Leadership, Maintenance Facilities, Operations, Parks
2 Year Degree
The Resident Park Manager of Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde, FL lives on site of America’s Top Beach for 2009. Fort De Soto is the largest park within the Pinellas County Park System with 1,136 acres averaging 2.7 million visitors.
The Resident Park Manager provides oversight and direction to Fort De Soto’s Operations, including managing staff; allocating division resources and funds; and prioritizing Fort De Soto’s programs and goals. The position directs, evaluates, and administers Ft. Desoto’s programs and projects related to the park and campground. An employee in this position will live on site and provide supervision and management of natural and cultural resource protection, visitor services, maintenance activities, and facility operations. This employee will develop procedural recommendations regarding operation of the Park and the camp ground. This employee will assist department staff in the ongoing management of Shell Key Preserve through assignment of subordinate staff to inspect and review ongoing recreational activities and overnight camping occurring at the site. Expertise is required in planning and implementing complex projects, working with constituent groups and non-profits, collaborating with other agencies and County Departments, and representing the Department on working groups and committees.
EOE/AA/ADA/DFW/VP Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment by the state and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.
Experience – work experience in the management, protection or development of a park, public recreation, or historical area.
8 years of experience as described above.
An Associate’s degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field and 6 years of experience as described above.
Bachelor’s degree as described above and 4 years of experience as described above.
Master’s degree as described above and 2 years of experience as described above.
Doctorate degree and some experience as described above.
Possession and maintenance of a valid Florida Driver's License.
Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.
Ability to obtain and maintain a Florida Marine Turtle Permint, including reporting, and compliance annually.
The Ideal Candidate:
Has a proven background in park operations and maintenance activities and can coordinate and lead a division of dedicated park professionals.
Is community minded, enterprising, passionate and are committed to the mission to create community through people, parks and programs
Understands and implements best practices in budget administration, personnel management and the development of division work objectives and establishing priorities
Is a proven leader who enjoys working in a collaborative partnership with both internal and external stakeholders
Can foster a diverse work force, be supportive of staff and has a good sense of the morale and working environment
Exhibits the ability to effect and manage change through strong leadership and management skills while being a creative problem solver
Possesses a healthy sense of humor and an optimistic attitude
Possesses excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
Knowledge Skills and Abilities required for this vacancy:
Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of park/preserve management;
Knowledge of operational and maintenance requirements of typical park/preserve facilities and equipment;
Knowledge of safety procedures and effectively precautionary measures;
Knowledge of indigenous animal, fish and plant life;
Knowledge of techniques applicable to the development and public use of beach and bathing areas;
Knowledge of conservation practices;
Knowledge of natural resource practices and principles;
Knowledge of pesticide and herbicide regulations and policies;
Knowledge of natural resource management;
Knowledge of conservation management;
Knowledge of techniques applicable to the development of public use of beach and bathing areas;
Knowledge of budgets, spreadsheets and interpreting audits;
Skill in communications involving mass media, including newspapers, tv, and radio interviews and video presentations;
Skill in strong public relations;
Ability to effectively balance the protection of the park’s natural flora and fauna with the pressures of an ever-increasing visitor population;
Ability to meet the public effectively and give information regarding park/preserve regulations and facilities;
Ability to supervise the mechanical maintenance of equipment and general maintenance of buildings and gounds.
Ability to maintain and supervise the maintenance of operational records;
Ability to manage facilities according to established County/Department policies and procedures;
Ability to identify indigenous flora and fauna;
Ability to use range-finding, distance measuring, and site leveling devices;
Ability to manage the integrity of all assigned County real estate, leases and the special activity agreements;
Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate departmental activities;
Ability to prepare and present reports before groups and in public meetings;
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing;
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with management, staff, volunteers, community groups and the public contacted in the course of the work.
Ability to deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions.
Ability to supervise the mechanical maintenance of equipment and general maintenance of buildings and grounds and maintain appropriate records of such maintenance.
Ability to focus on multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to respond appropriately to changes in the work setting.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation package includes onsite living accommodation rent free for Single family home, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage
Internal Number: 3089
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