|PARKS DIVISION MANAGER|
|Performs administrative and professional work managing comprehensive programs for the development and maintenance of municipal parks. Responsibilities include planning, design, construction, and maintenance of parks and recreation areas, playgrounds, and right-of-ways. Work is performed under the direction of the Families Parks and Recreation Director and performance is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and evaluation of Bureau accomplishments.|
|Plans, organizes, and manages the operations of the Parks Division; analyzes and evaluates existing programs and initiates implementation of development/corrective actions.
Develops and implements City-wide beautification programs for parks and other City-owned properties.
Administers tree planting programs, ordinance enforcement, and maintenance of urban tree canopy.
Prepares and administers annual budget; establishes and/or reviews and approves program goals and objectives; monitors and ensures adherence.
Conducts operational reviews and studies to evaluate and improve work methods and procedures; formulates and revises internal operating procedures.
Responds to citizen complaints/requests and coordinates resolution of problems.
Attends various committee meetings as Division/Department representative (i.e., Lock Haven Park Board, Parks and Recreation Board, Parks-Sub committee, etc.) as needed.
Performs related work as required.
|Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of public parks administration.
Knowledge of principles and methods of park planning, development, and maintenance.
Knowledge of the principles of horticulture and the equipment used.
Knowledge of budget preparation and administration.
Ability to develop long-range plans and programs and to evaluate work accomplishments.
Ability to plan, direct, coordinate and review the work of subordinates.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City officials, civic groups, and the general public.
|Bachelor's Degree in Parks Administration, Horticulture or related field. Five (5) years progressively responsible supervisory experience in planning and constructing municipal parks and related facilities; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Certification as Professional Park and Recreation Administrator by the Florida Recreation and Park Association preferred.|