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


Class Code:N4149

PARKS AND RECREATION MANAGER V

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is advanced administrative and supervisory work planning and managing the complete operations of a large and complex regional park.

 

Work involves supervising all operational areas including maintenance, recreational programming and services, concessions, campgrounds, security, budget operations, and revenue collections. Work includes developing, conducting, and supervising diversified recreational programs and services at park sites which may include playgrounds, athletics, swimming beaches, natural areas and trails, concessions, shelters, and campgrounds.

 

Duties include developing and managing large and complex annual park operating budgets; inspecting all park areas and facilities; researching and recommending changes in programs and operations; establishing park objectives and evaluating their progress; and preparing and maintaining a variety of operational reports and revenue records. Supervision is exercised over a very large staff of subordinate managers, supervisors, technical, clerical, and other parks and recreation operational personnel.

 

Work is performed with considerable independence under the general direction of a professional superior and reviewed by inspection and observation of the condition of facilities and areas maintained, of recreational programs and services delivered, and by written and oral reports and revenue recorded.

 

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

This classification is distinguished from the position of Parks and Recreation Manager IV by the responsibility of managing a larger and more complex regional park facility, supervision over multiple levels of management and support staff, the opportunity for significant independent decision-making, and the additional experience required.

 

 

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

 

Manages and supervises large, complex regional park facilities over 500 acres which produce revenue in excess of $1,000,000.

 

Plans, directs and implements a very broad and varied program of parks and recreation activities and services to meet the various needs of the public.

 

Monitors leased operations at park facilities and enforces provisions of lease agreements.

 

Prepares the annual budget for the complete operations of an assigned large regional park for review by a superior.

 

Supervises the operations of maintenance and recreational services, and supervises the work of subordinate personnel engaged in recreational programming, security and maintenance.

 

Supervises the collection of revenues from recreational programs, activities, special events, and admissions; reports the progress and potential of revenue production through investigations or special studies; recommends changes in the quality of recreational programs and operations.

 

Plans, organizes, conducts and supervises major recreational programs and large special events including education for leisure activities, athletics, tournaments, festivals, concerts, fairs and expositions.

 

Explains and interprets rules and regulations, fees and charges, and recreational operations to park patrons; enforces or refers enforcement to proper authorities.

 

Conducts periodic inspections of all park areas and facilities; observes deficiencies in operation, safety, and condition; issues verbal or written directives to correct deficiencies.

 

Prepares and maintains various operational reports on attendance, inventory, revenues and related information.

 

Approves or reviews requisitions for materials and supplies for park operations and maintenance; supervises and maintains revenue records; manages park expenditures.

 

Develops and implements general and therapeutic recreational activities for individuals with social, mental or physical handicaps.

 

Meets with organized groups, individuals, or other interested parties to provide information, assess community-wide program needs and interests, formulate new programs, and further public relations for the county.

 

Performs related work as required.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

 

Thorough knowledge of the philosophy, objectives, equipment requirements and benefits of a diversified program of public recreation.

 

Thorough knowledge of the operational, safety, and maintenance requirements of a large complex regional park with associated facilities.

Thorough knowledge of the basic laws, rules and regulations relating to the use of agency or public facilities as applicable to regional park operations.

 

Thorough knowledge of current literature, trends and developments in the field of parks and recreational management, and similar programs and services offered by other local municipalities.

 

Thorough knowledge of budget preparation and administration.

 

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

 

Ability to manage a large and complex regional park.

 

Ability to prepare and maintain extensive and complex reports; conduct research and special studies.

 

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

 

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty'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.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

 

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 supervisory experience in managing a large scale regional park; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

 

 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

 

Possession of a valid Florida Driver's license at time of appointment.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Bargaining Unit:                  Unrepresented
FLSA Status:                      Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification:     No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised:       E10/05 R02/11


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