PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks Division, this class is accountable for the operations and supervision of a small recreational unit OR for assisting in the operations and supervision of a large unit that may contain park, forests, wildlife management areas, historic sites, beaches, campsites, boating access areas, flood control structures and other facilities.
Note: The terms small, medium and large recreational units are defined by the Department of Administrative Services using a variety of factors and criteria developed by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Receives general direction from an Environmental Protection Operations Supervisor, Environmental Protection Park and Recreation Supervisor 3 or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises assigned staff which may include maintenance and trades personnel, seasonal employees and other personnel as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; supervises operation, programs and maintenance activities within a designated recreational unit; manages or assists in managing unit business activities including purchase requisitions, inventories, revenue deposits and time and attendance reports; participates on forest fire suppression crews and boundary maintenance; acts as departmental liaison to the public; prepares necessary reports (e.g. payroll, public attendance records, evaluations, accident and vandalism reports, stores requisitions); prepares and supervises unit development projects; identifies, prioritizes, assigns and supervises maintenance projects; hires and trains seasonal personnel; performs emergency first aid; may enforce laws and regulations concerning use of parks and recreational facilities; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of relevant agency principles and practices involved in operation, programs and maintenance of a wide variety of departmental controlled lands and facilities; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant agency laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of approved methods of water safety, first aid and CPR; some knowledge of business mathematics; some knowledge of basic principles of park interpretation and recreational planning and development; some knowledge of construction and maintenance trades; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a public park or outdoor recreational facility.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in park management, outdoor recreation, leisure studies, forest recreation, natural resources management, public administration or a closely related field 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.
1. Incumbents in this class must be willing and able to accept assignment or transfer to any unit of the state and may be required to reside in designated department housing under administrative control of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
2. Incumbents in this class will be required to obtain and retain a Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR certificate.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current State Boating Safety certificate.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to the discomforts of working outdoors.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(09)-PROTECT SERV (NP-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group PS 13 approved effective October 22, 2010. (2012 SCOPE Review)