NATURE OF WORK
This is supervisory and administrative work managing the operations of the equestrian and farm area in a county regional park.
Work involves supervising operational areas such as equine and farm animal care, maintenance, programming and services, security, budget operations and revenue collections of assigned facilities. Work includes developing and conducting diversified programs and services for this facility which may include developing and managing the facilities operating budget; inspecting all areas and facilities; researching, recommending and implementing changes in programs and operations; developing educational equine and agricultural programs; and preparing and maintaining a variety of operational reports and revenue records. Supervision is exercised over a small staff of subordinates. Work is reviewed by inspection and observation of condition of facilities, animals and areas maintained, programs and services delivered, and by written and oral reports and revenue recorded.
Plans, directs and implements a broad and varied program of equestrian and agricultural activities and services to meet the various needs of the public.
Prepares and recommends the annual budget for the complete operations of the equestrian and farm area for review by immediate supervisor.
Supervises the operations of maintenance and recreational services, and supervises the work of subordinate personnel engaged in equestrian and agricultural programming, security, and the care and maintenance of all horses and farm animals.
Supervises the collection of revenues from equestrian and agricultural programs, activities, special events and admissions; reports the progress and potential of revenue production through investigations or special studies; recommends and implements changes in the quality of programs and operations.
Plans, organizes, conducts and supervises equestrian and agricultural programs and special events including instruction in
horseback riding, farm animal history, horse shows and expositions.
Explains and interprets rules and regulations, fees and charges and equestrian agricultural operations to park patrons; enforces or refers enforcement to proper authorities.
Conducts periodic inspections of all horses and farm animals 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, revenue and related information.
Approves or reviews requisitions for materials and supplies for equestrian/agricultural operations and maintenance; supervises and maintains revenue records; manages facility expenditures.
Develops and implements general and therapeutic recreational activities for individuals with social, mental or physical disabilities.
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 of the County.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Knowledge of the philosophy, objectives, equipment requirements and benefits of an equestrian/agricultural facility and related recreational programs.
Knowledge of the operational, safety, maintenance and programming requirements of an equestrian and agricultural facility.
Knowledge of the basic laws, rules and regulations relating to the use of agency or public facilities as applicable to an equestrian and agricultural facility.
Some knowledge of budget preparation and administration.
Some knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization, and administration.
Ability to manage an equestrian and agricultural facility including knowledge of equine and farm animal first aid and maintaining of animal profiles and history.
Ability to prepare and maintain reports, conduct research and special studies.
Ability to supervise and participate in the teaching of basic, intermediate and advanced 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 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, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in agriculture, animal husbandry, or closely related field, two (2) years experience instructing beginner through advanced riders, and one (1) year experience in supervising equestrian riding, stable facilities and operations; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License at time of appointment.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association (GSA)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/99 R11/12