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Assistant Parks & Recreation Coordinator (posted December 12, 2018)

The Borough of Quakertown is seeking a full-time Assistant Parks and Recreation Coordinator. Responsibilities include assisting with the organization and administration of the borough’s concerts, recreation facilities, activities, recreational programs, projects, special events and services. Additionally, the chosen candidate shall perform a variety of technical and administrative support duties for the Director of Finance.

Knowledge of computer systems and Microsoft Office required. Highly motivated, exceptional interpersonal, oral and writing skills and the ability to interact positively with a diverse population essential. Strong leadership, programming skills, and sports background necessary.

The position requires work on evenings, weekends, and holidays. Regular hours are Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30, but flexible due to the nature of the position. Bachelor’s degree in Parks & Recreation/Leisure Services from an accredited college/university or the equivalent required. Clearances and valid Driver’s License required.

Interested individuals please forward resume by Friday, December 30, 2018. Resumes should be submitted to: Julie Bender
35 N. Third Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
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Superintendent of Operations (posted December 12, 2018)

General Description – The Superintendent position is a professional position requiring managerial and administrative skills and experience for planning, organizing and directing Township programs for public works services.  These services include streets and highways, fleet maintenance, parks maintenance, refuse and recycling collection, and facilities management.  The Superintendent is a team member reporting directly to the Director of Public Works.  The position requires excellent organizational planning, negotiating, and diplomatic skills and a great deal of latitude for exercising independent judgment in carrying out essential job duties.

Essential Job Duties –

Under the leadership of the Director, manages and oversees the work of the Public Works Department operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; and works with line supervisors to distribute daily assignments.

Meets with field leaders and inspects and oversees work sites to insure adequate manpower and safety measures are properly deployed and in place for all construction and park maintenance projects.

Responds to citizen inquiries and/or complaints relative to operations and services of the department; directs equipment and manpower to resolve problems as is feasible and within the scope of the Township’s responsibility.

Works with Director in preparing annual operating and capital budget requests for all divisions and functions of the Public Works Department including sanitary sewer maintenance.

Prepares monthly and annual reports as needed for departmental operations, accomplishments, goals and objectives.  Prepares reports requested by the Township Manager or other Township officials.

Involved in consideration and recommendation of personnel actions such as hiring, termination, assignment, evaluation and labor relations including grievance handling.

Participates in crisis situations such as flooding, major snow operations, disasters or loss of power.  May direct on the scene activities.

Attends meetings of the Board of Commissioners, Shade Tree Commission and other Boards and Commissions as requested.

Performs related work as required

Qualifications –

Applicants will preferably have 10 years of progressively responsible experience in public works administration.  A High School Diploma is required; graduation from an accredited four-year college or university is a plus.  An equivalent combination of education and experience demonstrating considerable knowledge and exposure to the principles and practices of public works programs will be considered.

Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills, with the ability to deal effectively with elected officials, developers and general contractors, federal, state, and county regulators, the general public, the media, fellow staff and employees.

Ability to plan, develop and implement programs for the department, and to manage the activities of a large and diverse team of employees.

Functional knowledge of the operations of Geographic Information Systems.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, principally Word, Excel and Outlook.

Must have and maintain a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements –

Generally light to moderate work, requiring the exertion of 50 pounds and more of force only occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Ability to bend, stoop, squat, reach above shoulder level, crouch, kneel, lift and push/pull for up to 25% of the day.

Ability to use both hands for simple grasping and fine manipulation of objects, tools and equipment including repetitive work involving the arms, hands, and fingers.

Ability to be exposed to marked changes in temperature and humidity including severe weather conditions and to be exposed to noise, dust, fumes and gases while performing job functions.

Possess a valid PA driver’s license and ability to drive an automobile

Vocal communication, visual acuity and unimpaired hearing are required.

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