PARKS & RECREATION OPERATIONS MANAGER

Nassau County, FL
Published
November 1, 2023
Location
NASSAU COUNTY, FL
Job Type
 

Description

Description

Under limited supervision, performs a variety of highly complex and specialized administrative and technical work to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of park facility operations. May at times, plan, organize and direct the work of personnel engaged within the park facilities operations of the County. Oversees and develops recreation programs and events.

Examples of Duties

  • Develops park facility scheduling to include County Building rental space, recreation activities, sports associations and community request.
  • Manages all Annual Service Contracts and Rental Agreements for service to include but not limited to Maintenance, Custodian, Grounds Maintenance, Facility Use Agreements, Concession Agreements and Tournament Contracts.
  • Performs regular inspections of County park properties and subsequent amenities to include but not limited to playgrounds, gazebos, boardwalks, fields and concession stands.
  • Serves as direct liaison with Youth Sports Organizations to ensure adherence to Nassau County Sports Policy.
  • Works with potential external service providers on possible third party programming opportunities.
  • Makes recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Director regarding departmental policies, procedures, goals and objectives.
  • Maintains and updates the data bases for the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan; contractual agreements; recreational facilities; Parks Department.
  • Organizes and tracks projects utilizing project software and Gant charts.
  • Assists in developing and managing beach recreational opportunities; camping; driving; etc.
  • Assists in the development and use planning of regional, neighborhood and coastal park facilities.
  • Maintains County public surplus auction program.
  • Develops clear and concise informational presentations for board review.
  • Initiates, composes and prepares various reports and correspondence; researches and compiles information and data for reports; manages service contracts; maintains databases; maintains inventory of supplies and equipment; etc.
  • Composes daily reports, budget documents, various summaries, financial reports, technical reports, graphs, charts, spreadsheets and reports required by regulatory agencies and the County.
  • Reviews reports and records prepared by department staff; makes corrections as necessary.
  • Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various records and reports including accident/incident reports, schedules, invoices, vehicle maintenance logs purchase requisitions and performance appraisals.
  • Assists in preparing and maintaining the department/project budgets.
  • Manages the preparation and tracking of files for all projects, grants and/or related projects.
  • Coordinates special projects as assigned.
  • Oversee concession operations, safety, sanitation, equipment, utilities, enforcement of rules and services to the public.
  • Prepares plans, specifications, contract documents, cost estimates for projects, programs and equipment.
  • Coordinates after hours and weekend logistics, as required.
  • Coordinates facility repairs and maintenance with the appropriate department.
  • Receives and responds to inquiries, requests for assistance and/or complaints from County employees, outside agencies and the public.
  • Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, subordinates, co-workers, County personnel, Board of Commissioners, consultants, various other Government agencies, vendors and the general public.
  • May operate a vehicle and a variety of office equipment.
  • Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.
  • Performs related duties as required.

(These essential functions are not a complete statement of all duties required of the job. Employees will be required to perform such other related job duties as may be assigned or required.)

Typical Qualifications

Requires an Associate Degree in Business Administration, Management, Recreation, or a related field supplemented by four (4) years of experience in management, park facilities and recreation, some of which has been in a managerial or supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. May require a valid State Driver's License.

Supplemental Information

  • Knowledge of the methods, policies and procedures of the Department and County as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Parks and Recreation Operations Manager.
  • Knowledge in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Knowledge of the organization of the County and of related departments and agencies.
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret and apply regulations, procedures and related information.
  • Skilled in administrative, accounting, organizational and interpersonal areas.
  • Knowledge of proper English usage, vocabulary, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
  • Ability to use a computer for word and data processing.
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of office equipment as necessary in the performance of daily activities.
  • Skilled in the research and compilation of relevant data for reporting and decision-making purposes.
  • Ability to assemble and analyze information and prepare reports and records in a concise, clear and effective manner.
  • Ability to independently compose reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality as required.
  • Ability to perform required mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to compile, organize and utilize various financial information necessary in the preparation of the Departmental budget and knows how to prepare and monitor the budget.
  • Ability to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision.
  • Ability to use independent judgment in performing routine and non-routine tasks.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
  • Ability to perform duties in a courteous manner and with the utmost integrity in the best interest of the public.
  • Ability to apply supervisory and managerial concepts and principles; has knowledge of administrative principles involved in developing, directing and supervising various programs and related activities.
  • Ability to offer instruction and advice to subordinates regarding departmental policies, methods and regulations.
  • Ability to perform employee evaluations and to make recommendations based on results.
  • Ability to offer training and assistance to co-workers and employees of other departments as required.
  • Ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions as required.
  • Knowledge of applicable occupational hazards and safety precaution.

Essential Physical Skills:

  • Tasks require extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Bending
  • Crouching
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Lifting and carrying up to 10 lbs.
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Climbing on ladders, on steps or on the ground

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)

Work Environment:

  • Works inside in an office environment.
  • May perform duties under adverse environmental conditions such as excessive heat, cold, odors, smoke, dusts, noise, machinery hazards, electric currents, etc.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the listed closing date or the position is filled, whichever is earliest. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.

Nassau County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Nassau County values the service veterans and their family members have given to our country and that the County supports the hiring of returning service members, military spouses, and their family members as such this position is eligible for Veterans' Preference in accordance with applicable laws.

The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, environmental conditions, or qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. This position may be required to work in a safety sensitive capacity at any time based on emergency declaration or other operational need. Nassau County reserves the right to edit or re-write this job description at any time.

An organization is only as good as the people it employs. To attract and retain the best team possible, theNassau County Board of County Commissionersoffers a competitive benefit program. We believe that if we expect our employees to support the County, we must first support the health and financial well-being of our employees and their families, now and as they plan for their future.

BOCC-Contributed Benefits

  • Medical & Prescription Drugs Benefits
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) Contributions with a Qualified Plan
  • Florida Retirement System
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program

Optional Benefits

  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life & AD&D
  • Supplemental & Dependent Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary Benefits Offered By Aflac and/or Colonial
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Program
  • Roth IRA

NOTE: For detailed information regarding available benefits click here.

FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM (FRS)The Florida Retirement System is a retirement plan designed to provide an income to a vested employee and his/her family when the employee retires, becomes partially or totally disabled, or dies prior to retirement. A defined benefit or defined contribution option may be chosen by the employee. Employees are required to contribute 3% of their salary per Florida Statute.

TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMThe County may provide tuition assistance to cover the cost of tuition and books to County employees requesting tuition reimbursement for courses at an accredited college or university which are applicable to the employee's field of work and/or are of such nature to directly prepare employees for positions of greater responsibility within the County. Contact the Human Resources Office for additional details.

HOLIDAYSThe following, as well as any other days the BOCC may declare, are designated as official holidays for County Employees:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Juneteenth
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
The Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

PTO LEAVE All full-time employees shall accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave in accordance with the following formula:

Years of Employment Hours Per Year
0 through the end of the 4th year 180
5 years through the end of the 10th year 200
11 years through the end of the 15th year 220
16 years and over 240

For additional information please view Nassau County's Policies & Procedures .

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