Starting at $50,086-$52,621 + Benefits. Hired under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Evanston Parks and Recreation District is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Parks Manager. The Parks Manager under general direction will direct manage, supervise, plan, and coordinate the programs and operations of the Parks Division within the Parks and Recreation District and coordinate assigned activities with the other district divisions and outside agencies. Provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Parks and Recreation. Requires a bachelor’s degree in landscape management, park administration, or related field, 7 years of responsible experience in the operation, maintenance, and construction of park systems including 3 years of management/supervisory experience. Must be highly motivated, an effective communicator, with proven administrative and management skills. Request application information and submit resumes to Evanston Parks and Recreation District, c/o Director, 275 Saddle Ridge Rd, Evanston, WY 82930 or email email@example.comDeadline October 20, 2017.
The Evanston Parks and Recreation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, technical, seasonal, and part time staff.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in landscape management, park administration, or a related field.
Seven years of responsible experience in the operation, maintenance, and construction of park systems including three years of management and supervisory experience.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Possession of a Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License.
Possession of Grounds Manager, Irrigation Designer, Arborist, Parks and Recreation Professional, CPR, First Aid and AED Certificates are desirable.
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, and lift 50 lbs.; exposure to cold, outdoors, chemicals, and mechanical hazards; ability to travel to different sites and locations, availability to work weekends, holidays, on-call, stand-by, and emergency call.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Assume management responsibility for the Parks Division including maintenance, landscaping, construction, and contract administration related to District parks, cemetery, forestry, recreation areas, grounds at District facilities, equipment, landscape areas, pathways, medians, and other assigned open space areas.
Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Parks Division; identify resource needs; recommend and implement policies and procedures.
Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies.
Oversee service and construction contractors.
Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for the Parks Division; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities and projects; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.
Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and review with the Director of Parks and Recreation; direct the implementation of improvements.
Manage and participate in the development and administration of the Parks Division annual budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary.
Schedule and perform non-routine maintenance as a result of vandalism, accidents, neglect and overuse; coordinate construction tasks with work orders.
Oversee Capital Improvement Projects including forming plans, specifications, bids, and final inspection.
Perform and assist staff with landscape/park maintenance tasks including turf core aeration, Verdi-cutting and seeding, landscape fertilization, pest management and controls, turf topdressing, large scale mowing, seeding, and related landscape tasks.
Design and install landscaping and irrigation systems; perform and supervise landscape projects including utility connection, grading, turf and plant material installation, edging, and mulching.
Manage urban and community forestry program on parks and open space including planting program, tree watering, pruning, pest control, mulching and limited hazard tree removal.
Coordinate snow services including scheduling crews, operating snow removal equipment, and cross country skiing track setting and grooming.
Manage parks and facilities for sanitation and custodial services; coordinate special events and reservation needs for facilities.
Maintain records on employees, safety inspections and audits, pesticide applications for State and Federal review, District work activities, and job justifications.
Serve as a liaison for the Parks Division with other District Divisions and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues.
Provide responsible staff assistance to the Director of Parks and Recreation; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies.
Plan and supervise the repair and general maintenance of park and playground equipment; ensure that parks are maintained in a sanitary and attractive condition.
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints.
Research, analyze, prepare, and present oral and written agenda reports, agreements, letters, and memoranda for the Board of Directors, commissions, and committees.
Assist with grant applications by developing and preparing cost estimates, project narratives, sketches, and photographs; ensure compliance with construction project grant conditions.
Confer and coordinate with other governmental agencies, Board of Directors, commissions, advisory councils, associations, developers, consultants, and contract personnel on Division matters.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of parks administration.
Operations, services, and activities of a parks and cemetery program.
Modern and complex principles and practices of program development and administration.
Modern and complex principles and practices of park and cemetery administration and maintenance.
Advanced principles and practices used in the development, construction, and maintenance of parks, cemetery, open spaces, recreation trails, and other park areas.
Principles of contract development and administration, contract law, and contract provisions related to the Parks Division.
Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to parks, open space, and recreation trails.
Horticulture, landscape, and turf management principles and practices.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Fleet management principles and concepts.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting.
Techniques used in public relations.
Safe driving principles and practices.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is within the range above. In addition to a competitive salary, Evanston Parks and Recreation District offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental and life insurance, participation in the Wyoming Retirement System and more. This position is FLSA Exempt.
Evanston, Wyoming is a city (population approximately 12,000) located in the southwest corner of Wyoming off I-80. With an elevation of nearly 6800’ the community enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year and air that doesn’t come any cleaner. Evanston enjoys a unique quality of life, nestled in the Bear River Valley and near the Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Park City, Utah.
Evanston came to... be during the first Transcontinental Railroad project and has remained a hub of activity ever since. The City of Evanston’s heritage embraces ranching, agriculture, and wise development of natural resources. There are many opportunities for year round recreation. The Bear River flows through town and with it comes a whole host of activities. Within a few minutes’ drive the north slope of the Uinta Mountains can be enjoyed, where there is always something for nearly everyone.
The Evanston Parks and Recreation District was organized in 1986 and operates through multi-use agreements and a joint partnership with the City of Evanston and Uinta County School District #1. The district currently employees 21 full time employees with numerous part time and seasonal employees. The district consists of the following divisions: Administrative, Recreation, Parks/Cemetery, and Golf Course
The parks/cemetery division is responsible for approximately 135 acres of developed and landscaped land including sports fields, cemetery, Bear River Greenway and neighborhood parks. The District operates and maintains a 58,000 square foot recreation center that includes indoor pools, full size multi use courts, racquetball courts, indoor track, indoor shooting range, cardio room, weight rooms and areas for fitness classes, youth classes and other events. The Evanston Parks and Recreation District also manages and maintains the Purple Sage Golf Course. An 18 hole course that serves the community and surrounding region.