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

Class Code:P4147



This is supervisory and administrative work managing the operations of multiple community parks, or of a medium to large regional park or assisting in the management of a large regional park, with significant responsibility for designated areas of operation.

Work involves supervising operational areas such as maintenance, recreational programming and services, concessions, campgrounds, security, budget operations and revenue collections of assigned parks. 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 multiple community park operating budgets and assisting with developing and managing a large regional park budget; inspecting all park areas and facilities; researching and recommending changes in programs and operations; and preparing and maintaining a variety of operational reports and revenue records. Supervision is exercised over a large staff of subordinate managers, supervisors, technical, clerical support and other parks and recreation operational personnel. Work is reviewed by inspection and observation of condition of facilities and areas maintained, of recreational programs and services delivered and by written and oral reports and revenue recorded.


This classification is distinguished from the position of Parks and Recreation Manager II by the responsibility of assisting with the management of a larger scale park or group of community parks, greater responsibility for substantial areas of operation in regional parks, supervision of subordinate park managers and a large support staff, substantial opportunity for independent decision-making and the additional experience required.


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

Prepares the annual budget for the complete operations of an assigned park(s) 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 services.

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.

May act as assistant manager of a large regional park with significant responsibility for designated areas of operation.

Plans, organizes, conducts and supervises significant 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.


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

Considerable knowledge of the operational, safety, and maintenance requirements of medium to large regional parks and multiple community parks.

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

Considerable 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.

Considerable knowledge of budget preparation and administration.

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

Ability to manage the operations of a medium to large regional park, multiple community parks or assist in the management of a large regional park with significant responsibility for designated areas of operation.

Ability to prepare and maintain extensive and complex reports; conduct significant 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 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.


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; four (4) years supervisory experience in managing a medium regional park, a large community park; or overseeing designated areas of responsibility in a medium to large regional park; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.


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


Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association - (Professional Unit)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification: No

Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/85 R02/11

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