Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking a Regional Operations Manager – Athletic Field Program Manager to work within Montgomery County Department of Parks. The department serves a diverse population of over one million residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, and manages 421 parks on more than 37,000 acres of parkland. Park facilities and amenities include 457 miles of streams, 303 tennis courts, 298 athletic fields, 291 playgrounds, 207 basketball courts, 225 miles of paved and natural surface trails, 128 picnic areas, 160 historic sites/structures, 104 campsites, and 29 park activity buildings, as well as nature centers, miniature trains, indoor tennis facilities, boat rental facilities, indoor and open air ice rinks, event centers, public gardens, lakes, ponds and more. The Department has an annual operating budget of over $100 million, a six-year Capital Improvement Program of over $180 million, and a career staff of nearly 800 employees. The mission of Montgomery County Department of Parks is to:
Protect and interpret our valuable natural and cultural resources;
Balance the demand for recreation with the need for conservation;
Offer a variety of enjoyable recreational activities that encourage healthy lifestyles;
Provide clean, safe, and accessible places for leisure-time activities;
Be good and get better every day in providing maintenance services to our parks.
The Department is seeking a seasoned park professional manager who has significant experience in managing athletic field programs. An ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in public administration, park management, natural sciences, or related subjects. The Athletic Field Management Area reports directly to the Southern Parks Division Chief, and is under general direction over daily park operations, budget administration and facilities for the Department of Parks. This position provides direction and guidance to supervisors and managers to ensure effective management in a variety of areas, including planning, design, construction, maintenance, permitting, rule enforcement, policy developing and implanting a diverse and comprehensive program for user-group relations. A critical aspect of this position is the capacity to build constructive relationships and effective partnerships with local government officials, business groups, recreation councils and Commission units to coordinate projects and activities.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
Manages assigned program(s) and will define program goals and objectives for the Department
Manages one program, and initiatives as needed to improve delivery of the Department's services
Responds to letters, citizen concerns, and any related conservation issues and complaints
Coordinates meetings with park managers/supervisor, engineers and governmental agency staff to read and interprets building plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, and sketches to determine equipment, materials, and methods required to complete tasks
Meets with Planning Board, County Council, County agencies, and Civic Associations on various issues as needed
Make presentations, conducts research and provide reports to the Director, for the Semi-Annual Report, Ballfield Initiatives CIP Accomplishments
Conducts inspections, investigations accidents, fires, and crime scenes
Designs, develops and renovate facilities as needed
Ensures Recreation, Montgomery County Public Schools and Private User Groups are being met
Contribute to the formation of new policies, athletic field programs, and initiatives as need to improve delivery of the Department and user needs
Other duties as assigned
IMPLEMENTS AND ADMINISTERS DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET
Coordinates meetings with internal and external customers to ensure cost-effective transfer of all athletic field programs for Northern, Southern, Park Development, Park Planning Development, and Public Affairs & Community Partnerships divisions; Park Police for Community Use of Public Facilities in Montgomery County
Work collaboratively with user-groups and conducts needs assessments, and establishes initiatives and priorities for such groups as – Cricket, Ball Field Initiatives, CIP Review Selection Committee and Ball Field CIP projects
Develops and manages annual budget and establishes financial controls, expenditures; obtains and prepares bids and price quotes, prepares purchase orders, check requests within divisional guidelines, and monitors sub-contractor payments
Maintain records for inventory supplies and equipment
MANAGES AND SUPERVISES DEPARTMENTAL PERSONNEL
Supervises program staff, assigns work; counsel staff; trains and
Note:Except where asterisked, comprehensive knowledge would be required of all applicants before employment in this class; considerable knowledge required would depend on divisional assignment.
Skill in the operation of (1) auto; and (2) truck Ability to: (solve complex problems involving many variables; (2) analyze and evaluate data; (3) calculate fractions, decimals and percentages; (4) read technical reports and correspondence (5) use proper spelling, punctuation and grammar; (6) read technical reports and correspondence; write technical reports and correspondence; (7) make oral presentations to large groups; (8) organize work efficiently; (9) provide courteous service.* Developed primarily after employment in this class.
1. Bachelor's degree in park or public administration, park management, or natural sciences or related subject; and,
2. Five years progressively responsible experience in park or recreation administration/management, that includes three years of supervisory park administration experience that relates to park enterprise, interpretation and conservation, maintenance, and development operations.
3. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
4. Valid driver's license or the ability to acquire one.
Internal Number: 10993
About The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Created in 1927, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission embodies the vision of forward-looking community leaders who saw the need to plan for orderly development and protection of the natural resources in the two suburban counties bordering the District of Columbia. During the Commission's proud 80 plus years of existence, the population of the area it serves has increased to more than 1.6 million residents who inhabit a bi-county area of great economic, racial, ethnic and geographic diversity.The Commission's facilities, programs and responsibilities have constantly evolved and expanded to keep pace with the needs of this vibrant community. From assuming responsibility for the entire public recreation program in Prince George's County in the '70s, to building and strengthening ongoing regional business partnerships, the Commission has continued to plan, fund and deliver quality, innovative programs, facilities and services for over three-quarters of a century. M-NCPPC benefits the citizens of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties by Turning Visions Into Reality.