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201606 / Park Supervisor
St. Croix County, WI

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This position is responsible for the leadership, planning, coordinating and management of the Parks Division for the Community Development Department. This position provides hands on management and direction to the operations of the Division, under the direction of the Community Development Director. Departmental supervision is exercised over all personnel within the Division.
Examples of Duties

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be required and assigned.

•Directs the work of and manages the staff of the Division. Interviews and recommends new employees. Provides training and instructions and ongoing training needs. Assigns tasks, reviews work and prepares performance evaluations. Provides staff coaching/counseling. Recommends employee transfers, promotions, disciplinary action, and discharge.
•Oversees training of staff in safety policies and procedures for park equipment operation, personal protection equipment and monitors compliance.
•Organizes and directs the day-to-day park operations of the Division.
•Provides leadership and management to all assigned staff.
•Recommends annual division budget to the Director; forecast necessary funding for staff, equipment, material, and capital improvement plans. Monitors budget throughout the year.
•Implements policies and procedures for administering the Park Division.
•Oversees receipting of revenues and deposits by subordinate staff.
•Manages recreation events, promotional activities and resource protection and improvement.
•Administers and enforces all park rules, regulations and the County Park Ordinance, Chapter 30; assists in developing and revising ordinance.
•Inspects and schedules park vehicle and equipment maintenance including trucks, trailers, tractors and skid steers and various attachments, utility terrain vehicles (UTV), mowers, boats, canoes, chain saws, shop tools, power equipment, pesticide applicators, weed whips, blowers, etc. Performs maintenance activities when appropriate.
•Conducts bi-annual evaluation of park buildings, equipment and grounds maintenance; establishes maintenance work schedules and plans maintenance activities; administers maintenance contracts with vendors; directs permanent and seasonal staff maintenance work; coordinates and assists with facilities maintenance by the Facilities Department; and performs maintenance activities as needed.
•Oversees the operation and maintenance of (10) floodwater control dams including updating emergency evacuation plans, monthly monitoring and testing alarm devices, etc.
•Investigates and responds to complaints from the public on issues related to park operation and management and outdoor recreation and other related concerns; enforces or directs the concerns to proper departments or agencies.
•Presents education programs at the park to enhance outdoor recreation activities and provide educational opportunities to support conservation programming in Community Development.
•Participates in the development of and administers the County's Outdoor Recreation Plan and individual parkland development and management plans.
•Assists with planning and developing new parks, park improvements, redevelopment and changing park operations.
•Prepares and administers grant applications; oversees grant implementation; completes reports for County, State and Federal agencies.
•Reports as needed to the Director on operations and services.
•Works with Planning and Land Information and Land Use divisions, Corporation Counsel, Public Health and consultants in the area of park operation and development.
•Serves as liaison and County representative with County professional organizations, associations, and state and federal agencies including sports clubs and non-profit organizations.
•Other duties as assigned.

The physical and work environment characteristics described in this description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions or as otherwise required by law. Employees needing reasonable accommodation should discuss the request with the employee's supervisor.

•This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, frequently requires standing, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and reaching with hands and arms.
•Work has standard vision requirements.
•Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
•Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.
•Work requires observing general surroundings and activities.
•Work frequently requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles and exposure to vibration.
•Work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

•Work is primarily in an outdoor setting.

Expected Hiring Wage: $23.63-$26.73

Nothing in this job description limits management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Typical Qualifications

•Knowledge of the principles and methods of conservation, park planning and development.
•Knowledge of the principles and practices of park administration with special reference to personnel and budget administration.
•Knowledge of equipment maintenance and general construction practices.
•Ability to operate equipment including trucks, trailers, tractors and skid steers and various attachments, utility terrain vehicles (UTV), mowers, boats, canoes, chain saws, shop tools, power equipment, pesticide applicators, weed whips, blowers, etc.
•Ability to develop and execute park and recreation programs, activities and facilities.
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with and explain park operation and management to governmental officials, volunteers, community groups, associates and the public.
•Knowledge of management and supervisory practices & principles.
•Skill in analyzing complex administrative information and issues, defining problems and evaluating alternatives and recommending methods, procedures and techniques for resolution of issues.
•Ability to research and analyze detailed information and make appropriate recommendations.
•Ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate projects and programs.
•Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
•Ability to develop division goals and objectives.
•Ability to take control of situations, dictating subordinate activities in a responsible manner.
•Ability to instruct and train in methods and procedures.
•Ability to make employment recommendations.
•Ability to prepare performance evaluations and make recommendations regarding unsatisfactory employees.
•Ability to assign work, add or delete; plan work, establish priorities.
•Ability to approve time off.
•Ability to maintain staff personnel records.
•Ability to perform detailed work accurately and independently in compliance with stringent time limits with minimal direction and supervision.
•Ability to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.
•Knowledge of County policies, procedures and practices.
•Knowledge of local government organization and its departmental operating requirements.
•Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
•Ability to analyze and prepare organizational and functional reports from research data.
•General knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, equipment and office assistance techniques.
•Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office Suite.
•Knowledge of the County and department programs and policies.
•Knowledge of the use of a multi-line telephone system.
•Ability to read and understand basic County and State policies and procedure of limited scope and difficulty.
•Ability to work the allocated hours of the position.

•Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the staff, supervisor, and the public.
•Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and verbal form.
•Must be proficient in workplace English and spelling.
•Ability to read County policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; SDS sheets, safety manuals, maps, etc.

•Ability to calculate mathematical calculations.
•Ability to prepare, recommend and monitor an operating budget, including line item budgeting.

•Ability to understand and effectively carry out verbal and written instructions.
•Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; Federal, State, and local regulations.
•Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
•Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
•Ability to maintain discretion regarding business-related files, reports and conversations, within the provision of open records law and other applicable State and Federal Statutes and Regulations.
•Organizational and time management skills needed to meet deadlines.
•Must have ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
•Ability to maintain confidentiality.
•Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports.
•Ability to analyze facts and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.
•Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
•Ability to think quickly, maintains self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
•Ability to use good judgement and effectively solve problems.


•Bachelor's degree in park and recreation administration, landscape architecture, engineering, business administration or related field.
•Minimum of five (5) years' experience in management of park and recreation operations, and developing and planning park facilities.
•Three (3) years previous supervisory experience.
•Previous hands on experience with small equipment and hand tools required.

•Must have Incident Command System Training Completed within two (2) years from date of hire.

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