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115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:X4145

PARKS AND RECREATION MANAGER I

NATURE OF WORK

This is supervisory and administrative work managing the operations of a medium community park, assisting in the management of a large community park, or overseeing specific amenities in a medium to large regional park.

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 and conducting 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 small-sized annual park operating budgets; 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 small staff of subordinates. 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.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

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 or assists in the preparation of the annual budget for the complete operations of assigned parks for review by the immediate supervisor.

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 to manager of a large community park or oversee specific amenities in a medium to large regional park.

Plans, organizes, conducts and supervises recreational programs and special events including instruction in 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, revenue 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 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 for the county.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

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

Knowledge of the operational, safety, maintenance and programming requirements of a community (neighborhood) or regional park.

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

Some 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.

Some knowledge of budget preparation and administration.

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

Ability to manage a medium community park, or assist in managing a large community park, or oversee specific amenities in a medium to large regional park.

Ability to prepare and maintain 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 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 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; one (1) supervisory experience in managing a park facility, 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: Government Supervisors Association (GSA)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/85 R02/11


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