Parks Manager Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under general direction of the Parks and Recreation Director, performs administrative and professional work in directing and managing the overall maintenance operations of  the City's Parks Division involving Parks, City Facilities, Roadways, Medians, Right-Of-Ways, Cemeteries and other public grounds maintenance operations.  Work is guided by City rules and regulations and park maintenance principles.  Supervision is exercised over maintenance supervisors and crew leaders.  Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Administers and prepares annual budget for the Parks Division and monitors budget expenditures and Parks Capital Improvement Program

Supervise and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, polices, and priorities for the Parks Division; identify resource needs; recommend and implement policies and procedures.

Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; and maintain records on employees.

Supervises and manages subordinate personnel.

Plan, supervise, and review the work plan for the Parks Division; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities and projects; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.

Performs public relations duties and serves as technical advisor to citizens, boards, and other City departments and organizations.

Investigate and responds to inquiries and complaints relating to citizens’ use of parks/public sites and facilities.

Directs the research, analysis and preparation of special reports, studies and surveys.

Handles sales of cemetery plots and coordinates activities with funeral homes.

Purchases required fertilizer, pesticides, chemicals, supplies, and equipment necessary for parks maintenance.

Directs and assists in the design, layout and installation of parks and landscaping, review request for proposals and bidding contracts; oversee and monitor construction; ensure compliance with grant requirements and appropriate contract and laws.  Provide input on grant submittals, proposals, and applications.

Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of park maintenance, ground maintenance, turf management, facility maintenance and national playground safety inspector standards/benchmarks.

Maintain safety inspections and exercise administrative oversight of division equipment and repairs to ensure security, safety, inventory controls, and those parks are maintained in a sanitary and attractive condition.

Must maintain a valid State of Florida Drivers License.

REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of an Associate’s or Bachelor's degree program in Parks Administration or related field, and five years of progressively responsible parks management/supervisory experience in a public recreation agency.

B.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of objectives and principles of public park maintenance.

Knowledge of management and budgeting principles and practices.

Knowledge of pesticides and their application.

Knowledge of facilities, equipment and supplies supporting a parks maintenance function.

Knowledge of irrigation systems, wells including installation and repairs.

Knowledge of turf management, arbor culture, horticulture and landscape principles and practices.   

Knowledge of contract administration and contract provisions related to assigned activities.

Knowledge of cemetery principles and practices.

Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Knowledge of public relations methods.

Ability to provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the Parks Division.

Ability to plan and direct the work activities of parks maintenance and to recommend and implement goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient parks services.

Ability to read, interpret, and apply a wide variety of technical information from manuals, drawings, specifications, layouts, blueprints, and schematics.

Ability to inspect, monitor and administer park projects.

Ability to establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Ability to prepare operations and maintenance cost estimates and project estimates.

Ability to research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques.

Ability to express oneself clearly, both orally and in writing.

Ability to handle conflicting requests for service in a diplomatic manner.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, and the general public.

Ability to operate city vehicle.

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to sit, stand, bend, stoop, crawl, kneel, and walk.

Ability to travel to different sites and locations.

Ability to grasp objects.

Ability to see, read, write, and speak conversation and symbols in English.

Ability to hear and comprehend conversation spoken at various tones of   voice and various speeds in English.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle and related departmental equipment.

Ability to push, pull and hold items up to 10 lbs. for time periods not to exceed 10 minutes.

Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.

Availability to work at various hours of the day and night to attend departmental projects and meetings and occasional problems.

Ability to work in a variety of undesirable weather conditions, working conditions such as noise and fumes, and in confined spaces, heights, and depths.




THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL-INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

 
Revision - 06/26/2017