The position is responsible for all aspects of parks, pathways, facility design, construction documents development, contractor procurement, project oversight and inspection, and project administration for both new development and major capital repair and replacement.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Prepares site and conceptual master plans for parks, recreation facilities, and other public sites and facilities within Teton County; prepares construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and bid documents for construction projects.
Manages construction projects and schedules to ensure that projects are built according to construction drawings, specifications, and bid documents.
Organizes bid documents and specifications for all new equipment and vehicles purchased through the Parks and Recreation Department’s capital projects; manages bidding process; issues addendums and prepares staff reports recommending approval of certain contract services or purchases as needed.
Completes various administrative tasks including but not limited to staff meetings, managing budgets, and reviewing and paying bills and invoices.
Arranges public meetings; presents plans for parks, pathways, and public facilities within Teton County while supporting public engagement.
Reviews development plans and provides feedback as requested by the Town of Jackson and/or Teton County planning staff.
Supports the relationship between Teton County staff and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
Phenomenal benefits package includes 3 weeks paid vacation the first year, medical, dental, and vision. Ski passes, 50% Start bus pass discount, sick time, 32 wellness hours annually, generous contribution to the Wyoming Retirement System and much more!
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Planning, or related field
Four years of experience in Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, or Urban Planning
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Teton County/ Jackson Parks and Recreation serves the community through recreational opportunities for all ages.
Teton County/Jackson is located in western Wyoming and is a gateway community to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest. Teton County is over 76,000 acres, of which 97% is federally owned. Tourism is the driving force of the local economy, and sales tax is the primary funding source for local government services. Approximately 65% of the sales tax base come from visitors.
Teton County has approximately 25,000 residents, of which 8,000 of those are in the town of Jackson. Jackson is the only incorporated town within Teton County. A significant number of the residents in Teton County are second homeowners. According to the 2012 Teton County/Jackson Comprehensive plan, the common values of community character are ecosystem stewardship; growth management; and quality of life.
Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department operates as a County agency under a Joint Powers Agreement between the town and county. Department Funding is split between the County at 55% and the Town at 45% based u...pon the 2020 Census on residential population distribution. The department also partners with the Teton County School district through a shared facility use agreement.
The department has (11) eleven developed parks comprising 60 acres and (4) four undeveloped parks comprising 89 acres; a 40,000 square foot recreation center with a gymnasium, multi-purpose/aerobics room, 8-lane lap pool, leisure pool, splash down pool/slide tower, therapy pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna; 65 miles of paved multimodal pathways; and management of approximately 1,000 acres of BLM Snake River Recreation parcels. Through the school district agreement, the department has management and maintenance responsibilities of 11 athletic fields comprising 18 acres.
In November of 2019 the voters of Teton County approved 22 million dollars in funding to expand the Recreation Center to include the addition of: 7,000 sf third gymnasium; 200 yd elevated walking/running track; 6,000 sf indoor climbing gym; 3,800 sf multi-purpose fitness studios; 3,800 sf cardio studios; 600 sf health consultation rooms, 1,000 sf drop-in daycare; 800 sf multi-purpose/birthday party room; 600 sf classroom; 800sf study lounge; 8,600 outdoor zero-depth splash pad; 1,000 sf outdoor bouldering; and 1,000 sf outdoor playground.