In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for overseeing major, complex and/or specialized recreation programs and/or projects as well as acting as a technical advisor to field/staff.
Works under the limited supervision of an Environmental Protection Office Director or other employee of higher grade.
May supervise and/or lead lower level professional, technical and/or clerical staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Coordinates concession contracts including preparation, advertising, awarding and monitoring of operations at field level;
Coordinates camping program and reservation system including preparation of literature and review of facilities;
Coordinates press release information and/or public relations functions for office including preparation, production and distribution of public information literature;
Prepares long range plans for recreation areas including determination of present and future needs for resource based public outdoor recreation programs: swimming, picnicking, camping, interpretive trails and heritage sites;
Reviews existing improvements, changes or additions;
Oversees planning and/or evaluation of department owned lands and prospective acquisitions for recreational potential, developing master plans for public use;
Recommends acquisition of potentially valuable recreational sites;
Prepares design plans and/or specifications for recreational facilities;
Reviews plans submitted by consultants for soundness of design, operational practicality and environmental impact;
Coordinates and/or oversees training programs and develops training media;
Reviews and/or advises on public recreation rules and regulations;
Assists in preparation of department budget;
Coordinates lifeguard and first aid programs including recruitment, testing, field inspection, training and water safety guidelines;
Advises and/or instructs Park and Recreation Supervisors on programs, policies and regulations involving recreational resource management;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
principles and practices of park administration, operation and maintenance;
land use planning and/or design;
Knowledge of and ability to initiate and direct natural resource management programs;
oral and written communication skills;
utilize computer software;
read and/or interpret architectural and engineering documents;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of technical experience in the development, operation and maintenance of parks and outdoor recreation facilities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in natural resources management, park administration or related may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in natural resources management, park administration or related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
The classification of Environmental Protection Program Specialist is assigned to Salary Group FS 27a.
Employees shall proceed through that Salary Group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of the next Salary Group.
The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan FE 27.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Environmental Protection Program Specialist (Recreation) (40 Hour) in Salary Group FE 27 approved effective July 1, 2022. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-217