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Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation - Full-time


SALARY:       $69,694- $76,837

OPENING DATE: 09/19/2022                         CLOSING DATE: Until filled


The essential function of the position within the organization is to oversee and direct the operations of the Parks and Recreation Department.  The position is responsible for staff supervision, long-range planning, developing policy and procedures, departmental functions, preparing budgets, and evaluating, documenting, and reporting on events and activities to senior management and elected or appointed officials. This position reports directly to the Parks and Recreation Director and may act in his or her absence.

This position’s primary duties are:

  • ·Assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel, and coordinates daily work activities.
  • Coordinates operations for the department, which includes recommending and implementing hours of operation, service offerings, fee schedules, departmental procedures, determining and approving the terms of rental agreements.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of operational records and reports which include bid specifications, financial reports, and rental agreements.
  • Recommends capital improvement projects; develops plans; and reviews capital improvement projects.
  • Recommends, plans, organizes, and administers the acquisition, disposition, maintenance, development, demolition, and management of department properties and facilities.
  • Coordinates with and serves as a liaison to the public, City departments, and/or external agencies.
  • Initiates preventive maintenance measures, and directs, monitors, and refines preventive maintenance and asset replacement programs.


Requires education, training or experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in recreation administration, business management, or a closely related field. Must have at least six years of related experience. Must be able to obtain a Certified Parks and Recreational Professional License in Tennessee within 2 years of employment.

Applications can be completed online.  Resumes may be sent by fax to 865-453-5518 or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learn more about working for the City of Sevierville and full-time employee benefits.

The City of Sevierville is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or handicap in its programs or activities pursuant to Public Law 93-112 or 101-336 The City of Sevierville does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d.) The City of Sevierville is a Drug-Free Workplace, and all applicants are subject to a background check, driving history check, and drug testing in accordance with City policy.

Contact Us

Kristi Ward, Human Resources Manager

120 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37864-5500
Phone: 865.453.5504


The City of Sevierville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected class as identified under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, the Tennessee Human Rights Act, or on any basis protected by law.

The City is a Drug-Free Workplace, and all applicants are subject to a background check, driving history check, and drug testing in accordance with City policy.

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