Benefits include: Health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, holidays and sick leave, one paid personal day each year after six months of employment, and a pension plan through the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS).
ABOUT HANCOCK COUNTY/FINDLAY
Hancock County is located in northwestern Ohio. It has approximately 75,000 residents. Findlay is the county seat.
The Hancock Park System, City of Findlay's park system, village parks, Van Buren State Park, the Blanchard River, Findlay reservoirs, and the Blanchard River Greenway Trail serve the outdoor recreation interests of Hancock County residents. Hancock County is rural in nature with plenty of opportunities to escape, recreate, and enjoy life.
ABOUT HANCOCK PARK DISTRICT
On October 19, 1970, at the request of the Hancock County Commissioners and City of Findlay, the Hancock Park District was created to address the lack of outdoor recreation opportunities in Hancock County. Outdoor recreation areas were often too crowded and unable to support sufficient activities. Trends analysis during the early 1970s indicated a growing demand for public access to parks and recreation opportunities close to home, such as hiking, bicycling, and boating. Recreation habits and use patterns were changing.
Over the last 50 years, the Hancock Park System has grown to include parks, trails, recreation areas, nature preserves, memorial woods, and conservation areas that provide an impressive diversity of natural features, wildlife, and recreational amenities that facilitate the quest for an enriched quality of life. The Hancock Park System is defined in large part by its proximity to and relationship with the Blanchard River.
In 2014, the Board of Park Commissioners approved the Multi-use Trails Master Plan and the Strategic and Comprehensive Plan for Programs, Parks, and Recreational Facilities. The overarching goal of the Strategic and Comprehensive Plan was to replace, upgrade, and modernize an aging park system. In 2019, Hancock Park District personnel completed an agency self-assessment by meeting national standards across the broad spectrum of Hancock Park District operations, and developed and implemented comprehensive park maintenance standards.
ABOUT THE JOB
Under general supervision, the Park Operations Manager is responsible for managing the Park Operations Department, supervising the day-to-day activities of staff engaged in managing and maintaining parks, trails, and facilities, ensuring that parks, trails, and facilities are attractive, safe, and functional for park visitors, and performing various administrative tasks in support of park operations, such as staff meetings, budget development, inventory, purchasing, and performance evaluations.
The ideal candidate for the position of Park Operations Manager is one who has demonstrated the ability and/or has the skills and knowledge to evaluate all aspects of the Park Operations Department, maximize efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity, develop and maintain effective communication protocols, and implement park maintenance standards to ensure a well-maintained park system. The ideal candidate is capable of managing the department, leading and supervising employees, building professional relationships, and teaching and mentoring staff.
The Park Operations Manager position is vital to the success of the Hancock Park District. The Hancock Park District is looking for a dedicated and highly qualified park management professional who is interested in advancing the Park Operations Department to the next level and beyond, and creating and maintaining a culture of organizational excellence supported by a strong sense of empowerment, ownership, and pride.
Qualifications include graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Park Management, Natural Resources, Construction Management, or a closely related field and two years of relevant experience in the area of staff supervision, park management, natural area stewardship, construction, and hands-on maintenance of grounds, buildings, vehicles, and facilities. However, any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered. The Park Operations Manager is expected to be proficient with Microsoft Office software applications, have the ability to communicate in a clear and professional manner both orally and in writing, demonstrate high professional standards and a progressive park management mindset, and be willing to accept new challenges, technologies, and opportunities.
The position is classified as full-time, exempt. The salary is $56,576.00 ($27.20/hour). A complete job description, application, and application supplement are available online at www.hancockparks.com. Applications along with a cover letter, resume, and application supplement are required and must be mailed to or dropped off at Hancock Park District, 1424 East Main Cross Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840 (Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 419-423-5811 by Friday, October 9, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. The Hancock Park District is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.
About Hancock Park District
The Hancock Park District is the principal provider of outdoor recreation in Hancock County. In addition to the Hancock Park System, the Hancock Park District manages year-round programs and special events, Zonta Landing Boat Rentals, and the 52-mile Old Mill Stream Scenic Byway. Trails include the 3.87-mile Blanchard River Greenway Trail, 20.22-mile Heritage Trail, and the 37.6-mile Blanchard River Water Trail.