Employment

Employment

NOTE: Applications Are Now Accepted ON-LINE!

If you have any questions about posted jobs, need additional accessibility information or require alternative formats, please contact Burlington’s Department of Human Resources or call (802) 865-7145.
jobs@burlingtonvt.gov
200 Church Street, Suite 102, Burlington, VT 05401

 

Permanent Full Time Positions

Director of Parks and Recreation

SALARY: $79,913.60 to $89,980.80 Annually
POSITION STATUS: Regular Full time, Exempt, NonUnion

This position is responsible for providing high-level managerial leadership, administrative and financial direction, as well as directing the planning, development and operation of City-wide parks, recreation, waterfront and cemetery and arboriculture services programs and City facilities.  Work involves analyzing program effectiveness, managing, planning and supervising the traditional recreation programs to include, but not limited to special events, youth development and senior programs.  This position is a political appointment and the person filling this position serves at the pleasure of and reports directly to the Mayor.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Administer City’s parks, recreation, harbor, cemetery, and arboriculture programs and facility maintenance staff.
  • Prepare and administer department’s annual budget; monitor all department expenditures, prepare budget amendments as needed.
  • Prepare and evaluate Master and Strategic Plans combining staff, public and administration input into Department direction.
  • In conjunction with the Mayor and Commissions, define department goals and allocate resources as needed to accomplish them.
  • Manage department staff including the hiring, training, promotion, discipline, work rule establishment and the development of department morale.  Perform field inspections to monitor performance, taking corrective actions as necessary.
  • Allocate personnel to department functions as needed to carryout Department goals.
  • Administer union contract; hear and adjudicate grievances.
  • Evaluate fee schedules and recommend adjustments as needed.
  • Negotiate contracts, manage, and monitor lease compliance for concessions operating within City Parks/harbor; initiate corrective actions as necessary.
  • Solicit and administer state and federal grants for park development, penny for parks program, manpower development, student work study projects and recreation programs.
  • Monitor performance of appraisers, attorneys, architects, engineers and contractors retained to meet development objectives.
  • Supervise preparation of bid documents; recommend contract awards and conduct field investigations to insure construction projects meet contract standards.
  • Solicit private businesses to support Department programs and facilities.
  • Serve as Ex-Officio Board Member for Parks Foundation of Burlington providing advice and support for private philanthropy initiatives.
  • Advise Mayor and Commissioners of important public issues and seek their advice on major policy matters.
  • Forecast burial trends, cemetery life expectancy and changes to cemetery design and development.
  • Coordinate work efforts with other departments, including coordinating with the Burlington School District on various partnerships and programs.
  • Participate in review of construction and planning documents (public and private) in coordination with Planning and Zoning to insure compliance with City’s open space ordinances.
  • Ensure that tree inspections, maintenance, and planting occur in accordance with the approved Urban Forestry Management Plan.
  • Prepare agenda packets, attend meetings and make recommendations on policy issues to the Board of Parks & Recreation, Harbor and Cemetery Commissioners.
  • Issue permits for private or public uses of City parks.
  • Supervise Harbormaster for the Burlington Harbor; oversee lease and assign berthing spaces and anchorage.
  • Ensure compliance with ACT 250 and overseeing all major events and festivals on the Waterfront.
  • Maintain positive public relations by providing information to the public and by responding to public comments.  Act as the department spokesman to the media.
  • Formulate, recommend and enforce rules and regulations for the control, safety and convenience of park users and cemetery operations.

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Seasonal Positions

Youth Football Program Director

RATE OF PAY: $13.00 – $15.83 Hourly
POSITION STATUS: Seasonal

The program director will work in cooperation with the Athletics Program Supervisor in carrying out specific program activities at the site assigned.

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Essential Job Functions

  • Follow all departmental and rules and regulations.
  • Assist Athletics Supervisor to organize practices, clinics and banquet
  • Manage volunteer coaches and schedule officiating
  • Conduct sports-specific youth clinics
  • Organize transportation for program participants in 15 passenger mini bus
  • Issue and inventory all equipment
  • Attend league safety meetings and staff trainings as required.
  • Report all accidents occurring within jurisdiction to supervisor.
  • Administer proper First Aid as required.
  • Required to be on site 30 minutes before the program starts for set up and preparation.
  • Required to clean up at the end of the day.
  • Participate in seasonal employee evaluation process.
  • Report any problems with fields/courts, equipment, player behavior, parent behavior, or officials to Athletic Program Supervisor.
  • Communicate with Athletic Program Supervisor on all matters of policy.
  • Be accessible by phone and/or email.

O.N.E. Community Center Program Counselor

RATE OF PAY: $12.00 – $15.83 Hourly
POSITION STATUS: Seasonal

The counselor will work in cooperation with the Site Director in carrying out specific program activities at the site assigned.

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Essential Job Functions

  • Follow all departmental and state rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for oversight and security of Old North End (O.N.E.) Community Center spaces as needed.
  • Work with Site Director to create education and recreation programs to serve culturally diverse families.
  • Transport program participants in 10-14 passenger van.
  • Assist in the planning and instruction of on-site programming at the O.N.E. Community Center.
  • Program counselor may be asked to lead activities and lead specific groups of children.
  • Check area for safety hazards and report deficiencies to supervisor.
  • Attend staff meetings and staff trainings as required.
  • Report all accidents occurring within jurisdiction to supervisor.
  • Administer proper First Aid as required.
  • Required to be on site 30 minutes before the program starts for daily set-up and preparation.
  • Required to clean up at the end of the day.
  • Participate in the evaluation process.

 

Contract Jobs

Soccer Referees

RATE OF PAY: $11-13/hr depending on experience/certifications
POSITION STATUS: Seasonal/part-time, 4 hours per week (Sundays only.)

Must have soccer background/experience and be familiar with rules and regulations.  Also, must have a desire to work with children and demonstrate dependability, good communication skills and able to effectively enforce rules and code of conduct.  Age range is 5-13 for soccer league.

Contact:
Jen Cotton – Athletic Program Supervisor
Office Number: (802)540-1089

 

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