This position will report to the District’s Headquarters in West Palm Beach.
This experienced recreation project manager position participates in complex projects administered by the Land Stewardship Section and performs a variety of functions to ensure public use and recreation projects on District lands are properly managed and delivered. This position conducts a wide range of technical and project management activities requiring a comprehensive knowledge of recreation facility development and public recreation planning and administration principles and expertise acquired through a combination of past work experience and formal educational training.
S/he serves as senior project manager for complex public use and recreation planning activities, reviews project plans and provides recreational planning guidance for state and federal water resource projects, and serves in a lead role in designing and managing the development of recreation capital facility projects on District lands.
Duties include reviewing and making recommendations for public use policy and rule changes, preparing detailed public use planning documents, contract management, conducting and presenting at internal and external project meetings and workshops, participating in interagency working groups, adhering to changes in project scope and timelines, working in a collaborative manner to resolve potential project design conflicts in order to incorporate recreational features in project planning documents, and ensuring consistency between recreational programs and District policy and rules.
This position provides District-wide outdoor accessibility technical guidance for project design and construction, issues permit accommodations, and ensures recommendations are consistent with local and federal regulations and laws. Incumbent is responsible for managing recreation capital improvement projects including project design and engineering staff coordination and review, contract execution, procurement, permitting, and construction oversight. Provide project management support and decision making throughout the cycle of the project and assures construction deadlines and cost projections are met. Assists with the development of public use signage consistent with District policies and rules.
The incumbent shall possess strong organizational and written and oral communication skills and the ability to work productively in a group setting with co-workers and outside agencies. Assignments for developmental purposes may include some work that is typical of a higher-level project manager and planning level position.
Employment Guidelines Bachelor’s degree in project management, recreation planning or a related discipline and a relevant specialty license or a Master’s Degree in a related discipline and 6+ years of experience that demonstrates measurable career progression within the field of recreation capital development, outdoor planning, and project management.
Licenses Valid State of Florida Driver’s License.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment The work environment is a combination of office and field work, with regular exposure to a hot and humid environment in remote and heavy vegetative areas, with exposure to stinging/biting insects, snakes, and alligators. May be required to lift up to 40 lbs.
Emergency Management Role for this position is as a member of the Emergency Debris Operations Team.
Please refer to Job Reference: 2980BR for more information about the requirements for this position, and to submit an application.
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