IMPERIAL COUNTY

 

 

CLASS TITLE:  PARKS MANAGER

 

BASIC FUNCTION: 

 

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor within the Sheriff’s Department, plan, organize, coordinate and schedule activities of the Imperial County’s parks and recreation program; allocate personnel, equipment and resources to assure compliance with County ordinances, State and federal laws and regulations; supervise and inspect maintenance and repair of park facilities and landscaped areas; operate and supervise the operation of water purification plants involving a complete treatment process; monitor wastewater facilities under guidelines and regulations established by the Department of Health and Safety; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Train and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignments, termination and disciplinary actions; schedule and assign the work of subordinate employees; interview job applicants and make selection recommendations; review the work of lifeguards, student workers, community service workers, volunteers, jail trustees and prison inmates.

 

Drive to County park sites to oversee and evaluate work in progress; develop and implement new projects as directed.

 

Direct the maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment; monitor the spraying and application of chemicals to control and eradicate weeds and pests; spread crystals over the surface of lakes to kill weeds and algae.

 

Direct the maintenance of landscaped areas including cultivating, planting, pruning, mowing and the watering of plants, trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns and minor repair to irrigation systems and plugged drains, also supervise the maintenance of athletic fields and facilities; interact and coordinate with a variety of volunteer, organizations, special interest groups and community service organizations to accommodate a variety of recreational sports events.

 

Prepare a variety of records related to the fees collected, incidents and inventories; prepare and maintain records of campers and stored boats and trailers; maintain records of water and wastewater systems and of their operation; operate and supervise the operation of water and sewer systems; monitor chlorine and pH levels; perform the required testing of finished water and raw water samples; take samples of wastewater for testing as required.

 

Obtain grants for new construction and improvements of the County parks and facilities; secure military surplus including tools and equipment from appropriate government agencies; maintain records and time sensitive documents related to filing and freezing excess property within the required cycle.

 

Monitor park usage by the general public; collect fees for camping and maintain records including daily park use, permits sold, accident and incident reports and monies collected.

 

Assist the general public by answering questions and explaining park regulations and County ordinances including the consumption of alcoholic beverages, leash laws, boat registration and parking regulations; issue citations and warnings as required and authorized.

 

Respond to incoming correspondence; prepare and maintain records related to program activities; attend appropriate seminars for continuous training for water and wastewater treatment and pesticide and herbicide application.

 

Oversee the monitoring of fish caught to enforce daily limit laws and fishing license requirements; report violators to the Department of Fish and Game.

 

Monitor assigned systems to assure equipment is functioning properly; operate water and wastewater systems in accordance with safety and health regulations.

 

Operate a variety of office equipment, including a computer, typewriter, fax machine and two-way radios.

 

Operate a power boat to rescue boaters in danger and to enforce boat safety laws and regulations.

 

Cite park patrons for violations of park rules and regulations and County ordinances; remove violators from park and request law enforcement as needed.

 

OTHER DUTIES;

Perform related duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Principles and practices involved in maintaining and protecting parks and recreational

areas.

Public relations in a park environment.

Cultivating, fertilizing, watering and spraying of flowers, trees and shrubs.

Methods and materials used in controlling pests, insects and weeds.

Operation and maintenance of hand and power tools and equipment used in

groundskeeping.

Methods and procedures of park facility maintenance, construction, groundskeeping and

equipment maintenance.

Basic record-keeping techniques.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Laws, rules, regulations and ordinances related to State and County parks.

CPR, advanced first aid and health and safety regulations.

Techniques, tools, equipment and chemicals used in water treatment operations.

Health and safety rules in the operation of water and wastewater treatment plants and

handling of chemicals.

Chemical tests applicable to water treatment.

 

ABILITY TO:

Maintain park and recreational facilities in a safe, clean and orderly condition.

Enforce park rules, regulations and ordinances.

Mow, edge, water, weed, fertilize, rake and cultivate lawns, flower beds, athletic fields and

other landscaped areas.

Operate hand and power tools and other equipment used in grounds maintenance.

Apply specialized chemicals to control and eradicate weeds, insects and other pests.

Use common cleaning equipment and supplies safely and efficiently.

Observe and report safety hazards and need for maintenance and repair.

Interpret and read plans and flow schedules, and telemetering equipment.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative effective working relationships with others.

Maintain records and prepare reports.

Train, supervise and evaluate personnel.

Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Work independently with little direction.

Monitor work schedules to reflect additional duties and resp9onsibilities.

Coordinate appropriate activities and projects with other agencies.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Any combination equivalent to:  three years experience at the level of a Park Ranger and one year experience in water treatment plant operation involving monitoring and taking samples for testing of a wastewater system.

 

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

 

Valid P.C. 832 Certificate.

Valid CPR and advanced first aid certificate.

Valid California Class C driver's license.

Possession of a wastewater certificate.

Possession of a valid Grade 2 water treatment plant operator’s license.

Valid qualified applicator’s certificate.

Incumbent generally is on-call as needed either by voice pager, cellular or regular phone.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

ENVIRONMENT:

Outdoor environment.

Driving a vehicle to conduct work.

Seasonal heat and cold, and adverse weather conditions.

Remain on-call for emergency situations.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy objects.

Standing and walking for extended periods of time.

Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.

Seeing to perform parks maintenance activities.

Hearing and speaking to exchange information.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate assigned tools and equipment.

Climbing ladders.

Twisting/turning.

Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.

 

HAZARDS:

Chemicals from pesticides and herbicides.

Working at heights.

Working around and with machinery having moving parts.