PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACES (PROS) PARK PLANNER 2
Miami Dade County
August 2, 2018
Master's degree and one year o
Full-time - Experienced
Master's degree and one year of professional planning experience to include park or recreation open space planning; or Bachelor's degree and two years of professional planning experience to include park or recreation open space planning are required. Must possess a Driver license.
The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is seeking a professional committed to building a vibrant, healthier, more livable community through the implementation of the Department’s Parks and Open Space Master Plan and the planning and management of the Parks Department’s 90 year anniversary and other special projects that implement the Parks and Open Space Masterplan goals and principles. Additionally, the Park Planner 2 will be responsible for implementing the Master Plan through the development and administration of General Plans and the coordination of community input for park improvements and management plans. The ideal applicant will demonstrate a collaborative leadership style, creative problem-solving skills, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, possess extensive skills in the use of various forms of social media to coordinate public involvement, and the ability to work with various divisions within the department, as well as various government agencies while effectively managing multiple projects.
The work also involves representing the Department at public outreach, meetings and events, meetings with elected officials, key stakeholders, Governmental Facilities Committee, Plat Committee, Zoning Appeal Board hearings for issues pertaining to open space master plan implementation projects. The ideal applicant will have excellent verbal and writing skills; clearly and effectively explain ideas, policies and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals, civic, political and community groups.
The ideal applicant will develop market research, strategic plans, studies, provide recommendations, as well as reports for strategic planning and park program development. Conduct research on comparable facilities/programs; author summary reports for departmental needs and provide recommendations for park and recreation planning issues. Assess public need through stakeholder workshops, public outreach meetings and market surveys. The ideal applicant will have experience in project management and have the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment, respond quickly to request for information, as well as manage special projects and assignments.
Knowledge of principles, methods and practices in park, recreation and business strategic planning is desired; awareness of recent urban and park design, architecture, landscape architecture, and market research and business development trends and their health and sociological impacts as it relates to local and regional park recreation planning, programming, marketing and management is important. Knowledge of Smart Growth, Sea Level Rise/Resiliency Planning, Recreation Program Planning and Comprehensive Development Master Plan process as it applies to park and recreation. Knowledge of best management practices is desired. Working knowledge of GIS and proficient with Microsoft Office Suite products, including Excel, PowerPoint and Project Management is desirable.
Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of unincorporatedMiami-Dade County, and has broad, regional powers to establish policies for servicesthat transcend city boundaries. The government provides major metropolitan services countywide and city-type services for residents of the unincorporated areas.Miami-Dade has an Executive Mayor with the power to veto Commission action items. In January 2007, the Mayor was given additional powers providing for the oversight of the day-to-day operations of Miami-Dade. The Mayor can only serve two terms of four years.The Board of Commissioners selected Joe A. Martínez as Chairman of the 13-member Miami-Dade Board of CountyCommissioners on November 16, 2010. Through ordinances and resolutions, the Commissioners set policies and establishlaws for the community.Commissioners are chosen in non-partisan, single-district elections. Miami-Dade County is structured into 13 districts.Residents choose only from among candidates running in the district in which they live. Commissioners serve four-year staggered terms, with elections scheduled every two years, with no term limits.Miami-Dade County encompasses more than 2,000 square mil...es. Located along the southeast tip of the Florida peninsula,one-third of Miami-Dade County is located in Everglades National Park. Miami-Dade County is bounded by Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Everglades National Park to the west, the Florida Keys to the south, and Broward Countyto the north.