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Park Manager I (15028, Grade 18)

Company: Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commis
Location: Hyattsville
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner with over 5,000 employees that administers over 52,000 acres of stream valley parks, large regional parks, neighborhood parks, and park-school recreation areas throughout Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. The Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking a Park Manager I for its Northern Region Parks Division. Under direction, this position will be responsible for managing the Grounds Maintenance program for over 300 park sites within the Polk Street Maintenance Facility service area, as well as, providing general park maintenance oversite and assistance to other Park Operations work programs. The ideal candidate should have a background in general park maintenance, including playgrounds, trails, and athletic field maintenance.
Examples of Important Duties
Project Management:Assist senior park manager with developing, planning, and implementing projects. Assist with leading diverse park operation programs that include landscaping, ball field renovation, play equipment inspection and repair, wildlife management, park inspections, etc. Identify needs and develop park maintenance plans for grounds and facilities within a geographical area. Conduct research to identify conservation programs to preserve and protect the park system, environment, and wildlife. Coordinate and work with Park Naturalists to develop, implement, and facilitate interpretive programs. Identify program needs and secure resources. Participate in program implementation. Develop special programs or projects (e.g., Harvest Festival, Adopt a Field, CDL/PAC training/coordination, etc.) for the community served or the department to meet identified needs or to resolve problems. Human Resources: Plan, schedule, and assign duties to a diverse team. Develop and approve performance evaluations. Initiate recognition and disciplinary action.Approve timecards and leave requests. Customer Service: Meet and work with park patrons to discuss and resolve arising concerns. Handle inquiries from the public. Allocate vital resources (staff and equipment) to achieve a successful program. Provide general assistance to park visitors. Enforce park rules. Assists proper authorities with investigating accidents, fires, and crimes.Budget:Participate and provide input to annual budget request for assigned area. Monitor and keep track of expenditures and revenues within approved budget. Identify equipment, materials, and supplies needed to fulfill projects. Monitor contractors and approve payments. Administrative: Maintain administrative records, for expenditures, timecards, inventory, accidents, and injuries. Write budget and expenditure reports, work reports, and special reports as required.Attend conferences to identify new programs, methods, and equipment. Important Skills and Characteristics: Ability to promote a work culture that improves communication, understanding, and empathy. Dedication to building a cohesive unit, through staff development and mentoring. Consistent record with data collection, statistics, and data analytics. Strong record of maximizing resources to complete projects under pressure. Excellent managerial and financial skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other web/mobile applications. Strong project management skills. Knowledge of local, State, and Federal laws and policies. Superb written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Minimum Qualifications
1. Bachelor's degree in park management/administration, outdoor recreation, natural sciences, or a related field and one year of park management experience that included supervision and leadership of a staff; or2. An equivalent combination of education and experience.3. Valid driver's license.4. Additionally, contingent upon area of assignment, some positions in this class may require:a. Commercial Driver's License with appropriate endorsements upon appointment, or the ability to acquire one within six months.b. Maryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator's certification in the categories appropriate to the work assignment.c. Certification by the National Playground Safety Institute.
Supplemental Information
Class/Specification: Park Manager IPerson(s) hired for this position must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (with limited religious or medical exceptions).The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate a workplace culture of diversity, equity and inclusion without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other non-merit factor.

Keywords: Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commis, Silver Spring , Park Manager I (15028, Grade 18), Education / Teaching , Hyattsville, Maryland

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