Under general direction provides overall management for maintenance, planning and operation of county parks, beaches, landscape areas, and open space preserves within assigned geographic areas; supervises and manages assigned staff, department programs and functions; coordinates recreational programs and activities with other department teams and stakeholders. Performs related work as required.
The Parks Superintendent is a management level classification which has management responsibility for the effective operation of both programmatic and geographic components of an assigned area within the Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
This class differs from the next lower classes of Parks Maintenance Supervisor, Aquatics Supervisor, and Recreation Supervisor which are at the first full supervisory level in their respective series, and are responsible for running programs in their respective areas.
Thorough knowledge of:
Working knowledge of:
Some knowledge of:
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in natural resource planning, parks administration, or related field.
Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in the management, operation or protection of a park, forest, public recreational, or historical area including two (2) years of experience as a supervisor.
Possession of a two (2) year college degree from an accredited college.
Six (6) years of experience in the management, operation or protection of a park, forest, public recreational, or historical area three (3) of which should be as a supervisor.
Special Requirements: May work irregular hours or schedules.
License, Certificate Requirements: Valid Class C driver license; certification from a nationally recognized Pool Certification Program, may be required
Special Working Conditions: Exposure to: variable temperatures and weather conditions; cramped work spaces; heights, such as on ladders, scaffolding and roofs; strong and unpleasant odors and fumes; noise; exposure to allergens such as poison oak, pollen, and bee stings; the possibility of exposure to infections which might cause chronic disease or death; and the possibility of exposure to toxic substances or chemical irritants.
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Bargaining Unit: 11
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 35
Workers' Comp Code: 1160