Position - Park Manager

Class Code: 90521

A. Purpose:

The Park Manager implements administrative directives and standard procedures by interviewing, recommending for hire, and training seasonal employees; conducting risk management inspections; preparing and prioritizing an annual work plan for maintenance and operations; providing information and education about park procedures and programs to the public; maintaining park facilities at maximum efficiency; and performing administrative tasks to meet customer needs and expectations, provide public and staff safety, and protect and preserve natural resources.

I. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • personnel procedures sufficient to provide work direction to permanent and seasonal employees, and trusties;
  • fiscal procedures sufficient to prepare an annual operating budget, and authorize expenditure of budgeted funds;
  • interpretive programming;
  • natural and cultural resources and management practices;
  • landscaping design and application;
  • equipment use, repair, and maintenance;
  • hand tools and their use and maintenance;
  • basic carpentry, plumbing, and electricity sufficient to perform required building maintenance and repair;
  • cleaning methods and chemicals;
  • computer applications; and
  • record keeping.

Ability to:

  • communicate effectively with park users, other staff, division managers, and the general public;
  • visualize park enhancements and estimate costs of development and benefits;
  • prepare and justify annual operating plans and budgets;
  • enforce park rules and regulations;
  • operate and maintain a variety of equipment and tools;
  • maintain and repair park facilities;
  • perform administrative tasks such as keeping accurate records, collecting money auditing others' records, writing local contracts for services, and buying supplies;
  • use a computer and various software and teach others how to use them; and
  • provide work direction to permanent and seasonal employees, volunteers, and trusties.