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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:N4133

PARKS AND RECREATION SUPERINTENDENT

NATURE OF WORK

This is administrative and supervisory work planning and directing parks and recreation services for County parks within a geographical area of the County.

Work involves the responsibility for supervising through subordinate supervisors, the administration, operations, recreation programming, maintenance and security of parks' facilities, grounds and natural areas. Responsibilities include establishing district objectives and evaluating their progress, determining parks and recreation area and facility demands, developing program planning cycles and service levels and reviewing and approving personnel, equipment and material requirements. Duties include personnel management, budget preparation and monitoring; interacting with community and park users; supervising and directing recreational activities, safety and grounds maintenance functions. Supervision is exercised over subordinate supervisors, administrative, technical and clerical personnel involved in various phases of parks and recreational activities. Work is performed with considerable independence under the general direction of a professional superior and is reviewed through conferences, reports, observations of performance and the review of program effectiveness.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Supervises, coordinates and directs subordinate supervisory personnel engaged in administration, operation, recreational programming, maintenance and security of park facilities, grounds and natural areas.

Participates in the preparation of divisional goals and objectives, and annual work programs and corrective action plans; evaluates progress toward accomplishment of assigned objectives.

Supervises and coordinates the preparation, implementation and evaluation of district goals and objectives, annual work plans and corrective action plans; coordinates plans with other Parks and Recreation Superintendents for Division consistency.

Plans and supervises community needs assessments and surveys; reviews demographic information to determine public demands for parks and recreational facilities; prepares recommendations on land needed for parks and related facility

development within the geographic area; reviews and provides input on site plans prior to construction.

Supervises and participates in the development of the district and park operational budgets; reviews and makes recommendations for purchase of equipment, materials and supplies; prepares forecasts of revenues and expenditures; prepares recommendations for the establishment of

fees, charges and operating schedules, and reviews revenue reports; supervises and directs District self audits.

Plans, manages and recommends district and park land use, facilities and capital program.

Makes periodic inspections of parks and recreation operations for compliance with Division rules and regulations, policies and procedures.

Supervises and directs district personnel in-service training programs to enhance professional development in job knowledge, abilities, skills and customer service.

Responds to citizen complaints and ensures their resolution; directs and participates in activities to promote the benefits of various parks and recreation services; determines the costs and benefits of providing those services.

Manages district personnel including staff appointments, transfers, promotions, progressive discipline; prepares performance evaluations for subordinates and evaluates their work.

Represents assigned district at public and professional functions.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of parks management.

Thorough knowledge of the operational safety and maintenance requirements of parks and related facilities, grounds and natural areas.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision, organization and administration.

Thorough knowledge of current literature, trends and developments in the field of park management.

Thorough knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of public recreation.

Considerable knowledge of budget preparation and administration.

Ability to plan, supervise and coordinate the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion in establishing, interpreting and applying policies and procedures.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, or other related field; six (6) years progressively responsible experience in park management, programming and administrative work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented

FLSA Status: Exempt

Code of Ethics

Certification: No

Class Spec. Estab./Revised:E6/84 R02/11


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