Travis County Parks is looking for an outstanding Park Supervisor I to join the Parks Department.
The mission of Travis County Parks is to provide places where people recreate outdoors for their health and wellbeing, where they relax, enjoy family and friends, and engage with their community, where regardless of their age and abilities they challenge themselves and play hard, and where they and generations to come enjoy the many wonderful natural and cultural resources of Travis County. The County’s park system has 9,666 acres of parkland and 26 parks open to the public.
The position supervises and oversees park operations and maintenance programs, management of staff, facility maintenance, sports field maintenance, visitor services, recreation and sports coordination, safety programs and resource protection/maintenance programs in a large Travis County park. It enforces park rules, assists visitors and resolves conflicts among visitors and staff. In addition, the position ensures the maintenance and repair of park facilities, including electrical, masonry, plumbing, carpentry, painting, welding, turf management, sports field maintenance, irrigation system.
You must ensure your application accurately reflects your skills and abilities as they relate to the position. Only periods of employment and experience detailed in the "Work Experience" section of the application will be considered in determining which applicants move forward in the selection process, as well as determining pay level for candidate(s) recommended for hire.
Travis County offers competitive benefits, career development opportunities as well as excellent retirement benefits.
Education and Experience:
Associate’s degree in Parks and Recreation, Business Administration, Turf Management, Agriculture, Forestry, Biology, Conservation, Geology, Wildlife Management, or other related Life Science discipline or a directly related field AND two (2) years of supervisory experience. Minimum of two (2) years of responsible supervisory experience in park operations and maintenance may be substituted for the college degree;
Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Valid Texas Driver’s License.
Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation, Business Administration, Turf Management, Agriculture, Forestry, Biology, Conservation, Geology, Wildlife Management or other related Life Science discipline.
Water Operator’s License.
System Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (ATCEMS).
Texas Pesticide and Herbicide Applicator’s License.
Hours 8 hour shifts including at least one weekend day.
Does schedule change periodically?
Holidays, Nights, Weekends:
Works some holidays, Works some nights, Works at least one weekend day
Background Verification Needed:
Criminal, Driving, Education, Employment
Position is Exempt and is not eligible for overtime pay.