Leadership, Maintenance Facilities, Operations, Parks
There are two positions open within the organization. The two positions which are posted will have to different sets of responsibilities as listed below.
The construction Manager will be responsible for the management of the department’s capital construction program; which shall include the design, construction, renovation and repair of buildings, structures, trails and parks within the Department.
The Strategic Manager within the Planning and Design Section will be responsible for the long term strategic planning effort of the Department; which shall include long range park, trails and facility planning, land acquisition and property management. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for overseeing accreditation, sustainability planning and performance management.
Directs and coordinates the activities and programs within the Strategic Planning section to include long range parks, trails and facility planning, land acquisition, real property management, capital budget development, master plan development, and accreditation and performance management;
Directs and coordinates the park and facility development and improvement projects within the Construction Management section to include the design, construction, renovation, and repair by independent contractors of buildings, structures, trails, and parks that are used in Recreation and Parks;
Plans, designs, and implements strategic projects necessary to promote the advancement of departmental and City goals;
Ensures optimal utilization of geographic information systems (GIS) for planning, land development, or other related purpose;
Directs and coordinates all new construction projects within the department; assists in developing and coordinating preventive maintenance programs within the department;
Develops capital improvements projects including the acquisition and/or construction of new facilities and park land areas; develops plans for long-range capital improvements for the department;
Plans, promotes, and evaluates the activities and programs within assigned section;
Plans, develops, and coordinates budgets for respective sections; develops the capital improvements budget for the department;
Develops standards for energy efficiency in facilities under purview of the department;
Meets with community groups, other governmental agencies, and interested parties for the purpose of exchanging information concerning Recreation and Parks interests, needs, programs, and plans and resolving problems; makes presentations before these groups;
Makes decisions and/or recommendations for assigned section regarding personnel needs, assignments, and other actions, objectives, policies, and procedures, and material, supply, tool, equipment, and maintenance needs;
Supervises managers, professionals, and other personnel assigned to section to include evaluating performance, recommending discipline, and approving/denying leave requests;
Maintains necessary records and prepares manuals, documents, correspondence, and technical and comprehensive reports;
Oversees, coordinates, and modifies safety programs for assigned personnel and with other departmental facilities as it relates to planning;
Develops and implements new procedures and acquires new technology and equipment to improve or restore section efficiencies; develops, implements, and oversees control systems for personnel and manpower utilization, equipment, supplies, work allocation and flow, purchasing, and budgets.
Possession of a valid State of Ohio certificate as a registered Landscape Architect, Architect, or Professional Engineer and five (5) years of management experience in the planning, design, development, or construction of parkland, recreational facilities, or other structures, which included two (2) years of supervisory experience. Substitution(s): A master's degree may be substituted for one (1) year of the required non-supervisory experience.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the objectives, principles, and techniques of planning, design, and construction of a large municipal park; thorough knowledge of ecological and environmental issues and their impact on park development and resource conservation; thorough knowledge of the major phases of conducting a variety of parks planning and design activities; thorough knowledge of the principles of supervision; skill in consensus building in forwarding parks development goals and strategies to the community at large; ability to review, analyze, and evaluate data objectively and make appropriate recommendations and decisions regarding section policies and procedures; ability to develop and maintain organizational and public relationships; ability to prepare manuals, documents, correspondence, and technical and comprehensive reports; ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate various section activities; ability to speak in public.
Welcome to your Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. What we do is essential to the overall well-being of our residents. In addition to just being fun, our parks, programs and services give all of us a chance to improve our physical and mental health, to develop our youth, to focus on our environment, and to make a positive economic impact on our city.