Under general direction, perform work of considerable difficulty in planning, organizing, directing, and managing the activities of the Parks Division of the Department of Parks & Recreation to include overseeing grounds maintenance operations for county parks, schools, and other designated county facilities; assist with the management of overall department operations; may serve as Director during the department Director's absence; and perform other work as required.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Plan, develop, organize, and direct, through program managers and supervisors, the county's overall parks maintenance operations to include landscape maintenance, sports field maintenance and turf management, park facilities maintenance and minor construction, budget management, contract management, inventory management, procurement, and customer service
Oversee the management of parks maintenance operations, services, and staff; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures
Participate in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, and priorities
Assist the director in the development and implementation of departmental policies, procedures, and responsibilities
Prepare and manage the Parks division's annual operating budget; monitor revenue and budget expenditures
Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of routine and special reports and presentations regarding Parks & Recreation Department operations and development plans, as requested by department, Board of Supervisors, Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, or other boards, commissions, or citizens groups
Manages contracts with consultants, vendors and contractors related to the maintenance of facilities, park lands, landscaping, and athletic fields
Develop and maintain a variety of records and reports related to maintenance, repair, and construction activities scheduled and completed
Respond to citizen requests for information and resolve the most difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints
Supervise, train, and evaluate the work of management, supervisory, professional, seasonal, and other staff
Provide departmental direction and supervision in the absence of the Director of Parks & Recreation
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of parks management and maintenance and of sports field maintenance; of occupational hazards and safety precautions, rules and regulations applicable to parks maintenance and construction work; of methods, materials, terminology, and tools and equipment associated with parks and recreation facilities construction, repair and maintenance. Ability to analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, and make sound decisions and recommendations; to interpret work from sketches, blueprints, and maps; to prepare and review construction plans and specifications; to coordinate program activities and projects with other programs, projects and contractors; to use tools and equipment associated with parks and recreation facilities construction, repair and maintenance; to develop, monitor and control a budget; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to establish effective working relationships with both staff and the public; to utilize a personal computer and other standard office equipment; to supervise, train, and evaluate the work of management, supervisory, professional, and other staff.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in parks management, landscape management, horticulture, or related field; six years of progressively responsible experience in parks management, public greenspace, large scale landscape/facilities or related operations experience, including two years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. CPRP (Certified Park and Recreation Professional) or CPRE (Certified Park and Recreation Executive) preferred.
Good driving record required. Must not reflect a total accumulation of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation within the preceding thirty-six months. Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.
The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation, located in Chesterfield, Virginia offers a steady array of athletic and sporting events, outdoor adventures, therapeutic recreation, special programs for senior adults, teens, families and persons with disabilities, historical tours and annual cultural events and holiday festivities. There are more than 30 public parks here featuring nearly 3,000 acres of green space, an abundance of historical landmarks and several sports complexes that include playing fields for a growing population of over 250,000 citizens. Pocahontas State Park also is located in the county. For more information, call (804) 748-1623.