managerial skills necessary to direct and supervise the overall operations of the facilities, parks and recreation department. • Ability to receive and implement specialized instructions concerning the safe and proper operation of ski areas, ski tow facilities, and related operations. • Ability to work efficiently, effectively, and responsibly with elected/ appointed officials, employees, and the general public. • Organizational, planning, and managerial skills necessary to direct and supervise the overall operations of the public works department. • Good driving record. • Ability to access all properties, buildings, and facilities of the Town; to access and operate trucks, graders, loaders, backhoes, and other equipment; and to climb up and down lift towers, crawl spaces, and other confined work areas; to climb ladders, stairs, and steep snow covered, and uneven terrain; and to lift, maneuver, and transport up to 70 pound loads.