Park Superintendent V - Coastal Regional Administrator
Delaware State Parks
Location: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Internal Number: 051123-MGCG15-400300
Position Closes: 5/26/2023 11:59:00 PM
This position is responsible for overseeing day to day operations of multiple and diverse parks within the Coastal Region of Delaware State Parks - Cape Henlopen (CHSP), Delaware Seashore (DSSP) & Indian River Marina (IRM) through the supervision of the Park Superintendents. The position will manage all regional park operation areas, visitor services, resource development and protection, interpretive services, property management, collection and processing of park system revenue, concession, and maintenance. This position will act as a liaison between the operations at the park level and statewide leveraging resources from various areas such as marketing, cultural and natural resources, human resources, business affairs, and the planning and development office and develop capital improvement lists based off needs.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Interprets and applies park rules and regulations and works with Department law enforcement to ensure safety and security of park visitors.
Oversees revenue collection, recording and deposit.
Prepares grant requests and manages budget for special facilities.
Plans and coordinates maintenance, visitor programs and services and fiscal administration to ensure all areas and facilities are functioning according to established standards.
Develops and conducts interpretive/environmental education programs and recreational events.
Assists park visitors and the public by providing information, first aid/emergency care and attention to concerns that may occur within or proximate to the park boundaries.
Assigns projects, reviews progress and coordinates staff activities to ensure visitor safety and satisfaction and accomplishment of park objectives.
Develops and maintains effective working relationships with adjacent landowners, park volunteers, contractors, vendors, community groups, and park benefactors.
Ensures public safety through regular inspection of park facilities and grounds and review of park law enforcement activity.
Maintains and compiles fiscal and narrative records and reports.
May schedule, assign and review the work of full time and seasonal park staff.
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Four years’ experience in managing diverse activities in support of operational, project or program services.
Three years’ experience in contract management and control which includes ensuring compliance with terms of contracts; negotiating changes to existing contracts.
Two years’ experience in natural resources, park or recreation program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of natural resources, park or recreation programs and services; establishes program objectives; plans short and long range program goals; develops and implements program policies and procedures and ensures compliance and funding requirements. Provides advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
Six months experience in financial administration such as comprehensive analysis of programs, budgets, projects, services, alternatives, and costs; financial planning, revenue generation, revenue forecasting, expenditure forecasting, cash flow management and establishing internal control.
Six months experience in operations management which includes planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating operations typically through subordinate supervisors.
The Division of Parks and Recreation oversees more than 20,000 acres in 17 state parks, manages state nature preserves, and monitors conservation easements protecting more than 4,000 acres of land. The division preserves cultural and historic resources, from a Civil War-era fort to elegant estates and it provides a wide variety of recreational and educational opportunities for Delawareans and visitors. Delaware State Parks has won the Gold Medal Award from the AAPRA and NRPA as the best managed state park system in the country. This recognition makes Delaware the second state to win the award more than once. As of September 2022, Delaware State Parks achieved accreditation from the National Recreation and Park Association’s Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).
Find more information on state park programs and amenities at DEStateParks.com.