Ideally situated on the rolling plains of eastern Williamson County, the City of Taylor, Texas, is home to 17,700 residents who enjoy a laid back, semirural atmosphere with the world-class amenities of Austin within easy distance. The City operates as a council-manager form of government under a home rule charter and is governed by a five-member Council. The City Council appoints a City Manager to be the chief administrative officer of the City.
Taylor boasts an expansive park system with three major parks that offer an array of amenities, including swimming pools, walking trails, lakes, basketball courts, playgrounds, and much more. Under the direction of the Assistant City Manager, the Parks and Recreation Director plans, manages, supervises, coordinates, and implements the activities and operations of the department and coordinates activities with other departments, as well as schools, organizations, government entities, and tournament groups. The Director makes recommendations to City Council and management concerning parks and recreation matters, promotes the parks system and recreation programs, and manages operations, including budgeting, maintenance, capital improvements, project management, and program implementation.
The City seeks a fun, outgoing, family-oriented, and experienced parks and recreation professional to be its new Parks and Recreation Director. The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, political science, public administration, or a related field and have at least five years of experience managing or coordinating parks and recreation programs and activities, including at least two years of experience in a supervisory capacity or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Parks & Recreation Professional Certification is desirable. The City of Taylor offers a starting salary range between $68,500 and $87,000 depending on qualifications and experience.