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Park Manager

Posted 07/10/2020
County Scott
Location Davenport ,Iowa
Salary $68,307.20 - $94,161.60
Deadline 08/07/2020

  • Supervises and manages park staff; participates in the hiring process and provides orientation and training to all staff; monitors work performance and conducts performance evaluations; implements disciplinary actions and authorizes leave time or overtime.
  • Supervises and directs personnel in all aspects of park maintenance, construction, and repair of grounds, buildings, plumbing, electrical, heating, minor road repairs, and snow removal; initiates, prepares, implements, and enforces administrative procedures, methods, and policies.
  • Monitors the daily opening and closing of parks; maintains regular park patrol schedule year-round to enforce Code of Iowa and Conservation Board rules which includes arrest authority, writing tickets, issuing warnings, and maintaining a safe environment for the public.
  • Evaluates special projects and determines the need for outside contractors; designs plans and secures bids; verifies work is completed according to specifications and within budget guidelines; provides related information to Conservation Board or Deputy Conservation Director as necessary.
  • Provides security to the park; conducts accident investigations and issues citations as appropriate; trains patrol officers; provides public information; collects fees and oversees registrations of campers; verifies fishing, snowmobile, and general park regulations are enforced; works in cooperation with State Conservation Officers.
  • Provides oversight and input to the development and administration of the annual operating budget; designs performance indicators, secures quotes, and develops individual project budgets; researches and recommends potential grant or funding opportunities; monitors all projects and daily operations for fiscal responsibility throughout the year; reports need for major purchases to Deputy Conservation Director.
  • Manages public relations activities; provides information to the public; oversees marketing efforts made by the staff; coordinates the efforts of citizen support groups.
  • Maintains current inventory and monitors all expenditures; manages the allocated budget in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Coordinates the replacement, preventative maintenance, and repair of all inventory, park equipment, facilities, and vehicles; coordinates efforts with other department locations; reports the need for major purchases to Deputy Conservation Director.
  • Monitors and coordinates the training of staff on the proper the application of pesticide including herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides; monitors areas for invasive species and implements appropriate eradication and control methods.
  • Maintains appropriate OSHA records and conducts or schedules OSHA and safety training for full-time and seasonal staff as necessary or required; verifies timely accident reports are submitted.
  • Manages compliance with public water supply laws by conducting quarterly sampling and reporting to the State; assists the County and City Assessors with qualification inspections and compliance checks on private property in accordance with Code of Iowa's Forestry Reserve Program.
  • Manages all forested land in park system to include proper cutting, pruning, and thinning of trees, ordering seedlings, controlling and directing plantings, and detecting insects or disease.
  • Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.Performs related duties as assigned.

BA in Conservation, Outdoor Rec, or related field, preferred; & 4 years of progressively responsible experience in outdoor rec, which inc. some previous supervisory responsibilities; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

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