About Our Job

These are professional, managerial positions which supervise and/or manage a division, units or program/sand assigned personnel. Responsibilities include operational oversight. strategic planning and budget preparation, direct supervision of employees, performance management, recruitment, interviewing, employee relations, employee development, productivity and efficiency, citizen and community relations communications, assigned projects or programs and development and implementation of policies and procedures. The focus of this position is on tactical or operational management with both long and short-range assignment s. Higher level management positions may become more involved in long term planning and major community projects with specific community groups or major financial implications. Reports to a Manager, Senior Manager or Director

Job Description:


  • Manages, directs, coaches, mentors, trains, evaluates, supervises staff and assists supervisors within the NAT Division.
  • Prepares, monitors and administers NAT budgets.
  • Coordinates with staff to ensure appropriate prioritization, coordination and scheduling while analyzing and assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of work performed both by staff and contractors.
  • Ensures proper implementation of PRNR Pricing Plan and partnership applications.
  • Ensures participation in and proper collection of data supporting timely completion of performance evaluations.
  • Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for park staff, volunteers, contractors, and other partners that operate in or work to build or maintain county managed parks and park amenities and lands. This includes a comprehensive and diverse program of park services, public information and engagement and marketing, recreation program activities, and technological advancements.
  • Manages proactive assessments of fraud awareness, prevention, detection and risk mitigation activities in area of responsibility; oversees financial, compliance, operational and performance audits; reviews audit findings and ensures appropriate controls are established and implemented; initiates disciplinary procedures as appropriate.

Facility/Park Management

  • Coordinates with staff to ensure that a broad range of nature-based programs, activities and outdoor recreation are provided.
  • Utilizes Maximo and the Quality Assurance Team Smartsheets for ensuring proper maintenance of parks, trails, and amenities within NAT.
  • Park management and oversight including regular reviews of assigned parks, trails and amenities to ensure a safe, clean and enjoyable experience for park patrons.
  • Provides for good stewardship of historical, cultural and archaeological resources by promoting awareness and contacts to staff.
  • Provides for good stewardship of protected species (flora and fauna) and habitats by providing staff with appropriate tools such as training and resources.
  • Oversees land and habitat management efforts at natural areas and trails including in-house and contractual management of nuisance vegetation, mechanical vegetation management and habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement.
  • Responds to complaints, investigate problems, and provide resolution to a wide range of issues or problems. Respond in a timely manner to public inquiries and requests for information or services.
  • Coordinate with public agencies regarding proposals for the use of public park lands and amenities for infrastructure improvements or maintenance, marketing and education, and other general government uses of park lands.


 About You

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in recreation, leisure services, education, one of the biological or natural sciences, or related field, and four (4) years of professional experience related to the position.
  • An Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university and six (6) years of job-related experience. 
  • Year-for-  year experience may substitute for the college degree. 
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience required.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced professional certification (e.g., National Recreation and Parks Association Certified Parks and Recreation Professional), Advanced prescribed fire and nuisance/invasive exotic plant/animal control and mitigation training/certifications.


About Everything Else

Pay: $63,627.20 – $87,880.00




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