Exam type: 
Notice of Vacancy
Erie County Department of Parks and Recreation
95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Posting Dates: 
December 28, 2018 - January 18, 2019

Department: Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Location: 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Posting Dates: December 28, 2018 – January 18, 2019


The Department of Parks is seeking an individual for the position of Deputy Commissioner of Recreation.  The work of the Deputy involves responsibility for promoting and coordinating recreational activities throughout Erie County.  The incumbent renders recreation consultant services to municipalities and private organizations.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation.  Supervision is exercised over professional and non-professional staff and volunteer personnel.  The Deputy will also do related work as required.

-          Organizes, promotes and directs County-wide recreational activities, events and festivals; Engages, establishes, manages and coordinates community groups and user groups to provide resources and services in County Parks; Confers with Erie County youth leaders in initiating programs; Coordinates the various recreational activities for countywide events; Plans promotional activities for the purpose of attracting participation and public support; Secures sponsors for park and recreation events; Develops departmental marketing plan and advertises County Park and recreational opportunities through County website, social media, and other outlets; Meets and consults with governmental groups or individuals concerning park policies, procedures, complaints and problems; Oversees park reservation system, including rentals, permits, and special events;
-          Prepares budget requests; Maintains payroll and attendance records; Prepares reports and other related duties;
-          May assume duties of the Commissioner in the Commissioner’s absence, at the Commissioner’s designation.

Competitive benefits package includes health, dental and vision coverage and NYS retirement.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume by January 18, 2019 to:

Commissioner Daniel J. Rizzo
Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Attention: Kathleen Carbone

Only those whose resumes are being considered will be contacted for interviews.
Erie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Frequently Requested Information


Phone: (716) 858-8484
Erie County Civil Service Exam Line: (716) 858-8729

Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202