NATURE OF WORK
This is supervisory work in the management of a rental horse stable and farm animal exhibit in a county regional park.
Work involves supervising personnel and participating in a horse rental operation and farm animal exhibit at a regional park, and exercising supervision over stable and farm area personnel. Incumbent oversees the routine care and maintenance of the horses and farm animals including the administration of medications and treatments of injuries and illnesses, and the maintenance of the stable, pasture, farm area, and related adjoining areas, including the security and safety of the animals. Work is reviewed by inspection and observation of the condition of the animals, related areas and program effectiveness.
Incumbent conducts and oversees trail ride operations and the instruction of group lessons; educates the staff and the general public on the history and care of the farm animals and horses; and promotes the trail rides, pony rides, group lessons, the farm animal exhibit area and related special events to the public. Employee in this class is responsible for the safe operation of this facility and related area.
This classification is distinguished from a Stable Attendant II by the supervisory duties that are associated with the position as well as the additional experience required.
Supervises and participates in the performance of tasks in a rental horse operation and farm animal exhibit.
Supervises the routine health care and maintenance of horses and farm animals including the administration of medication and treatment of injuries and illnesses as directed.
Supervises the cleaning and maintenance of tack and related equipment.
Manages a rental horse stable and farm animal exhibit; participates in all phases of the work.
Maintains health records on horses and farm animals and related acquisitions and dispositions.
Supervises trail rides of rental horses.
Supervises and assists in the education of the general public on the history and care of the farm animals and horses.
Explains stable regulations to the public.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the operational and maintenance requirements of a rental horse stable and farm animal exhibit area.
Knowledge of the hazards inherent in the operation of a rental horse stable and farm animal exhibit area.
Knowledge of animal first aid.
Ability to supervise and participate in the operational and maintenance work of an horse rental operation and farm animal exhibit.
Ability to instruct subordinate personnel in proper procedures.
Ability to properly walk, trot, and cantor a horse.
Ability to maintain control of their horse while assisting other riders.
Ability to instruct beginner to intermediate riders.
Ability to supervise and participate in the teaching of basic and intermediate riding skills, and the history and care of farm animals and horses.
Ability to perform related administrative tasks, maintain an operational budget, and implement various programs, 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, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school; considerable staff or administrative experience with a horse rental operation and farm animal exhibit/petting zoo, including some experience instructing intermediate riders and working with a horse veterinarian; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Parks & Recreation
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E3/77 R12/96