Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County
Great Parks of Hamilton County is currently seeking a Conservation & Parks Manager II for the Sharon Woods Park location.
Manages park(s) with diverse and high-intensity visitor use areas and facilities, such as harbor, campground, and/or visitor centers. Manages staff and volunteers, in the delivery of services, which include managing and maintaining grounds, facilities, equipment, and natural areas of assigned park(s) using practices consistent with the mission, vision, and values of Great Parks of Hamilton County.
Job Skills / Requirements
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Manages natural and facility assets at assigned park(s), including management of grounds, natural areas, facilities, equipment, landscape features, trails, playgrounds, and other features for public use.
Manages park(s) with diverse and high-intensity visitor use areas and facilities, such as a harbor, campground, and/or visitor center.
Directly supervises assigned staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Great Parks’ policies and applicable laws, and delegated authority. Responsibilities include participating in, and making recommendations pertaining to the selection and discipline of employees, and other personnel decisions in coordination with Human Resources Staff. Plans and delegates work assignments, trains employees and volunteers, provides guidance, resolves work issues, and ensures work complies with Great Parks’ policy and performance standards. Maintains training records and facilitates appropriate training for assigned staff and volunteers.
Evaluates employee performance levels, administers performance advisories and works with Region Director to manage staff performance. Inspects work progress, ensure work product complies with division policy and established standards.
Manages and facilitates volunteer projects and manages a volunteer workforce.
Performs a variety of technical, manual and administrative responsibilities including designing and implementing assessment tools to evaluate natural habitats and to contribute to the maintenance and improvement of Great Parks natural areas, wildlife, and fisheries.
Plans, schedules and orders materials including delivery coordination.
Manages assigned budget; reviews and approves invoices for materials, equipment, vendors and contractors; manages and approves Pcard purchases for direct reports.
Maintains responsibility for the safety of employees in operation of equipment, performing work tasks, and working in the natural environment.
Analyzes and resolves difficult problems and provides direction as necessary.
Conducts surveys, collects data, and assists with research to collect, evaluate and present information upon which to make decisions about visitor use, infrastructure, and natural resources management.
Utilizes various wildlife and habitat management techniques consistent with agency and division priorities.
Prepares reports and maintains records as they relate to research results, natural area percentages, and necessary reporting measures.
Responds during off duty hours for emergencies that impact Great Park’s resources, safety or infrastructure, such as sewer discharges, material spills, dumping, failed utilities, hazardous trees.
Performs job duties in accordance with Great Parks of Hamilton County’s policies, procedures, and performance expectations.
Maintains confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information.
Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as required.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Occasionally leads hikes, tours and participates in presenting programs to staff and public groups.
Utilizes and promotes environmentally sustainable practices and processes
Maintains responsibility for care and proper use of equipment. Provides preventive services and minor repairs to vehicles, tools, and other equipment in accordance with prescribed maintenance methods.
Assists other managers in assigned region with manager coverage.
Performs other job duties as assigned.
SCOPE OF SUPERVISION
Conservation and Parks Technicians, Certified Mechanic, various part-time staff, volunteers.
Personal computer, pesticide application equipment, fleet vehicles, tractors with attachments, skid steer loaders and attachments, mowers, seeders, GPS devices, drip torch, motor boat, power hand tools, and other hand tools,
CONTACT WITH OTHERS
All park district employees, volunteers, general public, local state and federal agencies, park user groups, contractors, consultants, and other job contacts.
Alarm codes, non-public and sensitive information, non-public information contained in personnel and payroll files.
Working conditions typical of an office environment and outdoor work, including exposure to noise, dust, smoke, fire, extreme heat and cold, wet, chemicals, firearms, dangerous animals, insects and other conditions when supervising field activities, will be responsible for working assigned weekend days and holidays.
USUAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The following physical demands are typically exhibited by position incumbents performing this job’s essential duties and responsibilities. These physical demands are not, and should not be construed to be job qualification standards, but are illustrated to help the employer, employee and/or applicant identify tasks where reasonable accommodations may need to be made when an otherwise qualified person is unable to perform the job’s essential duties because of an ADA disability.
The employee, regularly, exhibits manual dexterity performing job duties, and talks and hears when working and interacting with job contacts.
The employee frequently, sits, stands, and walks for extended periods of time
Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision, with the ability to adjust focus when using a mobile device or computer.
Employee regularly lifts items up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lifts items up to 50 pounds.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: Park, facility and grounds maintenance techniques, natural resources management techniques, natural history, supervisory techniques.
Ability to: Exhibit good problem solving and good judgement in keeping with the mission of the park district; maintain confidential and sensitive information; understand and demonstrate respect for cultural and socio-economic differences; support a working atmosphere consistent with Great Parks’ equal employment opportunity; embrace and support constructive change; consistently follow safety and security procedures and practices; contribute toward building a positive team working environment; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with associates, officials, general public, and other job contacts.
Skill in: Teambuilding and coaching; verbal and written communication, planning, scheduling and recognition of ecological problems, motivation of staff from diverse backgrounds and thought processes, plant identification, collaboration and public engagement.
Education Requirements (Any)
High School Diploma/GED
Certification Requirements (Any)
State Motor Vehicle Operator's License
Additional Information / Benefits
An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is:
High school diploma or GED with at least 5 years’ experience in Parks and Recreation, Natural Resources Management or related field. Preferred: Associate’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, Natural Resources or comparable field with 3 years’ experience in Parks and Recreation or Natural Resources management.
Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License that meets GPHC current carrier guidelines; Ohio Pesticide License, within 12 months of employment, Ohio Prescribed Fire Manager (within 5 years of employment)
Typical salary range for the position will be between $53,545-$66,931 depending on experience, full salary range for the position is $53,545-$80,316.
Applications must be received by 11:59pm Sunday July 12, 2020
Great Parks is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or any other classification protected under applicable law
Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance, Recreation Benefits
This job reports to the Regional Director of Conservation & Parks
This is a Full-Time position
Number of Openings for this position: 1